ROSEMONT, Ill.—The International Housewares Association has teamed up with Lawrence Merchandising, a national merchandising service organization, and NextLife/MVR, a provider of environmental innovation services, to offer new services to the association’s members. As part of this arrangement, Lawrence Merchandising will provide IHA members with discounts on retail merchandising services such as displays, new-product cut-ins, ongoing … More »
CARSON, Calif.–Tabletops Unlimited has rebranded its main dinnerware brand, Tabletops Gallery. Its logo and packaging have been redesigned to be more inviting and a better fit for consumer needs and tastes. The new packaging has a crisp contemporary look that is product-centric and designed to self-sell. With bold white and red colors, large fonts and … More »
CARLSTADT, N.J.—Pantone has launched Capsure, a handheld and portable device that allows designers, contractors, paint retailers and do-it-yourselfers to measure and match colors from a variety of surfaces. Being released today, the trademarked product can be used in fashion; home furnishings; and interior, industrial and graphic design. It employs advanced three-dimensional image-capture technology that eliminates … More »
WASHINGTON—U.S. retail sales continued their upward climb toward recovery in September, totaling $367.7 billion, up 0.6 percent from August and 7.3 percent higher than in September 2009, according to this morning’s retail-sales report from the U.S. Census Bureau. September’s sales pickup followed a 0.7 percent month-over-month gain in August, a figured that was revised upward … More »
MONROE, Mich.—La-Z-Boy has partnered with actress Brooke Shields on a new advertising campaign that will debut this fall. The campaign will include broadcasts on more than 20 national cable television networks (including A&E, Bravo, CNN, ESPN, HGTV, Lifetime, TBS and USA), print and other elements. It will focus on convincing female consumers that La-Z-Boy fits … More »
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Perfect Fit Industries has named David Jackson to the newly created position of vice president of corporate strategy. Jackson is responsible for inventory analysis and action plans; reviewing product lines, systems and procedures; and determining the profitability and feasibility of new lines of business in his new post. He reports directly to Dan Hammer, … More »
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.—Safavieh has expanded its showroom space at High Point’s Market Square to accommodate its new program of designer shags and novelty textured rugs. Measuring 1,000 square feet in suite 121, the additional space is adjacent to Safavieh’s rugs and furniture showrooms in suites 120 and 123, which comprise 10,000 square feet. “This space … More »
LANCASTER, Ohio—The Anchor Hocking Company, a leading manufacturer and marketer of retail and foodservice glassware, and Stölzle N.A., a marketer of premium crystalline stemware and barware, have expanded their distribution agreement. Effective Dec. 1, Anchor Hocking will begin marketing the entire collection of Stölzle glassware in North America from its distribution center here.