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SustainAbility to Return to Gift Fair

SustainAbility to Return to Gift Fair

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Once again, SustainAbility: design for a better world will be part of the New York International Gift Fair’s winter edition. GLM, owner and manager of the Gift Fair, said SustainAbility will be “a multifaceted program,” incorporating nearly 200 “green” gift, home and lifestyle products from 85 companies throughout the world in its juriedMore »

Carpet One Floor & Home Launch Fall Pink Ribbon Campaign

Carpet One Floor & Home Launch Fall Pink Ribbon Campaign

MANCHESTER, N.H.–Carpet One Floor & Home has released its newest indoor/outdoor mats for its Welcomes Your Support campaign, which donates money for breast cancer research. This season’s exclusive designs include ones from designer Glen Peloso and Julie Edelman, The Accidental Housewife. All incorporating a pink ribbon, the 10 designs include seasonal looks, as well asMore »

Waterford to Design People’s Choice Awards Trophy

Waterford to Design People’s Choice Awards Trophy

NEW YORK–Waterford Crystal, which is designing and manufacturing this year’s People’s Choice Awards trophy, is offering fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite custom-made award at www.PeoplesChoice.com. The three 14-inch trophies were hand-crafted and specially-designed by master artisans at the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford City, Ireland. Each new sapphire-colored design is unique,More »

Walmart to Offer Free Home Shipping During Holiday Season

Walmart to Offer Free Home Shipping During Holiday Season

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–Walmart will provide free home shipping on nearly 60,000 holiday items, with no minimum purchase requirement or subscription fees, now through Dec. 20. Among the categories covered in this offer are furniture, home appliances, all electronics, select video games, toys, jewelry and baby products. The offer complements Walmart’s Site to Store program, which providesMore »

J.C. Penney Boosts Q3 Net 63 Percent, Launches Growth-Brands Division

J.C. Penney Boosts Q3 Net 63 Percent, Launches Growth-Brands Division

PLANO, Texas—J.C. Penney reported a 63 percent gain in third-quarter net income as the retailer introduced its new growth-brands division. The bottom line in the quarter, which ended Oct. 30, was helped by a 4.9 percent reduction in total operating expenses, which included a 3.8 percent decline in selling, general and administrative expenses, along withMore »

Dillard’s Net Jumps 80 Percent in Third Quarter

Dillard’s Net Jumps 80 Percent in Third Quarter

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Third-quarter net income for Dillard’s rose 80 percent to $14.4 million, thanks to the retailer’s efforts and inventory and expense controls. Controls on inventory, which for comparable stores declined 2 percent, helped push up gross margin by 190 basis points to 36.3 percent. Advertising, selling, administrative and general expenses edged down 0.9 percentMore »

AmericasMart Calls for Spectacular Rug Introductions

AmericasMart Calls for Spectacular Rug Introductions

ATLANTA—America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards—the headlining event at the January International Area Rug Market—honoring the area rug industry’s finest introductions, is calling for manufacturers and importers to enter their products. AmericasMart Area Rug exhibitors may present up to two rug introductions. The categories are: handmade, power-loomed, antique and contemporary. Exhibitors can submit entries online at americasmart.com/jancarpetawards.com.More »

IFDA and Jamie Drake to Present “Rising Stars of Interior Design”

IFDA and Jamie Drake to Present “Rising Stars of Interior Design”

NEW YORK—The New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will team up with designer Jamie Blake to present the fourth annual “Rising Stars of Interior Design.” Drake’s choices for this year’s event are interior designers Nina Freundenberger, Ryan Korban and Kevin Isbell. In addition, design students Jae-Young Dokogo of the Fashion InstituteMore »