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  • Las Vegas Market Teams with HTI Buying Group

    LasVegasMarketlogoLas Vegas Market has formed a partnership with the Housewares Training & Buying Group (HTI Buying Group), which is expected to further bolster the launch of the new C11 showroom floor dedicated to gourmet housewares, tabletop and specialty food lines at the summer market. More

  • RH FY Net Quintuples; Q4 Net Up 59.6 Percent

    RHlogoComing off its fourth consecutive year of more than 20 percent net revenue growth, RH (Restoration Hardware) reported net income of $91 million for its fiscal year ending Jan. 31—a gain of 400 percent over the prior fiscal year. More

  • Okulski Departs Denby

    denbylogoLynne Okulski, president of Denby USA, has left the company as part of a recent company reorganization. More

  • Belk Net Rises in Q4, Falls for FY

    BelklogoBelk Inc. ended its fiscal year on an upbeat note, with a gain of 8.4 percent in fourth-quarter net income, which totaled $104.4 million. For the fiscal year, Belk’s net dropped 7.8 percent to $146.1 million. More

  • Vietri Creates Exclusive Dinnerware Color for Bloomie’s

    VietriFormaSunsetVietri has created an exclusive color in its new Forma stoneware dinnerware collection for Bloomingdale’s, part of the department store’s 100% campaign wherein designers create capsule collections only to be carried at Bloomingdale’s. More

  • Ellery Launches Ellery Edge Campaign

           NEW YORK-Ellery HomeStyles raised the curtain on its Ellery Edge program—which combines trend research, consumer-centric research and a focus on its customers’ e-commerce initiatives—at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. The company has organized part of its showroom, at 295 Fifth Ave. here, around the new effort. More

  • Mud Pie Hires Manager for Independent Channel

    Betsey EastmanSTONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.-Giftware maker Mud Pie has named Betsey Eastman independent channel sales and marketing manager. In this newly created position, Eastman will oversee the development and training of Mud Pie’s sales support team and customer service representatives. She will also serve as the primary liaison with the OneCoast organization to deliver targeted product training and launch strategies for the Living and Kids divisions. More

  • Quilting and a Little Bling at Textiles Market

    Home Source ConstellationNEW YORK-The New York Home Fashions Market continued into its third official day yesterday with more on tap from the vendors in their showrooms. Creative Bath Products displayed a collection of ceramic bath accessories with marble-like designs, including Modern Angles, Quarry and Marble Chevron ... Among the ensembles on display at Home Source International’s showroom is Constellation. More

  • Accenture: Retailers Not Meeting Consumer Multichannel Expectations

    Accenture logoNEW YORK-U.S. retailers must move quickly to enhance their mobile commerce offerings and improve in-store shopping in order to deliver a “seamless retail” experience, according to a new study by management consulting firm Accenture. In a survey of 750 U.S. shoppers, 42 percent of the respondents found it easy to complete a purchase using a mobile device, and 39 percent said the physical store was the aspect most in need of upgrading. More

  • Housewares Vendors Make Harris Poll Top Brands List

    harrispollDyson, Keurig and KitchenAid finished as the top brands in their categories in the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend study, the polling firm’s annual survey of brands. More

  • La Cafetière: Steeping in Innovation

    lacafetiereboothSince acquiring the La Cafetière brand of tea and coffee accessories one year ago, Lifetime Brands said it is applying its expertise and core competencies to the brand to boost its breadth of its assortment and innovate with new products. More

  • Kacic to Head AmericasMart Atlanta’s Retail Services Operations

    George Kacic George Kacic will join AmericasMart Atlanta as executive vice president responsible for retail services operations. Kacic’s appointment is effective April 1 following his departure from Giftcraft Ltd., the Toronto-based lifestyle home decor and giftware industry company where he has served as president of U.S. operations since 2012. More