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Boston – Coming off a fourth quarter and full fiscal year of significant revenue growth, online home furnishings retailer Wayfair Inc. is embarking on its fourth year in business with a concentration on its direct retail business to fuel its continued expansion. More
Jacksonville, Fla. – Stein Mart said today that it plans to open 11 new locations in 2015 as part of an accelerated store growth effort the company began last year. More
New York – While women’s and men’s apparel and entertainment brands represent the majority of the business, Iconix Brand Group’s home segment showed continued strength in the fourth quarter and is poised for more growth this year with a major new program launching in the summer. More
Framingham, Mass. – Customer traffic improved sequentially each quarter in 2014 across all divisions, and home-related merchandise continued to expand, driving TJX Companies’ comps in the fourth quarter and for the full fiscal year, the off-price retailer reported today. More
Chesapeake, Va. – At nearly 220 stores, Deals could be a stand-alone chain. Parent company Dollar Tree doesn’t break out performance results for the format – which unlike DT offers some merchandise priced at more than $1. During the company’s Q4 analyst call this morning, however, ceo Bob Sasser pulled back the curtain – at least a little bit. 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 ...
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.
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