NEW YORK–Pantone color experts Lee Eiseman and Brooks Tippett will discuss how color can jump-start sales and improve profitability during HFN’s first-ever Webinar, scheduled for June 16 at noon. HFN Editor-in-Chief Warren Shoulberg will moderate the conversation, which is free to qualified members of the home-furnishings industry. Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, … More »
NEW YORK-The deadline for sending in new product information and high-resolution images for possible inclusion in HFN’s coverage of the Las Vegas Market in August is Monday, July 12. To submit information on rugs, lighting, or accessories, contact Andrea Lillo, email@example.com; for mattresses, David Gill, firstname.lastname@example.org; and for furniture, Warren Shoulberg, email@example.com.
WASHINGTON–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will increase by 15 percent this month over June 2009, according to a projection by the National Retail Federation and consulting firm Hackett Associates. The monthly Global Port Tracker report said container traffic this month should total 1.16 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU). The TEU … More »
NEW YORK–WestPoint Home has reached an agreement with Hanesbrands to design, produce and market a collection of bed and bath textiles under the Hanes brand. Included in the line are Hanes-branded sheets, bedding and accessories, bath towels and accessories, blankets, throws, down comforters, pillows and mattress pads. WestPoint will show the first products in this … More »
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–HSN will debut HSN2, a second 24-hour television channel, on Aug. 1 on the DISH Network. The programming on the new channel will offer consumers an assortment of encore airings of HSN’s shows, products, brands and personalities, according to a statement from the television retailer. The second channel will be either complementary or … More »
BOCA RATON, Fla.–Hector Torres has been named vice president of merchandising at Hollander Home Fashions. In this newly created position, Torres is responsible for merchandising activities concentrating on the company’s department-store and specialty-store businesses. He reports to Beth Mack, chief merchandising officer. Mack said Torres’ appointment is part of Hollander’s long-term growth strategy, which includes … More »
CHICAGO–The Fair Trade Federation will host pavilions at The California Gift Show and The Chicago Market: Living and Giving, which will serve as locations for exhibitors of fair-trade merchandise. The federation is a trade association for organizations committed to fair trade and manufacturing using sustainable practices, according to a statement from MMPI, owner and manager … More »
NEW YORK–7 W New York announced that Toni Toreno has been appointed as the building’s new director of trade show sales. In this role, Toreno will be responsible for all trade show activity on the 11th floor of the building. This includes 7 W-produced events like the upcoming NYC Baby & Kids Fair, as well … More »