GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Lifetime Brands has announced that it has contributed more than $2 million to date to breast cancer charities nationwide. As a supplier of KitchenAid licensed products, the company has helped raise more than $1 million for “Cook for the Cure, Presented by KitchenAid,” which benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Lifetime Brands … More »
NEW YORK—Culminating one of the most eventful weeks in its 78-year history, Perfect Fit Industries is moving to a new showroom at 230 Fifth Ave. here. The move comes one week after the company announced its purchase by The Anderson Group, and two days after it was revealed that the company had named Dan Hammer, … More »
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Textiles industry veteran Dan Hammer has been named chief executive officer of Perfect Fit Industries, the basic-bedding manufacturer. Hammer has served in a number of executive positions with textiles firms. He was president of Dan River Global Consumer Products, which was liquidated two years ago. Prior to that, he was president of The Bibb … More »
High Point, N.C.— Cheminne Taylor-Smith has been named vice president of marketing for the High Point Market Authority, the group that oversees the big furniture market here. She succeeds Kimberley Wray, who left the Market Authority last month for personal and family reasons. In her new post, which she starts on Aug. 2, Taylor-Smith will … More »
Nesquehoning, Penn.—E.L.K. Lighting has acquired certain assets of Baldinger Architectural Lighting/Louis Baldinger & Sons, an Astoria, N.Y.-based company that is closing. The deal was made through E.L.K.’s sister company, Mount Summit Lighting Inc., and was finalized June 25. Baldinger will become a separate division within E.L.K. and will offer two product lines: Baldinger Architectural Lighting … More »
New York—Architect and designer David Rockwell has launched a hand-knotted collection with The Rug Company with designs that range from his love of theater to his collection of kaleidoscopes. “I¹m not a product person,” Rockwell told HFN. “And I¹m not necessarily a shopper. But I love surfaces and light.” Available in September, the collection consists … More »
CLOSTER, N.J.—Jura-Capresso has opened a new showroom in AmericasMart in Atlanta. Measuring 700 square feet and located in the Synergy Sales showroom, room 869B in building 2, the space provides a demonstration and display area for the company’s line of Jura automatic coffee centers and an accessory wall. It also has a display area devoted … 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; for mattresses, David Gill, email@example.com; and for furniture, Warren Shoulberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.