FTtv - 2017

Each week, Furniture/Today's Editor-in-Chief Bill McLoughlin and the edit staff will deliver a fresh look at important topics.

 

 

 

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  • frontline friday 5-19

    Where e-commerce and brick-and-mortar merge

    Where e-commerce and brick-and-mortar merge

    Furniture Today editors discuss how furniture players continue to blur the distinction between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar: Casper places product with Target; Furnitureland South recreates the lifestyle options available online; and reports circulate that Amazon will build furniture warehouses.

    Added May 19, 2017 | Permalink

  • 30-sec thur may18

    E-commerce players top this week's news

    E-commerce players top this week's news

    Casper makes the Target connection; Wayfair adds a new 'search with photo' feature; and what's the latest with Amazon and furniture?

    Added May 18, 2017 | Permalink

  • frontline friday 5-12

    Hitting the highlights with Erik Qualman

    Hitting the highlights with Erik Qualman

    Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin talks with digital guru Erik Qualman about some of the points of his keynote presentation from the Furniture Today Bedding Conference, starting with the need for companies to figure out what digital tools their customers are already using.

    Added May 12, 2017 | Permalink

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    Visual Solutions from thinkdeeply.com

    Visual Solutions from thinkdeeply.com

    Technology company Think Deeply is on a mission to harness the power of visuals for website search.

    Added May 10, 2017 | Permalink

  • frontline friday 5-5

    Havertys' new Greensboro store prototypes several innovations

    Havertys' new Greensboro store prototypes several innovations

    Furniture Today goes on site to Havertys' grand opening of its Greensboro, N.C., store to see translucent walls, lights that make the whites pop and, yes, less SKUs.

    Added May 5, 2017 | Permalink

  • scott brothers - canada video

    Jonathan and Drew Scott, aka The Property Brothers, want to see your living room

    Jonathan and Drew Scott, aka The Property Brothers, want to see your living room

    Canada’s favorite sons talked about family life, their favorite things and which brother is the favorite on a High Point showroom walkabout with Furniture Today. According to HGTV’s popular twins, the goal is to bring their own furniture preferences into the Scott Living collection, “making aspirational attainable” and to see how people are using the designs in their own homes via #scottliving.

    Added May 1, 2017 | Permalink

  • leather italia video

    Leather Italia tells you what “MoSleep” can do for you

    Leather Italia tells you what “MoSleep” can do for you

    Leather Italia USA CEO Mike Campbell unveils and demos the patented MoSleep motion sleeper sofa during April High Point Market 2017.

    Added April 28, 2017 | Permalink

  • frontline friday 4-28

    Deluge of rain didn't dampen full slate of new products

    Deluge of rain didn't dampen full slate of new products

    Furniture Today editors take time for a quick round-up on the just-closed High Point Market. The newsroom talk centers on simpler options, pricing competition, the matter of logistics and ways to pick up business in the second half.

    Added April 28, 2017 | Permalink

  • atg-the mine video2

    ATGStores.com shines a spotlight on concept-to-completion convenience

    ATGStores.com shines a spotlight on concept-to-completion convenience

    ATGStores.com is a full-service home furnishings website that began as a small online lighting retailer in the Pacific Northwest. Now described by company officials as a “premier online destination that provides products and expertise for our residential, commercial and trade clients,” ATGStores.com is positioned for growth, and the company’s principals are sharing their strategies for retail success.

    Added April 21, 2017 | Permalink

  • atg-the mine video 1

    How do you address the consumer shift from DIY to do it for me?

    How do you address the consumer shift from DIY to do it for me?

    Officials at ATGStores.com say tomorrow’s consumer is design-driven and looking for a one-shop stop for home, from design services to product and installation. Company President Michelle Newbery joins Molly Hartney, vice president of marketing, and designers Alexa Hampton and Eddie Ross to talk about how the business model for ATGStores.com works for home furnishings consumers now and in the future.

    Added April 21, 2017 | Permalink

  • johnny janosik 4-21

    Johnny Janosik and the real world endless aisle

    Johnny Janosik and the real world endless aisle

    Dan Welch, CEO of Laurel, Del.-based Johnny Janosik, tells Furniture Today how the Top 100 company strives to be a must-shop destination for the home. He also talks about history of the business and its newest showroom in Dover, Del.

    Added April 21, 2017 | Permalink

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    Furnitureland South adds virtual shopping

    Furnitureland South adds virtual shopping

    Furnitureland South’s Jeff Harris talks about taking shoppers on a store tour via virtual reality.

    Added April 21, 2017 | Permalink

  • frontline friday 4-21

    On the eve of April High Point Market

    On the eve of April High Point Market

    Look for a strong introductions market in wood, especially in the dining category. Also be watching for printing on furniture and new console programs. Wear some good shoes ... market starts tomorrow.

    Added April 21, 2017 | Permalink

  • art day 5

    Countdown to Market (Day 5): Indoor/Outdoor Synergy at A.R.T. Furniture

    Countdown to Market (Day 5): Indoor/Outdoor Synergy at A.R.T. Furniture

    A new outdoor line at A.R.T. Furniture features collections designed to correlate with the company’s indoor groups, creating a seamless design transition between interior and exterior settings. Spring High Point Market kicks off the outdoor season for a locals, and A.R.T.’s entry into the outdoor category creates an opportunity for retailers coast to coast and beyond.

    Added April 21, 2017 | Permalink

  • pandoras manor day 4

    Countdown to Market (Day 4): Pandora’s Manor is a High-Design Hideaway in High Point

    Countdown to Market (Day 4): Pandora’s Manor is a High-Design Hideaway in High Point

    Just behind the Lee Industries showroom, a new bed-and-breakfast destination has opened and promises to be a popular destination, both during market and non-market hours. Featuring six signature bedrooms created by top industry designers, Pandora’s Manor is open for business, offering food, drink and the charm of historic ambiance. For more information, see the April 2 issue of Furniture Today.

    Added April 20, 2017 | Permalink

  • 30 sec thur-Apr20

    The A’s have it: AkzoNobel, augmented reality on Facebook and about to start High Point Market

    The A’s have it: AkzoNobel, augmented reality on Facebook and about to start High Point Market

    AkzoNobel increased its dividends and separated its finishings division. High Point Market starts this week. And augmented reality is not the next thing; it’s the now thing. Tune in to find out where.

    Added April 20, 2017 | Permalink

  • black dog day 3

    Countdown to Market (Day 3): Beer and Black Dog Salvage

    Countdown to Market (Day 3): Beer and Black Dog Salvage

    Recycle, repurpose and reuse takes on a showroom quality this market via the Salvage Style and Destination Design collection introductions, and getting to the showroom is going to be a fun market experience. Hop on the Black Dog Salvage trolley and enjoy “hops” (aka beer) during the quick trip to Union Square. The Salvage Dawgs — Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside — will ride along on a few trips, celebrating the recent 100th episode of the DIY network show. Check out the April 10 issue of Furniture Today for more details.

    Added April 19, 2017 | Permalink

  • post office day 2

    Countdown to Market (Day 2): Architecture & the Olliix Design Center

    Countdown to Market (Day 2): Architecture & the Olliix Design Center

    The former home of the High Point Post Office features marble, mosaics and 1930s details that are complementary companions to the new Olliix Design Center. Renovation has been underway for months, and now the restored space is open for business at High Point Market. See the April 17 issue of Furniture Today for the story behind the renovation and additional video coverage.

    Added April 18, 2017 | Permalink

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    Countdown to Market (Day 1): Christopher Guy and Coltrane

    Countdown to Market (Day 1): Christopher Guy and Coltrane

    Among the must-see at High Point Market attractions for spring is the new 20,000-square-foot Christopher Guy showroom. Representing a $7 million investment, the newest building downtown has 30-foot tall windows and reflection pools. See the opening day issue of Furniture Today to read more!

    Added April 17, 2017 | Permalink

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    Architectural treasure: Former High Point Post Office is now the Ollix Design Center

    Architectural treasure: Former High Point Post Office is now the Ollix Design Center

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    During High Point Market, visitors to the newly opened Ollix Design Center will see the company’s latest furniture introductions against the backdrop of the city’s former post office. An investment in the city as well as High Point Market, the Ollix Design Center is an architectural treasure and company officials have gone to great lengths to preserve the character of the building.

    Added April 17, 2017 | Permalink

  • frontline fridy 4-14

    It's been a big week at retail -- let's talk

    It's been a big week at retail -- let's talk

    From the departure of Bill Kimbrell at Star Furniture to the implications of the Amazon factor on brick-and-mortar furniture retailers, editors Bill McLoughlin and Clint Engel have a lot of retail news to talk about in this week's Frontline Friday.

    Added April 14, 2017 | Permalink

  • 30 sec thurs 4-13

    A Future of the Store event, changes at Star and guess who’s entering the mattress business

    A Future of the Store event, changes at Star and guess who’s entering the mattress business

    An event at the Design Museum of London this week is exploring the Store of the Future, Bill Kimbrall has stepped down at Star Furniture and there’s a new player entering the mattress business. Tune in to find out who.

    Added April 13, 2017 | Permalink

  • black dawg salvage

    Salvage Dawgs Snapshot

    Salvage Dawgs Snapshot

    Take a look at the inspiration behind Salvage Style and Destination Design, two lines launching at High Point Market this spring. DIY, repurposing and recycling are all part of the creative process.

    Added April 10, 2017 | Permalink

  • frontline friday 4-7

    Inside a new one-stop shop for manufacturers

    Inside a new one-stop shop for manufacturers

    Executive Director of New Business Development Kevin Castellani joins Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin to offer insight on this home furnishings exclusive expo, Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo, set for June 7-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

    Added April 7, 2017 | Permalink

  • 30-sec apr6

    Is Hhgregg Hhgone?

    Is Hhgregg Hhgone?

    Furniture Today Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin discusses Ethan Allen's new connection with Amazon, Crypton's acquisition by Berkley Capital, and the possible end of Hhgregg.

    Added April 6, 2017 | Permalink

  • frontline friday 3/31

    Is the camera rolling? FTtv bloopers

    Is the camera rolling? FTtv bloopers

    Flubs, foul-ups and foolishness behind the scenes of Frontline Friday. Happy April Fools Day from the editors of Furniture Today.

    Added April 3, 2017 | Permalink

  • Amazon looming, Consumer Confidence shocker and more

    Amazon looming, Consumer Confidence shocker and more

    Amazon looming, Consumer Confidence shocker and more

    Furniture Today Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin discusses Amazon's furniture intentions, a new Consumer Confidence record and a coming High Point special event.

    Added March 30, 2017 | Permalink

  • pandoras manor

    New kid on the block: A dream team restoration and magical mansion

    New kid on the block: A dream team restoration and magical mansion

    Pandora’s Manor, a new bed and breakfast inn, is open for business in downtown High Point. Part of an extensive restoration project spearheaded by Ridvan Tatargil of Eastern Accents, the B&B showcases six signature bedrooms by some of the furniture industry’s top designers.

    Added March 27, 2017 | Permalink

  • mar 24 frontline friday

    FT’s own ‘McLoughlin Group’

    FT’s own ‘McLoughlin Group’

    Furniture Today editors name Border Adjustment Tax, service and speed to market, and employment shortages as top issues facing the industry. But is there another issue that trumps them all?

    Added March 24, 2017 | Permalink

  • mar23 sears sinking?

    Sears sinking? Laptop ban? Pottery Barn woes, all in 30 seconds

    Sears sinking? Laptop ban? Pottery Barn woes, all in 30 seconds

    Furniture Today Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin recaps a harrowing Sears announcement, an electronics travel ban that could impact furniture industry travelers and offers a preview of an inside look at Williams-Sonoma’s Pottery Barn, PB Teen and West Elm brands.

    Added March 23, 2017 | Permalink

  • Frontline Friday

    Frontline Friday: High Point Premarket

    Frontline Friday: High Point Premarket

    Our editors talk about the trends they saw at this week’s Premarket — a successful event despite a slightly dampened attendance thanks to winter weather in the Northeast.

    Added March 17, 2017 | Permalink

  • 30-second Thursday

    30-second Thursday: Premarket, Malaysia and eCommerce takeover, all in 30 seconds

    30-second Thursday: Premarket, Malaysia and eCommerce takeover, all in 30 seconds

    Want to know what happened at Premarket? Why Malaysia might be costing you time and money? All you need is 30 seconds to find out.

    Added March 16, 2017 | Permalink

  • Frontline Friday

    Friday focus: Natuzzi, Hhgregg and Havertys

    Friday focus: Natuzzi, Hhgregg and Havertys

    This week's news stories cover new stores, retail strategies and AHFA's compliance awareness campaign.

    Added March 10, 2017 | Permalink

  • 30-sec March 9

    Bankruptcy, VR, AR and RSAs: All in 30 seconds

    Bankruptcy, VR, AR and RSAs: All in 30 seconds

    This week’s “stories you need to know” include HHGregg’s bankruptcy, a new Clive Daniel hire that could reshape retail organizations and your chance to weigh in on what you’d like to read.

    Added March 9, 2017 | Permalink

  • frontline friday mar3

    Frontline Friday: On the retail beat

    Frontline Friday: On the retail beat

    New look, new strategies, new excitement: Senior Retail Editor Clint Engel takes us behind the scenes at the newest Johnny Janosik Furniture store in Dover, Del.

    Added March 3, 2017 | Permalink

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    Furniture Today visists Johnny Janosik's new Dover store

    Furniture Today visists Johnny Janosik's new Dover store

    Building on its history and reputation, the new Johnny Janosik Furniture store consolidates two Dover locations and focuses both on its key categories and customization.

    Added March 3, 2017 | Permalink

  • scott brothers - design

    Were Jonathan and Drew involved in design of Scott Living line?

    Were Jonathan and Drew involved in design of Scott Living line?

    Absolutely. The Scott brothers said there was a great synergy with Coaster to create a line with the "little extras" consumers want. "There's nothing cheap and boring here," Jonathan said.

    Added March 3, 2017 | Permalink

  • better designer

    Scott brothers reveal who is the better designer

    Scott brothers reveal who is the better designer

    Behind the scenes at the Coaster Co. of America showroom with Drew and  Jonathan Scott -- trying out the furniture and dishing on who is the better designer.

    Added March 3, 2017 | Permalink

  • life easier

    "Your home should make your life easier"

    "Your home should make your life easier"

    Jonathan and Drew Scott say their new Scott Living collection of furniture is designed to simplify purchasing furniture and decorating your home.

    Added March 3, 2017 | Permalink

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    Smart furniture for the smart home

    Smart furniture for the smart home

    Furniture Today's Cindy Hodnett turns the spotlight on Himolla's new smart chair - voice activated and easy to use.

    Added March 3, 2017 | Permalink

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    Uniters' Sherlock system

    Uniters' Sherlock system

    Uniters' Sherlock system solves the case for color matching and spot repairing leather furniture. With a simple app to read the color and provide the right coloring solution, the color application is as simple as 1-2-3.

    Added March 3, 2017 | Permalink

  • 1st 30-second thursday

    Introducing 30-second Thursday, a new feature of FTtv

    Introducing 30-second Thursday, a new feature of FTtv

    Take a break with Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin as he gives a quick look at headlines having an impact on the furniture industry.

    Added March 2, 2017 | Permalink

  • 2 guys - frontline friday

    Frontline Friday: 2 guys and a Bedding Conference

    Frontline Friday: 2 guys and a Bedding Conference

    The buzz about the 2017 Furniture Today Bedding Conference is starting to build as Executive Editor David Perry and Furniture Today Editor-in-Chief Bill McLoughlin look ahead to "mastering the details" through this year's agenda. For details, click here.

    Added February 24, 2017 | Permalink

  • frontline friday feb 17

    Find out what Furniture Today is up to for Monday’s issue and beyond

    Find out what Furniture Today is up to for Monday’s issue and beyond

    FTTv roves the newsroom to get the editors’ takes on the upcoming Bedding Conference; special reports on upholstery, e-commerce and more; and some key stories in the next edition of Furniture Today.

    Added February 20, 2017 | Permalink

  • Frontline Friday: Editors trade insights on state of industry, design

    Frontline Friday: Editors trade insights on state of industry, design

    Frontline Friday: Editors trade insights on state of industry, design

    Furniture Today Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin joins Susan Dickenson, Home Accents Today’s new editor in chief, to talk about industry, design and style trend insights gathered from the full slate of January trade shows.

    Added February 20, 2017 | Permalink

  • Wrapping up Vegas and so much more!

    Wrapping up Vegas and so much more!

    Wrapping up Vegas and so much more!

    Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin corrals the team: Retail Editor Clint Engel promises an update on RH's lawsuit against Crate and Barrel, while associate editors Tom Russell and Erin Berg wrap up with Las Vegas news, product recalls and merger and acquisition. Meanwhile, what will be the effect of Tempur Sealy parting ways with Mattress Firm?

    Added February 3, 2017 | Permalink

  • FTtv at Vegas Market

    Did you hear what happened in Vegas?

    Did you hear what happened in Vegas?

    There was plenty of news being made at this week's Las Vegas Market. Here are some of the highlights.

    Added January 27, 2017 | Permalink

  • frontline friday jan 20

    Frontline Friday: It’s live! From Las Vegas Market!

    Frontline Friday: It’s live! From Las Vegas Market!

    Furniture Today Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin previews the new PBM News Desk, located in the lobby of Building A at the World Market Center and hub for videos, interviews and other news by Furniture Today and sister publications.

    Added January 20, 2017 | Permalink

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    Frontline Friday hot on trail of industry issues … despite cold weather

    Frontline Friday hot on trail of industry issues … despite cold weather

    Neither sleet nor snow slows down the Furniture Today team, covering industry highlights from the Lexington acquisition to the Tupelo Market to what’s on the horizon in consumer financing for retailers.

    Added January 13, 2017 | Permalink

  • FTtv-episode-image-1-6-17

    Around the table, from politics to performance

    Around the table, from politics to performance

    Furniture Today editors are keeping their eyes on a broad range of issues – this week their attention turns to Robert Lighthizer, the Theodore Alexander acquisition and the role of technology in upholstery innovation. For all your furniture industry news visit: http://www.furnituretoday.com/

    Added January 6, 2017 | Permalink