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Accent on Design, Handmade Welcome Newcomers to Winter NYIGF

Accent on Design, Handmade Welcome Newcomers to Winter NYIGF

NEW YORK–A wide range of product categories, materials and design inspiration will be presented by newcomers to the winter 2011 edition of Accent on Design at the New York International Gift Fair, which takes place Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here. Accent on Design, one of 10More »

Strong November Sales Launch Holiday Season for U.S. Chains

Strong November Sales Launch Holiday Season for U.S. Chains

NEW YORK–Major U.S. retail chains enjoyed a prosperous beginning to the holiday season, reporting same-store sales increases for November. The surprising leaders among the chains tracked by HFN were J.C. Penney with a 9.2 percent increase in same-store sales, and Dillard’s with an 8 percent pickup. Both chains had tended to be among the weakerMore »

Pier 1’s Comp-Store Sales Rise 10.2 Percent in Q3

Pier 1’s Comp-Store Sales Rise 10.2 Percent in Q3

FORT WORTH, Texas–Same-store sales for Pier 1 Imports grew 10.2 percent in the third quarter, according to a preliminary report on its quarterly results from the specialty retailer. The comparable-store increase occurred on top of a 13.7 percent same-store gain in the third quarter of last year. Total sales for the quarter reached $354 million,More »

Belk Posts $4.2 Million Net Loss in Third Quarter

Belk Posts $4.2 Million Net Loss in Third Quarter

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Department-store retailer Belk reported a net loss of $4.2 million in its fiscal third quarter ending on Oct. 30, as opposed to net income of $400,000 for the third quarter of last year. In a statement on the results, Tim Belk, chairman and chief executive officer, attributed the red bottom line to increased costsMore »

Henri Bendel Holiday Displays Incorporate Crystorama Chandeliers; One Facebook Fan Will Win One

Henri Bendel Holiday Displays Incorporate Crystorama Chandeliers; One Facebook Fan Will Win One

WESTBURY, N.Y.–Crystorama chandeliers are part of Henri Bendel’s The Nutcracker-themed display at its Fifth Avenue store in New York this holiday season.  Made with Swarovski Spectra crystals, the 10 chandeliers are incorporated in both the window and atrium displays of the legendary retailer. Referencing Act 1 of The Nutcracker, the window display reflects a theaterMore »

Pride Family Brands Expands Showroom

Pride Family Brands Expands Showroom

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–Pride Family Brands has expanded the display showroom located at its headquarters here. The showroom, which will be completed next month, will have undergone a complete renovation as the display area doubled to more than 10,000 square feet. “The previous showroom provided a limited viewing of select products,” said Jamie Lowsky, chief executiveMore »