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Meyer Debuts Storage and Retrieval Building

Meyer Debuts Storage and Retrieval  Building

By Andrea Lillo Thirteen million pots and pans—or 66,000 pallets of kitchen products—is a lot of metal. It’s also the capacity of the new Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) building unveiled last month by cookware company Meyer Corp. U.S. at the company’s Fairfield, Calif., campus. Touted as the first AS/RS in the housewares industry,More »

Bed Bath and Beyond: WarrenandLenny, LennyandWarren

Bed Bath and Beyond: WarrenandLenny, LennyandWarren

In the business of home products retailing, you can’t say one without the other: Warren and Lenny, Lenny and Warren. And like Cher or Elvis, no last names are necessary. Warren Eisenberg and Len Feinstein are, of course, the founders and still co-chairmen of Bed Bath & Beyond, the single most important home furnishings specialtyMore »

Bed Bath and Beyond: The New Kid

Bed Bath and Beyond: The New Kid

Steve Temares had only just graduated from the University of Pennsylvania law school two years earlier when Bed Bath went to its Beyond format in 1985, but since joining the company seven years later, he hasn’t missed a single one of its more recent achievements. Chief executive officer of the company since 2003, Temares originallyMore »

Soft Home for Market

Soft Home for Market

By David Gill This month’s New York Home Fashions Market will take place in the midst of what Michael Lichtenberg, president of S. Lichtenberg & Co., called a “soft and steady” year for the home-textiles industry. The industry has picked up some steam, but not a lot, in the first eight months of 2010. “Overall,More »

Seidman’s Diamond Jubilee

Seidman’s Diamond Jubilee

By David Gill The Seidman News Bulletin turned 60 last month. The bulletin has appeared every week since its debut in 1950, totaling more than 3,000 issues. Seymour Seidman, the publication’s editor, launched the bulletin after he joined Wamsutta as merchandise manager—a position he took after serving several years running the textiles section of DNR,More »

Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun

By Allison Zisko Retail orders are in, plans are in place and hopes are up. The fourth quarter is not a fait accompli—the goods still have to sell, of course—but the tabletop landscape has brightened and the industry is breathing a little easier. The year looks to end on a more positive note than theMore »

Hooray for the Great Outdoors

Hooray for the Great Outdoors

By Duke Ratliff To paraphrase Ed Sullivan, the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market is a REALLY big show. How big? Try 350 exhibiting manufacturers in approximately 350,000 square feet of permanent and temporary showroom space in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Adding to its importance is that it’s the only show endorsed by the International CasualMore »