Port Washington, NY – Dollar store shopping visits were up 14% in the most recent retail quarter, May to July, even though the overall brick-and-mortar market was down 4%, according to global information company NPD Group’s recently released Shopping Activity Services report. More ...
Online Moves From Afterthought To Main Thought For Textiles Suppliers
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Mark Grand to receive HFPA achievement award
New York – Peking Handicraft president Mark Grand will receive the HFPA's Carl Goldstein Lifetime Achievement Award during the Home Fashion Products Association’s annual meeting here next month.
Regulatory & Compliance Summit set for West Coast
Anaheim, Calif. — Responding to the demand created by its first Regulatory & Compliance Summit held in High Point earlier this year, Furniture/Today has announced plans for a West Coast follow up event to be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Hotel Menage in Anaheim.
Williams-Sonoma to expand DC in Miss.
San Francisco – Williams-Sonoma is expanding its distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss., the company announced Friday at the site.
At Home opening new Michigan store
Plano, Texas – At Home, the rebranded Garden Ridge home décor chain, will open its fifth Michigan unit later this week, its first in the Ann Arbor market.
Bedgear joins growing High Point Market bedding lineup
High Point, N.C. — Sleep accessories producer bedgear is joining the bedding contingent at the High Point Market this fall.
Cotton price 62 cents
New York – Friday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for October contracts was 62 cents. The price on December contracts was also 62 cents.
Surya schedules showroom events for High Point Market
Calhoun, Ga. – Surya will host a number of special events next month during High Point Market at its flagship showroom, located at Showplace 4100.
Maison sees uptick in attendance
Paris – The fall edition of Maison & Objet earlier this month drew just under 67,000 unique visitors, a 1.1% increase in attendance year over year.
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- NPD: Millennial shoppers increase visits to dollar stores
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- Players Guide to Utility Bedding
- George Foreman makes another comeback
- Peacock Alley lands new AmericasMart home for markets this summer
- QVC chief resigns
- Divatex to launch Lady Antebellum collection
- Baltic spins off institutional division
- Imax’s Susan Andrulis is new ART president
- Brunton taps Clements team to head operations and manage production
- Gordon Brothers promotes Kenneth Frieze
NY Market Videos
Top 50 Retailing Giants
September 18, 2014First, a mea culpa. In last week’s column, I wrote that Dollar General was trying to decide whether it should be purchased by Family Dollar or Dollar Tree. It is, of course, Family Dollar that is up for sale, and Dollar General has been arguing that its buy-out offer is better than Dollar Tree’s. Big apologies for screwing that one up. Now to the matter at hand: New York Home Fashions Market week. A quick look at some of the factors bearing on the market: Internal brand building. Many suppliers this market are buttressing their own house brands ...
Home Alone 3
September 18, 2014A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to the textiles market this week: Business at all the usual suspects just is not getting better. It’s why at this market week more than ever, whether you’re a vendor or a retailer, you need to get some Letters of Transit and get out of town. The fundamental things don’t apply anymore. For most of the past two or three textiles lifetimes, the business has relied on a handful of increasingly larger retailers selling their wares to a targeted demographic group of Baby Boomers. It was a rather simple formula ...
On The Beat
September 11, 2014Market week can feel like market month for many of us, when you include all the preparations leading up to September 15. And once the week gets rolling, it can be hard to tear yourself away from the textiles. But remember, New York City in the fall is not to be missed, especially after hours. For those of you looking for a break that offers a cultural experience quintessentially New York, here are a few options to consider exploring when the showroom lights go dim. The annual Feast of San Gennaro: This year celebrating its 88th anniversary, the traditional Little ...
Home Alone 3
September 8, 2014There’s an amazing home textiles trade show this season, one where the optimism and enthusiasm for business, for new products and for new markets is off the charts. Not that most people in the American market would know about it. That’s because the trade show in question is Intertextile in beautiful semi-downtown Pudong, Shanghai, 7,386 miles, as United flies, from Fifth Avenue in New York City. And at the risk of sounding like a broken Asian record, the future of the home textiles business is here and anyone who doesn’t get that may not have much ...
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