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Gordmans Registers $2.5 Million Loss in Third Quarter

Gordmans Registers $2.5 Million Loss in Third Quarter

OMAHA, Neb.—Midwest retailer Gordmans Stores reported a net loss of $2.5 million in the third quarter ending on Oct. 30, compared to net income of $3.9 million in last year’s third quarter.   The quarterly loss included non-recurring charges of $10.7 million, without which net income would have risen 9.3 percent. Net sales increased 11More »

Stewart Named VP of Sales and Marketing at Hearthware Home

Stewart Named VP of Sales and Marketing at Hearthware Home

GURNEE, Ill.—Hearthware Home Products has promoted John Stewart to vice president of sales and marketing. Stewart has assumed responsibility over the management of the company’s sales force, product development, packaging and promotion of the company’s product line. He reports to Gene H. Kim, the company’s vice president, and has succeeded Mike Rawdon, who left theMore »

Turf, Rubin to be Honored by Housewares Charity Foundation

Turf, Rubin to be Honored by Housewares Charity Foundation

ROSEMONT, Ill.—Barbara Turf, president and chief executive officer of Crate and Barrel, and Gerald Rubin, chairman, president and CEO of Helen of Troy, will be honored by the Housewares Charity Foundation during the International Home + Housewares Show next March. Turf will receive the Lifetime Humanitarian Award and Rubin will be recognized as Humanitarian ofMore »

G. Fried Winner of Oriental Weavers’ Options Rug Gallery Contest

G. Fried Winner of Oriental Weavers’ Options Rug Gallery Contest

WESTBURY, N.Y.—G. Fried has won Oriental Weavers’ Options Rug Gallery Contest with its displays highlighting Oriental Weavers’ Options reversible area-rug line. Yesterday, Mike Riley, Oriental Weavers’ president, presented owner Wendy Fried with an iPad for winning the contest. Oriental Weavers conceived the contest idea as a way to encourage its exclusive dealers of the lineMore »

Williams-Sonoma’s Lester Remembered

Williams-Sonoma’s Lester Remembered

The retail and housewares industries were saddened last month by the passing of Howard Lester, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Williams-Sonoma. Lester, one of the signature figures in U.S. retailing for more than three decades, died after a long battle with cancer. He was 75. “Our industry has suffered a great loss,”More »

Trade Show Preview: It’s Showtime!

Trade Show Preview: It’s Showtime!

TextilesAs it does every year, Heimtextil begins the first-half trade-show season for the home textiles industry, and is scheduled for Jan. 12-15. Messe Frankfurt, owner and manager of the venerable show, has planned several “conceptual changes,” according to the company, to the home-textiles section. Olaf Schmidt, vice president of textile fairs for Messe Frankfurt, saidMore »

Duncan Named Chairman of AHFA; Bassett Vaughan Receives Award

Duncan Named Chairman of AHFA;  Bassett Vaughan Receives Award

Bob Duncan, chief executive officer of American Leather, was elected 2011 chairman of the American Home Furnishings Alliance during the organization’s Annual Meeting last month. Jeff Cook, president of Broyhill Furniture, has moved to first vice chairman. Wyatt Bassett, president/CEO of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture, was elected second vice chairman. John Bray, CEO of Vanguard Furniture, hasMore »

HFN 2010 Awards of Excellence | Furniture | December

HFN 2010 Awards of Excellence | Furniture | December

Upholstery: Natuzzi ItalyMetaphora is a striking contemporary sectional with variations in both fabric and leather.The sectional version (shown in leather) emphasizes versatility, as it can be used as a sofa with a chaise at the open end. The extra-wide plaform at the end can function as extra storage for books and magazines. The headrests areMore »