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Bedding manufacturer and retailer Select Comfort said first-quarter sales rose 7%, but net income fell nearly 28% in the wake of increased sales and marketing expenses and a new product launch. More
Sport-Haley Holdings, owner of manufacturer and importer Chromcraft Revington, said it has completed a restructuring of the company’s operations and relocated its corporate offices and distribution center to Senatobia, Miss. More
Accent furniture resource The Phillips Collection has established three complimentary charging stations for electric vehicles at its facility here. More
City Furniture has unveiled a $1.5 million compressed natural gas station at its headquarters here, part of a multi-million dollar investment to convert to the cleaner, less expensive fuel and a new delivery fleet. More
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April 15, 2014At the March 12 VIP Roundtable focusing on ecommerce held by MicroD in Charlotte, N.C., one of the issues that was brought up among the panel was the lack of standardization in the industry. Charles White, owner of retailer RW Designs, cited the example set by the propane gas industry, which agreed upon a standard valve so all propane tanks will fit all grills. Jesse Akre, MicroD’s senior vice president for ecommerce, noted that such a movement toward a certain degree of conformity (though not necessarily in construction or design) would probably help generate more sales across the ...
From A Rep's Perspective
April 10, 2014When I started to write this column it was 6:15 AM on Sunday morning during market. But then I had to leave for a 7:00 AM meeting and three days later after market is over I finally am getting back to it. The nights are way too short and the days are long. Here's one big tip that I discovered Sunday morning as I rolled out of bed at 4:45 ...do not bring a pair of new shoes to wear at market, especially when one of you major lines is a four block walk from your ...
Logistics and Home Delivery
April 10, 2014The latest buzzword in the industry, of course, is e-commerce accompanied by omni-channel selling through varied shopping conduits. Doing business this way sounds trendy and exciting, but there are many pitfalls accompanying it, from loss of personal contact to shipping product to the consumer and more. The truth is that small retailers who try to compete in this market have an advantage over the big boys primarily because of their physical presence with a storefront, a point of contact, and customer service. Most studies have proven that consumers will shop in the store before making their final purchase of furniture ...
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