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IFDA to Present Color Forecast at Gift Fair

IFDA to Present Color Forecast at Gift Fair

NEW YORK—The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will present Color Forecast 2012 during the upcoming New York International Gift Fair. The session is scheduled for Jan. 31 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doty Horn, director of color and design for Benjamin Moore, will present the company’s 2012 Color Pulse Program, andMore »

NRF Convention Marks Association’s 100th Anniversary

NRF Convention Marks Association’s 100th Anniversary

NEW YORK—The National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention, which is taking place this week at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here, is celebrating the association’s 100th anniversary. In recognition of the event, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has proclaimed the period from Jan. 8-12 National Retail Week in New York City. More than 18,500 attendees andMore »

Third-Quarter Net Up 9.4 Percent for Helen of Troy

Third-Quarter Net Up 9.4 Percent for Helen of Troy

EL PASO, Texas—Rising sales and improved gross margin helped Helen of Troy to a 9.4 percent gain in net income for its fiscal third quarter, which ended Nov. 30. The bottom line totaled $27.1 million, while net sales increased 8.2 percent to $205 million. The company’s personal-care segment increased its sales 9.2 percent in theMore »

Protect-A-Bed Tabs Leahy as Key Accounts Manager

Protect-A-Bed Tabs Leahy as Key Accounts Manager

CHICAGO—Rose Leahy has been promoted to key accounts manager in the retail division of Protect-A-Bed, a new position for the company. Leahy is now responsible for expanding Protect-A-Bed’s relationships with retailers and ensuring that the company’s products and services meet its customers’ needs. She reports to Jared Bell, director of sleep-shop sales. Leahy has beenMore »

Surya Launches 35th Anniversary Celebration

Surya Launches 35th Anniversary Celebration

CALHOUN, Ga. — Surya celebrates 35 years in business in 2011, and will host parties at all eight of the markets it exhibits at during the year, starting with the Atlanta International Area Rug Market and the Las Vegas Market this month. The kick-off party will be this Friday, Jan. 14, at the Ritz-Carlton GrandMore »

Winner of Kaleen’s Mini Cooper to be Chosen Jan. 15

Winner of Kaleen’s Mini Cooper to be Chosen Jan. 15

ATLANTA—There is still time for Kaleen’s retailers and dealers to enter the company’s Open for Business Sweepstakes, where one participant will win a red Mini Cooper convertible. Entries can be received up to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, which is when the drawing will take place from among hundreds of entries already submitted. HeldMore »

Momeni Plans Kick Off Party on January 13 for Atlanta Market

Momeni Plans Kick Off Party on January 13 for Atlanta Market

ATLANTA — Momeni will kick of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market with a party on the first day of the show, Thursday, Jan. 13, starting at 6 p.m. Held in the company’s AmericasMart showroom, #4-B-4, the event will include butlered hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, as well as a chance for attendees to see theMore »