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New Epperson Book

Jerry Epperson Fifty Years of Furniture Styling

Read Jerry Epperson's "Fifty Years of Furniture Styling." Widely regarded as the ultimate industry insider, Jerry's longstanding relationships with the captains of our industry and his in-depth analyses of the inner workings of the trade qualify him as a treasure trove of knowledge.  See details on his latest book.

BLOGS

  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    September 10, 2014

    A small vendor's plight: No one ever calls back

    We will call this "The Plight of the Small Vendor." It includes some heartfelt comments from a vendor seeking to find a niche in the bedding arena. The vendor shared these thoughts with me but then had serious second thoughts about going public with his views, and asked me not to publish them. I agreed. Since then I’ve reflected on this vendor’s letter to me. It contains some points that deserve public discussion, I think. So I’ve taken out all personal references, and I’ve gotten permission from the vendor to release this version of his letter ...

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  • Jerry Cohen Law and the Business of Furniture blog.

    Law and the Business of Furniture

    Jerry Cohen

    September 8, 2014

    Inside One of Home Furnishings’ Success Stories: A Talk with Surya President Satya Tiwari

    Talk to people, browse the web, or read the news, and there’s a company you’ll probably come across: Surya. In a challenging economy and fast-changing industry, the home decor and rug company has seen fast growth. What are some secrets to their success and what can our industry learn from them? I discussed this with Surya President Satya Tiwari. An edited version of our conversation is below. I would be interested in any thoughts you have about any topic discussed in this interview, so feel free to comment below or email me at jcohen@ctswlaw.com. Satya, let ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    September 2, 2014

    Handful of big winners lead bedding market share derby

    There are winners in the retail bedding derby, and there are those less fortunate players. Our latest list of the Top 25 Bedding Retailers has some of both. Collectively, our Top 25 posted a 7% increase in their bedding revenues (mattress and foundation sales only) last year, far below the Top 25’s performance in 2012, when that group was up a robust 16.3%. As we noted in an earlier column, it’s difficult to keep recording eye-popping double-digit sales increases year after year. Last year, then, was a year of consolidating gains and taking a breather for many ...

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Monica Pedersen at Vegas

See our video coverage of the Summer 2014 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.

PHOTOS

  • Bobby Rhynes, Southern Motion

    Made by Americans

    Hundreds of thousands of Americans spend their days in factories making the furniture that winds up in homes across the country. In this slideshow, we’re recognizing those workers with a few images that show the faces, and the places, behind the products.

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  • USA Premium Leather

    USA PREMIUM LEATHER

    The company's newest contemporary home theater group features a raspberry leather cover. USA PREMIUM LEATHER
    C-1440, C-1432

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