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Jacuzzi in License to Make Branded Mattresses

Jacuzzi in License to Make Branded Mattresses

CHINO HILLS, Calif.–Jacuzzi has introduced a collection of bedding products under its recently reached license agreement with JelSleep. Branded as the Jacuzzi Bed Collection, the mattresses feature a proprietary comfort layer comprised of JelSleep technology combined with latex. The line comes in four different structure options: engineered foam, individually wrapped coil, latex or an adjustableMore »

WAC Lighting Appoints Wang International Sales Manager

WAC Lighting Appoints Wang International Sales Manager

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Thomas Wang has been named international sales manager at WAC Lighting, a new position. The brother of president Shelley Wang and the son of co-founders Tony and Tai Wang, he will be based in the company’s international offices in Shanghai, China. Reporting to his father, Tony Wang, who is also chairman and chiefMore »

D’Angelo Promoted to Senior V.P. of Iconix

D’Angelo Promoted to Senior V.P. of Iconix

NEW YORK–Carolyn D’Angelo, vice president of brand management for the home division of Iconix Brand Group, has been promoted to senior vice president for the home division’s brand management. D’Angelo remains responsible for building the home segment of Iconix’s branded business, duties which she assumed when she joined the company in 2007 after its acquisitionMore »

SSA to Present Sessions on “Green” Consumers at Las Vegas Market

SSA to Present Sessions on “Green” Consumers at Las Vegas Market

FRIANT, Calif.–The Specialty Sleep Association will hold a series of special briefings at next week’s Las Vegas Market on the environmental concerns of consumers who are shopping for sleep products. Consultant Vicki Worden, president of Worden Associates, will present four sessions for manufacturers and retailers on how to use safety and environmental concerns to increaseMore »

Sealy Debuts Social-Media Campaign for Embody Line

Sealy Debuts Social-Media Campaign for Embody Line

TRINITY, N.C.–Sealy has launched a social-media campaign for its Embody collection of memory-foam and latex mattresses. The campaign has begun with a Facebook page, facebook.com/embodybysealy, and a Twitter feed, twitter.com/embodybysealy, both of which are intended to draw consumers to talk about the new line. A Sealy statement said it will enable the new collection toMore »

CIT Net Jumps 46 Percent in Second Quarter

CIT Net Jumps 46 Percent in Second Quarter

NEW YORK–Net income for CIT Group rose a dramatic 46 percent in the second quarter, to a total of $142.1 million. The increase occurred in spite of a 5.3 percent drop in interest income, which was $993.5 million in the second quarter. According to a CIT statement, this decline was offset by a 36 percentMore »

Iconix Boosts Net 25 Percent in Second Quarter

Iconix Boosts Net 25 Percent in Second Quarter

NEW YORK–Second-quarter net income for Iconix Brand Group totaled $26.1 million, a hefty 25 percent ahead of the second quarter of 2009 and the highlight of a record second quarter for the brand-management company. Iconix accomplished this on a gain of 35 percent in revenue, which totaled $76 million for the quarter. Selling, general andMore »

GLM to Expand Surtex for 2011

GLM to Expand Surtex for 2011

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–GLM said it will expand Surtex for next year’s show, which will mark the 25th anniversary of the event. The company plans to expand the exhibit area for next year’s show to accommodate about 300 exhibitors, up from the nearly 250 companies that exhibited at this year’s show. According to Penny Sikalis, viceMore »