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  • 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

  • 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

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    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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    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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