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Marimekko Store Opens at Crate & Barrel’s SoHo Location

Marimekko Store Opens at Crate & Barrel’s SoHo Location

NEW YORK–Crate & Barrel has launched its first store within a store in its SoHo location here, with the grand opening of the Marimekko Shop. Crate & Barrel’s relationship with the Finnish design firm goes back decades, but the shop takes the partnership to a new level and expands into more Marimekko product categories. InMore »

Sleep Train Golf Classic Raises More Than $400,000 for Foster Children

Sleep Train Golf Classic Raises More Than $400,000 for Foster Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Sleep Train recently held its annual charity golf classic, and raised more than $400,000 for foster children to continue their education after high school. The event, which also marked the retailer’s 25th anniversary in business, generated donations for CSU Chancellors Office/College Pathways, the Guardian Scholars Program of City College of San Francisco, the GuardianMore »

Lenox Partners with CNART for Dinnerware in China Market

Lenox Partners with CNART for Dinnerware in China Market

BRISTOL, Pa.–Lenox Corp. USA and China National Arts and Crafts Import and Export Corp. (CNART) have formed a partnership to bring Lenox fine bone-china dinnerware to the Chinese market. CNART will officially open its corporate 300-square-foot showroom and coffee shop featuring Lenox products in Beijing this Sunday, Oct. 17. Owned by the Chinese people, CNART isMore »

WWRD Debuts Advanced E-commerce Site

WWRD Debuts Advanced E-commerce Site

NEW YORK–Waterford, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton (WWRD) has launched a new multibrand Web site, featuring a sophisticated e-commerce platform for its global customer base. The new portal includes an interface that allows visitors to use a single shopping cart to purchase any product from the three brand lines. It also features bold colors, graphics and aMore »

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 »