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NYIGF Scores High in Trade-Show Survey

NYIGF Scores High in Trade-Show Survey

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair took a top position among U.S. home and gift trade shows in a survey conducted by AMR International, according to a statement from GLM, the Gift Fair’s owner and manager. The AMR survey, which involved both attendees and exhibitors, found that NYIGF has an “established position andMore »

Stone America to License for Jarden Brands

Stone America to License for Jarden Brands

NEW YORK–Jarden Consumer Solutions has designated Stone America Licensing as its licensing agent for the Health o Meter, Patton and Holmes brands. Health o Meter is Jarden’s brand for health-care products such as blood-pressure monitors, scales and massagers. The Patton brand encompasses heaters and air circulators, while Holmes’ lineup consists of air purifiers, humidifiers, heatersMore »

Pier 1 Jumps From Loss to Profit in Second Quarter

Pier 1 Jumps From Loss to Profit in Second Quarter

FORT WORTH, Texas–Reversing a $15.8 million net loss from last year, Pier 1 Imports posted net income of $14.4 million in its fiscal second quarter. Alex W. Smith, the retailer’s president and chief executive officer, said the strong bottom line signals that Pier 1 is returning to “profitability and beyond.” Pier 1’s net sales reachedMore »

Macy’s Works Magic With New Star-Studded Campaign

Macy’s Works Magic With New Star-Studded Campaign

NEW YORK–This fall, Macy’s takes magic to a whole new level with the launch of its “Find Your Magic” campaign. “With more than 150 years of magic-making experience, Macy’s is the place where everything comes together for our customers in fun and entertaining ways,” said Martine Reardon, executive vice president of marketing for Macy’s. “OurMore »

IFDA New York Chapter Sponsors Design Walkathon

IFDA New York Chapter Sponsors Design Walkathon

NEW YORK–The New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will serve as a sponsor for the “Design Walk at High Line Park” on Oct. 2. The walkathon is part of IFDA’s effort to build scholarships, increase grant funding and support a variety of educational programs through the association’s Educational Foundation. Founded inMore »

The Iconix Way

The Iconix Way

By Warren Shoulberg Neil Cole loves brands. He loves them so much he bets his business on them. That business is Iconix, the branding company that changed the rules in apparel first, then soft home and is now set to do the same thing in the rest of the home furnishings market. “Obviously we believeMore »