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Surya to Introduce Array of New Looks at Summer Markets

Molino Collection

CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya will debut a number of home accessory collections at the upcoming summer markets. Reflecting a wide spectrum of innovative constructions, material combinations, color palettes and styles, the latest designs will be displayed in Surya’s showroom at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (AmericasMart 11-A-1) and Las Vegas Market (WMC C-400). AmongMore »

Keurig to Offer Nestle Coffee-Mate K-Cups

Keurig Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.-Keurig Green Mountain and Nestle USA have reached a multiyear agreement to offer Keurig K-Cup packs with Nestle Coffee-Mate-branded coffee with creamer. The two companies will debut the new Nestle Coffee-Mate 2 in 1 K-Cup packs in original and French vanilla flavors on keurig.com this fall, and in stores in spring 2015. The packsMore »

Helen of Troy Closes on Healthy Directions Acquisition

HelenOfTroy

EL PASO, Texas-Helen of Troy has completed its acquisition of Healthy Directions, the manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, supplements and other health products. The purchase price was about $195 million in cash, subject to certain customary closing adjustments. Julien Mininberg, Helen of Troy’s CEO, described the deal as “a great strategic fit” for the company. “TheMore »

Updated Showrooms and New Market Club on Tap in Atlanta

AmericasMart

ATLANTA–Attendees at AmericasMart’s Atlanta International Area Rug Market next week will see both new and expanded showrooms, updated buyer amenities and design-driven educational programming. The strategic integration of the Home and Rug collections in AmericasMart Building 1 continues on Floors 3 through 6. On Floor 3, Oriental rug resource Neman International will have a newMore »

George Foreman Grills Launch “Grillfriend” Campaign

George Foreman Grills

MIDDLETON, Wis.-The George Foreman grill brand has unveiled a multimedia advertising campaign titled “Meet My Grillfriend!” The initiative includes the brand’s first television spot in three years, along with mobile advertising and social-media efforts. It goes along with the launch of six new models of grills at retail, and will highlight the grills’ advanced features.More »

Ambiente Seeks Young Designers for Exhibit

Ambiente, The Show

FRANKFURT, Germany–Design students, university graduates and young designers with an interest in the fields of interior design, gifts, personal accessories and wining and dining have the chance to make presentations in the Talents portion at the next Ambiente fair, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 13-17, 2015. Applications to participate will be accepted untilMore »

Economy Could Lose Billions in West Coast Port Shutdown, Study Says

Container Port

WASHINGTON-The U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged shutdown of West Coast container ports takes place, according to a study conducted jointly for the National Retail Federation and the National Association of Manufacturers by economists at the Interindustry Forecasting Project at the University of Maryland. Negotiations for aMore »

Tervis Promotes Trio

Tervis

NORTH VENICE, Fla.–Tervis has restructured its executive team with promotions in several departments. Danene Jaffe has been promoted to head of marketing, branding and innovation strategy and Mark Lawson has been promoted to head of engineering, quality and new product development. Both report to President and CEO Patrick Redmond. In addition, Mellisa Allen has beenMore »