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Sharper Image Expands Advertising Initiatives

Sharper Image Expands Advertising Initiatives

NEW YORK—The Sharper Image has unveiled a major advertising push for the upcoming holiday shopping season. The campaign will include national television advertising, prominent billboards, sports-arena signage and brand signage at airports. The TV ads have already begun airing on national and local cable stations throughout the country. Billboards in Times Square here have alsoMore »

Extracts Welcomes Newcomers in New York

Extracts Welcomes Newcomers in New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Spa, salon and personal care retailers will find a number of newcomers – both first time and returning to market – at the winter 2011 edition of EX•TRACTS at the New York International Gift Fair. EX•TRACTS runs Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2011, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits ConventionMore »

La-Z-Boy Net Falls 34 Percent in Second Quarter

La-Z-Boy Net Falls 34 Percent in Second Quarter

MONROE, Mich.—Net income for La-Z-Boy dropped 34 percent in its fiscal second quarter, totaling $3.9 million. Declines in sales and gross margin were to blame for the bottom-line shortfall in the quarter, which ended on Oct. 23. Net sales slipped 2.6 percent to $293 million, due largely to a 3.4 percent drop in sales inMore »

Wall, Michelle Named to Sales and Marketing Posts at Sleep Studio

Wall, Michelle Named to Sales and Marketing Posts at Sleep Studio

NEW YORK–Sleep Studio has named Kelly Wall national sales manager and Charly Michelle marketing director, both new positions for the basic-bedding manufacturer. Wall oversees the company’s sales representatives and its efforts to further expand distribution of its line of sleep products, and reports to Chris Ann Ernst, vice president. Michelle is responsible for executive marketing,More »

Furnitureland South Manager Wins Biltmore Gift Basket

Furnitureland South Manager Wins Biltmore Gift Basket

N. CHARLESTON, S.C.–As part of the launch celebration for its new licensed collections with Biltmore, the largest privately owned residence in the U.S., casual indoor and outdoor furniture manufacturer Whitecraft presented a Biltmore products gift basket to Shelby Sari of Furnitureland South. The custom gift basket contained an array of Biltmore-licensed items including wine fromMore »

Gift + Home Schedules Winter Market Seminars

Gift + Home Schedules Winter Market Seminars

LAS VEGAS–Gift + Home at Las Vegas Market has scheduled the following seminars for the January trade show. On Monday, Jan. 24:•“First Look,” presenting an overview of new products at the market, by Monica Pedersen, co-host of HGTV’s “Dream Home Giveaway 2011,” and Julie Smith Vincenti, founder and president of Nine Muses Media, at 10More »

Fox Run Acquires Outset

Fox Run Acquires Outset

IVYLAND, Penn.–Housewares company Fox Run has agreed to acquire Outset, a grilling and entertaining accessories company, for an undisclosed amount. “This is a great opportunity for Fox Run to add a few key components to our brand strategy — products we do not offer today, powerful high profile brands, and two people in Jeff NorlingMore »

Artland Promotes Riegel

Artland Promotes Riegel

DAYTON, N.J.–Marguerite “Maggie” Riegel has been promoted to vice president of product and design at Artland.  This is a newly created position in which Riegel reports to William Flaherty, executive vice president. “In her eight years at Artland, Ms. Riegel has been responsible for all product and design, which is the driving force in aMore »