July 6, 2017More scenes from the Shift Tech Summit in Detroit, held June 26-28 and attended by 150 tech-oriented leaders both in and out of the home furnishings industry.
May 30, 2017The world is an endless source of inspiration, whether nature, culture or locale. Global influences remain strong in textiles, suggesting travel or at the minimum, the desire to do so.
May 30, 2017Fire represents heat, warmth, an alternative to icy blues, cool greens and serene neutrals. Like the flames flickering against a hearth backdrop, these intros include orange, red and golden tones.
May 29, 2017In addition to the blue hues commonly associated with H20, the element of water suggests movement, fluidity. Calming, serene and also electric in some tones, blue has become a secondary neutral for consumers with enduring aesthetic appeal and consistent traction on the retail floor and e-commerce sites.
May 22, 2017Furniture Today released its 2017 Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores report in this week’s issue. Here are 14 things about the list you might not know.
April 27, 2017Furniture Today’s Clint Engel asked retailers for their take on the best products picks during the April 2017 High Point Market. Here’s a look at what they liked.
March 2, 2017Here are 10 takeaways (and 14 photos) from a visit to Johnny Janosik’s new Dover, Del., store grand opening March 4.
February 13, 2017Sustainability, integrity and creativity are the name of the game for Furniture Pipeline. Not only does it use recycled and eco-friendly materials to create stylish furniture, it gives back to the world in the process.
February 10, 2017
SEATTLE — Almost any walkabout in downtown Seattle will lead pedestrians past the two giant spheres that anchor the Amazon headquarters campus, but the adjacent Amazon Go store is attracting its fair share of attention as well.
An 1,800-square-foot store that allows shoppers to scan an app on their phone, grab their items of choice and walk out, Amazon Go is currently in Beta Tasting with Amazon employees, prompting speculation about the evolution of a retail experience devoid of long waits in line.
February 9, 2017
SEATTLE — At the 2016 Furniture Today Leadership Conference, Progressive Business Media introduced its inaugural Furniture Industry Leadership Awards, a new recognition program in which retailers, manufacturers and consumers select the honorees.
The first-of-its-kind industry awards program is designed to recognize best-in-class retail organizations at three sales volume levels: under $50 million, $51 million to $350 million and more than $350 million.
The retail store winner in the $51 million to $350 million sales volume category for 2016 was Roche Bobois, described as “a unique play in the high-end market.” Founded in 1960, the family owned manufacturer/retailer now operates an international network of more than 250 stores in 50 countries, including this Seattle location, one of 27 stores in the U.S.
October 27, 2016Furniture Today’s Senior Retail Editor Clint Engel asked retailers for their take on the best products they saw during the October High Point Market. Here’s a look at what they liked.
October 24, 2016Sunday evening’s gala American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame induction ceremony honored five outstanding industry leaders during the fall High Point Market. Celebrity presenters and past honorees made each presentation before a packed audience at the Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro, N.C.