Trends, Analysis, News, Data, Commentary for Home Textiles & Housewares Business
Atlanta--Gift and home furnishings industry leader George Kacic will join Americasmart Atlanta as evp responsible for retail services operations, effective April 1. More
At the New York Market — Par for the course, Mohawk Home is bringing a bevy of woven, tufted and printed rug introductions along with newly developed constructions and techniques and updated palettes to market this week. More
Wayne, N.J.— Toys“R”Us, Inc. , announced that it named Reg McLay as senior vp, Babies“R”Us Business, effective Monday, March 30. More
Dallas-- Feizy Rugs has hired Michael Ackelbein as its new vp of sales. Ackelbein is a veteran of the contract furniture industry who has held many executive level roles in sales in his nearly 30-year career. His most recent role was as evp at Corporate Source based here. More
Minneapolis-- Bedding manufacturer Siscovers will debut fourteen Crayola Bedding Collections at High Point Market next month. More
At the New York Market—WestPoint Home is marking its reintroduction of Martex this week with advertising and social media campaigns, as well as a sweepstakes run through Amazon.com More
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NY Home Show Videos
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 ...
Home Alone 3
March 23, 2015While most of the rest of the semi-same world is focused on what’s really important this month — the college basketball playoffs — those of us in the good old home textiles industry will once more square off in that delightful exercise known as New York market week. It’s what we do. But in the spirit of competition, let’s get our brackets set for this sporting event where full-court presses, man-to-man defenses, picks and an inordinate amount of fouls are all part of the game. The Same Old Customers vs. New Prospects. A lot of vendors will complain there ...
On The Beat
March 10, 2015I experienced some déjà vu this weekend while binging on the newly released Season 3 of “House of Cards” on Netflix. (NOTE: Show fans – Stop here if you don’t want a spoiler) In episode 8, fictional presidential candidate Heather Dunbar, who is on the campaign trail in Cedar Rapids, gives a motivational speech to a cheering crowd of blue-collar workers on the need for Walmart to raise its minimum wage. Had she lived in the real world, she’d be about two weeks too late. On Feb. 19, Walmart said it was raising the minimum wage to $10 ...
Top 50 Retailing Giants
- New York Tabletop Market
April 14, 2015 - April 17, 2015
New York , New York
- High Point Market
April 18, 2015 - April 23, 2015
Downtown High Point
High Point, NC, US
- HDTK Hong Kong Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair
April 20, 2015 - April 23, 2015