Retailers are experiencing a growth of interest

17. January 2016 Uncategorized 0
Retailers are experiencing a growth of interest in arts and crafts, with sales doubling since 1989 to about $11 billion, according to the Hobby Industries Assn. Specialty stores have ceased to be the only outlet for craft supplies and have been joined by large craft chains, mass merchants and other high-volume retailers. Some 90% of US ...

Crafts by the Numbers

17. December 2015 Uncategorized 0
The crafts boom underscores revitalized consumer interest in time-honored traditions, a trend that emerged strongly with the 90s. Said Hauser at Rubbermaid, “We’re stiff in the middle of a nostalgia theme.” Crafts by the Numbers * Ninety percent of American households have at least one person involved in crafts, up from 64 percent in 1988. ...

plastic will become less accepted

17. November 2015 Uncategorized 0
Kim Kiner, director of marketing and product development of Acme Frame Products relates the popularity of gold frames to a design trend (“romantic, ornate, rich-looking”) evident throughout home decor. This trend has inspired Acme’s new Profile Gallery Collection of frames, which features wide gold moldings, gold accents, and velour door backs. The collection also includes ...

The hottest frames at Kohl’s are brass ones

17. October 2015 Uncategorized 0
Now, the hottest frames at Kohl’s are brass ones with brushed looks and other metal frames with a cutout or filigree look. Wood has been downtrending there, while metal-and-wood frames had reached the stores too recently for Lewandowski to give a verdict on their success. Another department store buyer reports that he will be giving ...

The Container Store Inc

17. September 2015 Uncategorized 0
The Container Store Inc. has added the biggest link so far in its chain, just in time for holiday shopping. The new store, in Rockville, Md., is the company’s second in the D.C. area. Because of its location, the company has high hopes for it. Kip Tindell, president of the company, said he expects the ...