Fall 2021 Home Textiles Week Agenda

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Monday, Oct. 4

Market Morning Opener

Home Textiles Today Editors Jennifer Marks and Warren Shoulberg kick off market week with an overview of key industry issues and what to expect this week in an engaging, no-holds-barred conversation.

A Conversation With Michelle Wlazlo,
EVP/Chief Merchandising Officer, JCPenney

In an exclusive interview the head merchant for this iconic retailer will talk about the retailer’s new merchandising strategy, what role brands play in the mix and how this will impact those who do business with the company.

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M&A Activity Heats Up in Home Textiles & Furnishings

The pandemic and the boom in the business has created an unprecedented environment for merger and acquisition activity and this group of industry authorities will try to sort it all out. Featured are former industry executives Barry Leonard and David Greenstein and Andy Postal, managing partner with M&A specialist MMG Advisors

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Tuesday, Oct. 5

Morning Market Opener

Jennifer Marks and Warren Shoulberg of Home Textiles Today are back for the second morning of market to sort out opening day, report the latest news and preview what the rest of the week looks like.

What’s Ahead for the Better Goods Market

An expert panel will look at how the premium market has done during the pandemic and what to expect for the balance of the year and into 2022. Moderated by HTT’s Warren Shoulberg, participants include Chris Mooney of Welspun, luxury expert Pam Danziger and Buxton Midyette of Supima.

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5 p.m. (EST)

Trailblazers and Titans Awards

The third annual event honors four of the industry’s most newsworthy companies, two who are legacy players and two who are relative newcomers. Join as we honor Big Lots, Casper, Trident and Pegasus Home Fashions. Click here for more information.

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