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J.C. Penney Promotes Three in Finance, Sourcing and Technology

J.C. Penney Promotes Three in Finance, Sourcing and Technology

PLANO, Texas–J. C. Penney Company has made a series of senior leadership promotions in its finance, sourcing and technology organizations. Those promotions include Michael Dastugue to executive vice president and chief financial officer; Ken Mangone as executive vice president of product development, design and sourcing; and Ed Robben as senior vice president and chief informationMore »

Otto Group’s U.S. Division Acquires Bombay Brands

Otto Group’s U.S. Division Acquires Bombay Brands

NEW YORK—Hermes-Otto International USA LLC, the U.S. division of the global fashion and lifestyle company Otto Group, has acquired Bombay Brands LLC along with its brand, The Bombay Company. The purchase price was not disclosed. H-OI previously served as the exclusive North American licensee of Bombay products, but with this purchase it now has direct,More »

Ketchum to Retire from Newell Rubbermaid Later This Year

Ketchum to Retire from Newell Rubbermaid Later This Year

ATLANTA—Mark Ketchum, president and chief executive officer, will retire from Newell Rubbermaid later this year. To ensure a smooth transition to new leadership, Ketchum will remain on the board of directors through spring of 2012. An executive recruiting firm has been retained to conduct an outside search for Ketchum’s replacement as well as help withMore »

Range Kleen Extends Partnership with Berndes USA

Range Kleen Extends Partnership with Berndes USA

LIMA, Ohio—Range Kleen Manufacturing has extended its partnership with Berndes Cookware to 2015, continuing to lead all sales, marketing and shipping of Berndes Cookware USA from its headquarters here. It has also expanded its territorial responsibility from North America to now include Mexico and the Caribbean. A leading manufacturer of replacement range accessories for 40More »

Rahm Emanuel to Speak During Housewares Show

Rahm Emanuel to Speak During Housewares Show

ROSEMONT, Ill.– Former Obama administration chief of staff and current Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel will be the featured speaker during the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 8 in the South Building, Level 1, Room S100/Grand Ballroom. Emanuel, a Chicago native,More »

Gooding Named VP of MMPI’s Washington Design Center

Gooding Named VP of MMPI’s Washington Design Center

CHICAGO—Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. has promoted Jim Gooding to vice president and general manager of the Washington Design Center in Washington DC, effective immediately. In his new role, Gooding will be responsible for overseeing the operations and leasing efforts for the 60 showrooms and office tenants housed at the Washington Design Center. Gooding will alsoMore »

LMS Design Group to Open Las Vegas Showroom

LMS Design Group to Open Las Vegas Showroom

LAS VEGAS—LMS Design Group is opening a 5,000 square-foot showroom inside Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas. The showroom will debut during Las Vegas Market, Jan. 24-28 and remain open year-round. LMS Design Group is a Las Vegas-based, multi-line fabric and furniture resource that offers a diverse assortment of textiles andMore »