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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 »

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 »

Elle Decor Names Boodro Editor-in-Chief

Elle Decor Names Boodro Editor-in-Chief

NEW YORK–Michael Boodro has been named editor-in-chief of Elle Decor. Boodro was previously the magazine’s executive editor from 2004-2006, and rejoined Elle Decor in 2009 from Martha Stewart Living where he was editor-in-chief. Elle Decor said it will also retain its core editorial team led by Anita Sarsidi, Florentino Pamintuan and Vicky Lowry. In additionMore »

Macy’s Raises More Than $3 Million for Reading Is Fundamental

Macy’s Raises More Than $3 Million for Reading Is Fundamental

WASHINGTON–More than 1 million customers visited Macy’s stores this summer and gave $3 each to support Reading Is Fundamental’s Book a Brighter Future campaign. “After five years, Macy’s continues to be successful at raising funds through Book A Brighter Future to help RIF work towards our mission,” said Carol H. Rasco, president and chief executiveMore »

HFN and WGSN Enter Partnership

HFN and WGSN Enter Partnership

NEW YORK—HFN magazine has entered into a partnership with WGSN’s newly launched homebuildlife online trend service, at wgsn-homebuildlife.com, on global home furnishings and interiors. The exclusive arrangement, which is now in place, allows for an information exchange between the two resources, and readers and users from each entity will have access to information on the other’sMore »

Williams-Sonoma Net Skyrockets in Second Quarter

Williams-Sonoma Net Skyrockets in Second Quarter

SAN FRANCISCO–Williams-Sonoma’s net profit in the second quarter ballooned to $30.8 million, compared to $399,000 for the period last year. The improvement came about largely because of a 20 percent jump in direct-to-customer revenues, which helped push Williams-Sonoma’s total revenues up 15 percent to $775.6 million in the quarter. This firmed the company’s gross marginMore »