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    Frontline Friday: 2 guys and a Bedding Conference

    The buzz about the 2017 Furniture Today Bedding Conference is starting to build as Executive Editor David Perry and Furniture Today Editor-in-Chief Bill McLoughlin look ahead to "mastering the details" through this year's agenda.

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Blogs

  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    February 24, 2017

    What if housing would never again drive your sales?

    The common axiom of the furniture business is that housing activity drives furniture sales. When the housing bubble burst in 2008, the furniture industry suffered near catastrophic setbacks, and the uneven recovery of the housing business since then has been a contributing factor in the furniture industry’s inconsistent recovery. There was good news in January as purchases of previously owned homes were up 3.3% and overall home sales hit their highest levels since 2007. However, the combination of low housing inventories and rising mortgage rates are serving as a brake on momentum, and expectations are that interest rates ...

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  • Clint Engel

    Clint's Notes

    Clint Engel

    February 23, 2017

    Four points from the Havertys 4Q call

    ATLANTA — Top 100 company Havertys typically holds its cards close to the vest, but in its fourth quarter conference call with securities analysts, the retailer offered up a few interesting tidbits. Presidents’ Day was good. Chairman President and CEO Clarence Smith suggested it in so many words by noting written sales for the last three weeks were up 7.5% from a year ago and that the periods included the Presidents’ Day events for both years. He said the “recent strong sales helped us recover from the softer New Year’s event.” Havertys is expanding and remodeling. A new Greensboro ...

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  • Cindy Hodnett

    From Fabric to Frame

    Cindy W. Hodnett

    February 23, 2017

    How much is that sofa in the window?

    Despite the inference, this is not a blog about price. While the industry is preparing for spring markets, product introductions and logistical challenges, an up-and-coming entrepreneur in the computer science arena is developing an app that may add another layer of marketing strategy to the future business plans of furniture manufacturers and retailers. The company is Grokstyle, and the innovator behind it is Sean Bell. Bell, a Cornell 2016 graduate who is working with Prof. Kavita Bala in the field of computer vision, is in the process of creating a universal app that will allow people to identify furniture and ...

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