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    You set a Guinness record for what?!

    Just back from the Furniture/Today Bedding Conference F/T’s Dave Perry reveals details behind the setting of a new Guinness Book world record. Cindy Hodnett previews upcoming Showtime Coverage and Tom Russell reveals details on some out of the box case goods coverage.

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  • Mike Root

    From A Rep's Perspective

    Mike Root

    May 20, 2015

    Big Marketing Lesson Comes From an Untimely Departure

    Big Marketing Lesson Comes From an Untimely Departure Recently I wrote an article to my customers that was not about furniture, not about a factory, and not about training. But this article has been commented on more than anything else I have written. I thought I would share it with you and see if you can tell why so many people have commented on it. Headline read: Applications Now Being Taken: Big Shoes to Fill In Our Marketing Department… Something happened Saturday at market that I did not share with anyone until now. I had a very hardworking employee of ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    May 20, 2015

    Signage important in the sale

    "Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind.” With all necessary apologies to ’70s rock group Five Man Electrical Band, signs have their place. They are an important part of the retail scenery. After all, once your consumer sees what she wants, the signs give her the rest of the vital information. Signs can break the ice and introduce deals. During March’s Furniture/Today Finance Workshop, Progressive Leasing’s Blake Wakefield talked about how sales reps wearing a simple button saying “You’re Approved” prompted conversations about the retailer’s no credit needed program and ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    May 20, 2015

    Consumer Reports loses way with flawed mattress report

    Consumer Reports has a catchy — but bogus — headline on its latest mattress ratings report: “The myth of the $5,000 mattress.” I would like to suggest a new headline for the popular consumer products evaluation company to consider: The myth of a fair mattress report in Consumer Reports. Let’s start with that absurd headline. $5,000 mattresses are not mythical. They really exist. And many of them are great mattresses, delivering a great night of sleep. Consumer Reports even managed to stumble across a couple of them, by Duxiana, and included them in its ratings. Both made the Top ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    May 18, 2015

    'Portrastrophe', trucker shortages and other signs of logistical armageddon

    At a time when the furniture industry is subject to one of the shallowest, slowest moving recoveries in modern history, every impediment to growth takes on magnified importance. Coming off a strong fourth quarter of 2014 the industry saw its momentum blunted earlier this year by dramatic slowdowns at the West Coast ports that caused disruptions to early-year shows, retail inventories and manufacturing pipelines dependent on imported components. And while there are growing signs of improvement there continue to be myriad logistical issues that will continue to challenge the industry in the coming years. A massive shortage of truckers, currently ...

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Bill McLoughlin, editor-in-chief of Furniture/Today, sits down with North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Congressman Mark Walker, High Point Mayor Bill Bencini and George Jordan, president of MT Company to discuss new programs aimed at helping support furniture industry growth. Start Watching! Coverage sponsored by MicroD.

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