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  • Artisan Resource grows at summer market

    White Plains, N.Y. - Look for increased global representation and an expanded exhibit floor at the summer 2014 edition of Artisan Resource, a market offering U.S.-based volume importers, direct import retailers and wholesalers the opportunity to connect with international artisanal producers.

  • LA Mart, CMC, California Gift Show to co-promote

    Los Angeles - The management teams of the California Market Center , LA Mart and California Gift Show have joined forces to launch “How the West is One,” a co-promotional campaign for this summer's markets.

  • Product and inspiration first at Dallas Market Center

    Dallas – Dallas Market Center today announced that its summer Total Home & Gift Market, June 18-24, will present unrivaled merchandise offerings, headliners to educate and entertain, special events and much more.

  • Tuesday Morning taps home furnishings retail exec as evp, gmm

    Dallas – Upscale home goods closeout retailer Tuesday Morning Corporation has named Melissa Phillips the company’s new executive vice president and general merchandise manager, effective immediately.

  • Deadline extended for Tex Genius contest

    New York – Alert for creative types: the deadline for Tex Genius – a new contest recently announced by Standard Fiber and H&TT that will award a $10,000 cash prize for an innovative textiles creation in bedding, bath or window – has been extended from May 30 to June 30.

  • Zola launches wedding registry app

    New York – Zola, an online site where couples set up wedding registries, has launched an iPhone app that will allow couples to create and manage their Zola wedding registry from anywhere.

  • Mary Jurek Design honored for design excellence

    Torrance, Calif. -- Mary Jurek Design, a luxury goods company, received the Award for Design Excellence (Adex) for multiple tableware products.

  • Twin fairs welcome nearly 2,300 exhibitors in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong – Nearly 2,300 exhibitors from 36 countries and regions are taking part in twin fairs that kicked off today.

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NY Home Fashions Market

NY Home Fashions Market Day 2

Join HTT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they report from the 2014 New York Home Fashions Market. See the videos. Videos are sponsored by Lenzing.


  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    April 22, 2014

    Store Shaming

    The dumpy aisles. The glaring out-of-stocks. The merchandising trolleys abandoned along the racetrack. Each is a hallmark of a nascent online genre I call store shaming. A few weeks ago, posted a story titled “24 Pictures From a Walmart That Make Sears Look Classy ” – the result of a visit to a Walmart in Southern Los Angeles. Where shelves weren’t half empty (or worse) they were heaped with a jumble of merchandise that appeared as though it had put in place via dump truck. The Sears mention in the Walmart headline served as a tip of the cap ...

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  • Warren Shoulberg

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    April 22, 2014

    Dollar Sense

    Don’t take the recent news that Family Dollar is closing 370 stores as the death knell either for that individual retailer or the dollar store concept in general. It’s not that simple. It never is. First off, a retailer closing bad store locations is not exactly earth-shattering news. Walmart closes stores. Macy’s closes stores. Even Bed Bath & Beyond closes stores. Those 370 units, by the way, represent less than five percent of the company’s overall 8,100-store count. Lost in the headline about the Family Dollar closings was the fact that it was also planning to ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    April 3, 2014

    Market notes

    The fourth quarter? Not so hot for most retailers. January and Febuary? Stinko. And yet, suppliers were remarkably upbeat during the recent New York Home Fashions Market. Apparently enough retailers have been shaken by tepid consumer response to their offerings, not to mention their efforts to fully exploit omnichannel retailing, that they were open to new ideas and new products. Appointment rosters were bursting. In part that was because big retailers send various buying and product development groups back to their key suppliers multiple times. (The size of individual groups from major retailers was said to be substantial — often 20 ...

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Lenzing video from Heimtextil

Join H&TT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they report from the 2014 Heimtextil show in Frankfurt. See the videos. Sponsored by Lenzing.

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