Klaussner makes 'smart' move with bed

Klaussner's Len Burke shows Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin a vision of the future with a bed that adjusts based on voice command. And who 's the new "employee" greeting Bill as he enters the showroom? (Video coverage sponsored by Acceptance NOW.)

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Furniture Factory 4.0

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BLOGS

  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    October 12, 2017

    The road to tomorrow starts here and now

    A great deal of time and effort these days is spent pondering what the future of the furniture business will look like. How will stores evolve? How can local or regional players compete in an environment of national, even global e-commerce giants? Will digital advertising and social media replace traditional marketing formats? How do you reach Millennials, and what do they want to buy? All of these are important questions, and they just scratch the surface. That said, there is no path to the future that does not go through running a good business today. Despite all the talk about ...

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  • David Perry

    Mattress Math

    David Perry

    October 11, 2017

    3 key demographic groups and their mattress-buying habits

    6.6 and $726 This is the expected mattress replacement cycle in years for consumers between the ages of 18 and 35, and the price that consumers in that age group are willing to pay for a queen-sized mattress. Why it matters: This is a good news/bad news scenario. The good news is that younger consumers, many of them Millennials, have much shorter mattress replacement expectations than older consumers, which could open the door to more frequent mattress purchases by those younger consumers. But there is a catch: Those younger consumers say they are willing to spend much less ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    October 10, 2017

    Amazon, Casper, Saatva, T&N fueling online mattress boom

    If you are looking for insights on how the direct-to-consumer channel gained a shocking six points of market share in just two years, a period in which bedding specialty stores and furniture stores both lost share, we are here to help. This week we published our leading bedding e-tailers report, and it fills in key details about how the online mattress space is posting spectacular gains. Short answer: Because the market leaders are posting spectacular gains. Amazon, the No. 1 bedding e-tailer, doubled its bedding business last year, hitting $250 million in sales. And, importantly, that figure does not include ...

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  • Houzz

    In the Houzz

    Guest Column by Houzz

    October 9, 2017

    Energize your living room with one of these 5 bold sofa colors

    By Lisa Batson Goldberg, Houzz Bold color might not be everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to interior design. Yet for those of us who are drawn to color, choosing a vibrant-hued sofa might be just what we need to create a beautiful and enjoyable living space. When it comes to infusing color into your design, the sofa is a great place to start. This single piece of furniture can instantly transform the look and feel of a room. Related: Pick Out Stylish Table Lamps to Complete the Look If you’re thinking a bold sofa is too ...

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VIDEOS

  • Theodore Alexander on being ‘the finest luxury furniture brand’

    Theodore Alexander on being 'the finest luxury furniture brand'

    Neil Robinson tells Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin how Theodore Alexander is working to be the “finest luxury furniture brand in the globe,” through its new Jamie Drake collection, the Castle Bromwich Echoes line and it’s new brand, Medea Lifestyle 1905. (Video coverage sponsored by Acceptance NOW.)

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