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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 »

Waterford Crystal Opens Factory, Visitor Center in Ireland

Waterford Crystal  Opens Factory,  Visitor Center in Ireland

Waterford Crystal recently celebrated the official opening of the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford, Ireland. The new facility comprises a manufacturing facility, visitor center and retail outlet and is the result of an agreement between WWRD Holdings Limited, which owns and operates the Waterford Crystal, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton brands, and Waterford City Council.More »

High Point’s Wonderful Wall Decor

High Point’s Wonderful Wall Decor

By Andrea Lillo Changes are afoot within wall decor, as some manufacturers at High Point will break into the category for the first time to complement their product lines. Other companies will debut new showrooms or recently acquired companies. Paragon is set to show the market its new line—and acquisition, Kinder-Harris, the high-end wall art,More »

Teen Furniture Gets Personal at ABC Kids Expo

Teen Furniture Gets Personal at ABC Kids Expo

By Jessica Goldbogen Harlan Furniture manufacturers heading to the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas this month will showcase pieces that grow with the child and that allow their young owners to express their personality. “Teens today have grown accustomed to selection and configurability,” said Ward O’Quinn, product manager for Young America. “They use andMore »