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TJX Q2 Net Rises 7.9 Percent

TJX

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.-Increased sales, especially from its HomeGoods and TJX Europe units, boosted The TJX Cos.’ second-quarter bottom-line total to $517.6 million, up 7.9 percent above the second quarter of last year. Total net sales in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 2, were $6.9 billion, gaining 7.4 percent and including a companywide same-store sales pickupMore »

Groupe SEB Resets U.S. Sales and Marketing Teams

Groupe SEB

WEST ORANGE, N.J.-Groupe SEB USA has reorganized its sales and marketing teams, with changes that went into effect on Aug. 15. The company’s U.S. marketing teams have been consolidated under the leadership of Andy Padawer, vice president of marketing. Padawer’s team is now responsible for product development and commercialization for the All-Clad, Krups, Lagostina, Rowenta,More »

Cook Joins Natuzzi Americas as Marketing and Communications Manager

Cameron Cook

SANTERAMO IN COLLE, Italy–Cameron Cook has been named the marketing and communications manager for Natuzzi Americas. Cook, who joins Natuzzi from Four Hands, will report directly to Ed Teplitz, chief commercial officer of Natuzzi Americas. In her new position, Cook is responsible for marketing and communication strategy for Natuzzi Americas. “We are excited to haveMore »

IMC Appoints Onou Gilburg Leasing Manager

Priscila Onou Gilburg

LAS VEGAS–International Market Centers has hired Priscila Onou Gilburg, a 17-year tradeshow industry veteran, to manage and oversee the expansion of temporary exhibitors in the gift and lifestyle segments at Las Vegas Market. For the past four years, Onou Gilburg has served as sales manager for ENK International Trade Shows, focusing on expanding product categoriesMore »

American Design Exhibit Planned for Germany

Ambiente

NEW YORK–American designer Scott Henderson, who will serve as America’s design ambassador at the next Ambiente fair, unveiled his plans for a special partner country exhibition at a press event here yesterday. Earlier this week, Ambiente organizer Messe Frankfurt selected the United States to be its partner country for the 2015 show, which takes placeMore »

Surya Launches Virtual Tour of its Las Vegas Showroom

From Surya’s virtual tour of its Las Vegas Showroom

CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya has unveiled its interactive, 360-degree virtual tour of its 30,000-square-foot showroom at Las Vegas Market. Using Google Business View technology, the tour enables designers and retailers to view and browse Surya’s latest product offerings across all categories via any web-enabled computer or mobile device. To develop the virtual tour, which features high-resolution panoramicMore »

Dollar General Bids for Family Dollar

Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.-A little more than three weeks after Dollar Tree apparently cut a deal to acquire Family Dollar, Dollar General has made its own proposal to purchase its rival dollar-store chain. Dollar General’s bid, which was delivered this morning in a letter to Family Dollar’s board of directors, is for $78.50 a share in cash,More »

Wayfair Files for IPO

Wayfair.com

BOSTON-Online home retailer Wayfair has filed for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The number of shares the company will offer, the portion of the shares to be sold by Wayfair and existing stockholders, and the price range for the IPO have yet to be determined, according to a WayfairMore »