News

Vitamix Renews CIA License

Vitamix Renews CIA License

 CLEVELAND–Vitamix has renewed its licensee program with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). The license covers the company’s line of CIA-branded professional blending equipment for the consumer market. The Vitamix CIA Professional Series features a BPA-free container, a 2-plus peak horsepower motor, laser-cut stainless steel blades and a continuous variable-speed dial that ranges from 1,000 toMore »

UncommonGoods Announces Finalists for YouGoods Contest

UncommonGoods Announces Finalists for YouGoods Contest

NEW YORK–Retailer UncommonGoods has announced the three finalists for its YouGoods contest, a competition it launched in honor of National Inventors Month. The finalists are: the Grocery’minder by Francene Pisano Dudziec, which is a bag with a wet-erase grocery list on the front; the Double Wall Tea Cup by Endrit Hajno, which has notched bottomMore »

Momeni Partners With ORIA to Help Pakistani Flood Victims

Momeni Partners With ORIA to Help Pakistani Flood Victims

CARLSTADT, N.J.–Partnering with the Oriental Rug Importers Association, Momeni has pledged to donate a portion of sales of its Pakistani rugs during September to weavers in Pakistan who have been affected by the floods. Momeni has purchased rugs from Pakistan for more than 30 years. “In addition to the personal tragedy affecting so many in thisMore »

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 »