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Bush to Make Kathy Ireland Office Furniture

Bush to Make Kathy Ireland Office Furniture

LAS VEGAS—Bush Furniture announced yesterday at the Las Vegas Market that it has teamed with Kathy Ireland for ready-to-assemble office furniture. Bush and Kathy Ireland Worldwide will develop lines of office products including entertainment, organization, storage and home furnishings. The designs will be marketed as Kathy Ireland Office by Bush Furniture, and Kathy Ireland HomeMore »

Simmons Gains Patent for Transflexion Technology

Simmons Gains Patent for Transflexion Technology

ATLANTA—Simmons has secured a patent for Transflexion Comfort Technology, which the company describes as a foam “break in” process designed to ensure that a mattress feels the same at home as it does on the retail floor. A company statement said the technology can help reduce the number of mattress returns to retailers. The TransflexionMore »

Chef’sChoice Trizor Knife Sharpener Named “Best” in Hammacher Schlemmer

Chef’sChoice Trizor Knife Sharpener Named “Best” in Hammacher Schlemmer

AVONDALE, Pa.­—Chef’sChoice Trizor XV Sharpener EdgeSelect Model 15 earned a “ Best” rating in the 2010 electric knife sharpener category from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute. Analysts cited the Chef’sChoice M15 ground edges that sliced through a tomato’s firm skin and chopped spaghetti squash on the first pass. Lesser sharpening models that were tested produced edgesMore »

Forty One Madison Readies for Tabletop Market

Forty One Madison Readies for Tabletop Market

NEW YORK–Forty One Madison has lined up a full schedule for both buyers and manufacturers during the New York Tabletop Show, scheduled for Oct. 12-15. Heading up the schedule is the Oct. 13 breakfast seminar New Womenomics:  What Women Want & How To Reach Them, Teach Them & Speak Their Language. Delivering the seminar addressMore »

ITM Names Cohen National Sales Manager

ITM Names Cohen National Sales Manager

CUMBERLAND, R.I.–International Textile Manufacturing has named Jeffrey Cohen to the newly created position of national sales manager. The move reflects the company’s emphasis on sales growth in the braided rug and door mat categories. Cohen, a home products industry veteran, was most recently senior vice president of sales at Ginsey Home Solutions. He previously servedMore »

Aroma Donates Rice Cookers

Aroma Donates Rice Cookers

SAN DIEGO–Aroma Housewares donated 400 digital rice cookers to this city’s WIC program designed to help women, infants and children eat well. The donated digital rice cookers include a specialized brown rice function that prepares the whole grain, which can be difficult to cook on the stovetop, to perfection with just the press of aMore »

Fazio Sets Agenda for Simmons as Las Vegas Market Opens

Fazio Sets Agenda for Simmons as Las Vegas Market Opens

LAS VEGAS—Two  weeks into his term as president and chief executive officer of Simmons, Gary Fazio detailed his overall goals for the mattress manufacturer as Las Vegas Market got under way. Speaking to members of the press at Simmons’ showroom yesterday morning, Fazio said he intends to “restore the focus of the company as theMore »

Elite Leather Acquires Hiatt Furniture

Elite Leather Acquires Hiatt Furniture

LOS ANGELES—Elite Leather Company has acquired upholstered furniture maker Hiatt Furniture.  Hiatt will become a new division of Elite Leather which will keep its name under Elite’s ownership. Like Elite Leather, Hiatt Furniture is a family-run business that has been manufacturing in Southern California for over 50 years. Hans, grandson of founder Hayden H. Hiatt,More »