News covering home textiles executives, merchants, retailers, manufacturers, designers and suppliers
Bentonville, Ark. – Forget self-checkout. Sam’s Club’s new app allows members to scan merchandise as they fill their carts, avoiding the check-out process altogether. More
New York – After spending the past year developing new products and marketing strategies, WestPoint Home is making a statement with its newly enhanced luxury brand portfolio. More
New York – Former JCPenney ceo Allen Questrom had a lot to say yesterday about retailing, e-commerce and stores – especially department stores. More
News From The Web
November 21, 2016It’s cold today in huge swaths of the U.S. – the first day for hats, scarves and gloves. Arriving right on cue ahead of the kick-off to the holiday season, it’s the kind of weather that should put people in the mood for shopping. But it wasn’t cold, or nearly cold enough, during the holiday 2015 shopping season. That left a lot of retailers sitting on a pile of unsold coats, jackets and other cold weather goods. They vowed in the aftermath they would not make the same mistake this year. Many of them put a name ...
January 21, 2014While I did not get to every one of the nine exhibition halls at Heimtextil earlier this month, I spent a fair amount of time in those devoted to trend, European design, and the major Asian manufacturers. Here's what jumped out at me:A return to quality - Manufacturers said retailers are up-specing product. Did you fall off your chair? Please take a moment to right yourself. Said up-specing revolves around the idea of "affordable luxury" as opposed to true luxury, but it's a sign of growing confidence in consumers' willingness to spend a little more again. Portugal - Who ...
What Works Online
September 6, 2011As we close in on the last quarter of 2011, many of us are preparing our 2012 budgets. This is the time when we all review our online efforts and re-allocate existing resources (money and other resources) to generate a better return on investment. Online advertising faces a double-edged sword. It provides incredible detail on statistics such as email open rates, website traffic, click-through rates, Facebook likes and more. Yet this granular level of reporting generates increased scrutiny. Compound this with a lack of benchmark data in our industry, and it is difficult to manage expectations or gauge program success ...
Welcome to POSH, the new publication on the luxury home textiles market from Home & Textiles Today. Take a look and you’ll see features on fashion, but there’s also much more on demographics, marketing and trend directions. And watch for the debut later this summer of the POSH e-newsletter as well as the next print edition this winter. Click on the cover image above to take you to the digital edition of the very first POSH.
January 10, 2017 - January 13, 2017
- Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market
January 10, 2017 - January 17, 2017
- Atlanta International Area Rug Market
January 11, 2017 - January 15, 2017