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    Bentonville, Ark. – Walmart U.S. president and ceo Bill Simon is exiting the company after eight years. He is being succeeded by Greg Foran, who had been promoted to president and ceo of Walmart Asia earlier this year. More ...

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  • Peacock Alley moves into new showroom in NYC

    Dallas – Luxury linens design house Peacock Alley is opening a new showroom in New York City in time for the upcoming NY Now Market for home and lifestyle products Aug. 16-20.

  • Alegria bringing artisan textiles from Mexico and Guatemala to NY Now

    Essex, Conn. – Alegria, a new design/fair trade collaborative founded by textiles designer Allison Joy, will bring a collection of handmade home textiles to next month’s NY Now show.

  • Sferra to bow new sheeting line

    Edison, N.J. – Sferra’s latest sheet construction is a classic Oxford-cloth weave made in Italy of fine Egyptian cotton.

  • LinenMe’s Game of Stones

    Chicago – LinenMe is celebrating the stone washed look with a new collection of bedding, bath towels and table linens.

  • Anne de Solène looks to the arts

    Paris – Anne de Solène new collection of bedding, coverlets, throws, decorative pillows, and bath towels was inspired by watercolor prints in both traditional and contemporary designs.

  • Mega-deal: Dollar Tree to acquire Family Dollar

    Chesapeake, Va. – Dollar Tree this morning announced its intention to acquire Family Dollar, which will create an operation of more than 13,000 stores in 48 states and five Canadian provinces with annual sales of more than $18 billion.

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    From H&TT’s web site and around the internet – the benefits of managing Millennials, Ann Gish’s store expansion, a funny dog video and more…

  • Changing titles and expanded roles at Williams-Sonoma

    San Francisco – Four senior execs at William-Sonoma Inc. have been promoted with an eye to building out the company’s footprint abroad and boosting market share at home.

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Utility Bedding

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    July 21, 2014

    T-Minus 8 weeks and counting

    Yipee! It’s the middle of summer. Depending on where you live, that means your tomatoes are already coming in or are just about to. Summer fruits are reaching their succulent peak. And if you’re a Mid-Atlantic beach goer, the ocean temperature is finally tolerable. If you are a home textiles sort who swims with the sharks in the volume retail business, today marks eight weeks until the opening of the New York Home Fashions Market in September. Sorry to burst your bubble. But then again, I’m sure this isn’t news. You’ve already been busy previewing ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    July 21, 2014

    Breaking through

    In the span of one week, I came across two unusual marketing tactics that made me stop and pay attention to what was being offered to me, the consumer. That’s a big deal in an age when we are constantly – all day, everywhere – being bombarded by advertising for everything from Botox to a new Buick, which by the way “sure doesn’t look like a Buick” as its new TV ad promises. Wait – make that three ads that gave me pause! The first “ad” I noticed in my hotel room at the Westin in downtown Atlanta earlier this month ...

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  • Warren Shoulberg

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    July 21, 2014

    Why Is Business Bad?

      With Wall Street getting higher than folks in Colorado, the housing market racing to recover and banks earning more money than ever, it’s amazing how many vendors in the home business still keep complaining about how bad business is. Not Recession-bad – much less Depression-bad – but not nearly as good as it should be given how other parts of the economy are doing. Yet nobody has a real good answer as to why this is. So as a public service I offer the following possible explanations: Much of the retail base of the textiles and housewares business has its own ...

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  • Jennifer Karp

    In The Mix

    Jennifer White Karp

    July 15, 2014

    You need this gadget more than you know

     Maybe it was the long deep cold of the Polar Vortex, or maybe it was all the weight some of us gained waiting out the long winter – but there seems to be an even deeper appreciation this year for summer’s fresh fruits and vegetables. What’s key to this year’s fresh food love fest? Gadgets and gizmos. Many current summer recipes would not be possible – or just not as palatable – without some special gadgets, like this one from Cordon Bleu-trained chef and food writer Nancy Duran on how to make Squash Ribbons with Prosciutto. In her recipe, she ...

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