Port Washington, NY – Dollar store shopping visits were up 14% in the most recent retail quarter, May to July, even though the overall brick-and-mortar market was down 4%, according to global information company NPD Group’s recently released Shopping Activity Services report. More ...
Online Moves From Afterthought To Main Thought For Textiles Suppliers
NEWS FROM THE WEB
Big Lots: Check us out
New York – The real impact of Big Lots’ revamped merchandising approach will hit the floor in a major way over the next couple of months, part of the chain’s effort to improve quality as well as change consumer perceptions about its brand.
Post-BTS promos drive comps
New York – With the back-to-school/college season is mostly over, the Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index said promotional activity was on the rise at retail in the fourth week of September, driving up comps by 4.3% following a 3.7% gain the prior week.
New website Hem offers Scandinavian look
New York — A few months after its acquisition of One Nordic , a maker and online retailer of Scandinavian style furniture, ecommerce retailer Fab has launched Hem, dedicated to the look.
Family Dollar kicks off “Ad Match Promise” program
Matthews, N.C. -- Family Dollar Stores, Inc. this week launches an “Ad Match Promise” program, which calls for the discounter to match the price for like items when a shopper presents advertised sales from local competitors.
Regal Fabrics bolsters organization
Middleton, Mass. – Converter Regal Fabrics has hired Anne Hood as director of merchandising and promoted Sue Patrolia to director of product management.
Lambs & Ivy partners with Dena Designs
El Segundo, Calif.--Nursery bedding manufacturer Lambs & Ivy has announced a partnership with textile designer Dena Fishbein of Dena Designs.
Bob Mackie to cut ribbon for new KAS showroom
High Point, N.C. -- Shortly after KAS Rugs moves into its new showroom for the Oct. 18-23 High Point Market , celebrity designer Bob Mackie will pay a visit to cut the ribbon.
AmericasMart readies for January 2015 markets
Atlanta –The AmericasMart here is revving up the New Year when the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market will celebrate its 57th consecutive January event – 54 of those years at the Mart.
- JCPenney home gaining back ground
- Is the Bottom Falling Out Of the Bottom?
- Duking It Out For Market Share
- NPD: Millennial shoppers increase visits to dollar stores
- Surya schedules showroom events for High Point Market
- Maison sees uptick in attendance
- 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
- Regal Fabrics bolsters organization
- Imax’s Susan Andrulis is new ART president
- Brunton taps Clements team to head operations and manage production
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 ...
MOST VIEWED ARTICLES
October 7, 2014 - October 9, 2014
- High Point Market
October 18, 2014 - October 24, 2014
High Point, N.C.
- International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show
November 8, 2014 - November 11, 2014
New York, NY