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
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear has been selected as a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s transportation automation advisory committee. 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 furnishing e-commerce giant Wayfair’s stock shot up Tuesday following comments by CEO Niraj Shah about the retailer’s profitably goals, future expansion plans and a Trump administration’s potential trade policies during an investment conference in Orlando, Fla. 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
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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 ...
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 ...
December 13, 2016The night before Houston’s Gallery Furniture made its first television console at the new in-store Gallery Furniture Factory, Jim McIngvale was busy making thousands of customers happy. Sunday night was refund party night at the store. More than 2,000 customers who purchased a Tempur-Pedic or Mack-O-Pedic mattress for $2,000 or more and picked “Republican” as the winner in the presidential election got their money back under the promotion. They also got a nice party at the store, complete with a Donald Trump impersonator. Gallery owner McIngvale, who does a pretty good Trump impersonation himself, said the impersonator ...
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