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JLA Home Fabrics has hired Allison Hocker as director of design and product development. More
Increases in earnings per share and net revenues highlighted Williams-Sonoma’s third quarter earnings, which were announced simultaneously with the brick-and-click retailer’s acquisition of Outward Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality (AR) technology company, for a $112 million cash consideration. More
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- On the last video chat before Thanksgiving, the Furniture Today team touches on furniture carriers, retail expansions, artificial intelligence and a new case goods producer that blends old fashioned woodworking with high-tech production and e-commerce
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November 16, 2017I 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 ...
November 14, 2017Will Millennials, those darlings of marketers everywhere, grow up to act like Baby Boomers? The bedding industry is hoping that the answer is a resounding “no.” A lot is riding on that question. We are talking about millions of additional mattress sales and a major surge in business. Here, in a nutshell, is the potential marketing opportunity. According to a major consumer study conducted last year by the Better Sleep Council, Millennials expect to keep a new, quality mattress for 6.6 years but had their current mattress for 5.3 years before replacing it with the one they are ...
November 13, 2017The merger last month of two of the nation's largest furniture, electronics and appliance buying groups points to an industry trend that's only going to grow in the years to come. You might actually call the trend, “Grow.” Perhaps, “Grow or be outgrown.” Or you could just call it boring old retail consolidation, which has been going on for years, anyway. But it’s really anything but boring as there seems to be a new sense of urgency behind it that’s likely to drive more of the same and do so in a host of new shapes ...
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