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Supima Debuts Bridal Web Site and Social-Media Campaign

Supima Debuts Bridal Web Site and Social-Media Campaign

PHOENIX–Supima, the promotional organization for U.S. cotton growers, has introduced a marketing program for brides-to-be involving a Web site and social-networking sites. The group has unveiled supimalastingmoments.com, on which brides-to-be can share their stories, and is encouraging brides-to-be to use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to commemorate these special moments. The site also provides links toMore »

Bissell Debuts Redesigned Web Site

Bissell Debuts Redesigned Web Site

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Bissell has launched the redesign of its company Web site at bissell.com. The site now includes new features such as “Find Your Perfect Match,” which groups products by consumers’ cleaning and lifestyle needs. It also allows consumers to search for products based on features through “refine filters,” or boxes that consumers can checkMore »

Furniture Brands Slims Operating Loss in Fourth Quarter

Furniture Brands Slims Operating Loss in Fourth Quarter

ST. LOUIS–Furniture Brands International reported a fourth-quarter operating loss of $23.4 million, down from the $40 million operating loss it posted in the fourth quarter of 2008. The company managed this in spite of a 29.2 percent drop in net sales for the quarter, which totaled $285.6 million. Furniture Brands trimmed 29 percent off itsMore »

Companies Named for Best New Products at Home Textiles Market Week

Companies Named for Best New Products at Home Textiles Market Week

NEW YORK–A panel of trade and consumer editors bestowed Home Textiles Market Week “Best New Product Awards” to five companies, with Designers Guild named “Best of Market” for its Watelet Duvet. Home Textiles Market Week runs through Thursday, Feb. 4, at the New York International Gift Fair at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention CenterMore »

Costco Names Jelinek President, COO; Creates Office of the President

Costco Names Jelinek President, COO; Creates Office of the President

ISSAQUAH, Wash.–Costco Wholesale Corporation has appointed Craig Jelinek president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Jelinek previously was executive vice president in charge of merchandising, a position he has held since 2004. He spent the previous 20 years in various management positions in warehouse operations. Jelinek will join the Costo board of directors. Jim SinegalMore »

Eller to Receive Gift for Life Achievement Award

Eller to Receive Gift for Life Achievement Award

NEW YORK–Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announced today that Randy Eller will be honored with the Gift For Life Industry Achievement Award during the Gifts & Decorative Accessories 59th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards, taking place here in August. Eller is perhaps best known for his accomplishments andMore »

Bloomie’s Opens in Dubai, Includes Home Store

Bloomie’s Opens in Dubai, Includes Home Store

NEW YORK–Bloomingdale’s opened two stores, a full-line department store plus a smaller Home store, in the Dubai Mall over the weekend. Bloomingdale’s Dubai is a 146,000-square-foot, three-level department store filled with apparel and accessories. The new Home store is a one-level, 54,000-square-foot location. “This is a momentous occasion for us to be opening the firstMore »

NYC Baby and Kids Fair Opens at 7 W

NYC Baby and Kids Fair Opens at 7 W

NEW YORK–MMPI, organizers of the NYC Baby and Kids Fair, said that Saturday, the opening day of the event, “was upbeat with buyers from across the U.S. and around the world” walking the corridors of 7 W New York, the site of the inaugural event. “The exhibitor mix and intimate feel of the space reallyMore »