Jerome’s Furniture, one of the industry’s earliest adopters of augmented reality and other technologies bridging in-store and online experiences, has won eTail West’s 2017 Best Omni-Channel Retailer Award. More
Rent-A-Center said it is nominating Chairman Mark Speese and two other current board directors for re-election this year, pushing back against an activist shareholder with its own slate of nominees. More
H.T. Hackney, whose residential furniture brands include Holland House, Davis International, Folio 21 and Step One, is making a $10 million-plus investment in a new showroom building on South Wrenn Street. More
Clive Daniel Home has hired Pam Cardec as corporate director of operations, a new position for the luxury home furnishings retailer. More
Walker Furniture has closed on about 14 acres of land in southwest Las Vegas, making its plans for a second superstore here official. 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 ...
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