NEW YORK–Forty One Madison has lined up a full schedule for both buyers and manufacturers during the New York Tabletop Show, scheduled for Oct. 12-15. Heading up the schedule is the Oct. 13 breakfast seminar New Womenomics: What Women Want & How To Reach Them, Teach Them & Speak Their Language. Delivering the seminar address … More »
CUMBERLAND, R.I.–International Textile Manufacturing has named Jeffrey Cohen to the newly created position of national sales manager. The move reflects the company’s emphasis on sales growth in the braided rug and door mat categories. Cohen, a home products industry veteran, was most recently senior vice president of sales at Ginsey Home Solutions. He previously served … More »
SAN DIEGO–Aroma Housewares donated 400 digital rice cookers to this city’s WIC program designed to help women, infants and children eat well. The donated digital rice cookers include a specialized brown rice function that prepares the whole grain, which can be difficult to cook on the stovetop, to perfection with just the press of a … More »
LAS VEGAS—Two weeks into his term as president and chief executive officer of Simmons, Gary Fazio detailed his overall goals for the mattress manufacturer as Las Vegas Market got under way. Speaking to members of the press at Simmons’ showroom yesterday morning, Fazio said he intends to “restore the focus of the company as the … More »
LOS ANGELES—Elite Leather Company has acquired upholstered furniture maker Hiatt Furniture. Hiatt will become a new division of Elite Leather which will keep its name under Elite’s ownership. Like Elite Leather, Hiatt Furniture is a family-run business that has been manufacturing in Southern California for over 50 years. Hans, grandson of founder Hayden H. Hiatt, … More »
GREENVILLE, S.C.—Libbe Milicia recently joined Progress Lighting as director of product development. In her new position, Milicia provides creative direction for decorative product designs. She also researches macro-trends that influence home decor accessories and evaluates Progress Lighting’s current lighting offering. Milicia most recently served as creative director for Kichler Lighting.
LAS VEGAS–Attendees descend on the World Market Center here today, as the summer edition of Las Vegas Market opens. Even with temperatures in the 100-degree range, attendees are set to party as several events are planned for later today. From 4-6 p.m., Temper-Pedic will host a party in its showroom, C1512, and Twin-Star International will do … More »
ROCKY MOUNT, Va.–Uttermost acquired all of the product inventory of Austin Productions last week, as well as a non-exclusive right to reproduce select inventory items. Uttermost intends to sell the Austin inventory through its long established sales channels. Austin Productions, founded in 1953, is in the later stages of a transaction to sell substantially all … More »