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Surya Announces Winner of iPad

Surya Announces Winner of iPad

CALHOUN, Ga.–Bona Griffieth, accessory buyer for Morris Home Furnishings, Dayton, Ohio, is the winner of Surya’s Apple iPad giveaway, which was eligible to all buyers who visited the company’s showroom during the recent Atlanta International Area Rug and Las Vegas markets. “We are always excited to offer special promotions and giveaways during our seasonal markets,”More »

Hernandez Named Sales Director at Loftex

Hernandez Named Sales Director at Loftex

NEW YORK–Loftex has appointed Luis Hernandez to the newly created position of director of sales for the U.S.A. division. Hernandez is responsible for all sales in the United States for the division, and reports to Gretchen Dale, the division’s chief operating officer. Before joining Loftex, Hernandez was director of sales and marketing for the SolariumMore »

Springs Partners With Designer Hayek on Home Joint Venture

Springs Partners With Designer Hayek on Home Joint Venture

NEW YORK–Springs Global has formed a partnership with environmental designer Sami Hayek to launch Espacio Sami Hayek, a design company that will produce home furnishings, accessories and home design solutions. The initial introductions from the new company will consist of furniture, upholstered items, lighting and accessories. A Springs statement said the company also plans toMore »

Warren Shoulberg Blog: World Gone Upside Down

Warren Shoulberg Blog: World Gone Upside Down

Forget about that slow boat to China. Take a plane. Charter one if you must. But get to China quickly. It is where you need to be. While everyone in the U.S. is complaining about rotten business, China is out of control … in a good way. I’m here at the Intertextile show in ShanghaiMore »

NYIGF Attendance Tops 33,500

NYIGF Attendance Tops 33,500

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–More than 33,500 attendees were logged at last week’s New York International Gift Fair, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. That marked an increase of 6.5 percent over the Gift Fair in summer 2009. Attendees came from all 50 states and 85 countries throughout the world, GLM said.More »

Surtex to Mark 25th Anniversary in 2011

Surtex to Mark 25th Anniversary in 2011

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The next Surtex trade show, scheduled for May 15-17, will mark the show’s 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, GLM, the show’s owner and manager, is bringing on-trending branding colors for the show. From now on, said a GLM statement, Surtex’s brand colors will change for every show, to reflect current color trends.More »

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Fair Opens

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Fair Opens

SHANGHAI, China–Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles entered its second day here, with both business and the weather on the steamy side. The show, considered the leading home textiles event in Asia, hosts more than 1,000 exhibitors from 24 nations, including a few U.S. companies, often represented by their Asian partners or distributors. The show is theMore »

Bombay Brand Relaunches in the U.S.; QVC to Debut Collection

Bombay Brand Relaunches in the U.S.; QVC to Debut Collection

NEW YORK–Bombay Company’s globally inspired look is headed back to retail. Once a multi-channel retailer with more than 450 stores, Bombay has been repositioned for the wholesale market with programs targeting the specialty, department and mass channels. The company recently exhibited at the New York International Gift Fair, and it now has a new penthouseMore »