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Capel Rugs Teams With Designer Kevin O’Brien

Capel Rugs Teams With Designer Kevin O’Brien

TROY, N.C.–Fabric designer Kevin O’Brien has teamed up with Capel Rugs for an original line of area rugs, which will be unveiled next month at High Point Market, Oct. 16 to 21. “It’s hard to describe how excited we are about working with Kevin,” said Cameron Capel, director of national accounts, Capel Rugs. “When weMore »

Messe Frankfurt Releases Heimtextil Trend Book

Messe Frankfurt Releases Heimtextil Trend Book

FRANKFURT, Germany–Messe Frankfurt, owner and manager of Heimtextil, have issued the Heimtextil Trend Book, presenting textiles design trends for 2011 and 2012. The book is based on the 2011/2012 Heimtextil Trend Reconnect, a show on interior decorating themes and trends developed by Caroline Till and Kate Franklin of The Future Laboratory, a Great Britain-based styleMore »

Leggett & Platt Debuts Virgin Mattress Contest and Social-Media Campaign

Leggett & Platt Debuts Virgin Mattress Contest and Social-Media Campaign

CARTHAGE, Mo.–Leggett & Platt has launched The Virgin Mattress Contest and a social-media campaign revolving around the introduction of its VertiCoil Edge innerspring. Through Oct. 11, visitors to the company’s The Virgin Mattress YouTube channel can compete to win a new mattress made with VertiCoil Edge innersprings. The contest is part of a social-media WebisodeMore »

MMPI: Merchandise Mart Not Up for Sale

MMPI: Merchandise Mart Not Up for Sale

CHICAGO–Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., is calling a story in Crain’s Chicago Business this week that it was up for sale “erroneous” and says MMPI is not being shopped to perspective buyers. “Allusions and rumors regarding MMPI being offered for sale are erroneous and unhelpful,” the company, a division of Vornado Reality Trust, said in aMore »

Lavazza to Purchase Stake in Green Mountain

Lavazza to Purchase Stake in Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.–Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. have formed an agreement in which Lavazza will purchase a stake in Green Mountain. The two companies are also working on a further agreement through which they will develop single-serve espresso machines. Under the terms of the purchase deal, Lavazza will buy $250 million of newlyMore »

American Textile Expands Operations, Boosts Executive Ranks

American Textile Expands Operations, Boosts Executive Ranks

PITTSBURGH–American Textile Co. is opening a new office in Davidson, N.C., and has named new executives to its product development and marketing teams. The new office will serve as the base for the company’s product-development and marketing operations. In the product-development area, American Textile has named Jane Fischer vice president of product development, a newlyMore »

Retail Container Traffic to Rise 16 Percent in September

Retail Container Traffic to Rise 16 Percent in September

WASHINGTON–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 16 percent this month, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. The push will come from the need for stores to stock up on holiday merchandise, according to Jonathan Gold, NRF’s viceMore »