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NY Home Show Videos

HTT Video Player for NY Show

Join HTT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they kick off video coverage from the 2015 New York Home Fashions Market. Each day they will share news about the trends coming out of showrooms and the hot topics of the market week. See the videos! Sponsored by Lenzing.

Blogs

  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    April 22, 2015

    Bedding's big buying gap costs billions in lost sales

    Something bad happened when consumers in 4,651,641 households shopped for bedding last year: Those consumers did not buy a bed. That’s a massive buying gap that continues to bedevil bedding marketers. And it’s a massive missed opportunity, costing the industry lost sales of about $3.8 billion, according to Furniture/Today research.  Our market research, a hallmark of our bedding coverage, first found a major bedding buying gap many years ago. The buying gap — the difference between those who shop for a product and those who actually buy — is traditionally lower in bedding than in many ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    #MattressTags

    Thomas Lester

    April 22, 2015

    #MattressTags: Some kind of alarm clock

    We're back with another installment of #MattressTags. If you're out in the midst of the High Point Market, hopefully you're finding all the product you need toward the latter half of the year. If you're back at the store, design studio or wherever else you might be reading this, best wishes on another business-filled week.   With that, here's your next #MattressTags _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Isn't technology great? From Gizmodo, meet Chipper. Developed by a team of Cal-Poly students (go Mustangs!), Chipper fits underneath a mattress and connects to a Smartphone. Its sensors enable it to silence ...

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  • Larry Thomas

    Special Order

    Larry Thomas

    April 22, 2015

    Tempurs flare as meeting date nears

    With the annual meeting of Tempur Sealy International shareholders less than a month away, the tension between the company and dissident shareholder H Partners seems to be increasing by the day. The two sides have been filling shareholders’ inboxes and mailboxes with charts, graphs, financial tables and other materials supporting their points of view, and neither has been holding back on its opinions about the other side. “Tempur Sealy shareholders are suffering through sleepless nights,” headlines a recent, 95-page presentation sent by H Partners, an investment firm that owns about 10% of the company’s shares and had called for ...

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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.