Trends, Analysis, News, Data, Commentary for Home Textiles & Housewares Business
Essex, Conn. – Alegria, a new design/fair trade collaborative founded by textiles designer Allison Joy, will bring a collection of handmade home textiles to next month’s NY Now show. More
San Francisco – Four senior execs at William-Sonoma Inc. have been promoted with an eye to building out the company’s footprint abroad and boosting market share at home. More
New York – Home and lifestyle market NY Now has received more applications than ever for its “Made in USA” product display to showcase at the upcoming event, August 16-20 here. More
News From The Web
July 21, 2014Yipee! It’s the middle of summer. Depending on where you live, that means your tomatoes are already coming in or are just about to. Summer fruits are reaching their succulent peak. And if you’re a Mid-Atlantic beach goer, the ocean temperature is finally tolerable. If you are a home textiles sort who swims with the sharks in the volume retail business, today marks eight weeks until the opening of the New York Home Fashions Market in September. Sorry to burst your bubble. But then again, I’m sure this isn’t news. You’ve already been busy previewing ...
On The Beat
July 21, 2014In the span of one week, I came across two unusual marketing tactics that made me stop and pay attention to what was being offered to me, the consumer. That’s a big deal in an age when we are constantly – all day, everywhere – being bombarded by advertising for everything from Botox to a new Buick, which by the way “sure doesn’t look like a Buick” as its new TV ad promises. Wait – make that three ads that gave me pause! The first “ad” I noticed in my hotel room at the Westin in downtown Atlanta earlier this month ...
Home Alone 3
July 21, 2014With Wall Street getting higher than folks in Colorado, the housing market racing to recover and banks earning more money than ever, it’s amazing how many vendors in the home business still keep complaining about how bad business is. Not Recession-bad – much less Depression-bad – but not nearly as good as it should be given how other parts of the economy are doing. Yet nobody has a real good answer as to why this is. So as a public service I offer the following possible explanations: Much of the retail base of the textiles and housewares business has its own ...
Top 50 Retailers
- ASD/AMD Las Vegas
August 3, 2014 - August 6, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
- NY Now (formerly NYIGF)
August 16, 2014 - August 20, 2014
New York, NY
- Textile House South America
August 16, 2014 - August 19, 2014
Sao Paula, BR
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