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  • J.C. Penney Moves to Consolidate Functions, Cut 150 Jobs

    by CNYBJ Staff

    PLANO, Texas”“J. C. Penney is realigning its buying, marketing, planning and allocation teams, which will result in the elimination of approximately 150 headquarter positions, a spokesman confirmed.

    These positions

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  • Whirlpool Announces Manufacturing Changes

    by CNYBJ Staff

    BENTON HARBOR, Mich.”“Whirlpool Corp. announced today that it is closing its facilities in LaVergne, Tenn., and Reynosa, Mexico.

    Production of built-in refrigerators currently manufactured at the LaVergne factory wi

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  • Report: Lord & Taylor Eyeing Fortunoff

    by CNYBJ Staff

    NEW YORK”“Fortunoff and Lord & Taylor may be laying plans to create what they hope will be an upscale, retail power couple.

    Lord & Taylor's parent company NRDC Equity Partners is in talks to acquire Fortunoff for $1

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  • Newell Rubbermaid Net Rises 6 Percent in 2007

    by CNYBJ Staff

    ATLANTA”“Net income for Newell Rubbermaid reached $548.8 million last year, up nearly 6 percent from 2006.

    Net sales for the consumer-products giant rose 3.3 percent to $6.4 billion, while operating income jumped 14

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  • Grooming Products, Oral Care Boost P&G's Q2 Results

    by CNYBJ Staff

    CINCINNATI”“Second-quarter net income for Procter & Gamble's grooming-products unit””which encompasses its Braun and Gillette products””rose 11 percent versus the second quarter of last year, reaching $429 million.

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  • Spring Air Announces Initiatives Coinciding With Intros

    by CNYBJ Staff

    LAS VEGAS”“As part of its launch of mattresses with the new Power Coil innerspring, Spring Air has reconfigured the warranty periods on some of its collections and changed the definition of “defective mattress.”
    &l

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  • Forty One Madison Plans Book-Signing Event

    by CNYBJ Staff

    NEW YORK”“Permanent showroom building Forty One Madison will hold a book signing to celebrate the release of tabletop retailer Ira Jacobson's book, “A Quest for Excellence,” during the spring tabletop show in April.
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  • Tupperware Brands' Q4 Sales Up 19 Percent

    by CNYBJ Staff

    ORLANDO, Fla.”“With strong growth in all five segments, Tupperware Brands reported a sales climb of 19 percent year over year (11 percent in local currency) to $577 million for the fourth quarter of 2007.

    “We

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  • Chef'n Redos Packaging

    by CNYBJ Staff

    SEATTLE”“A new style is sweeping through Chef'n's packaging, as the company wants to “keep our look fresh and hip,” said Sarah English Heitman, marketing director. The new packaging incorporates a boxed concept, as it “

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  • United Feather Products Cited as ‘Best Buys'

    by CNYBJ Staff

    DES PLAINES, Ill.”“Consumers Digest magazine has designated several products from United Feather & Down as “best buys” in its February issue.

    Included in the list are the MicroMax pillow, the Supreme go

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