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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    May 27, 2016

    Watching Time

    Ah, 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 ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    May 23, 2016

    The West Coast Petri Dish

    Is 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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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    May 23, 2016

    Excess on Herald Square

    Let 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 ...

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Business Annual 2016

HTT Business Annual 2016

This year’s Business Annual presents the world of home textiles…in your hand. The exclusive report presents the never-before published Top 15 Home Textiles Manufacturer ranking and an overview of the textiles market by channel and distribution channel. See the issue.