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Westinghouse Lighting Plans to Move Corporate Headquarters

Westinghouse Lighting Plans to Move Corporate Headquarters

PHILADELPHIA–As part of its multi-phase corporate reorganization, Westinghouse Lighting is searching for a new corporate headquarters here. Having been in Philadelphia in several locations over its 64-year history, the company has been at its current 230,000-square-foot location for the last 22 years, but now wants a facility that will operate more efficiently, the company said.

HFPA Young Professionals to Conduct Showroom Crawl During Market

HFPA Young Professionals to Conduct Showroom Crawl During Market

NEW YORK–The Home Fashion Products Association’s Young Professionals have scheduled a showroom “crawl” for Sept. 17, the Friday of the New York Home Fashions Market. According to an HFPA statement, the crawl will serve to introduce students to the home furnishings business. Industry experts will be in each showroom to explain the scope of theirMore »

Retailers Sign Up for National Home Furnishings Month

Retailers Sign Up for National Home Furnishings Month

LAS VEGAS–A number of retailers throughout the country have said they will participate in the National Home Furnishings Month campaign, according to a statement from the World Market Center, the campaign’s sponsor. Eight thousand retail stores have signed up to take advantage of the store locator on the campaign’s Web site, homeyet.com, the statement said.More »

Sergent Named Marketing Director of Washington Design Center

Sergent Named Marketing Director of Washington Design Center

CHICAGO–MMPI has appointed Jennifer Sergent director of marketing for the Washington Design Center. Sergent oversees the center’s overall marketing activities in her new role, and reports to John Brennan, executive vice president of MMPI’s design centers. She succeeds Mitchell Ammons Walters. Before joining Washington Design Center, Sergent was senior editor of Washington Spaces magazine. SheMore »

Fraley Joins SnapRetail as CTO

Fraley Joins SnapRetail as CTO

PITTSBURGH–Andy Fraley has been named to the newly created position of chief technology officer at SnapRetail. Fraley has assumed responsibility over the company’s software-development team, along with setting the technology vision for SnapRetail’s software products. He reports directly to Ted Teele, the company’s chief executive officer. Before joining SnapRetail, Fraley was chief technology officer ofMore »

My Favorite Contest Launched at The Conran Shop

My Favorite Contest Launched at The Conran Shop

NEW YORK–The Conran Shop has launched the My Favorite contest, inviting consumers to tell the retailer which of its hundreds of home accessories, furniture, lighting and personal accessories is their favorite, and get the chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree. By visiting the retailer’s Web site or Facebook page, consumers can submit a photo andMore »

My Favorite Contest Launched at The Conran Shop

My Favorite Contest Launched at The Conran Shop

NEW YORK–The Conran Shop has launched the My Favorite contest, inviting consumers to tell the retailer which of its hundreds of home accessories, furniture, lighting and personal accessories is their favorite, and get the chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree. By visiting the retailer’s Web site or Facebook page, consumers can submit a photo andMore »

Consumer Confidence Edges Up

Consumer Confidence Edges Up

NEW YORK—After two straight months of declines, the consumer confidence index did a small reversal in August. The index, as provided by The Conference Board, picked up 2.5 points to finish last month at 53.5. Lynn Franco, director of the board’s Consumer Research Center, attributed the gain to “an improvement in consumers’ short-term outlook. ExpectationsMore »