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  • Our Top 5 Reads of the Week

    Superlatives! The most watched YouTubes of 2014. The most beautiful new restaurants. The ugliest car remodels. The weirdest gadget introductions. And finally, the year’s best killer moves in German head pong competition.

  • Earnings take hit at Pier 1, e-comm shows promise

    Fort Worth, Texas – E-commerce played a key role in boosting sales at Pier 1 Imports during the third quarter. The chain also experienced steep earnings declines, although they were in line with guidance.

  • Target ushers in new leadership

    Minneapolis -- Target Corporation this week promoted and expanded several of its leadership roles in key areas across the company.

  • Josie Natori aligns with Kalaty for new rug collection

    Hicksville, N.Y. – Haute fashion designer Josie Natori has partnered with family-operated rug company Kalaty to develop her first collection of rugs, which will debut in Jan. 7-10 at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.

  • Homespice Décor introducing two new collections

    Tucker, Ga. – Inspired by emerging rug designs in Italy, Australia and South Africa, Homespice Décor will debut two new indoor/outdoor rug collections next month at the Atlanta, Columbus, Minneapolis and Seattle gift shows.

  • Cotton price 61 cents

    New York – Thursday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for March contracts was 61 cents. The price on May contracts was also 61 cents.

  • HP Mile acquires Lauraville Packaging

    Syracuse, N.Y. – Label printing company HP Mile has acquired the assets of label converter Lauraville Packaging, strengthening HP Mile’s ability to design, print and manufacture onpack labels, including multi-page encapsulated expanded content labels for both promotional and regulatory needs as inserts and onserts.

  • NY Now sets slate of events and seminars

    New York--A full listing of events and seminars are on the schedule for the Jan. 31-Feb. 4 edition of NY Now , which takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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Heimtextil Reports

Heimtextil is now less than a month away and in the final of three videos H&TT editors Jennifer Marks and Warren Shoulberg give an advance look at some of the changes for the fair in January and discuss key issues that will affect how business with be down in Frankfurt. See the videos!

Top 50 Retailing Giants

Top 50 Retail Giants

Movers and shakers. Trendsetters and up-and-comers. That's what you’ll find in the 2014 H&TT Retailing Giants Issue. Read Now. Sponsored by Divatex.

BLOGS

  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    December 8, 2014

    Put a fork in it

    In a few rapidly passing days, we will bid adieu to 2014. Before we do, a look at some of the most significant events impacting the retail environment this year. Changes at the top: The year saw a heightened amount of C-suite activity, including the installation of new ceos at Target, Walmart U.S., Walmart Canada, Home Depot, Bon-Ton, Hayneedle, One Kings Lane and Gordmans — not to mention the arrival of a successor to take over next year from outgoing JCPenney ceo Mike Ullman. There was a fair amount of shuffling at the presidential level as well, with new appointees ...

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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    December 8, 2014

    Presents of Mine

    My, oh my, where did the time go? Hard to believe, but it’s December already, the end to what may go down as the most lackluster year in the industry in recent memory. Business was OK, neither very good nor very bad. Hot products? Not so much. Cotton prices eroded yet over the cause of the year it really didn’t impact pricing or product selection very much. And let’s face it: when the biggest retail drama of the year concerned a small regional discounter named Alco liquidating, that put things in real perspective. So, as the calendar ...

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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    November 25, 2014

    Store Stories

    I am absolutely fascinated by what CVS is doing and whether it has applications elsewhere in retailing, including home. You may remember a few months ago the retailer announced it was stopping selling cigarettes, arguing it was inconsistent with its mission of being a store where people came to buy products for their health. What's more, it said it wanted to go by the name CVS Health going forward. This was no small concession, mind you. CVS said it was giving up $4 billion in annual sales by stopping the sale of tobacco products. That's some serious revenue ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    November 25, 2014

    Holiday 2014’s Big Test

    There’s something happening this year that could redefine the holiday shopping experience. It’s not whether stores do or don’t open their doors on Thanksgiving, which of them will or won’t match prices or who wraps up the season with the cleanest inventories. This is the year of The Omni-Channel Holiday – the first time a considerable number of major players have invested in creating a seamless shopping experience across online, mobile and bricks. One of the big keys to the season’s efforts is the buy online/pick-up in store initiative. It not only addresses the dreaded ...

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