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The Apple of Your i

The Apple of Your i

By David Gill Next year, the iPod will become ten years old. It hardly seems possible that a product that has become associated with the newest in technology for consumers could have already reached double digits in age. In point of fact, however, Apple Corp. first unleashed the iPod in 2001—and has since updated itMore »

Lundgren to Lead Panel at NRF Convention

Lundgren to Lead Panel at NRF Convention

WASHINGTON—Terry Lundgren, Macy’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, will moderate a session on the future of U.S. retailing at the National Retail Federation’s annual convention in New York City in January. Titled “The Future is BIG, the Future is NOW,” the session will include Ben Fischman, CEO of Retail Convergence; Mindy Grossman, CEO ofMore »

7 W New York Names Kreider Marketing Manager

7 W New York Names Kreider Marketing Manager

NEW YORK—Jessica Kreider has been appointed marketing manager of the 7 W New York showroom building. In this position, Kreider provides support for all of the building’s events and shows, and will assist in driving its comprehensive marketing initiatives. She reports to Su Hilty, vice president of marketing, and has succeeded Toni Toreno, who wasMore »

Gift Fair to Offer Full Slate of Seminars

Gift Fair to Offer Full Slate of Seminars

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The New York International Gift Fair, the next edition of which will take place in late January and early February, will offer almost 30 educational sessions presented by members of the gift and home furnishings industry. The sessions will address home and color trends, sustainability, marketing, retail strategies and other issues. Representatives ofMore »

Waterford Crystal Opens Factory, Visitor Center in Ireland

Waterford Crystal  Opens Factory,  Visitor Center in Ireland

Waterford Crystal recently celebrated the official opening of the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford, Ireland. The new facility comprises a manufacturing facility, visitor center and retail outlet and is the result of an agreement between WWRD Holdings Limited, which owns and operates the Waterford Crystal, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton brands, and Waterford City Council.More »

New Resources to Debut at Dallas Market

New Resources to Debut at Dallas Market

DALLAS—The January Dallas Total Home & Gift Market will feature the FINDS Dallas Temp Show and the relocation of the Outdoor Living showroom. The FINDS section, which will be open from Jan. 21-24, 2011, will include the Gift, Paper & Party, Kids, Collegiate, Souvenir, Christmas & Floral (in two locations), Garden & Outdoor, Design, Home,More »

Sears Debuts Online Shopping Tool

Sears Debuts Online Shopping Tool

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.—Sears Holdings has launched AdYourWay, an online feature that provides personalized shopping offers to consumers. From personalized pages on sears.com, and soon to come on kmart.com, AdYourWay sends personalized product recommendations based on shoppers’ previous purchases and product searches. Once a consumer is logged onto sears.com or kmart.com, AdYourWay provides deals and offersMore »

Jarden Net Climbs 9.4 Percent in Q3

Jarden Net Climbs 9.4 Percent in Q3

RYE, N.Y.—Third-quarter net income for Jarden Corp. totaled $80.6 million, 9.4 percent ahead of the bottom line in last year’s third quarter. The company accomplished this on a gain in net sales of 18.5 percent, to $1.6 billion. Martin Franklin, Jarden’s chairman and chief executive officer, said the sales pickup was led by a “solidMore »