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Warren Shoulberg Column: The Wal-Get Ratio

Warren Shoulberg Column: The Wal-Get Ratio

Ditch the Dow. Have no confidence in Consumer Confidence. And cop out when it comes to comp store sales. If you want to know how’s business, all you need to understand is the Wal-Get Ratio. It’s so simple even somebody in the home furnishings business can figure it out. First look at Walmart’s business. IsMore »

World Market Center to Sponsor Home Mortgage Sweepstakes

World Market Center to Sponsor Home Mortgage Sweepstakes

LAS VEGAS–To help focus attention on the second annual National Home Furnishings Month in September, the World Market Center will sponsor a nationwide consumer sweepstakes that will pay a homeowner’s mortgage for one year. The sweepstakes will run through September and will be promoted extensively online and with the support of participating retailers. Stores canMore »

iRobot Goes from Loss to Profit in Second Quarter

iRobot Goes from Loss to Profit in Second Quarter

BEDFORD, Mass.–Riding the wave of a significant increase in home-robot sales, iRobot posted second-quarter net income of $5.3 million, compared to a net loss of $2.6 million in the second quarter of last year. The company said in its statement on the quarter’s results that international home-robot revenues jumped by more than 80 percent inMore »

Nourison Appoints New Northwest Sales Rep

Nourison Appoints New Northwest Sales Rep

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.–Nourison has appointed Robert Long account executive for the territory of Northwestern United States and Western Canada. He has a background in real estate and hard-surface flooring, and will be responsible for servicing and developing business with the company’s dealer base in the region. “We are excited to welcome Robert to the Nourison team,”More »

Cuisinart’s Rodgers Speaks on Social Media

Cuisinart’s Rodgers Speaks on Social Media

STAMFORD, Conn.–Mary Rodgers, director of marketing communications for Cuisinart, delivered a presentation titled “The Power of Social Media: Driving Shoppers to Retail, from First of Contact to Point of Sale,” at the recent Shopper Insights in Action conference. Rodgers focused on Cuisinart’s use of social media to drive retail growth, and delved into the brand’sMore »

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

Primitives by Kathy has taken a page from the past to create its new line of vintage streetcar signs, updated to include contemporary sentiments. Each wooden sign, including this design called “Say it like you mean it,” has an aged vintage finish and is made to stand alone or hang on a wall. Sizes rangeMore »

Snapware Chairman Goes for a Spin

Snapware Chairman Goes for a Spin

Jeff Smith, Snapware’s chairman, recently competed in the NASCAR West Series in Roseburg, Ore. The event was part of a much larger racing series that will run through November on the FOX Sports Network.  The series will incorporate various community activities and giveaways, and will recognize the ongoing efforts of the military. Snapware will supportMore »

Circulon Introduces Anniversary Items

Circulon Introduces Anniversary Items

Marking the beginning of a yearlong celebration of its 25th anniversary, Circulon has introduced a selection of limited-edition anniversary items designed in silver.     The new Circulon 25th Anniversary 11-inch Skillet, available at retail in August, features a warm silver exterior and comes with a special $25.00 rebate offer toward the purchase of any Circulon cookwareMore »