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  • Genevieve Gorder promotes new rug styles at Capel showroom

    High Point, N.C. - HGTV personality Genevieve Gorder visited Capel ’s showroom at the High Point Market last week to tell buyers all about her new rug intros. More

  • Bed Bath & Beyond expanding andThat

    Union, NJ – Bed Bath & Beyond's fourth quarter results were in line with Wall Street expectations, although its first quarter outlook disappointed. While company execs updated progress on its push toward omnichannel retailing, the true eye-opener was a mention of the "andThat!" nameplate that may be poised to eventually replace the Christmas Tree Shops designation. More

  • TJX’s Next Act

    So a lot of retailers said they had a pretty decent holiday season, and the fourth quarter was humming along until the no-good, very bad, incredibly awful month of January came along and dumped snow all over their results. More

  • Downlite joins forces with Pendleton for new line

    Mason, Ohio – Downlite, a manufacturer of down & feather as well as synthetic fill sleep products, has signed a licensing agreement with Pendleton Woolen Mills for a luxury line of pillows, comforters, throws, blankets and mattress pads. More

  • 37.5 launches new sleep system

    Boulder, Colo. – 37.5, the rebranded Cocona, this week debuted a new sleep system that will begin rolling out with retail partners. Earlier this week, the company to also added to its senior management team to expand the brand. More

  • KitchenAid stirs the pot, again

    Chicago - Could lighting strike twice for KitchenAid? The company known for its iconic stand mixers that come in a multitude of colors and accommodate a wide variety of attachments, is testing that model again on a new Multi-cooker launched at the recently concluded International Home + Housewares Show. More

  • Good things, smaller packages

    A refurbished, but smaller Macy's leads one mall’s upscaling

    Six months after a grand reopening, a new Macy’s is anchoring a planned $80 million renovation of the Westfield Mall in Bayshore, N.Y. The retailer razed a store originally built in 1963 boasting 318,000 square feet, and re-launched a smaller 200,000 square foot store with a more upscale feel to match the mall’s new vibe. More

  • Muji Santa Monica store to open

    New York - Muji U.S.A. said that a new Muji store will open in Santa Monica in late spring, the retailer's ninth store in the U.S. More

  • Fred's got the chills in February

    Memphis - Regional discount chain Fred's Inc. today reported below-plan comp declines as well as soft sales in February thanks to persistent wintry weather in the Southeast. More

  • The Top Five Retail Stories of 2013

    NEW YORK - There was no through line at retail in 2013, even within channel segments - where some retailers made steady gains while their rivals floundered. More

  • Shaw Living to unveil 200-plus new rugs in 2014

    Dalton, Ga. - Shaw Living is kicking off the New Year with more than 200 new rug styles that the company plans to launch at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January. More

  • Big Plans in Place for Poufs

    NEW YORK - If decorative pillows are the lipstick of a living room, then poufs must be the blush, reinvigorating a living space with a splash of color much like a steady stream of sunshine does to the cheeks of a winter-worn face. More


  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    February 18, 2014

    An Admiring Word About Sears

    There are a lot of things one can dink Sears for. And I'd wager every opinion piece coming out of H&TT in recent years that had "Sears" in its title has done just that. Not today. Today we give Sears a tip of the hat for its recently announced In-Vehicle Pickup service. If the process works as advertised, Sears has really raised the bar on ecommerce-to-local-store integration. Here's the deal. Members of Sears' Shop Your Way loyalty program can download an app that lets their local store know they're on their way to retrieve merchandise they ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    February 18, 2014

    Home Tech Home

    If there was ever a moment for the home furnishings industry to take its turn in the technical spotlight this is it.Coming out of the huge Consumer Electronic Show last month, the talk was no longer about hi-def, 3D or how big your screen was.Instead everyone was talking about wearable tech and the Internet of Things.... two trends that play perfectly into the hands of the home textiles and housewares industries.The wearable tech talk had to do with devices you could put on your body - on your wrists, your head or various points in between - that would ...

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Join HTT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they report from the 2014 New York Home Fashions Market. See the videos. Videos are sponsored by Lenzing.