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Pier 1 Jumps From Loss to Profit in Second Quarter

Pier 1 Jumps From Loss to Profit in Second Quarter

FORT WORTH, Texas–Reversing a $15.8 million net loss from last year, Pier 1 Imports posted net income of $14.4 million in its fiscal second quarter. Alex W. Smith, the retailer’s president and chief executive officer, said the strong bottom line signals that Pier 1 is returning to “profitability and beyond.” Pier 1’s net sales reachedMore »

Macy’s Works Magic With New Star-Studded Campaign

Macy’s Works Magic With New Star-Studded Campaign

NEW YORK–This fall, Macy’s takes magic to a whole new level with the launch of its “Find Your Magic” campaign. “With more than 150 years of magic-making experience, Macy’s is the place where everything comes together for our customers in fun and entertaining ways,” said Martine Reardon, executive vice president of marketing for Macy’s. “OurMore »

IFDA New York Chapter Sponsors Design Walkathon

IFDA New York Chapter Sponsors Design Walkathon

NEW YORK–The New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will serve as a sponsor for the “Design Walk at High Line Park” on Oct. 2. The walkathon is part of IFDA’s effort to build scholarships, increase grant funding and support a variety of educational programs through the association’s Educational Foundation. Founded inMore »

The Iconix Way

The Iconix Way

By Warren Shoulberg Neil Cole loves brands. He loves them so much he bets his business on them. That business is Iconix, the branding company that changed the rules in apparel first, then soft home and is now set to do the same thing in the rest of the home furnishings market. “Obviously we believeMore »

Rockwell Takes His Look to the Floor With The Rug Company

Rockwell Takes His Look to the Floor With The Rug Company

By Andrea Lillo David Rockwell’s designs have touched everything from the Oscars to the JetBlue terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport to numerous restaurants and hotels. Now, the architect and designer has gone to the floor with his newest collection: a hand-knotted rug line with The Rug Company. “I’m not a product person,” Rockwell toldMore »

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 »