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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 »

Macy’s Initiates Round-the-Clock Shopping

Macy’s Initiates Round-the-Clock Shopping

NEW YORK–Fourteen Macy’s stores will remain open all day, every day beginning tomorrow and ending 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Half of the stores are located in the New York/New Jersey metro area; the remainder are in the greater Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia metro areas, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and Minnesota. Macy’s has offered 24-hourMore »

Fisher Succeeds Coleman as President, CEO of Latex International

Fisher Succeeds Coleman as President, CEO of Latex International

SHELTON, Conn.—David Fisher, chief operating officer of Latex International, has succeeded Kevin Coleman as the company’s president and chief executive officer. According to a company statement, Coleman has resigned for unspecified reasons. John Pouschine, Latex International’s chairman, cited Fisher’s experience in global manufacturing and building “strong customer-service organizations,” which “are ideally suited to bring (theMore »

Taylor Named Sales Director at Protect-A-Bed

Taylor Named Sales Director at Protect-A-Bed

CHICAGO—Protect-A-Bed has appointed Chris Taylor director of sales for the company’s furniture retail division. In this newly created position Taylor oversees product sales directly to retailers of home-furnishings, which is a new direction for Protect-A-Bed, which had been selling its products through distributors. He and his team work with current and prospective customers across theMore »

Brownlee Currey Named President of Currey & Company

Brownlee Currey Named President of Currey & Company

ATLANTA — Brownlee Currey has been named president of the 22-year-old home furnishings manufacturer Currey & Company, succeeding Barry Wabler. Currey is the son of the company’s founders, Robert and Suzanne Currey, and has worked at the company since 2001, and in every department. His most recent position at Currey & Company was heading theMore »