WASHINGTON–Matt Shay has been selected as president and chief executive officer of the National Retail Federation. Shay’s formal election will take place at the NRF board of directors meeting on June 22. He succeeds Tracy Mullin, who is retiring after serving as NRF president and CEO for 17 years. Shay is joining NRF after serving … More »
NEW YORK–Iconix Brand Group has entered into a license agreement with Next Creations for a line of Charisma home textiles. The products under the agreement include coordinated fashion bedding, towels, bath rugs, shower curtains, bath accessories and window treatments. A joint statement from the two firms said Charisma is noted for designs of “understated elegance … More »
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C.–Wildwood Lamps has teamed with Tommy Bahama for a new collection if island-inspired lamps. The collection will launch at the High Point Market, scheduled for April 17-22. It will feature elements native to the Pacific Islands such as bamboo, shell, rattan and wood.
ATLANTA–A distinguished panel of judges drawn from the retail, fashion, design and education communities will review the field of submissions and determine award recipients in the inaugural ICON Honors, exclusively produced by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Association and national media sponsor HFN. The team of judges, comprised of individuals … More »
NEW YORK–Art and industry will collide in an exhibition of 200 fine china plates, presented in a gallery format, on the 14th floor of Forty One Madison during the Spring New York Tabletop Show. The exhibition, called Tectonic Plates, is organized and presented by The New English and will be on view April 13-16. The … More »
CHICAGO—De’Longhi America has marked its appearance at this year’s International Home + Housewares Show by launching products in two new categories, cookware and hand blenders. The cookware lineup includes products in two collections—Florence, an entry-level line; and Genoa, a step-up grouping. Florence comes in two sets, one in 10 pieces at a retail price of … More »
NEW YORK–Phillips-Van Heusen said yesterday that it willpurchase Tommy Hilfiger for about $3 billion in cash and stock. Phillips- Van Heusen already owns Calvin Klein, Izod and Arrow. Revman International has the Tommy Hilfiger license for the soft home business.
NEW YORK–Six of the most venerable names in the tableware industry—Devine Corp., Laurie Gates, Noritake, Over and Back, Riedel Crystal and Yamazaki—have renewed their permanent showroom leases at Forty One Madison. “These global stalwarts are leaders in their categories,” said Laurie Burns, senior vice president and director of Forty One Madison. “Their commitments mark an … More »