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Susan Dickenson
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Retail Editor, Home Accents Today
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Home furnishings industry journalist, covering manufacturers and retailers (brick and mortar, interior design boutiques, online and direct-to-consumer channels) of home decor, decorative accessories, wall decor, lamps, lighting, rugs, permanent botanicals and accent furniture for Home Accents Today, the premier industry source for 30 years. Home Accents Today publishes 12 national issues a year and daily editions at the Las Vegas Market, High Point Market, and the International Gift and Home Furnishings Market (AmericasMart Atlanta). Owned by Progressive Business Media; other brands include Furniture Today, Casual Living, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Home and Textiles Today, Kids Today, Design Today.
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    B.S., Business Administration, 1978 - 1982
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I caught my first trout - a rainbow - on November 11, 2015, my 55th birthday. It took three months of practice and lessons from my teacher - my husband Tim - but I finally did it. And, in the proce...
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As the East Coast digs out from a wintry wallop, market attendees in Las Vegas are digging in — to find all the goodies and events World Market Center has to offer.
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Try a little reverse intelligence: +Google reverse image search! #google   #photography  
Every now and then I stumble upon an app or tech tool that is so cool I have to write about it. Especially when it looks like something that could be of use not only to retailers, but to designers, manufacturers, marketers and consumers as well. And even more so when I read that it has somehow gone unnoticed – one report says as many as 70% of internet users aren’t even aware of this little gem’s existence. I’m talking ab...
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Stein Mart announced several new additions to its NINA Home by Nina Campbell collection for the 2015 fall and holiday seasons.
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Target has begun rolling out new merchandising upgrades in its Home department, with enhanced vignettes and product areas that showcase the retailer's home decor, housewares and home textiles in a more "natural habitat."
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Help Home Accents Today honor your favorite retailers and interior design boutiques! Nominations for Retail Stars 2016 now open:
Home Accents Today is now accepting nominations for its 12th annual 50 Retail Stars list, which will publish in the May 2016 issue.
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Wow, Atlanta, what a great start to a new year! As I type, my mobile phone is buzzing with text messages and invites for next week in Las Vegas, but before it gets too far behind us, I have to take a few minutes and comment on the great energy I saw at Americasmart last week. The halls were packed, the escalators had some of the longest "wait" lines I've seen in ten years, and the seminars I attended, including - and especially - Home Accents T...
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Luxury home fragrance manufacturer Votivo is collaborating with Reese Witherspoon’s southern-inspired retail brand Draper James for its first candle line introduction.
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Global Home is a retail and interior design operation that began as a small business in upstate New York, grew its brand and home décor sales online, and six months ago opened a 1,600-sq.-ft. showroom in Manhattan.
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Doug Self has represented some of the home and gift industry’s best brands since 2001 when he opened J Douglas, a full-service, to-the-trade representative sales agency based in Atlanta. Two years ago he ventured into retail with the opening of Provision Oxford, a lifestyle store in Oxford, Miss., near his alma mater, the University of Mississippi.
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Call for nominations: 2016 Retail Stars | Home Accents Today
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Home Accents Today is now accepting nominations for its 12th annual 50 Retail Stars list, which will publish in the May 2016 issue.

'Real Deals on Home Decor' in Las Vegas | Home Accents Today
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North American retail franchise Real Deals on Home Decor teamed up with World Market Center to bring all of its franchise owners to the comp

Diggin' it! | Home Accents Today
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As the East Coast digs out from a wintry wallop, market attendees in Las Vegas are digging in — to find all the goodies and events World Mar

Oh, Atlanta... and that #pkldinnerparty! | Home Accents Today
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Wow, Atlanta, what a great start to a new year! As I type, my mobile phone is buzzing with text messages and invites for next week in Las Ve

Try a little reverse intelligence | Home Accents Today
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Every now and then I stumble upon an app or tech tool that is so cool I have to write about it. Especially when it looks like something that

Reese Witherspoon taps Votivo for new Draper James candle line | Home Ac...
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Luxury home fragrance manufacturer Votivo is collaborating with Reese Witherspoon’s southern-inspired retail brand Draper James for its firs

Retail Profile: Global Home, New York | Home Accents Today
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Global Home is a retail and interior design operation that began as a small business in upstate New York, grew its brand and home décor sale

Target is giving Home a big makeover | Home Accents Today
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Target has begun rolling out new merchandising upgrades in its Home department, with enhanced vignettes and product areas that showcase the

Doug Self's Provision Oxford bridges wholesale and retail, heart and hom...
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Doug Self has represented some of the home and gift industry’s best brands since 2001 when he opened J Douglas, a full-service, to-the-trade

Retail Report: Clicks to Bricks | Home Accents Today
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In her March, 2015 "Bricks to Clicks" report, Susan Dickenson talked with brick-and-mortar retailers who had expanded into e-commerce. In th

U.S. retailer discusses the ins & outs of direct importing | Home Ac...
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Thirteen years ago, Terrie Viets and Jane Clark opened Solari – Quintessentially Italian, a lifestyle store in the Cleveland suburb of Rocky

Sicily's City of Ceramics | Home Accents Today
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In July, a group of U.S. retailers traveled to Sicily to tour the artisans and factories of Caltagirone, Italy’s “City of Ceramics,” where m

Ken Ludwig, on his move from the Mart to the Village | Home Accents Today
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Earlier this summer, Ken Ludwig left the Chicago Merchandise Mart, where he’d spent 24 years working with the trade and wholesale side of th

China devalues currency amid economic concerns | Home Accents Today
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China unexpectedly devalued its currency Tuesday following a decline in trade and economic growth, according to the Associated Press and oth

Long-time Vegas shoppers tout market’s evolution | Home Accents Today
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As the Las Vegas Market nears the decade mark, buyers tell Home Accents Today the offerings and ease of shopping just gets better and better

Sicily's City of Ceramics, a millennia of maiolica | Home Accents Today
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Two weeks ago I joined a group of U.S. retailers in Sicily for a tour of the ceramic artists and factories of Caltagirone, Italy's "City of

U.S. retailers, Italian ceramics companies network in Sicily | Home Acce...
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The Italian Trade Agency is hosting U.S. retailers and Sicilian ceramic artisans this week for a B2B networking program in Caltagirone, Ital

Ann Gish unveils 'affordable luxury' bedding line | Home Accents Today
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Ann Gish is entering a new market segment - with an affordable, high-quality offering of bedding and soft goods that will begin rolling out

Stein Mart expands Nina Campbell home decor collections | Home Accents T...
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Stein Mart has made extensive additions to its new Nina Home branded home décor collection, with the promise of more products and categories

Nina Campbell debuts new home decor collections | Home Accents Today
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Nina Campbell was in High Point this week to give some “Oomph” to her new accents collection for the Connecticut-based company of the same n