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Nambé Expands Presence in New Mexico

Nambé Expands Presence in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M.–Nambé has purchased the Nambé and More store in Pojoaque, N.M. Opened in 2001, the independent Nambé and More store had been offering Nambé collections, in conjunction with other brands. With the recent change in proprietorship, the store will shift to offer Nambé designs exclusively. Nambé will continue to operate the Nambé andMore »

Meyer’s Anolon Breaks New Fall Campaign; Incorporates Digital Media

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VALLEJO, Calif.–Meyer’s latest ad campaign for Anolon incorporates not only the traditional food-centric magazines/e-zines, but also includes digital versions and lifestyle publications that target a higher number of men. Rolling out this fall, the campaign features a young, sophisticated-looking man in his 20s searing a duck breast with the Anolon Nouvelle Copper, a collection introducedMore »

LIMA to Present Webinar on License Evaluation

LIMA to Present Webinar on License Evaluation

NEW YORK–The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association will offer “Should I Take This License or Not?”, a Webinar on the decision to take or not take on a license. The Webinar is scheduled for Nov. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Rick Mallow, founder of Making Connections, and Will Thompson, vice president of licensing atMore »

Annie Selke Debuts Pine Cone Hill Online Outlet

Annie Selke Debuts Pine Cone Hill Online Outlet

PITTSFIELD, Mass.–The Annie Selke Cos. has launched pineconehilloutlet.com, a new Web site that brings Pine Cone Hill outlet merchandise to a national audience for the first time, according to a company statement. The site offers Pine Cone Hill bedding and sleepwear at discounted prices to all 50 states. It marks the company’s third Web siteMore »

Sears Wish Book Goes Mobile

Sears Wish Book Goes Mobile

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–Sears has enhanced its popular Wish Book with new social shopping capabilities, allowing customers to see hot-trending products, get feedback on potential purchases and share lists with their friends and family. Customers can choose to shop the traditional Wish Book catalog, online at Sears.com/wishbook or via their smartphone devices, iPad or through Facebook.More »

Sam’s Club Debuts Smart-Phone App

Sam’s Club Debuts Smart-Phone App

BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Sam’s Club has launched a new smart-phone application for shoppers, which can be downloaded from iPhone, Android and BlackBerry app markets. Called Sam’s Club App, the new feature provides access to product information, club member reviews of products and eValues, which are customized discounts automatically loaded on the membership cards of Sam’s Club members.More »

Azevedo Tabbed as EVP of Merchandising for Mattress Giant

Azevedo Tabbed as EVP of Merchandising for Mattress Giant

ADDISON, Texas—Specialty retailer Mattress Giant has named Dominick Azevedo executive vice president of merchandising. In his new role, Azevedo is responsible for identifying new merchandising initiatives through existing and prospective manufacturing partners, as well as enhancing current initiatives such as store product offerings, sleep-accessory offerings, Mattress Giant’s Web site and more. He reports to MichaelMore »

Crown Crafts Net Jumps 51 Percent in Q2

Crown Crafts Net Jumps 51 Percent in Q2

GONZALES, La.—Second-quarter net income for Crown Crafts totaled $1.2 million, up 51 percent from the second quarter of last year. The company accomplished this on a gain in net sales of 9.2 percent to $23.7 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010. Details on selling, general and administrative expenses were missing from Crown Crafts’More »