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Mohawk Home Finds the formula for affordable luxury
At the New York Market--Affordable luxury is not easy to come by, but Mohawk Home said it has managed to create it in less than two years.
Avanti takes bath coast to coast and in between
At the New York Market – From surf to turf, Avanti Linens’ new bath coordinate programs for market covers all of the country’s regions and also include some finer branded and artisanal options.
Brand Re-Birth at Bardwil
At the New York Market – Bardwil Linens is bringing designs that accommodate more casual and contemporary looks to the Waverly, Lenox and Tommy Bahama brands.
It’s “Made Here” at 1888 Mills
At the New York Market – With the company now officially moved into its new domestic manufacturing facility for towels in Griffin, Ga., production is well underway on site and new programs already shipping, 1888 Mills is touting its “Made in the USA” message and bevy of new products this week at market.
Arlee and Noritake meet over the rainbow
At the New York Market – Color. It’s what’s for dinner at Arlee Home Fashions.
Cotton price 59 cents
New York – Wednesday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for October contracts was 59 cents. The price on December contracts was 60 cents.
Target unveils changes to price match policy
Minneapolis – Target Corp. announced today that starting Oct. 1, the company is updating its price-match policy by “expanding digitally, providing longer timeframes and matching additional competitors.”
Natco acquires American Green Rug
At the New York Market – This week at market, Natco Home Products further expanded its extensive floor covering line via its purchase of American Green Rug.
- WestPoint Home debuting Dena
- Lenzing opens new customer service center in Asia
- Feizy in search of interior designer partners for Haute Trends
- Database: Sheets 2015
- Database: Top-of-bed linens for 2015
- Putting Together the Utility Bedding Puzzle
- Anna’s IP sold
- Home furnishings among better performers for Costco in August
- Stein Mart clunked by calendar change
- Tuesday Morning ceo Michael Rouleau retires
- JCPenney promotes Tighe to chief merchant
- Indo Count hires Bryan Parker
NY Home Fashions Market
Home Alone 3
September 28, 2015Fans of “The Big Bang Theory” — and I guess quantum physicists — know the theory of Schroedinger’s Cat well: A cat and a radioactive material that will kill the cat are placed in a sealed box and until that box is opened you really don’t know if the cat is alive or dead. Well, I think that’s the way a lot of people are feeling about the New York textiles market this week. Until we finish up the market and open up the results, we really don’t know if this will have been a good market or ...
September 28, 2015To every supplier who has ever uttered the words “I have six of the major accounts, so I’m all set,” here is a headline that ought to make your hair stand on end: “Target to end ties with Cherokee apparel brand in 2017.” That 2017 date is significant. It marks the 20th anniversary of the brand’s alliance with Target, one the retailer will celebrate by flushing Cherokee out of its assortment. Cherokee is a $1 billion brand for Target. And Target represents about 43% of Cherokee’s sales. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a cautionary tale. We’re ...
Home Alone 3
September 14, 2015The troops are getting restless again. In what seems to be a ritual that rears its precious little head every couple of years, a whole bunch of companies in the fashion and retailing business are trotting out speech number 47: We’re going to cut back on our promotional efforts. Over the past quarter or two, a number of public companies that have seen some rough numbers because they’ve been doing some pretty serious discounting say they are going to clean up their acts. They may be using different words, but these companies — including Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade and ...
September 14, 2015The slowly rising economic tide is not lifting all boats, at least not among the key retailers of home textiles. As merchants will shortly be headed into New York showrooms for the September market, here’s a run-down on how their companies are doing. Big Lots: Promoted coo Lisa Bachmann to chief merchant as it preps to launch ecomm next year. In-store, improved qualities and harmonized palettes are driving gains in soft home. Said ceo David Campesi: “We don’t buy ugly anymore.” Outlook: Boosted full-year guidance. Burlington: Home showed improvement and is a category being targeted for growth. Company ...
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