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  • mar 24 frontline friday

    FT’s own ‘McLoughlin Group’

    Furniture Today editors name Border Adjustment Tax, service and speed to market, and employment shortages as top issues facing the industry. But is there another issue that trumps them all?

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  • Clint Engel

    Clint's Notes

    Clint Engel

    March 23, 2017

    Retail Prophet Stephens warns furniture stores: Without a remarkable experience, “your days are numbered.”

    During the upcoming High Point Market, Furniture Today will delve into the topic of in-store experience and what it takes to get consumers off of that sofa and into the store to buy a new one. We’ll look at unusual display and technology ideas, the leaders in so-called “shoppertainment” and the kind of out-of-the-box thinking that leads some stores to offer up more than just product and price to encourage consumers to move from the small screen and into brick-and-mortar theaters to buy. We also have an interview with retail futurist Doug Stephens, founder of Retail Prophet, who just ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    March 23, 2017

    When furniture and philanthropy come together

    I’d like to shift gears this week from our regular focus on strategies to improve your business and instead talk about some people who are working to improve the lives of others less fortunate. On May 16, the Salvation Army of High Point will hold its inaugural Darrell and Stella Harris Champion of Hope Dinner. The event honors the long-standing commitment of Furnitureland South founders Darrell and Stella Harris, who generously supported the organization both professionally and personally. In speaking recently about the event with Captain Bobby Jackson who runs the local chapter, he recalled the deep and consistent ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    March 21, 2017

    5 reasons new Herobed not just another bed-in-box

    So we have yet another entrant in the ever-expanding online mattress retailer category. But this player, Herobed, says it is not a bed-in-a-box copycat. More on that in a moment. Elsewhere in this issue you’ll find my news story on the launch of Herobed, the creation of brothers Jeff and Mark Quinn, who teamed up to launch Spink & Edgar USA and now add Herobed to their day jobs. They say they are combining cause marketing with a smart new mattress that delivers comfort and support for all types of sleepers in one mattress. Not surprisingly, given Mark Quinn’s ...

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