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    Plano, Texas – A senior executive at J.C. Penney Company Inc. inadvertently released to an investment firm non-public information related to the department store chain’s same store sales results for the fiscal 2015 first quarter. More ...

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    High Point, N.C. — Ask rug producers about their High Point Market forecast and they’ll tell you it’s much better than the iffy April weather.

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    High Point, N.C. — Progressive Business Media, parent company of Furniture/Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Home & Textiles Today, Casual Living, Kids Today and HFN, has launched a new division to offer the home furnishings industry customized, proprietary and confidential research aimed at facilitating data-driven decision making.

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    Columbus, Ohio – Covermade’s patented bedding line, which is designed to simplify bed making, has landed at in a non-exclusive deal.

  • Safavieh launches new Turkish rug collection

    Port Washington, N.Y. – Safavieh’s rug line is in bloom this spring with six new rug collections, all designed and loomed by the company’s team in Turkey.

  • Cotton price 63 cents

    New York – Friday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for May contracts was 63 cents. The price on July contracts was also 63 cents.

  • Canvas Home expands its reach with new shop-in-shops

    New York – Canvas Home, the high-end home accessories store in the Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, is branching out this year with the help of some partners.

  • Company C launches new rug competition

    Concord, N.H. – Design and manufacturing rug, bedding and accessories house Company C is introducing its Fall 2015 line at High Point Market this week, and with it a new contest for its interior designer partners.

  • Pardee Homes taps Bobby Berk for Innovative Concept Homes

    Las Vegas – Celebrity Millennial designer Bobby Berk has been chosen to provide interior design for the two home concept project dubbed "Responsive Homes" that will be showcased at the 2016 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.

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HTT Video Player for NY Show

Join HTT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they kick off video coverage from the 2015 New York Home Fashions Market. Each day they will share news about the trends coming out of showrooms and the hot topics of the market week. See the videos! Sponsored by Lenzing.

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  • Warren Shoulberg

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    April 13, 2015


    The recent change at the top of Saks Fifth Avenue — high-profile merchant Marigay McKee out, low-profile operator Marc Metrick in — is only the latest example of the ongoing de-merchandising of American retailing. Virtually every single new retail ceo that has been put on the job over the past few years has come out of operations, finance, logistics or some combination of the three. This has been the case in big national chains as well as specialty operations, in general merchandise, apparel and most non-durable stores. Think about it: JCPenney, Target, Gap and now Saks all made the same personnel choices ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    April 13, 2015

    The Bachelorette

    Here comes the bride – the most highly prized consumer in the home furnishings retail space right now. You want to gauge the state of competition in the War for Millennials, keep an eye on how retailers are enhancing, marketing and leveraging their bridal registries. Anthropologie launched one last fall as part of its concerted push into home. Apparently, it’s working. During the fourth quarter, 40% of the registry purchasers were first-time Anthropologie customers. (To kick-start the effort, the lifestyle retailer began rolling out bridal apparel shops last spring. Smart move.) Bed Bath & Beyond is spiffing up its registry technology ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    March 23, 2015

    Talking Points

    It’s go time. The showrooms are set. The sales sheets have been distributed. The appointment schedules mapped out. There’s a lot to see and talk about at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. Based on previews and pre-market conversations, here’s what to keep an eye on. Better qualities. In just about every product category and regardless of pricing tier, qualities are improving. This isn’t just about lower cotton prices. (Although cotton prices have settled down, labor and freight costs have been climbing.) Microfiber constructions are better, too – getting heavier, lending fabrics a cottony hand ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    March 23, 2015

    March Madness

    While most of the rest of the semi-same world is focused on what’s really important this month — the college basketball playoffs — those of us in the good old home textiles industry will once more square off in that delightful exercise known as New York market week. It’s what we do. But in the spirit of competition, let’s get our brackets set for this sporting event where full-court presses, man-to-man defenses, picks and an inordinate amount of fouls are all part of the game. The Same Old Customers vs. New Prospects. A lot of vendors will complain there ...

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