International Developments - India | Home Textiles Today
Wilton, Conn. – Sun Products Corporation has signed a trademark licensing agreement with HIA Brands, a home textile provider of sheets, comforters, blankets, throws, bedspreads, tabletop, towels and accessories, to develop and market Snuggle branded home textiles. More
Crazy eights! Eight most common living rooms mistakes. Eight ideas for repurposed pumpkin décor. Eight untranslateable words from around the world. PLUS, industry vet and well-known wit Mark Grand is getting roasted next month ahead of his retirement. Finally, retail watchers assess the skill sets of Marvin Ellison, who next year will take over as JCPenney’s ceo. More
Rosemont, Ill. – The International Housewares Association’s much-anticipated consumer site launched this week, providing the public with DIY tips, home ideas, seasonal recipes and information about new products from industry experts, bloggers and media personalities. More
Bentonville, Ark. – Struggling to boost comps and drive more traffic, Walmart’s U.S. stores are going to emphasize the price gap between key products in its assortments and the same brands carried by its competitors. More
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October 8, 2014Was it really just three weeks ago? The New York Home Fashions Market was hopping and remarkably gripe-free. Showrooms were slammed Monday and Tuesday, and many suppliers I spoke with had at least one or two weekend appointments, as well as a few early drop-ins the Friday before the official kick-off. Bed Bath & Beyond was like the thousand-headed snake god. Everywhere I went a BBB team seemed either to have just left or was expected to soon arrive. Despite the oft-noted softness in the middle market tier of retailers, suppliers continue to design largely for the middle and up. And ...
Home Alone 3
October 8, 2014We all know the song lyrics: “It’s a long, long while from May to December But the days grow short when you reach September. One hasn’t got time for the waiting game.” The September New York home textiles market week (sorry, I just can’t call it Home Fashions) is now in the books, but exactly what happened — and more importantly, what happens next —is subject to much interpretation and even more speculation. Certainly, it has been a long, long time from those heady days of spring when everyone eagerly awaited the fourth quarter where the economy and ...
On The Beat
October 1, 2014OK, so I didn’t make it out to even one of the “cultural experiences quintessentially New York” that I suggested for after-market hours in my last blog, “Great Escapes for the Market Weary.” Truth is, New York Home Fashions Market week was busy, bustling. The ache on my feet is a lingering reminder. And that is OK, because home textiles suppliers offered an abundance of their own “cultural experiences” in the form of beautiful new designs, innovative products and smart brands. Here are some of the highlights from my point of view: Chris Madden’s new line with Idea ...
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