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  • High Point Highlights

    ColorfieldsToday is the midpoint of High Point Market, which started Saturday and runs through Thursday. This season’s edition is continuing the market’s long-time tradition for trendsetting. The outdoor living category grew for many manufacturers. Momeni added the Veranda line of indoor/outdoor Bohemian-themed rugs with designs inspired by henna tattoos, African motifs and other elements. More

  • Lily Pulitzer Launch Slows Target.com

    Lily PulitzerYesterday’s debut of the Lily Pulitzer for Target collection caused the retailer’s e-commerce site, target.com, to slow down due to heavy traffic on the site, according to a statement emailed from Target Spokeswoman Jessica Carlson. Along with apparel, the collection includes home items such as beach towels, tabletop, outdoor decorative pillows, outdoor blankets, beach chairs, outdoor lanterns, string lights, decorative baskets, carafes and ice buckets. More

  • Walmart Adds and Subtracts Positions in Store Realignment

    WalmartWalmart is changing the structure of its U.S. stores by eliminating the zone merchandising manager position and adding more department managers and support managers. According to a statement emailed to HFN from Kory Lundberg, spokesman for the retailer, these moves are part of “the suite of changes we outlined in February,” which also included increasing wages and adjustments to scheduling and training for associates. More

  • Progressive Market Research to Offer Confidential, Proprietary Facts and Figures

    ProgressiveMarketResearchlogoProgressive Business Media, parent company of HFN, Furniture/Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Home & Textiles Today, Casual Living and Kids Today, has launched a new division to offer the home furnishings industry customized, proprietary and confidential research aimed at facilitating data-driven decision making. The new division, called Progressive Market Research, is being formally unveiled at the High Point Market, April 18-23. More

  • NY Now, Progressive Business Media to Display Key Home Trends

    NYNowlogoKey trends in home and lifestyle design and color will be showcased in an exclusive Open House display during NY Now in August. The colors and concepts, as forecasted by the Pantone Color Institute, will be brought to life in a product display curated by Progressive Business Media editors and explored in more detail in a special on-site seminar. More

  • Retail Scorecard: Hair Care

    Retail ScorecardSeveral deals for hair-care products from Conair and InStyler were available at Macy’s. The Conair Curl Secret could be had for $99.99, down from $125. The Conair BC178 Infiniti Pro Spin Air Rotating Styler was priced down from $78 to $59.99. Both the InStyler Max 1¼ -Inch Rotating Iron and the InStyler Max ¾ -Inch Rotating Iron were on sale for $99.99. More

  • High Point Market Opens

    High Point MarketHigh Point Market opens today with thousands of products to be unveiled, along with a slew of  information-gathering activities and networking opportunities. The event runs through April 23. Metal designer Michael Aram is returning to High Point Market for the first time in 10 years, showing in IHFC, in space IH102. Home accessories company Harp & Finial, which debuted in January, will be at market for the first time, More

  • Tabletop to Finish Up Strong Today

    MikasaLeahThe Tabletop Show wraps up here today after a busy week and what vendors regarded as a successful, upbeat and encouraging market. “It’s been a very good market so far,” said Virginie De Toustain, BIA’s national sales manager for Capdeco, Philippe Deshoulieres, Mateus and Royal Limoges, on Wednesday. “You feel so much positivity. Business so far this year is really good.” More

  • West Elm Opens Makers Studio

    WestElmMakersStudioWest Elm has opened a creative work space called the West Elm Makers Studio in Industry in Sunset Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. Measuring 11,600 square feet, the new facility houses artists, designers and craftspeople who design and develop West Elm products. The seven-plus studios at this location provide independent and flexible work spaces for all disciplines, ranging from a More

  • Kravet Introduces e-Commerce Website for Designers

           Kravet is targeting designers with CuratedKravet.com, a trade-only e-commerce site to go live on Monday, April 20, at 9 a.m.   The site will offer home furnishings and accessories across a variety of styles in curated room settings. Noted designers, including inaugural curators Alexa Hampton and Nick Olsen, style rooms that are fully merchandised with CuratedKravet.com furniture and accessories. More

  • North Carolina Governor McCrory to Visit High Point Market

    High Point MarketNorth Carolina Governor Patrick McCrory will tour The MT Company’s showroom at High Point Market on Monday, April 20, at 2 p.m. The Governor’s visit will celebrate the collaboration between The MT Company and Guilford Technical Community College for a customized industry training project with the objective of creating 25 new jobs at their manufacturing facility in High Point. More

  • Surya to Announce Winner of Surya Rewards India Trip in High Point

    SuryaLogo2014Surya will announce the winner of its India trip giveaway to one of its Surya Rewards customers this Sunday, April 19, at 6 p.m., at the start of its High Point Market party. The randomly selected winner will receive two round-trip air tickets to India plus a three-night stay in Varanasi and tour of the factory where many Surya products are handcrafted. Surya customers who were enrolled in the Surya Rewards program More