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Showplace to Mark Anniversary at High Point Market

Showplace

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Showplace, the showroom building, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in business at the upcoming High Point Market. The building has arranged for a large cake that will be a representation of the showroom building, which first opened at the market 10 years ago. It will hold a cake-cutting ceremony on Oct. 18 at 2:10More »

GHTA Conference Slated for November

GHTA Conference Slated for November

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The Gift & Home Trade Association will hold its annual conference from Nov. 17-20 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans. Archie Manning, former National Football League quarterback, will deliver the keynote address on Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m., giving his insights onleadership, depending on others and flexibility. Other highlights from conference include: –HeatherMore »

New York Tabletop Show Begins

New York Tabletop Show Begins

NEW YORK–The New York Tabletop Show begins today at permanent showroom buildings and tabletop company headquarters throughout New York. As vendors promote a wide assortment of new products for spring 2011, one of the biggest topics of conversation will be the nearly inevitable rise in prices, the result of shifting dynamics in China where manyMore »

Cain Joins Lexington as Senior V.P. of Operations

Cain Joins Lexington as Senior V.P. of Operations

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Industry veteran Kelly Cain has been named senior vice president of operations for Lexington Home Brands. In his new role, Cain will assume responsibility for all aspects of domestic and international casegoods operations, including global sourcing, supply chain management, logistics, and the company’s distribution complex in Lexington, N.C. Cain was most recently withMore »

Gourmet Housewares Show Sets 2011 Dates

Gourmet Housewares Show Sets 2011 Dates

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–GLM has announced that The Gourmet Housewares Show will be held each August alongside the New York International Gift Fair at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, beginning in August 2011. The Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14-Thursday, Aug. 18. The show will showcase some 150More »

Replacements Moves Forward with Expansion Project

Replacements Moves Forward with Expansion Project

GREENSBORO, N.C.–Replacements Ltd. plans to expand its main facility by 200,000 square feet, which almost doubles its current size of 225,000 square feet. The facility houses its corporate headquarters, retail store, museum and main warehouse. Initially the expansion, which will be the most significant capital investment in Replacements’ history at an estimated $7 million, wasMore »

Hige Named President of IBC

Hige Named President of IBC

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–Dan Hige has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of International Bedding. Hige succeeds Tony Smith, who left the company in August to become Simmons’ president of U.S. sales and Simmons Canada. He has assumed charge over International Bedding’s sales and operations, and reports to Jeff Maillet, chief executive officer. AnMore »