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7 W New York to Host Textiles Market and Carpet Show

7 W New York to Host Textiles Market and Carpet Show

NEW YORK—The 7 W New York showroom building will play host to both the New York Home Fashions Market and the New York International Carpet Show in mid-September. The carpet show is scheduled for Sept. 12-14, while the textiles market will take place from Sept. 13-17. To pull the two events together, 7 W NewMore »

Imm Cologne Set for January

Imm Cologne Set for January

COLOGNE, Germany—Organizers for imm cologne , the international furnishings show scheduled for Jan. 18-23, are reporting a good response from vendors planning to exhibit at the event. More than 70 percent of the scheduled space has already been booked, the company said in a press release. “The current level of bookings looks very promising,” saidMore »

Ansell’s Bank Wins Gift For Life/NYIGF Product Design Competition

Ansell’s Bank Wins Gift For Life/NYIGF Product Design Competition

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The Glyptodon Community Bank by Graham Parker Ansell won the Gift For Life/New York International Gift Fair Product Design Competition. Under the theme “Make Change,” the first such design competition required established and emerging designers to reinvent the piggy bank, with the proceeds going to the charitable efforts of Gift For Life andMore »

Bergström to Head Floor Care, Small Appliances for Electrolux

Bergström to Head Floor Care, Small Appliances for Electrolux

STOCKHOLM, Sweden–AB Electrolux, parent of Electrolux North America, has named Henrik Bergström executive vice president and head of its Floor Care & Small Appliances unit. Bergström, who will assume his new role on Sept. 15, will thus oversee this global business sector, which accounts for about 8 percent of Electrolux’s total sales, according to aMore »

J. Queen Adds Space, Names Roman V.P. of Sales

J. Queen Adds Space, Names Roman V.P. of Sales

NEW YORK–J. Queen New York is expanding its office and showroom space, and has hired Dave Roman as vice president of sales. The added space, measuring about 3,000 square feet, will approximately double the size of the company’s current space, located at 37 W. 20th St. here. According to Julie Brady, J. Queen’s president andMore »

Sterling Industries Moves High Point Showroom

Sterling Industries Moves High Point Showroom

ATLANTA—Home accents company Sterling Industries will move to a new location at the International Home Furnishings Center for October’s High Point Market. Now at IHFC H223, the company will celebrate the new space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, as well as cake, drinks and snacks throughout market. “Sterling is moving to the heart of IHFC,” saidMore »

Belk Net Jumps 32 Percent in Second Quarter

Belk Net Jumps 32 Percent in Second Quarter

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Second-quarter net income for Belk finished an impressive 32 percent ahead of the second-quarter profit from last year. A statement from the department-store retailer attributed the firmer bottom line to improvements in net sales and gross margin. Net sales rose 3.6 percent to $787.7 million (including a 4.1 increase in same-store sales), and gross marginMore »

Giliotti Named Interim CEO of Croscill/Ex-Cell/Glenoit

Giliotti Named Interim CEO of Croscill/Ex-Cell/Glenoit

 NEW YORK—Emil Giliotti has been named interim chief executive officer of Croscill/Ex-Cell Home Fashions/Glenoit. Meanwhile, Patriarch Partners, parent of the three home-fashions companies, has begun a search for a successor to Barry Leonard, who left the CEO post and will become president and CEO of Welspun USA on Sept. 6. Giliotti, who is managing director ofMore »