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Non-Cash Charges Lead to Loss for Jarden in First Quarter

Non-Cash Charges Lead to Loss for Jarden in First Quarter

RYE, N.Y.–Due to two non-cash charges, Jarden posted a loss of $59 million in its first fiscal quarter of 2010. In its statement reviewing the results for the quarter, the company said it took a charge of $21.5 million associated with the devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar, and one of $56.6 million resulting from anMore »

Wray Leaving High Point Market Authority

Wray Leaving High Point Market Authority

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Kimberley Wray, who as vice president of marketing for the High Point Market Authority helped modernize and restructure the furniture shows here, is leaving her position. Wray, who said she is leaving for personal and family reasons, will stay on through June. In the meantime, the Authority said it will be looking forMore »

Philips Norelco Joins With Carmen Electra for Reforestation Initiative

Philips Norelco Joins With Carmen Electra for Reforestation Initiative

STAMFORD, Conn.–Philips Norelco has teamed with actress/model Carmen Electra for a campaign to rebuild the world’s forests. Titled “Deforest Yourself. Reforest the World,” the campaign includes a challenge to men to have their chest hair trimmed by Electra today at New York City’s Madison Square Park, using a Philips Norelco Bodygroom. It also includes aMore »

Customer Loyalty Program

Customer Loyalty Program

NEW YORK–Macy’s will expand its customer loyalty program to include consumers who pay for merchandise with credit cards other than Macy’s cards, according to Peter Sachse, the company’s chief marketing officer. Speaking at the Issues and Solutions Conference held by Emmanuel Weintraub Associates here this morning, Sachse (who also serves as chairman and chief executiveMore »

Sorella to Produce Ernest Hemingway Tableware

Sorella to Produce Ernest Hemingway Tableware

NEW YORK–Sorella Home has signed an agreement with Hemingway,  Ltd. and Fashion Licensing of America to license the Ernest Hemingway brand for a new collection of tableware, barware and home decor. The line will include handpainted ceramics, oven-to-table stoneware, period-inspired pewter and barware that is reminiscent of the Hemingway mystique.  It will be available forMore »

Savula Named Executive Vice President at AmericasMart

Savula Named Executive Vice President at AmericasMart

ATLANTA–David Savula has been named executive vice president in charge of AmericasMart Home and Gift leasing for all permanent showroom facilities in Buildings One, Two and Two West Wing, a new position. He previously served as senior vice president in charge of AmericasMart’s Home showroom leasing for seven years. “Dave’s passion for our business andMore »

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to Debut European Zone

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to Debut European Zone

NEW YORK–Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles announced a brand new zone for European suppliers at the three-day event, to be held Aug. 24-26 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Located in Hall W1, this special zone will feature leading suppliers from Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands. They will showcase a rangeMore »

Umbra Launches Global Competition for 30th Anniversary

Umbra Launches Global Competition for 30th Anniversary

TORONTO–Umbra is inviting fans to submit photos of how they use Umbra products in their home for its new global competition called YOU Design, launched in conjunction with its 30th anniversary. Consumers can upload photos at youdesignumbra.com to enter, and visitors can vote to help Umbra decide the 10 most creative entries. A media panelMore »