YORK, Pa.-The Bon-Ton Stores ended its fiscal year on Feb. 1 with a net loss for the year of $3.6 million, compared to its prior fiscal-year loss of $21.6 million. The retailer has also announced that President and CEO Brendan Hoffman will leave his post when his employment agreement ends on Feb. 7, 2015. Hoffman … More »
WATERBURY, Vt.-Recognizing the importance of the Keurig brand to its business, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) has changed its corporate name to Keurig Green Mountain. The company’s shareholders approved the new name at last week’s annual shareholders meeting. Brian Kelley, president and CEO, said, “Our new name better reflects who we are as a company … More »
ATLANTA-Trade-show manager Urban Expositions has created new roles and responsibilities for a number of its executives and gift-show team members. Donna Guess, vice president/sales management, has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of operations. In her new post, Guess is responsible for event operations at all Urban Expositions trade shows. She … More »
HOUSTON-Mattress Firm executives Ken Murphy, Sam Woods and Kindel Elam have been promoted to new roles at the specialty mattress retailer. Murphy, who had been executive vice president of sales and operations, has been appointed to the previously vacant position of chief operating officer. Murphy now oversees sales and operations, marketing, merchandising, information technology, business … More »
SPOKANE, Wash.–Zak Designs has finalized plans to open a new showroom in New York on the third floor of showroom building Forty One Madison. “Because we are so focused on global trends in tabletop, serveware, and kitchen prep products, it’s always been important for us to have a strong showroom presence in New York,” said … More »
ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) is launching a regional event program to provide members and retailers across the country with local networking and educational opportunities. While the association offers seminars and opportunities for interaction at its market Retailer Resource Centers and Home Furnishings Networking Conference throughout the year, these regional events will … More »
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ANDERSON, S.C.–Orian Rugs has named Ken Breithaupt regional vice president of sales for the Gallery division. Reporting to Don Newton, senior vice president, Breithaupt will be relocating to Anderson. He will cover the eastern region of the U.S. Breithaupt was previously with Shaw Living’s rug division for more than 20 years. “Ken is a well-known … More »