Former Kmart exec Samper joins Allied Home

Heath E. Combs, Retail Editor 8, August 20, 2010

Vernon, Calif. - Industry veteran Carlos Joaquin Samper has joined Allied Home as vp international, with an immediate focus on Latin American key accounts and global sourcing.

Samper previously held executive positions at Sears and Kmart, Fieldcrest Cannon, Springs, Li & Fung and Louisville Bedding.

Allied Home was formed earlier this year as a sister company of Allied Feather & Down Corporation, a major supplier of natural and synthic fill to the apparel and home industries operating company-owned factories in China, Los Angeles and North Carolina. Its products, which will be shown at the upcoming New York Home Fashions Market, includes down and down-alternative comforters, basic bedding, pillows, blankets, mattress pads and micro fleece blankets.
Samper will report to Dave Fraser, president national sales, another seasoned industry veteran who most recently was with JLA, Pillowtex and Fieldcrest Cannon.

Allied Home is headed by Andy Schantz, principal and ceo. Schantz is an industry veteran who has held executive positions at JLA and Hollander Home Fashions, among others.

Allied Home will present its new collections - including the JNL FitHome, built around fitness model and lifestyle coach Jennifer Nicole Lee - at the Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd St., during market week.



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