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Dallas – Feizy Rugs has appointed Rita Karmiol as the company’s vp of business development. More
Atlanta – Despite the same weather troubles experienced by most retailers during the first quarter, The Home Depot managed net earnings, sales and comp increases in the period. More
Omaha, Neb. -- Online retailer Hayneedle.com is now featuring its complete line of home furnishings on real estate information marketplace Zillow. A marketing agreement between the two companies gives millions of Zillow visitors the ability to browse Hayneedle’s nearly 2 million home furnishing options alongside utility cost estimates and other home expenses. More
Norcross, Ga.--Amer Rugs announced that industry veteran Chris Phillips is its new Midwest regional sales director. More
Bentonville, Ark. – The favorable performances of the home and e-commerce businesses at both Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club helped prevent parent Wal-Mart Stores from suffering steeper declines during the first quarter when severe weather conditions upset results. 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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Utility Bedding Guide
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