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Handmade Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Handmade Celebrates 25th Anniversary

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The addition of more than 35 companies in two new product sections, brand new exhibit space, and the launch of a major industry partnership will set a tone of progress during the 25th anniversary edition of Handmade at the New York International Gift Fair, Aug. 14-18, at New York City’s Jacob K. JavitsMore »

Jarden, Pet Head in License Agreement

Jarden, Pet Head in License Agreement

NEW YORK—Jarden Consumer Solutions has formed an exclusive license agreement with Pet Head for a line of electric grooming products, pet beds and pet carriers for dogs. Pet Head—which markets a line of grooming products, apparel and accessories for dogs—reached the agreement with Jarden through its agent, Stone America Licensing. The new collection will actMore »

KitchenAid Teams with Food & Wine Classic

KitchenAid Teams with Food & Wine Classic

ASPEN, Colo.—Already a sponsor of the Food & Wine Classic, KitchenAid has partnered with the culinary event to produce online content based on the activities that take place during the event. The 28th annual Food & Wine Classic is scheduled to take place here on June 18. KitchenAid and the event will then create andMore »

Sealy, Simmons Mark Brand Anniversaries

Sealy, Simmons Mark Brand Anniversaries

ATLANTA, TRINITY, N.C.-Sealy and Simmons, the nation’s two largest mattress manufacturers, have begun initiatives to mark key anniversaries for their two flagship brands, Posturepedic and Beautyrest. To celebrate Posturepedic’s 60th anniversary, Sealy has debuted a new Posturepedic mattress collection and started a national promotion centered on diamond themes. The promotion includes diamond earring and pendantMore »

Nourison Area Rug Featured in Award Winning Interior Design Project

Nourison Area Rug Featured in Award Winning Interior Design Project

SADDLEBROOK, N.J.-A Nourison area rug was part of a winning interior design project that snagged first place in the Decorating Den Interior’s design conference. Interior designer Julie Carrol used a rug from Nourison’s Expressions collection in her design, which was entered into the competition’s commercial category for a community clubhouse she decorated near Baltimore. TheMore »

Licensing Expo Releases Conference Schedule

Licensing Expo Releases Conference Schedule

NEW YORK-The upcoming Licensing International Expo will include a slate of seminars on business issues related to licensing. “Using Licensing with Cause Marketing,” a session on linking a license to a cause-marketing effort, will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on June 7. On June 8, “Getting Your Brand Ready for Licensing” willMore »

Numbers Up for Williams-Sonoma in First Quarter

Numbers Up for Williams-Sonoma in First Quarter

SAN FRANCISCO-Reversing an $18.7 million loss from the first quarter of last year, Williams-Sonoma posted net income of $19.5 million in this year’s first quarter. The retailer managed to change from red to black based on a 17.3 percent jump in net revenues, which finished the quarter at $717.6 million and which included a 17More »

Net Income for Sears Holdings Falls 38 Percent in First Quarter

Net Income for Sears Holdings Falls 38 Percent in First Quarter

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-First-quarter net income for Sears Holdings dropped 38 percent to $16 million. The decline occurred in spite of the fact that other key numbers for the company were relatively flat in the quarter. Revenues finished the quarter at $10 billion, less than 1 percent off the first quarter of last year; and sellingMore »