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Home Source Licenses with National Geographic

National Geographic Home Source

NEW YORK-Home Source International has entered into a licensing partnership with National Geographic magazine, and will manufacture and market a line of beach towels branded under the magazine’s name. The designs of the towels will be based on National Geographic’s photographic archive, and the towels will be marketed to both adults and children. They areMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

Housewares Program to Examine Consumer Shopping Habits

Khubani,AJ

ROSEMONT, Ill.–Senior housewares executives will explore current consumer shopping habits and how to navigate omnichannel retailing during a Chief Housewares SuperSession (CHESS) here next month. The program opens Oct. 7 with a keynote session featuring a panel of housewares CEOs exploring the “Housewares Hot-Seat: Securing Your Place Along the Purchase Path.” The panel will includeMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

WithIt Announces 2014 Fall Raffle

WithIt

HIGH POINT, N.C.–WithIt, the Women’s Leadership Development Network, has announced its 2014 Fall Raffle with prizes including tickets to Super Bowl 2015. Other prizes include tickets to the Phoenix Open, tickets to next year’s Kentucky Derby and guaranteed tee times at St. Andrews golf course in Edinburgh, Scotland. Profits from the annual raffle will benefitMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

Blog: Reveling in Rugs at the New York Home Fashions Market

Bacova

It was all new in New York this week, as rug manufacturers showed their latest designs for the New York Home Fashions Market. New constructions and licenses were among the introductions, as was the continuing theme of color. Safavieh debuted several new collections this market. Evoke, using a frisee polypropylene yarn, pairs such colors asMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

Textiles Market Opens Today

New York City

NEW YORK-Today marks the opening of the September New York Home Fashions Market. Among the more notable product lines that will see their first light of day this week, Jay Franco and Sons will formally launch its new license with Loudmouth, the lifestyle apparel producer, which will include bedding, bath products and coordinated accessories. RevmanMore »

Last updated: September 15, 2014

Retail Sales “Encouraging” in August

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales in August recorded increases of 0.6 percent over July and 5 percent over August 2013, according to the monthly retail sales report from the U.S. Bureau of the Census. The August pickups were termed “encouraging” by the National Retail Federation. “August sales figures signal that consumers are willing and ready to spendMore »

Last updated: September 15, 2014