• 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


  • Next Conference

    September 25, 2017 - September 27, 2017

    Nationals Park




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!


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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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  • 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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  • Mike Root

    A Rep's Perspective

    Mike Root

    July 18, 2017

    3 choices to combat the summer doldrums

    From most indications, summer business has been slow. Retail has been spotty at best, and very few promotions are capturing the attention of the general public to entice them to come in to a store. And yet, we read that housing is doing well, which should bode well for furniture in the near future. So the options seem to be simple: 1) Keep hitting your head against the wall with little or no results, or 2) Do like everyone else does, and take the summer off. As unpleasant as the first option sounds, most people would recommend this course of ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    July 18, 2017

    What happens when online brands face reality of in-store competition?

    Online mattress brands are now making their way into brick-and-mortar stores, a development that seems logical as the mattress industry navigates its way through a rapidly changing landscape where bricks are increasingly meeting clicks, and vice versa. But how will those online brands fare when they emerge from the virtual world, where clever marketing and the power of imagination can create compelling images, and face the harsh reality of competitive models? That’s an issue that bedding veterans have been discussing for a while now, and it’s one we will be following closely in the months to come. There ...

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  • PBM Strategic Insights

    Strategic Insights

    PBM Strategic Insights

    July 18, 2017

    Crowdsourcing: A different way of doing business

    When companies crowdsource, they use an external group of people (a crowd) to obtain a needed service or idea. Different than outsourcing, crowdsourced work comes from an undefined public rather than a specific group. While first officially coined in a 2006 article by Wired magazine, the earliest example can be argued back to the mid-1800s with the collection of words for the Oxford English Dictionary when a group known as the Philological Society contracted more than 800 volunteer readers to collect words from all available books and document their usages. Click here to get complete details.

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