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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    May 23, 2016

    The West Coast Petri Dish

    Is the future of retailing being forged on the West Coast?  It's starting to seem that way. Out west, bricks and clicks are colliding, retailers are pushing the boundaries of what a physical store can or ought to provide, and pop-up shops are sprouting like mushrooms after a warm rain. Consider: Target’s “store of the future” pilot program is now underway in 25 Los Angeles stores. In addition to rethinking the physical presentation of key departments, the store has put product experts on the floor and created a service counter strictly for online order pick-up. This is where ...

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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    May 23, 2016

    Excess on Herald Square

    Let me say right off the bat that I like most of the things Macy’s has done – and is doing – to keep the modern American department store relevant and in business. They have my respect and admiration and I have the credit card statement to prove it. But maybe, just maybe, it’s time for the merchandising honchos over there to take a look at some of their assortments – particularly in home textiles – and ask the pointed question whether enough is… well, more than enough. As evidence I reference a recent sale catalog the store issued, this one was ...

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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    May 6, 2016

    Truth in Textiles

    Liar, liar, sheets on fire. Let’s face it, complete honesty and transparency has never been a hallmark of the overall home textiles industry. The folks who make and sell sheets and towels have been making up euphemisms for their products for generations. Down alternative? Cotton rich? 160-count percale? Billion thread count? The packaging archives are full of products that while they weren’t exactly mislabeled or misrepresented didn’t excel at giving shoppers the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And in fairness, home textiles is no different from lots of other consumer products or other ...

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Business Annual 2016

HTT Business Annual 2016

This year’s Business Annual presents the world of home textiles…in your hand. The exclusive report presents the never-before published Top 15 Home Textiles Manufacturer ranking and an overview of the textiles market by channel and distribution channel. See the issue.