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Mark McDonald, president of Leisure Living in Salt Lake City, is following the advice of many business gurus, life coaches and psychologists. He's not worrying about what he can't control, which in his case is the economy. “We continue to do the things that got us here,” he said. “We have a good advertising campaign, we have inventory in the warehouse so we can deliver immed... More
George Ramel, a salesman for case goods source Orleans Furniture, was honored here with the Tupelo Furniture Market's Manufacturers Representative Award. Ramel has been a sales rep for more than 35 years for companies including Orleans, Bassett and Englander Mattress. His territory includes Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska, plus key rental accounts. More
Plano, Texas —Four new JCPenney stores in Washington state have become “the first buildings to earn the new retail Energy Star rating for superior energy performance and environmental protection,” the retailer said. JCPenney said it used Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analytic tools to find that the four stores use about 35% less energy than average retail stores, for a... More
Keith Hill has joined leather supplier Green Hides as vice president. Hill, an 18-year veteran of the leather business, has for the past five years operated his own company, Artisan Hill. He has worked also for leather resources Schmidt America and Elmo Leather. In his new post, Hill will be involved with long-term business development. More
Organizers of the 18th Shenzhen International Furniture, Home Decorations, Material and Accessory Exhibition reported a slight increase in international attendance at the March 19–22 market. This year, there were 8,050 overseas buyers from 106 countries, up from the 8,041 that attended the March 2005 event. More
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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 ...
- International Furniture Fair Singapore
March 13, 2014 - March 16, 2014
- Philippines International Furniture Show (PIFS)
March 14, 2014 - March 17, 2014
SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex
- IFFINA 2014
March 14, 2014 - March 17, 2014
Pegambiran streets No.5 Rawamangun
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.