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Heimtextil Video Reports

In H&TT's fourth and final report from Heimtextil 2015, Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks review the latest business trends and get a global perspective from Indo Count Director Mohit Jain. See the videos! Sponsored by Lenzing.

Blogs

  • Jerry Cohen Law and the Business of Furniture blog.

    Law and the Business of Furniture

    Jerry Cohen

    March 3, 2015

    Pacific Ports Trouble Highlights Need to Plan for Disruptions

    Recently, disruptions at the Pacific ports have stemmed from tension between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (representing employees) and the Pacific Maritime Association (representing employers). These work slowdowns and partial shutdowns have affected 29 West Coast ports handling more than 70 percent of imports from Asia (source: Dayton Daily News). Much has already been written about the issues in these negotiations, but for our purposes, it is an important reminder: the furniture business depends on many things outside your control, and disruptions are going to happen. Our job is to plan for them. In this case, products are delayed ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    March 2, 2015

    Don't pop the champagne just yet

    While there has been substantial and excited coverage of the tentative labor agreement aimed at returning the West Coast ports to normal, it's way too soon to begin any celebration. Estimates indicate it will take six to eight weeks to clean up the mess at the port of Oakland and three months to unclog the logjam in L.A. That means the first half of 2015 will be mostly in the books before some semblance of normality is restored to the flow of goods through those ports. And that’s assuming the “tentative” agreement proceeds apace and neither of ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    March 2, 2015

    Stagner, Carlsen share passion at big Mattress Firm event

    The Los Angeles Lakers were playing at the Staples Center just across the plaza. Stevie Wonder was performing in the nearby Nokia Theatre. But the best show in Los Angeles this day was the kickoff of BEDTalks, the informative and inspirational series of talks presented by Mattress Firm Holding Corp. during its four-day annual national leadership conference. The opening was like the start of a Hollywood blockbuster. There was a feeling of excitement in the Diamond Ballroom at the JW Marriott as the meeting got under way. Some 1,400 Mattress Firm field and corporate leaders and company vendors filled ...

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Top 50 Retailing Giants

Top 50 Retail Giants

Movers and shakers. Trendsetters and up-and-comers. That's what you’ll find in the 2014 H&TT Retailing Giants Issue. Read Now. Sponsored by Divatex.