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Biltmore Partners with Dimond; Line to Debut at High Point Market

Biltmore Partners with Dimond; Line to Debut at High Point Market

ASHEVILLE, N.C.-Dimond Lighting, a division of E.L.K. Lighting, has become the newest licensee of Biltmore For Your Home brand. The lighting line will debut at High Point Market next month in the E.L.K. showroom in the International Home Furnishings Center, space #H223. With an initial group of about 10 to 15 portable lighting items, theMore »

Kim Walker Named Sales Associate at Capel’s Atlanta Showroom

Kim Walker Named Sales Associate at Capel’s Atlanta Showroom

ATLANTA-Kim Walker has been named sales associate at Capel Rugs’ AmericasMart showroom, in space 6F2 of the Merchandise Mart. Reporting to Allen Robertson, vice president of sales, Walker will develop new marketing initiatives to increase designer attendance and sales. “We are excited to welcome Kim to our Atlanta team,” said Robertson. “Interior designers are anMore »

Perfect Fit Tabs Wilson for Sales VP

Perfect Fit Tabs Wilson for Sales VP

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Bonnie Wilson has joined Perfect Fit as vice president of sales, a newly created position for the company. In her new role, Wilson oversees the company’s account team in both the United States and Canada, and reports directly to Dan Hammer, president and chief executive officer. Before joining Perfect Fit, Wilson held sales positionsMore »

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 »