News covering home textiles executives, merchants, retailers, manufacturers, designers and suppliers
Minneapolis – Target Corp. has tapped a top-executive veteran of upscale department store chain Nordstrom as its new chief merchandising officer. More
San Francisco – A new Harris Poll survey finds 74% of younger consumers object to being targeted by brands on their social media feeds – with a staggering number dumping off because of it. More
Dean Horowitz, publisher of Furniture/Today, will take on the additional role of president, Progressive Business Media (PBM), effective July 1st, 2016. More
After two decades with the company, Castellani takes on executive advisory role for the expansion and development of Progressive Business Media. More
Boston – Wayfair’s virtual reality pilot – which it showed off at High Point Market last month – is one of the tools the retailer is developing to make its online shopping experience more engaging than a trip to the store. 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 ...
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.
- High Point Market
October 22, 2016 - October 26, 2016
High PoinT, North Carolina
- Boutique Design New York (BDNY)
November 13, 2016 - November 14, 2016
- HX, the hotel experience
November 13, 2016 - November 15, 2016
Jacob Javits Center
New York, NY