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High Point Market Authority Debuts New Web Site

High Point Market Authority Debuts New Web Site

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The High Point Market Authority has unveiled a new Web site at highpointmarket.org that offers more interactive tools and features. The goal of the redesigned site is to streamline the market experience for exhibitors, attendees and the press, according to a statement from the organization. Among the new features are: •Streamlined registration•Travel discountsMore »

Home Mortgage Sweepstakes From World Market Center to Begin

Home Mortgage Sweepstakes From World Market Center to Begin

LAS VEGAS–The Home Mortgage Sweepstakes, sponsored by the World Market Center Las Vegas, begins this month. First announced by the center at the end of July, the contest will free one homeowner from having to make mortgage payments for one year—with the hope that the money saved will be spent on home furnishings. It marksMore »

Dollar General Net Jumps 51 Percent in Second Quarter

Dollar General Net Jumps 51 Percent in Second Quarter

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.—Net income for Dollar General totaled $145.2 million in the second quarter, up 51 percent from the second quarter of last year. The discount retailer managed this strong performance through a net sales gain of 11 percent to $3.2 billion, and a pickup of 101 basis points in gross margin to 32.2 percent. Selling,More »

Groupe SEB Reports Double-Digit Percent Revenue Increase for First Half

ECULLY CEDEX, France—For the first half of 2010, Groupe SEB has reported a revenue increase of 13.2 percent, or $2.07 billion, based on firm demand in established markets and strong contribution from emerging markets, the company said, as well as positive currency impact. “Continuing the trend observed in the fourth quarter 2009, first-half 2010 sawMore »

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 »