Online Moves From Afterthought To Main Thought For Textiles Suppliers
NEWS FROM THE WEB
Wayfair IPO to value company at up to $2.3 billion
Boston — Stock in Wayfair’s initial public offering is expected to be priced at $25 to $28 per share, which values the company at up to $2.32 billion, according to a report by Reuters .
Walmart ups its star power in home
Bentonville, Ark. – With rollouts last week of The Novogratz in bedding and bath and the Apartment AH furniture and accessories collection by designer Angelo Sumelis, Walmart is starting to tell a fresh brand story in home.
Boscov’s marks its first century
Reading, Pa. – Boscov’s has been celebrating its 100th anniversary this month with both a centennial sales event and by telling the story of its history in serial fashion through its advertising inserts in local newspapers.
CHF in a Brooklyn state of mind
New York – CHF’s new Brooklyn & Bond bedding collection taps the know-how of its young staffers with an eclectic mix of prints, screening and handwork looks.
Sunham debuts bluebellgray
New York – Scotland’s bluebellgray home brand has crossed the Atlantic with introductory bedding and bath collections at Sunham Home Fashions.
Loloi hosting anniversary party in High Point
Dallas– Area rug and home accessories manufacturer Loloi is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a party during the fall High Point Market. The “10th Year Anniversary Finale” party will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 in IHFC D-320.
Cotton price 66 cents
New York – Friday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for October contracts was 66 cents. The price on December contracts was 64 cents.
Atwood rolls out latest designs
New York – Textile designer Rebecca Atwood’s latest collection of decorative pillows launched last week on the heels of her new line of fabric by the yard, which debuted at NY Now last month.
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- Duking It Out For Market Share
- NRF: Shop.org Summit set for late September in Seattle
- Baltic names Gunshor prez
- Rio Home Fashions inspired from across the pond
- 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
- Gordon Brothers promotes Kenneth Frieze
- Tervis names King head of sales and business development
- AmeriPride appoints new chief information officer
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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