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NRF: Holiday Shift Boosts April Retail Sales

The shift of the Easter and Passover holidays from March to April this year gave retail sales for the year’s fourth month a boost, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Kroger, Lindsay Goldberg Team On Growing Consumer Product Brands

Kroger and Lindsay Goldberg, a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with families, founders and management teams seeking to actively build their businesses, have formed PearlRock Partners. The new platform will identify, invest in and help grow the next generation of leading consumer product brands, the companies said.

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South Shore Recalls Libra Chests

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, furnishings manufacturer South Shore Furniture has recalled its Libra style three-drawer chests due to tip-over and entrapment hazards.

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New Round Of Proposed Tariffs Includes Housewares

Several housewares and home goods categories are in the crosshairs of a potential next round of 25% tariffs that could be imposed by the Trump administration on an additional $300 billion in Chinese-made goods. This follows the 25% tariffs that were imposed on $200 billion worth of Chinese-made products that went into effect on Friday, May 10.

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Chantal Debuts AllergenWare Cookware

Chantal Corp. is putting the spotlight on food allergies with its new AllergenWare cookware. According to the company, if used separate from other cookware to cook safe foods and cleaned properly after use, it can reduce the likelihood of exposure of persons with food allergies to harmful allergens.

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Emerald Expositions Names Shankland CEO

Emerald Expositions, parent company of NY Now, said its board of directors has appointed Sally Shankland to the position of president and CEO. Shankland will assume her new role on June 1, 2019 and will remain a member of the company’s board of directors.