Author Archives: David Gill

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Blog: Monday Textures

Croscill Sabine

NEW YORK-Yesterday’s opening of the New York Home Fashions Market produced some notable new products and events. Here is a quick sampling: The Northwest debuted its Wildlandia brand of juvenile bedding, which includes an embedded augmented-reality application. This can be downloaded onto a tablet, an iPhone or an Android device, and contains games that canMore »

S. Lichtenberg: Windows of Opportunity

Lichtenberg Alchemy

The venerable window treatment manufacturer remains focused on its family culture  By David Gill The reception area for the offices of S. Lichtenberg & Co., the vendor of window treatments, says it all about the culture and focus of this 81-year-old business. On the walls are plaques that celebrate the company’s 25th, 65th and 75thMore »

Outdoor Lifestyle: Seasons in the Sun

Hammock Source

By David Gill Even though winter 2014 is well under way, vendors of outdoor lifestyle products such as furniture, textiles, area rugs and tableware have already begun to look ahead to the time when sales for their products will heat up—along with the weather outside. This segment of the home furnishings market has gained inMore »

Now is the Time

NY Now

The winter NY Now show is set for kickoff By David Gill Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor the Super Bowl is expected to stay attendees at this month’s NY Now show from the completion of their appointed rounds. The show will take place from Feb. 1-6 at its traditional venues: the Jacob K.More »

Born to Do

The De’Longhi Prima Donna espresso maker

De’Longhi America is focused on continuing to innovate By David Gill Mike Prager, who has been president and CEO of De’Longhi America since January 2012, has described the company’s culture as “born to do.” In an interview with HFN, Prager defined this culture as a marriage between the company’s engineering and design resources with itsMore »

A Lesson in Retail

Michael Gould

Last week brought the announcement that Michael Gould will step down as head of Bloomingdale’s this coming February. Gould is preparing to leave the scene at a time when the business world is wondering whether two other iconic retailers, J.C. Penney and Sears, will survive. The two chains have taken different routes to get toMore »

GLM Now

Charles McCurdy

CEO McCurdy talks about the revamped NY Now and more By David Gill The debut of NY Now, the reformatted New York International Gift Fair, in August was a watershed moment in the history of GLM, the show’s owner and manager. NY Now was the fruit of a three-and-one-half-year effort by GLM designed to rebrandMore »