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Four Hands Names Miller National Sales Manager

Four Hands Names Miller National Sales Manager

AUSTIN, Texas–Chris Miller has joined Four Hands as national sales manager, responsible for the national sales team as well as the Las Vegas and Atlanta showroom personnel. He previously spent 17 years with Rowe Fine Furniture in such roles as vice president of sales operations and regional sales manager for the southeastern region.

Royal VKB, Bodum Win Green Good Design Award

Royal VKB, Bodum Win Green Good Design Award

CHICAGO–Royal VKB and Bodum were among the product design winners for the Green Good Design 2010 award, organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Royal VKB received the award for its Jar Tops, which allow consumers to reuse old jars byMore »

Home Retailers, Vendors Partner in St. Jude Hospital Campaign

Home Retailers, Vendors Partner in St. Jude Hospital Campaign

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–Home specialty retailer HomeGoods and the Trump Hotel Collection are among the new partners in this year’s Thanks and Giving campaign by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The annual holiday-focused effort builds awareness and raises funds for research to help children fight cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Among the returning partners are Kmart, Target,More »

New Year Brings New Opportunities at AmericasMart

New Year Brings New Opportunities at AmericasMart

ATLANTA—The New Year will bring new categories and new companies to the January 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market with the launch of four new and newly re-branded product centers and the introduction of more than 500 names among the 2,500 companies in the Temporaries. Debuting in the Market Temporaries are HD Home,More »

Electrolux Net Falls 15 Percent in Q3

Electrolux Net Falls 15 Percent in Q3

STOCKHOLM–Net income for AB Electrolux was $189.7 million in the third quarter, down 15 percent from the manufacturer’s bottom line in the 2009 third quarter after currency conversion. Net sales for the global consumer-products manufacturer totaled $3.6 billion in the quarter, off 4.6 percent from last year’s third quarter. This included a 4 percent declineMore »

Mattress Firm, Protect-A-Bed Partner to Benefit Cancer Research

Mattress Firm, Protect-A-Bed Partner to Benefit Cancer Research

HOUSTON–Mattress Firm and Protect-A-Bed have joined forces to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a nationwide organization dedicated to advancing research in pancreatic cancer, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute, a non-profit organization that focuses on early diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases. During November, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, a portionMore »

Consumer Confidence Index Improves in Oct.

Consumer Confidence Index Improves in Oct.

NEW YORK–The Consumer Confidence Index finished this month at 50.2, up from 48.6 in September. The key indicator, which is compiled each month by The Conference Board, rose based on slight increases in its two component indexes, Present Situation and Expectations. The former edged up 0.6 point to 23.9, while the latter gained 2.3 pointsMore »

Epilady Licenses with Sharper Image, Launches Self-Branded Hair-Care Line

Epilady Licenses with Sharper Image, Launches Self-Branded Hair-Care Line

HOUSTON–Epilady USA has entered a license agreement with Sharper Image, while it also prepares to debut its hair-care products category in this country. Under the terms of the license agreement, Epilady will produce and market a collection of Sharper Image-branded hair-removal products. The first products are scheduled for launch in spring of next year. AccordingMore »