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IHA Honors Designed Defined Products

IHA Honors Designed Defined Products

ROSEMONT, Ill.-The International Housewares Association has designated 36 products for cleaning and organizing the home as 2011 Design Defined Honorees. The companies that received recognition for their products were a.b.m. Canada, ABM Group, Bramli, Brazilian Plastic Institute, Butler Home Products, Casabella, Clear Choice Housewares, Delta Design, Design Ideas, Ecker Enterprise, Elevate Brands, Full Circle, Instabol,More »

Radici Becomes Member of ORIA

Radici Becomes Member of ORIA

SPARTANBURG, S.C.-Radici USA has become the newest member of the Oriental Rug Importers Association, ORIA announced. Now that it is under new leadership, ORIA wants to become a more inclusive organization and expand the membership to include all U.S.-based rug flooring companies and wholesalers, it said in a release. “Our organization is at a crossroadsMore »

Tilton Honored by Womensphere and The Urban Zen Foundation

Tilton Honored by Womensphere and The Urban Zen Foundation

NEW YORK-Lynn Tilton, founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners, has received the Luminary Award from Womensphere and The Urban Zen Foundation. Patriarch Partners owns Croscill, Ex-Cell Home Fashions and Glenoit. The Luminary Award is given to women whose leadership, innovation and personal commitment “have illuminated and inspired the lives of millions and positively transformed theMore »

Consumer Confidence Plummets in March

Consumer Confidence Plummets in March

NEW YORK–Consumers are significantly less confident about the economy than they were one month ago, according to the latest consumer confidence survey by The Conference Board. The consumer confidence index shed 8.6 points in the March survey to 63.4. In the two component indexes, the expectations index dropped 16.4 points to 81.1. The present situationMore »

Kuhn Rikon Expands Management Team

Kuhn Rikon

NOVATO, Calif.–Kuhn Rikon USA has hired Chelsea Schlunt in the newly created position of managing director, expanding its management team as the company continues to grow its kitchen tools, pressure cookers and specialty cookware business. Schlunt reports to Rudy Keller, president of Kuhn Rikon USA. “We’ve seen tremendous growth over the last few years, soMore »

Safavieh Enters Decorative-Pillow Category

Safavieh Enters Decorative-Pillow Category

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh will debut its first collection of decorative pillows at the upcoming High Point Market. The company’s first lineup of decorative pillows encompasses 50 SKUs, with designs and fills segmented by retail channel of distribution, according to a Safavieh statement. Targeted retail channels include furniture stores, upper-end home-furnishings retailers, catalogs and websites. TiffanyMore »

Perfect Fit Names Dunlap, Zagorski as Merchandise Managers

Perfect Fit Names Dunlap, Zagorski as Merchandise Managers

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Perfect Fit Industries has created new positions in its product-development group, appointing Kendall Dunlap and Terrie Zagorski merchandise managers, and thus signaling its intent to enter new product categories. Zagorski oversees the company’s new initiatives in sheets, pet beds and furniture covers. Dunlap is responsible for product growth in key accounts. Both executives reportMore »

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 »