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  • Weather, Housing Factor Into Limited Comp Growth

    by CNYBJ Staff

    By Nathan Weber

    NEW YORK-- The downward spiral of the housing market, the related increasing cost of variable rate mortgages and tightening credit availability, and the rising cost of gasoline all conspired to make consumers mo

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  • Weathering Heights

    by CNYBJ Staff

    By Barbara Thau

    NEW YORK-- Take $100 barrels of oil, Chinese currency politics and a weak dollar. Put them all together and they mean only one thing: price increases for home furnishings products sold in the United States. And

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  • Crate's Segal Unpacking Newest CB2 In New York

    by CNYBJ Staff

    NEW YORK-- Gordon Segal says his second act is finally ready for the big time.

    This week, the iconic founder and chief executive officer of Crate & Barrel brings CB2, its younger, hipper spin-off format, here to the Big Apple.&

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  • Linens 'n Things Finds a Fresh Financing Deal

    by CNYBJ Staff

    By Michael Rudnick

    CLIFTON, N.J.-- A new loan could be a good thing for Linens 'n Things.

    The big-box home retailer, which has recorded five consecutive quarterly losses since being acquired by Apollo Ma

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  • Thinking Outside the Box

    by CNYBJ Staff

    By Christine Bockelman

    NEW YORK-- Textiles companies are rethinking how they present their products, with many stepping away from the standard vinyl bag and more closely examining consumer needs.

    Welspun

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  • Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair Makes Mark on Global Scene

    by CNYBJ Staff

    By Allison Zisko

    NEW DELHI, India-- The Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair held here last month provided a clear picture not only of Indian quality and craftsmanship, but its eagerness to be a major world producer.
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  • Survey: Holidays Could Be Happy for the Industry

    by CNYBJ Staff

    By Christine Bockelman

    NEW YORK-- It may seem early for Christmas tree skirts and other holiday textiles, but according to the National Retail Federation's 2007 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, conducted by BIGre

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  • Six Slated to Receive IFDA's Circle of Excellence Awards

    by CNYBJ Staff

    NEW YORK-- The New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will hold its Circle of Excellence awards on Nov. 7 at the Union Square Ballroom in Manhattan.

    This year, the awards honor the talent and

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  • Change Is On the Floor

    by CNYBJ Staff

    By Jennifer Quail

    SECAUCUS, N.J.-- If there is one certainty when it comes to today's consumer, it is that she keeps changing and opening up to new ideas, creating an interesting game for retailers and suppliers.
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  • Stewart Piece Lands Guest Spot on "Today"

    by CNYBJ Staff

    NEW YORK-- A Martha Stewart rug played a co-starring role on "Today" recently when Sarah Humphreys, Blueprint magazine's editor in chief, used the home guru's Faux Bois rug as the foundation for a "gender-neutral" bedroom. The rug is from Stewart's c

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