Trends, Analysis, News, Data, Commentary for Home Textiles & Housewares Business
Hologenix LLC has entered into a licensing agreement with AQ Textiles for Celliant responsive textile bed sheets More
Organic cotton home textiles pioneer Coyuchi is entering new territory this fall. More
Tradition Linens is keeping one foot in the country, but the other is stepping into the city for the fall/winter season. More
Home Depot just wrapped up a landmark quarter on both the top and bottom lines. More
Target is looking to bring new efficiency to the dreaded “last mile” of product delivery. More
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See the August 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Top 50 Retailing Giants Report, plus Manufacturing: Made in the USA gaining ground; International: Portugal ramping up exports; New products: NY Now home textiles introductions; Outlook: Commentary from H&TT's editors; and Planning: Trade show calendar.
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August 9, 2017Say what you want about the home textiles business but one thing remains a constant: the fundamental things apply. When you scan the charts and numbers and minutiae of this month’s Top 50 Retailing Giants report, you’ll see the top 10 stores in the business are pretty much the same top 10 that have been on this chart for years and years. But look beyond the footnotes and decimal points and you can see the future – and the past – of the industry: Certainly, you don’t need H&TT to tell you that online is where the growth ...
August 9, 2017So many national business stories about retailing in recent months read like a bad news buffet — store closings, bankruptcies, dead malls, indifferent consumers and, of course, the awesome destructive power of Amazon. As this issue was going to the printer, USA Today’s home page featured an article titled “These 5 retailers may not survive 2017.” Four of them are in the home furnishings business: Sears Holdings, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Bon-Ton Stores, and Conn’s furniture and mattress stores. Two of them appear on our annual Top 50 Retailing Giants ranking: Sears and Bon-Ton. The fifth goner, per ...
July 19, 2017Here’s a number that should make any solidly established retail entity quail: 78% of consumers would like to see more pure play retailers open physical stores. So even as some 5,000 name brand store locations are in the process of going dark, shoppers would like to see more etailers emulating Warby Parker and Bonobos. The GPSShopper survey that turned up the result also found that 86% of consumers would prefer to shop “experiential-based stores.” They want to test products in person, then buy via mobile or online. Pure play bedding and bath retailer Parachute is obliging. A few ...
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