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ITMA Showtime™ reception includes wine from 2 NC wineries
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Hanover Park Vineyard and Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery, a pair of North Carolina wineries, will supply wine for the opening night reception at ITMA Showtime™ on June 5 at the Century Courtyard in High Point, N.C. More



Travel Quest is official travel company for Showtime™
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Travel Quest will provide concierge and travel services for ITMA Showtime™, which takes place June 5-8 in High Point, N.C. Travel Quest will make your SHOWTIME™ travel planning convenient and easy. More

Retail sales rise 7.6 percent in April
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Retail sales in April were up 7.6 percent from the same month a year earlier and were up 0.5 percent from this March, according to the latest U.S. Commerce Department report, but furniture stores didn't enjoy the same increase. More

There is no substitute for good service
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Micah Solomon, co-author of "Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit," says that now more than ever businesses must focus on customer service to stay in business. How can companies offer good service before a customer enters the door? More

Cotton is currently as expensive as it was during Civil War
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Cotton shortages combined with increasing demand from China have caused prices to shoot up to the equivalent of what the material cost, per pound, during the Civil War, and it's probably going to stay that way for a while. Mark Messura, senior vice president of global marketing supply chain at Cotton, Inc., described the situation as "unprecedented." More

Denim brands look to future for growth, change
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Denim manufacturers are a prime example of Charles Darwin's rule of evolution. It's survival of the fittest, and those who don't adapt die. That was evidenced at a recent gathering of denim manufacturers and retailers in Los Angeles. More

ITMA News available through MultiBriefs app
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ITMA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the ITMA News, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The ITMA News is also available on the MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you may add the ITMA feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. Android phone users also may access the app by going to the Android Marketplace and searching "MultiBriefs" to access the Android version of the app.



Rollercoaster market for cotton
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What's going on with cotton? The Chinese companies are frightened by the Indian competition for textiles and especially apparel. Some sources are already saying that the profit margin is less than 20 percent — including a 15-percent export tax rebate. More

Mattress sales on the rise
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Analysts in the home-construction and furnishings sector found money under the proverbial mattresses last year. Home-furnishing companies shipped about 19 million mattresses in 2010, up about one million from the sector's bottom in 2009. Analysts say the sector is poised to grow further in the coming years as employment stabilizes and the housing market begins to recover. More

Management tip of the day: Hire that overqualified candidate
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The prevailing wisdom has been to avoid overqualified applicants, but with a lot of talent still on the sidelines after the recession, it might be time for a paradigm shift, says Harvard Business Review. More

Popularity growing for eco- and family-friendly options in the kitchen
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What's cooking in kitchens? Simpler styling, hidden appliances and a bit of color to make life interesting, to name just a few things. Here are the trends found in some kitchen showrooms. More

Home textile companies in China specify US cotton for blankets
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Cotton USA's trade and promotional services throughout the cotton blanket supply chain in China has led to increased U.S. cotton sales. For the three Chinese brands involved, this has resulted in sales of U.S. cotton fiber worth an estimated $590,000 at today's prices. More

AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award winner announced
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Bryan Swarn is the 2010 recipient of the AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award. The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists presented the inaugural award at the yearly AATCC International Conference held in Charleston, S.C., in March. More


 
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