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Trendex Relocates Showroom to 230 Fifth Avenue

Trendex Relocates Showroom to 230 Fifth Avenue

SAINT-LAURENT, Canada–Trendex Home Designs will move to a new showroom in 230 Fifth Avenue., in time for the March New York Home Fashions Market. The new space is in room 1002. Previously, Trendex’s New York showroom was in room 1103 of 295 Fifth Avenue. A company statement said the new showroom  measures 1,967 square feet,More »

Protect-A-Bed Debuts Potty-Training Contest

Protect-A-Bed Debuts Potty-Training Contest

CHICAGO–Protect-A-Bed has launched a contest in which consumers can provide their best and proven tactics for potty training on its Facebook page. The company has invited consumers to share their potty-training stories on facebook.com/ProtectABed, for a chance to win mattress-protection products. The grand-prize winner will receive a mattress-protection prize pack for the entire household, upMore »

A Breath of Fresh Air In the Windy City

A Breath of Fresh Air  In the  Windy City

By Allison Zisko Recent labor law Changes at McCormick Place in Chicago should make it significantly cheaper to exhibit at the International Home & Housewares Show next month, but a significant side benefit of the reform legislation, according to some vendors, may be peace of mind. Frustration with union work rules and fear of retaliationMore »

Gift Business Builds Momentum in Atlanta

Gift Business Builds Momentum in Atlanta

By Sharyn Bernard  Exhibitors at the International Gift and Home Furnishings Show here last month were pleased that recent positive signs at retail had translated into a successful show. Although some buyers – and some samples – didn’t make it to the show at the very start due to a city-crippling ice and snow storm,More »

ARTS Awards Presented in Dallas

ARTS Awards Presented in Dallas

Now in its 22nd year, the annual ARTS Awards gala brought together the decorative accessory and lighting industries last month to recognize excellence in 28 categories. Given by the Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART), the awards were presented on Jan. 22 during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market and attendedMore »

A Brighter Mood in Atlanta

A Brighter Mood in Atlanta

By Andrea Lillo For the rug category, 2011 looks bright—as well as gray, as those were the two color directions patterns took at last month’s Atlanta International Area Rug Market. Contemporary styles, having taken a back seat to traditional when the economy faltered, seemed to come out of hibernation. Manufacturers took this as a goodMore »

New HGTV Brand to Include Bedding and Flooring

New HGTV Brand to Include Bedding and Flooring

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—HGTV has debuted its HGTV Home Lifestyle brand, which will include a fashion-bedding collection produced in partnership with Victoria Classics, and a collection of carpet, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring and area rugs from Shaw. A line of paints from Sherwin-Williams will also be part of the brand. The entire line is slated to appearMore »