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Retail Container Traffic to Rise 16 Percent in September

Retail Container Traffic to Rise 16 Percent in September

WASHINGTON–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 16 percent this month, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. The push will come from the need for stores to stock up on holiday merchandise, according to Jonathan Gold, NRF’s viceMore »

IFDA Walk for Design Education Scheduled for Sept. 25

IFDA Walk for Design Education Scheduled for Sept. 25

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The Carolinas chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will stage its second Walk for Design Education on Sept. 25. This year’s walk will focus on key showrooms, including those at the International Home Furnishings Center and in other locations here and nearby. Proceeds from the walk will benefit the Ruth ClarkMore »

Laura Ashley Teams With Best Brands for Kitchen Textiles

Laura Ashley Teams With Best Brands for Kitchen Textiles

NEW YORK–Laura Ashley, Inc., has signed a licensing agreement with Best Brands Consumer Products to develop a line of kitchen textiles and tabletop linens for North America. Best Brands plans to launch the Laura Ashley kitchen textiles collection at retail in the fall of 2011. In addition, Laura Ashley has expanded its current partnership withMore »

Fissler Launches Knives

Fissler Launches Knives

LOS ANGELES–Cookware company Fissler USA has expanded into cutlery, launching its Solingen, Germany-made Profession and Perfection collections. Working with designer Thomas Gerlach of Via 4 Design, the knives have hand-sharpened, razor-edge blades at 16 to 19 degree angles and such features as electro-treated blades for corrosion resistance and non-slip injection molded plastic/fiberglass handles. The ProfessionMore »

Anchor Hocking to Open Online Store

Anchor Hocking to Open Online Store

LANCASTER, Ohio–The Anchor Hocking Company will soon launch its new online store, so consumers can peruse its line of glass drinkware, servingware, storage and bakeware, as well as items from the Anchor Home, Anchor Signature and Stölzle Stemware collections. The store can be accessed through anchoronline.com or anchorhocking.com.  “The online store will offer a numberMore »

New Permanent Showrooms Open at Forty One Madison for Tabletop Market

New Permanent Showrooms Open at Forty One Madison for Tabletop Market

NEW YORK–Six new permanent showrooms will open their doors for The New York Tabletop Show, Tuesday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 15. The latest lineup comes on the heels of nine Spring market additions, and is an indicator, said Laurie Burns, Forty One Madison’s senior vice president and director, “of the industry’s remarkable resilience, renewedMore »

ICFA Slates Annual Meeting

ICFA

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The International Casual Furnishings Association will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market in Chicago.    The meeting will be held in the Merchandise Mart Conference Center on the second floor, across the pedestrian bridge. Members will be asked to vote onMore »