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Epicurean in the Pink with New Cutting Board

Epicurean pink board

DULUTH, Minn.–Epicurean is introducing a new pink color to its line of Recycled Poly Boards to benefit breast cancer research. The board will be sold in Epicurean’s traditional distribution channels, and 10 percent of all retail sales will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).  “We believe very strongly in BCRF’s mission, andMore »

J.C. Penney Appeals Decision in Macy’s Suit

JCPenney

NEW YORK-J.C. Penney said it is appealing the New York State Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Macy’s, in the lawsuit regarding J.C. Penney’s agreement for a Martha Stewart-branded line of home goods with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO). On June 16, State Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Oing said that agreement “tortiously interfered” with theMore »

Bassett Q2 Net Climbs 30.6 Percent

Bassett

BASSETT, Va.-Thanks to sales gains from both its wholesale and retail operations, Bassett Furniture Industries posted a 30.6 percent jump in second-quarter net income, to $2.6 million. Total net sales in the quarter, which ended on May 31, increased 4.9 percent to $85.2 million. Sales in the wholesale segment rose 4.3 percent, with shipments toMore »

Latex International Tabs Hinman for Sales Post

Ken Hinman

SHELTON, Conn.-Ken Hinman has been named executive vice president of component and direct-to-retail sales for Latex International. In this newly created position, Hinman oversees the sales operations and marketing for Latex International, Pure LatexBLISS and the company’s RejuveNite brand. He reports to Dave Fisher, president and CEO. Hinman’s career encompasses 30 years of experience inMore »

SodaStream Debuts Ultimate Mixologist Contest

SodaStream Mixologist

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.-SodaStream is launching its Ultimate Mixologist Contest in an effort to enable consumers to experiment and discover new beverages using its beverage carbonation products. Beginning today, the company is inviting consumers throughout the nation to create and submit custom cocktail or “mocktail” recipes, along with a brief video demonstration on either its FacebookMore »

Joss & Main Gives to Habitat for Humanity

Joss & Main

BOSTON–Joss & Main has partnered with Habitat for Humanity International in an effort to provide safe, decent, affordable housing in partnership with low-income families. The collaboration involves two parts—a local Joss & Main volunteer build with Habitat for Humanity Northshore, supported by 15 employees in Lynn, Mass., and a national “Curate for a Cause” salesMore »

AmericasMart Announces More New and Expanded Showrooms

AmericasMart

ATLANTA–Home, gift and rug exhibitors continue to enlarge their spaces at AmericasMart Atlanta in time for the summer market. Here are some of the new and expanded showrooms: Continental Art Center opens its first AmericasMart showroom featuring handmade home and garden decor in the Living. Outdoor/Indoor. The Gardens. on Building 2, Floor 9. Dekorasyon GiftsMore »

Leggett & Platt Buys Tempur Sealy’s Innerspring Plants

Leggett & Platt

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Leggett & Platt has purchased Tempur Sealy’s three innerspring component production facilities and equipment, for about $48 million. According to a joint statement from the two companies, the deal is in conjunction with Tempur Sealy’s decision to exit production of innerspring components in the United States. Also, the two companies have extended their relationshipMore »