• Senator Tom Cotton to address NEXT Conference
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    Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has been announced as a guest speaker at the upcoming 2017 NEXT Conference. Cotton will address the impact that Washington has on the home furnishings industry following the changes in the White House administration. More ...

EVENTS

  • Las Vegas Market

    July 30, 2017 - August 3, 2017

    World Market Center Las Vegas

    Las VegasNevada US

  • All American Furniture Expo

    August 2, 2017 - August 3, 2017

    Utz Building, York Expo Center

    LancasterPennsylvaniaUS

  • Next Conference

    September 25, 2017 - September 27, 2017

    Nationals Park

    WashingtonDCUS

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Widgets

Widgets Summer 2017

See the latest issue of Widgets, a publication dedicated to the parts and pieces that make up the products your customers buy.  See what's new!

VIDEOS

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    Innovation is key as summer hits its stride

    Innovation in style, design and use of technology have Furniture Today editors following a number of story leads — from the use of artificial intelligence to Coriscan’s designer emphasis to the growth of luxury motion upholstery at Bradington-Young.

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BLOGS

  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    July 26, 2017

    Free adjustable base at Matt Firm spotlights fast-growing category

    Mattress Firm put the adjustable bedding category in the spotlight with a dramatic Fourth of July offer: “Free adjustable base.” That deal took me by surprise, I must admit. I’ve seen plenty of free items in bedding ads over the years: Free TVs, free delivery, free pillows, free bed frames, free set-up and removal of old beds, etc. But the free adjustable base offer takes “free-dom” to a whole new level. The print ad noted that this was a “limited time special,” and the small print added that the free adjustable base was offered “with select purchases.” The Mattress ...

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  • David Perry

    Mattress Math

    David Perry

    July 25, 2017

    3 in 4 bedding shoppers buy, but lost sales still a worry

    This is the percentage of households that shopped for and bought mattresses last year. Why it matters: This is easily the best performance for any furniture category, and it’s good news for the bedding category. Bedding’s superior close rate is a big plus for the category. That close rate means the category produces a strong and reliable revenue stream for retailers, no small achievement when store traffic overall is down.     This is the percentage of households that shopped for mattresses last year but didn’t buy them. Why it matters: While this is the lowest buying gap for ...

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  • Thomas Russell

    Sourcing Strategies by Tom Russell

    Thomas Russell

    July 24, 2017

    Collecting antidumping duties: What is the net effect for furniture?

    The issue of millions of dollars in uncollected duties came into sharper focus during Furniture Today’s recent Logistics Symposium. During a panel presentation at that event, two customs and compliance experts gave some stark warnings regarding the administration’s stance on duty enforcement. President Trump made this abundantly clear in early March with an executive order that seeks to boost enforcement and collection of antidumping and countervailing duties that take aim at unfairly priced imports and thus help domestic manufacturers compete in a global environment. Some of the latest estimates peg these uncollected duties at more than $2.3 ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    July 20, 2017

    Retail Armageddon, my eye! Furniture industry has success stories to tell

    There is a quote attributed to Charles Swindoll that has gained widespread use in motivational presentations, and while such widespread usage can sometimes make such things seem trite, I think it has particular relevance for the furniture business in today’s competitive environment. “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our attitudes.” It seems sometimes that much of the focus on the furniture business is on its struggles, its challenges, on those whose traffic is down or whose ...

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