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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    April 13, 2017

    Will Amazon vs. Alibaba emerge as a battle for global logistics dominance?

    It was one of those news stories that might have gotten overlooked this week and whose significance may only become apparent months or even years from now. A report in the Wall Street Journal this week noted that an Alibaba-backed Chinese logistics firm,Best Logistics Technologies Ltd., is preparing for an IPO here in the U.S., likely in September or October. With the company currently valued at $3 billion, it could be one of the biggest U.S. listings for a Chinese company this year, according to the Journal. The company currently operates 400 centers in China, three warehouses ...

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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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  • Epperson

    An Insider's View

    Jerry Epperson

    March 13, 2017

    A matter of logistics: There's no such thing as free freight

    Anyone who watches television will recall seeing many novel but completely unnecessary items offered for sale. Most, available if you act in the next 20 minutes, will give you the deluxe version with a built-in light, and tonight only, if you act fast, they will double the offer! You get two of the miracle things for the price of one if you pay the additional postage and handling. The additional postage and handling is always more than you would expect, but how can you pass up such a value, especially for something you will forget you own almost instantly? We ...

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