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Stutz Named Victorinox Swiss Army North American President

Stutz Named Victorinox Swiss Army North American President

MONROE, Conn.–Rene Stutz, the former president of Wüsthof-Trident of America, has been named the president of Victorinox Swiss Army, North America. “I am delighted that we have found someone who not only has a strong proven track record across all disciplines within our cutlery industry, but also who embodies our company values,” said Victorinox AGMore »

Rogaska to Launch Trump Crystal

Rogaska to Launch Trump Crystal

NEW YORK–Rogaska Crystal will manufacture and market collections of crystal home accessories, stemware, barware and giftware under the brands, Trump Home and Trump Crystal Gifts. Inspired by the celebrity property developer Donald Trump, Trump Home is designed to offer consumers an affordable way to incorporate the luxury and style of the Trump lifestyle into theirMore »

CIT Report: Recession Brings Greater Efficiency to Vendors, Retailers

CIT Report: Recession Brings Greater Efficiency to Vendors, Retailers

NEW YORK–Retailers and their suppliers are finding more efficient ways to manage cash flow, inventory levels and sales, according to a report issued by CIT Trade Finance. Titled “U.S. Small Business and Middle Market Outlook 2010: Retailers and Their Suppliers—Smarter, Leaner, Cautiously Optimistic,” the report is the company’s second annual retail outlook. In the study,More »

LIMA Sets Online Seminar Series for Fall

LIMA Sets Online Seminar Series for Fall

NEW YORK–The International Licensing Industry Merchandiser’s Association (LIMA) has scheduled three online presentations on developments in the licensing business. On Sept. 28, Stan Madaloni and Jamie Warner, president and creative director and vice president of business development, respectively, of Mada Design, will discuss “Using Your Style Guide as a Branding and Marketing Tool.” The sessionMore »

Biltmore Launches Initiatives to Showcase Licensed Products

Biltmore Launches Initiatives to Showcase Licensed Products

ASHEVILLE, N.C.–Biltmore’s home licensing division recently unveiled several new ways to showcase its licensed products. Each initiative is designed to make it easier for consumers to learn about and shop for the many different products Biltmore has to offer. These efforts include a new display in Biltmore’s Antler Hill Village, a catalog and an e-commerceMore »

Dreimann Serving as Director and Consultant of Groupe SEB Holdings

Dreimann Serving as Director and Consultant of Groupe SEB Holdings

WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Leon Dreimann, owner and chief executive officer of Greystone Brands and George Foreman Cleaning Solutions, is serving as director and consultant of Groupe SEB Holdings, the holding structure of U.S. entities including Groupe SEB USA and All-Clad Metalcrafters. “We are please to have Leon on board,” said Volker Lixfeld, president and chief executiveMore »

Modest Growth Expected for Holiday Retail Sales

Modest Growth Expected for Holiday Retail Sales

NEW YORK–Holiday retail sales will increase by 2 percent this year, according to a forecast from Deloitte. The economy’s bumpy recovery will likely keep consumer spending in check during the 2010 holidays. “Sustained weakness in the housing and employment markets continue to restrict consumer cash flow,” said Carl Steidtmann, Deloitte’s chief economist. “Consumers’ discretionary fundsMore »

Lenzing to Sponsor Pavilion at L.A. Textile Show

Lenzing to Sponsor Pavilion at L.A. Textile Show

LOS ANGELES–The Lenzing Innovation Pavilion will be a feature at the upcoming Los Angeles International Textile Show. The pavilion will be located in the penthouse of the California Market Center, where the show will take place from Sept. 27-29. It will spotlight Lenzing-affiliated exhibitors and products offering innovations in the use of fibers. The companiesMore »