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See the June 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we discuss how U.S, ports are gearing up for the future, and what to expect from second half trade shows. See details!


  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    July 19, 2017

    The Grass Is Always Greener

    Here’s a number that should make any solidly established retail entity quail: 78% of consumers would like to see more pure play retailers open physical stores. So even as some 5,000 name brand store locations are in the process of going dark, shoppers would like to see more etailers emulating Warby Parker and Bonobos. The GPSShopper survey that turned up the result also found that 86% of consumers would prefer to shop “experiential-based stores.” They want to test products in person, then buy via mobile or online. Pure play bedding and bath retailer Parachute is obliging. A few ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    July 19, 2017

    Low Tech is Better than No Tech

    Remember the old industry joke about the greatest technological advancement in the history of the home textiles business? The fitted sheet. Well, maybe the punch line isn’t quite as fitted as it used to be as the industry slowly — but surely — starts to embrace the role of technology and innovations in its products. And just in the nick of time, it should be added. Since about the invention of the pillow, the home textiles industry has relied on two things to sell its products: price and fashion. Often times the purchasing pendulum has overwhelmingly swung in one direction or ...

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  • PBM Strategic Insights

    Strategic Insights

    PBM Strategic Insights

    July 18, 2017

    Crowdsourcing: A different way of doing business

    When companies crowdsource, they use an external group of people (a crowd) to obtain a needed service or idea. Different than outsourcing, crowdsourced work comes from an undefined public rather than a specific group. While first officially coined in a 2006 article by Wired magazine, the earliest example can be argued back to the mid-1800s with the collection of words for the Oxford English Dictionary when a group known as the Philological Society contracted more than 800 volunteer readers to collect words from all available books and document their usages. Click here to get complete details.

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POSH Summer 2017

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NY Home Fashions Market

NY Home Fashions Market

See video coverage of the NY Home Fashions Market Spring 2017.