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GreenPan Grows Through New Categories, Licensing

GreenPan Grows Through New Categories, Licensing

TARRYTOWN, N.Y.-Looking to go beyond ceramic cookware, GreenPan recently merged with Anotech Intl., its major manufacturing partner since the beginning of GreenPan, to now operate as one unified entity called The Cookware Company. With GreenPan’s PFOA-free ceramic cookware, which debuted in the U.S. in 2007, “we were pioneers,” Wim De Veirman, chief executive officer, TheMore »

Blogging From the New York Home Fashions Market: Rug Report

Blogging From the New York Home Fashions Market: Rug Report

NEW YORK–With the New York Home Fashions Market underway, rug manufacturers are debuting new categories and programs for retailers. At 7 W New York, Apache Mills delves into the bath category with new bath mats that combine memory form and microfiber. “The response has been great because of the comfort factor,” said Steve Della Posta,More »

Williams-Sonoma Gains 28 Percent in Fourth-Quarter Net

Williams-Sonoma Gains 28 Percent in Fourth-Quarter Net

SAN FRANCISCO–A strong gain in direct-to-customer revenues and tight expense controls combined to propel Williams-Sonoma’s fourth-quarter net income by 28 percent, to $113.4 million. Fueled by a 17 percent increase in direct-to-customer revenues, total net revenues in the quarter, which ended on Jan. 30, were $1.2 billion, up 9.7 percent. Selling, general and administrative expensesMore »

White Makes Gains in Home Textiles Sales, NPD Says

White Makes Gains in Home Textiles Sales, NPD Says

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–While solid light colors and patterns and prints remained the strongest colorways for home textiles, white textiles came the closest to returning to their prerecessionary levels last year, according to research in home textiles sales from The NPD Group. In bath, NPD said, white was the only color that outdid 2007 prerecession dollarMore »

Tabletop Vendors Happy with Housewares Show

Tabletop Vendors Happy with Housewares Show

CHICAGO–Moods and spirits were high among tabletop vendors exhibiting at the International Home + Housewares Show here last week. Business has picked up in the past year, vendors said, and they attempted to continue the momentum with new arrays of colorful, trend-right and price conscious collections. “It’s been a good show,” said Ian Zucker, chiefMore »

Karastan Returns to High Point Market

Karastan Returns to High Point Market

DALTON, Ga.–Karastan is returning to the High Point Market next month, and will be showing in space C409 in the International Home Furnishings Center. The entire Karastan Rugs line, including Studio by Karastan, will be featured, as well as Mohawk Select. The last time it exhibited there was in October 2005. “Our updated product lineMore »

38 Special Headlines High Point Market Concerts

38 Special Headlines High Point Market Concerts

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Southern rockers 38 Special will be the headline act in a lineup of live performances for the Spring 2011 Stars Under the Stars entertainment series at the High Point Market, April 2-7. On Saturday, April 2, the concert series kicks off with BlackHawk, sponsored by Wells Fargo Capital Finance. The country group has aMore »

Forty One Madison Adds Two Showrooms to Roster

Forty One Madison Adds Two Showrooms to Roster

NEW YORK–Another two showrooms have signed leases at Forty One Madison and will be open for business during The New York Tabletop Market, April 12-15. “Retail buyers are going to find more new and valuable resources when they get here,” said Laurie Burns, who also added that the Spring Market is shaping up to beMore »