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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.


  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    March 30, 2015

    Retailers can boost sales tickets by telling cooler sleep stories

    Will consumers pay a premium for a sleep set that provides cooler sleep? Yes, they will. And that’s a good thing, considering the industry's current love affair with cooler sleep. In our new eBedding column, we talk about some intriguing mattress temperature research recently conducted by our friend, CEO Mike Magnuson. He and I were talking the other day about the industry’s preoccupation with telling cooler sleep stories, and he decided to study that issue to get a better handle on what is going on there. One of his important conclusions — that mattress marketing is ...

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  • Mike Root

    From A Rep's Perspective

    Mike Root

    March 27, 2015

    March Madness For The Furniture Industry

    On March 17th we started with 68 teams all vying for the mythical national title and after this weekend we will be down to four remaining contenders. These teams had to play one game at a time to get here and not overlook any opponent. Otherwise there would not be upsets and all the number one seeds would be playing next week in Indianapolis. The NCAA March Madness is kind of a metaphor for work. In the case of a retail store for example it has to build its business one sale at a time. A rep has to build ...

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  • David Stewart

    Furnishing Ideas

    Doug Stewart

    March 23, 2015

    March has nothing on the Madness of Retail

    One day during high school basketball practice, I wasn’t passing the ball the way my coach would have liked. I was the best player on the team; so naturally, I felt I was the best person to be in control of the offense. There’s not an “I” in team but there is an “I” in win, right? Suddenly! The whistle blew and Coach Murr yelled my name. I was pretty sure he was going to make a teaching point about something awesome I had just done. I wasn’t sure what it was going to be; after all ...

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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.