Retail

Brookstone Loss Rises in Third Quarter

Brookstone Loss Rises in Third Quarter

MERRIMACK, N.H.—Brookstone registered a third-quarter net loss of $20.3 million, compared to a $19 million net loss in the third quarter of last year. The retailer’s redder bottom line emerged in spite of a net sales increase of 6.6 percent to $72.7 million, which included a gain of 6.2 percent in same store sales. Selling,More »

Profit, Sales Jump for Iconix in Q3

Profit, Sales Jump for Iconix in Q3

NEW YORK—Net income for Iconix Brand Group rose 32 percent to $29.8 million, fueled by a net sales increase of 63 percent to $96.9 million. Neil Cole, chairman and chief executive officer, said Iconix has risen as a global consumer-products licensing powerhouse, now with 27 brands representing $12 billion in annual global retail sales inMore »

Surtex to Begin Exhibitor Webinars

Surtex to Begin Exhibitor Webinars

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—“Getting Started in Art Licensing,” presented by licensing expert Tara Reed, will begin a series of webinars about the Surtex trade show on Nov. 3, 2010 at 12 Noon. Surtex exhibitors can register for this webinar and other show-related web sessions at surtex.com. The webinar schedule also includes “Operations Basics: Logistics for aMore »

7 W New York Reports ‘Robust’ Fall Market

7 W New York Reports ‘Robust’ Fall Market

NEW YORK–The tabletop market held at 7 W New York earlier this month was an overall success, according to Merchandise Mart Properties Inc., who owns the permanent showroom building. “Characterized by productive appointments, strong optimism and a diverse group of buyers, 7 W showrooms took advantage of synergistic opportunities outside their usual targets and reportedMore »

Vendors on Board for Hotel Show

Vendors on Board for Hotel Show

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Next month’s International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) will feature both exhibitors from past shows and newcomers in the home-furnishings industry. Among the exhibitors in the home area are Electrolux Professional, Standard Textile and Tempur-Pedic—all of which will return to the show after a brief absence, according to GLM, owner and managerMore »

Home Retailers, Vendors Partner in St. Jude Hospital Campaign

Home Retailers, Vendors Partner in St. Jude Hospital Campaign

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–Home specialty retailer HomeGoods and the Trump Hotel Collection are among the new partners in this year’s Thanks and Giving campaign by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The annual holiday-focused effort builds awareness and raises funds for research to help children fight cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Among the returning partners are Kmart, Target,More »

New Year Brings New Opportunities at AmericasMart

New Year Brings New Opportunities at AmericasMart

ATLANTA—The New Year will bring new categories and new companies to the January 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market with the launch of four new and newly re-branded product centers and the introduction of more than 500 names among the 2,500 companies in the Temporaries. Debuting in the Market Temporaries are HD Home,More »

Consumer Confidence Index Improves in Oct.

Consumer Confidence Index Improves in Oct.

NEW YORK–The Consumer Confidence Index finished this month at 50.2, up from 48.6 in September. The key indicator, which is compiled each month by The Conference Board, rose based on slight increases in its two component indexes, Present Situation and Expectations. The former edged up 0.6 point to 23.9, while the latter gained 2.3 pointsMore »