Trends, Analysis, News, Data, Commentary for Home Textiles & Housewares Business
Menomonee Falls, Wis. - Kohl’s Department Stores debuted a new brand campaign yesterday that embraces the word "yes" with a 60-second commercial featuring designer Vera Wang. More
Valdese, N.C. – Valdese Weavers, a designer and manufacturer of decorative textile products for residential and contract markets, announced the appointment of four new associates to its sales and marketing team. More
New York -- Sparkling Drink Systems International Partners announced a collaboration with Pat's Backcountry Beverages to allow consumers to make beer at home. More
New York – Kitchen appliance maker Krups teamed up with award-winning champion barista Samuel Lewontin to create barista-quality coffee recipes for the home with the company’s coffee makers. More
Stuart, Fla. – Stephanie Ferguson Designs Inc., designer of the furniture and fabric line dubbed Cirque612, will be expanding the line this summer with the addition of the new Zen collection. More
Solingen, Germany and Boucherville, Quebec- Two venerable housewares companies are celebrating impressive milestones this year: Wüsthof, a knife specialist that has been in business for two centuries, and Trudeau Corporation, a kitchenware company marking its 125th anniversary in 2014. More
News From The Web
April 3, 2014The fourth quarter? Not so hot for most retailers. January and Febuary? Stinko. And yet, suppliers were remarkably upbeat during the recent New York Home Fashions Market. Apparently enough retailers have been shaken by tepid consumer response to their offerings, not to mention their efforts to fully exploit omnichannel retailing, that they were open to new ideas and new products. Appointment rosters were bursting. In part that was because big retailers send various buying and product development groups back to their key suppliers multiple times. (The size of individual groups from major retailers was said to be substantial — often 20 ...
Home Alone 3
April 3, 2014There used to be a Burger King up the block on Fifth Avenue not too far from the textiles showroom buildings in Midtown Manhattan. It is now a Panera Bread. Maybe it’s an isolated fast food moment, but maybe, just maybe, it’s a pretty good metaphor for the changing of the guard that is becoming increasingly clear, never more so than at the textiles and housewares shows last month. The Millennials are not only the new kids on the block, they are taking over the block when it comes to how various home industries create product, package, market ...
April 1, 2014Last month marked the 30th birthday of the consumer cell phone. In 1984, when the first consumer cell phone was sold, it was used exclusively for conversation and was only in the hands of the very affluent. Who knew back then that today the mobile phone would be one of the most ubiquitous items known to man and that it would rarely be used for conversation, but would be used for text messaging, email, gaming, shopping and web search. If that fact wasn’t impressive enough, in April 2010 iPads first hit the consumer market. In four short years, 195 ...
- HDTK Hong Kong Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair
April 20, 2014 - April 23, 2014
May 7, 2014 - May 9, 2014
- Hospitality & Design Show
May 14, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada