Trends, Analysis, News, Data, Commentary for Home Textiles & Housewares Business
High Point, N.C. — New shipping routes from Asia to the U.S. East Coast could increase all-water capacity to Eastern ports by 6%, the Journal of Commerce reported Tuesday. More
San Francisco – Williams-Sonoma Inc. posted a strong fourth quarter, but not as well as it would have like at owing to West Coast port setbacks over the period. More
White Plains, N.Y. – Surtex, the show for original art for surface design, has announced the winners of its annual 2015 designext awards. More
San Francisco – Pottery Barn Kids, part of the Williams-Sonoma Inc. family of brands, has inked a partnership with women’s apparel & accessories and home fashions designer Jenni Kayne for an exclusive collection of children’s room décor. 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