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Gibson Appoints Marketing Vice President

Gibson Appoints Marketing Vice President

COMMERCE, Calif.–Gibson Overseas has appointed consumer goods executive Tina Perez vice president of marketing. Perez, who reports to President Sal Gabbay, manages the companies brands and will identify opportunities for expansion and growth. “We’re pleased to have Tina joining us,” Gabbay said. “Her expertise in marketing to the female consumer will lead Gibson through thisMore »

Baron Tabbed to Oversee Operations for Simmons

Baron Tabbed to Oversee Operations for Simmons

ATLANTA—Simmons has named Mark Baron executive vice president of operations. Reporting directly to Gary Fazio, the mattress manufacturer’s chief executive officer, Baron is in charge of manufacturing, technical services and supply-chain operations through the company’s 20 manufacturing facilities. In announcing the appointment, Fazio cited Baron’s experience in lean manufacturing, which “will help us to sharpenMore »

Showroom 615 to Celebrate Grand Opening in Atlanta

Showroom 615 to Celebrate Grand Opening in Atlanta

ATLANTA–Drawn by the growth of the Atlanta Gift and Furniture Mart, Art Glass Imports, Gift Connection, Muddy Waters, Addison Ross Ltd and Books of Love have decided to double the size of their combined showroom space, Showroom 615, here. A grand opening celebration will be held Jan. 9 in Building 2 Room 615A during theMore »

Accent on Design, Handmade Welcome Newcomers to Winter NYIGF

Accent on Design, Handmade Welcome Newcomers to Winter NYIGF

NEW YORK–A wide range of product categories, materials and design inspiration will be presented by newcomers to the winter 2011 edition of Accent on Design at the New York International Gift Fair, which takes place Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here. Accent on Design, one of 10More »

Strong November Sales Launch Holiday Season for U.S. Chains

Strong November Sales Launch Holiday Season for U.S. Chains

NEW YORK–Major U.S. retail chains enjoyed a prosperous beginning to the holiday season, reporting same-store sales increases for November. The surprising leaders among the chains tracked by HFN were J.C. Penney with a 9.2 percent increase in same-store sales, and Dillard’s with an 8 percent pickup. Both chains had tended to be among the weakerMore »

Pier 1’s Comp-Store Sales Rise 10.2 Percent in Q3

Pier 1’s Comp-Store Sales Rise 10.2 Percent in Q3

FORT WORTH, Texas–Same-store sales for Pier 1 Imports grew 10.2 percent in the third quarter, according to a preliminary report on its quarterly results from the specialty retailer. The comparable-store increase occurred on top of a 13.7 percent same-store gain in the third quarter of last year. Total sales for the quarter reached $354 million,More »

Belk Posts $4.2 Million Net Loss in Third Quarter

Belk Posts $4.2 Million Net Loss in Third Quarter

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Department-store retailer Belk reported a net loss of $4.2 million in its fiscal third quarter ending on Oct. 30, as opposed to net income of $400,000 for the third quarter of last year. In a statement on the results, Tim Belk, chairman and chief executive officer, attributed the red bottom line to increased costsMore »

Henri Bendel Holiday Displays Incorporate Crystorama Chandeliers; One Facebook Fan Will Win One

Henri Bendel Holiday Displays Incorporate Crystorama Chandeliers; One Facebook Fan Will Win One

WESTBURY, N.Y.–Crystorama chandeliers are part of Henri Bendel’s The Nutcracker-themed display at its Fifth Avenue store in New York this holiday season.  Made with Swarovski Spectra crystals, the 10 chandeliers are incorporated in both the window and atrium displays of the legendary retailer. Referencing Act 1 of The Nutcracker, the window display reflects a theaterMore »