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New York – Alert for creative types: the deadline for Tex Genius – a new contest recently announced by Standard Fiber and H&TT that will award a $10,000 cash prize for an innovative textiles creation in bedding, bath or window – has been extended from May 30 to June 30. More
Hong Kong – Nearly 2,300 exhibitors from 36 countries and regions are taking part in twin fairs that kicked off today. More
Washington – The National Retail Federation was recognized today – Earth Day 2014 – by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2014 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award for supporting policies and practices that reduce truck emissions and improve freight efficiency. More
Philadelphia – Urban Outfitters, Inc. announced the appointment of Trish Donnelly to the role of president of the Urban Outfitters brand, North America, effective July 14, 2014. Donnelly will report to Ted Marlow, ceo, Urban Outfitters Group. Donnelly joins the Urban Outfitters brand from Steven Alan where she served as president for almost three years. More
News From The Web
April 22, 2014The dumpy aisles. The glaring out-of-stocks. The merchandising trolleys abandoned along the racetrack. Each is a hallmark of a nascent online genre I call store shaming. A few weeks ago, TheStreet.com posted a story titled “24 Pictures From a Walmart That Make Sears Look Classy ” – the result of a visit to a Walmart in Southern Los Angeles. Where shelves weren’t half empty (or worse) they were heaped with a jumble of merchandise that appeared as though it had put in place via dump truck. The Sears mention in the Walmart headline served as a tip of the cap ...
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April 22, 2014Don’t take the recent news that Family Dollar is closing 370 stores as the death knell either for that individual retailer or the dollar store concept in general. It’s not that simple. It never is. First off, a retailer closing bad store locations is not exactly earth-shattering news. Walmart closes stores. Macy’s closes stores. Even Bed Bath & Beyond closes stores. Those 370 units, by the way, represent less than five percent of the company’s overall 8,100-store count. Lost in the headline about the Family Dollar closings was the fact that it was also planning to ...
April 3, 2014The fourth quarter? Not so hot for most retailers. January and Febuary? Stinko. And yet, suppliers were remarkably upbeat during the recent New York Home Fashions Market. Apparently enough retailers have been shaken by tepid consumer response to their offerings, not to mention their efforts to fully exploit omnichannel retailing, that they were open to new ideas and new products. Appointment rosters were bursting. In part that was because big retailers send various buying and product development groups back to their key suppliers multiple times. (The size of individual groups from major retailers was said to be substantial — often 20 ...
May 7, 2014 - May 9, 2014
- Hospitality & Design Show
May 14, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
- International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)
May 17, 2014 - May 20, 2014
New York, NY