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Menomonee Falls, Wis. – Improvements in home and kids as well as a strong kick-off to the back-to-school/campus season did much to lift Kohl’s Corp. in its second quarter, and the department store chain is building on improving trends with efforts this fall in preparation for the holiday season. More
New York– Joseph Joseph, a leading kitchenware designer and manufacturer, announced last week that housewares industry veteran Don Turano has been appointed to the newly created position of North American president, as part of the company’s overall U.S. growth strategy. More
Cranbury, N.J. — Arnaldo Miccoli has joined Sasa Demarle as retail sales director. He reports to Pierre Bonnet, vp. More
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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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