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Historic Tabletop Brands Rediscover Macef

Historic Tabletop Brands Rediscover Macef

MILAN, Italy–Many historic “Made in Italy” brands are returning to the Italian trade show Macef in January, including Sia, Richard Ginori and Bialetti, while several other tabletop companies, including Alessi, Villeroy & Boch, Ballarini and Barazzoni, have renewed their commitment to the show, organizers said. “Macef is experiencing a particularly positive moment,” said Marco Serioli,More »

High Point Market Authority, High Point University Partner

High Point Market Authority, High Point University Partner

HIGH POINT, N.C.–High Point University and The High Point Market Authority have teamed for a new program that will help connect students and home furnishings companies. The partnership, which will match students with companies that are looking for help during the High Point Market, will also match students with semester-long internships throughout the calendar year.More »

Consumer Confidence Gains in November

Consumer Confidence Gains in November

NEW YORK—U.S. shoppers have entered the holiday season somewhat more upbeat, according to the latest consumer confidence index from The Conference Board. The index picked up 4.2 points from October to November, to 54.1. Both of its key component indexes, present situation and expectations, also rose. Expectations provided most of the fuel by rising 6.7More »

Kohl’s Promotes Brennan, Worthington, Eskenasi and McDonald

Kohl’s Promotes Brennan, Worthington, Eskenasi and McDonald

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.—Four key executives at Kohl’s have been promoted to new posts. Don Brennan, senior executive vice president, has been named chief merchandising officer, responsible for all of the retailer’s merchandising divisions, merchandising planning and allocation, and e-commerce. Brennan has also assumed oversight over product development. John Worthington, senior executive vice president, has becomeMore »

Jennifer Convertibles Loss Grows in Fourth Quarter

Jennifer Convertibles Loss Grows in Fourth Quarter

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Jennifer Convertibles, which has been under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since July, reported a net loss for its final fiscal quarter of the year of $6.3 million, compared to a fourth-quarter net loss of $5.3 million in its prior fiscal year. Net sales for the quarter, which ended on Aug. 28, rose nearly 12More »

Cohenour Leaves Hooker Furniture

Hooker Furniture

MARTINSVILLE, Va.—Bruce Cohenour has resigned as president of Hooker Furniture Casegoods, effective today. Cohenour joined the company in 2007 as senior vice president of national accounts after a 12-year career as a sales representative. In 2009, he was promoted to executive vice president of marketing, and became president of the casegoods unit earlier this year.More »

World Rug Gallery Becomes First-Time Exhibitor at AmericasMart

World Rug Gallery Becomes First-Time Exhibitor at AmericasMart

ATLANTA — Come January, World Rug Gallery will exhibit at AmericasMart for the first time at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 13 – 16. Offering machine-made rugs, the company will show in a 1,600 square-foot showroom in Building 1 in space 3-C-3, and will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the show. “We lookMore »

Midwest-CBK Appoints Trends Director

Midwest-CBK Appoints Trends Director

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK has named Kelly Corcoran design trend manager, a newly created position. Corcoran, who reports to Beth Lorentz, Midwest-CBK’s vice president of product development, will partner with the company’s in-studio design team and product managers on product design innovation and collection concept development for holiday, gift, home decor and outdoor living lines. CorcoranMore »