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Retail
Sur La Table Gains Credit Facility

Second Avenue Capital Partners has provided a $35 million senior secured credit facility to a joint venture of Marquee Brands and CSC Generation in support of their newly acquired kitchenware retailer Sur La Table. Proceeds from the transaction are being used to provide additional working capital and support growth.

Retail
Sur La Table CEO May Departing For J. Crew

Sur La Table said that Billy May will be stepping down as chief executive officer, to pursue a new opportunity closer to family on the East Coast. May will remain with the company through the end of June, to ensure a smooth transition.

Executive Profile
Joe Hufford, J.L. Hufford, Co-Owner

The July 23 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® features the 19th annual Impact Merchants special report. Housewares suppliers, representing the categories that HomeWorld covers, once again were asked to nominate buyers and merchandisers believed to have made a significant impact during the past year.

Trade Shows
New Resources Highlighted Strong Summer Las Vegas Market

Buyers from the U.S. and around the globe attending the summer Las Vegas Market had 54 new permanent showrooms, several major expansions, nearly 150 new-to-market exhibitors and numerous show-only specials to engage them with product introductions, trending designs and West Coast exclusives, said show host International Market Centers.

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