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FRAMINGHAM, MASS. - Even in a strong first quarter for TJX Cos., the 426-unit HomeGoods chain was a standout. Already the 16th largest retailer of home textiles in the United States, it could jump into the top 10 as its parent company plans to nearly double the nameplate's store count. More
Home Textiles Today's exclusive survey of the Top 50 home textiles retailers ranks the top U. S. retailers by sales of 2012 home textiles. More
Corte Madera, Calif. - Gary Friedman, who resigned last year from his executive roles at Restoration Hardware following an investigation in a personal relationship, has been reappointed co-ceo and chairman. More
High Point, N.C. - A proposed North Carolina House budget would provide an additional $200,000 in state funding for the High Point Market Authority, compared with the figure in the budget passed by the state Senate last month, Market Authority officials said Friday. More
Macy's Inc. has announced its plans to open a new store in Ponce, Puerto Rico by fall 2015. More
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. nameplate PBteen is gearing up for the opening of its first Southern California store this weekend. More
High-end area rug and home accessories house Safavieh has created custom collection of outdoor rugs for Delta to be featured in the airline company's new Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club at New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport. More
Menomonee Falls, Wis. - Kohl's has hired long-time Starbucks exec Michelle Gass for the newly created position of chief customer officer, effective June 17. More
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June 16, 2014Hispanics 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 ...
February 18, 2014There 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 ...
Home Alone 3
February 18, 2014If 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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