NEW YORK–HSN will debut Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler, an HSN-exclusive collection of home decor and accessories, later this month on HSN/HSN.com. The interior designer will launch his collection on Oct. 11 and 12 in conjunction with HSN’s Home Design Event, an annual showcase of the newest home collections from the network’s growing roster of … More »
NEW YORK–Permanent showroom building Forty One Madison, which hosts the New York Tabletop Show Oct. 12-15, has added five permanent showrooms: Arda Glassware, 15th floor; Guzzini, 6th floor; JMC Global, Inc., 19th floor; Salt & Pepper, 7th floor; and Stelton, 16th floor. In addition, there are five temporary showrooms: Augarten USA and La Mediterranea on … More »
ATLANTA–At the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which takes place Jan. 12-19, and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, which takes place Jan. 13-16, attendees will find a full schedule of events, as well as additional features. In the temporaries, which serve as a launching pad for … More »
PITTSBURGH–American Textile Co. will hold an 85th anniversary party for the company at its headquarters near here, in Duquesne, Pa., on Oct. 2. The event will be a 1920s-themed celebration in recognition of the company’s founding in 1925. In a statement announcing the event, Reid Ruttenberg, American Textile’s chairman, said the company is “focused on … More »
BENTONVILLE, Ark.–Walmart has made a preliminary, non-binding proposal to acquire South African retailer Massmart Holdings, which, if successful, would represent the company’s first retail operations on the African continent. According to the proposal, Walmart would make a cash offer for Massmart that would be worth about $21 per share. Headquartered in Johannesburg, Massmart is one … More »
MINNEAPOLIS–Target will unveil a new, smaller-format store, the first of which will open in Seattle in 2012, according to various press reports. The new format for Seattle will measure 90,000 square feet, and will be the first example of an urban prototype that will range from 60,000 to 100,000 square feet. Beyond Seattle, the retailer … More »
NEW YORK–Trump Home has reached an agreement with Hallmart Collectibles that will add decorative bedding to the Donald Trump-inspired home line. The collection will consist of sheets, duvets, shams and bedding accessories and “will feature high thread counts, luxurious designs and the attention to detail synonymous with the Trump name,” according to a statement from … More »
ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Housewares Association will hold the Discover Design event on Oct. 21 in New York. The event will highlight well-designed new products from housewares vendors. It will take place in the Rhinelander Gallery on the second floor of the Hilton New York hotel from noon to 4 p.m.