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Tempur-Pedic Net Climbs 59 Percent in Q4

Tempur-Pedic Net Climbs 59 Percent in Q4

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Tempur-Pedic’s fiscal year closed with a powerful fourth-quarter performance, with net income jumping 59 percent to $46.3 million. The mattress manufacturer benefited from improvements in sales and gross margin in the final quarter of 2010, which ended on Dec. 31, 2010. Net sales rose 20 percent to $292.7 million, fueled by a 32 percentMore »

Calvin Klein Home to Debut Spring Rug Collection

Calvin Klein Home to Debut Spring Rug Collection

NEW YORK—Calvin Klein Home is readying the launch of multiple new collections of rugs for this spring, created by Nourison, the brand’s licensee. The introduction encompasses seven collections with a total of 17 new rug styles. The Canyon collection is made with cut-pile viscose merged with flat suede leather. The Shetland collection presents the lookMore »

New View Gifts Appoints Two

New View Gifts Appoints Two

MEDIA, Pa. ­—Derek Hubbard joins New View Gifts as director of national account sales. In his new post Hubbard will be responsible for National Account Sales and overseeing the development of new business. Hubbard’s most recent position was at Virginia Candle as director of national account sales. Grace Saari joins New View Gifts in theMore »

FabriTech Appoints Loera Director of Sales

FabriTech Appoints Loera Director of Sales

CEDAR GROVE, N.J.—FabriTech has named Ruben Loera to the newly created position of director of sales and retail development. Loera oversees the company’s network of sales representatives and focuses on expanding mattress- and pillow-protector sales through education and collaboration with the company’s retail customers. He reports to Sean Bergman, vice president of sales and marketing.More »

Seven New and Expanded Showrooms Debut at 7 W New York

Seven New and Expanded Showrooms Debut at 7 W New York

NEW YORK—Seven companies with new and expanded showrooms have opened in the 7 W New York showroom building, with the Gift & Home Textiles Market Week set for later next week. The newcomers include Milagros, a manufacturer of slippers, sandals and socks, in room 920; Depeche Mode, a vendor of jewelry, scarves, handbags, wallets, noveltiesMore »

Website Scores for Gift Fair

Website Scores for Gift Fair

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Increased use of NYIGF.com, the website of the New York International Gift Fair, has driven increases in preregistration for the show, product searches and appointment settings, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. Since last Nov. 1, the site has generated 1.6 million page views, GLM said, resulting inMore »

French Pavilion Slated for Housewares Show

French Pavilion Slated for Housewares Show

CHICAGO—The International Housewares Association and Ubifrance-the French Trade Commission will partner to present the French Pavilion at the International Home + Housewares Show next month. The pavilion will include 14 French companies specializing in bakeware and cookware, knives, gadgets, wine accessories, table accessories and eco-friendly products such as solar-powered portable ovens and barbecues. It willMore »

Lighting Market Opens in Dallas

Lighting Market Opens in Dallas

DALLAS–The lighting industry begins 2011 with its pilgrimage to the Dallas International Lighting Market, which opens today. Many companies are debuting new, relocated or expanded showrooms, and will host ribbon cutting ceremonies to celebrate. For today, these include 26th & Soho (World Trade Center #521-B) at 2 p.m. and Stylecraft (WTC, #10074) at 2:15 p.m.More »