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Hollander Tabs Torres as Vice President of Merchandising

Hollander Tabs Torres as Vice President of Merchandising

BOCA RATON, Fla.–Hector Torres has been named vice president of merchandising at Hollander Home Fashions. In this newly created position, Torres is responsible for merchandising activities concentrating on the company’s department-store and specialty-store businesses. He reports to Beth Mack, chief merchandising officer. Mack said Torres’ appointment is part of Hollander’s long-term growth strategy, which includesMore »

Toreno Named Director Tradeshow Sales at 7 W New York

Toreno Named Director Tradeshow Sales at 7 W New York

NEW YORK–7 W New York announced that Toni Toreno has been appointed as the building’s new director of trade show sales. In this role, Toreno will be responsible for all trade show activity on the 11th floor of the building.  This includes 7 W-produced events like the upcoming NYC Baby & Kids Fair, as wellMore »

Tervis to Debut Disney Items

Tervis to Debut Disney Items

NORTH VENICE, Fla.–Mickey Mouse and friends are making their Tervis Tumbler debut this summer. Tervis will introduce beverageware featuring Mickey Mouse, his gal Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald and Daisy Duck by the end of this month. The company said it will introduce new characters including designs from Disney Princesses, Disney Fairies and Disney Pixar’s CarsMore »

Free Webinar: How to Color the Recovery

Free Webinar: How to Color the Recovery

NEW YORK–Pantone color experts Lee Eiseman and Brooks Tippett will discuss how color can jump-start sales and improve profitability during HFN’s first-ever Webinar, scheduled for June 16 at noon. HFN Editor-in-Chief Warren Shoulberg will moderate the conversation, which is free to qualified members of the home-furnishings industry. Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute,More »

Retail Sales Slip in May

Retail Sales Slip in May

WASHINGTON–Sales at U.S. retailers finished May at $362.5 billion, down 1.2 percent from April sales, according to the monthly report from the U.S. Census Bureau released this morning. Although May sales fell back in comparison with April, they still rose 6.9 percent compared to May of 2009. Looking at the different distribution channels, sales atMore »

Groupe SEB Makes Organizational Changes

Groupe SEB Makes Organizational Changes

WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Groupe SEB has made changes to the executive ranks in its U.S. Partnership Group, which handles the company’s product-development relationships with other manufacturers. Michael Miller, vice president of sales for Rowenta, has been given the additional responsibility over Krups’ partnership sales in the United States. Richard Joaristi, marketing director of T-fal electrics, hasMore »

Iconix Signs Springs Canada, Baltic as Charisma Licensees

Iconix Signs Springs Canada, Baltic as Charisma Licensees

NEW YORK–Iconix Brand Group has reached agreements with Springs Canada and Baltic Linen for home-textiles lines carrying the Charisma brand name. Springs Canada will hold the license for the Charisma name in Canada for bed and bath products including sheets, towels and basic bedding. Distribution on this collection will begin in the fall. Baltic willMore »