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Brown Jordan Teams with Barbados-Based Designer Decor

Brown Jordan Teams with Barbados-Based Designer Decor

NEW YORK–Brown Jordan, a leading manufacturer of luxury outdoor furnishings, has established a new partnership with Designer Decor, a supplier of furniture, custom upholstery and drapes for resorts throughout the Caribbean. A family-owned business that has been in operation for more than 20 years, Designer Decor services both industry and retail customers. It has outdoorMore »

Rudy Tabbed as Chief Merchandising Officer at Louisville Bedding

Rudy Tabbed as Chief Merchandising Officer at Louisville Bedding

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Louisville Bedding Co. has named Rob Rudy executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, a new position for the basic-bedding manufacturer. Rudy has assumed charge over the company’s human-resources, marketing, sales, quality and technical-development departments. He is also continuing in his current post as president of Louisville Bedding-Canada. He reports to Steve Elias, presidentMore »

Shives Joins Carpenter Sleep-Better Campaign

Shives Joins Carpenter Sleep-Better Campaign

RICHMOND, Va.–Carpenter has tapped Lisa Shives, known as Dr. Lisa, as its new sleep expert on SleepBetter.org, the company’s sleep-information website. Shives is giving advice to website visitors on the importance of sleep to their overall health, including medical insights, tips on better sleep and her own original research. Also, she will help in Carpenter’sMore »

Retail Container Traffic Forecast to Rise in March

Retail Container Traffic Forecast to Rise in March

WASHINGTON–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 11 percent over March of last year, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report. Issued by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates, the report said U.S. ports handled 1.2 million 20-foot equivalent units in January, the latest monthMore »

Bon-Ton Net Rises 5.9 Percent in Fourth Quarter

Bon-Ton Net Rises 5.9 Percent in Fourth Quarter

YORK, Pa.–Reduced selling, general and administrative expenses helped The Bon-Ton Stores to an increase of 5.9 percent in its net income, to $85 million, in its fiscal fourth quarter. It was the department-store retailer’s first profitable quarter of the fiscal year. Bon-Ton shaved SG&A by 5.2 percent on a dollar basis in the quarter, whichMore »

Metrokane to Sponsor “Vine Talk” PBS Series

Metrokane to Sponsor “Vine Talk” PBS Series

NEW YORK–Metrokane will be a sponsor of “Vine Talk,” a new series to begin airing on PBS in April. Actor Stanley Tucci, the host of the series, will lead a panel of celebrities and prominent chefs through a blind taste test to select their favorite wine. Different wine regions from around the world serve asMore »

Sleep Innovations Partners with Olympic Swimmer Torres

Sleep Innovations Partners with Olympic Swimmer Torres

NEW YORK–Sleep Innovations has formed an alliance with Dara Torres, the 12-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming, on a collection of sleep products. Torres will endorse and promote the line, which will debut at next week’s New York Home Fashions Market. The collection will then be featured in a multimedia and online advertising campaign goingMore »

Alok Launches Textile Technology Group

Alok

MUMBAI, India–Alok Industries has set up a Textile Technology Group to develop new technologies for its textiles product line. The company will leverage Alok’s advanced research-and-development facilities, laboratories and plant and machinery. The group already has developed a new proprietary textile finish called Sheer Soft, which makes fabric softer and gives bedding a super-sheer feel,More »