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WithIt Holds Raffle for Luxury Getaway

WithIt Holds Raffle for Luxury Getaway

GREENSBORO, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network in the home and furnishings industries, is holding a raffle for a luxury getaway for two to the Monterey Peninsula in California. With a value of $14,000, the prize includes first class airfare within the U.S. where available, four nights at Pebble Beach Lodge with an ocean viewMore »

Free NYC Architecture and Design Event This Weekend

Free NYC Architecture and Design Event This Weekend

NEW YORK–One of America’s largest architecture and design events, OpenHouseNewYork will open the doors throughout the five boroughs this Saturday and Sunday, allowing people to visit hundreds of sites for free. From the recently completed Jerome Robbins Theater for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s nonprofit performing arts group to Louis Armstrong’s house in Corona, Queens, the weekend willMore »

Ross Reports Sales Increase in Sept.

Ross Reports Sales Increase in Sept.

PLEASANTON, Calif.–Ross Stores, Inc., reported sales for the five weeks ended Oct. 2, 2010, increased 6 percent to $666 million from $629 million for the five weeks ended Oct. 3, 2009.  Same store sales for the month rose 2 percent on top of an 8 percent gain in the prior year. For the eight months endedMore »

Paul Heifetz Dies at 83

Paul Heifetz Dies at 83

WESTON, Conn.–Paul Heifetz, a long-time executive with Raymor-Moreddi, has died. He was 83. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Heifetz starting his home furnishings career working for his stepfather at The Heifetz Lamp Company in New York in the early 1950s. He then joined Raymor-Moreddi as vice president of sales atMore »

Forty One Madison Courts Interior Designers

Forty One Madison Courts Interior Designers

NEW YORK–Permanent showroom building Forty One Madison has launched a series of initiatives aimed at interior designers and other decorating professionals. “So many of the tableware brands represented here at Forty One Madison are of the caliber that interest interior designers, whether they’re specifying for a residence, a yacht, a restaurant, hotel or resort,” saidMore »

Neiman Marcus Unveils Christmas Book

Neiman Marcus Unveils Christmas Book

DALLAS–Neiman Marcus has released the 84th edition of its celebrated Christmas Book, which offers customers such whimsical, once-in-a-lifetime gifts as a private party created by renowned event planner Colin Cowie and a pool installation by glass artist Dale Chihuly. In addition, this year marks the 50th anniversary of His and Hers fantasy gifts. The ChristmasMore »

Zullo Named V.P. of Merchandising at Sixtrees

Zullo Named V.P. of Merchandising at Sixtrees

CARTERET, N.J.-High-end home decor company Sixtrees Limited has appointed Elissa Zullo to the newly created post of vice president, merchandising. Reporting to Steve Rosen, co-founder and chief executive officer, she will oversee merchandising and design. She has been with the company for seven years working in key account sales. Previously, Zullo was a retail chainMore »

Hadley Pottery Introduces E-Commerce Option

Hadley Pottery Introduces E-Commerce Option

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Hadley Pottery, maker of hand-crafted stoneware for 70 years, is now offering customers the opportunity to make purchases online at hadleypottery.com.  The new e-commerce capability was added in response to customers who wanted to expand their M.A. Hadley Pottery collections even if they didn’t have a traditional retailer in their area, according to theMore »