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Ethan Allen Goes from Loss to Gain

Ethan Allen Goes from Loss to Gain

DANBURY, Conn.–Ethan Allen Interiors posted net income of $3.8 million in the third quarter, reversing a $13.6 million net loss from the third quarter of 2009. The furniture retailer/manufacturer reaped the benefit of a 21 percent pickup in third-quarter sales, which totaled $164.8 million and which included a 17.3 percent sales increase in its retailMore »

7 W New York Reports ‘Robust’ Fall Market

7 W New York Reports ‘Robust’ Fall Market

NEW YORK–The tabletop market held at 7 W New York earlier this month was an overall success, according to Merchandise Mart Properties Inc., who owns the permanent showroom building. “Characterized by productive appointments, strong optimism and a diverse group of buyers, 7 W showrooms took advantage of synergistic opportunities outside their usual targets and reportedMore »

Vendors on Board for Hotel Show

Vendors on Board for Hotel Show

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Next month’s International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) will feature both exhibitors from past shows and newcomers in the home-furnishings industry. Among the exhibitors in the home area are Electrolux Professional, Standard Textile and Tempur-Pedic—all of which will return to the show after a brief absence, according to GLM, owner and managerMore »

Four Hands Names Miller National Sales Manager

Four Hands Names Miller National Sales Manager

AUSTIN, Texas–Chris Miller has joined Four Hands as national sales manager, responsible for the national sales team as well as the Las Vegas and Atlanta showroom personnel. He previously spent 17 years with Rowe Fine Furniture in such roles as vice president of sales operations and regional sales manager for the southeastern region.

Royal VKB, Bodum Win Green Good Design Award

Royal VKB, Bodum Win Green Good Design Award

CHICAGO–Royal VKB and Bodum were among the product design winners for the Green Good Design 2010 award, organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Royal VKB received the award for its Jar Tops, which allow consumers to reuse old jars byMore »

Home Retailers, Vendors Partner in St. Jude Hospital Campaign

Home Retailers, Vendors Partner in St. Jude Hospital Campaign

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–Home specialty retailer HomeGoods and the Trump Hotel Collection are among the new partners in this year’s Thanks and Giving campaign by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The annual holiday-focused effort builds awareness and raises funds for research to help children fight cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Among the returning partners are Kmart, Target,More »

New Year Brings New Opportunities at AmericasMart

New Year Brings New Opportunities at AmericasMart

ATLANTA—The New Year will bring new categories and new companies to the January 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market with the launch of four new and newly re-branded product centers and the introduction of more than 500 names among the 2,500 companies in the Temporaries. Debuting in the Market Temporaries are HD Home,More »

Electrolux Net Falls 15 Percent in Q3

Electrolux Net Falls 15 Percent in Q3

STOCKHOLM–Net income for AB Electrolux was $189.7 million in the third quarter, down 15 percent from the manufacturer’s bottom line in the 2009 third quarter after currency conversion. Net sales for the global consumer-products manufacturer totaled $3.6 billion in the quarter, off 4.6 percent from last year’s third quarter. This included a 4 percent declineMore »