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Blogs

  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    May 11, 2017

    Are you fast enough to compete in the coming speed-to-market war?

    When consumers step into a furniture store or surf the store’s website today, they’re not just comparing it to other furniture stores or other furniture sites. Instead their expectations are being set by every other site they visit (retail, social media or otherwise) and every other store they enter. When the average consumer buys a piece of furniture and they’re told it will take six, eight or 12 weeks, they’re not saying to themselves, “Well, that’s a week better than the other furniture store told me.” What they’re thinking instead is that most any ...

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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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