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Upholstery and Style Editor Cindy Hodnett catches up with Natuzzi's Ed Teplitz about the expansion of their RE-VIVE Line and the addition of upholstery to their products. Click to view.

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    November 25, 2014

    Consumers Want It Their Way, Winners Will Oblige

    For those of us at a certain age the catchphrase, “Have it your way,” brings back memories of Burger King’s 1970’s commercials featuring singing servers telling customers they could have their fast food burger made to order; (“hold the pickle, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us . . . “). For consumers who were growing up in the then-emerging era of fast food, defined by cookie cutter store formats and mass produced sandwiches it was a unique and appealing proposition. And while it may seem like a small and not particularly significant development today, at the time the logistics ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    November 21, 2014

    New York Times is right: Mattress shopping can be a challenge

    The New York Times recently took a look at the mattress shopping experience, and the results weren’t pretty. The Times story, headlined “An Easy Choice? Dream On,” said that mattress shoppers “must navigate a Kafkaesque maze” to find the right mattress. Among its findings: The products all look alike, there is too much “marketing-speak,” and the industry offers “one-day sales for 365 days a year only.” In the full disclosure category, I was among those quoted in the story — and accurately, I might add. Among other things, I decried the industry focus on low prices in mattress ads, telling ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    November 18, 2014

    Face everything and.... ?

    During a dinner at last month’s High Point Market, I had an interesting conversation with technology provider RM Innovation’s founder and CEO, David Khazai, about what’s holding the small or independent retailer back. He said it could be summed up easily enough: “FEAR.” Only instead of the actual sensation of being afraid, Khazai said FEAR is actually an acronym for what people do when they’re up against the unknown: “Face Everything and Run” or “Face Everything and Rise.” Khazai, whose company specializes in technological solutions relating to rug retail, said FEAR can apply to most any ...

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