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Protect-A-Bed Debuts REM-Fit Life YouTube Channel

Protect-A-Bed_REM-Fit Life

CHICAGO-Protect-A-Bed has unveiled a new video channel, called REM-Fit Life, on YouTube. The new channel features health and fitness tips from Kevin Houston, a Chicago-based CrossFit coach and personal trainer. It is designed to support Protect-A-Bed’s new bedding system, REM-Fit, which stands for “Rest, Energize, Motivate” and which is geared toward active individuals. A companyMore »

Rug Exhibitors to Debut Showrooms, Host Parties in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market starts this Sunday, and attendees will see several new rug exhibitors at market for the first time, as well as new showrooms from existing exhibitors. In addition, rug exhibitors will also host parties and other events. In Building A, Dalyn, a charter occupant of the World Market Center, will open aMore »

Ross Stores Opens 30 New Sites

Ross Stores_Dress For Less

DUBLIN, Calif.-Ross Stores has opened 23 new Ross Dress for Less and seven new dd’s Discounts stores across 17 states. The openings are part of the off-price retailer’s plan to open 75 Ross Dress for Less and 20 dd’s Discounts stores during 2014. Jim Fassio, Ross’ president and chief development officer, said, “These latest openingsMore »

Joseph Joseph Names Turano North American President

Don Turano

NEW YORK–Joseph Joseph has appointed housewares industry veteran Don Turano to the newly created position of North American president. Turano has more than 15 years of experience in the consumer goods arena, including a stint as vice president of sales and marketing for All-Clad. The new Joseph Joseph appointment is part of the company’s globalMore »

Newell Rubbermaid to Acquire Ignite Holdings

Newell Rubbermaid

ATLANTA-Newell Rubbermaid has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Ignite Holdings, parent of the Contigo and Avex beverage-container brands. A Newell Rubbermaid statement set the purchase price at $308 million, subject to customary working-capital adjustments. When the deal closes, which is expected to take place by the end of this year’s third quarter, the ContigoMore »

Target to Run YouTube Series on Dorm Decorating

Todrick Hall

MINNEAPOLIS-Target is aligning with four YouTube performers and Veronica Valencia, founder of Design Hunter L.A., to produce a YouTube video series that will provide tips for college students on designing their dorm or off-campus living spaces. YouTube stars Todrick Hall, Mikey bolts, Tiffany Garcia and Ann Le will each host the four-episode series, titled “BestMore »

Keurig Launches Cafe Bustelo K-Cups

Cafe Bustelo

ORRVILLE, Ohio-Keurig Green Mountain has introduced a line of Cafe Bustelo K-Cup packs, as part of its recent multiyear agreement to extend the brewer brand’s partnership with Cafe Bustelo parent J.M. Smucker. The new line comes in two single-serve varieties, Espresso Style and 100% Colombian Coffee. John Whoriskey, president of Keurig’s U.S. sales and marketing,More »

August Artisan Resource to Be Largest

Artisan Resource

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-With almost 130 exhibitors from 32 countries, the August Artisan Resource will be the largest since its first show in 2012, according to a statement from Emerald Expositions, the show’s owner and manager. The show is scheduled for Aug. 16-19 at New York City’s Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. According to Allison Garafalo,More »