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Aid to Artisans to Hold Annual Awards Gala

Aid to Artisans to Hold Annual Awards Gala

NEW YORK–Aid to Artisans will hold its annual awards gala and silent auction next month, and this year’s award recipients include designer Donna Karan for her humanitarian work with the Urban Zen Foundation, and Joyce and Maya Romanoff for the significant achievements in design and craft by their company, Maya Romanoff. In addition, the artisanMore »

Belk Launches New Corporate Identity

Belk Launches New Corporate Identity

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–With a new tagline “Modern. Southern. Style.” along with a new corporate logo and color palette, Belk looks to update its corporate identity to better reflect its restated mission statement, “to satisfy the modern Southern lifestyle like no one else, so that our customers get the fashion they desire and the value they deserve.”More »

Loloi Rugs Expands High Point Showroom

DALLAS–Loloi will unveil its larger showroom at High Point later this month, in a renovated space roughly three times bigger than its previous one. Located in the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) in #D-320, the showroom will include the company’s signature vignettes as well as a full bar and hospitality area where attendees can enjoyMore »

Feiss Returns with Authenticity

Feiss Returns with Authenticity

LARCHMONT, N.Y.–After a three-year hiatus, Murray Feiss and his sons-in-law Ron Hersh and Robert Greene will re-enter the wholesale lighting market with the launch of Authenticity Lighting. Feiss will serve as chairman, while Hersh and Greene will share the title of president of the new company, which will launch at the Dallas International Lighting MarketMore »

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 »