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NY Now Expects Summer Sellout

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NY Now is anticipating that the summer edition of the show will be sold out, with more than 2,800 returning and new suppliers expected to exhibit at the show, according to GLM, the show’s owner and manager. “There is a high level of enthusiasm for, and interest in,  the summer market, and we’reMore »

High Point Market Opens

High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The spring High Point Market opens today with thousands of product introductions—plus a plethora of networking opportunities—on tap. Among the notable happenings, Trump Home by Dorya is unveiling a new 50-piece furniture collection; Surya is showing its first foray into the bedding category; Highland House is debuting a furniture collection from Barclay Butera;More »

Invista to Unveil New Dacron Brand ID

Invista

KENNESAW, Ga.-Invista will launch a new brand identity and an enhanced website for its Dacron brand of fiberfill at International Pillow Fight Day, which will take place tomorrow at Washington Square Park in New York City. The new identity, which includes the tag “The Dacron Difference,” was developed after a year of consumer research conductedMore »

Surtex Sets Conference Program Lineup

Surtex 2014

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Surtex has announced its schedule of conferences for the May show, with the program titled “Distinct Business Strategies from a Creative Perspective: Intelligence for Manufacturers, Designers and Retailers.” The trade show has slated 12 sessions in three distinct tracks. Track One, “Basics: Monetizing Your Creativity,” will take place on May 18 and willMore »

Ellery HomeStyles: Scaling Up

Ellery Showroom

CEO Hugh Rovit’s goal is to make an already big company bigger  By David Gill Space has been much on the mind of Hugh Rovit since he joined Ellery HomeStyles last May. By “space,” Rovit is not contemplating planets and galaxies. Now the company’s CEO, having succeeded Budd Goldman (now co-chairman) in December, he hasMore »

NY Now Online Registration Opens

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Online registration for the summer edition of NY Now has opened at nynow.com/register. Christian Falkenberg, the show’s director and senior vice president of show owner and manager GLM, said, “We’ve opened NY Now attendee registration early to facilitate retailers’ summer market planning.” Falkenberg added that the online registration system allows for round-the-clock accessMore »

Downlite Names Northcutt VP for Quality Assurance

Chuck Northcutt

MASON, Ohio-Chuck Northcutt has been appointed vice president of quality assurance for Downlite International, the basic-bedding manufacturer. In his new role, Northcutt is responsible for developing and leading quality-assurance and process-improvement initiatives. He will also handle domestic and international regulatory compliance matters and sustainability for the company’s global supply chain. He reports to Jim Lape,More »

Sferra Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Sferra

EDISON, N.J.–Sferra has appointed Douglas Fechter chief financial officer, a new position within the company. Fechter reports to Steve Schneider, president. Fechter previously served as chief financial officer for Palyon Medical Corporation in Santa Clarita, Calif., a startup devoted to the creation of innovative drug delivery systems. His professional career also includes 14 years withMore »