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  • Comp results mixed

    New York – Rainy weather in some parts of the country dampened Memorial Day-related shopping last week, when comps grew 1.6% following a 1.8% gain the prior week, according to the Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index . More

  • Tommy Hilfiger rolls out first furniture line

    New York— Tommy Hilfiger has announced a licensing agreement with LF Products, a division of global consumer products sourcing company Li & Fung, to produce its first line of indoor residential furniture. More

  • Top designers to honor Americasmart founder

    Atlanta--Americasmart will celebrate its chairman and founder, architect John C. Portman Jr., with a design exhibition and party during July’s Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. More

  • Cotton price 63 cents

    New York – Tuesday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for July contracts was 63 cents. The price on October contracts was 65 cents. More

  • The Last Mile

    It is the great cost-adder in online retailing – the price of delivering that one package from the distribution center to the customer’s front door. The order online/pick-up in store model being embraced by so many retailers is designed in part to get around that hurdle – but it’s creating some new problems of its own. On the upside, ecommerce allows retailers to offer far more product options online than they can within the confines of a physical location. But what happens when the consumer dumps that online purchase back at the customer service counter at her local store ... More

  • The Coach Catch

    So, Macy’s is the latest big-time “legit” retailer to get into the outlet business, announcing earlier this month it would launch the first four of what will eventually be a larger chain of Macy’s Backstage stores. Not many details on size, location or merchandise content, but one has to assume they will follow the pattern set by its brethren in the department store world. Neiman’s, Nordstrom and Saks have all gotten into this racket, at first opening stores somewhat off the beaten track and more recently putting them pretty much wherever there are shoppers. Following that, Macy ... More

  • Union votes to approve West Coast port contract

    San Francisco— Assuring stability at West Coast ports for another four years, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union said today that its members voted by an 82% margin to approve a tentative contract agreement reached in February. More

  • H&M goes even bigger

    New York – H&M faces off against Macy’s – literally – at its new Herald Square store here. The 63,000-square-foot unit — including a large home department featuring both hard and soft furnishings — stands as the fast-fashion retailer’s largest to date, surpassing its previous record-holder on 5 th Avenue, which opened last July. More

  • Ross Stores beats expectations in Q1

    Dublin, Calif. – Ross Stores Inc. churned above-plan sales and earnings in its first quarter. More

  • Clyde Collier joins Nextt

    Dallas – Clyde Collier is bringing nearly three decades of industry experience to his new role as evp of sales and marketing for Nextt – the rebranded front-end sales and marketing arm for Alok Industries. More

  • Mohawk announces upgrades at Karastan facility

    Calhoun, Ga.--Mohawk Industries , parent company of Karastan and American Rug Craftsmen, announced it is investing $8 million to upgrade and expand operations at its Karastan facility in Eden, N.C. More

  • Cotton price 63 cents

    New York – Friday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for July contracts was 63 cents. The price on October contracts was 65 cents. More

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  • Cecile Corral

    Cecile's Creel

    Cecile Corral

    June 1, 2015

    Glamp-grounds

    Looks like the average American needs a new incentive to disconnect without unplugging. It’s called “glamping,” short for “glamorous camping.” Glamping involves vacationers heading off into a tamed wilderness setting that accommodates creature comforts like high-speed WiFi connection, high thread-count sheets, feather pillows, flat-screen TVs with cable access, and even in some places freshly-brewed coffee delivery each morning. The Glamping Hub lists cabins, tents and campers for rent across the U.S. equipped with special features – from a small eco-friendly unit in Washington State boasting “extremely nice mattresses and the best bedding from Anthropologie” to a newly-built treehouse in ...

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  • Kristin Sprague

    Digital Dexterity

    Kristin Sprague

    June 1, 2015

    Mobilegeddon. How Scary Is It?

    Google has changed its ranking parameter once again. Does your website meet the criteria? In case you didn’t know yet, right now its Google’s world and we all live in it. While we may get frustrated with the constant Google changes that affect our websites, we should keep in mind why Google does “silly” things, such as this past April’s Mobilegeddon. First, the obvious: Google profits from Google search, and when people have a good experience while they search, they come back. More search, more money. Second, the not so obvious: Google does strive to provide the ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    May 26, 2015

    The Last Mile

    It is the great cost-adder in online retailing – the price of delivering that one package from the distribution center to the customer’s front door. The order online/pick-up in store model being embraced by so many retailers is designed in part to get around that hurdle – but it’s creating some new problems of its own. On the upside, ecommerce allows retailers to offer far more product options online than they can within the confines of a physical location. But what happens when the consumer dumps that online purchase back at the customer service counter at her local store ...

    Read More

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