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Cain Joins Lexington as Senior V.P. of Operations

Cain Joins Lexington as Senior V.P. of Operations

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Industry veteran Kelly Cain has been named senior vice president of operations for Lexington Home Brands. In his new role, Cain will assume responsibility for all aspects of domestic and international casegoods operations, including global sourcing, supply chain management, logistics, and the company’s distribution complex in Lexington, N.C. Cain was most recently withMore »

Gourmet Housewares Show Sets 2011 Dates

Gourmet Housewares Show Sets 2011 Dates

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–GLM has announced that The Gourmet Housewares Show will be held each August alongside the New York International Gift Fair at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, beginning in August 2011. The Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14-Thursday, Aug. 18. The show will showcase some 150More »

Replacements Moves Forward with Expansion Project

Replacements Moves Forward with Expansion Project

GREENSBORO, N.C.–Replacements Ltd. plans to expand its main facility by 200,000 square feet, which almost doubles its current size of 225,000 square feet. The facility houses its corporate headquarters, retail store, museum and main warehouse. Initially the expansion, which will be the most significant capital investment in Replacements’ history at an estimated $7 million, wasMore »

Hige Named President of IBC

Hige Named President of IBC

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–Dan Hige has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of International Bedding. Hige succeeds Tony Smith, who left the company in August to become Simmons’ president of U.S. sales and Simmons Canada. He has assumed charge over International Bedding’s sales and operations, and reports to Jeff Maillet, chief executive officer. AnMore »

Mariaux to Speak on Maison & Objet Trends

Mariaux to Speak on Maison & Objet Trends

NEW YORK–International licensing agent Hermine Mariaux will present “Maison & Objet Market Review 2011” on Oct. 26 at an event sponsored by the New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association. Mariaux, who has developed and marketed home-furnishings collections including Springs Global’s Court of Versailles line, will speak on the product, fabric andMore »

Dollar Tree Inks Deal for Canadian Chain

Dollar Tree Inks Deal for Canadian Chain

CHESAPEAKE, Va.—Dollar Tree has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of Dollar Giant Store, an off-price-store chain based in Vancouver, B.C. The deal marks Dollar Tree’s first expansion outside of the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, Dollar Tree would acquire 85 Dollar Giant stores along with substantially all of the assets,More »

Helen of Troy Sets Bottom-Line Record in Q2

Helen of Troy Sets Bottom-Line Record in Q2

EL PASO, Texas—Helen of Troy posted a new record in second-quarter net income at $23.5 million, 47.5 percent ahead of last year’s second quarter. The personal-care appliance giant achieved the mark on net sales of $174.8 million for the quarter ended Aug. 31, 2010, 7.8 percent greater than last year and also a record. TheMore »