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  • Retail Bedding Spotlight for March 2015

    Retail road trips yield insights

    In this month’s Retail Bedding Spotlight, Dave Perry visits a Taiwanese mattress retailer and learns about the power of American bedding brands. In this video Dave talks to Therapedic President Gerry Borreggine about the importance of retailers being open to new retail concepts. (Retail Bedding Spotlight is sponsored by Therapedic.) 

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  • David Stewart

    Furnishing Ideas

    Doug Stewart

    March 23, 2015

    March has nothing on the Madness of Retail

    One day during high school basketball practice, I wasn’t passing the ball the way my coach would have liked. I was the best player on the team; so naturally, I felt I was the best person to be in control of the offense. There’s not an “I” in team but there is an “I” in win, right? Suddenly! The whistle blew and Coach Murr yelled my name. I was pretty sure he was going to make a teaching point about something awesome I had just done. I wasn’t sure what it was going to be; after all ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    March 23, 2015

    IHFRA chooses highly worthy award recipient

    The International Home Furnishings Representative’s Assn. last week announced that for the first time it would present a Lifetime Achievement Award, and the recipient of that inaugural award would be Ray Allegrezza, my predecessor as editor in chief here at Furniture/Today. To say that it is well-deserved would be a gross understatement. Ray’s contributions to the furniture industry are immeasurable. He is as gracious and giving a gentleman as the industry is likely to see, a consummate professional and accomplished journalist. But that does not describe his greatest gift. Let me share a story … I met Ray ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    March 23, 2015

    Industry dilemma: Consumers crave sleep but hate mattress shopping

    A thought-provoking presentation at the International Sleep Products Assn. Conference earlier this month shone a spotlight on an industry dilemma: Consumers crave sleep, but dread shopping for mattresses. Phil Johnston, senior vice president of the strategic services group at Marcus Thomas, accented the dreadful piece of that equation with two comments consumers made about mattress shopping. The first comment: “Everyone knows that buying a mattress is a treacherous affair, not unlike purchasing a kidney on the black market.” The second: “If you could keep me in your prayers.…” Sadly, there is some truth in those comments, although black market kidney ...

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  • Epperson

    An Inside Look

    Jerry Epperson

    March 23, 2015

    Nationwide, NFM-Texas give reason for hope

    It has been a long winter. I needed a jolt of good news and I got that and more on my recent journey to Dallas. I went there to speak to Nationwide Marketing Group’s PrimeTime event, but while there I was planning on trying to sneak into the new 560,000-square-foot Nebraska Furniture Mart. You’d think the events would have little in common, but you would be wrong. First, technology is advancing in home furnishings retail at a rapid rate. The Mart has electronic price tags on every item so prices can be changed instantly. I made two ...

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    All about veneers

    Furniture/Today’s March 2 edition presented an overview of some of the top veneers used in furniture, including images of veneers and how they are processed. Below are some images from that report as well as some that didn’t make to the print edition.

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