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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. More
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. More
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. More
New York – Robert Allen @ Home has forged a new licensing partnership with Madcap Cottage for a bright new collection of textile fabrics. More
Dalton, Ga. – Oriental Weavers is bringing its new product 2015/2015 Rug Fashion Catalog to High Point Market. The company’s biggest book to date, the catalog is being released as the company debuts a social media-based contest. More
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April 13, 2015The 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 ...
April 13, 2015Here 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 ...
March 23, 2015It’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 ...
Top 50 Retailing Giants
- Maison & Objet Americas
May 12, 2015 - May 15, 2015
- Hospitality & Design Show
May 13, 2015 - May 15, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
- International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)
May 16, 2015 - May 19, 2015
New York, NY