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Heimtextil Video Reports

In H&TT's fourth and final report from Heimtextil 2015, Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks review the latest business trends and get a global perspective from Indo Count Director Mohit Jain. See the videos! Sponsored by Lenzing.

Blogs

  • Larry Thomas

    Special Order

    Larry Thomas

    February 25, 2015

    Market dates: Let’s have a clean fight

    The recent dustup over the dates of next January’s markets in Las Vegas and Dallas brought back some not-so-fond memories of an earlier conflict involving the Las Vegas Market. That one, as furniture industry regulars will recall, pitted the Vegas market against High Point — the granddaddy of furniture markets — and turned a bit ugly at times. Here’s hoping the current backers of the Dallas and Las Vegas shows don’t resort to those tactics. The catalyst for much of the High Point-Las Vegas sniping was former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. He famously told a Las Vegas newspaper ...

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  • David Stewart

    Furnishing Ideas

    Doug Stewart

    February 24, 2015

    When social media isn't social

    I recently had an opportunity to attend a massive social event. The attendance was countless and the venue, expansive. There seemed to be no limit to how much I could sell. The problem was, my competition was there as well. Unsure where to begin, I simply walked up to the first stranger I saw and told him how awesome my product was. You know what they say, A.B.C. (always be closing). Before he knew what hit him, I asked for the sale. Surprisingly, he didn’t respond as I would’ve liked. After doing this to a few ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    February 23, 2015

    Port bottleneck has cost industry dearly

    The announcement last week that U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez was headed to San Francisco to get involved in talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Assn. to end the slowdown at key West Coast ports is a welcome, if overdue, sign that the situation is finally getting the attention in Washington that it deserves. However, substantial damage has already been done and the situation remains far from resolved. A Wall Street Journal report last week indicated that January imports at the port of Oakland fell 39% from last year’s levels. The situation ...

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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.