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Accent on Design Jury Accepts More than 30 Companies to Exhibit

Accent on Design Jury Accepts More than 30 Companies to Exhibit

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The jury for the Accent on Design division of the New York International Gift Fair has accepted more than 30 additional companies to exhibit in the section at this summer’s Gift Fair. This grouping will bring the total number of exhibitors in Accent on Design to nearly 200, according to GLM, owner andMore »

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

ATLANTA–The Icon Honors national call for entries is now open. Created exclusively by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with GHTA and HFN, Icon Honors is the first international program fully embracing the gift and home categories in an independent recognition of exemplary achievement across the industry for product manufacturing, product sales representative businesses and retailing. SubmissionsMore »

2010 State of the Industry Report Released

2010 State of the Industry Report Released

NEW YORK–HFN’s 2010 State of the Industry Report—the only all-encompassing statistical source on home furnishings data—has been released and is now available for free online at our Web site, hfnmag.com. The 2010 report is presented online by the New York International Gift Fair. The report, also included in the April print edition of HFN, featuresMore »

Sales Up for Big Lots in First Quarter

Sales Up for Big Lots in First Quarter

COLUMBUS, Ohio–First-quarter net sales at Big Lots rose 8.1 percent to $1.2 billion. The increase included a gain in comparable-store sales of 6 percent. In a company statement, Steve Fishman, chairman and chief executive officer, said furniture and home were the leading categories in Big Lots’ sales surge, each of which posted double-digit gains inMore »

Emma Gardner to Launch Line for Retail Consumers

Emma Gardner to Launch Line for Retail Consumers

LITCHFIELD, Conn.–High-end rug company emma gardner design will target a broader audience with the launch of its new emma at home line at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair next week. With a more youthful and fun style than its existing line, emma at home will consist of throws produced by the company and rugs manufacturedMore »

Sharper Image Promotes de Bellegarde

Sharper Image Promotes de Bellegarde

NEW YORK–Federico de Bellegarde has been promoted to senior vice president of licensing at The Sharper Image. Previously vice president of licensing, de Bellegarde continues to oversee the company’s licensing efforts in this newly created position. He reports directly to Joey Gabbay, the company’s president and chief executive officer of Bluestar Alliance, one of SharperMore »

KitchenAid Offers Kitchen Products in Cook for the Cure Effort

KitchenAid Offers Kitchen Products in Cook for the Cure Effort

BENTON HARBOR, Mich.–As part of its ongoing Cook for the Cure initiative, KitchenAid is offering a selection of pink kitchen products to generate donations for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global breast-cancer initiative. The products include pink silicone spatulas, mixing bowls and 5-quart Stand Mixers, available in all pink or white with aMore »

Simmons Hosts Sweepstakes and Free Sheet Giveaway

Simmons Hosts Sweepstakes and Free Sheet Giveaway

ATLANTA–Simmons has launched the Beautyrest Anniversary Challenge and will give free sheets to consumers who purchase a new Simmons mattress beginning on May 15. The sweepstakes, which got under way yesterday, is a Web-based trivia contest in which participants can win a Beautyrest Anniversary mattress. In the sheet giveaway, consumers who buy a new SimmonsMore »