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GLM Launches Web Networking Site

GLM Launches Web Networking Site

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–GLM, the trade-show management company, has unveiled RetailerForum.biz, a new Web site that enables retailers of gift and home products to network online. The site includes store spotlights, product catalogs, resources for small businesses and a multidimensional, retailer-only community. Within the latter feature, retail executives who join the forum can build profiles byMore »

LG Debuts Vacuums in U.S. Market

LG Debuts Vacuums in U.S. Market

NEW YORK–LG has officially launched its first line of vacuum cleaners for the U.S. market. The new vacuums incorporate the trademarked DualForce suction (two additional air pathways that pick up from both sides of the vacuum head), Kompressor technology (a motorized compression system) and a larger dust bin—features that combine to pick up dirt andMore »

Target Launches Liberty of London Line

Target Launches Liberty of London Line

MINNEAPOLIS–Next month, Target will launch its newest licensed line—Liberty of London for Target—which also marks the first time a Target collection has spanned so many categories, including home and gardening items, plus fashion and accessories for women, men, children and babies. Evoking the long English heritage of bold patterns and florals for which Liberty ofMore »

Container Store’s Tindell to Keynote Housewares Show

Container Store’s Tindell to Keynote Housewares Show

ROSEMONT, Ill.–Kip Tindell, chairman and chief executive officer of The Container Store, will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming International Home & Housewares Show. Tindell will speak on “The Value of an Employee-First Culture During Tough Times.” His talk will begin at noon on Sunday, March 14, the opening day of the show, inMore »

Libbey’s Gotthart Skeldon Dies

Libbey’s Gotthart Skeldon Dies

NEW YORK–Gretchen Gotthart Skeldon, a 22-year veteran at Libbey, passed away from breast cancer yesterday, the company announced. She was 47 years old and had battled the disease for years. She had held numerous titles over the years at Libbey. Most recently, she was the national retail sales manager. Known as the “Princess of Glass,”More »

Gift for Life’s Casino Event Raises More Than $100,000

Gift for Life’s Casino Event Raises More Than $100,000

NEW YORK–More than $100,000 was raised at Gift for Life’s recent Kings & Queens Casino night, which was held Jan. 31 and attended by 250 gift and home industry representatives. Besides playing casino type games, attendees also had the chance to win such prizes as a Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from Alexander Valley Vineyards, DryMore »

GreenPan Opens U.S. Office; Lapine Named President

GreenPan Opens U.S. Office; Lapine Named President

TARRYTOWN, N.Y.–Belgian-based cookware company GreenPan has opened its first major office in the U.S. here, as it prepares to increase both its sales and presence in North America and South America. Industry veteran and former independent sales representative Rick Lapine has been appointed president of the division, which will serve as the sales, marketing andMore »

Jarden Goes From Loss to Profit in Fourth Quarter

Jarden Goes From Loss to Profit in Fourth Quarter

RYE, N.Y.–Jarden reported net income of $1.2 million, reversing a net loss of $170 million from the fourth quarter of one year ago. The bottom-line results included a non-cash impairment charge of $22.9 million for the 2009 fourth quarter, compared to a similar charge of $283 million for the fourth quarter of 2008. Without theseMore »