Merchant Paquette joins Nourison
November 21, 2006-- Home Textiles Today,
Saddle Brook,N.J.– After more than 20 years working in retail, Paula Paquette has switched to the supplier side of the business, joining area and accent rug producer Nourison. She assumes the newly created post of vp, soft home.
Most recently Paquette was vp/gmm of decorative housewares at Linens ’n Things, where she held her post for just over two years until the specialty retailer’s new management restructured its senior merchant team.
In earlier roles, she worked as a home fashions merchandising executive at Kmart and as bedding, table linens and rugs buyer at Caldor.
At Nourison she will help expand the supplier’s reach at retail for its assorted soft home offerings. “We are excited with this appointment and believe we will see accelerated growth come from the area under Paula’s direction,” said Nourison evp Rita Karmiol.
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