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Creative Lifestyle, Living and Giving the Themes at Tendence

Creative Lifestyle, Living and Giving the Themes at Tendence

FRANKFURT, Germany–Consumer goods trade show Tendence, scheduled for Aug. 27 to 31 here, will focus on three themes this year: Giving, Living and Creative Lifestyle. Under the Living theme, home products will be found in several areas of the show, including Hall 11. The Interiors & Decoration section in Halls 8.0 and 9.0 will presentMore »

Tervis Tumbler Recognized for Safety, Environmental Efforts

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NORTH VENICE, Fla.–Tervis Tumbler recently received the Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award, which recognizes businesses that proactively implement and maintain effective injury and illness prevention programs and processes. Also, Sarasota County recently recognized Tervis Tumbler as a Green Business Partner. The program recognizes businesses that make a concerted effort to operate in an environmentally responsibleMore »

WithIt to Mentor Students at High Point Market; Volunteers Invited

WithIt to Mentor Students at High Point Market; Volunteers Invited

GREENSBORO, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, will sponsor a student mentoring day at High Point Market on Wednesday, April 21, and both WithIt members and non-members are invited to participate as mentors. The event will take place from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Media Center. Afterwards, thereMore »

Chains Post Strong Same-Store Sales Increases in March

Chains Post Strong Same-Store Sales Increases in March

NEW YORK–Thanks to an economic recovery that is gaining momentum, and the early-April timing of Easter, major U.S. retailers reported strong same-store sales results for March. The department-store channel as a whole had a very healthy March, topped by Kohl’s with a powerful 22.5 percent gain in comparable-store sales. Macy’s same-store sales increased by 10.8More »

Bed Bath Net Climbs 60 Percent in Fourth Quarter

Bed Bath Net Climbs 60 Percent in Fourth Quarter

UNION, N.J.–Net income for Bed Bath & Beyond in the fourth quarter totaled $226 million, up 60 percent over the fourth quarter of last year. The company accomplished this bottom-line boost on a 16.7 percent gain in net sales for the quarter, which reached $2.2 billion. In addition, Bed Bath firmed its gross margin byMore »

Pier 1 in the Black for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year

Pier 1 in the Black for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year

FORT WORTH, Texas–Pier 1 Imports finished fiscal year 2010 with net income of $34.5 million for the fourth quarter and $86.8 million for the year, reversing losses of $29.4 million and $129.3 million, respectively, for the fourth quarter and fiscal year of 2009. The specialty retailer managed this turnaround through a combination of increases inMore »

Kathy Ireland to Appear at Pacific Coast Lighting Booth in High Point

Kathy Ireland to Appear at Pacific Coast Lighting Booth in High Point

CHATSWORTH, Calif.–Kathy Ireland, designer and brand partner of Pacific Coast Lighting, will make an appearance at the company’s showroom during the upcoming High Point Market. She will be at the showroom on Sunday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to noon to greet retailers and customers and talk about her line. Ireland’s products, including her designsMore »

Haier America to Sponsor USA Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo

Haier America to Sponsor USA Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo

NEW YORK–Haier America has signed a sponsorship agreement with the USA Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The expo is scheduled to run from May 1, to Sunday, Oct. 31. According to a statement from Haier America, it is expected to attract an estimated 70 million visitors, which would make it the largest world’sMore »