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HTT August 2017

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.

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Blogs

  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    March 10, 2015

    Art imitating life?

    I experienced some déjà vu this weekend while binging on the newly released Season 3 of “House of Cards” on Netflix. (NOTE: Show fans – Stop here if you don’t want a spoiler) In episode 8, fictional presidential candidate Heather Dunbar, who is on the campaign trail in Cedar Rapids, gives a motivational speech to a cheering crowd of blue-collar workers on the need for Walmart to raise its minimum wage. Had she lived in the real world, she’d be about two weeks too late. On Feb. 19, Walmart said it was raising the minimum wage to $10 ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    November 12, 2014

    Thank you for not shopping

    Since Macy’s announced last month its plans to open its doors earlier than ever – 6 p.m. – on Thanksgiving Day, it seems like all the major retailers have begun announcing their also-early store hour schedules for to the holiday season kick off. And it has been getting me down. I recently came across a news report on the website of NBC affiliate WGRZ Channel 2 in Cheektowaga, NY, that only made me sadder. A mall is forcing all of its retail tenant to open their doors by 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day – or be charged a $200 fine ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    August 6, 2014

    Dorms that awaken the senses

    There will always be a place for school spirit on t-shirts and caps. But among the rapidly growing tres chic crowd this back-to-campus season, college and university logos might not make the grade for many of today’s dorm dwellers. If you’ve been shopping lately in stores or online, you’ll know what I’m talking about: Much of the latest dorm décor items out there -- from Target, Ikea, and BBB to Dormify.com, ModCloth.com, and PBteen – target a student body that is tapped into trends and eager to seek out and spend on fashionable finds that ...

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POSH

POSH Summer 2017

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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NY Home Fashions Market

NY Home Fashions Market

See video coverage of the NY Home Fashions Market Spring 2017.