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    FT/tv Video: Do you know what’s new in Design Today?

    Cindy Hodnett, Furniture/Today’s upholstery and style editor and editor in chief of Design Today, guests on this week’s FT/tv Friday and shares an inside look at the latest issue of Design Today, the company’s newest and only all-digital title. In a sit down with Furniture/Today Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin, she shares tidbits on the publication’s Ageless Places feature that looks at the consumer design trend of aging in place.

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  • David Perry


    David Perry

    March 30, 2015

    Shoppers warm to marketing touting a cooler sleep story

    The mattress industry is doing a good job of convincing consumers that cooler sleep is better sleep. But consumers who aren’t exposed to mattress marketing messages aren’t so sure that cool is better. For many of them, temperature concerns are not a big deal. Those are some of the intriguing points that emerged from some online research recently conducted by Mike Magnuson, the savvy CEO of online mattress review site His findings lead to some important points: Mattress marketing is powerful, and it is shaping consumers’ views on temperature regulation issues. Magnuson looked at sleeping cooler ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    March 30, 2015

    Retailers can boost sales tickets by telling cooler sleep stories

    Will consumers pay a premium for a sleep set that provides cooler sleep? Yes, they will. And that’s a good thing, considering the industry's current love affair with cooler sleep. In our new eBedding column, we talk about some intriguing mattress temperature research recently conducted by our friend, CEO Mike Magnuson. He and I were talking the other day about the industry’s preoccupation with telling cooler sleep stories, and he decided to study that issue to get a better handle on what is going on there. One of his important conclusions — that mattress marketing is ...

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  • Mike Root

    From A Rep's Perspective

    Mike Root

    March 27, 2015

    March Madness For The Furniture Industry

    On March 17th we started with 68 teams all vying for the mythical national title and after this weekend we will be down to four remaining contenders. These teams had to play one game at a time to get here and not overlook any opponent. Otherwise there would not be upsets and all the number one seeds would be playing next week in Indianapolis. The NCAA March Madness is kind of a metaphor for work. In the case of a retail store for example it has to build its business one sale at a time. A rep has to build ...

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  • David Stewart

    Furnishing Ideas

    Doug Stewart

    March 23, 2015

    March has nothing on the Madness of Retail

    One day during high school basketball practice, I wasn’t passing the ball the way my coach would have liked. I was the best player on the team; so naturally, I felt I was the best person to be in control of the offense. There’s not an “I” in team but there is an “I” in win, right? Suddenly! The whistle blew and Coach Murr yelled my name. I was pretty sure he was going to make a teaching point about something awesome I had just done. I wasn’t sure what it was going to be; after all ...

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    All about veneers

    Furniture/Today’s March 2 edition presented an overview of some of the top veneers used in furniture, including images of veneers and how they are processed. Below are some images from that report as well as some that didn’t make to the print edition.

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