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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    July 21, 2014

    T-Minus 8 weeks and counting

    Yipee! It’s the middle of summer. Depending on where you live, that means your tomatoes are already coming in or are just about to. Summer fruits are reaching their succulent peak. And if you’re a Mid-Atlantic beach goer, the ocean temperature is finally tolerable. If you are a home textiles sort who swims with the sharks in the volume retail business, today marks eight weeks until the opening of the New York Home Fashions Market in September. Sorry to burst your bubble. But then again, I’m sure this isn’t news. You’ve already been busy previewing ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    July 21, 2014

    Breaking through

    In the span of one week, I came across two unusual marketing tactics that made me stop and pay attention to what was being offered to me, the consumer. That’s a big deal in an age when we are constantly – all day, everywhere – being bombarded by advertising for everything from Botox to a new Buick, which by the way “sure doesn’t look like a Buick” as its new TV ad promises. Wait – make that three ads that gave me pause! The first “ad” I noticed in my hotel room at the Westin in downtown Atlanta earlier this month ...

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  • Warren Shoulberg

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    July 21, 2014

    Why Is Business Bad?

      With Wall Street getting higher than folks in Colorado, the housing market racing to recover and banks earning more money than ever, it’s amazing how many vendors in the home business still keep complaining about how bad business is. Not Recession-bad – much less Depression-bad – but not nearly as good as it should be given how other parts of the economy are doing. Yet nobody has a real good answer as to why this is. So as a public service I offer the following possible explanations: Much of the retail base of the textiles and housewares business has its own ...

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