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    Salt Lake City— Online retailer said fourth-quarter revenues rose 18.3% to $470.4 million as the e-commerce heavyweight increased its average order size to $159.

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    Conshohocken, Pa. —  Ikea reported flat profits for its 2014 fiscal year after paying out the equivalent of an additional $334 million in a worker loyalty program and bonuses, the privately held Swedish company reported.

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    Boston – Online home furnishings retailer Wayfair is now in the custom upholstery business, offering from 12 to 20 fabric choices on various furniture pieces.

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    Pico Rivera, Calif. — Full line furniture supplier AICO/Amini Innovation Corp. honored its top performing sales professionals during the company’s annual sales award banquet in Las Vegas earlier this month.

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    New York – Wednesday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for March contracts was 59 cents. The price on May contracts was 60 cents.

  • Capel showroom gets kudos for display

    Troy, N.C. – Capel Rugs was honored by the AmericasMart for featuring the “Best Visual Display” in its new, third floor showroom in Building 1 during the recent winter edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.

  • Surtex announces designext judges

    White Plains, N.Y. – A group of industry professionals that includes designers from home textiles companies will judge this year’s designext international student competition, which is hosted by the Surtex show.

  • IMC makes exec promotions, hires Loper-Boyd

    High Point, N.C. – International Market Centers (IMC) has made a series of management changes across various departments within the company.

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In H&TT's fourth and final report from Heimtextil 2015, Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks review the latest business trends and get a global perspective from Indo Count Director Mohit Jain. See the videos! Sponsored by Lenzing.

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    January 27, 2015

    Party On!

    Never mind the sheep or the goat. I predict 2015 will be the Year of the Parties. That’s because there’s something special about 2015: the major holidays all conveniently fall on or weekends or abut them. Valentine’s Day, July 4th and Halloween each land on Saturdays, and Christmas and New Year’s Days both fall on Fridays, setting the stage for long weekends – and hopefully, lots of parties. Add to the mix lower gas prices, a rehabilitating housing market and an overall economy on the mend, and this year is poised to be full of pluses for ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    January 26, 2015

    Away we go

    The year 2015 is just a few weeks old, but you’ve likely been to at least one trade show already. Depending upon what part of the business you’re in, you may have been to three or four by now. And more are on the way, the big ones for home textiles being NY Now this month and New York Home Fashions Market next month. Between talking to suppliers about their show preparations, sorting through new product photogarphs, walking the halls at Heimtextil in Frankfurt recently and just absorbing what’s in the wind about trends in home, here ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    January 26, 2015

    Guten Plenty

    I’ve lost track of how many Heimtextil fairs I’ve attended, but I can safely say it’s more than most people and I can just as safely say I always come back being better informed about the general condition of the home textiles industry. This year was true to form. Some ongoing observations were apparent, as always; others were new takes on old issues. In no particular order: The U.S. Dollar Rules. The surprising strength of the American currency was good news for U.S. buyers looking to spend their money wisely. Versus the Euro, the dollar ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    January 13, 2015

    Fashion for all

    “Aspirational” – a term flash sites love to use to describe their younger, hipper and more educated and connected shoppers – is starting to encompass a broader market that is increasingly interested in better brands and up-to-the-minute design. And suppliers who are paying attention and playing the game stand to gain in 2015. At last week’s AmericasMart’s winter editions of the International Gift & Home Furnishings and Area Rugs markets, several designers and major companies had product on tap to court a larger, more style-savvy demographic with –here’s another key word – “approachable” price points on design-conscious products. Ann Gish found ...

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