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Chesapeake, Va. – Dollar Tree’s integration of its year-ago Family Dollar acquisition is going as planned and benefiting the overall business, as seen in the second quarter. More
San Francisco – West Elm again posted double-digit growth and Williams-Sonoma Home maintained its recent momentum during Williams-Sonoma Inc.’s second quarter, buoying otherwise lackluster results. More
New York – The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) is collaborating with three industry experts to host a panel discussion on the emergence of new home formats that better suit today’ consumers. More
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August 25, 2016It has not gone unnoticed since Target dropped a bomb on Welspun a few days ago that wink-wink, nudge-nudge textile labeling is rather the norm than the exception at volume retail. This is frequently true in matters pertaining to Egyptian cotton. Egypt’s cotton production is small, not even in the top 10, and declining. Yet “Egyptian cotton” can be found on home textile labels everywhere from fine linens boutiques to Walmart. For as long as mass merchants have craved “luxury at a price” in their sheet and towel assortments, someone has found a way to accommodate them. You can ...
Home Alone 3
August 25, 2016The global home textiles industry is rapidly – and very suddenly – coming to grips with the idea that it needs to look before it leaps. With reports of a big retailer – Target – cancelling its business with a large global supplier – and pulling the products from its shelves – because what was inside the package didn’t match the labeling, there is now real debate about making sure customers are getting what they are being told they are getting. For those in the global home textiles industry, this does not come as a shock, even if the particulars of who got caught – Welspun ...
Home Alone 3
August 18, 2016Remember the old days when if you were a factory in Asia all you had to do was to be able to manufacture textiles product inexpensively and find a way to efficiently get them from your loading dock to retailers and importers around the world. Ah, those were indeed the good old days. As the textiles world gathers in China next week for Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles the road to global success is very different. Just being a low-cost producer with a good logistics department isn’t enough anymore. Many things have changed, but as it has with just about ...
Welcome to POSH, the new publication on the luxury home textiles market from Home & Textiles Today. Take a look and you’ll see features on fashion, but there’s also much more on demographics, marketing and trend directions. And watch for the debut later this summer of the POSH e-newsletter as well as the next print edition this winter. Click on the cover image above to take you to the digital edition of the very first POSH.
- Maison & Objet
September 2, 2016 - September 6, 2016
September 7, 2016 - September 9, 2016
- H&TT Global Home Show
September 18, 2016 - September 22, 2016