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Borreggine Named ISPA Chairman

Borreggine Named ISPA Chairman

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–Gerry Borreggine, president and CEO of Therapedic, has been elected chairman of the International Sleep Products Association. Borreggine succeeds Don Wright, chairman of Wright of Thomasville, who served as ISPA’s chairman for the past 18 months. He said his agenda will focus on strengthening ISPA’s advocacy for the sleep-products industry in Washington and inMore »

WorldBed to Aid Japan Survivors

WorldBed to Aid Japan Survivors

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Bedding industry non-profit WorldBed will accept donations during the High Point Market to fund the delivery of emergency beds to Japan to aid earthquake survivors. The Specialty Sleep Association, located in the IHFC, has donated space to WorldBed to assist in the effort at IHFC M413. Created in 2005 to aid victims ofMore »

Artel Gives Back to Japan

Artel Gives Back to Japan

PRAGUE, Czech Republic–Luxury crystal purveyor Artel is assisting disaster victims in Japan through the sales of Sakura, part of its 2011 spring collection. The company will donate 10 percent from the sale of all Sakura items between now and June 30th to the Japanese Red Cross. In Japan, the Sakura, or cherry blossom, flower representsMore »

WithIt Offers Special Membership to Retail Sales Associates

WithIt Offers Special Membership to Retail Sales Associates

GREENSBORO, N.C.–WithIt has created a new Retail Sales Associate Member program, under which qualified sales associates can join the group for a fraction of the full membership price. By joining at the special $50 level, RSA WithIt members will earn benefits including free access to WithIt’s business webinars; the opportunity to connect with women acrossMore »

Bill Clinton to Speak at Las Vegas Market

Bill Clinton to Speak at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS-Former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker for the Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market, Aug. 1-5.  President Clinton’s speech, “A Conversation with Bill Clinton,” will focus on the challenge of globalization, emphasize our growing interdependence and point the way toward a common future based on shared goals and values. The conference willMore »

230 Fifth Reports Strong Traffic at Market

230 Fifth Reports Strong Traffic at Market

NEW YORK–Attendance in the showrooms at the 230 Fifth Ave. showroom building during the New York Home Fashions Market were triple the number at the spring market last year, according to a statement from the showroom building. The statement said vendors in the showrooms reported “solid orders from set appointments as well as walk-ins.” AttendeesMore »

Laura Kirar Brunch During High Point Market

Laura Kirar Brunch During High Point Market

DALLAS–Celebrating its expansion in the Laura Kirar collection, Arteriors Home will hold a champagne brunch on Sunday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its showroom in the International Home Furnishings Center, Hamilton #320. Arteriors Home founder Mark Moussa and Kirar will host the event. Arteriors launched the collection from the designer aMore »

TTI Bottom Line Grows 51 Percent in 2010

TTI Bottom Line Grows 51 Percent in 2010

HONG KONG—Net income for TTI, the parent company of the Hoover and Dirt Devil floor-care brands, jumped 51 percent in its 2010 fiscal year, totaling $95 million. A company statement attributed the bottom-line strength to new products, continued expansion geographically and “significant operational efficiencies.” The latter was a key factor in the 13.3 percent increaseMore »