NEW YORK–Sabine Rothman is joining House Beautiful magazine as style director, filling the position that became vacant when Newell Turner was named editor-in-chief of the publication earlier this year. Rothman had been senior design and markets editor for Traditional Home, which she joined in 2008 following a number of years at House & Garden. She assumes … More »
MATTHEWS, N.C.–Third-quarter net income for Family Dollar jumped 19 percent to $104.4 million, which pushed its earnings per share to 77 cents, a new record for the quarter. The retailer accomplished this largely on an 8.4 percent gain in net sales, which finished the quarter at $2 billion and which included a same-store sales increase … More »
CHARLOTTE, N.C.–In yet another move since its acquisition by The Anderson Group, Perfect Fit Industries has named John Beliveau senior vice president of operations, a new position for the company. Beliveau oversees all manufacturing, production, purchasing, customer service and distribution. He reports directly to Dan Hammer, who was named the company’s chief executive officer last … More »
LAS VEGAS–Russ Berrie U.S. Gift, a manufacturer of gift and juvenile products, has reached an agreement with the World Market Center for a permanent showroom. For the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Russ Berrie will exhibit in temporary space in room 796 of Building C. A World Market Center spokesman said the center will announce the … More »
CHICAGO–Several lighting manufacturers—including Murray Feiss, WAC Lighting, Bulbrite, Fanimation, Hinkley Lighting, and Schonbek—have banded together to set a goal to raise at least $50,000 from the lighting industry for The H Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. The foundation will hold its tenth annual Goombay Bash on Aug. 7 at … More »
ATLANTA–Dimond Lighting, the division of E.L.K. Lighting that debuted last year, will open a showroom later this month at AmericasMart, during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. The 1,600-square-foot showroom will be located on the 12th floor of Building 1, #12-C-7, in the Home center. “Dimond’s strategic approach is simply customer-centric; to provide … More »
NEW YORK–Lenox Corp. announced that Kirsten Johnson was named product development director for Dansk. Johnson has had various positions in both sourcing and product development with increasing responsibility since joining the company in 2001. In her new position, Johnson will report to Glenn De Stefano, Dansk president.
CHINO, Calif.–Greenland Home Fashions is moving its showroom into a new space at 230 Fifth Ave. The manufacturer of quilted bedding is relocating to room 1316 at the New York showroom building, from its previous space in room 816. Spencer Rogers, Greenland’s vice president, said the new showroom provides the company with more floor space … More »