NEW YORK—The deadline for sending in new product information and high-resolution images for possible inclusion in HFN’s coverage of the Las Vegas Market in August is Monday, July 12. To submit information on rugs, lighting, or accessories, contact Andrea Lillo, firstname.lastname@example.org; for mattresses, David Gill, email@example.com; and for furniture, Warren Shoulberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHANGHAI—The Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2010 trade fair has been enlarged from nine to 10 halls in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre here. Scheduled for Aug. 24-26, the show is a key sourcing venue for home textiles. Retailers that have confirmed that they will attend the trade fair include Target and IKEA, according to … More »
NEW YORK—The Consumer Confidence Index registered 52.9 this month, down nearly 10 points from its May level of 62.7. The June level marked the end of three consecutive months in which the index rose. A key factor in the falloff was a 13.4-point plummet in the Expectations Index to 71.2. The Present Situations Index, the … More »
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Kmart has been recognized as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Corporate Partner of the Year. The retailer received the honor during the presentation of the ALSAC/St. Jude Volunteer Appreciation Awards on June 25. Richard C. Shadyac Jr., chief executive officer of ALSAC, the St. Jude fundraising organization, cited Kmart’s efforts in helping the hospital’s … More »
MIRA LOMA, Calif.—Snapware has appointed Carla Hunter director of marketing. Hunter has previously served in various marketing capacities at Con Agra, Zyliss USA (now DKB Brands) and Mastrad, Inc. “We are thrilled to welcome Carla to the Snapware family,²” said Craig Allen, chief executive officer of Snapware. “Her leadership and vision will play an invaluable … More »
MORRISTOWN, N.J.–Even as it said it expected to continue to outperform the marketplace, Bed Bath and Beyond at its annual meeting this morning voiced concern for possible rising prices due to increased costs of imported goods from China. During the presentation at the meeting, which lasted a scant 13 minutes in typical brisk Bed Bath … More »
GREEN BAY, Wis.–John Bulgarella has been appointed divisional vice president and divisional merchandise manager for Shopko’s hard-home division. In his new post, Bulgarella is responsible for developing, directing and executing merchandise strategies for the retailers’ consumer-electronics and furniture divisions. Information on who Bulgarella is succeeding was not immediately available. Before joining Shopko, Bulgarella served as … More »
DALLAS–Clothes and Go was named The Next Big Thing winner during Dallas Market Center’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. Based here and founded by and sisters-in-law Myra Prescott and Julie Tobolowsky, Clothes and Go provides an easier way to move clothing, using hangers in a bag to be transported, eliminating the need for traditional moving boxes … More »