Contemporary home furnishings manufacturer Bellini Modern Living is launching a collection with designer Morten Georgsen at the Oct. 14-18 High Point Market. More ...
Hall of Fame: Gorman's Moray reflects on his passion for furniture
Furniture Factory 4.0
If you missed our recent webcast with Lectra on what the furniture factory of the future will look like, then you can click here to watch the recorded version. Topics include what trends and challenges are affecting furniture factories in the US & Worldwide and how these challenges are changing furniture production.
- Next Conference
September 25, 2017 - September 27, 2017
Washington, DC, US
- High Point Market
October 14, 2017 - October 18, 2017
Downtown High Point
High Point , North Carolina , US
- ABC Kids Expo
October 17, 2017 - October 19, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
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- Ikea sets plans for 2nd Phoenix store
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A quick trip around the newsroom highlights stories ranging from rising raw materials costs and exchange rates to AR apps and preparing information about market introductions at High Point. Plus, David Perry hints that the direct-to-consumer channel has made a significant shift in this year's Bedding Distribution Report.
September 21, 2017In times of uncertainty or challenge, the difference between success and failure can be slight and often comes down to a single intangible quality — leadership. Defined, somewhat inadequately, as “the capacity to lead,” true leadership is easily distinguished by its absence and immediately recognized by its effective application. Within most any gathering, it will quickly become apparent where leadership resides, although many institutions and even industries struggle with creating a culture capable of nurturing and developing it. There are traits, however, that all leaders seem to possess. Where some see obstacles, leaders see opportunity. While some rest on their success ...
September 19, 2017Mattress Firm continues to lead the pack in bedding, standing high above its competition and continuing to set a sizzling growth pace. But several other bedding retailers are also doing well, a look at Furniture Today’s list of the Top 25 Bedding Retailers reveals. Each year we update that list, and each year Mattress Firm finds new ways to post spectacular sales gains. Last year’s increase, a 27.8% jump in bedding revenues, was fueled largely by the addition of Sleepy’s to the Mattress Firm portfolio. Sleepy’s added about 1,050 stores and more than $1 ...
September 14, 2017If only it was that easy. Every retailer today is wrestling with existential questions around the integration of e-commerce and digital marketing into established business models. There is no longer a debate about the need to play in these spaces, but many questions remain about the most effective steps to execute against that need: How can the store experience be integrated with the digital one? Does a larger digital footprint mean a smaller brick-and-mortar one? How can you own your market when consumers are free to shop across a national, even international, landscape? The retail furniture business today faces unprecedented ...
September 12, 2017While my old friend Len Gaby was in the final days of his battle with cancer, I was sorting through a big stack of old issues of Furniture Today. That stack, tucked into a corner of our bedroom for years, commanded my attention now that it was time for us to move to a condominium elsewhere in High Point. I flipped through the issues, assigning most to the discard pile, until I came to the issue of July 29, 2002. There on the cover was a picture of Len and Debbie Gaby of Sleep America, who were featured in my ...
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F/T Bulletin Board
More scenes from the Shift Tech Summit in Detroit, held June 26-28 and attended by 150 tech-oriented leaders both in and out of the home furnishings industry.