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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    July 11, 2016

    Who Moved My Recovery?

    A lot of people are getting pretty sick and tired of this business rebound that continues to be out there … somewhere … on the horizon … somewhere. Yes, the economy is better and none of us should lose sight of the fact that the economic picture is better in the United States than virtually anyplace else on the planet. The housing market is strong, employment is starting to enter historically high levels, and with lower gas prices and higher wages, people just have more spending money in their pockets. But every first quarter for the past several years we’ve been sold ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    July 11, 2016

    One Size Fits...None

    If you’re under 50 (yes, 50) and you work on the supplier side of the business, you’ve probably heard the most senior members of your organization reminisce about the good old days when the company sold 100 accounts, 150 accounts, even 200 accounts. Ask them how that worked. Because that’s probably what the future’s going to look like. Small and mid-sized retailers are snatching share from traditional retailers — and it’s not only about e-commerce, although the maker movement and the marketplaces are unquestionably competing against both established retailers and vendors for consumers’ attention and their ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    July 8, 2016


    After more than 15 years of staying within U.S. borders, I finally crossed the pond last month to go on a glorious family vacation to Europe – Italy, France and Spain. The last time I visited the continent, my husband and I were newlyweds (well, 2 years married), and with far fewer expenses. We were renting a little apartment in New York City, had no dependents yet (except two little turtles we bought from a street vendor in Chinatown) and airfare to Spain was as low as $300 round-trip on American Airlines. Not to mention, the Euro had not yet ...

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Posh from HTT

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.

See the issue.