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J. Queen Adds Space, Names Roman V.P. of Sales

J. Queen Adds Space, Names Roman V.P. of Sales

NEW YORK–J. Queen New York is expanding its office and showroom space, and has hired Dave Roman as vice president of sales. The added space, measuring about 3,000 square feet, will approximately double the size of the company’s current space, located at 37 W. 20th St. here. According to Julie Brady, J. Queen’s president andMore »

Sterling Industries Moves High Point Showroom

Sterling Industries Moves High Point Showroom

ATLANTA—Home accents company Sterling Industries will move to a new location at the International Home Furnishings Center for October’s High Point Market. Now at IHFC H223, the company will celebrate the new space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, as well as cake, drinks and snacks throughout market. “Sterling is moving to the heart of IHFC,” saidMore »

Belk Net Jumps 32 Percent in Second Quarter

Belk Net Jumps 32 Percent in Second Quarter

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Second-quarter net income for Belk finished an impressive 32 percent ahead of the second-quarter profit from last year. A statement from the department-store retailer attributed the firmer bottom line to improvements in net sales and gross margin. Net sales rose 3.6 percent to $787.7 million (including a 4.1 increase in same-store sales), and gross marginMore »

Giliotti Named Interim CEO of Croscill/Ex-Cell/Glenoit

Giliotti Named Interim CEO of Croscill/Ex-Cell/Glenoit

 NEW YORK—Emil Giliotti has been named interim chief executive officer of Croscill/Ex-Cell Home Fashions/Glenoit. Meanwhile, Patriarch Partners, parent of the three home-fashions companies, has begun a search for a successor to Barry Leonard, who left the CEO post and will become president and CEO of Welspun USA on Sept. 6. Giliotti, who is managing director ofMore »

Vitamix Renews CIA License

Vitamix Renews CIA License

 CLEVELAND–Vitamix has renewed its licensee program with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). The license covers the company’s line of CIA-branded professional blending equipment for the consumer market. The Vitamix CIA Professional Series features a BPA-free container, a 2-plus peak horsepower motor, laser-cut stainless steel blades and a continuous variable-speed dial that ranges from 1,000 toMore »

UncommonGoods Announces Finalists for YouGoods Contest

UncommonGoods Announces Finalists for YouGoods Contest

NEW YORK–Retailer UncommonGoods has announced the three finalists for its YouGoods contest, a competition it launched in honor of National Inventors Month. The finalists are: the Grocery’minder by Francene Pisano Dudziec, which is a bag with a wet-erase grocery list on the front; the Double Wall Tea Cup by Endrit Hajno, which has notched bottomMore »

Momeni Partners With ORIA to Help Pakistani Flood Victims

Momeni Partners With ORIA to Help Pakistani Flood Victims

CARLSTADT, N.J.–Partnering with the Oriental Rug Importers Association, Momeni has pledged to donate a portion of sales of its Pakistani rugs during September to weavers in Pakistan who have been affected by the floods. Momeni has purchased rugs from Pakistan for more than 30 years. “In addition to the personal tragedy affecting so many in thisMore »

Surya Announces Winner of iPad

Surya Announces Winner of iPad

CALHOUN, Ga.–Bona Griffieth, accessory buyer for Morris Home Furnishings, Dayton, Ohio, is the winner of Surya’s Apple iPad giveaway, which was eligible to all buyers who visited the company’s showroom during the recent Atlanta International Area Rug and Las Vegas markets. “We are always excited to offer special promotions and giveaways during our seasonal markets,”More »