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  • Thom Filicia at High Point

    Filicia offerings get the vote

    Designer-for-president Thom Filicia parades Furniture Today's Bill McLoughlin through his collections at Eastern Accents (top of bed lines) and Vanguard (home furnishings), showing how he's ready to “make America beautiful again.” (Video coverage sponsored by MicroD.)

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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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  • Conversations with Dean Horowitz

    Conversations.

    Dean Horowitz

    February 23, 2017

    Beer run, only this one was automated

    With "Proudly Brewed. Self-Driven." displayed on the delivery truck, last year OTTO and Budweiser partnered on a self-driving truck test: 51,744 cans of beer were hauled 120 miles in Colorado.   The senior director of logistics strategy at Anheuser-Busch said: "I see a future where this technology becomes ubiquitous; it becomes similar to automatic transmission or cruise control." Please watch this video about how the test was conducted. It doesn't eliminate human involvement in the delivery process, but it does offer a solution for our industry that has been discussed and speculated about for a few years. What do ...

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  • Thomas Russell

    Sourcing Strategies by Tom Russell

    Thomas Russell

    February 10, 2017

    A look at the industry’s history helps define today’s complex trade issues

    Reading all the headlines about the threat of tariffs on foreign made goods — China, Mexico or otherwise — got me thinking about what the furniture industry was like before I joined Furniture Today in 2003. Back then, the industry was undergoing one of the biggest shifts it had experienced since it moved from the Grand Rapids region of Michigan to the South in the early- to mid-20th century. Fast forward to the early 2000s, and China had not only become the largest source for imported furniture, but it was also a factor responsible for the shuttering of many U.S. furniture ...

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