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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    August 24, 2015

    The Currency Currents

    As Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – the biggest home textiles trade fair in Asia -- opens this week, there will be one very hot new topic of conversation, in addition to the usual discussions about fashion, design and shipping logistics. With the recent devaluation of the Chinese yuan earlier this month, the dynamics of sourcing home textiles products out of China and everywhere else in Asia have taken a dramatic turn. Within the span of a few days, the cost of Chinese-made sheets, bedding, towels, rugs, curtains and fabrics have decreased versus what they were earlier this year. It’s big news ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    August 24, 2015

    The 70%

    I was talking about consumer trends last week with the president of WSL Strategic Retail, Candace Corlett, when she laid a surprising statistic on me. Here it is: 70% of U.S. households today are adult-only. Who knew? Those households are made up of aging Boomers, unmarried Millennial couples and roommate groups, singles (some of them divorced) and couples who have so far put off having children, Corlett told me. “It has changed the composition of society,” she said. There’s also a caveat. Overall, there is a greater number of households with children than there was 40 years ago ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    August 10, 2015

    Behind the Numbers

    One Saturday last spring, I was standing in line at a check-out counter in the Macy’s women’s department at my local mall. As the wait went on, I took a sweater out of my little bundle and put it back on the display table. The woman in line behind me said: “That’s how it is when you have to wait — you start putting things back. Unless you’re at HomeGoods — then you start picking more things up!” That unsolicited endorsement came to mind when reviewing this year’s H&TT Retailing Giants report on the Top 50 ...

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Intertextile Shanghai

Intertextile

Trends are in the spotlight as H&TT editorial director Warren Shoulberg files his third and final report from the Intertextile Shanghai Home show. See the video.

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