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New Showrooms Features at 7 W New York for Market

New Showrooms Features at 7 W New York for Market

NEW YORK—The 7 W New York showroom building will highlight new tenants and other events during the upcoming New York Home Fashions Market March 14-18. Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, Blonder Home, Nishat Chunian, Rizzy Home and Kaleen Rugs have all opened new showrooms. Manual Woodworkers is in room 525, Blonder is in room 635, NishatMore »

Sphinx by Oriental Weavers Receives Two ADDY Awards

Sphinx by Oriental Weavers Receives Two ADDY Awards

DALTON, GA.–Sphinx by Oriental Weavers was honored with two ADDY awards in the American Advertising Federation’s southeast regional program. Sphinx’ 2011 Sphinx Product Catalog won the Gold ADDY in the Printed Catalog/Selling Tool category, while its Options Reversible Rugs Brochure received the Silver ADDY in the Four-Color Brochure category. Presented last week in Chattanooga, Tenn.,More »

Blog: Kitchen Curiosities in Chicago

Blog: Kitchen Curiosities in Chicago

One hundred years before the food processor, there was the Starrett meat and vegetable chopper (version shown here from 1865), one of the 300-plus items now on view at Kendall College’s Culinary Curiosity exhibition (culinarycuriosity.org) in Chicago. The exhibit gives visitors — and perhaps International Home + Housewares Show attendees looking to take a breakMore »

Lombardi, New 295 CEO, Sets Agenda for Showroom Building

Lombardi, New 295 CEO, Sets Agenda for Showroom Building

NEW YORK–Lou Lombardi, president and chief executive officer of the 295 Fifth Ave. textiles showroom building, has slated an overhaul of the venerable building. Lombardi, who took his post on Jan. 1, succeeded Claude Litton, who served as president and CEO for 32 years and established himself as the face of 295. In an interviewMore »

Bissell Elevates Krzeminski, Tabs Sorota for Marketing and Sales Post

Bissell Elevates Krzeminski, Tabs Sorota for Marketing and Sales Post

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Bissell has promoted Jim Krzeminski to president of Bissell Ventures, and has named Rich Sorota to the newly created position of senior vice president and general manager of global marketing and sales. According to a letter announcing the new appointments from Mark Bissell, chairman and chief executive officer, Krzeminski now oversees the company’sMore »

Capel Rugs Names Jerdon Regional Sales Manager for Mid-Atlantic Region

Capel Rugs Names Jerdon Regional Sales Manager for Mid-Atlantic Region

TROY, N.C.– Mark Jerdon has been appointed regional sales manager of the mid-Atlantic territory for Capel Rugs. This is a newly created position for a new sales region for the company, comprised of New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, the Washington, D.C. metro area and New York City’s five boroughs. Jerdon has more thanMore »

Bunn Partners with Robinson on Single-Serve Brewer

Bunn Partners with Robinson on Single-Serve Brewer

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.–Bunn has formed an alliance with David Robinson, son of Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson, on its My Café single-serve coffee brewer. In this partnership, Sweet Unity Farms Coffee, a coffee producer founded by Robinson and based in Tanzania, will be one of the brands included in My Café. The brewer will be unveiledMore »

Home Furnishings Industry Conference Sets Speaker Lineup

Home Furnishings Industry Conference Sets Speaker Lineup

ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The Western Home Furnishings Association and the National Home Furnishings Association has scheduled its speakers for the upcoming Home Furnishings Industry Conference. The opening keynote speakers will be Bob Beckel and Cal Thomas of USA Today’s Common Ground column, who will describe how to forge agreements even though differences may exist between retailers andMore »