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ARTS Award Winners Celebrated in Dallas

ARTS Award Winners Celebrated in Dallas

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team, the trade association representing the decorative accessory industry, announced the winners of the 22nd annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Jan. 22 in The Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart. Guests attended the ceremony that recognized ARTS Awards recipients in 28 different categories. HGTV wasMore »

Midwest-CBK Names Best Retail Displays

Midwest-CBK Names Best Retail Displays

CANNON FALLS, Minn.– Midwest-CBK has recognized three independent retailers with its “Design, Style, Sparkle” award, calling attention to excellence in retail display and merchandising. The first place winner is Uniquely Yours in Faulkton, S.D., the second place winner, New River Pottery in Wilmington, N.C., and the third place winner, Greenhurst Nursery in Nampa, Idaho. “WeMore »

Nambé, Rogaska, Create Licensing Partnership

Nambé, Rogaska, Create Licensing Partnership

SANTA FE, N.M.–Under a new licensing deal, Rogaska will be responsible for the manufacture, distribution and expansion of Nambé Crystal. Rogaska, which has always produced Nambé’s crystal, will continue to manufacture the current collections in its facility in Slovenia. The company will also handle sales and distribution, as well as shipping from its Connecticut warehouse.More »

Safavieh Unveils New Website

Safavieh Unveils New Website

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh, which launched its newly redesigned website earlier this month, is reviewing the site’s new features with retailers during the Las Vegas Market this week. The new website’s most important improvements are in the display of products: Safavieh uses high resolution photos of 19,600 rug SKUs and a high resolution zoom feature whichMore »

Blog: Gambling on New in Las Vegas

Blog: Gambling on New in Las Vegas

FROM THE MARKET–The home furnishings industry’s trade show tour continues today at the World Market Center for the World  Market. The mood for the opening day of the show appears to be a continuation of the optimism found at last week’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market; and in Atlanta the previous week for theMore »

J.C. Penney to Close Underperforming Stores, Catalog

J.C. Penney to Close Underperforming Stores, Catalog

PLANO, Texas–J.C. Penney will close five underperforming stores, “wind down” its catalog and outlet operations and streamline both its call center operations and custom decorating business in an effort to focus on growth opportunities in the future, the company said this morning. “We are focused on increasing profitability and accelerating our growth,” said Myron E.More »

CVS Names Merlo CEO

CVS Names Merlo CEO

WOONSOCKET, R.I.–Larry Merlo, president and chief operating officer of CVS Caremark, will assume the role of chief executive officer, effective March 1, 2011, the company said this morning. Thomas M. Ryan will remain non-executive chairman until his retirement this May. “Since we announced our transition plan in May of last year Larry and I haveMore »

Kathy Ireland, Martin Furniture Extend Partnership

Kathy Ireland, Martin Furniture Extend Partnership

SAN DIEGO–kathy ireland Worldwide and Martin Furniture have extended their partnership to create home office and entertainment furniture through 2015. The two companies will renew and expand the kathy ireland Home by Martin collection this year, according to a statement from Martin Home Furnishings. “Gil Martin is an extraordinary leader who has brought kathy irelandMore »