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“Let’s Talk About It!” Lectures Slated for Heimtextil

“Let’s Talk About It!” Lectures Slated for Heimtextil

FRANKFURT, Germany—The January Heimtextil will offer a lecture program titled “Let’s talk about it!,” which will focus on trends in the home-furnishings market. The first day of this program, Jan. 12, 2011, will be devoted to fashion trends in home textiles such as colors, patterns and materials. The following day will feature sessions on theMore »

Regal Ware Raises Funds for Local Food Pantries

Regal Ware Raises Funds for Local Food Pantries

KEWASKUM, Wis.—Employees at Regal Ware have raised nearly $7,000 and 2,900 pounds of food for two local food pantries. The company divided employees into eight teams, which then held a friendly competition to raise the most funds and collect the most food. The pantries were the Kewaskum Community Food Pantry here and the Full ShelfMore »

Sears Debuts Online Shopping Tool

Sears Debuts Online Shopping Tool

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.—Sears Holdings has launched AdYourWay, an online feature that provides personalized shopping offers to consumers. From personalized pages on sears.com, and soon to come on kmart.com, AdYourWay sends personalized product recommendations based on shoppers’ previous purchases and product searches. Once a consumer is logged onto sears.com or kmart.com, AdYourWay provides deals and offersMore »

Jarden Net Climbs 9.4 Percent in Q3

Jarden Net Climbs 9.4 Percent in Q3

RYE, N.Y.—Third-quarter net income for Jarden Corp. totaled $80.6 million, 9.4 percent ahead of the bottom line in last year’s third quarter. The company accomplished this on a gain in net sales of 18.5 percent, to $1.6 billion. Martin Franklin, Jarden’s chairman and chief executive officer, said the sales pickup was led by a “solidMore »

Brookstone Loss Rises in Third Quarter

Brookstone Loss Rises in Third Quarter

MERRIMACK, N.H.—Brookstone registered a third-quarter net loss of $20.3 million, compared to a $19 million net loss in the third quarter of last year. The retailer’s redder bottom line emerged in spite of a net sales increase of 6.6 percent to $72.7 million, which included a gain of 6.2 percent in same store sales. Selling,More »

Profit, Sales Jump for Iconix in Q3

Profit, Sales Jump for Iconix in Q3

NEW YORK—Net income for Iconix Brand Group rose 32 percent to $29.8 million, fueled by a net sales increase of 63 percent to $96.9 million. Neil Cole, chairman and chief executive officer, said Iconix has risen as a global consumer-products licensing powerhouse, now with 27 brands representing $12 billion in annual global retail sales inMore »

ART Conference 2011 to be held in San Diego

ART Conference 2011 to be held in San Diego

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The 2011 ART Conference, co-produced by the Accessories Resource Team and the Home Furnishings Independents Association, will take place at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, Calif., from May 12 to 15. The tagline will be “Living •  Learning  •  Laughing  • Lasting,” and will combine networking, retail workshops, creative sessions and funMore »

Surtex to Begin Exhibitor Webinars

Surtex to Begin Exhibitor Webinars

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—“Getting Started in Art Licensing,” presented by licensing expert Tara Reed, will begin a series of webinars about the Surtex trade show on Nov. 3, 2010 at 12 Noon. Surtex exhibitors can register for this webinar and other show-related web sessions at surtex.com. The webinar schedule also includes “Operations Basics: Logistics for aMore »