LAS VEGAS–The inaugural Gift + Home Show increased attendance by retail buyers of gift products over previous Las Vegas Markets, according to a statement from World Market Center Las Vegas. The show, which ran in tandem with Las Vegas Market in August, posted a 35 percent jump in gift buyers over the winter Las Vegas … More »
PHILADELPHIA–John Broughton has been named national utility program manager at Westinghouse Lighting. He will be responsible for administering and promoting utility incentive programs with Westinghouse Lighting’s customer base in retail, commercial and industrial channels. His previous work experience includes positions with D&R International, the Department of Energy and MaxLight.
COSTA MESA, Calif.–Anna’s Linens has appointed Steven Jackson as vice president of real estate and construction. Jackson will oversee the retailer’s store expansion along with assuming real-estate responsibilities when he assumes his new role on Sept. 20. He will report directly to Scott Gladstone, chief operating officer. Before joining Anna’s Linens, Jackson served as senior … More »
STERLING, Ill.–Wahl Clipper has formed partnerships with Nick Burns and Allan Peterkin, two experts on facial hair, to provide information on facial hair on its WAHLNation.com Web site. Burns, a journalist and grooming-trends expert, is joining forces with Steve Yde, Wahl’s product expert, and barber and stylist Ben Phillips on a blog that discusses trends … More »
WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Volker Lixfeld has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Groupe SEB North America. He will also serve as president and chief executive officer of All-Clad and continue his role as a member of the Groupe SEB S.A. Management Committee. Lixfeld succeeds Marc Navarre, the former president of the North American division … More »
NEW YORK–Welspun USA has reached an agreement with designer and television personality Thom Filicia to produce a collection of bedding and bath textiles. The collection includes top-of-the-bed ensembles and bath coordinates, and will be formally introduced during next week’s New York Home Fashions Market. The line is scheduled to reach retailers during the first quarter … More »
LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Borghese, the global cosmetic, skincare, fragrance and spa company, has reached licensing agreements with Veratex and Spa Cre8tions. According to a statement from IMC Licensing, Borghese’s licensing agency, the Veratex agreement covers fashion bedding, basic and decorative towels, shower curtains, bathroom accessories, accent bathroom rugs and decorative pillows. This line will be targeted at … More »
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–Sleep Innovations has added to its executive ranks in key sectors of its operations. The basic-bedding manufacturer has named Mark Wooters executive vice president of sales, in charge of all of the company’s retail sales. In addition, Michael Loomis has joined the firm as vice president of business/product development, overseeing all product … More »