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Gift Fair Joins WGSN Advisory Forum

Gift Fair Joins WGSN Advisory Forum

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair has reached an exclusive agreement with WGSN, a style- and trend-forecasting service, which positions the Gift Fair as the sole U.S. home, gift and lifestyle market on the WGSN Advisory Forum. The agreement marks the launch of WGSN-homebuildlife.com, a new trend-forecasting site and product-development tool that willMore »

Tendence Offers International View in August

Tendence Offers International View in August

FRANKFURT, Germany–Scheduled for Aug. 27 to 31, Tendence will offer attendees a range of home furnishings, trends and design in two trade fairs, called Living and Giving. “The Living trade fair caters for the consumers’ new ‘home feeling’ with emotional, exclusive and stylish products, and covers the complete spectrum of products for the home,” saidMore »

Whirlpool to Close Benton Harbor Machining Facility

Whirlpool to Close Benton Harbor Machining Facility

BENTON HARBOR, Mich.–Whirlpool will close its machining facility here as part of a series of changes in its North American manufacturing operations. The decision to shutter this facility revolves around the company’s launch of new laundry products, according to a Whirlpool statement. These products will be made at the company’s plant in Clyde, Ohio, whereMore »

L.A. Gift Mart Association to Hold Prosperity Pep Rally

L.A. Gift Mart Association to Hold Prosperity Pep Rally

LOS ANGELES–The L.A. Mart Gift Association will host its second annual Prosperity Pep Rally on June 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will bring together 300 gift- and design-industry representatives, manufacturers and retailers, and will allow them to network and share business resources. It will take place at the L.A. Mart here, inMore »

Mattress Sales Up 11 Percent in April

Mattress Sales Up 11 Percent in April

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–U.S. sales of mattresses jumped 11.3 percent on a dollar basis year over year in April, totaling $273.1 million, according to the latest Bedding Barometer report from the International Sleep Products Association. The most recent report is another indication that the mattress industry has turned in a positive direction, after spending much of theMore »

Decorative Living Relocates Headquarters, Showroom

Decorative Living Relocates Headquarters, Showroom

BRISTOL, Pa.–Decorative Living, a vendor of home decor made with natural ingredients, has moved its headquarters and showroom to a new location here. Measuring 7,600 square feet, the new space is 40 percent larger than its previous location, which was also in this Bucks County, Pa., community. Pat Bullock, Decorative Living’s national sales manager, saidMore »

Microplane Debuts National Consumer Advertising Campaign

Microplane Debuts National Consumer Advertising Campaign

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.–Microplane is set to roll out a new national consumer advertising campaign beginning this July though the fourth quarter, with five ads each focusing on one of the company’s key graters and kitchen tools: the Classic Zester, the Gourmet Medium Ribbon Grater, the Gourmet Ultra Coarse Grater, the Box Grater and the new HerbMore »

Miele Debuts Gift-With-Purchase Program for Appliances

Miele Debuts Gift-With-Purchase Program for Appliances

PRINCETON, N.J.–Miele has launched a $1,000 gift-with-purchase program for consumers who buy specified combinations of its products through Nov. 30. The company has initiated two offers designed to help shoppers live “greener and cleaner” lives. Under its “fresh clean offer,” Miele will give a free S7 vacuum cleaner and a year’s supply of AirClean filterMore »