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News on the latest retailer and manufacturer web sites, e-commerce technology and online retail in the home accents industry.
  • Nina Campbell debuts new home decor collections

    Nina Campbell was in High Point this week to give some “Oomph” to her new accents collection for the Connecticut-based company of the same name. The initial offering of high-gloss lacquered pieces features the names of her grandchildren: the Gerome console and table collection, the Enid desk and the Billy tray, along with a “What Not” etagere composed of two stacking side tables. It’s a beautiful blend of tradition, practicality, good taste and hipness, much like Nina herself. The not-to-be-missed collection (with more to come in the future) may be viewed in Historic Market Square, suite 200. Earlier in ... More

  • Robert Kirkland, co-founder of Kirkland's, CBK, dies

    Robert Kirkland, co-founder of the Kirkland's home stores and CBK Ltd., died Sat., April 11, 2015 at the age of 77. More

  • Americans spent more on home furnishings this winter

    First quarter furniture and home furnishings sales rose 4.9% over the same period last year, according to the March U.S. Census Bureau retail report. More

  • First quarter sales up 5.4% at Havertys

    Havertys today reported that sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 increased 5.3% to $191.3 million. More

  • Ambiente 2016 guest designer announced

    Paola Navone

    Italian designer, architect and art director Paola Navone has been selected to design the partner country presentation for the next edition of Ambiente. More

  • Niba Collections names new Bay Area manager

    Kendra Boutell is the new manager of rugmaker NIBA Collection's new San Francisco Atelier, the company's CEO and creative director, Beth Arrowood announced. More

  • I.O. Metro names new CEO

    I.O. Metro announced John Erdos will become the company’s new CEO, replacing Lou Spagna, who is retiring. More

  • Jaipur to produce National Geographic rugs

    Jaipur rug, National Geographic

    Jaipur is introducing rugs, pillows and poufs inspired by National Geographic. More

  • Biltmore licensing celebrates 25th anniversary

    Pauline writing desk, Biltmore

    The Biltmore home furnishings licensing program is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. More

  • Make way for the Maker Movement

    During a fall High Point Market discussion about the consumer habits of Millennials and Baby Boomers, the designers on the panel emphasized that both generations crave unique products that embody their individual tastes. This attitude reflects the growing popularity of the “Maker Movement,” a culture defined by independent craftsmen and handmade creations. “The way that we talk about the Maker Movement is summarized in a really neat little quote by a strategist and thought leader of the Maker Movement, Jeremiah Owyang,” said Joanne Domeniconi, co-founder and chief discovery officer of online product launch platform The Grommet. “He said the Maker ... More

  • Brick is the New Black

    Despite the widely accepted notion that e-commerce is booming and will continue to do so, the strength of brick-and-mortar retail was a popular theme at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show earlier this year. Keynote speaker Alison Kenney Paul, vice chairman, U.S. retail and distribution leader for Deloitte LLP, told attendees at the January conference that 90% of U.S. retail sales still happen in a physical store. In his “Brick is the New Black” presentation, Balgit Dail, CEO of JDA Software, said 95% of all retail sales are captured by retailers with a brick-and-mortar presence. Paul and ... More

  • Retail Report: Bricks to Clicks

    Five brick and mortar home furnishings retailers discuss what's involved - and what to expect - when opening an online store. More

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