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Home Source to Begin U.S. Manufacturing

Home Source to Begin U.S. Manufacturing

ATLANTA—Home Source International has launched a U.S. manufacturing presence through an agreement with Enola Manufacturing. The deal calls for Enola to make Home Source comforters, coverlets and bedspreads, along with coordinating sheets at its facility in Chipley, Fla. Enola’s quilting, cut-and-sew and embroidery equipment “is all in place and ready to go for shipments inMore »

Sixty Years of Seidman

Sixty Years of Seidman

RIDGEFIELD, Conn.—The Seidman News Bulletin turned 60 last week. Celebrating the anniversary, Seymour Seidman, the weekly publication’s editor, reflected on his career as one of the industry’s most respected commentators in an interview with HFN. That career also includes several years in the 1990s as a columnist for this publication (then called HFD) and recognitionMore »

Bloggers Cite Top Design Products at Gift Fair

Bloggers Cite Top Design Products at Gift Fair

NEW YORK—Bloggers from design and trend-watching Web sites have selected their top products for the Bloggers’ Choice Awards from the Accent on Design section at the New York International Gift Fair. Among the chosen products were cast-iron skillets made by Borough Furnace, cited by Jennifer Lockwood of DailyGrommet.com. Also chosen was the Sundara rug collectionMore »

Boyd First Mattress Maker to Carry SSA Safety and Environmental Seal

Boyd First Mattress Maker to Carry SSA Safety and Environmental Seal

ST. LOUIS—Boyd Specialty Sleep has adopted the new safety and environmental standards created by the Specialty Sleep Association—the first U.S. mattress manufacturer to do so. The company will place the SSA Safety & Environmental Program seal on its NaturalFlex latex mattresses and its PlanetSleep visco-memory foam mattresses. An SSA statement said these products are expectedMore »

Vitamix to Expand Manufacturing Facilities, Office Space

Vitamix to Expand Manufacturing Facilities, Office Space

CLEVELAND—Vitamix has begun an expansion of its manufacturing, warehousing and shipping facilities, and its office space. The addition to its manufacturing area, which will increase the size by 33,000 square feet, will include more production lines, a new shipping area and an expanded warehouse. Also, Vitamix will grow its office space by 7,000 square feetMore »

ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

DALLAS—Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART) have  announced the 22nd annual ARTS Awards finalists. The ARTS Awards for the home decorative accessories industry is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 19-25, 2011). This year’s gala will take place on Jan. 22, 2011, in The Grand Pavilion atMore »

Williams-Sonoma Net Skyrockets in Second Quarter

Williams-Sonoma Net Skyrockets in Second Quarter

SAN FRANCISCO–Williams-Sonoma’s net profit in the second quarter ballooned to $30.8 million, compared to $399,000 for the period last year. The improvement came about largely because of a 20 percent jump in direct-to-customer revenues, which helped push Williams-Sonoma’s total revenues up 15 percent to $775.6 million in the quarter. This firmed the company’s gross marginMore »

Sears Holdings Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Sears Holdings Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.—Sears Holdings reported a second-quarter net loss of $39 million, as compared to the net loss of $94 million it posted in the second quarter of last year. The parent company of Sears and Kmart was able to keep its expenses in check during the quarter, with selling, general and administrative expenses slippingMore »