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Home & Textiles Today provides the latest news from the world of home textiles manufacturing and retailing.

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    August 15, 2016

    Sriracha Retailing

    OK, here’s your quiz for the day: What do all of the faster growing players in the home textiles retail business have in common? A. The best prices B. The best products. C. The best customer service. D. The best locations Time’s up. Did you get the right answer? It’s obviously E, none of the above. In today’s retail environment, it’s not really about having the lowest price in town. Or the best products. Or terrific customer service and locations. It’s all about being different. About offering the customer a shopping experience they can ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    August 15, 2016

    Billion Dollar Baby

    A very select club in the home textiles universe just added a new member. Another point worth noting: By next year, it could very well overtake JCPenney to become the fifth largest retailer of home textiles in the country. If T.J. Maxx/Marshalls repeats its 8% growth in home textiles this year — certainly within the realm of possibility — and JCPenney’s growth falls below roughly +3%, it’s a done deal. And consider this: If you add the home textiles sales generated by parent company TJX’s HomeGoods nameplate to the sales generated by T.J. Maxx/Marshalls, you ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    August 4, 2016

    Instant Reply

    Ahhh, ’tis the season of the out-of-office reply. Summer is always a busy period for our industry with several markets across the country scheduled from June through August – from the Dallas Total Home & Gift to the Atlanta Gift & Home and Rug to Las Vegas and all the way to NY Now. But here and there, in between, hopefully many of you are finding pockets of escape time, away from those showroom spotlights and into the sun and surf. Just don’t forget to update your email’s “automatic reply” or “out of office reply”. (Remember, you got back from Heimtextil ...

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Posh from HTT

Welcome to POSH, the new publication on the luxury home textiles market from Home & Textiles Today. Take a look and you’ll see features on fashion, but there’s also much more on demographics, marketing and trend directions. And watch for the debut later this summer of the POSH e-newsletter as well as the next print edition this winter. Click on the cover image above to take you to the digital edition of the very first POSH.

See the issue.