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Vegas Videos Summer 2015

Julia Buckingham at Vegas

See our video coverage of the 2015 Summer Las Vegas Market.  We talk to key retailers and suppliers for the latest product trends and business news. Click to view. Coverage is sponsored by STORIS.


  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    October 7, 2015

    Pumpkin spice lattes reveal power of seasonal selling

    Our playbook this week comes from Starbucks, which has ushered in autumn once again with its introduction of pumpkin spice lattes. The PSL, as it is known, happens to be the most popular seasonal beverage ever introduced by Starbucks. The retailer sells about 20 million of those spiced drinks each fall, which works out to about a $100 million shot of sales. Starbucks builds a social media and marketing campaign around the drink, which made its national launch this year on Sept. 8, and this season features real pumpkin and no caramel coloring, by the way. For many of us ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    October 6, 2015

    Persian rugs could help all market segments

    About a month ago, we reported that the nuclear restrictions deal between Iran, the United States and the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council might lead to the reopening of the Persian rug trade here, and what it could mean for the rug industry. Should the deal go through and sanctions lifted, it will most definitely provide a spark at the top end of the price spectrum, as authentic Persian rugs are regarded as the best-of-the-best and true heirloom items. Many of those rugs maintain their looks even as their product life is measured in decades, not ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    October 5, 2015

    It will be a strong market … if you make it so

    This is going to be a very strong High Point Market. Based on my highly scientific methodology — pouring over the flow of new product information, studying our rapidly expanding list of market parties and parsing myriad conversations with industry insiders — I’m going to go out on a limb and say that retailers looking for new and unique, on trend or aggressively priced new offerings, will find just what they need this fall. Many of you don’t know me well yet, so let me tell you, I don’t gush. Having attended markets and trade shows for over a ...

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  • Thomas Lester


    Thomas Lester

    October 1, 2015

    #MattressTags: Help (not) wanted?

      These beds sell themselves. Many bedding experts make their name by helping retailers and their sales reps understand how to better reach consumers when they enter the store. But  Milwaukee-based mattress retailer Hassless Mattress is trying out life without salespeople.         Using mattresses to break the cycle. Topeka, Kan.-based Memory Foam Liquidators is giving former inmates from the Shawnee County Jail and Topeka Correctional Facility a chance to earn a living again, even finding a way to give some of its new employees a ride to work. "They are just people like you and me, and you know it's ...

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Top 100 Furniture Stores

2015 Top 100 Stores

Furniture/Today's exclusive Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores ranks stores by 2014 sales of furniture, bedding and decorative accessories. See who made it.


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    Winning with Wood Sept 2015

    In August, staff writer Tom Russell visited High Country Furniture & Design in Waynesville, N.C. and took the following photos. They illustrate how the store is merchandising case goods for its customer base in and outside this region of western North Carolina. More coverage can be seen in the Sept. 21 print edition of Furniture/Today, where Russell profiles High Country Furniture & Design as part of his ongoing Winning With Wood series.

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