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    Atlanta – RH, which is the new incarnation for Restoration Hardware, opened the doors –all 119 of them – to its latest Gallery location, in the upscale Buckhead section of Atlanta, with a six-story, 70,000-square-feet store that looks as much like a luxury condominium as it does a retail outlet. More ...

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  • AmericasMart expands Home area

    Atlanta – The AmericasMart here is gearing up for its upcoming January 2015 markets with an expanded presentation of its Home area, which is growing with new floors, larger showrooms and additional amenities.

  • Amer set to unveil a dozen new rug lines

    Norcross, Ga. -- Amer Rugs will introduce 12 new rug collections during the Jan. 6-13 Atlanta International Area Rug Market at Americasmart.

  • Richard Frinier debuts travel-inspired collection for Sunbrella

    Glen Raven, N.C. -- Known for his furniture and fabric collections that emphasize the luxury resort lifestyle and experience, award-winning designer Richard Frinier drew inspiration for his latest collection of Sunbrella fabrics from an extended stay in Morocco.

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    New York - Home & Textiles Today's offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Cotton price 59 cents

    New York – Tuesday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for December contracts was 59 cents.

  • Comps up as holiday shopping season begins

    New York – With the holiday season underway “in earnest,” comps rose 4.2% in the third week of November following a 3.9% gain the prior week, according to the Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index.

  • Fred’s working to mend performance from Q3 in time for the holidays

    Memphis – As expected, the third quarter proved challenging for Fred’s Inc. as the retailer cleared inventory, cut receipts of overstock high-margin products, and reduced price points in line with competitors, among other efforts to improve its performance.

  • Fred’s names Barnes gmm

    Memphis -- Fred's Inc. has promoted 30-year industry veteran Craig Barnes to general merchandising manager.

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    November 25, 2014

    Store Stories

    I am absolutely fascinated by what CVS is doing and whether it has applications elsewhere in retailing, including home. You may remember a few months ago the retailer announced it was stopping selling cigarettes, arguing it was inconsistent with its mission of being a store where people came to buy products for their health. What's more, it said it wanted to go by the name CVS Health going forward. This was no small concession, mind you. CVS said it was giving up $4 billion in annual sales by stopping the sale of tobacco products. That's some serious revenue ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    November 25, 2014

    Holiday 2014’s Big Test

    There’s something happening this year that could redefine the holiday shopping experience. It’s not whether stores do or don’t open their doors on Thanksgiving, which of them will or won’t match prices or who wraps up the season with the cleanest inventories. This is the year of The Omni-Channel Holiday – the first time a considerable number of major players have invested in creating a seamless shopping experience across online, mobile and bricks. One of the big keys to the season’s efforts is the buy online/pick-up in store initiative. It not only addresses the dreaded ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    November 25, 2014

    Connecting the Dots

    Everywhere I read, I am told millennials – 18-to-20-something year olds (give or take a few years) – are going to be shopping earlier and more than ever for holiday gifts this year. Take the National Retail Federation’s Thanksgiving Weekend Expectations survey released last week. It says nearly eight in 10 (79.6%) millennials will or may shop over the four-day period – the highest of any age group – compared to last year’s 73.2%. Of these, 22.6% will shop on Thanksgiving Day and 79.9% will shop on Black Friday, up from 71.5% who planned to do so ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    November 12, 2014

    Thank you for not shopping

    Since Macy’s announced last month its plans to open its doors earlier than ever – 6 p.m. – on Thanksgiving Day, it seems like all the major retailers have begun announcing their also-early store hour schedules for to the holiday season kick off. And it has been getting me down. I recently came across a news report on the website of NBC affiliate WGRZ Channel 2 in Cheektowaga, NY, that only made me sadder. A mall is forcing all of its retail tenant to open their doors by 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day – or be charged a $200 fine ...

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