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Gump’s Files For Bankruptcy

Gump’s Holdings and its affiliates Gump’s Corp. and Gump’s By Mail, Inc. have filed voluntary petitions on August 3 for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada.

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Sophistiplate Completes Simply Baked Acquisition

Sophistiplate has completed the acquisition of Simply Baked by Christy Designs, a Bend, Oregon-based company that designs disposable entertaining items. The company’s product line includes categories such as serveware, barware, cookware and bakeware, and includes eco-friendly and bio-degradable options.

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Store Tour: AndThat! Creates Treasure Hunt Experience

Bed Bath & Beyond continues to develop and expand its AndThat! concept, which evolved from the company’s Christmas Tree Shops banner as a growth vehicle that offers consumers a lively shopping environment and provides the parent company a format that can compete with other treasure hunt-oriented retailers.

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Ikea Promotion Highlights Holiday Entertaining

Ikea has launched a holiday entertaining promotion that links furniture and housewares in a manner that lets the company promote seasonal goods in a timely context. The promotion also reminds consumers that it offers not only furnishings but a range of housewares.