At a recent meeting held here, the Malaysian National Export Council touted the importance of the furniture industry noting that furniture exports are expected to rise over the next few years. More
August imports set a second all-time monthly record high this summer as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season, and they remain at unusually high levels this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. More
Economic developers from the Piedmont Triad region that includes High Point, Greensboro and Winston-Salem are banding together with the State of North Carolina to land a $5 billion, second headquarters operation for Amazon that could employ up to 50,000. More
Online home furnishings retail giant Wayfair has launched Day of Delivery Tracking, a live tracking feature for furniture items that pinpoints Wayfair delivery driver locations in real time through an interactive GPS map. More
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Sourcing Strategies by Tom Russell
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