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HSNi Net Falls 10 Percent in Q3

HSNi Net Falls 10 Percent in Q3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Net income for multichannel retail company HSNi, parent of HSN and the Cornerstone catalog division, totaled $14.9 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010 on a non-adjusted basis, down 10 percent from the third quarter of last year. Included in this bottom-line figure were a $2.5 million sales provision for anMore »

Kies Named CFO of Perfect Fit

Kies Named CFO of Perfect Fit

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Perfect Fit has appointed Jeff Kies chief financial officer, succeeding David Kennedy, who has left the company to pursue other interests. Kies is responsible for managing the company’s finances along with financial planning, record-keeping and financial reporting. He reports directly to Dan Hammer, president and chief executive officer. Kies’ background includes finance-related positions withMore »

AmericasMart’s Product Center Welcomes Newcomers

AmericasMart’s Product Center Welcomes Newcomers

ATLANTA–The January 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market will mark the second anniversary of the grand opening of Building 2 WestWing and an expanded gourmet/housewares permanent product center on floor 8 of the building. The product center includes more than 150 leading gourmet and housewares companies showcasing more than 300 lines. Newcomers toMore »

Browne & Co. Names Ackerson East Coast Sales Manager

Browne & Co. Names Ackerson East Coast Sales Manager

MARKHAM, Ontario–Browne & Co. has appointed Wayne Ackerson East Coast regional sales manager for Browne USA, a new position created to support the new Browne USA consolidated business. Ackerson, who reports to National Sales Manager Deb Flynn, will be responsible for all of Browne USA brands: Cuisipro, Duncan Kitchen Grips and Berard. Wayne has moreMore »

Emile Henry Hosts Pretty Pie Contest

Emile Henry Hosts Pretty Pie Contest

NEW CASTLE, Del.–Emile Henry announces its second annual National Pie Contest in honor of National Pie Day on Jan. 23, 2011. The contest called “How Pretty Is Your Pie?” begins on Thanksgiving Day and ends on Jan. 15, 2011. Winners will be announced on the emilehenryusa.com and the piecouncil.org websites on National Pie Day. ToMore »

Lord & Taylor Returns Home

Lord & Taylor Returns Home

By Allison Zisko More than two decades after exiting the home business, Lord & Taylor has decided that home is where its customer’s heart is. The department store last month unveiled a new 21,000-square-foot home department on the ninth floor of its flagship store on New York’s Fifth Avenue, part of a massive store-wide renovationMore »

Belk Launches New Corporate Identity

Belk Launches New Corporate Identity

With a new tagline “Modern. Southern. Style.” along with a new corporate logo and color palette, Belk looks to update its corporate identity to better reflect its restated mission statement, “to satisfy the modern Southern lifestyle like no one else, so that our customers get the fashion they desire and the value they deserve.” WithMore »

Companies On the Rise

Companies On the Rise

Jura-Capresso: From Bean to CupFew companies have been as innovative in the coffee category as Jura-Capresso, in enhancing what the company describes as the “bean-to-cup experience.”The company offers two distinct brands of coffee machines: the Jura line, consisting of automatic coffee centers that grind the beans, tamp them, brew coffee and self-clean in less thanMore »