Eco-friendly home furnishings
The Catawba Valley Furniture Academy, a partnership program between Catawba Valley Community College and a number of key N.C. furniture manufacturers in western North Carolina, recently celebrated two graduates from the program. More
News From The Web
February 16, 2017There’s no longer a debate about whether brick-and-mortar stores must adapt to thrive among a new generation of consumers growing up on e-commerce. The questions are what will that adaptation look like and how can the in-store experience be enhanced and integrated enough with the consumer’s digital experience to lure shoppers from their homes. The answer can be found in one word — technology. Retailers across myriad channels are already experimenting with augmented and virtual reality, robotics, chat bots, artificial intelligence, beacons and RFID tags, just to name a few of the dizzying array of new technologies swarming the ...
February 15, 2017That was one high-stakes poker game. Last month, as we now know, Mattress Firm and Tempur Sealy International engaged in talks about continuing their partnership, which has been one of the most fruitful partnerships in the bedding industry, fueling growth at both companies. But this time the parties couldn’t reach a mutually agreeable decision about moving ahead. Tempur Sealy officials said Mattress Firm wanted “significant economic concessions.” Mattress Firm said its customers expect it to provide “innovative products at compelling consumer values.” Somewhere on that concessions-value battleground, firm lines were drawn. And so the companies are parting ways. There ...
One Stop Shop
February 14, 2017I’ve been thinking a lot about customer service lately. While we all know why good customer service is important, some companies still can't get it right. More often than not, this costs it its business as well as repeat customers. One such example is from the Consumer Champions section of The Guardian, which hosts consumer reviews and attempts to solve problems by contacting the company in question or giving the consumer advice. The review I’m referring to is about the mattress company Argos and its less-than-satisfactory customer service. The customer is upset that his mattress did not ...
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- International Window Coverings Expo
March 8, 2017 - March 9, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
- Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market
March 8, 2017 - March 10, 2017
- Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition
March 15, 2017 - March 17, 2017
Global Home Show
H&TT's Global Home Show is set for March 26-30, 2017. It is the ideal venue for U.S. and foreign-based suppliers looking for temporary space for Market Week. All exhibitors also get strong marketing support from H&TT, in print and online. It's the most cost-effective and convenient way to show at New York Home Fashions Week.