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San Francisco – A new Harris Poll survey finds 74% of younger consumers object to being targeted by brands on their social media feeds – with a staggering number dumping off because of it. More
Richmond, Va. – The American Sleep Association has endorsed a range of Carpenter Co.’s comfort sleep products and is now contributing advice on the manufacturer’s consumer-oriented SleepBetter.org site. More
Dean Horowitz, publisher of Furniture/Today, will take on the additional role of president, Progressive Business Media (PBM), effective July 1st, 2016. More
After two decades with the company, Castellani takes on executive advisory role for the expansion and development of Progressive Business Media. More
Boston – Wayfair’s virtual reality pilot – which it showed off at High Point Market last month – is one of the tools the retailer is developing to make its online shopping experience more engaging than a trip to the store. 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 ...
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