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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    November 16, 2017

    Did furniture stores not get the retail apocalypse memo?

    I keep reading about this retail apocalypse thing. Apparently brick and mortar is dead. It’s time to turn all that space into condos or something. Just yesterday I received an e-mail asking if we were working on any year-in-review/looking-ahead stories focusing on the retail apocalypse. It seems there’s a cottage industry of experts just waiting to share their thoughts on this seeming inevitability. Who knew? I was already to call and find out what they knew that I didn’t. Then the U.S. Department of Commerce released its October results, and it seems it might not ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    November 14, 2017

    Mattress boom in the cards if Millennials don’t grow up

    Will Millennials, those darlings of marketers everywhere, grow up to act like Baby Boomers? The bedding industry is hoping that the answer is a resounding “no.” A lot is riding on that question. We are talking about millions of additional mattress sales and a major surge in business. Here, in a nutshell, is the potential marketing opportunity. According to a major consumer study conducted last year by the Better Sleep Council, Millennials expect to keep a new, quality mattress for 6.6 years but had their current mattress for 5.3 years before replacing it with the one they are ...

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  • Clint Engel

    Clint's Notes

    Clint Engel

    November 13, 2017

    Grow or be outgrown? Addressing the urgency to keep up

    The merger last month of two of the nation's largest furniture, electronics and appliance buying groups points to an industry trend that's only going to grow in the years to come. You might actually call the trend, “Grow.” Perhaps, “Grow or be outgrown.” Or you could just call it boring old retail consolidation, which has been going on for years, anyway. But it’s really anything but boring as there seems to be a new sense of urgency behind it that’s likely to drive more of the same and do so in a host of new shapes ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    November 9, 2017

    Traditional rules of retail no longer apply

    I’m always a little surprised when people discuss e-tailers like Wayfair and Amazon and want to measure their success by their month-to-month profitability. It usually goes something like this, “Sure Wayfair had $1.2 billion in sales last quarter and was up 41.9% year over year, but look at the loss it had. When is it ever going to turn a profit?” It’s a direct echo of conversations I heard all throughout the ’90s about Amazon. Each quarter the revenue would go up, it would capture more customers, and sceptics would question its profitability and speculate about ...

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