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AICO Recognizes Sales Excellence

AICO Recognizes Sales Excellence

LAS VEGAS–Full-line furniture source AICO/Amini Innovation presented several award categories at its annual Sales Award banquet during the recent Las Vegas Market. Jake Salman, who manages key international sales territories for AICO was named Sales Professional of the Year 2010. “Jake has thrived in his position since joining AICO,” said Chuck Reilly, AICO senior viceMore »

Bona Expands North American Distribution

Bona Expands North American Distribution

AURORA, Colo.–Bona US has expanded its product distribution into retailers in Canada and Mexico. Retailers carrying the company’s line of floor-care products in Canada include Lowe’s, Canadian Tire and Home Outfitters. In Mexico, retailers with Bona’s line include Walmart, Home Depot, HEB and Bed Bath & Beyond. Bona’s line includes mops, cleaning products and systems,More »

Now Showing in Vegas: Droog

Now Showing in Vegas: Droog

Big spending has been a part of the Vegas lifestyle for decades, and now the conspicuous consumer can pick something up at Droog, the new U.S. location of the Dutch design company. Facing the Las Vegas Strip in The Cosmopolitan hotel, the 2,500-square-foot shop is Droog’s only U.S. store. Droog closed its SoHo store lastMore »

Color, Design, Sustainability Highlighted at Heimtextil

Color, Design, Sustainability Highlighted at Heimtextil

FRANKFURT, Germany–January’s Heimtextil show put the spotlight on new colors and designs, along with eco-friendly materials and manufacturing, across all of the featured product categories, according to a statement from Messe Frankfurt, the show’s owner and manager. Judging from the collections at the show, beige and brown will be the “comeback” colors for the upcomingMore »

Jura-Capresso Products Win “Good Design” Awards

Jura-Capresso Products Win “Good Design” Awards

CLOSTER, N.J.–Two Jura-Capresso coffeemakers have received the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, the museum of architecture and design. The Jura Impressa Z7 One Touch and the Capresso CM200 were both cited by the museum. According to a Jura-Capresso statement, the Impressa model is the first in its Z series with a one-touch latteMore »

Dick Idol Brand Forms New Partnership With Crestview

Dick Idol Brand Forms New Partnership With Crestview

WHITEFISH, Mont.–Montana outdoorsman, artist and outdoor lifestyle personality Dick Idol has consolidated his lighting, accessories, wall decor and accent furniture under one roof with his new partnership with Crestview. A new line of about 200 SKUs will be introduced at April’s High Point Market, where Crestview shows in The Suites at Market Square, #M-1000B andMore »

Leggett & Platt Net Falls 11 Percent in Q4

Leggett & Platt Net Falls 11 Percent in Q4

CARTHAGE, Mo.–Fourth quarter net income for Leggett & Platt dropped 11 percent to $31.4 million, as higher raw-materials cost offset a pickup in net sales. The materials costs resulted in a decrease of 447 basis points in gross margin, which finished the quarter (ending on Dec. 31, 2010) at 17.6 percent. Net sales increased 4More »

ASID Selects “Top Picks” at Gift Fair

ASID Selects “Top Picks” at Gift Fair

NEW YORK–The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has honored seven exhibitors at the New York International Gift Fair with its “Top Picks” for 2011. According to a joint statement from ASID and the Gift Fair, the winner for imaginative product presentation is Luna Bella. For innovative product design, The Groundwork Group was given theMore »