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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 »

Out of the Mainstream

Out of the Mainstream

By David Gill New messages and new media have become part of the marketing menu for the floor-care industry. This year, two of the industry’s biggest brands, Bissell and Hoover, have expanded their marketing efforts to include social media, cause marketing, direct-response television (DRTV) and other non-traditional methods. In April, Hoover launched a comprehensive marketingMore »

All Things Considered

All Things Considered

By Allison Zisko Carefully edited and considered collections debuted at the New York Tabletop Show here last month, reflecting vendors’ ongoing efforts to offer product that is saleable, price-conscious and practical, but also beautiful and inspirational. In this fashion-oriented business, the stand-out introduction was Donna Karan Lenox, but there were additional trend-right looks. Organic themesMore »