International Developments - South America | Home Textiles Today
Hobe Sound, Fla. –The Stephanie Ferguson Collection will present its lines of indoor-outdoor textile designs in pillows and soft accessories at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Aug. 2-6 More
Washington – It was just last week that the National Retail Federation looked at the disappointing June retail sales report and declared it an outlier rather than a predictor of second half shopping behavior. While it did lower its 2015 forecast today, the association continues to expected better growth for the remainder of the year. More
Plano, Texas – As part of its seasonal Back-to-Campus push, JCPenney is pairing up with Instagram to create a dorm guide for college-bound students. More
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Utility Bedding 2015
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July 20, 2015Leave 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 ...
July 20, 2015I’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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July 20, 2015I 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 ...
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.
- Las Vegas Market
August 2, 2015 - August 6, 2015
495 South Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
- ASD/AMD Las Vegas
August 2, 2015 - August 5, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
- New York International Gift Fair
August 15, 2015 - August 19, 2015
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY, US