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  • Best Buy FY Net More Than Doubles

           Strong expense controls resulting from its Renew Blue program led Best Buy to a 131.8 percent increase in net income, to $1.2 billion, for its fiscal year ending on Jan. 31.First unveiled in November 2012, Renew Blue is the retailer’s initiative toward improving its business through increased sales and profitability, enhanced in-store and multichannel environments, attracting and developing new corporate leaders and energizing employees. More

  • Kate Spade Adds Licenses for Rugs, Bedding, Furniture, Housewares and More

    Kate SpadeKate Spade & Company is expanding its growing home category with four new licensing agreements under the kate spade new york brand: bedding and bath with home textiles company DWI Holdings; furniture with EJ Victor; fabric and wallpaper with Kravet; and rugs with Jaipur. The collections will debut between May 2015 and spring 2016 at fine retailers, interior design showrooms and on katespade.com. More

  • EveryWare Global Hires New SVP, CFO

    EveryWare GlobaEveryWare Global, Inc. said it will appoint Robert M. Ginnan senior vice president and chief financial officer in April. Ginnan comes to EveryWare Global after more than two decades with Standard Register, a publicly traded company in the digital and traditional print industries. During his six-year tenure as Standard Register’s chief financial officer, he was responsible for all internal and external financial reporting including treasury, banking and investor relations, EveryWare said. More

  • Hayneedle Introduces Loyalty Program

           Hayneedle.com is launching My Hayneedle Rewards, a loyalty program that offers rewards to shoppers for joining, making purchases and reviewing products on the website. My Hayneedle Rewards covers all items available on the site, and earned points can be redeemed for future purchases. Participating customers earn three points for every $1 they spend, with double points rewarded for the purchase made after signing up. More

  • Gibson Celebrates a Coke Milestone with New Collection

    Gibson CokeIn recognition of the 110th anniversary of Coca Cola’s Contour bottle design, Gibson Overseas will introduce the Country Classic collection of Mason jars, milk bottle and beverage dispensers at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago this week. Gibson’s original designs align seamlessly with Coca-Cola’s timeless aesthetic, said Connie Bowman, Gibson’s vice president of product development, and stay true to the heritage of the Coca-Cola brand. More

  • Dover Rug to Offer Rug Weaving Event

    Dover RugsDover Rug & Home will host “The Art of the Weave” later this month, where consumers can see live demonstrations of rug weaving, take part in a pattern scavenger hunt and more. Kids can create their own rug designs and receive a souvenir photo; if they share their designs on Facebook, they will be entered into a drawing for a 5-by-8 artisan rug. More

  • HFN’s Sourcebook Released

    HFN SourcebookHFN has released its latest NY Home Fashions Sourcebook, the comprehensive listing of textiles and rug showrooms in New York. The 24-page booklet is included with the mailed March issues of HFN and will be available at this month’s New York Home Fashions Market, Mar. 23-26, in the 230 Fifth Avenue, 261 Fifth Avenue and 295 Fifth Avenue buildings, as well as other locations. More

  • HSNi Profit Up for Q4, Down for FY

    HSNilogoHSN Inc. (HSNi) finished its fiscal year on Dec. 31 with an 11 percent gain in fourth-quarter net income, to $68.3 million. More

  • Ralph Erardy, Former HFN Publisher

    Ralph ErardyServices will be held here Tuesday for Ralph Erardy, who as publisher of HFN in the early 2000s helped revitalize HFN. He died on Friday after a long battle with cancer and was 67. Erardy spent most of his 17-year career with Fairchild Publications, which owned HFN at the time, as publisher and, eventually, senior vice president of WWD, HFN’s sister publication for the fashion industry. More

  • Shopko to Open New Hometown Stores

    shopkohometownShopko said it plans to expand its Shopko Hometown format with the opening of new stores in 2015 and 2016. More

  • gia Finalists Named in Housewares

    giaawardslogoEleven housewares and tabletop suppliers have been named finalists for the gia Global Innovation Awards for product innovation at the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show. More

  • La-Z-Boy Tabs Fink to Head Real Estate

    LaZBoylogoJeffrey Fink, a veteran retail real-estate executive, has been named vice president of real estate for La-Z-Boy. More