MILAN, Italy–Macef, the International Home Show, opens in September with a new Thursday to Sunday schedule. The Thursday to Sunday timeframe places the show, scheduled for Sept. 9-12 “in a highly advantageous position, distancing it from the month of August and ensuring it does not overlap with other important European fairs,” according to show organizers. … More »
NEW YORK—Revman has signed an agreement with the Sean John label to produce a licensed line of bedding and home furnishings under the Sean John brand. The initial collection will consist of comforters, sheets, pillows and shams. According to a statement from Sean John, Macy’s will offer the initial collection, with deliveries beginning in September. … More »
STAMFORD, Conn.—Conair has reached an agreement with Kao Brands to produce a licensed line of hair appliances under the John Frieda brand name. The collection will include hair dryers, straighteners and styling tools, along with a group of non-electric styling tools. The new line will launch in the first quarter of 2011, and will be … More »
LOS ANGELES—The Rug Market has recently added three sales rep groups to bolster its business in the Southeast, Midwest and West Coast regions. Casa Bella, based in Chicago, will cover nine states in the Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. For the Southwest territory, Atlanta-based Southern Accessories Today … More »
FRIANT, Calif.—Latexco US, the North American division of Latexco of Belgium, has joined the Green Initiative of the Specialty Sleep Association. The initiative is focused on providing definitions and standards for mattresses, retailers and consumers of environmentally friendly sleep products. Latexco produces mattress toppers, mattress cores and pillow cores made of latex foam. In addition, … More »
NEW YORK–Pantone color experts Lee Eiseman and Brooks Tippett will discuss how color can jump-start sales and improve profitability during HFN’s first-ever Webinar, scheduled for June 16 at noon. HFN Editor-in-Chief Warren Shoulberg will moderate the conversation, which is free to qualified members of the home-furnishings industry. Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, … More »
NEW YORK-The deadline for sending in new product information and high-resolution images for possible inclusion in HFN’s coverage of the Las Vegas Market in August is Monday, July 12. To submit information on rugs, lighting, or accessories, contact Andrea Lillo, email@example.com; for mattresses, David Gill, firstname.lastname@example.org; and for furniture, Warren Shoulberg, email@example.com.
WASHINGTON–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will increase by 15 percent this month over June 2009, according to a projection by the National Retail Federation and consulting firm Hackett Associates. The monthly Global Port Tracker report said container traffic this month should total 1.16 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU). The TEU … More »