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  • A Good Egg - The recipe for a winning promotional email can be whipped up with these five ingredients.

    If only sending promotional emails was as easy as making an omelet. Sometimes the email subject line isn’t right; sometimes the image gets skipped over. But don’t despair,not all chefs get it right the first time either. One brilliant chef, Jose Andres, says about making the“perfect”omelet: “Let’s not fool ourselves. The perfect omelet doesn’t exist. It has not been made yet.There are unbelievable omelets; good, excellent and even astonishing omelets, but there is no such thing as perfect.”* This is a great attitude to take when “preparing” your emails. You should strive ... More

  • Amazon to mark 20th anniversary with super sale

    Seattle – Amazon is promising to out-do Black Friday with a global shopping event for Prime members kicking off July 15 in honor of the retailer’s 20th anniversary. More

  • The Pillow Bar intros down-alt line

    Dallas – The Pillow Bar is launching a USA-made down alternative line of products to complement its custom down-filled pillow collection at the Atlanta International Gift Market, which opens tomorrow. More

  • High Drama at the Low End

    Don’t look now but the bottom end of the home textiles market is in play. With the demise of Anna’s Linens, consolidation in the dollar store channel, the continued expansion of Aldi and the entry of H&M and Zara into the home business we are in the midst of some serious upheaval down on the low end of the retail hierarchy. And while the prices are low and the margins slim, don’t ever forget the fact that this is a huge business up for grabs. If we accept the premise that the marketplace is becoming truly ... More

  • Retail Lab

    We have entered a new age of experimentation at retail, with an assortment of prototypes and new concepts opening in the coming months. You can take it as a sign retailers are feeling comfortable enough with the economy to begin testing new formulas. Or you could consider it an attempt by decades-old retailers to come up with something new. Bed Bath & Beyond: The Chelsea store in Manhattan is constantly in flux, but the big new thing opening there this month is a World Market home furnishings shop. Know what’s even bigger and potentially cooler? The 100,000-sq.-ft. store ... More

  • AmericasMart to provide new amenities, events for buyers

    Atlanta – AmericasMart announced new and newly expanded customer amenities at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, which opens tomorrow with permanent showrooms open through July 14 and temporaries open July 9-13. Amenities also will be available during the Atlanta International Rug Market, July 8- July 11. More

  • Cotton price 66 cents

    New York – The markets were closed on Friday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Thursday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for July contracts was 66 cents. The price on October contracts was 68 cents. More

  • BBB will trick out Brooklyn mega-store with omnichannel extras

    Morristown, N.J.—The multi-nameplate store Bed Bath & Beyond will open next spring in Sunset Park, Brooklyn will provide “something more experiential” for customers, ceo Steven Temares said following the company’s annual shareholder meeting here this morning. More

  • Bloomies says “Aloha” with first Hawaiian store

    Honolulu – Bloomingdale’s will this fall open its first location in the state of Hawaii. More

  • HSN fetes 38th anniversary with Margaritaville

    St. Petersburg, Fla. – Direct-to-consumer content retailer HSN will launch a new multi-category brand as part of the month-long celebration of its 38th year in business. More

  • Ikea sets Sept. 30 opening for St. Louis store

    St. Louis — Home furnishing powerhouse Ikea has set a Sept. 30 opening date for its 380,000-square-foot store here. More

  • Surya to emphasize ease of product coordination during Atlanta market

    Calhoun, Ga. — Rug and home décor producer Surya will showcase expanded lighting and top-of-bed categories as well as additional customization options that are designed to make it easier to create coordinated looks. More

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    Digital Dexterity

    Kristin Sprague

    July 6, 2015

    A Good Egg - The recipe for a winning promotional email can be whipped up with these five ingredients.

    If only sending promotional emails was as easy as making an omelet. Sometimes the email subject line isn’t right; sometimes the image gets skipped over. But don’t despair,not all chefs get it right the first time either. One brilliant chef, Jose Andres, says about making the“perfect”omelet: “Let’s not fool ourselves. The perfect omelet doesn’t exist. It has not been made yet.There are unbelievable omelets; good, excellent and even astonishing omelets, but there is no such thing as perfect.”* This is a great attitude to take when “preparing” your emails. You should strive ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    July 6, 2015

    High Drama at the Low End

    Don’t look now but the bottom end of the home textiles market is in play. With the demise of Anna’s Linens, consolidation in the dollar store channel, the continued expansion of Aldi and the entry of H&M and Zara into the home business we are in the midst of some serious upheaval down on the low end of the retail hierarchy. And while the prices are low and the margins slim, don’t ever forget the fact that this is a huge business up for grabs. If we accept the premise that the marketplace is becoming truly ...

    Read More

  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    July 6, 2015

    Retail Lab

    We have entered a new age of experimentation at retail, with an assortment of prototypes and new concepts opening in the coming months. You can take it as a sign retailers are feeling comfortable enough with the economy to begin testing new formulas. Or you could consider it an attempt by decades-old retailers to come up with something new. Bed Bath & Beyond: The Chelsea store in Manhattan is constantly in flux, but the big new thing opening there this month is a World Market home furnishings shop. Know what’s even bigger and potentially cooler? The 100,000-sq.-ft. store ...

    Read More

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