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Homer Laughlin Unveils New Fiesta Color

Homer Laughlin has unveiled Butterscotch as Fiesta’s 2020 color. The vibrant orangey-yellow shade is the company’s 52nd color debut, and it is making its debut at the Atlanta Market, being held now through January 21.

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Stage Stores Holiday Comps Rise

Stage Stores has reported comparable sales for the holiday period. For the nine-week period ended January 4, 2020, comparable sales increased 1.4% as compared to the nine-week period ended January 5, 2019.

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IMC Rebrands Atlanta Market

International Market Centers (IMC) has rebranded the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market to Atlanta Market. IMC said the new name, an updated brand positioning and logo, will be on display at the upcoming show, scheduled to be held January 14 to 21.

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NRF: Retail Imports Returning To Normal Levels

After a year of fluctuations driven by the uncertainty of the trade dispute with China, volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to return to its usual seasonal patterns during the first few months of 2020, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Ron Johnson Wants Consumers To ‘Enjoy’ Smart Home

Among the early highlights of the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York, former Target, Apple and J.C. Penney executive Ron Johnson discussed how his new company, Enjoy, is helping to make electronics, including smartphones and, potentially, smart home products, more user friendly by providing a helping hand in setting them up, right in consumer homes.

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NY Now Taps Kressley, Filicia For Keynote Address

NY Now will host celebrity lifestyle tastemakers Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia to give the NY Now Talk presentation, “Keynote Dynamic Duo,” at the upcoming winter edition of the market. The presentation is scheduled to be held on Tuesday February 4, at 11 a.m.

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Helen Of Troy Fuels Q3 Sales Growth

Helen of Troy reported robust sales growth for its third quarter, as the designer, developer and marketer of housewares, health and home, and beauty products prepared to close its recent acquisition of Drybar.

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