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MSLO Posts First Q2 Profit Since 2008

MSLO

NEW YORK-For the first time in six years, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) reported net income in a second quarter, posting $1.8 million in the quarter ending on June 30. Dan Dienst, MSLO’s CEO, said the black bottom line owed to the company’s focus on managing expenses “without in any way sacrificing our high-quality contentMore »

Promos Paying Off for California Gift Show

California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES–Urban Expositions said its efforts to revitalize the California Gift Show have begun to pay off. The summer edition of the show, which wrapped up here last week, included many new initiatives and attracted “thousands” of attendees from Southern California and other western states, the company said. “There’s little question that retailers come toMore »

Crown Crafts Deals for Kidsline, CoCaLo Brands

Crown Crafts

GONZALES, La.-Crown Crafts has reached an agreement with Kids Brands to acquire the Kidsline and CoCaLo brand names for a cash purchase price of $1.35 million. The transaction is subject to the approval of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, as part of the chapter 11 proceedings begun by KidsMore »

Iconix Q2 Net Drops 8.8 Percent

Iconix

NEW YORK-A sharp rise in interest expense and an increased provision for income taxes reduced Iconix Brand Group’s second-quarter net income by 8.8 percent, to $35.3 million. Interest and other expenses rose 58.5 percent in the quarter, which ended on June 30. Iconix also raised its provision for income taxes by 11.3 percent. Both ofMore »

Las Vegas Market Readies Floor Expansion Plans

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Phase three of Las Vegas Market’s strategic growth plan to position itself as the leading buying platform for furniture, home decor and gift in the western United States will be implemented at next summer’s Market, said International Market Centers, which owns and operates the show. Highlights of the phase three transformation include the launchMore »

Crown Crafts Expands Carter’s License into Infant Bedding

Crown Crafts

GONZALES, La.-Crown Crafts’ infant products unit has reached an agreement to expand its license with Carter’s to include infant bed sets and decor. The new deal extends the company’s agreement with Carter’s which currently covers toddler bedding. E. Randall Chestnut, Crown Crafts’ chairman, president and CEO, said, “This is part of our ongoing effort toMore »

Call for New-Product Information for New York Home Fashions Market

HFN

NEW YORK—HFN is preparing its coverage of the New York Home Fashions Market in September. Vendors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of products that they plan to highlight in their showrooms. Manufacturers of bedding, bath products and window treatments should submit their information to David Gill, senior editor, at dgill@hfnmag.com. Vendors ofMore »

Las Vegas Market Opens Today

World Market Center

LAS VEGAS-The Summer Las Vegas Market opens  today, with numerous new exhibitors exemplified by 50 scheduled ribbon-cutting ceremonies. The new exhibitors include well-known vendors such as Agio, Amer Rugs, Malouf, Décor-Rest, Andrea by Sadek and Moe’s Home Collection. The market is also presenting the largest number of temporary exhibitors in its history, showcasing nearly 500More »