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Warren Shoulberg Blog: World Gone Upside Down

Warren Shoulberg Blog: World Gone Upside Down

Forget about that slow boat to China. Take a plane. Charter one if you must. But get to China quickly. It is where you need to be. While everyone in the U.S. is complaining about rotten business, China is out of control … in a good way. I’m here at the Intertextile show in ShanghaiMore »

NYIGF Attendance Tops 33,500

NYIGF Attendance Tops 33,500

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–More than 33,500 attendees were logged at last week’s New York International Gift Fair, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. That marked an increase of 6.5 percent over the Gift Fair in summer 2009. Attendees came from all 50 states and 85 countries throughout the world, GLM said.More »

Surtex to Mark 25th Anniversary in 2011

Surtex to Mark 25th Anniversary in 2011

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The next Surtex trade show, scheduled for May 15-17, will mark the show’s 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, GLM, the show’s owner and manager, is bringing on-trending branding colors for the show. From now on, said a GLM statement, Surtex’s brand colors will change for every show, to reflect current color trends.More »

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Fair Opens

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Fair Opens

SHANGHAI, China–Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles entered its second day here, with both business and the weather on the steamy side. The show, considered the leading home textiles event in Asia, hosts more than 1,000 exhibitors from 24 nations, including a few U.S. companies, often represented by their Asian partners or distributors. The show is theMore »

Bombay Brand Relaunches in the U.S.; QVC to Debut Collection

Bombay Brand Relaunches in the U.S.; QVC to Debut Collection

NEW YORK–Bombay Company’s globally inspired look is headed back to retail. Once a multi-channel retailer with more than 450 stores, Bombay has been repositioned for the wholesale market with programs targeting the specialty, department and mass channels. The company recently exhibited at the New York International Gift Fair, and it now has a new penthouseMore »

Overstock.com Launches Eziba.com

Overstock.com Launches Eziba.com

SALT LAKE CITY–Overstock.com has launched the latest private sale Web site, called Eziba.com. Focusing on home decor products, Eziba.com is a members-only site that offers daily sale events lasting between 48 and 72 hours. The new site is not accessible through Overstock.com, but visitors can sign up as an Eziba member for free on Eziba.com.More »

Biltmore Renews Licensing Agreement With Belk

Biltmore Renews Licensing Agreement With Belk

ASHEVILLE, N.C.–Biltmore’s licensing division, inspired by the historic Biltmore House and gardens, has renewed its partnership with Belk department stores. Belk originally joined Biltmore as a licensing partner in 2005, focusing on home textiles and bringing its first Biltmore products to market in 2006. Since then, the partnership has grown to be Biltmore’s most in-depth,More »

Three Products Picked for Eco-Choice Awards at NYIGF

Three Products Picked for Eco-Choice Awards at NYIGF

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Retailers attending the New York International Gift Fair last week selected three products to receive the Eco-Choice Awards. The awards are presented semi-annually by the Gift Fair and GREENRetailer magazine to “green” gift and home products showcased in the NYIGF SustainAbility: design for a better world display. The summer Gift Fair winners are:More »