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Lundgren to Lead Panel at NRF Convention

Lundgren to Lead Panel at NRF Convention

WASHINGTON—Terry Lundgren, Macy’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, will moderate a session on the future of U.S. retailing at the National Retail Federation’s annual convention in New York City in January. Titled “The Future is BIG, the Future is NOW,” the session will include Ben Fischman, CEO of Retail Convergence; Mindy Grossman, CEO ofMore »

7 W New York Names Kreider Marketing Manager

7 W New York Names Kreider Marketing Manager

NEW YORK—Jessica Kreider has been appointed marketing manager of the 7 W New York showroom building. In this position, Kreider provides support for all of the building’s events and shows, and will assist in driving its comprehensive marketing initiatives. She reports to Su Hilty, vice president of marketing, and has succeeded Toni Toreno, who wasMore »

Welspun India: Raw Material Costs Hurt Profits

Welspun India: Raw Material Costs Hurt Profits

MUMBAI, India—Welspun India, the parent company of Welspun USA, said its fiscal second-quarter operating profit fell about 7 percent to approximately $22.2 million, after the currency conversion. Profitability fell in spite of a 24 percent gain in sales for the quarter, which totaled approximately $123.4 million after the conversion. In a statement announcing the quarterlyMore »

Gift Fair to Offer Full Slate of Seminars

Gift Fair to Offer Full Slate of Seminars

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The New York International Gift Fair, the next edition of which will take place in late January and early February, will offer almost 30 educational sessions presented by members of the gift and home furnishings industry. The sessions will address home and color trends, sustainability, marketing, retail strategies and other issues. Representatives ofMore »

Tempur-Pedic Campaigns to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Tempur-Pedic Campaigns to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Tempur-Pedic has rolled out the Tempur-Pedic Hugs Back campaign, an effort to raise money to advance research in pancreatic cancer. November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Tempur-Pedic will donate $10 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for every consumer who tests a Tempur-Pedic mattress at a participating authorized retailer this month. Also, theMore »

Donna Sets Her Table

Donna Sets Her Table

By Warren Shoulberg Mention the name Donna Karan and you think of the iconic little black dress, her Zen-via-Queens approach to design and life and maybe even her line of home textiles that echo her signature fashion looks. Now you can add tabletop and giftware to that list. This month, Lenox will introduce its lineMore »