Online and brick-and-mortar home furnishings retailer Blu Dot is selling a special edition bicycle to ultimately help bring affordable transportation to rural residents of developing countries. More
City Furniture entered Vero Beach, Fla., with its newest stores and a smaller-than-usual footprint. More
Lombard, Ill.-based The RoomPlace has promoted Tara Knightly to vice president of merchandising. More
Home décor resources Phillips Collection and Palecek will open custom showrooms inside Dallas Market Center’s the Interior Home + Design Center. More
Ashley HomeStore licensee Broad River Furniture has promoted Manny Rodrigues and Charlie Workmon to senior executive positions and minority shareholders in the business. More
The owner of Huffman Koos is closing all eight of its New York and New Jersey locations in preparation for a major renovation and rebranding initiative. More
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January 11, 2017Should furniture stores worry about Amazon Go, the grocery store of the future introduced via YouTube last month? If you are just a little afraid of Amazon, this could be scary stuff at first glance: A customer walks into the store, scans his smartphone at a turnstile like he’s about to get on the subway, and then he starts shopping away. If he picks up a box of cereal, say, it’s automatically added to his virtual cart. If he changes his mind, he puts it back, and it’s instantly removed from the cart. When he’s done ...
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January 5, 2017Full disclosure, when you're an editor for a furniture publication, stalking is allowed. No, I'm not referring to the creepy kind of stalking, but instead the kind where some of us go into furniture stores incognito to see what retailers are doing on the floor, as well as the kind where we surf websites to see which companies "get it" in terms of telling their stories to customers. We're writers, so of course we love to critique content, but additionally it's gratifying to see some of our furniture retailers making the effort to remind consumers that ...
December 29, 2016My mom is 82, and she loves Ikea. Her dining room group -- Ikea. Bedroom furniture (except for the nifty new adjustable foundation from Ashley HomeStore) -- Ikea.* Her living room? OK, the upholstery is Ekornes. Still, those little sloping footrests that go with the reclining sofa — Ikea, as she didn’t really want to dish out hundreds more for the real thing. Office furniture — Ikea. Even her plates and napkins come from Ikea. All this is to point out that apparently my mother is an outlier. According to a consumer survey conducted by lender Earnest, the peak age for shopping that ...
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