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Groupe SEB to Acquire Majority Interest in Imusa

Groupe SEB to Acquire Majority Interest in Imusa

ECULLY CEDEX, France—Global housewares giant Groupe SEB has acquired a majority interest in Imusa, the Colombian-based cookware company, following approval from Colombian competition authorities. Because Imusa is on the Bogota Stock Exchange, a delisting offer will be launched, according to a statement from Group SEB. Groupe SEB expects the transaction to be completed in FebruaryMore »

Jarden Acquires Quickie

Jarden Acquires Quickie

NEW YORK—Jarden Corp. has purchased Quickie Manufacturing Corp. in a deal that moves the consumer-products giant into the stick-goods market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed in a statement from Centre Partners Management, Quickie’s previous owner. The company’s current management, led by President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Magerman, and employees will continue toMore »

Sixtrees Opens AmericasMart Showroom

Sixtrees Opens AmericasMart Showroom

ATLANTA–Frame manufacturer Sixtrees has opened a new showroom on the 17th floor of the Atlanta Merchandise Mart. The company also has permanent showrooms in New York and New Jersey. Sixtrees’ rapid growth in the home decor arena was the catalyst for the expansion, according to Elissa Zullo, vice president of merchandising and design.  “This will allowMore »

Sealy Opens Manufacturing in China

Sealy Opens Manufacturing in China

TRINITY, N.C.—Sealy has debuted its first production facility in China, located outside of Shanghai. Measuring 100,000 square feet, the new facility is operated through a joint venture called Sealy China, which consists of the parent company and Sealy Australia, a licensee. It will produce mattresses and foundations for Chinese consumers and for contract hospitality customersMore »

Midwest-CBK Revises Home Decor Product Mix

Midwest-CBK Revises Home Decor Product Mix

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK has evolved its home decor collections, introducing a product mix intended to maximizecurrent decor sales for independent retailers looking for innovation, the company said. Key collections in Midwest-CBK’s revised product line include Vintage French, the Classics, Casa Cristina, Mediterranean, and Heartland, which is a tribute to American-style decor. Destination categories with highMore »

Williamsburg Fuses Trend and Tradition with Launches in Atlanta

Williamsburg Fuses Trend and Tradition with Launches in Atlanta

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.–Williamsburg will launch product from more than 10 licensees at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 12-19. This is one of the Williamsburg’s most extensive launches to date, according to the company. “We are thrilled to debut such a wide array of holiday and year-round products that illustrate Williamsburg’s unique nicheMore »

New and Expanded Showrooms to be Highlighted at Chicago Market

New and Expanded Showrooms to be Highlighted at Chicago Market

CHICAGO—The January Chicago Market will spotlight several new tenants and expanded showrooms at the Merchandise Mart. Newcomers include Casa Bella, a vendor of specialty gifts and home furnishings, in room 13-416; Craft Outlet, a supplier of country and primitive crafts, in room 13-342; Marci Lorts, who represents a number of accessories lines, in room 13-238;More »

CLEANCut Featured on “The View”

CLEANCut Featured on “The View”

NEW YORK—The CLEANCut Touchless Paper Towel Dispenser was featured on ABC-TV’s “The View” on Dec. 17. Larry Nusbaum, chief executive officer of Ronco, demonstrated the product for the show’s co-hosts, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd, during a segment on “as seen on TV” products. According to a statement from Clean Cut International, the CLEANCut automaticallyMore »