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Home Textiles Update
Issue 88: April 2019

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Product Overview   

Home Textiles Update is an executive briefing, supplied in electronic format. Each month, we include details of the latest developments and business news in the home textiles sector.
Every issue focuses on product developments and innovations in the home textiles sector. In addition, we provide a business update each month -- so that you remain aware of the key players and their activities, and so that you can plan your company's strategy with confidence.
What's in it?
"Home Textiles Update" includes information on carpets, bedding products, towelling products, table linen, curtains and upholstery fabrics. The publication also includes developments in the important contract business.

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, "Home Textiles Update" is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising. Recent issues contain details of acquisitions within the sector, events, financial results, markets, new fibres and fabrics for home textiles, and trend forecasts.

Table of Contents
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • 1888 Mills and DuPont Industrial Biosciences have collaborated in the development of anti-odour home textile products
  • Williams Sonoma and Williams Sonoma Home have expanded their Aerin Collection of home furnishings products
  • Home furnishings retailer Parachute has developed an ergonomic mattress which is produced using environmentally sustainable materials

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Ingka Group has announced plans to pilot a furniture subscription service for IKEA products
  • Online retailer Wayfair has announced plans to open its first physical retail store
  • Messe Frankfurt Middle East has announced the launch of a new trade exhibition called Interior Lifestyle Middle East
  • JCPenney: total net sales in 2018/19 were down by 7.1%
  • The TJX Companies: net sales in 2018/19 were up by 9%
  • Walker Greenbank: revenues in 2018/19 were up by 1%
  • Williams-Sonoma: net revenues in 2018/19 were up by 7.2%
  • EU imports of home textiles were down in value but up in volume in 2018