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Bed Bath & Beyond Tests Merchandise of Retailer Cost Plus

Bed Bath & Beyond Tests Merchandise of Retailer Cost Plus

OAKLAND, Calif. — Specialty retailer Cost Plus, Inc. has confirmed that Bed Bath & Beyond is testing its consumable products in three stores, located in San Diego, Totowa, N.J. and Elmsford, N.Y. Cost Plus said in a statement that it continually evaluates merchandising initiatives, such as this one. Known for its casual home living andMore »

Doug Robetor Joins Feizy Rugs

Doug Robetor Joins Feizy Rugs

DALLAS — A 35-year veteran of the flooring industry, Doug Robetor has joined Feizy Rugs as vice president of sales. He has previously worked for Oriental Weavers/Sphinx as southern regional manager and most recently as national sales manager for Loloi Rugs. “Doug’s knowledge of the industry and his sales and business acumen are well-known andMore »

Woolrich Licenses Home Collection with JLA

Woolrich Licenses Home Collection with JLA

WOOLRICH, Pa.–Woolrich, the outdoor-clothing manufacturer, has reached a license agreement with JLA Home for a line of home textiles. According to a joint statement from the two companies, the collection will include top-of-the-bed products, textile wall art and decorative pillows. It will launch with a grouping of five bed ensembles, which will consist of queenMore »

Abrams, Founder of Three D, Dies

Abrams, Founder of Three D, Dies

BALBOA ISLAND, Calif.—Bernie Abrams, founder and former chairman of specialty retailer Three D Departments, has died. He was 90. Abrams founded the company in 1957, and led it to become a national presence in home-furnishings retailing. It eventually encompassed Three D Bed and Bath and Linens Plus locations in California, Connecticut and Arizona. Abrams retiredMore »

Safavieh Promotes Tiffany Yaraghi

Safavieh Promotes Tiffany Yaraghi

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Tiffany Yaraghi has been promoted to the new position of executive account manager, licensing, at Safavieh. Having joined the company earlier this year, she has worked in a variety of merchandising capacities, including development of home accent product line extensions that will be launched in 2011. “With the growth of our designer licensingMore »

World Market Center Forms Partnership with GHTA

World Market Center Forms Partnership with GHTA

LAS VEGAS–The World Market Center Las Vegas and the Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA) have joined forces in a strategic partnership. The goals of the new arrangement are to boost buyer traffic at the two furniture markets here and increase membership numbers for the GHTA, according to a World Market Center statement. Under theMore »

Lampe Berger Opens NYC Pop-Up Store

Lampe Berger Opens NYC Pop-Up Store

NEW YORK–Lampe Berger, a French luxury home fragrance company, has opened its first freestanding pop up store at 941 Madison Ave. at 74th Street here. Just steps away from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Pop Up Store will feature the complete range of Lampe Berger’s fragrance compositions and signature lamps. The designs ofMore »

Vinturi Purchases New Headquarters to Accommodate Growth

Vinturi Purchases New Headquarters to Accommodate Growth

CARLSBAD, Calif.–Vinturi Inc. has purchased a 60,000-square-foot building here, which is 12 times larger than its current building. The additional space will accommodate the growth of the company, which was founded in 2007 by Rio Sabadicci, founder and chief executive officer, who invented the Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator. Renovations are expected to be completed inMore »