While its share of market remained the same this year, occasional tables' growth did not match performance in 2015, when the category grew 3.8%. More
Home entertainment furniture outstripped overall furniture and bedding sales in 2016, which should be up 2.7% to $104.8 million, according to Furniture Today market research. More
Accent, storage and entertainment furniture vendor Atlantic Inc. has a new licensing collaboration with designer Kathy Fielder to launch a collection of ready-to-assemble home furniture solutions. More
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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 ...
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September 8, 2016A recent blog I wrote addressed the on and off debate - mostly fueled by fearful Vietnamese manufacturers - about whether Vietnam would be the next target for antidumping duties. As we've reported on many occasions, Vietnam has captured the majority of China's wooden bedroom business due to duties the U.S. government has placed on China in the category. Vietnamese bedroom producers often fret about the likelihood of duties being placed on them. But a reader who responded to the blog, Kevin Lu of RK Resources in Vietnam, raised some points on why it's not very likely to ...
March 28, 2016I’ve decided to redecorate and want to be on-trend. So the plan is to do my whole home in mid-century modern casual neo-industrial glam. Sound a little confusing? Welcome to the furniture business circa 2016. The mass customization that emerged in the 1990’s as a response to the individualism of Gen X has evolved into a raging Millennial eclecticism of HGTV garage-sale chic that has turned the absence of style into a decorating statement. Today consumers want their homes to reflect their personal lifestyles, their sense of individual expression. The challenge is that while some may see themselves ...
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