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7 W Gears Up for Gift & Home Textiles Week

7 W Gears Up for Gift & Home Textiles Week

NEW YORK–Permanent showroom building 7 W New York is preparing for an “energetic” 2011. The Gift & Home Textiles Market Week at 7 W 34th Street will start the year off with special shopping days, industry gatherings and daily prize drawings. “We expect 2011 to be a very exciting and successful growth year for allMore »

Guy to Be Honored as “Design Icon” at Las Vegas Market

Guy to Be Honored as “Design Icon” at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS—Designer Christopher Guy will be recognized as a “Design Icon” by World Market Center Las Vegas during the January Las Vegas Market. When he receives the award, Guy will join a list of honorees that includes Juan Montoya, Vicente Wolf, Roger Thomas, Vladimir Kagan and Larry Laslo. Randy Wells, vice president of the LasMore »

Historic Tabletop Brands Rediscover Macef

Historic Tabletop Brands Rediscover Macef

MILAN, Italy–Many historic “Made in Italy” brands are returning to the Italian trade show Macef in January, including Sia, Richard Ginori and Bialetti, while several other tabletop companies, including Alessi, Villeroy & Boch, Ballarini and Barazzoni, have renewed their commitment to the show, organizers said. “Macef is experiencing a particularly positive moment,” said Marco Serioli,More »

High Point Market Authority, High Point University Partner

High Point Market Authority, High Point University Partner

HIGH POINT, N.C.–High Point University and The High Point Market Authority have teamed for a new program that will help connect students and home furnishings companies. The partnership, which will match students with companies that are looking for help during the High Point Market, will also match students with semester-long internships throughout the calendar year.More »

Consumer Confidence Gains in November

Consumer Confidence Gains in November

NEW YORK—U.S. shoppers have entered the holiday season somewhat more upbeat, according to the latest consumer confidence index from The Conference Board. The index picked up 4.2 points from October to November, to 54.1. Both of its key component indexes, present situation and expectations, also rose. Expectations provided most of the fuel by rising 6.7More »

Kohl’s Promotes Brennan, Worthington, Eskenasi and McDonald

Kohl’s Promotes Brennan, Worthington, Eskenasi and McDonald

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.—Four key executives at Kohl’s have been promoted to new posts. Don Brennan, senior executive vice president, has been named chief merchandising officer, responsible for all of the retailer’s merchandising divisions, merchandising planning and allocation, and e-commerce. Brennan has also assumed oversight over product development. John Worthington, senior executive vice president, has becomeMore »

Jennifer Convertibles Loss Grows in Fourth Quarter

Jennifer Convertibles Loss Grows in Fourth Quarter

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Jennifer Convertibles, which has been under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since July, reported a net loss for its final fiscal quarter of the year of $6.3 million, compared to a fourth-quarter net loss of $5.3 million in its prior fiscal year. Net sales for the quarter, which ended on Aug. 28, rose nearly 12More »

Cohenour Leaves Hooker Furniture

Hooker Furniture

MARTINSVILLE, Va.—Bruce Cohenour has resigned as president of Hooker Furniture Casegoods, effective today. Cohenour joined the company in 2007 as senior vice president of national accounts after a 12-year career as a sales representative. In 2009, he was promoted to executive vice president of marketing, and became president of the casegoods unit earlier this year.More »