News covering home textiles executives, merchants, retailers, manufacturers, designers and suppliers
Boca Raton, Fla. – Hollander Sleep Products has tapped a supply chain specialist to fill the newly created position of vp for planning and customer service. More
Pico Rivera, Calif. – A former Anna’s Linens and Strouds buyer has joined Aico/Amini Innovation Corp as director of upholstery. More
Framingham, Mass. – Home fashions and apparel off-price retailer The TJX Companies, Inc.’s board of directors has elected Ernie Herrman to the position of ceo in addition to his role as president, replacing Carol Meyrowitz, who now serves as executive chairman. More
Toronto – Lowe's Canada has named retail industry veteran Alan Blundell as its divisional vp, merchandising – a newly created position. More
Pittsburgh – Sleep solutions provider American Textile Company has hired Matt Vigano as a national accounts manager. More
Hendersonville, N.C. -- Manual Woodworkers & Weavers is hosting a special meet-and-greet event at its AmericasMart showroom for artist and licensing partner Martha Collins during the International Gift & Home Furnishings Market next week. More
News From The Web
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 ...
Home Alone 3
October 18, 2010"It only seems fitting to share with you, as I return, some observations from beyond the land of sheets and towels."They say you can't go home again, but what if you never left home, you were just in a different room?I've rejoined Home Textiles Today after a decade away at one of the other publications in the home furnishings business. I always kept involved in home textiles, but it was in a broader mix of all kinds of home products, from pots and pans to toasters and blenders to couches and credenzas. As such, one gains ...
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