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Furnitureland South Manager Wins Biltmore Gift Basket

Furnitureland South Manager Wins Biltmore Gift Basket

N. CHARLESTON, S.C.–As part of the launch celebration for its new licensed collections with Biltmore, the largest privately owned residence in the U.S., casual indoor and outdoor furniture manufacturer Whitecraft presented a Biltmore products gift basket to Shelby Sari of Furnitureland South. The custom gift basket contained an array of Biltmore-licensed items including wine fromMore »

Gift + Home Schedules Winter Market Seminars

Gift + Home Schedules Winter Market Seminars

LAS VEGAS–Gift + Home at Las Vegas Market has scheduled the following seminars for the January trade show. On Monday, Jan. 24:•“First Look,” presenting an overview of new products at the market, by Monica Pedersen, co-host of HGTV’s “Dream Home Giveaway 2011,” and Julie Smith Vincenti, founder and president of Nine Muses Media, at 10More »

Fox Run Acquires Outset

Fox Run Acquires Outset

IVYLAND, Penn.–Housewares company Fox Run has agreed to acquire Outset, a grilling and entertaining accessories company, for an undisclosed amount. “This is a great opportunity for Fox Run to add a few key components to our brand strategy — products we do not offer today, powerful high profile brands, and two people in Jeff NorlingMore »

Artland Promotes Riegel

Artland Promotes Riegel

DAYTON, N.J.–Marguerite “Maggie” Riegel has been promoted to vice president of product and design at Artland.  This is a newly created position in which Riegel reports to William Flaherty, executive vice president. “In her eight years at Artland, Ms. Riegel has been responsible for all product and design, which is the driving force in aMore »

Ebner, May Named Regional Sales Directors for Mattress Firm

Ebner, May Named Regional Sales Directors for Mattress Firm

HOUSTON–Mattress Firm has promoted Scott Ebner and Tim May to the newly created positions of regional sales directors. Ebner has assumed this role for the Midwest region, including St. Louis, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. May’s territorial responsibility is the Atlantic region, overseeing the North Carolina communities of Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte, andMore »

Toray International America Launches Website for Ultrasuede

Toray International America Launches Website for Ultrasuede

NEW YORK–Toray International America, makers of the Ultrasuede brand of products for upholstery and other applications, launched its website with B2B support features for the brand’s diverse customer base, including upholstery manufacturers and interior designers. Among the site’s new features is the Ultrasuede B2B Center, where memo swatches may now be ordered to streamline theMore »

Williams-Sonoma Net Rises Nearly 400 Percent in Q3

Williams-Sonoma Net Rises Nearly 400 Percent in Q3

SAN FRANCISCO–Healthy gains in both revenues and gross margin helped Williams-Sonoma to a 398.6 percent increase in net income for the third quarter, to $36.5 million. Net revenues in the quarter, which ended on Oct. 31, rose 12 percent to $815.5 million, reflecting double-digit sales gains in same-store sales at the company’s Pottery Barn, PotteryMore »

NRF Estimates 138 Million Black Friday Weekend Shoppers

NRF Estimates 138 Million Black Friday Weekend Shoppers

WASHINGTON–The National Retail Federation has projected that 138 million consumers will shop the nation’s retailers during the upcoming Black Friday weekend. If the number of shoppers reaches that level, which was derived from a survey conducted for NRF by BIGResearch, it will represent a 3 percent increase over the 134 million consumers who hit theMore »