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  • frontline friday 9-8

    Heading into Premarket with news around the industry

    Between the impact of Harvey and Irma, other industry news continues to mount: Arterian buys Standard, and Labor Day sales prove challenge. Meanwhile, retailers weigh in being prepared for the rough weather, and Clint Engel provides an update on Jim McIngvale’s relief efforts in Houston.  

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Blogs

  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    September 14, 2017

    How to win the Internet in 3 easy steps

    If only it was that easy. Every retailer today is wrestling with existential questions around the integration of e-commerce and digital marketing into established business models. There is no longer a debate about the need to play in these spaces, but many questions remain about the most effective steps to execute against that need: How can the store experience be integrated with the digital one? Does a larger digital footprint mean a smaller brick-and-mortar one? How can you own your market when consumers are free to shop across a national, even international, landscape? The retail furniture business today faces unprecedented ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    September 8, 2017

    Market events more important as industry challenges mount

    If the furniture industry is going to show meaningful growth this year it’s only because determined and resourceful people are making the tough choices necessary to achieve in a difficult environment. With a few exceptions, this year’s business has been challenging, and every gain has been hard-fought. And at no time has that been more evident than the last few weeks leading into High Point Premarket. The devastation visited on Houston and surrounding areas by Hurricane Harvey was among the most severe in U.S. history, chasing thousands of people out of their homes and confronting thousands with ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    August 22, 2017

    ISPA’s latest quarterly figures marred by 3 big asterisks

    There was no big asterisk on the quarterly bedding report issued the other day by the International Sleep Products Assn. But there should have been. That’s what one bedding leader said to me at the recent Las Vegas Market, as we assessed that eye-opening ISPA report, which showed the industry in negative shipment territory. Dollars were down 6.8% in the second quarter and are down 3.5% year to date, while units were down 8% in the second quarter and are down 6.2% year to date. Those bleak results had many bedding leaders shaking their heads in ...

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