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Brides Magazine to Host Pop-Up Shop in NYC

Brides Magazine to Host Pop-Up Shop in NYC

NEW YORK–Brides magazine will host a White Hot Style Shop, a pop-up bridal experience in New York City, Oct. 8-10 alongside a nationwide philanthropic retail campaign dubbed White Hot Hope. The White Hot Style Shop is a first-ever, high-style inspiration shop that will feature the magazine’s advice on wedding-related issues, such as styling and etiquette,More »

Lenox and Donna Karan Partner for Tabletop and Giftware

Lenox and Donna Karan Partner for Tabletop and Giftware

NEW YORK–Lenox has entered into a licensing alliance with Donna Karan International to create the Donna Karan Lenox tabletop and giftware collection. The Donna Karan Lenox collection, to preview at the New York tabletop show, Oct. 12-15, will include porcelain and stoneware dinnerware, serving pieces, crystal glassware, flatware and an extensive assortment of giftware craftedMore »

Springs Global Reorganizes U.S. Business

Springs Global Reorganizes U.S. Business

NEW YORK–Springs Global has set a new organization for its U.S. business, moving all of its branded and store-branded products here under the leadership of Joe Granger, president of the branded business. The relocation affects the company’s bedding, bath, tabletop, furniture, lighting and freestanding window products. The design, product development, merchandising, marketing and sales functions forMore »

Nine Families Taking Aladdin’s Do the Reuse Challenge

Nine Families Taking Aladdin’s Do the Reuse Challenge

SEATTLE–Aladdin looks to encourage families to use reusable products instead of disposable ones with its Do the Reuse Challenge, which includes following nine families across the United States as they attempt to be more environmentally friendly. The families were outfitted with Aladdin reusable products to help them in their quest and they blog about theirMore »

Bed Bath & Beyond Net Jumps 34 Percent in Second Quarter

Bed Bath & Beyond Net Jumps 34 Percent in Second Quarter

UNION, N.J.–Second-quarter net income for Bed Bath & Beyond increased by a powerful 34 percent in the second quarter, totaling $181.8 million. The retailer’s net sales reached $2.1 billion in the quarter, up 12 percent, including a healthy 7.4 percent gain in same-store sales. Gross margin rose 56 basis points to 40.9 percent. While selling,More »

HFN Names Ratliff Editor-in-Chief, Zisko New Managing Editor

HFN Names Ratliff Editor-in-Chief, Zisko New Managing Editor

NEW YORK–Duke Ratliff has been named editor-in-chief of HFN, effective Sept. 20, succeeding Warren Shoulberg, who has left the company to pursue other interests. Ratliff has been with HFN, a division of Macfadden Communications Group, for 12 years as executive editor. “I have known Duke for nearly 15 years and have always appreciated his enthusiasmMore »

McLoughlin to Succeed Stråberg as Electrolux President and CEO

McLoughlin to Succeed Stråberg as Electrolux President and CEO

STOCKHOLM–Keith McLoughlin will succeed Hans Stråberg as Electrolux’s president and chief executive officer on Jan. 1, 2011. McLoughlin is head of research and development, manufacturing and purchasing for Electrolux’s major-appliances unit. He assumed this post last year after heading Electrolux Major Appliances North America. In a company statement, Marcus Wallenberg, Electrolux’s chairman, said McLoughlin willMore »

CHESS Conference Set for IHA

CHESS Conference Set for IHA

ROSEMONT, Ill.–The Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS) conference will take place on Oct. 6-7 at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare hotel here. Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist and managing director of Mesirow Financial, will deliver the keynote address titled “Time of Crisis, Time of Opportunities,” discussing the winners and losers from the recession and the economy’sMore »