Live from Heimtextil: All About Sustainability
NEWS FROM THE WEB
Sears softlines fall off the cliff
Worthington, Ohio– A new research study finds a big deficit in what was once called “the softer side of Sears” merchandising mix.
RH leases historic San Francisco building
San Francisco – RH has landed another high-profile site for its expanding collection of Design Galleries .
Evine Live sales up, but profits down
Minneapolis – Online and cable TV retailer Evine Live boosted overall sales during the fourth quarter, but the profit picture did not benefit.
Crypton hires Michael Grigat for R&D post, promotes Hardy Sullivan
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. — The Crypton Companies and Nanotex, providers of performance fabrics in home furnishings, contract and apparel, recently announced two key staff changes that officials said would allow the company to continue its research and growth initiatives.
Limited edition rug a hit for Karastan
Atlanta — A return to its roots proved to be a winner for rug manufacturer Karastan during the winter market cycle.
High Point Market announces the 2016 Style Spotters Team
High Point, N.C. — The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has named its 2016 Style Spotters Team.
Cotton price 60 cents
New York – Friday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for March contracts was 60 cents. The price on May contracts was 61 cents.
Evine Live shakes up leadership
Minneapolis – Two senior executives have vacated their posts and the search is on for a new chief executive as Evine Live comes off a fourth quarter that put profits under pressure.
- NC State wins Innovation Fund grant for weaving
- Laura Ashley inks license with Downlite
- Protect-A-Bed expands lines in Las Vegas
- Evine Live sales up, but profits down
- Cotton price 60 cents
- JCPenney looking to cash in its real estate
- Crypton hires Michael Grigat for R&D post, promotes Hardy Sullivan
- Evine Live shakes up leadership
- Gift for Life honors industry leaders
Business Annual 2016
February 1, 2016Have you heard? Brick-and-mortar retail stores are kaput, passé, doomed. They are about to become, as Monty Python would have said it, ex-parrots. You would think the annual gathering of the National Retail Federation would be the last event to foster such a point of view, but it emerged as a key theme during last month’s NRF expo in New York. Steve Barr, a partner and the US Retail and Consumer Sector leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, told online outlet Retail Dive this year will bring “more store closures, more bankruptcies and restructurings, and increased shareholder activism that will either lead ...
Home Alone 3
February 1, 2016What a crazy start to the new retail year, right? Just when you thought you knew who the good guys were — and weren’t — 2016 starts off with a bizarro series of reports and news that seem to put the entire retailing landscape upside down. Consider: • Walmart says it will close hundreds of stores around the world, including a sizeable bunch here in the good old U.S. of A. The Boys from Bentonville open stores, they don’t close them. • JCPenney, of all people, says it had a pretty good Christmas. Granted, it is still recovering from the Johnson ...
Home Alone 3
January 25, 2016Walmart is closing some stores. There’s an old journalistic rule about “not burying the lead,” which means don’t put the most important piece of information deep into the story but always place it first. So, theoretically I’ve not broken that rule…but in fact I have. The big news is not that Walmart is closing some stores. The big news is that it’s not that big a deal. Earlier this month, The Big W announced it would be closing 269 stores around the world, including 154 in the United States. At first glance, that does sound ...
January 25, 2016You’ve heard the advertising adage – “Sex sells.” It’s rarely used in the marketing of bedding, at least not in the U.S. And a mattress topper, so utilitarian and always out of sight, would seem to be the un-sexiest textile product of the lot. Not so fast. At Heimtextil earlier this month, Austrian bedding manufacturer Hefel Bed and Sleep was promoting the “Hefel Romance Mattress Topper” with language that promoted its ability to enhance…the mood, shall we say. “The Hefel Romance mattress topper sets the scene for a truly romantic bedroom – in a completely natural way. Microcrystals ...
MOST VIEWED ARTICLES
February 12, 2016 - February 16, 2016
- Première Vision Yarns (formerly Expofil)
February 16, 2016 - February 18, 2016
- 41st IHGF DELHI FAIR (Spring)
February 20, 2016 - February 23, 2016
India Expo Centre & Mart
New Delhi, IN