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Saddle Brook, N.J. -- Nourison has appointed Heather Jones as the company’s account executive for the Southeast region, responsible for managing and developing business for the South Florida territory. More
New York – Cathay Home has hired Alex Bernstein as director of product development as it looks to move into a new product category. More
Yarmouth, Maine – Luxury bedding and home fashions retailer Cuddledown announced the retirement of its president, Chris Bradley , after 26 years. He will be succeeded by Norma Wilkins-Gross, currently the vp of merchandising More
New York - Wearbest Sil-Tex Mills announced that Ari Gasner has been appointed president of Wearbest and its award-winning Bella-Dura brand of high performance fabrics. Gasner will be the fourth generation to head the New Jersey-based family-run mill. 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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