Specialty stores saved table linens

Corral, Cecile B.
June 2004
Home Textiles Today;6/14/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 40, p14
Trade Publication
Like its sister product category kitchen textiles, the table linens category experienced unchanged retail sales in 2003, coming in at $603 million again. Mounting concerns in January 2003 seemed to paint an ugly picture for the category. The economy was slumped, suppliers and retailers alike were recovering from a weak holiday season, and some retailers, especially department stores, continued to shrink the space allocated to table linens. In 2003, discount department stores generated 32 percent, or $193 million, of the total market share; home textiles specialty chains snabbed 24 percent, or $145 million; and mid-price department stores came in third place with 19 percent, or $115 million.


Related Articles

  • Specialty, Department Stores Inch Up. Sloan, Carole // Home Textiles Today;7/14/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 18, p28 

    The article reports that specialty stores and department stores have witnessed an increase in share of distribution of home textiles in the U.S. in the 2007 top 50 home textiles ranking survey conducted by this newspaper. The distribution share of department stores was up by 1% in 2007 over...

  • Retailers perfect art of hand wringing. Sloan, Carole // Home Textiles Today;5/3/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 34, p20 

    Points out that recent months and weeks have seen a number of retail moguls explaining away some of this year's challenges with references to what should have happened in the past. Move by Federated Department Stores Inc. to have a central home-furnishing buying and marketing organization;...

  • Q4: You never had it so good.  // Cabinet Maker;4/1/2005, Issue 5432, p3 

    Reports on the sales growth of furnishing retailers within the fourth quarter last year in Great Britain. Number of percentage which increase sales of furnishings, floorcoverings and household textiles for past years; Identification of the item which has the largest increase sales in 2004; Names...

  • Growing sales grace table linens as retail market share shifts. Corral, Cecile B. // Home Textiles Today;1/30/2004 Business Annual, p40 

    Focuses on the sales growth for table linens due to continued strength in licensing, design innovation and aggressive retail pricing. Measurement of movement in product styling and fabrication; Percentage of increase in sales; Impact of table linens to sales of department stores.

  • Same store sales stay ahead of plan.  // Home Textiles Today;7/26/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 45, p36 

    Reports on the increase in same-store sales of home textiles retailers in the U.S. for week which ended on July 17, 2004. Performance by region; Impact of the weather on sales.

  • Window Treatment Suppliers Retrench. Mammarella, James // Home Textiles Today;5/5/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 12, p8 

    The article reports on the performance of the soft window treatment industry in the U.S. Overall retail volume in 2007 has amounted to $2.4 billion, a 2.8% decrease from 2006. Suppliers said that retailers are cautious in re-ordering stock. The soft sales are leading manufacturers to invest in...

  • Retail Briefs.  // Home Textiles Today;2/20/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 21, p2 

    The article reports on developments regarding the home textiles retail trade in the United States. Federated Department Stores plans to sell 10 mall units to Boscov's and 15 mall stores to The Westfield Group. Pier 1 Imports' $160 million debt offering has been completed in a private placement...

  • Kohl's home adds private brand. Sloan, Carole // Home Textiles Today;5/3/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 34, p1 

    Reports that Kohl's is adding a new private brand called apartment 9, to its mix of national and private brands in home textiles. Gap in contemporary design, according to Kevin Mansell, president; New brand to embrace soft home as well as women's and men's sportswear and accessories.

  • Trimco.  // Display & Design Ideas;Sep2003, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p46 

    This article presents information on beaded curtains which provide an economical and simple decorative backdrop to any retail setting.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics