Author Archives: Home Furnishings News

Sears Garners $500M in Lands’ End Spinoff, Names New Supply Chief

William Hutchinson

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-With the closing of its spinoff of the Lands’ End business on April 4, Sears Holdings received gross proceeds of $500 million. The proceeds consisted of a cash dividend paid by Land’s End to a Sears Holdings subsidiary prior to its spinoff. In the deal, Sears Holdings distributed about 32 million shares ofMore »

Retail Imports Set for 6.1 Percent April Gain

Retail Container Imports

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will rise 6.1 percent this month, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. According to NRF’s vice president of supply chain and customs policy, Jonathan Gold, U.S. retailers are readying themselves for what they anticipate to beMore »

Chilewich Revamps Website

Chilewich New Website

NEW YORK–Chilewich has launched its new website at chilewich.com, alongside its spring|summer 2014 collection. The new site reflects the Chilewich brand identity and aesthetic with enhanced features. In collaboration with VSA Partners, Chilewich created a more editorial look and feel, showcasing larger, more vivid images that demonstrate the originality of the products, the company said.More »

Kohl’s Keys on “Yes” in New Campaign

Kohls YES

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.-Kohl’s has debuted a new branding campaign centering on the word “Yes”—“a philosophy that has been part of the company’s DNA for decades,” according to a Kohl’s statement. The campaign includes television commercials which began running yesterday. It also encompasses in-store materials and visuals on the company’s website (kohls.com) and throughout all broadcast,More »

Blog: Rug Highlights from High Point

Orian Soft Touch

HIGH POINT, N.C.–High Point Market got underway this past weekend, and introductions in the rug category included new licenses as well as expanded ones, and focuses on metallics, handcrafted looks and recycled and natural materials. Jute and leather are two hot materials in the rug arena, and at Loloi, the Edge collection combines both forMore »

Dillard’s Debuts Southern Living Home Line

Dillard's Southern Living

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-Dillard’s and Southern Living magazine have launched the Southern Living Collection, a new home product grouping exclusively available at Dillard’s stores throughout the nation. The collection consists of bath products, bedding, tabletop, kitchen products, scented candles and embossed ceramic accessories. The retailer and the magazine worked together to create a mix of designsMore »

Home Furnishings Assoc. Names Retailers of the Year

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) has announced the winners for its 2014 Retailer of the Year award, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and progressive leadership of the nation’s home furnishings retailers. Tom Olinde, Olinde’s Furniture, Baton Rouge, La. is the NAHFA 2014 Retailer of the Year in the category of businesses withMore »

Andis Adds Three to Exec Team

Bruce Bock

STURTEVANT, Wis.-Andis has bolstered its executive team with three new hires. Bruce Bock has been named marketing communications manager, filling a position that had been vacant for some time. Bock is responsible for building Andis’ brand and supporting sales via strategic, integrated communications, and oversees advertising and public relations, digital marketing, packaging and trade shows.More »