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Survival-Planning Seminar Set for High Point Market

Survival-Planning Seminar Set for High Point Market

JAMISON, Pa.–Profit Management Promotions will hold a seminar during the upcoming High Point Market on survival planning for furniture retailers. The session will take place on Oct. 20 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Retailer Resource Center of the National Home Furnishings Association, in the Plaza Suites building. Themed “Is Your Business Ready for theMore »

Rossdeutscher Named Chairman of SSA Green Initiative

Rossdeutscher Named Chairman of SSA Green Initiative

FRIANT, Calif.–Ralph Rossdeutscher has become chairman of the Green Initiative Board of the Specialty Sleep Association. Rossdeutscher, founder and owner of mattress manufacturer Natura World, will lead the board’s program to develop a materials-content label guide and a new Level III seal that focuses on more stringent environmental standards for mattresses. Dale Read, SSA’s president,More »

Philips Sonicare Partners with Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Philips Sonicare Partners with Susan G. Komen for the Cure

STAMFORD, Conn.–Philips Sonicare has formed an alliance with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. The power-toothbrush brand will donate $100,000 to the organization and will release a commemorative Sonicare toothbrush with a pink power button; pink has become the official color for the Komen organization. TheMore »

WAC Lighting Receives AIA Accreditation for LED/OLED Training Sessions

WAC Lighting Receives AIA Accreditation for LED/OLED Training Sessions

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–WAC Lighting has received accreditation from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for its LED/Organic LED training sessions, which already are accredited by the American Lighting Association. “The AIA’s accreditation for our LED/Organic LED training sessions will encourage architects to learn more about the important role of LED and OLED lighting in today’sMore »

Holley to Succeed Schoewe as Walmart CFO

Holley to Succeed Schoewe as Walmart CFO

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–Charles Holley, currently executive vice president of finance and treasurer of Walmart, will succeed Tom Schoewe as the retailer’s chief financial officer on Nov. 30. Holley, who joined Walmart in 1994, has served the mass merchant in a variety of executive posts in the financial and international segments. As executive vice president of financeMore »

Whitecraft Partners with Biltmore on Licensing Agreement

Whitecraft Partners with Biltmore on Licensing Agreement

SOUTH CHARLESTON, S.C.—Whitecraft has signed an agreement with the licensing division of Biltmore, the historic Vanderbilt estate in Asheville, N.C., for a line of outdoor home furnishings. The initial launch encompasses two collections, Blue Ridge and South Terrace, that will be on display at the upcoming High Point Market, Oct. 16-21.

Jura to Feature Federer in Ad Campaign

Jura to Feature Federer in Ad Campaign

CLOSTER, N.J.–Jura will begin a fourth-quarter consumer advertising campaign that will star tennis champion Roger Federer To support the introduction of its Swiss-made Impressa Z7 One Touch coffeemaker. According to a statement from Jura-Capresso, parent company of the Jura brand, Federer will appear in advertisements “reinforcing the championship values he shares with the Jura brand:More »

Sleep Innovations to Expand Facility

Sleep Innovations to Expand Facility

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–Sleep Innovations will enlarge its manufacturing facility in Baldwyn, Miss. The project will add 60,000 square feet to the facility’s current 300,000 square feet, and will create a polyurethane-foam manufacturing “center of excellence,” according to a company statement. The center, to be completed next summer, will develop new products such as mattressMore »