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  • Capel gears up for High Point

    Troy, N.C. – Capel Rugs will spotlight seven new rug collections at High Point Market this month when the company will debut its expanded assortment across a variety of styles, price points and constructions. More

  • Correction: Inovatex

    A story in H&TT’s March 24 market daily issue incorrectly identified Inovatex, which opened a new showroom during New York Home Fashions Market at 230 Fifth Ave., Suite 1614. More

  • Cotton price 65 cents

    New York – Monday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for May contracts was 65 cents. The price on July contracts was also 65 cents. More

  • De-Merchandising

    The recent change at the top of Saks Fifth Avenue — high-profile merchant Marigay McKee out, low-profile operator Marc Metrick in — is only the latest example of the ongoing de-merchandising of American retailing. Virtually every single new retail ceo that has been put on the job over the past few years has come out of operations, finance, logistics or some combination of the three. This has been the case in big national chains as well as specialty operations, in general merchandise, apparel and most non-durable stores. Think about it: JCPenney, Target, Gap and now Saks all made the same personnel choices ... More

  • The Bachelorette

    Here comes the bride – the most highly prized consumer in the home furnishings retail space right now. You want to gauge the state of competition in the War for Millennials, keep an eye on how retailers are enhancing, marketing and leveraging their bridal registries. Anthropologie launched one last fall as part of its concerted push into home. Apparently, it’s working. During the fourth quarter, 40% of the registry purchasers were first-time Anthropologie customers. (To kick-start the effort, the lifestyle retailer began rolling out bridal apparel shops last spring. Smart move.) Bed Bath & Beyond is spiffing up its registry technology ... More

  • Overstock launches collaboration with Bret Michaels

    Salt Lake City – Overstock.com’s new Live Bret Michaels store debuts today with what is billed as a “curated” collection of home and lifestyle products. As far as the soft home assortment goes, the project could do with a great deal more editing. More

  • Sears strikes real estate joint venture

    Hoffman Estates, Ill. – In another move to ring cash from its asset base, Sears Holdings has entered a joint venture with Simon Property Group, a commercial real estate investment firm that specializes in retail properties. More

  • Smith steps up at Peking

    San Francisco – Peking Handicraft Inc. has named Randy Smith vp and national sales manager, a new position. More

  • Orian names Jill Torrance vp, general manager of Canadian division

    Anderson, S.C. — Rug producer Orian Rugs has named Jill Torrance as vp and general manager of its Canadian division. More

  • Protect-A-Bed holds first Dubai conference

    Chicago – Protect-A-Bed sales representatives, trainers and executives recently gathered for the bedding protection company’s eighth annual international conference – its first held in Dubai, part of PAB’s growing UAE market. More

  • Cotton price 65 cents

    New York – Friday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for May contracts was 65 cents. The price on July contracts was 65 cents. More

  • At Home moves into Iowa

    Plano, Texas – At Home is readying the opening of its first store in Iowa next week – the second new state and fifth new store opening so far this year for the home décor superstore that evolved from the former Garden Ridge concept. More

NY Home Show Videos

HTT Video Player for NY Show

Join HTT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they kick off video coverage from the 2015 New York Home Fashions Market. Each day they will share news about the trends coming out of showrooms and the hot topics of the market week. See the videos! Sponsored by Lenzing.

Blogs

  • Warren Shoulberg

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    April 13, 2015

    De-Merchandising

    The recent change at the top of Saks Fifth Avenue — high-profile merchant Marigay McKee out, low-profile operator Marc Metrick in — is only the latest example of the ongoing de-merchandising of American retailing. Virtually every single new retail ceo that has been put on the job over the past few years has come out of operations, finance, logistics or some combination of the three. This has been the case in big national chains as well as specialty operations, in general merchandise, apparel and most non-durable stores. Think about it: JCPenney, Target, Gap and now Saks all made the same personnel choices ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    April 13, 2015

    The Bachelorette

    Here comes the bride – the most highly prized consumer in the home furnishings retail space right now. You want to gauge the state of competition in the War for Millennials, keep an eye on how retailers are enhancing, marketing and leveraging their bridal registries. Anthropologie launched one last fall as part of its concerted push into home. Apparently, it’s working. During the fourth quarter, 40% of the registry purchasers were first-time Anthropologie customers. (To kick-start the effort, the lifestyle retailer began rolling out bridal apparel shops last spring. Smart move.) Bed Bath & Beyond is spiffing up its registry technology ...

    Read More

  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    March 23, 2015

    Talking Points

    It’s go time. The showrooms are set. The sales sheets have been distributed. The appointment schedules mapped out. There’s a lot to see and talk about at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. Based on previews and pre-market conversations, here’s what to keep an eye on. Better qualities. In just about every product category and regardless of pricing tier, qualities are improving. This isn’t just about lower cotton prices. (Although cotton prices have settled down, labor and freight costs have been climbing.) Microfiber constructions are better, too – getting heavier, lending fabrics a cottony hand ...

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Top 50 Retailing Giants

Top 50 Retail Giants

Movers and shakers. Trendsetters and up-and-comers. That's what you’ll find in the 2014 H&TT Retailing Giants Issue. Read Now. Sponsored by Divatex.