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Vegas Videos Summer 2015

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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

    July 30, 2015

    Robust slate of bedding intros set for Vegas show

    The summer Las Vegas Market can’t match the introductory firepower of its winter counterpart, but the upcoming event offers a surprisingly robust assortment of offerings. A careful look through the bedding charts elsewhere in this issue — an exercise I highly recommend for the serious bedding retailer — reveals a growing emphasis on sleep technology and sleep-tracking equipment, expanded offerings in the red-hot adjustable bedding arena, and even more emphasis on sleep accessories. This market offers much to bedding retailers, who still have time to tweak their lineups in what is shaping up as a solid year. And the bedding roster ...

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  • Powell Slaughter

    Logistics Logic

    Powell Slaughter

    July 27, 2015

    Any port in a storm?

    While things appear to be returning to what passes for normal at West Coast ports, numbers are appearing that indicate the bitter labor dispute that clogged ocean shipments to and from the region, including the nation’s largest port complex in Los Angeles/Long Beach, could have a long-term impact on routing choices for goods from Asia. Zepol, which does a ton of research on ocean freight trends, recently reported that even after the new International Longshore & Warehouse Union/Pacific Maritime Assn. contract was reached, shippers continued to increase routings to East Coast and Gulf Coast Ports, where container volume ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    July 27, 2015

    Here comes the recovery . . . maybe

    Is it? Could it be? The on-again off-again improvement of furniture industry fortunes and the stuttering economic recovery that seems to take two steps forward and one step back appears to be back on again . . . maybe . . . for now. If that sounds qualified and tentative, it is. The most recent report from the Department of Commerce showed June sales at furniture and home furnishings stores dipped 1.6% from May levels; not a great sign. On the other hand, they were up 4.1% from June 2014; a good sign. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index delivered its second consecutive ...

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  • Thomas Lester


    Thomas Lester

    July 24, 2015

    #MattressTags: The cat came back

    And the cat came back Heartwarming story alert: A family that relocated from Texas to Alaska thought they had lost their pet cat, Moosie, at some point during their move. Moosie, however, hitched a ride inside one of the family's mattresses and went undiscovered for two months. The story has a happy ending, as Moosie survived the ordeal.  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Easier said than done Wake up without an alarm clock. It's possible, we promise! #GoodNights #SleepHealth — Sleep Foundation (@sleepfoundation) July 16, 2015 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  A word to the wise Lack of Sleep ...

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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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    Thirteen takeaways from Art Van Furniture, Downers Grove, Ill.

    Thirteen is a favorite lucky number for Art Van Founder and Chairman Art Van Elslander (he even named his boat Pepper 13). With that in mind, here are 13 takeaways from the Top 100 company’s newest Chicagoland store opening in Downers Grove, Ill., Aug. 1. The photos were taken during the staging process for the big event.

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