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Williams-Sonoma Holiday Revenues up 10.5 Percent

Williams-Sonoma Holiday Revenues up 10.5 Percent

SAN FRANCISCO–Revenues for the Williams-Sonoma holiday season just ended rose 10.5 percent to $865 million over the same period in 2009. The increase included a same-store sales gain of five percent, the retailer said in a statement. As a result, Williams-Sonoma said it now expects fourth-quarter revenues to total between $1.17 billion and $1.19 billion,More »

Home Depot Names Carmack to Head Canadian Division

Home Depot Names Carmack to Head Canadian Division

ATLANTA–The Home Depot has promoted Aaron Carmack to president of The Home Depot Canada, effective Jan. 31. Currently regional vice president of the home-improvement retailer’s Pacific Northwest region in the United States, Carmack will succeed Annette Verschuren, who is leaving the company after 15 years of service. He will be responsible for Home Depot’s 179More »

Sealy Posts $4.5 Million Net Loss in Fourth Quarter

Sealy Posts $4.5 Million Net Loss in Fourth Quarter

TRINITY, N.C.–The divestiture of manufacturing operations in Europe and discontinued manufacturing in Brazil led to a $4.5 million net loss for Sealy in the fourth quarter, which ended on Nov. 28. These moves hurt the mattress manufacturer’s bottom line to the tune of more than $7.9 million, and contrasted to net income of $2.6 millionMore »

Shaw Debuts HGTV Collection at Atlanta Market

Shaw Debuts HGTV Collection at Atlanta Market

ATLANTA–Shaw Industries and HGTV have expanded their partnership with the debut of the HGTV Home-Flooring by Shaw collection here at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. The licensing program includes area rugs, carpet, hardwood and laminate. Each category will include eco-friendly options as well. Shaw has been the exclusive flooring provider for the HGTV Green HomeMore »

Midwest-CBK to Host The 3/50 Project Founder in Atlanta

Midwest-CBK to Host The 3/50 Project Founder in Atlanta

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK will host Cinda Baxter, founder of The 3/50 Project, in its Atlanta showroom on Sunday, Jan. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. to meet and talk with customers, sharing her advice and suggestions for spreading the news about shopping at local independents. The 3/50 Project is a grass roots awareness campaign focused on reuniting consumersMore »

Gift Fair Licensing Gallery to Showcase Artwork

Gift Fair Licensing Gallery to Showcase Artwork

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–New and original artwork will be highlighted at The Licensing Gallery @ NYIGF, the New York International Gift Fair’s business-to-business forum for artists, designers, design studios, trend companies and licensing agents. Fifteen exhibitors will present their artwork at the upcoming Gift Fair, and will offer artwork for sale or license to manufacturers forMore »

West Bend Begins 100th Anniversary with New Website

West Bend Begins 100th Anniversary with New Website

WEST BEND, Wis.—Debuting the celebration of its 100th anniversary, the West Bend brand of Focus Products Group has introduced a new website at westbend.com. The new site includes information about West Bend products, full e-commerce capabilities, a comprehensive database for recipes and a company history and time line. The product sections are divided into “Cooking,”More »