Retailer Target Corp. looks to up its home delivery capabilities with an agreement to acquire transportation software company Grand Junction. More
California Umbrella’s new website exclusively for designers and retailers delivers products within two and a half weeks of order placement, instead of the previous four to six week turnaround, and in less than 24 hours for most express products. More
The U.S. Department of Commerce has withdrawn requests to review 67 Chinese producers of wooden bedroom furniture for shipments made in 2016. More
Solid birch ready-to-assemble furniture vendor New Ridge Home Goods has relocated to a new, 272,000-square-foot warehouse in Atkins, Va., that will allow the company both to expand its line and expand their business prospects beyond furniture. More
As a result of its recently completed $8.9 billion acquisition of the Valspar Corporation, global paint and coatings supplier Sherwin-Williams has created three new reportable operating segments. More
An Austrian-based wood materials supplier to the furniture, wood construction and flooring industries plans to open its first North American manufacturing facility here, creating as many as 770 jobs over the next 15 years. More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an amended rule that will allow wood furniture producers meeting national formaldehyde emissions standards to label product as compliant sooner versus later. More
Cory Home Delivery has opened a 42,000-square-foot distribution center in Jessup, Md., to service retailer Bob’s Discount Furniture in the Mid-Atlantic region. More
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Furniture Retail Solutions
Over the past year, our editorial team has been on the road, studying retail – what's working and what challenges even the most established retailers face. Born from these studies is Furniture Retail Solutions – a multi-part series addressing common problems retailers face. Read our first two articles:
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July 24, 2017The issue of millions of dollars in uncollected duties came into sharper focus during Furniture Today’s recent Logistics Symposium. During a panel presentation at that event, two customs and compliance experts gave some stark warnings regarding the administration’s stance on duty enforcement. President Trump made this abundantly clear in early March with an executive order that seeks to boost enforcement and collection of antidumping and countervailing duties that take aim at unfairly priced imports and thus help domestic manufacturers compete in a global environment. Some of the latest estimates peg these uncollected duties at more than $2.3 ...
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 ...
From A Rep's Perspective
November 22, 2016The work has been done for 2016. Orders have shipped, ads have been placed, and the holiday season is upon us. I hope it has been a good year for you. We of course still have another month to go, but much of a sales rep’s business this next month is working on placements from October market which essentially means building for 2017. In our industry and many retail related industries it is natural to get caught up in the hustle of the fourth quarter retailer’s ad calendars. As important as this time is for the financial pocket ...
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