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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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  • Clint Engel

    Clint's Notes

    Clint Engel

    January 11, 2017

    As Amazon Go goes so goes furniture?

    Should 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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