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  • Cindy Hodnett

    From Fabric to Frame

    Cindy W. Hodnett

    May 29, 2017

    Why the Havertys ad campaign is right on the money

    When Havertys kicked off its new Life Looks Good ad campaign a couple of weeks ago, the first glimpse this editor had of it was at home on Mother’s Day weekend, glass of wine in hand after several family gatherings. The vision of a mischievous son flushing his mother’s necklace down the toilet prompted a mix of laughter and nostalgia; after all, what mom doesn’t remember a similar experience, even when the former flusher now measures 6 feet tall? Within a 30-second commercial, Havertys effectively created a bond with every mother watching, showed a range of products ...

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  • Clint Engel

    Clint's Notes

    Clint Engel

    April 25, 2017

    Amazon furniture move dings Wayfair stock? Here’s why that doesn’t make sense.

    Furniture Today’s report Monday that Amazon was pitching a new program to furniture stores at the High Point Market may have played into a 5.4% drop in Wayfair shares that day. That’s according to some national business news outlets that picked up on the story. But it’s not making much sense to me. Let’s start with the news. Amazon representatives were here pitching a platform change designed to make it easier for furniture stores to sell on the e-commerce marketplace by dropping a longstanding requirement that these sellers must offer national delivery. Most furniture stores ...

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  • Clint Engel

    Clint's Notes

    Clint Engel

    February 23, 2017

    Four points from the Havertys 4Q call

    ATLANTA — Top 100 company Havertys typically holds its cards close to the vest, but in its fourth quarter conference call with securities analysts, the retailer offered up a few interesting tidbits. Presidents’ Day was good. Chairman President and CEO Clarence Smith suggested it in so many words by noting written sales for the last three weeks were up 7.5% from a year ago and that the periods included the Presidents’ Day events for both years. He said the “recent strong sales helped us recover from the softer New Year’s event.” Havertys is expanding and remodeling. A new Greensboro ...

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