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IFDA and Jamie Drake to Present “Rising Stars of Interior Design”

IFDA and Jamie Drake to Present “Rising Stars of Interior Design”

NEW YORK—The New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will team up with designer Jamie Blake to present the fourth annual “Rising Stars of Interior Design.” Drake’s choices for this year’s event are interior designers Nina Freundenberger, Ryan Korban and Kevin Isbell. In addition, design students Jae-Young Dokogo of the Fashion InstituteMore »

Net Income Flat for Kohl’s in Third Quarter

Net Income Flat for Kohl’s in Third Quarter

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–Kohl’s registered net income of $194 million for the third quarter ending Oct. 30, one-half of 1 percent above the retailer’s net for last year’s third quarter. The company’s flat bottom-line performance occurred largely because of an 8.4 percent bump up in selling, general and administrative expenses—which also finished the quarter at 26.4More »

Karen Ritter, Meyda Tiffany Lighting Representative, Dies

Karen Ritter, Meyda Tiffany Lighting Representative, Dies

YORKVILLE, N.Y.–Veteran sales representative Karen Ritter of Lewes, Del., passed away last month. She was 49. Ritter had worked as the northeast regional sales manager for Meyda Tiffany Lighting since the mid-1980s, and managed Meyda’s fleet of mobile showrooms with her husband Bob for the past 15 years. “The entire Meyda Tiffany Lighting family wouldMore »

WAC Lighting Opens Sales Offices in China

WAC Lighting Opens Sales Offices in China

NEW YORK–As part of its continuing strategy to expand its sales and marketing efforts in Asia, WAC Lighting has opened three new sales offices throughout China, with plans to open one more within the next two months. The new Chinese offices are in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Cheng Du, to cover the north, south and westernMore »

Nourison to Expand New York Showroom

Nourison to Expand New York Showroom

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.–Nourison Industries has signed a lease at 295 Fifth Avenue, New York, for its newest showroom scheduled to open in March 2011. The three-level space, including ground floor with Fifth Avenue frontage, is over 10,000 square feet, and will showcase the company’s Home Accent and Area Rug programs for national accounts. “The success andMore »

Whirlpool Begins 100th Anniversary Celebration

Whirlpool Begins 100th Anniversary Celebration

BENTON HARBOR, Mich.–Whirlpool is kicking off the year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary today with several events. The company will conduct the ground-breaking ceremony for its new, one-million-square-foot manufacturing facility to make premium cooking products in Cleveland, Tenn. Also, today is the ground-breaking ceremony for a new campus in Whirlpool’s headquarters here. Later today, WhirlpoolMore »

iHome Launches Intuitive Website for Consumers

iHome Launches Intuitive Website for Consumers

RAHWAY, N.J.–iHome, the division of SDI Technologies that markets iPhone/iPod/iPad speaker products, has introduced a new consumer-directed website at iHomeaudio.com. The reconfigured site provides users with an intuitive interface, enhanced communication tools and an expanded product learning center. Among the improvements on the site are Discover, a newly designed section with product information; enhanced navigationMore »

Better Sleep Council to Debut Web Video Series

Better Sleep Council to Debut Web Video Series

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–The Better Sleep Council will premier a seven-episode web video series on sleep quality in December. Titled “Suite 7,” the series will focus on the relationship between the mattress and overall quality of sleep. Each episode will be set in the same hotel room, with a new couple checking into the room each weekMore »