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Macy’s Outlines New Developments in Omnichannel Effort

Macy’s Inc.

CINCINNATI-Macy’s has augmented its omnichannel strategy and technology with several new developments. As of Sept. 9, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores are supporting the Apple Pay mobile payment system, which will be launched this fall on Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mobile devices, and on the new Apple Watch. In addition, both storesMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

Spin Ceramics Opens First U.S. Store

Spin Ceramics

NEW YORK–Spin Ceramics, a 12-year-old tabletop company based in Shanghai, has opened the doors to its first store outside of Asia. Located on Crosby Street in SoHo, the Spin Ceramics store showcases the company’s line, which marries ancient production methods with modern design. Two thirds of the company’s 300 active items are on view inMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

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

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