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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Editor's Desk

    Ray Allegrezza

    April 22, 2014

    Better know your compliances

    When we recently reported that Stanley Furniture would cease production of its Young America line of youth furniture, we also noted that the company would put its Robbinsville, N.C., plant up for sale. Soon after, there was speculation that if another furniture maker bought the facility, the 400 manufacturing jobs set to disappear might be reinstated. Unfortunately, one of the roadblocks that any potential buyer will have to face is a host of costly state and federal compliance and regulatory requirements. The current administration has been responsible for $500 billion in regulatory costs during its first five years in ...

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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Editor's Desk

    Ray Allegrezza

    March 24, 2014

    Ignorance is not bliss

    If you are in the camp that believes that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, then click another article. The rest of this column will be of no interest to you. This week I want to share some specifics about a one-day summit we are hosting that will focus on the growing challenges to our industry as a result of regulatory issues and subsequent compliance requirements. If you attended our last Leadership Conference, you heard a very sharp trial lawyer, Amy Lally, a partner with the Sidley Austin law firm, walk us through California’s Proposition 65 ...

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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Editor's Desk

    Ray Allegrezza

    February 26, 2014

    Targeting custom content

    Social media has not only changed the way we communicate with each other; it is changing how, where and when we shop.And while this can be a tremendous opportunity for retailers, social media also allows consumers to share their shopping experiences - good and bad - in real time with millions of other consumers.Social media has also provided a platform for sellers to serve up meaningful content and information about the goods and services they offer.Clearly, the retailers who are winning are those who have found a way to communicate with consumers while managing to control the content and ...

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High Point Product Spotlight

NORWALK FURNITURE - IHFC D-101, D-1015 The Zoey condo sofa is contemporary and cuddle-friendly. High track arms are paired with a  bench cushion and an oversized pillow back.

Take a look at the various product intros from the High Point Market in our Product Spotlight Slideshows. See more.