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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    July 20, 2015

    The Clawback Redemption

    Leave it to the financial business to come up with new ways to describe old situations. The latest one I’ve heard is the”clawback.” Maybe you were familiar with it, but this one really hadn’t been on my radar until recently. Clawbacks grew out of the financial meltdown of 2007-2008 and they were basically provisions that if Wall Street types had made a boatload of money on deals that eventually went bad they were required to give back – have clawed back – some of those earnings. I’m still not exactly sure who was in charge of determining the ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    July 20, 2015

    Millennials: Four quick things to know

    I’m in the midst of assembling a PowerPoint presentation for the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo tomorrow, and I am awash in Millennial-related data. I feel compelled to share. Did you know that next year Millennials (born between 1980-2000) will officially become the largest consumer group in the U.S.? Conservatively, their 2015 spending will hit $600 million – although some estimates put the number as high as $1 trillion. Do you know how they break out by segment? Marketing agency Barkley USA recently identified six distinct groups: Hip-ennial, Millennial Mom, Anti-Millennial, Gadget Guru, Clean and Green Millennial, and Old-School Millennial ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    July 20, 2015

    Notes from Atlanta

    I am recently back from Atlanta, where I attended the AmericasMart's summer edition of markets for gifts, home furnishings and rugs. While typically quieter than the event in January, this month’s show provided another example of the increasing optimism about the economy and for retail going forward. And for me, market was a welcome infusion of inspiration. While there will always be a place for neutrals anywhere and everywhere in home textiles, seeing such daringness with color and pattern again was like a breath of fresh air. I was eager to get back to my computer to write ...

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Intertextile Shanghai

Intertextile Shanghai video 2

There’s less than two months to go to this year’s edition of the largest textiles fair in Asia, a highlight of which is always the Trend presentation and display. Take a look in this special preview video.