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Jarden Net Climbs 9.4 Percent in Q3

Jarden Net Climbs 9.4 Percent in Q3

RYE, N.Y.—Third-quarter net income for Jarden Corp. totaled $80.6 million, 9.4 percent ahead of the bottom line in last year’s third quarter. The company accomplished this on a gain in net sales of 18.5 percent, to $1.6 billion. Martin Franklin, Jarden’s chairman and chief executive officer, said the sales pickup was led by a “solidMore »

Brookstone Loss Rises in Third Quarter

Brookstone Loss Rises in Third Quarter

MERRIMACK, N.H.—Brookstone registered a third-quarter net loss of $20.3 million, compared to a $19 million net loss in the third quarter of last year. The retailer’s redder bottom line emerged in spite of a net sales increase of 6.6 percent to $72.7 million, which included a gain of 6.2 percent in same store sales. Selling,More »

Profit, Sales Jump for Iconix in Q3

Profit, Sales Jump for Iconix in Q3

NEW YORK—Net income for Iconix Brand Group rose 32 percent to $29.8 million, fueled by a net sales increase of 63 percent to $96.9 million. Neil Cole, chairman and chief executive officer, said Iconix has risen as a global consumer-products licensing powerhouse, now with 27 brands representing $12 billion in annual global retail sales inMore »

ART Conference 2011 to be held in San Diego

ART Conference 2011 to be held in San Diego

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The 2011 ART Conference, co-produced by the Accessories Resource Team and the Home Furnishings Independents Association, will take place at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, Calif., from May 12 to 15. The tagline will be “Living •  Learning  •  Laughing  • Lasting,” and will combine networking, retail workshops, creative sessions and funMore »

Surtex to Begin Exhibitor Webinars

Surtex to Begin Exhibitor Webinars

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—“Getting Started in Art Licensing,” presented by licensing expert Tara Reed, will begin a series of webinars about the Surtex trade show on Nov. 3, 2010 at 12 Noon. Surtex exhibitors can register for this webinar and other show-related web sessions at surtex.com. The webinar schedule also includes “Operations Basics: Logistics for aMore »

Furniture Row Inks Charitable Deal with NFL’s Tebow

Furniture Row Inks Charitable Deal with NFL’s Tebow

DENVER—Furniture Row Cos. has signed an agreement with Tim Tebow, quarterback with the NFL Denver Broncos and a Heisman Trophy winner, in a campaign to support orphanage services in this area. Under the terms of the agreement, Tebow will work with Denver Mattress, one of the retailers under the Furniture Row corporate umbrella, in theMore »

Ethan Allen Goes from Loss to Gain

Ethan Allen Goes from Loss to Gain

DANBURY, Conn.–Ethan Allen Interiors posted net income of $3.8 million in the third quarter, reversing a $13.6 million net loss from the third quarter of 2009. The furniture retailer/manufacturer reaped the benefit of a 21 percent pickup in third-quarter sales, which totaled $164.8 million and which included a 17.3 percent sales increase in its retailMore »

7 W New York Reports ‘Robust’ Fall Market

7 W New York Reports ‘Robust’ Fall Market

NEW YORK–The tabletop market held at 7 W New York earlier this month was an overall success, according to Merchandise Mart Properties Inc., who owns the permanent showroom building. “Characterized by productive appointments, strong optimism and a diverse group of buyers, 7 W showrooms took advantage of synergistic opportunities outside their usual targets and reportedMore »