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  • Serta Dumps Trump Amid Controversial Statements

    Serta will highlight the limited-edition Trump Home Luxury Mattress and unveil a major national promotional campaign that will take place during Labor Day. sertanational.comSerta has become one of the latest companies to end its relationship with Donald Trump after the presidential candidate made critical comments about Mexican immigrants. Serta has been providing mattresses for the Trump Home mattress collection to select retailers in the United States and Canada through ... More

  • Libbey Unveils State-of-the-Art Process with Perfect Signature Line

    Libbey Inc. has debuted a new manufacturing process that creates the most brilliant and strongest soda lime glassware to be produced in the United States, the company said. The new line, called Perfect Signature, is a new ... More

  • Swiss Diamond Partners with Goodwill on Buyback Program

    Cookware manufacturer Swiss Diamond has partnered with nonprofit organization Goodwill on a nationwide buyback program. From now until Sept. 30, consumers who donate a piece of cookware to a Swiss Diamond retailer will receive $20 off purchases of ... More

  • John Larsen Leases Downtown Tacoma Space for Paramount Showroom

    Sound Sleep Products recently leased more than 4,000 square feet of showroom space in downtown Tacoma, Wash., to house John Larsen’s newest licensed product, Paramount Sleep. Paramount Sleep is the latest license to be acquired by Larsen, who purchased The Oregon Mattress Company of Newberg, Ore., in January and also operates ... More

  • Retail Scorecard: Housewares

    The fact that we have entered the season for outdoor grilling doesn’t mean that there aren’t some deals available for indoor countertop grills. Unsurprisingly, the George Foreman indoor-grill brand was featured prominently by Macy’s, Boscov’s and Younkers last week. At Macy’s ... More

  • Bed Bath & Beyond Annual Meeting Emphasizes a Lot of More ... and Some Less

           More products, more channels, more targeted marketing. In fact more of everything ... with the exception of a lot more stores. If not quite the mantra at this year’s Bed Bath & Beyond annual shareholders meeting here, the giant retailer’s stepped-up efforts to expand its products offerings, ramp up its online business and use more precision in its couponing and other marketing efforts were big parts of its message. More

  • Video: HFN Tours the Newest Nebraska Furniture Mart Location

    Nebraska Furniture Mart DallasHFN recently toured the newest Nebraska Furniture Mart location, the retailer’s fourth and largest location that officially opened in May. The 1.86 million-square-foot site has 560,000 square feet of retail space, which includes furniture, housewares, lighting, rugs, electronics, outdoor living and—peppered throughout the store—accessories and home decor. More

  • Airweave Partners with Danish Furniture Retailer BoConcept

    airweaveAirweave, a Japanese manufacturer of premium bedding toppers and pillows, has partnered with Danish furniture brand BoConcept. Airweave toppers and pillows are currently being sold at BoConcept SoHo at 69 Greene St., here. Both floors at the modern home franchise will have an Airweave lifestyle display featuring product, signage, catalogs and other collateral material. More

  • Thirteen Atlanta Exhibitors to Participate in ART Card Program

    ARTlogoThirteen vendors will participate in Accessories Resource Team’s ART card program at next week’s Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. The program offers exclusive market specials and promotions to ART member retailers who present their ART card when orders are placed. In addition, ART will host two events. More

  • Career Moves in Home Furnishings

    Lucky LumpkinQVC, Sferra and Nourison announce promotions and new hires More

  • Simax Makes a Case for Glass

    KavalierBorosilicate glass has a bit of an image problem. Or, more accurately, a lack-of-an-image problem. Borosilicate glass is what is used to make test tubes and beakers as well as carafes for coffeemakers and many other housewares products. Despite its thinness, it’s remarkably tough. The presence of boron in the glass helps make it stronger, harder and more stress-resistant than ordinary glass. More