News

Megan David, Former ABC Buyer, Opens Wake Robin

Megan David, Former ABC Buyer, Opens Wake Robin

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y.–Wake Robin, a specialty home shop, has been opened here by Megan David, a former buyer for ABC Carpet & Home. The store will carry categories including furniture, tabletop, lighting  and textiles. Specific items include case goods from Canvas, a furniture and accessories line that David helped develop. Block print bedding and otherMore »

First-Quarter Net Up 64 Percent for Flexsteel

First-Quarter Net Up 64 Percent for Flexsteel

DUBUQUE, Iowa–Upholstery and wood-furniture manufacturer Flexsteel Industries logged in a 64 percent increase in net income in its first fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010, totaling $2.3 million. The stronger bottom line was due to a net sales increase of 15 percent to $87.2 million, including an increase of 16 percent in residential sales. AMore »

Viking Debuts National Promotion with Consumer Rebates

Viking Debuts National Promotion with Consumer Rebates

GREENWOOD, Miss.—Viking Range has launched a national consumer sales promotion offering consumers what the company describes as “deep rebates” on individual products. Through January 2011, consumers will receive a $500 rebate when they purchase any size Viking built-in refrigerator or freezer. They will also get a $500 rebate when they buy any size Viking ProfessionalMore »

J.C. Penney Recognized for Commitment to Equality

J.C. Penney Recognized for Commitment to Equality

PLANO, Texas-J.C. Penney has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2011 Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign earlier this month. The index measures employers on their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and consumers. As part of this recognition, J.C. Penney will be featured on HRC’s “BestMore »

GHTA Conference Golf Tournament to Support Gift For Life

GHTA Conference Golf Tournament to Support Gift For Life

NEW YORK–Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announced yesterday that it will be a beneficiary of the charity golf tournament to be held at English Turn in New Orleans on Nov. 18, during the 8th annual Gift and Home Trade Association conference. This year’s GHTA conference, Jazz Up YourMore »

Two’s Company to Host Charitable Sale

Two’s Company to Host Charitable Sale

ELMSFORD, N.Y.–Gift manufacturer Two’s Company will team up with The Animal Welfare League of Westchester to host a charity warehouse sale Nov. 12-14. The AWL is located in White Plains, N.Y., and sponsors low cost or no cost medical services including a spay/neuter program using local veterinarians. Two’s Company will open its warehouse, located atMore »

NRF Survey Offers Some Holiday Hope

NRF Survey Offers Some Holiday Hope

WASHINGTON—U.S. shoppers won’t only focus on low prices and basic necessities during the upcoming holiday season, according to the findings of the annual Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey from the National Retail Federation. More than three-fifths of the respondents (61.7 percent) said the economy will impact their holiday spending this year, down from 65.3More »

Bunny Williams’ Line, Others Win High Point Awards

Bunny Williams’ Line, Others Win High Point Awards

HIGH POINT, N.C.—High Point Market announced the winners in its Showroom Design and Merchandising Ideas Competition last night, with Beeline Home by Bunny Williams topping the list with the Best of Market Award. Four Hands won the People’s Choice Award, while Miles Talbott and American Leather won first and second runner up, respectively, for BestMore »