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HTT cover for February 2017

See the February 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we discuss the next era of fabric printing.  Consumer demands for more personalized products and faster delivery have digital textiles printing providers feeling good about their model.    See details!

Blogs

  • Clint Engel

    Clint's Notes

    Clint Engel

    February 23, 2017

    Four points from the Havertys 4Q call

    ATLANTA — Top 100 company Havertys typically holds its cards close to the vest, but in its fourth quarter conference call with securities analysts, the retailer offered up a few interesting tidbits. Presidents’ Day was good. Chairman President and CEO Clarence Smith suggested it in so many words by noting written sales for the last three weeks were up 7.5% from a year ago and that the periods included the Presidents’ Day events for both years. He said the “recent strong sales helped us recover from the softer New Year’s event.” Havertys is expanding and remodeling. A new Greensboro ...

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  • Cindy Hodnett

    From Fabric to Frame

    Cindy W. Hodnett

    February 23, 2017

    How much is that sofa in the window?

    Despite the inference, this is not a blog about price. While the industry is preparing for spring markets, product introductions and logistical challenges, an up-and-coming entrepreneur in the computer science arena is developing an app that may add another layer of marketing strategy to the future business plans of furniture manufacturers and retailers. The company is Grokstyle, and the innovator behind it is Sean Bell. Bell, a Cornell 2016 graduate who is working with Prof. Kavita Bala in the field of computer vision, is in the process of creating a universal app that will allow people to identify furniture and ...

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  • Conversations with Dean Horowitz

    Conversations.

    Dean Horowitz

    February 23, 2017

    Beer run, only this one was automated

    With "Proudly Brewed. Self-Driven." displayed on the delivery truck, last year OTTO and Budweiser partnered on a self-driving truck test: 51,744 cans of beer were hauled 120 miles in Colorado.   The senior director of logistics strategy at Anheuser-Busch said: "I see a future where this technology becomes ubiquitous; it becomes similar to automatic transmission or cruise control." Please watch this video about how the test was conducted. It doesn't eliminate human involvement in the delivery process, but it does offer a solution for our industry that has been discussed and speculated about for a few years. What do ...

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POSH

POSH

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Global Home Show

Global Home Show 2017

H&TT's Global Home Show is set for March 26-30, 2017.  It is the ideal venue for U.S. and foreign-based suppliers looking for temporary space for Market Week. All exhibitors also get strong marketing support from H&TT, in print and online. It's the most cost-effective and convenient way to show at New York Home Fashions Week. Get details!