International Developments - China | Home Textiles Today
Atlanta--Americasmart ’s vignette gallery will house a new exhibition – “It’s All Here – Where Retail Meets Design” – at the July 12-19 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. The exhibition features vignettes curated by the Southeast’s top design-led retailers with merchandise sourced at Americasmart . More
Burlington, N.J. – Burlington Stores intends to continue adding to its vendor base in home as it looks to nearly double its penetration in the business. More
Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Fans of circular logic were served up a feast by Sears Holdings today. More
Chesapeake, Va. – Roughly 100 Family Dollar stores will transition to the Dollar Tree format this year – a move that’s proved to fatten margin in previous rebrands. More
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May 27, 2016Ah, time management. Not specific to home textiles, but definitely relevant to us all. Author Laura Vanderkam recently wrote in The New York Times about her decision to log the use of her time every day, by 30-minute blocks across a spreadsheet, over a 12-month period. A professional writer and mother of four – the last one a newborn when she took on the project – she wanted to see where all her time was going. Most of all, she said, she hoped “to figure out ways to make it better.” The mission sounds daunting and one likely few readers – if any ...
May 23, 2016Is the future of retailing being forged on the West Coast? It's starting to seem that way. Out west, bricks and clicks are colliding, retailers are pushing the boundaries of what a physical store can or ought to provide, and pop-up shops are sprouting like mushrooms after a warm rain. Consider: Target’s “store of the future” pilot program is now underway in 25 Los Angeles stores. In addition to rethinking the physical presentation of key departments, the store has put product experts on the floor and created a service counter strictly for online order pick-up. This is where ...
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May 23, 2016Let me say right off the bat that I like most of the things Macy’s has done – and is doing – to keep the modern American department store relevant and in business. They have my respect and admiration and I have the credit card statement to prove it. But maybe, just maybe, it’s time for the merchandising honchos over there to take a look at some of their assortments – particularly in home textiles – and ask the pointed question whether enough is… well, more than enough. As evidence I reference a recent sale catalog the store issued, this one was ...
Business Annual 2016
- Canadian Furniture Show/Salon canadien du meuble
May 28, 2016 - May 30, 2016
Mississauga, ON, US
- Interior Lifestyle Japan (Ambiente/Heimtextil/Home Design)
June 1, 2016 - June 3, 2016
June 5, 2016 - June 8, 2016
High Point, N.C.