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San Francisco – Four senior execs at William-Sonoma Inc. have been promoted with an eye to building out the company’s footprint abroad and boosting market share at home. More
New York – Home and lifestyle market NY Now has received more applications than ever for its “Made in USA” product display to showcase at the upcoming event, August 16-20 here. More
Rosemont, Ill. – For the second year at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, September 4-11 in New York City, CorningWare will co-host Fashion Kitchen, an exclusive event with fashion designer Trina Turk and award-winning Chef Seamus Mullen. More
Mooresville, N.C. – Lowe's Companies announced this week the launch of four new products for its Iris smart home system. New connected devices include a smart garage door controller, electronic pet door, window blinds controller and hose faucet timer to make it easier to cut energy costs, reduce water usage and keep a home secure. More
Upper Saddle River, N.J. – De’Longhi recently added to its family of pump espresso machines with the launch of Dedica, a machine with a strikingly slim profile. More
Dalton, Ga. – Balta U.S. Inc. has appointed industry veteran Chris Papa to the company’s newly created post of national accounts manager. More
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July 23, 2014Moving past the misconceptions to make sales Let me start off by saying I am not one, but I raised two of them and although I can't speak from a first-person perspective, I would say I can speak from a pretty dang close second-person one. Born between 1980 and 2000, the "Millennial" is perhaps the most talked about generation in retail today. The Millennial generation makes up about a fourth of the population and is responsible for more than $600 billion in annual retail spending. Now as a parent to two of them at the later end of the ...
July 21, 2014Yipee! 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 ...
On The Beat
July 21, 2014In 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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- Las Vegas Market
July 27, 2014 - July 31, 2014
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