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Soft home biz jumps double-digits at Big Lots
Columbus, Ohio – Soft home had a big fourth quarter at Big Lots, helping the retailer turn in a year of positive comps in all four quarters for the first time since 2006.
Sears Canada fourth-quarter sales tumble 17.7%
Toronto — Sears Canada continued to lose ground as its 2014 fiscal year drew to a close with fourth quarter sales falling 17.7%.
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Target’s new ceo goes rogue. Macy’s name-checks rivals in the home space. Cleaning up the mess at West Coast ports (ugh). Plus: Smart answers to 10 stupid interview questions and the 99 greatest TV characters since Tony Soprano.
Bari Textile Mills adds capacity
Karachi, Pakistan – Bari Textile Mills has completed the installation of additional new high-speed looms and a new state-of-the-art finishing plant that has added an additional 1.2 million pounds of terry production per month.
Grund America takes on Chicago
Charlotte, N.C. – Grund America, manufacturer of fine bath mats, is making its debut at the International Home + Housewares show in Chicago, which takes place March 7-10.
Cotton price 63 cents
New York – Thursday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for March contracts was 63 cents. The price on May contracts was also 63 cents.
Officials: West Coast ports will take 3 months to clear
Long Beach, Calif. — Officials at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles told attendees at this week’s TPM conference here that it will take three months to clear out the backup of containers at those ports, The Journal of Commerce reported.
Costco sees growth in February, Q2
Issaquah, Wash. – Costco Wholesale Corporation today reported its results for February, the second quarter and the first half of its fiscal year.
- Macy’s Q4 uninspiring; 2015 to be “transitional”
- Target ceo elaborates on how Target “missed the mark” in Canada
- Database: Bath and Bath Accessories
- At Home to open new store in Tennessee this week
- Post Sears spin-off, Land’s End looks to luxe with Marchionni as new CEO
- Protect-A-Bed taps Dan White for furniture accounts
- Venus Group gears up for East Coast production
- WestPoint finishes in the black
- Ross’ home business recovering
- Soft home biz jumps double-digits at Big Lots
- Sears Canada fourth-quarter sales tumble 17.7%
- Wayfair posts strong Q4, fiscal 2014
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Home Alone 3
February 16, 2015The end of one era and the beginning of another is not usually so readily apparent at the time it all happens. It’s not like a calendar where you turn the page from one year to another and you can neatly mark the occasion. But over the past few weeks we’ve seen just that happen at both the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s divisions of Macy’s corporate. Yes, Terry Lundgren still runs the show overall and Tony Spring is now entering his second year over Bloomies, but one layer down there have been some pretty serious changes ...
February 16, 2015New York Home Fashions Market officially gets underway five weeks from today. Recent talks with suppliers gearing up for market week have been hitting three themes. The West Coast port delays are hurting some suppliers and direct-import retailers more than others. Suppliers who take most of their deliveries on the West Coast have been scrambling to meet their obligations – at the very least making sure enough goods make it to stores to support advertising programs. Suppliers who take most of their deliveries on the East Coast are worried that shipments diverted from the West Coast are going to start slowing ...
On The Beat
February 16, 2015A recent development in the home textiles world is the emergence of a “between seasons” business. Shoppers have faster-than-ever access to emerging fashion trends through mobile devices and social media, which is forcing retailers from top-tier to the masses to react as quickly to keep up. Peacock Alley this year is for the first time adding “mid-season introductions” to its top-of-bed fashion line, first in the summer and then again in the fall. Company C making a similar “first” this year with a summer collection of dec pillows, throws and table linens among other items as well as a new ...
Home Alone 3
February 16, 2015So, it's once again time for some pretzel logic – excuse me Donald and Walter – straight from the aisles of beautiful downtown Heimtextil, the ginormous textiles fair in Frankfurt last month. As always, it's the ground zero for the global home textiles market and anyone who is anywhere is usually there. Those who choose to ignore it do so at their own peril. Post-show there are the usual reports from the show organizers and anecdotal stories from attendees on how it all went, and if you cobble enough of them together you can generally get a pretty fair idea ...
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- International Home + Housewares Show
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March 13, 2015 - March 15, 2015