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Los Angeles – Sentiments Home, manufacturer of quality home textiles and pet products, was ranked the 10 th fastest growing company on Fortune’s Inner City 100 list owing to its 660% five-year growth rate. More
Salt Lake City – Bedding products manufacturer Molouf’s new product introductions at High Point Market this week included Portuguese Flannel, a U.S.-made a mattress topper with latex and a functional mattress bag designed to make transportation or storage clean and easy. More
Minneapolis – Black Friday is more than five weeks away, but Target has already launched free shipping on all Target.com orders from now through Dec. 20. It will also make more than 65,000 items online available for in-store pick-up – promising 80% of them will be available within an hour of purchase. More
Atlanta – A select group of design showrooms will anchor the AmericasMart’s Floor 15 expansion with nine exhibitors committed for the January 2015 debut and additional ones to be announced. More
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October 20, 2014While traditional retailers of home furnishings are still trying to figure out how to woo the Millennial shopper without alienating her mother, Anthropologie is preparing to make a major run at the business. Think of it as Pottery Barn for Millennials – plus clothing. How serious is this effort? Very. Executives from parent company Urban Outfitters Inc. last month said the nameplate will cut apparel from 71% of the assortment to 53% to blow out its home assortment, which now accounts for just 17% of sales. The company is also preparing to roll out new larger format stores, which at 30 ...
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October 20, 2014With all due respect to Benjamin Braddock in “The Graduate,” I have just one word for you…at least when it comes to retail ceos these days: operations. If you’re looking for the common denominator in the latest round of big-time retail executive appointments, it’s that virtually every one of these guys – and they are all guys – comes from the operations side of the business. Not one is really a merchant. The de-merchandising of the corner office at American retailing is nothing new. We’ve seen this gain traction for years, but up until very recently it was ...
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October 20, 2014OK, I’m confused…Have all of the holidays in the fourth quarter become one single event? Almost everywhere I go I see black Styrofoam tombstones merchandised alongside pumpkin-scented candles one aisle down from candy-striped tablecloths. Store soundtracks are equally confusing – Monster Mash followed by Vince Guaraldi’s jazz rendition of “Greensleeves” with the Peanuts gang. And then last week, Macy’s announced its plans to open its doors earlier than ever on Thanksgiving Day – 6 p.m. compared to last year’s 8 p.m. No wonder so many people plan to shop online. Don’t take it from ...
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