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    Since its inception two decades ago, GoodWeave International has helped reduce child trafficking in the carpet and rug industry in South Asia by three quarters. And now that founder Kailash Satyarthi has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, officials hope they’re less than a decade from eradicating the practice. More ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    November 21, 2014

    New York Times is right: Mattress shopping can be a challenge

    The New York Times recently took a look at the mattress shopping experience, and the results weren’t pretty. The Times story, headlined “An Easy Choice? Dream On,” said that mattress shoppers “must navigate a Kafkaesque maze” to find the right mattress. Among its findings: The products all look alike, there is too much “marketing-speak,” and the industry offers “one-day sales for 365 days a year only.” In the full disclosure category, I was among those quoted in the story — and accurately, I might add. Among other things, I decried the industry focus on low prices in mattress ads, telling ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    November 18, 2014

    Face everything and.... ?

    During a dinner at last month’s High Point Market, I had an interesting conversation with technology provider RM Innovation’s founder and CEO, David Khazai, about what’s holding the small or independent retailer back. He said it could be summed up easily enough: “FEAR.” Only instead of the actual sensation of being afraid, Khazai said FEAR is actually an acronym for what people do when they’re up against the unknown: “Face Everything and Run” or “Face Everything and Rise.” Khazai, whose company specializes in technological solutions relating to rug retail, said FEAR can apply to most any ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    November 14, 2014

    Much more to demographic marketing than understanding Millennials

    All the talk about Millennials, their emerging buying clout, their impending takeover of the purchasing universe and the importance of reaching them on their ever-present cell phones has obscured some fairly significant attributes of today's furniture market. For all their impending clout Millennials’ impact on the furniture market is more potential than actual. Only the leading edge of the Millennial generation is of an age and income level to have significant impact on today’s furniture industry. Right now Gen X and even Baby Boomers are critically important demographics when it comes to the buying and selling of furniture ...

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