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Furniture Today Digital Edition

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Furniture Factory 4.0

Lectra 4.0 Webcast

If you missed our recent webcast with Lectra on what the furniture factory of the future will look like, then you can click here to watch the recorded version.  Topics include what trends and challenges are affecting furniture factories in the US & Worldwide and how these challenges are changing furniture production.

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Blogs

  • Clint Engel

    Clint's Notes

    Clint Engel

    September 8, 2017

    7 takeaways from Conn's 2Q earnings call

    Conn’s managed to swing to a profit despite a steep drop in fiscal second quarter sales, and its higher-margin furniture business had something to do with that. Here’s more on this, the continuing impact of Hurricane Harvey and other takeaways from Conn’s earnings call with the investment community Thursday: Conn’s loses fewer business days to Harvey but … The furniture, electronics and appliance retailer lost about 100 selling days to Hurricane Harvey — not bad when compared to other storms, such as Hurricanes Ike and Gustav in 2008, which combined for 144 lost days, and Hurricane Rita in ...

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  • PBM Strategic Insights

    Strategic Insights

    PBM Strategic Insights

    August 28, 2017

    What retail can learn from MTV's latest reinvention

    Music video pioneer, MTV, has undergone numerous rebirths over its 36-year history and currently finds itself in the midst of another. Launched in 1981 with the music video “Video Killed the Radio Star,” the channel redefined musical entertainment for an entire generation. As the music video field flooded with imitators, the station switched gears, positioning itself at the forefront of the reality TV era with its then breakthrough series The Real World. For the next 20 years MTV rode the “unscripted” TV wave with reality shows like The Osbournes, Laguna Beach and Jersey Shore. Recently though, during a time when ...

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  • Thomas Russell

    Sourcing Strategies by Tom Russell

    Thomas Russell

    August 23, 2017

    U.S. government appears to step up antidumping duty enforcement

    In a recent blog I wrote about the issue of antidumping duty collection as addressed by two industry customs and compliance experts who spoke about antidumping enforcement at the June 2017 Logistics Symposium. The experts, Steve Fodor, of Customs Services & Solutions, and Venetia Huffman, of CV International, predicted that U.S. Customs and Border Protection will increase its efforts to collect duties on a variety of products, including wooden bedroom from China and uncovered innerspring units from China, Vietnam and South Africa. Their predictions are already starting to come true. In mid-August, a year after authority began for investigating under ...

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Events

  • Next Conference

    September 25, 2017 - September 27, 2017

    Nationals Park

    Washington, DC, US

  • High Point Market

    October 14, 2017 - October 18, 2017

    Downtown High Point

    High Point , North Carolina , US

  • ABC Kids Expo

    October 17, 2017 - October 19, 2017

    Las Vegas, Nevada

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