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The High Point Market Authority reports that this year’s Sept. 11-12 fall High Point Premarket has 24 vendors on board as sponsoring exhibitors for the event, which allows retailers to get a first look at the Oct. 14-18 main show’s introductions. More
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See the August 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Top 50 Retailing Giants Report, plus Manufacturing: Made in the USA gaining ground; International: Portugal ramping up exports; New products: NY Now home textiles introductions; Outlook: Commentary from H&TT's editors; and Planning: Trade show calendar.
August 15, 2017Another Las Vegas summer market is in the books, and, as usual, reports on traffic varied widely. While I got a number of positive reviews in on-the-record conversations with bedding exhibitors, their private assessments were generally not as positive. One even went so far as to say the summer market should be “euthanized.” When I asked one leading bedding exhibitor for his impression of traffic, I received this clever response: “I am amazed at the traffic.” Was he amazed at how good the traffic was, or was he amazed at how light the traffic was? He wasn’t saying, which ...
August 14, 2017This is the percentage of selling space that furniture stores devote to bedding. Why it matters: If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. That’s the key point behind our look this week at key bedding metrics recorded by furniture stores. And this is an important number for furniture stores, one that represents a good benchmark for them to examine. This is the percentage of sales generated by bedding at furniture stores. Why it matters: This is an even more important number, as it reveals bedding’s ticket-boosting power. No other major category can match bedding ...
On the Slant
August 14, 2017As a reporter, my job is to listen to stories and retell them. So it should come as no surprise that one of the most common statements I hear is: We have a great story, and we just need to tell it. Actually, it’s not quite that simple. A story is only as good as the storyteller. Most people are not blessed with the gift of great storytelling, and there’s a good reason why they call it an art. Since we’re all toiling away in the furniture business short of the wealth and fame of J.K ...
POSH marks our first anniversary with a tribute to friendship in the luxury textiles industry. Social Media is an increasingly critical component to marketing luxury brands. As explored in Social Climbers, Instagram and Facebook are proving the best paths to reach discerning shoppers.
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