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Sears, Kmart Partner With Saralegui on Bed and Bath Line

Sears, Kmart Partner With Saralegui on Bed and Bath Line

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.—Beginning this fall, Sears and Kmart will offer a collection of bedding and bath textiles created in partnership with Cristina Saralegui, the journalist and talk-show host. According to a statement from Sears Holdings, parent of both Sears and Kmart, the bedding lineup includes comforter sets, quilted coverlets and euro shams, microfiber sheets andMore »

Goldberg, Raymour Co-Founder, Dies

Goldberg, Raymour Co-Founder, Dies

SYRACUSE, N.Y.–Bernard Goldberg, co-founder of Raymour Furniture Company, died on Friday. He was 84 years old. Goldberg founded the company, now known as Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Company, in 1947 with his brother Arnold. For the past 20 years, he served as chairman of the board of Raymour & Flanigan. Known as “Bernie,” he servedMore »

Italian Spoken Here: Eataly Opens in New York

Italian Spoken Here: Eataly Opens in New York

NEW YORK–A little bit of Italy opened up in the Flatiron district yesterday in the form of Eataly, a 42,500-square foot artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace (along with a soon-to-open 4,500-square-foot beer garden) in the former Toy Building at 200 Fifth Avenue. Eataly is a collaboration between Joe Bastianich, Mario Batali and Lidia BastianichMore »

High Point Market Authority Debuts New Web Site

High Point Market Authority Debuts New Web Site

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The High Point Market Authority has unveiled a new Web site at highpointmarket.org that offers more interactive tools and features. The goal of the redesigned site is to streamline the market experience for exhibitors, attendees and the press, according to a statement from the organization. Among the new features are: •Streamlined registration•Travel discountsMore »

Home Mortgage Sweepstakes From World Market Center to Begin

Home Mortgage Sweepstakes From World Market Center to Begin

LAS VEGAS–The Home Mortgage Sweepstakes, sponsored by the World Market Center Las Vegas, begins this month. First announced by the center at the end of July, the contest will free one homeowner from having to make mortgage payments for one year—with the hope that the money saved will be spent on home furnishings. It marksMore »

Dollar General Net Jumps 51 Percent in Second Quarter

Dollar General Net Jumps 51 Percent in Second Quarter

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.—Net income for Dollar General totaled $145.2 million in the second quarter, up 51 percent from the second quarter of last year. The discount retailer managed this strong performance through a net sales gain of 11 percent to $3.2 billion, and a pickup of 101 basis points in gross margin to 32.2 percent. Selling,More »