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Karen Ritter, Meyda Tiffany Lighting Representative, Dies

Karen Ritter, Meyda Tiffany Lighting Representative, Dies

YORKVILLE, N.Y.–Veteran sales representative Karen Ritter of Lewes, Del., passed away last month. She was 49. Ritter had worked as the northeast regional sales manager for Meyda Tiffany Lighting since the mid-1980s, and managed Meyda’s fleet of mobile showrooms with her husband Bob for the past 15 years. “The entire Meyda Tiffany Lighting family wouldMore »

WAC Lighting Opens Sales Offices in China

WAC Lighting Opens Sales Offices in China

NEW YORK–As part of its continuing strategy to expand its sales and marketing efforts in Asia, WAC Lighting has opened three new sales offices throughout China, with plans to open one more within the next two months. The new Chinese offices are in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Cheng Du, to cover the north, south and westernMore »

Nourison to Expand New York Showroom

Nourison to Expand New York Showroom

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.–Nourison Industries has signed a lease at 295 Fifth Avenue, New York, for its newest showroom scheduled to open in March 2011. The three-level space, including ground floor with Fifth Avenue frontage, is over 10,000 square feet, and will showcase the company’s Home Accent and Area Rug programs for national accounts. “The success andMore »

Whirlpool Begins 100th Anniversary Celebration

Whirlpool Begins 100th Anniversary Celebration

BENTON HARBOR, Mich.–Whirlpool is kicking off the year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary today with several events. The company will conduct the ground-breaking ceremony for its new, one-million-square-foot manufacturing facility to make premium cooking products in Cleveland, Tenn. Also, today is the ground-breaking ceremony for a new campus in Whirlpool’s headquarters here. Later today, WhirlpoolMore »

iHome Launches Intuitive Website for Consumers

iHome Launches Intuitive Website for Consumers

RAHWAY, N.J.–iHome, the division of SDI Technologies that markets iPhone/iPod/iPad speaker products, has introduced a new consumer-directed website at iHomeaudio.com. The reconfigured site provides users with an intuitive interface, enhanced communication tools and an expanded product learning center. Among the improvements on the site are Discover, a newly designed section with product information; enhanced navigationMore »

Better Sleep Council to Debut Web Video Series

Better Sleep Council to Debut Web Video Series

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–The Better Sleep Council will premier a seven-episode web video series on sleep quality in December. Titled “Suite 7,” the series will focus on the relationship between the mattress and overall quality of sleep. Each episode will be set in the same hotel room, with a new couple checking into the room each weekMore »

Macy’s Reverses Loss, Posts $10 Million Profit in Q3

Macy’s Reverses Loss, Posts $10 Million Profit in Q3

CINCINNATI–Macy’s reported net income of $10 million for the third quarter ending Oct. 30, 2010, turning around a $35 million loss from the third quarter of last year. The department-store retailer managed to go from red to black largely because of the absence this year of costs for division consolidation—which in the third quarter ofMore »

AmericasMart Names Gay Sr. V.P. of Marketing

AmericasMart Names Gay Sr. V.P. of Marketing

ATLANTA —Mike Gay has been named senior vice president of marketing at AmericasMart Atlanta, succeeding Mike Turnbull, who has been named senior vice president of strategic relations for AMC, Inc., and its AmericasMart and LIGHTFAIR International entities. Gay will strengthen the AmericasMart brand and its 19 annual markets, which attract retailers from every U.S. stateMore »