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NRF: Shop.org Summit set for late September in Seattle
Washington – National Retail Federation’s e-commerce- and digital-centric division, Shop.org, is gearing up for its upcoming annual summit, scheduled Sept. 29 to Oct.1, when it will set the stage for several key players in the industry.
Baltic names Gunshor prez
New York – The Baltic Linen Co., manufacturer and supplier of bedding and bath linens, has promoted Jeff Gunshor to president of its Home Fashions division, effective immediately.
Rio Home Fashions inspired from across the pond
City of Industry, Calif. – Rio Home Fashions is adding new brands to its roster, expanding its Behrens England brand and introducing products inspired by the popular Downton Abbey television series at next week’s New York Home Fashions Market.
Nautical themes star in C & F Collections
Newport News, Va. – C & F Enterprises’ latest offerings evoke the beach in color, pattern and design.
American Woods Looks to Make an Impact
New York – American Woods Global Brands is making its market debut here next week and is already planning its inaugural showings at the Atlanta International Home Furnishings Fair and NY Now shows in January 2015.
Jay Franco, Loudmouth ink license for new bed and bath collection
New York – Longtime bedding and bath house Jay Franco & Sons bold has partnered with bight lifestyle apparel and accessories brand Loudmouth to develop a new collection of bedding and bath coordinates.
Cotton price 71 cents
New York – Thursday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for October contracts was 71 cents.
Spoke adds mix-and-match to Delamere
New York – With an eye to enhancing bridal registry options, Portmeirion Group has introduced two new colors to the Spode Delamere collection.
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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
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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 ...
September 8, 2014New York Home Fashions Market is one week away from kick-off — even sooner for suppliers taking early appointments. With so much frenzied activity taking place in the weeks preceding the market, you might have missed some of the interesting insights that spilled out as retailers recently reported their quarterly earnings. Consider this your Cliffs Notes on what some of the key retailers revealed about their home operations — and what their buyers will be looking for when they hit showrooms next week. Big Lots: The colorful back-to-college assortment cranked out double-digit comp increases during the second quarter – meaning that piece of ...
Home Alone 3
August 19, 2014“I was influenced a lot by those around me - there was a lot of singing that went on in the cotton fields.” ----Willie Nelson Well, if they were singing back in the days when Willie was picking cotton, they’ve got be doing the Hallelujah Chorus these days. The price of cotton is down to about the lowest level it’s been since 2008 and it is settling into the historical range of cotton pricing for much of the decade before. Given the wild ride cotton prices have taken over the past few years, this is major news for the ...
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