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Foreside Home and Garden will re-launch its wholesale operations at the Atlanta and Dallas Winter 2011 shows, with collections featuring decorative home and garden accessories, lighting and furniture. The company will be re-launched as a new division of Transpac Imports. More
NEW YORK - Better volume from existing accounts pushed sales ahead for WestPoint home during the recently concluded quarter. More
Minneapolis -During its second quarter, multi-media retailer ShopNBC saw several signs that its business is improving, as net sales/revenues rose 5.7% to $126.2 million versus $119.3 million in last year's same period and its e-commerce sales penetration jumped by 860 basis points to represented 39.4% of total company sales in the quarter. More
Natick, Mass. - BJ's Wholesale Club positively reversed its comparable club sales results in its second quarter, compared to last year when the regional chain reported high single-digit negative comps, and also saw its sales grow considerably in the period. More
St. Petersburg, Fla. - HSNi's catalog and ecommerce segment, Cornerstone Brands, achieved an accelerated recovery during the second quarter, with double-digit net sales increases and a jump in internet sales penetration. More
Framingham, Mass. - Bracing itself for harsh year-over-year comp store comparisons in the back half of this year, TJX Companies Inc. outlined several key initiatives it is employing to meet, if not exceed, its expectations for its fiscal 2011. More
Bentonville, Ark. - After heavily editing assortments and enacting steep price rollbacks, Walmart US plans to restore thousands of products to the mix and add new items. More
Atlanta - Home improvement chain The Home Depot enjoyed its third consecutive quarter of positive same-store sales as well as modest inclines in net sales and net earnings, prompting the company to update its fiscal 2010 guidance. More
News From The Web
February 3, 2014Take one seriously brutal, margin-crushing holiday season, stir in the ongoing growth of e-commerce and what do you get? Blood in the water for brick-and-mortar.Holiday 2014 was crazily promotional, as all holidays seasons are. But what ensued in the aftermath throughout January was even nuttier. Retailers flooded inboxes with Last Chance, Truly Last Chance and Extra Super-Duper Last Chance (We Really Mean it This Time) clearance offers right on down to the end of the month.Morgan Stanley retail analyst Kimberly Greenberger in a mid-month research note said 40% of the 26 retailers she follows were more promotional in ...
January 21, 2014While I did not get to every one of the nine exhibition halls at Heimtextil earlier this month, I spent a fair amount of time in those devoted to trend, European design, and the major Asian manufacturers. Here's what jumped out at me:A return to quality - Manufacturers said retailers are up-specing product. Did you fall off your chair? Please take a moment to right yourself. Said up-specing revolves around the idea of "affordable luxury" as opposed to true luxury, but it's a sign of growing confidence in consumers' willingness to spend a little more again. Portugal - Who ...
What Works Online
September 6, 2011As we close in on the last quarter of 2011, many of us are preparing our 2012 budgets. This is the time when we all review our online efforts and re-allocate existing resources (money and other resources) to generate a better return on investment. Online advertising faces a double-edged sword. It provides incredible detail on statistics such as email open rates, website traffic, click-through rates, Facebook likes and more. Yet this granular level of reporting generates increased scrutiny. Compound this with a lack of benchmark data in our industry, and it is difficult to manage expectations or gauge program success ...
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March 11, 2014 - March 14, 2014
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Business Annual 2014
This year's Business Annual report, a compilation of reports previously published by H&TT throughout 2013, contains the Top 50 Home Textiles Retailers, the Top 15 Home Textiles Suppliers, and the Database distribution reports for top-of-bed, sheets and pillowcases, area rugs, table and kitchen linens, bath and bath accessories, utility bedding and window treatments.