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High Point Bowling Night Sponsored by IHFC, ART and HFIA

High Point Bowling Night Sponsored by IHFC, ART and HFIA

HIGH POINT, N.C.-The International Home Furnishings Center, the Accessories Resource Team and the Home Furnishings Independents Association are sponsoring another bowling night during High Point Market next month. Scheduled for Monday, April 4, at the High Point Bowling Center on West Fairfield Road, the event will include dinner, bowling and a chance to unwind fromMore »

Stein Mart Net Jumps 586 Percent in Fourth Quarter

Stein Mart Net Jumps 586 Percent in Fourth Quarter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–A streamlining of the cost structure and improved inventory management helped Stein Mart to a dramatic 586 percent pickup in fourth-quarter net income, to $18.8 million. The department-store retailer managed this despite a 1.5 percent drop in fourth-quarter net sales to $336.7 million. It slimmed selling, general and administrative expenses by 11.5 percent inMore »

Shopko Updates E-Commerce Site

Shopko Updates E-Commerce Site

GREEN BAY, Wis.–Shopko has renovated its e-commerce site, shopko.com, to enhance the online shopping experience, including an improved layout, design and navigation; updated product search capabilities; and user-friendly viewing from PCs, laptops, tablet and mobile devices. “The initial feedback we’ve received from our customers on these improvements has been fantastic,” said Mike Sidders, vice presidentMore »

Lifetime Brands Boosts Q4 Net by 176 Percent

Lifetime Brands Boosts Q4 Net by 176 Percent

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–A strong gain in net sales and what Jeff Siegel, chairman and chief executive officer, called “cost containment” helped push Lifetime Brands’ net income by 176 percent in the fourth quarter, to $13.9 million. Net sales for the housewares and home-decor vendor rose 11.4 percent to $142.6 million in the quarter, which endedMore »

Pantone Unveils 2012 Trend Forecast

Pantone Unveils 2012 Trend Forecast

CHICAGO–Pantone announced its Pantone View home + interiors 2012, a trend forecast containing the nine most directional color palettes for home furnishings and interior design in 2012. Pantone View home + interiors 2012 is a forecasting book that provides color and trend direction, enabling designers to select the right shades and combinations for home furnishingsMore »

Kravet Prevails in Auction for Brunschwig & Fils

Kravet Prevails in Auction for Brunschwig & Fils

NEW YORK–Kravet has emerged as the winner of the auction for Brunschwig & Fils. A fourth-generation family-run company, Kravet is expected to assume control of Brunschwig & Fils at the end of this month, pending approval by the bankruptcy court. Brunschwig & Fils filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January, as the result ofMore »

Messe Frankfurt Joins Forces with MFG.com

Messe Frankfurt Joins Forces with MFG.com

ATLANTA–Messe Frankfurt North America has formed a partnership with MFG.com, the global online marketplace for sourcing custom parts, standard components, assemblies and textiles. The two companies will begin working together in conjunction with several New York textiles shows, including Texworld USA, the International Apparel Sourcing Show and the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo. Under the termsMore »

All-Clad Metalcrafters Adds Turano and Kusterman to Sales Force

All-Clad Metalcrafters Adds Turano and Kusterman to Sales Force

CANONSBURG, Penn.–All-Clad has aligned its U.S. sales force, naming Don Turano vice president, sales, effective March 28. Succeeding Marty Armstrong, Turano will report to Clifford Hall, who was appointed chief executive officer of the company last month. In addition, Michael Kusterman has been named to the new position of director of sales, reporting to Turano.More »