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Hamilton Beach, Senseo Align to Market Single-Serve Coffeemakers

Hamilton Beach, Senseo Align to Market Single-Serve Coffeemakers

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.—Hamilton Beach has formed a partnership with the Senseo coffee brand of Sara Lee to introduce single-serve coffeemakers. The alliance has kicked off with the introduction of two single-serve machines—the Hamilton Beach Personal Cup One Cup Pod Coffeemaker at a suggested retail price of $19.99, and the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go PersonalMore »

Pier 1 Net Falls 46 Percent in Third Quarter

Pier 1 Net Falls 46 Percent in Third Quarter

FORT WORTH, Texas—Although it was the company’s fifth consecutive quarter with a profit, Pier 1 Imports’ net income dropped 46 percent to $21 million in its fiscal third quarter. In its statement detailing the results, the company noted that last year’s bottom line received a $55.9 million boost from an income-tax benefit that stemmed fromMore »

Roberts Joins Nourison as Director of National Accounts

Roberts Joins Nourison as Director of National Accounts

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Sabrina Roberts has been named director of national accounts, a new position at Nourison. A 20-year veteran of the home fashions industry, Roberts will oversee the opening and development of key national accounts at Nourison, as well as assist in expanding business with existing national retail accounts. She will split herMore »

tag Names Floyd Sullivan Marketing Manager

tag Names Floyd Sullivan Marketing Manager

CHICAGO, Ill. – Trade Associates Group, Ltd. (tag) has named Floyd Sullivan marketing manager for the company’s line of gifts, decorative accessories and tabletop products, as well as its tfg line of contemporary furniture. Sullivan’s duties will include all tag and tfg advertising, public relations, e-marketing, trade show planning, and other wholesale support responsibilities. SullivanMore »

Bodum Wins Product Design Award

Bodum Wins Product Design Award

NEW YORK – Twenty one individual Bodum products have won the 2011 iF Product Design Award, an annual international design competition held in Germany. The winning products include kitchen electrics from the e-bodum collection, cutlery from the Bistro Ceramic Blade series as well as drinkware and kitchen storage accessories. “We are thrilled to be recognizedMore »

O’Brien to Keynote California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES—Designer Thomas O’Brien will deliver the keynote address at the California Gift Show on Jan. 21. O’Brien will speak about the inspirations that have shaped his design philosophy, including classic, modern and traditional styles. He will also discuss his new book, “American Modern,” a survey of seven of his most influential projects. The O’BrienMore »