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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    November 16, 2017

    Did furniture stores not get the retail apocalypse memo?

    I keep reading about this retail apocalypse thing. Apparently brick and mortar is dead. It’s time to turn all that space into condos or something. Just yesterday I received an e-mail asking if we were working on any year-in-review/looking-ahead stories focusing on the retail apocalypse. It seems there’s a cottage industry of experts just waiting to share their thoughts on this seeming inevitability. Who knew? I was already to call and find out what they knew that I didn’t. Then the U.S. Department of Commerce released its October results, and it seems it might not ...

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  • Design Between the Lines

    Design Between the Lines

    American Society of Furniture Designers

    September 28, 2017

    "Design Between the Lines" Episode 113 Sarah Marriage

      In this episode John Conrad highlights a maker-designer who is working to shape the face and future of woodworking; Sarah Marriage. Her award-winning work is beautiful, meticulous and thoughtful and has been shown at galleries and trade shows across the US.  See the video below, or to download the podcast please click here .

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  • 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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