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Barbara Turf, Former Crate & Barrel CEO, 71

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CHICAGO-Barbara Turf, former president and CEO of Crate & Barrel, has died. Turf was 71. According to press reports, Turf died on July 12 of pancreatic cancer at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Ill. She is survived by her husband, Robert, three children and two grandchildren. Turf worked for Crate & Barrel for 45 years, joiningMore »

NY Now to Present “Green” Programs

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Next month’s NY Now will see the return of Degrees of SustainAbility and the Eco Choice Awards, two programs that will highlight socially responsible and eco-friendly products which are displayed in the show’s SustainAbility: design for a better world exhibit. Degrees of SustainAbility outlines industry-specific criteria for identification of “green” products and producers,More »

Casual Showroom Opening, Expansion at Merchandise Mart

Merchandise Mart to Offer New and Expanded Showrooms for Chicago Market

CHICAGO–Parker James will open its first U.S stand alone showroom in Suite 1586 at The Merchandise Mart in time for the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Preview Show July 15-17. Also, Zuo Modern Contemporary will open a new showroom in Suite 15-101, a space about double the size of its former space. “With the openingMore »

Rosanna Contest Seeks Sweet Tables

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SEATTLE, Wash.–Tabletop company Rosanna is hosting its eighth annual tablescape contest, inviting participants to create one-of-a-kind, dessert-themed tables. The first-place winner will receive a $500 Rosanna gift certificate and the chance to be featured on the company’s blog and social media sites. Second-place winners receive a $200 Rosanna gift certificate, and third-place winners, a $100More »

King Koil Gains Licenses for Donny Osmond, Duck Dynasty Mattress Lines

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WILLOWBROOK, Ill.-King Koil has signed agreements for licensed mattress collections with both Donny Osmond Home and the A&E Networks television series “Duck Dynasty.” The Duck Dynasty collection will be on display at this month’s Las Vegas Market, in King Koil’s showroom in building A, rooms 535 to 547, of the World Market Center. It willMore »

Ambiente, Heimtextil Debut India Shows

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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

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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

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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 »