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  • Walmart to Hold Second “Made in the USA” Day

    Walmart logoWalmart will open its doors to new and existing suppliers for the company’s “Made in the USA” Open Call and U.S. Manufacturing Summit on July 7-8. During the event, current and prospective suppliers will have the opportunity to meet with the company’s senior leaders and merchants to pitch their products for the chance to have them sold at Walmart, on Walmart.com and in Sam’s Club locations. More

  • Casual Market Chicago Rebrands

    Casual Market Chicago logoThe International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market, held at the Merchandise Mart for over 35 years, has announced a rebranding endeavor including renaming the show Casual Market Chicago. The tagline “The Ultimate Destination for All Things Outdoor,” will be used in print and web platforms to better establish the Chicago show held at the Merchandise Mart as the leader in the casual industry, show organizers said. More

  • Dickson Assumes CEO Role at Blendtec

    Tom DicksonTom Dickson has resumed his position as CEO of Blendtec, the company said. “Focusing on continuing Blendtec’s streak of growth, Dickson, a lifelong inventor and engineer, will continue contributing to Blendtec’s success focusing on what he is most passionate about—pioneering new products that make life better for everyone we serve,” the company said in a statement. More

  • Littman Brands’ Divisions to Exhibit at ICFF

    TroyCorbett Lighting, Hudson Valley Lighting and Troy Lighting—all divisions of Littman Brands—will become first-time exhibitors at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York this month. They will be located in booth #2712 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.   “The people who attend ICFF are our customer,” David Littman, CEO and founder of Littman Brands, told HFN. More

  • Helen of Troy to Hold Investor Day in New York

    Helen of Troy logoHelen of Troy Limited today announced that CEO Julien Mininberg and members of the executive management team will discuss the company’s transformation initiatives and long-term growth strategies at an investor day meeting on May 12 in New York from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More

  • Kas Rugs to Donate $20,000 for Nepal Relief

    Kas logoKas Rugs plans to help those affected by the recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal with a $20,000 donation. In addition, donations from Kas employees will be added on top of $20,000 and sent as one. “What has happened is heartbreaking,” said Rao Yarlagadda, president, Kas, about the disaster. More

  • Four Macy’s Off-Price Stores to Open in Fall

    Macy's Inc. logoMacy’s, Inc. said it will open four pilot off-price stores in metro New York City this fall. To be called Macy’s Backstage, the stores will average about 30,000 square feet and include housewares and home textiles as well as apparel, shoes, fashion accessories, intimate apparel and jewelry. More

  • True Value Names O’Connor CFO

    True ValueTrue Value Company announced Deborah O’Connor will join the company as senior vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding current CFO David Shadduck who left True Value effective last month.O’Connor comes to True Value with a wealth of retail experience having worked in various finance roles over the last 25 years. More

  • Wayfair Partners with HGTV “Fixer Upper” Stars

    Joanna Gaines and Chip GainesOnline home furnishings retailer Wayfair has announced a partnership with Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines, stars of HGTV’s series “Fixer Upper” and owners of Magnolia Homes. Wayfair will feature the renovation duo and their design tips in an upcoming marketing campaign. More

  • Hathcock Named President of Mod Life Collection

    Kiersten Hathcock Mod Life Collection has named Kiersten Hathcock president, a newly created position. She will work with Robert Petril, founder of Mod Life Collection, to further develop Mod Life’s lifestyle brand through the management of the sales operations, consumer and industry marketing initiatives, and new upholstered product for the Mod Life and Mod Mom brands. More

  • Gien Sets it Sights on U.S. Market

    GienFrench tabletop company Gien has pledged to increase its U.S. business via a coordinated, American-based sales team, a new customer service department and a new logistics partner based in Atlanta. “As we are expanding Gien internationally, we have identified the United States as a market crucial to the company’s overall growth,” said Pascal D’halluin, CEO. More

  • Relief for Nepal Continues to Pour In

    NepalEarthquakeThe rug industry has rallied behind Nepal after its recent devastating earthquake, giving donations and promoting relief organizations to help. The death toll for the earthquake, which hit Nepal April 25, is now more than 7,500 people, with more than 14,500 injured. As of April 30, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that $415 million is needed for humanitarian relief. More