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Serta Debuts Facebook Contest for Paula Deen Mattress Line

Serta Debuts Facebook Contest for Paula Deen Mattress Line

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–Serta has launched a Facebook contest to promote the Paula Deen Home by Serta collection of mattresses. Called the Spice Up Your Life Contest from Serta and Paula Deen, the contest invites Facebook users to share their favorite recipes for home comfort. One grand-prize winner will be chosen by the Facebook community, whoMore »

All-Clad, T-fal Support Chefs Move to Schools Program

All-Clad, T-fal Support Chefs Move to Schools Program

CANONSBURG, Pa.–All-Clad and T-fal, the Groupe SEB brands for cookware and small electrics, have contributed to the Partnership for a Healthier America in support of the Chefs Move to Schools initiative. The program is part of the Let’s Move! campaign begun by First Lady Michelle Obama, whose goal is fighting childhood obesity. All-Clad contributed threeMore »

E.L.K. Lighting Acquires Sterling Industries

E.L.K. Lighting Acquires Sterling Industries

NESQUEHONING, Penn.–E.L.K. Lighting has acquired Sterling Industries, the manufacturer of decorative accessories, portable lighting and accent furniture, and it will now become a division under the E.L.K. umbrella. John Scott, Sterling’s chief executive officer and founder, will take on a consulting role, offering John Scott Designs as part of future Sterling offerings. “The combination ofMore »

Stutz Named Victorinox Swiss Army North American President

Stutz Named Victorinox Swiss Army North American President

MONROE, Conn.–Rene Stutz, the former president of Wüsthof-Trident of America, has been named the president of Victorinox Swiss Army, North America. “I am delighted that we have found someone who not only has a strong proven track record across all disciplines within our cutlery industry, but also who embodies our company values,” said Victorinox AGMore »

Rogaska to Launch Trump Crystal

Rogaska to Launch Trump Crystal

NEW YORK–Rogaska Crystal will manufacture and market collections of crystal home accessories, stemware, barware and giftware under the brands, Trump Home and Trump Crystal Gifts. Inspired by the celebrity property developer Donald Trump, Trump Home is designed to offer consumers an affordable way to incorporate the luxury and style of the Trump lifestyle into theirMore »

CIT Report: Recession Brings Greater Efficiency to Vendors, Retailers

CIT Report: Recession Brings Greater Efficiency to Vendors, Retailers

NEW YORK–Retailers and their suppliers are finding more efficient ways to manage cash flow, inventory levels and sales, according to a report issued by CIT Trade Finance. Titled “U.S. Small Business and Middle Market Outlook 2010: Retailers and Their Suppliers—Smarter, Leaner, Cautiously Optimistic,” the report is the company’s second annual retail outlook. In the study,More »

LIMA Sets Online Seminar Series for Fall

LIMA Sets Online Seminar Series for Fall

NEW YORK–The International Licensing Industry Merchandiser’s Association (LIMA) has scheduled three online presentations on developments in the licensing business. On Sept. 28, Stan Madaloni and Jamie Warner, president and creative director and vice president of business development, respectively, of Mada Design, will discuss “Using Your Style Guide as a Branding and Marketing Tool.” The sessionMore »

Biltmore Launches Initiatives to Showcase Licensed Products

Biltmore Launches Initiatives to Showcase Licensed Products

ASHEVILLE, N.C.–Biltmore’s home licensing division recently unveiled several new ways to showcase its licensed products. Each initiative is designed to make it easier for consumers to learn about and shop for the many different products Biltmore has to offer. These efforts include a new display in Biltmore’s Antler Hill Village, a catalog and an e-commerceMore »