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  • Phillips Named Tuesday Morning President; Company Narrows Q3 Loss

    MelissaPhillipsTuesday Morning has promoted Melissa Phillips to president and chief operating officer, a newly created position for the off-price retailer. Phillips, who was executive vice president and general merchandise manager, assumed her new post yesterday. She is now directly responsible for merchandising, store operations and marketing, and reports to CEO Michael Rouleau. More

  • Reed & Barton Brands, President to Stay at Lenox

    TimRiddleLenox said it will continue to market the many brands of the newly acquired Reed & Barton and that Tim Riddle, Reed & Barton’s president, will remain in his position. Lenox announced yesterday that it had successfully bid to purchase Reed & Barton, the 190-year-old, Massachusetts-based tabletop company best known for its silver and stainless-steel flatware. The purchase is expected to close in the next 30 days. More

  • Global Home Opens in NYC’s Flatiron District

    GlobalHomeGlobal Home, a 10-year-old online business, has opened its first physical retail location, in a 1,600-square-foot spot in the Flatiron District here. Not surprisingly, worldly goods are an important part of the merchandise mix. Crowns from a Nigerian tribe are sold as art objects, for example. On the wall is photography of Mongolian eagle hunters, while vintage Peruvian throws are stacked nearby. More

  • Amer Names Director of E-Commerce, Social Media

    CherieSheahanAmer Rugs has named Cherie Sheahan director of e-commerce and social media, a new position that reflects the company’s growing online business. Reporting to Joe Barkley, vice president of sales and marketing, she will be responsible for Amer’s further expansion into the Internet sales and e-commerce market, as well as tasked with raising Amer’s presence within social media channels. More

  • Messick Joins Sferra as Western States Sales Rep

    SferralogoSferra has named Karen Messick sales representatives for the western states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, effective today. Messick is responsible for servicing new and existing Sferra accounts in these states. She reports to Mark Reed, director of sales and business development. Messick has been a sales representative in the home textiles industry for more than seven years, prior to joining Sferra. More

  • Surya Donates $20K to the American Red Cross for Nepal Relief

    SuryaLogo2014Surya has donated $20,000 to the American Red Cross in support of the organization’s relief efforts in Nepal in the wake of last Saturday’s earthquake. Donations were collected from Surya employees and sales representatives and matched by Surya. “Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal as they work to rebuild their communities after this devastating event,” said Satya Tiwari, president. More

  • Nourison Donates to Nepal to Support Relief Efforts

    NourisonlogoNourison has made an immediate donation of $10,000—with an additional goal to raise $25,000 during May—to Nepal relief efforts after the recent devastating earthquake. The additional proceeds will come from its best-selling Nepal collection, which was inspired by the artistry and culture of Nepal. “We felt that we needed to help Nepal during this tragedy,” said Alex Peykar, principal of Nourison. More

  • New Talents Accepted for NY Now’s Juried Divisions

    NYNowlogoA select group of exhibitors representing a broad spectrum of design and lifestyle categories has been accepted into NY Now’s two juried sections, Accent on Design and Handmade Designer Maker, for this summer’s show. From 150 applicants, Accent on Design has accepted 23 designers based on creativity in design, innovative use of materials, functionality and a commitment to new creations in contemporary design. More

  • KitchenAid to Sponsor House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year

    HouseBeautifulKitchenKitchenAid is partnering with House Beautiful magazine to serve as exclusive kitchen appliance sponsor of the eighth Annual Kitchen of the Year, which will open here tomorrow. Located  in an 1860s home in the Uptown District, the kitchen has been completely reimagined by decorator Ken Fulk for a family known for hosting large-scale, locally inspired dinners and cocktail parties. More

  • Helen of Troy Net Skies in Q4, FY

    helenoftroylogoFourth-quarter net income for Helen of Troy ballooned by 268.2 percent to $40.6 million, bringing net income for the fiscal year ending on Feb. 28 to $131.2 million, up 52.1 percent from the prior fiscal year. The company’s overall results during the year received a boost from its acquisition of Healthy Directions, the manufacturer of vitamins, minerals and supplements, which Helen of Troy closed in June of last year. More

  • Libbey Goes from Loss to Profit in Q1

    LibbeylogoLibbey Inc. began its fiscal year on the absolute right note, transforming a $3.4 million net loss from the first quarter of last year into $3.1 million of net income this year. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on March 31, gained 3.2 percent to $187.4 million. Providing a boost to the bottom line, gross margin was up 477 basis points to 22.7 percent. More

  • Cradle to Cradle Competition Winners Include Chair, Faucet

    CradletoCradlestoolA chair and stool collection made of recyclable materials, a biodegradable shopping bag and a public restroom faucet design are the three winners in the inaugural Product Design Challenge from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Autodesk, a 3D software design company. Participants were tasked to design products made with materials that can return safely to industry or nature More