Ambiente, Heimtextil Debut India Shows


NEW DELHI-The inaugural editions of Ambiente India and Heimtextil India took place here, at Pragati Maidan, from June 19-21. According to a statement from Messe Frankfurt, owner and manager of the two shows, the two fairs welcomed 6,525 trade visitors. Exhibitors at Ambiente India included companies based in India, Germany, Japan and Sri Lanka, whoMore »

Container Store Debuts Pop! Loyalty Program


DALLAS-The Container Store has introduced Pop!, a customer engagement program of “Perfectly Organized Perks,” at its 66 stores nationwide and on its website. Members of the Pop! program will be able to earn $15 Pop! Perks throughout the year, and will be rewarded with surprises including special offers, exclusive event invitations, product reviews and others.More »

Home Textiles Market Week to Welcome New Resources

New York City

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Home Textiles Market Week in New York, which combines the NY Now trade show with open showrooms at 230 Fifth Ave., will include nearly 70 new home textiles vendors during its summer edition in August. In all, a total of 275 suppliers of mid- to high-end textiles will be on display during theMore »

Surya Helps Build Habitat Home


CALHOUN, Ga.–Twenty Surya employees and their family members recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity home build in the Calhoun, Ga., area. The project, which is scheduled to be completed by early fall, is part of an initiative by Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County, Ga. “At Surya, we are unified in our commitment toMore »

King Upped to Lead La-Z-Boy Retail Segment


MONROE, Mich.-La-Z-Boy has promoted Daniel King to president of its retail segment. In his new role, King will oversee all facets of the company-owned La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, including sales, store operations, training and merchandising. He reports to Mark Bacon, senior vice president and president of the company’s branded business. King has been leading the retailMore »

Family Dollar Net Plummets in Q3

Family Dollar

MATTHEWS, N.C.-Family Dollar posted a third-quarter drop of 32.9 percent, to $81.1 million, as its chairman and CEO, Howard Levine, proclaimed that the company’s restructuring initiatives are on track. In the company’s statement on its results for the quarter, which ended on May 31, Levine said its move to permanently lower its prices is “resonatingMore »

Ellen DeGeneres to Launch Home Collection


NEW YORK-Celebrity entertainer Ellen DeGeneres will put her stamp on home furnishings, beginning this fall. DeGeneres and J. Christopher Burch, founder of retailer C. Wonder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, have partnered to create and sell E.D., a collection designed by DeGeneres that will encompass a variety of product categories including home, ready-to-wear, accessoriesMore »

Helen of Troy Q1 Net Up 13.9 Percent


EL PASO, Texas-In what its CEO, Julien Mininberg, described as “a solid start” to its new fiscal year, Helen of Troy reported a 13.9 percent gain in first-quarter net income, which totaled 13.9 percent. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on May 31, were up 2.4 percent to a record $311.8 million. Mininberg saidMore »