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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.


  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    May 20, 2015

    Signage important in the sale

    "Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind.” With all necessary apologies to ’70s rock group Five Man Electrical Band, signs have their place. They are an important part of the retail scenery. After all, once your consumer sees what she wants, the signs give her the rest of the vital information. Signs can break the ice and introduce deals. During March’s Furniture/Today Finance Workshop, Progressive Leasing’s Blake Wakefield talked about how sales reps wearing a simple button saying “You’re Approved” prompted conversations about the retailer’s no credit needed program and ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    May 20, 2015

    Consumer Reports loses way with flawed mattress report

    Consumer Reports has a catchy — but bogus — headline on its latest mattress ratings report: “The myth of the $5,000 mattress.” I would like to suggest a new headline for the popular consumer products evaluation company to consider: The myth of a fair mattress report in Consumer Reports. Let’s start with that absurd headline. $5,000 mattresses are not mythical. They really exist. And many of them are great mattresses, delivering a great night of sleep. Consumer Reports even managed to stumble across a couple of them, by Duxiana, and included them in its ratings. Both made the Top ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    May 18, 2015

    'Portrastrophe', trucker shortages and other signs of logistical armageddon

    At a time when the furniture industry is subject to one of the shallowest, slowest moving recoveries in modern history, every impediment to growth takes on magnified importance. Coming off a strong fourth quarter of 2014 the industry saw its momentum blunted earlier this year by dramatic slowdowns at the West Coast ports that caused disruptions to early-year shows, retail inventories and manufacturing pipelines dependent on imported components. And while there are growing signs of improvement there continue to be myriad logistical issues that will continue to challenge the industry in the coming years. A massive shortage of truckers, currently ...

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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.