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Bentonville, Ark. – Home was a highlight for Walmart U.S. in its fourth quarter, particularly during the six-week holiday selling period, when it managed its strongest comp in more than two years and its first positive traffic comp since Q3 of fiscal 2013. More
Join H&TT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they report from the 2015 Heimtextil show in Frankfurt. Each day they will talk with exhibitors and attendees about the trends and issues shaping the global home textiles industry. Video coverage is sponsored by Lenzing. More
Plano, Texas – JCPenney delivered some comforting news to worried investors late this afternoon, announcing a 3.7% climb in same-store sales during the nine-week holiday selling season, adding that fourth quarter comps should hit the upper end of its guidance of a 2% to 4% gain. More
Novato, Calif. – Kuhn Rikon USA, producer of Swiss cookware and cooking tools, has hired Shari Reyna as marketing assistant. More
Plano, Texas – The good news: Home was a top performer at JCPenney during the third quarter, sharing leading status with fine jewelry. Now the not-so-good news: Home is the category in which Penney has had the least success in recapturing business lost during the ill-fated “transformation” effort of 2013. More
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June 16, 2014Maybe I saw one too many matching sets. Or maybe I heard the phrase “coordinating pieces” once too often. Whatever the reason, at a trade show this spring I found myself drawn to housewares that didn't match perfectly. Take the Sophie Conran Christmas Collection from Portmeirion, which has a set of four cups and saucers with four different patterns. It’s a found-it-in-the-flea-market look, which if you tried it, is not easy to pull off, unless you have the right eye and loads of confidence or you are a magazine editor. Putting it together for the consumer takes some ...
Home Alone 3
February 18, 2014If there was ever a moment for the home furnishings industry to take its turn in the technical spotlight this is it.Coming out of the huge Consumer Electronic Show last month, the talk was no longer about hi-def, 3D or how big your screen was.Instead everyone was talking about wearable tech and the Internet of Things.... two trends that play perfectly into the hands of the home textiles and housewares industries.The wearable tech talk had to do with devices you could put on your body - on your wrists, your head or various points in between - that would ...
Home Alone 3
October 18, 2010"It only seems fitting to share with you, as I return, some observations from beyond the land of sheets and towels."They say you can't go home again, but what if you never left home, you were just in a different room?I've rejoined Home Textiles Today after a decade away at one of the other publications in the home furnishings business. I always kept involved in home textiles, but it was in a broader mix of all kinds of home products, from pots and pans to toasters and blenders to couches and credenzas. As such, one gains ...
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