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Home textiles business update, December 2015

  • December 2015
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  • Textiles Intelligence
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  • 26 pages

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight into developments relating to the home textiles industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; corporate social responsibility (CSR); distribution facilities; events; expansions; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; manufacturing facilities; markets; and retailing. Companies, other organisations, individuals, brands and events examined in this report include: Aéropostale, American Superba, Beaulieu Technical Textiles, Bedgear, de Bijenkorf, Debenhams, ED, Electronics For Imaging (EFI), Ethan Allen, Fung Retailing, Heimtextil, Himatsingka America, IKEA Foundation, IKEA Group, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, JC Penney, John Lewis, Kate Spade & Company, Las Vegas Market, Lexmark Carpet Mills, Macy's, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), Milliken & Company, Northwest Carpet, Ontera Modular Carpets, Perry Ellis International, Reggiani Macchine, Revman International, Sequential Brands Group, Shaw Industries Group, Superba, The Freedonia Group, TJX Companies, Trade Secret, Unifi, the US Department of Commerce, Van de Wiele, Wayfair, and West Elm.

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Home textiles business update, December 2015
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SUMMARY
ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has acquired Reggiani Macchine
Lexmark Carpet Mills has acquired Northwest Carpet
Milliken and Company has acquired the assets of Ontera Modular Carpets
Sequential Brands Group has acquired Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO)
TJX Companies has acquired Trade Secret
Van de Wiele has acquired Superba and American Superba
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
Beaulieu Technical Textiles has been awarded ISO 14001 environmental management system
certification
IKEA Group and IKEA Foundation will invest a total of Euro1 bn in projects to reduce the
impact of climate change
IKEA has announced that all cotton used in the manufacture of its products is being sourced
from “more sustainable sources”
JC Penney has been awarded a Green Good Housekeeping Seal for its Royal Velvet Egyptian
Cotton Solid Bath Towel
Milliken and Company will increase the amount of recycled materials in its modular carpet
products
DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES
Wayfair will open a new distribution centre in Erlanger, Kentucky, USA
EVENTS
Las Vegas Market has introduced a new exhibition area for products for outdoor living spaces
The autumn 2015 edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles took place during August
26-28, 2015, in Shanghai, China
The number of digital print exhibitors who will be present at Heimtextil in 2016 will increase
for the fourth consecutive year
EXPANSIONS
Bedgear has announced plans for global expansion
INVESTMENTS
Shaw Industries Group is investing in increasing carpet fibre production at its plant in
Lexington County, South Carolina, USA
JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND
DISTRIBUTION
Aeropostale has entered into a licensing agreement with Himatsingka America
Debenhams has entered into new licensing agreements in Australia and Vietnam as part of its
plans for growth
ED has entered into a partnership with Revman International to develop ED brand bed linen
and bath linen products
Kate Spade and Company has expanded its home textile product offerings
Macy's has entered into a joint venture called Macy's China Limited with Fung Retailing
Perry Ellis International has entered into a licensing agreement with Kaltex Home
MANUFACTURING FACILITIES
Ethan Allen will build a new manufacturing facility in Guanajuato, Mexico
Unifi will expand its Repreve Recycling Center in Yadkinville, North Carolina, USA
MARKETS
US imports of cotton bed sheets were up in value and volume in the first half of 2015
US imports of cotton bedspreads and quilts were up in value and volume in the first half of
2015
US imports of cotton terry towels and other pile towels were up in value but down in volume
in the first half of 2015
US imports of man-made fibre floor coverings were up in value and volume in the first half
of 2015
World demand for coated fabrics will reach 6.5 bn m2 in 2019
RETAILING
IKEA has opened its first Order and Collection Point store in the UK
John Lewis will open concessions in seven de Bijenkorf stores in the Netherlands
Macy's has opened a chain of discount stores called Macy's Backstage
West Elm has opened a concession in the John Lewis flagship store in London, UK

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