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HFPA Moves Market Dates for September 2011

HFPA Moves Market Dates for September 2011

NEW YORK–The Home Fashion Products Association has opted to change the dates for the New York Home Fashions Market in September of next year so that it does not conflict with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. The market will take place from Sept. 19-23, 2011. According to a statement from the HFPA boardMore »

Nielsen Projects Flat Holiday Sales This Year

Nielsen Projects Flat Holiday Sales This Year

NEW YORK–U.S. retail sales during the coming holiday season should total $89 billion, about the same as it did last year, according to a prediction by The Nielsen Co. James Russo, Nielsen’s vice president of global consumer insights, said holiday sales would probably change very little from 2009 in spite of the fact that moreMore »

NY Gift Fair to Offer Exhibitor Training Sessions

NY Gift Fair to Offer Exhibitor Training Sessions

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.– Beginning this month, GLM will hold seminars for exhibitors at the New York International Gift Fair to prepare them for the winter Gift Fair in February. The series, which will include four Webinars and one onsite session, will address strategies for success at the show, including preshow marketing, maximizing onsite sales opportunities,More »

Survival-Planning Seminar Set for High Point Market

Survival-Planning Seminar Set for High Point Market

JAMISON, Pa.–Profit Management Promotions will hold a seminar during the upcoming High Point Market on survival planning for furniture retailers. The session will take place on Oct. 20 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Retailer Resource Center of the National Home Furnishings Association, in the Plaza Suites building. Themed “Is Your Business Ready for theMore »

Rossdeutscher Named Chairman of SSA Green Initiative

Rossdeutscher Named Chairman of SSA Green Initiative

FRIANT, Calif.–Ralph Rossdeutscher has become chairman of the Green Initiative Board of the Specialty Sleep Association. Rossdeutscher, founder and owner of mattress manufacturer Natura World, will lead the board’s program to develop a materials-content label guide and a new Level III seal that focuses on more stringent environmental standards for mattresses. Dale Read, SSA’s president,More »

Philips Sonicare Partners with Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Philips Sonicare Partners with Susan G. Komen for the Cure

STAMFORD, Conn.–Philips Sonicare has formed an alliance with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. The power-toothbrush brand will donate $100,000 to the organization and will release a commemorative Sonicare toothbrush with a pink power button; pink has become the official color for the Komen organization. TheMore »

WAC Lighting Receives AIA Accreditation for LED/OLED Training Sessions

WAC Lighting Receives AIA Accreditation for LED/OLED Training Sessions

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–WAC Lighting has received accreditation from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for its LED/Organic LED training sessions, which already are accredited by the American Lighting Association. “The AIA’s accreditation for our LED/Organic LED training sessions will encourage architects to learn more about the important role of LED and OLED lighting in today’sMore »

Holley to Succeed Schoewe as Walmart CFO

Holley to Succeed Schoewe as Walmart CFO

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–Charles Holley, currently executive vice president of finance and treasurer of Walmart, will succeed Tom Schoewe as the retailer’s chief financial officer on Nov. 30. Holley, who joined Walmart in 1994, has served the mass merchant in a variety of executive posts in the financial and international segments. As executive vice president of financeMore »