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EWHT Calls for Participation in Komen NYC Race for the Cure

EWHT Calls for Participation in Komen NYC Race for the Cure

NEW YORK—Executives Working in Home Textiles has called for members of the home-furnishings industry to enter the 2010 Komen NYC Race for the Cure. Scheduled for Sept. 12, the race is intended to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater New York City, the organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer. EWHTMore »

13 New and Expanded Show Spaces at 7 W New York for Market

13 New and Expanded Show Spaces at 7 W New York for Market

NEW YORK—Thirteen new and expanded showrooms at the 7 W New York showroom building will be open for Gift & Home Textiles Market Week, which begins tomorrow. The group includes: Two Lumps of Sugar, which markets tableware, kitchen accessories, baby products, picnic products and storage and travel pieces, in room 939; Kimaya USA, maker ofMore »

Macy’s Net Balloons Second Quarter

Macy’s Net Balloons Second Quarter

CINCINNATI—Macy’s enjoyed a 2,000 percent increase in its net income in the second quarter, to $147 million. The result was due to a 7.2 percent gain in net sales, to $5.5 billion, and the absence of a $34 million charge from last year’s second quarter related to restructuring costs and expenses from the retailer’s divisionMore »

Trend Area Set for Intertextile Shanghai

Intertextile Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China—A special trend zone will be a focal point for the Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles trade fair later this month here. Four themes – positivity, serenity, pleasure and personality – will be introduced, along with a series of seminars on trends in home décor and textiles. The fair, Aug. 24 to 26 at theMore »

Crown Crafts Net Jumps 35 Percent in Fiscal First Quarter

Crown Crafts Net Jumps 35 Percent in Fiscal First Quarter

GONZALES, La.—First-quarter net income for Crown Crafts totaled $726,000, 35 percent ahead of its first quarter of one year ago. The company accomplished this in spite of a 3.2 percent slip in net sales for the quarter, which totaled $17.2 million. Tight expense controls offset the sales decline, resulting in a gross-margin increase of 260More »

AHAM Aligns with CSA Standards and UL Environment for Sustainability Standard for Home Appliances

AHAM Aligns with CSA Standards and UL Environment for Sustainability Standard for Home Appliances

WASHINGTON—The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers has formed partnerships with CSA Standards and UL Environment to jointly develop voluntary sustainability standards for home appliances. An AHAM statement said the effort is intended to provide a measurement tool to help the public in evaluating the sustainability of home appliances. Noting that energy consumption is a keyMore »

Protect-A-Bed Hosts Mattress Sweepstakes

Protect-A-Bed Hosts Mattress Sweepstakes

CHICAGO—Protect-A-Bed has launched the Long Live Your Mattress Sweepstakes on its Web site, protectabed.com. The sweepstakes began yesterday and will run through Oct. 31. One grand-prize winner will receive $30,000 in honor of Protect-A-Bed’s 30th anniversary, and 10 first-prize winners will get bedding-protection sets valued at nearly $500. The sweepstakes is open to all U.S.More »