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NPD Group: Home Improvement Shows Signs of Recovery

NPD Group: Home Improvement Shows Signs of Recovery

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.—The NPD Group said home improvement market categories saw an overall dollar increase of four percent in the12 months ending in June, compared to the same time last year. Warehouse home centers were up two percent and hardware stores were up 21 percent in sales in the last 12 months. Home improvement categoriesMore »

The Garden Accessories Courtyard Returns to the Casual Furniture Market

The Garden Accessories Courtyard Returns to the Casual Furniture Market

CHICAGO—The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market will once again present the Garden Accessories Courtyard, a 10,000-square-foot area that will be home to exhibitors showcasing outdoor accessories. This dedicated exhibitor area will be located on the Northwest side of the 8th Floor Market Suites during Market. The Garden Accessories Courtyard is home to exhibitor boothsMore »

Scutaro to Assume New Responsibilities at Murray Feiss

Scutaro to Assume New Responsibilities at Murray Feiss

BRONX, N.Y.—Maria Scutaro has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, sales and marketing for Murray Feiss Lighting. Scutaro will retain her product development and merchandising duties and all associates currently reporting to her will continue to do so. In addition, all sales department executives, Gary Biarsky, Steve Joffre, Christy Mutino andMore »

Rosle Collapsible Colanders Garner Reddot Award

Rosle Collapsible Colanders Garner Reddot Award

ESSEN, Germany—Rosle’s Collapsible Colanders were recently awarded a reddot design award 2010 here. The colanders  combine the strength and stability of stainless steel with the non-stick, flexible properties of silicone. The 8-inch and 10-inch diameter colanders are manufactured with metal frames that include handles and bases that allow cooks to safely carry the colanders fromMore »

Kardashian Home to Launch

Kardashian Home to Launch

LOS ANGELES—The Kardashian sisters, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, are collaborating with designer Bruno Schiavi on a brand launch to include apparel, home and accessories. Items are expected to be in stores in 2011. “We are excited to work with Bruno Schiavi in developing our first brand together,” said the Kardashians in a statement. “His expertMore »

Bush to Make Kathy Ireland Office Furniture

Bush to Make Kathy Ireland Office Furniture

LAS VEGAS—Bush Furniture announced yesterday at the Las Vegas Market that it has teamed with Kathy Ireland for ready-to-assemble office furniture. Bush and Kathy Ireland Worldwide will develop lines of office products including entertainment, organization, storage and home furnishings. The designs will be marketed as Kathy Ireland Office by Bush Furniture, and Kathy Ireland HomeMore »

Simmons Gains Patent for Transflexion Technology

Simmons Gains Patent for Transflexion Technology

ATLANTA—Simmons has secured a patent for Transflexion Comfort Technology, which the company describes as a foam “break in” process designed to ensure that a mattress feels the same at home as it does on the retail floor. A company statement said the technology can help reduce the number of mattress returns to retailers. The TransflexionMore »

Chef’sChoice Trizor Knife Sharpener Named “Best” in Hammacher Schlemmer

Chef’sChoice Trizor Knife Sharpener Named “Best” in Hammacher Schlemmer

AVONDALE, Pa.­—Chef’sChoice Trizor XV Sharpener EdgeSelect Model 15 earned a “ Best” rating in the 2010 electric knife sharpener category from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute. Analysts cited the Chef’sChoice M15 ground edges that sliced through a tomato’s firm skin and chopped spaghetti squash on the first pass. Lesser sharpening models that were tested produced edgesMore »