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AmericasMart Readies January Market With New Temporaries, Events

AmericasMart Readies January Market With New Temporaries, Events

ATLANTA–At the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which takes place Jan. 12-19, and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, which takes place Jan. 13-16, attendees will find a full schedule of events, as well as additional features. In the temporaries, which serve as a launching pad forMore »

American Textile to Celebrate 85th Anniversary

American Textile to Celebrate 85th Anniversary

PITTSBURGH–American Textile Co. will hold an 85th anniversary party for the company at its headquarters near here, in Duquesne, Pa., on Oct. 2. The event will be a 1920s-themed celebration in recognition of the company’s founding in 1925. In a statement announcing the event, Reid Ruttenberg, American Textile’s chairman, said the company is “focused onMore »

Walmart Eyes African Market

Walmart Eyes African Market

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–Walmart has made a preliminary, non-binding proposal to acquire South African retailer Massmart Holdings, which, if successful, would represent the company’s first retail operations on the African continent. According to the proposal, Walmart would make a cash offer for Massmart that would be worth about $21 per share. Headquartered in Johannesburg, Massmart is oneMore »

Target to Open Smaller-Format Stores

Target to Open Smaller-Format Stores

MINNEAPOLIS–Target will unveil a new, smaller-format store, the first of which will open in Seattle in 2012, according to various press reports. The new format for Seattle will measure 90,000 square feet, and will be the first example of an urban prototype that will range from 60,000 to 100,000 square feet. Beyond Seattle, the retailerMore »

Trump Home to Launch First Bedding Line with Hallmart

Trump Home to Launch First Bedding Line with Hallmart

NEW YORK–Trump Home has reached an agreement with Hallmart Collectibles that will add decorative bedding to the Donald Trump-inspired home line. The collection will consist of sheets, duvets, shams and bedding accessories and “will feature high thread counts, luxurious designs and the attention to detail synonymous with the Trump name,” according to a statement fromMore »

IHA Discover Design Event Slated for October

IHA Discover Design Event Slated for October

ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Housewares Association will hold the Discover Design event on Oct. 21 in New York. The event will highlight well-designed new products from housewares vendors. It will take place in the Rhinelander Gallery on the second floor of the Hilton New York hotel from noon to 4 p.m.

Brides Magazine to Host Pop-Up Shop in NYC

Brides Magazine to Host Pop-Up Shop in NYC

NEW YORK–Brides magazine will host a White Hot Style Shop, a pop-up bridal experience in New York City, Oct. 8-10 alongside a nationwide philanthropic retail campaign dubbed White Hot Hope. The White Hot Style Shop is a first-ever, high-style inspiration shop that will feature the magazine’s advice on wedding-related issues, such as styling and etiquette,More »

Lenox and Donna Karan Partner for Tabletop and Giftware

Lenox and Donna Karan Partner for Tabletop and Giftware

NEW YORK–Lenox has entered into a licensing alliance with Donna Karan International to create the Donna Karan Lenox tabletop and giftware collection. The Donna Karan Lenox collection, to preview at the New York tabletop show, Oct. 12-15, will include porcelain and stoneware dinnerware, serving pieces, crystal glassware, flatware and an extensive assortment of giftware craftedMore »