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Hoffman, Estates, Ill. – Ronald D. Boire, evp and chief merchandising officer and president, of Sears full line Stores and Kmart format, has been promoted to acting president and ceo of Sears Canada. More
Cincinnati – Parade-watchers and turkey-eaters also planning to fit shopping on their Thanksgiving Day schedule will be able to hit Macy’s two hours earlier this holiday, as the department store this week announced its plans to open its doors at 6 p.m., according to several news reports. More
Goodlettsville, Tenn. -- Dollar General this week released its new “Affordable Holiday Guide,” in which the discounter spotlights special deals on promotions of seasonal items across its various departments – including home décor. More
Dallas -- Loloi said it is taking “a hands-on approach” to displaying its hooked rugs at the upcoming High Point Market by featuring a loom and an on-site weaver at its High Point Market showroom. More
Hangzhou, China -- Costco Wholesale Corporation is entering China for the first time via an online flagship store on Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global platform -- an extension of Tmall.com, which is said to be China's largest third-party platform for brands and retailers. More
New York — The recently merged charity K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers will honor Heidi Klum, Tom Kingsbury and Carl Banks at its 2014 annual gala Nov. 5 at the American Museum of Natural History here. More
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October 8, 2014Was it really just three weeks ago? The New York Home Fashions Market was hopping and remarkably gripe-free. Showrooms were slammed Monday and Tuesday, and many suppliers I spoke with had at least one or two weekend appointments, as well as a few early drop-ins the Friday before the official kick-off. Bed Bath & Beyond was like the thousand-headed snake god. Everywhere I went a BBB team seemed either to have just left or was expected to soon arrive. Despite the oft-noted softness in the middle market tier of retailers, suppliers continue to design largely for the middle and up. And ...
Home Alone 3
October 8, 2014We all know the song lyrics: “It’s a long, long while from May to December But the days grow short when you reach September. One hasn’t got time for the waiting game.” The September New York home textiles market week (sorry, I just can’t call it Home Fashions) is now in the books, but exactly what happened — and more importantly, what happens next —is subject to much interpretation and even more speculation. Certainly, it has been a long, long time from those heady days of spring when everyone eagerly awaited the fourth quarter where the economy and ...
On The Beat
October 1, 2014OK, so I didn’t make it out to even one of the “cultural experiences quintessentially New York” that I suggested for after-market hours in my last blog, “Great Escapes for the Market Weary.” Truth is, New York Home Fashions Market week was busy, bustling. The ache on my feet is a lingering reminder. And that is OK, because home textiles suppliers offered an abundance of their own “cultural experiences” in the form of beautiful new designs, innovative products and smart brands. Here are some of the highlights from my point of view: Chris Madden’s new line with Idea ...
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