Author Archives: David Gill

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Walmart Talks Domestic

Bill Simon, Walmart

The retailer hosts a summit intended to fuel made-in-America products By David Gill By convening its manufacturing summit in Orlando, Fla., last month, Walmart put its mouth where its money is. The retailer called together government officials—including Penny Pritzker, U.S. secretary of commerce, eight state governors and representatives from 32 state governments—and executives with supplierMore »

Outdoor Lifestyle: Fresh-Air Furnishings

Agio

By David Gill Summer may be coming to an end, but during this month, the home furnishings industry is focusing on what has been often called the “outdoor room.” Outdoor home furnishings are on the minds of consumers, retailers and manufacturers in September. This is the month in which the outdoor industry’s key trade show,More »

Outdoor Lifestyle: Macy’s Does Outdoors

Macys Iron Set

Macy’s is wrapping up it’s third season of offering casual furniture after abandoning the category in the 1970s. The department store returned to the category with a vengeance, almost immediately becoming one of the nation’s largest sellers of outdoor furniture. The company offers items catering to various lifestyles including urban with small balconies, suburban backyardsMore »

The Clean Cycle

Honey-Can-Do

Today’s laundry-organization products put a premium on saving space By David Gill With many U.S. consumers looking to maximize their home spaces, laundry-organization products that take up less room, without losing any of their quality and functionality, have become prized items. These are consumers who need to save every bit of space that they canMore »

Holstein Housewares: Accent on Fun

Holstein Pet Treat Maker

Distrivalto’s housewares brand looks to grow in novelty small electrics By David Gill Looking to have fun while cooking? Holstein Housewares probably has a product for you. The brand, offered by Miami-based Distrivalto USA, has established a presence in the novelty small electrics market, which it hopes to expand over the next few years. AMore »

‘Now’ Is the Time

Busatti

NY Now, the rebranded and reformatted Gift Fair, debuts this month By David Gill Eight months after GLM announced the reconfiguration of the New York International Gift Fair—and three years after the trade-show company began its reorganization of the show—NY Now, the Market for Home & Lifestyle will take place this month at the JacobMore »

Textiles | New at Now | August 2013

Busatti

Along with relaunching itself under a new brand and format, NY Now will play host to a broad selection of product introductions. The new textiles products will represent a broad spectrum of design styles, and bright colors will get strong play at the show.—David Gill