At Alsy + Cycle, ‘trends’ light up growth

It seems only natural that the first column should deal with Alsy+Cycle II, the largest decorative lighting manufacturer--a company which for the past decade has dominated the lighting industry. lsy+Cycle II, the largest decorative lighting manufacturer While Alsy+Cycle II's market share is sizable--especially among the nation's leading department stores and home furnishings chains--the firm's plans for expansion during the eighties is equally significant. According to chairman and … [Read more...]

Buyers thinking big out West: show shoppers seek broader assortments

SAN FRANCISCO--Bigger spring and summer commitments of home textile retailers at this week's Home Fashion West show, which opened here yesterday, reflect consumers' demand for wider selections. Home textile retailer An upsurge of retail sales over the last 90 days is a big factor in swinging the merchandising pendulum away from the increasingly narrow assortments that marked the programs of many stores in the recession, merchants indicated. "We'll be competing for business not only with … [Read more...]

Spotlight on change: new features mark first Building, Remodeling & Decor Products Expo

The 1st Building, Remodelling & Decor Products Expo will be held at the Dallas Convention Center from Feb 12-15, 1994. Previously known as the National Home Center Show, the three-day event will feature new exhibits from Latin American home improvement retailing companies. In addition, the exposition will also feature a number of seminars and panel discussions on key issues affecting the industry. Change is constant in retailing, and in industry trade shows as well. The 1994 Building, … [Read more...]