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Kichler Hires Yoss as National Sales Manager

Kichler Hires Yoss as National Sales Manager

CLEVELAND–Mark Yoss has been appointed national sales manager at Kichler Lighting, responsible for planning and executing sales efforts within the lighting showroom and electrical wholesale channels. With more than 20 years of sales and management experience in commercial and industrial products, Yoss was most recently national sales manager for Panasonic Home and Environment Company, whichMore »

Base Brands Inks Deal With Southeast Sales Rep Dugan-Bliss

Base Brands Inks Deal With Southeast Sales Rep Dugan-Bliss

ATLANTA–Eco-friendly housewares company Base Brands has signed a sales agreement to be represented by Dugan-Bliss & Associates in the Southeast, providing coverage of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Dugan-Bliss has a permanent showroom at AmericasMart here. “Partnering with DBA will provide us with a great opportunity to expose our brandsMore »

Jura-Capresso to Hold Ribbon Cutting at New AmericasMart Showroom

Jura-Capresso to Hold Ribbon Cutting at New AmericasMart Showroom

ATLANTA–Jura-Capresso will formally open its new showroom at AmericasMart here with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. Measuring 700 square feet, the space has dedicated demonstration and display areas for the Jura line of automatic coffee centers. It also includes a display devoted to Capresso-branded coffeemakers, espresso machines, grinders, water kettles and other small electrics. The ceremonyMore »

CGS to Unveil Makeover for Kentia Hall

CGS to Unveil Makeover for Kentia Hall

LOS ANGELES–The California Gift Show will debut a new look for Kentia Hall, site of the show’s “Kentia-the Global Marketplace.” The redone section will feature new signage and carpeting, additional international food choices and a schedule of music, events and performances. According to a statement from MMPI, owner and manager of the California Gift Show,More »

U.S. Retail Sales Slip in June

U.S. Retail Sales Slip in June

WASHINGTON—Sales at the nation’s retailers declined 0.5 percent last month, to a seasonally adjusted total of $360.2 billion. The overall performance included a 1.1 percent drop in sales and furniture and home-furnishings stores to $7.5 billion. Sales at general-merchandise stores increased 0.2 percent to $50.4 billion, which included a 1.1 percent rise in sales atMore »

Libbey Glass Named Coca-Cola Licensee of the Year

Libbey Glass Named Coca-Cola Licensee of the Year

ATLANTA—Libbey Glass  was named  one of  Coca-Cola Licensees of the Year for 2009.  The award was presented at the annual Coca-Cola Licensing summit recently held in Atlanta. Kate Dwyer, Coca-Cola’s group director for worldwide licensing, recognized Libbey for meeting and exceeding in key criteria, including sales performance, new product development, creative marketing, and social compliance.More »

Ed Mitre Joins Feizy

Ed Mitre Joins Feizy

DALLAS—Feizy Rugs has appointed Ed Mitre as director of advertising and marketing, reporting to Leah Feizy, assistant to the chief executive officer. With more than 13 years of experience in design and advertising, Mitre will be responsible for the company’s sales tools development, including catalog and brochure design, production and pre-press, point-of-sale materials, media buysMore »