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  • Surya to bring new rugs, accessories to Atlanta summer market

    Calhoun, Ga. – Surya will debut a number of new home accessory collections at the upcoming summer markets, starting with the concurrent Atlanta International Area Rug and Gift & Home Furnishings markets. More

  • Target announces LEED certification for all Canadian stores

    Mississauga, ON – Target revealed today that all 124 store locations that opened in Canada in 2013 were awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Previously, Target announced certification of the first 68 stores and with today's announcement; the remaining 56 stores are now LEED certified. More

  • Opportunity knocks

    Hispanics are good for the home furnishings business, says a recent report titled “Upscale Latinos: A Bright Outlook for High-End Marketers.” These “upscale Latinos” fall within the $50,000-$100,000 annual income bracket and tend to have a “consistent level of optimism about safety, well-being and wealth creation,” according the report released in late May by Neilsen and the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA). That level of consumer confidence leads to increased spending levels that “make this segment an imperative to the U.S. economy and prestige brands,” the report notes. Here are some encouraging take-ways from the ... More

  • Sleep Innovations merger aftermath

    West Long Branch, N.J. – Sleep Innovations will expand and relocate its New York showroom in the wake of its merger this week with Flexible Foam. The combined entity has adopted a new name: Innocor. More

  • Database: Sheets & Pillowcases

    Sheets and Pillowcases

    This Database report provides 2013 and 2012 retail sales figures for the sheets and pillowcases market and an analysis of where sheets and pillowcases were sold in 2013 and 2012, as well as how the distribution channels changes between 2012 and 2013. More

  • Just 32 days left to enter Tex Genius

    New York – 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 – is just over a month away. More

  • Chilewich to open first store this fall

    New York – Long-established design house Chilewich, which creates upscale table linens and rugs, is gearing up for the opening of its first retail store in September. More

  • Saro gears up for summer launch of new lines

    Saro Trading

    Burbank, Calif. – Home textiles accessories house Saro Trading is unveiling is latest collections of table linens, decorative pillows and throws this summer at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market in mid July. More

  • Steinhafel exits Target

    Minneapolis – Target chairman, president and ceo Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down, effective immediately, the company announced this morning. More

  • Database: Table and kitchen linens for 2014

    The Table and Kitchen Linens report provides 2013 and 2012 retail sales figures for the table and kitchen linens market and an analysis of where table and kitchen linens were sold in 2013 and 2012, as well as how the distribution channels changes between 2012 and 2013. More

  • 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

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    June 16, 2014

    Opportunity knocks

    Hispanics are good for the home furnishings business, says a recent report titled “Upscale Latinos: A Bright Outlook for High-End Marketers.” These “upscale Latinos” fall within the $50,000-$100,000 annual income bracket and tend to have a “consistent level of optimism about safety, well-being and wealth creation,” according the report released in late May by Neilsen and the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA). That level of consumer confidence leads to increased spending levels that “make this segment an imperative to the U.S. economy and prestige brands,” the report notes. Here are some encouraging take-ways from the ...

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  • 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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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    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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