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Gift Fair Recognizes Five Participants for Sustainability Practices

Gift Fair Recognizes Five Participants for Sustainability Practices

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Five exhibitors in the SustainAbility: design for a better world display at next month’s New York International Gift Fair have been recognized for achieving the highest level of sustainability in their products and manufacturing and business practices. The five exhibitors are: • DBA for the DBA 98 pen, which is 98 percent biodegradableMore »

Weintraub Conference to Focus on Exclusives

Weintraub Conference to Focus on Exclusives

FORT LEE, N.J.—Exclusives at retail will be the subject of the next Issues and Solutions Conference to be held by Emanuel Weintraub Associates. The conference will feature a panel that will include executives from retailers and companies owning “top-tier” brands, according to a statement. Members of the panel have not yet been announced. The conferenceMore »

IFDA to Present Session on Color During Gift Fair

IFDA to Present Session on Color During Gift Fair

NEW YORK—The International Furnishings and Design Association’s New York chapter will conduct a session on color during the upcoming New York International Gift Fair. Titled “The Influence of Color,” the program will explore the impact of color on buying trends in home furnishings. The panelists will be Stacy Garcia, designer and owner of Stacy GarciaMore »

WorldBed Project to Exhibit in Las Vegas

WorldBed Project to Exhibit in Las Vegas

CORONA, Calif.—The WorldBed Project, the non-profit organization which started in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will exhibit during next week’s Las Vegas Market. The organization will exhibit in Building C, room 1350, the showroom of the Specialty Sleep Association. In the meantime, WorldBed has also added new members to its board of directors,More »

Mikasa Dinnerware and Flatware Featured on Ramsay’s MasterChef

Mikasa Dinnerware and Flatware Featured on Ramsay’s MasterChef

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Lifetime Brands’ Mikasa Pure Red and Swirl White dinnerware and Italian Countryside flatware provided the backdrop to contestants’ culinary creations on MasterChef, a television series that premiered on Tuesday on the Fox network.  Hosted and judged by chef Gordon Ramsay, along with chef Graham Elliot and restaurateur Joe Bastianich, MasterChef is a competitionMore »

Keurig Boosts Green Mountain Third-Quarter Results

Keurig Boosts Green Mountain Third-Quarter Results

WATERBURY, Vt.–Keurig and its Single-Cup Brewing System played a significant role in parent company Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ dramatic sales and bottom-line growth in the company’s fiscal third quarter, according to a statement from Green Mountain. Net income for the quarter jumped 31 percent to $18.6 million, and net sales rose 64 percent to $311.5More »

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 »