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Lifetime Brands, Fackelmann Group, Grupo Vasconia and Accent Fairchild Team for Direct Imports

Lifetime Brands, Fackelmann Group, Grupo Vasconia and Accent Fairchild Team for Direct Imports

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.­—Lifetime Brands, Accent-Fairchild Group, Grupo Vasconia S.A.B. and Fackelmann GmbH Co. KG announced the formation of Housewares Corporation of Asia Limited (HCA) to supply direct import, kitchenware programs to retailers in North, Central and South America. The new union brings together four of the world’s largest housewares companies: Lifetime is a major supplierMore »

Fisher Appointed Head of Target Canadian Operations

Fisher Appointed Head of Target Canadian Operations

MINNEAPOLIS—Target has named Tony Fisher president of Target Canada, which has been formed following up on the mass merchant’s announcement last week of its deal to acquire the leases of up to 220 Zellers stores from Hudson’s Bay Co. Fisher, previously Target’s vice president of merchandise operations, will build the Target Canada team, establish theMore »

Rizzy Home Appoints Two Executives

Rizzy Home Appoints Two Executives

CALHOUN, Ga.- Rizzy Home has named Tim Donahue director of business development and Scott Evans creative director for textiles. Reporting to Mark Ferullo, vice president of sales, Donahue brings more than two decades of experience to his new position. He previously spent 21 years at Milliken Residential Flooring, where his posts included national sales director,More »

Magnificent Carpet Award Winners Honored in Atlanta

Magnificent Carpet Award Winners Honored in Atlanta

ATLANTA-The Atlanta International Area Rug Market celebrated the winners of its America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards during market last week, recognizing those in both the handmade and power-loomed categories as well as the best showroom for each of the four area rug floors in Building 1. For handmade rugs, the winners were: Couristan, in the $0­12More »

Crystorama to Unveil New Marketing Campaign in Dallas

Crystorama to Unveil New Marketing Campaign in Dallas

WESTBURY, N.Y.-Crystorama will unveil its new 2011 marketing campaign in its Trade Mart showroom, #3503 during the Dallas International Lighting Market this week. Called Artistic Illumination, the campaign will celebrate the history of Crystorama’s 55 years in business with a focus on the next 50 years. It will also consist of three key pillars: enhancedMore »

GuildMaster Adds to Dallas Market Center Space

GuildMaster Adds to Dallas Market Center Space

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—GuildMaster has doubled its showroom space in room 504 of the Dallas Market Center. The space now measures more than 7,000 square feet, according to a company statement. Steve Crowder, GuildMaster’s president and chief executive officer, said the expanded showroom will include vignettes of furniture, lighting, wall decor and accessories, which will “make itMore »

Heimtextil Attendance, Exhibitor List Grew

Heimtextil Attendance, Exhibitor List Grew

FRANKFURT, Germany—Attendance by trade visitors at the recently completed Heimtextil totaled 73,000, three percent over last year, according to a statement from Messe Frankfurt, owner and manager of the annual textiles trade show. In addition, total exhibitors increased five percent over last year’s show. Detlef Braun, member of Messe Frankfurt’s board of management, said theMore »

Karastan Uses Facebook for its Home for the Holidays Promotion

Karastan Uses Facebook for its Home for the Holidays Promotion

DALTON, Ga. – For its Home for the Holidays promotion, Karastan invited its hundreds of Facebook fans to click or comment on their favorite Iconoclast rug during the month of December, and then randomly awarded one participant with the rug she commented on. The Facebook promotion was part of Karastan’s expanding efforts to use onlineMore »