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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

Welspun Debuts Spun Brand as Part of Social Value Initiative

Welspun

NEW YORK-Welspun will launch its new brand, “Spun, Threads with a Soul,” at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market, as part of a new corporate social value initiative. The new effort is focused on reviving crafts in the company’s headquarters country of India, and empowering women, artisans, farmers and weavers. The company has openedMore »

Last updated: September 15, 2014

Elaine Smith to Open Merchandise Mart Showroom

Elaine Smith Inc.

CHICAGO-Elaine Smith Inc., the manufacturer of outdoor luxury pillows, will open a permanent showroom in the Merchandise Mart, room 1524, in time for this week’s International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market. The company is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary in the casual furniture industry. It offers a line of pillows fabricated with textiles that areMore »

Last updated: September 15, 2014

ARTS Awards Finalists for 2015 Announced

ARTS Awards 2015

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have released the finalists for the 26th annual ARTS Awards. To be presented on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, the ARTS Awards recognize excellence in manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives worldwide in 27 categories, including a newMore »

Last updated: September 15, 2014

Surya Solves Super-Commute Dilemma

Surya Van Pool

CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya’s new carpooling program, which includes a company-supplied van for employees who live far away from company headquarters here, appears to be paying dividends. Since its launch at the beginning of June, the commuting van pool—which picks up employees living in Atlanta and the surrounding areas, roughly 70 miles away—has saved its employees hundredsMore »

Last updated: September 15, 2014

Home Helps as Hudson’s Bay Narrows Q2 Loss

Hudson’s Bay

TORONTO-Hudson’s Bay Co. reported a second-quarter net loss of C$36 million (about $33 million), compared to a second-quarter net loss of C$81 million (about $74 million) last year. The acquisition of Saks, which was closed in November 2013, helped Hudson’s Bay bottom line in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 2. With Saks in theMore »

Last updated: September 12, 2014

Macy’s Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Macy’s Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

NEW YORK–Macy’s will celebrate Hispanic Heritage month this fall by honoring and hosting in-store events with Latin-American women Jasmine Villegas, Julie Sariñana and Kika Rocha. The events will take place at stores across the country, from Sept. 19 through Oct. 11, giving customers the opportunity to be part of a casual conversation with the threeMore »

Last updated: September 12, 2014