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Lauder Founds Lifestyle Brand, Licenses with Lenox

Lauder Founds Lifestyle Brand, Licenses with Lenox

NEW YORK–Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of beauty-products icon Estée Lauder, has created Aerin LLC, a lifestyle brand, and has reached a license agreement with Lenox for a line of home products. Along with home, the Aerin brand will encompass accessories, jewelry, eyewear and beauty products, and will be targeted at department stores and specialty stores throughoutMore »

Hilty to Retire from 7 W New York

Hilty to Retire from 7 W New York

NEW YORK–Su Hilty, vice president of marketing for 7 W New York, will retire in June. Hilty joined the showroom building in 2004, after serving as vice president of marketing for the 225 Fifth Ave. showroom building. A statement from MMPI, 7 W New York’s owner, credited her with for playing a crucial role inMore »

Yankee Candle Promotes Norris, Margala Klein

Yankee Candle Promotes Norris, Margala Klein

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass.-The Yankee Candle Company has promoted Deborah Norris to vice president and general merchandise manager for merchandise planning and allocation. In addition, Hope Margala Klein, senior vice president of brand, design and innovation, will assume responsibility for the gift and accessory development teams. Norris reports to Steve Farley, president of retail, and isMore »

Blog: Lighting, Rugs and Accessories Abound at High Point

Blog: Lighting, Rugs and Accessories Abound at High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C.–With the start of High Point Market this past weekend, manufacturers launched a number of new licenses and other programs to retailers. The Dick Idol collection launched at Crestview in lighting, wall decor, accessories and accent pieces. Before, these categories were split among manufacturers but now “we get to merchandise the category together,”More »

MVP Group Acquires Midwest-CBK

MVP Group Acquires Midwest-CBK

CHARLESTON, S.C.–Candle and home fragrance maker MVP Group International has agreed to acquire Midwest-CBK, a leading supplier of gifts, candles and home décor, from Blyth, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The closing is expected before May 31, 2011. The sale enables Greenwich, Conn.-based Blyth to focus on its direct-to-consumer channels with its brands, which includeMore »

April High Point Market Opens Today

April High Point Market Opens Today

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The High Point Market opens today, with the newest wave of furniture, lighting, rugs and home decor products unveiled to the industry. New collections include Lexington Home Brands’ Henry Link Trading Co., a brand that has global influences and uses such materials as specialty veneers, marble, penn shell, embossed leather, aged metal, bamboo,More »

High Point Showroom Buildings Sold; Transition Staff Named

High Point Showroom Buildings Sold; Transition Staff Named

HIGH POINT, N.C.–As HFN reported yesterday, an entity called the High Point Acquisition Company has purchased the the showroom buildings Market Square Complex, Hamilton Market, 300 S. Main Street, Furniture Plaza, Plaza Suites, and the National Furniture Mart from MMPI properties for $139.5 million. These buildings and tradeshow spaces encompass 2.1 million square feet andMore »

High Point Showroom Buildings Sold for $139.5 Million

High Point Showroom Buildings Sold for $139.5 Million

HIGH POINT, N.C.–An entity called the High Point Acquisition Company has purchased the the showroom buildings Market Square Complex, Hamilton Market, 300 S. Main Street, Furniture Plaza, Plaza Suites, and the National Furniture Mart from MMPI properties for $139.5 million. These buildings and tradeshow spaces encompass 2.1 million square feet and represent some of theMore »