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Blogs

  • Powell Slaughter

    Logistics Logic

    Powell Slaughter

    July 27, 2015

    Any port in a storm?

    While things appear to be returning to what passes for normal at West Coast ports, numbers are appearing that indicate the bitter labor dispute that clogged ocean shipments to and from the region, including the nation’s largest port complex in Los Angeles/Long Beach, could have a long-term impact on routing choices for goods from Asia. Zepol, which does a ton of research on ocean freight trends, recently reported that even after the new International Longshore & Warehouse Union/Pacific Maritime Assn. contract was reached, shippers continued to increase routings to East Coast and Gulf Coast Ports, where container volume ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    July 27, 2015

    Here comes the recovery . . . maybe

    Is it? Could it be? The on-again off-again improvement of furniture industry fortunes and the stuttering economic recovery that seems to take two steps forward and one step back appears to be back on again . . . maybe . . . for now. If that sounds qualified and tentative, it is. The most recent report from the Department of Commerce showed June sales at furniture and home furnishings stores dipped 1.6% from May levels; not a great sign. On the other hand, they were up 4.1% from June 2014; a good sign. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index delivered its second consecutive ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    #MattressTags

    Thomas Lester

    July 24, 2015

    #MattressTags: The cat came back

    And the cat came back Heartwarming story alert: A family that relocated from Texas to Alaska thought they had lost their pet cat, Moosie, at some point during their move. Moosie, however, hitched a ride inside one of the family's mattresses and went undiscovered for two months. The story has a happy ending, as Moosie survived the ordeal.  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Easier said than done Wake up without an alarm clock. It's possible, we promise! http://t.co/yvyEMiCOo5 #GoodNights #SleepHealth pic.twitter.com/uK2YIZWqUe — Sleep Foundation (@sleepfoundation) July 16, 2015 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  A word to the wise Lack of Sleep ...

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Intertextile Shanghai

Intertextile Shanghai video 2

There’s less than two months to go to this year’s edition of the largest textiles fair in Asia, a highlight of which is always the Trend presentation and display. Take a look in this special preview video.

Events

  • Las Vegas Market

    August 2, 2015 - August 6, 2015

    495 South Grand Central Pkwy

    Las Vegas, Nevada, US

  • ASD/AMD Las Vegas

    August 2, 2015 - August 5, 2015

    Las Vegas, Nevada

  • NY Now

    August 15, 2015 - August 19, 2015

    New York, NY

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