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Target Appoints Zabel V.P. of Government Affairs

Target Appoints Zabel V.P. of Government Affairs

MINNEAPOLIS—Matt Zabel has been named vice president of government affairs for Target. Zabel is responsible for representing Target in Washington, identifying important policy issues and being part of the legislative process. Based in Washington, he oversees the government-affairs teams for the retailer both here and in the capital. Before joining Target, Zabel was chief ofMore »

Carroll Joins McNeill Communications

Carroll Joins McNeill Communications

HIGH POINT, N.C.—Joe Carroll, the former long-time publisher of Furniture Today, has joined McNeill Communications Group as president of its newly formed marketing communications division. Caroll retired from the magazine earlier this year after spending 33 years there, most of it as publisher. At McNeill, which specializes in the home furnishings field, he will overseeMore »

French Manufacturers to Show at NYIGF

French Manufacturers to Show at NYIGF

PARIS—A grouping of French manufacturers will exhibit at the New York International Gift Fair in the CreatedinFrance section. Sponsored by Ateliers d’Art de France, the section is in keeping with the organization’s mission to promote the work of French craftspeople and companies abroad. CreatedinFrance will spotlight 29 manufacturers in both the General Gift and AccentMore »

Leggett & Platt Net Jumps 177 Percent in Second Quarter

Leggett & Platt Net Jumps 177 Percent in Second Quarter

CARTHAGE, Mo.—Second-quarter net income for Leggett & Platt totaled $52.7 million, up an impressive 177 percent over the second quarter of 2009. Healthy sales growth and expense controls produced the strong result. Leggett & Platt’s net sales rose 15 percent to $874.3 million, and selling, general and administrative expenses were flat compared with a yearMore »

Tufenkian to Open London Showroom

Tufenkian to Open London Showroom

NEW YORK—Tufenkian Artisan Carpets will open its flagship showroom for Europe this September, in London’s Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour. Scheduled to open on Sept.  25, one day before Decorex International begins, the showroom will be run by John Erkelens, the company’s European sales director. Located in Unit 315 in the Design Centre at ChelseaMore »

Pine Cone Hill to Offer Full Line on the Web

Pine Cone Hill to Offer Full Line on the Web

PITTSFIELD, Mass.—Pine Cone Hill has launched a direct-to-consumer effort for all of its products on its redesigned Web site, pineconehill.com. The products are organized into groups that complement one another, according to a company statement. The site now also has a “Get This Look” feature, which provides bed ensembles that can be purchased in theirMore »

Iman Home Debuts This Fall

Iman Home Debuts This Fall

NEW YORK–Fashion model and celebrity Iman has launched her first collection of home products, a fabric line for P/K Lifestyles, the P/Kaufmann division. The line will hit the over-the-counter retail market in September at Calico Corners and Calico Home stores. Iman started her fashion career as a model but now apparel, cosmetics and other productsMore »