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Bodum USA Adds Sales Rep Groups to Support U.S. Market

Bodum USA Adds Sales Rep Groups to Support U.S. Market

NEW YORK–Bodum USA has added four sales representative groups to serve the Western U.S. territories. Bulkley & Associates, with Don Bulkley as principal, will be handling accounts in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. San Francisco-based K & A Enterprises will oversee accounts in California, while Marketing Directions, based in Scottsdale, will take on Arizona, Colorado,More »

Gift + Home Show Boosts Gift-Buyer Attendance

Gift + Home Show Boosts Gift-Buyer Attendance

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 VegasMore »

Westinghouse Lighting Appoints National Utility Program Manager

Westinghouse Lighting Appoints National Utility Program Manager

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.

Jackson Named Real-Estate V.P. of Anna’s Linens

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 seniorMore »

Wahl Partners With Experts for Information on Facial Hair

Wahl Partners With Experts for Information on Facial Hair

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 trendsMore »

Lixfeld to Head Groupe SEB North America, All-Clad

Lixfeld to Head Groupe SEB North America, All-Clad

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 divisionMore »

Welspun Partners With Filicia on Bed, Bath Collections

Welspun Partners With Filicia on Bed, Bath Collections

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 quarterMore »

Borghese Licenses With Veratex, Spa Cre8tions

Borghese Licenses With Veratex, Spa Cre8tions

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 atMore »