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Strogen Named Capresso Product Manager

Strogen Named Capresso Product Manager

CLOSTER, N.J.—Jura-Capresso has appointed April Strogen to the newly created post of product manager for the Capresso brand. Strogen oversees marketing, sales support and new product development for all of Capresso’s products. She reports to David Shull, Jura-Capresso’s vice president of sales and marketing. Before joining Jura-Capresso, Strogen was product manager for Emerson Radio Corp.More »

Green Mountain Net Falls 78 Percent in First Quarter

Green Mountain Net Falls 78 Percent in First Quarter

WATERBURY, Vt.—Net income for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, parent company of the Keurig brand, dropped 78 percent to $2.2 million in its fiscal first quarter, which ended on Dec. 25, 2010. The decline reflected charges and credits related to Green Mountain’s acquisition of Van Houtte, a Canada-based coffee manufacturer; without those charges, the company’s netMore »

Best in Show Award Winners Announced in Chicago

Best in Show Award Winners Announced in Chicago

CHICAGO – Leading exhibitors and showrooms were honored with Best Display Awards at the Chicago Market, located at the Chicago Merchandise Mart, last month. Winners were selected by an internal panel committee and were judged on innovation, design and creativity. Best Exhibit Display Award Winners included 79 West Designs and Blue Barnhouse in Beckman’s HandcraftedMore »

Crate and Barrel Launches Second Annual Ultimate Wedding Contest

Crate and Barrel Launches Second Annual Ultimate Wedding Contest

NORTHBROOK, Ill.–Crate and Barrel has begun its second-annual Ultimate Wedding Contest, which will award a winning couple a wedding valued at more than $100,000. This year it will be designed by celebrity wedding planner Yifat Oren, who has done the weddings of such celebrities as Kevin Costner, Jason Bateman and Mariska Hargitay. From now untilMore »

TJX Realigns Management; Herrman Named President

TJX Realigns Management; Herrman Named President

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—The TJX Cos. has restructured its management as it continues to plan for the succession of its leadership. As part of this realignment, Ernie Herrman, senior executive vice president and group president, has been promoted to president of the company. Carol Meyrowitz continues as chief executive officer and as a company director, and has enteredMore »

Oriental Weavers: Egyptian Uprising Should Not Affect U.S. Customers

Oriental Weavers: Egyptian Uprising Should Not Affect U.S. Customers

DALTON, GA.–The U.S. division of Egyptian-based Oriental Weavers has issued a statement to assure its U.S. customers that despite the crisis in Egypt they “will feel no disruption in business today or at any time in the near future,” according to Michael Riley, president, Oriental Weavers USA. Parent company Oriental Weavers Group has corporate officesMore »

Kajaal Home Takes “Best of Market” at Gift Fair

Kajaal Home Takes “Best of Market” at Gift Fair

NEW YORK—Kajaal Home Couture’s Viceroy collections of 100 percent cashmere blankets and pillows won the “Best of Market” honor in the Home Textiles Market Week Best New Product Awards at the New York International Gift Fair. The competition, judged by a panel of editors with home-furnishings publications, recognized one best product and the best in aMore »

Six Accent on Design Exhibitors Awarded For Excellence

Six Accent on Design Exhibitors Awarded For Excellence

NEW YORK-Six companies exhibiting in Accent on Design at the New York International Gift Fair were presented with awards to recognize superior design creativity and innovative product design. “These Accent on Design participants have emphasized functionality, without compromising aesthetics, across a broad spectrum of product categories,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president.More »