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  • Kristin Sprague

    Digital Dexterity

    Kristin Sprague

    July 23, 2014

    The Mystical Mythical Millennial

    Moving past the misconceptions to make sales Let me start off by saying I am not one, but I raised two of them and although I can't speak from a first-person perspective, I would say I can speak from a pretty dang close second-person one. Born between 1980 and 2000, the "Millennial" is perhaps the most talked about generation in retail today. The Millennial generation makes up about a fourth of the population and is responsible for more than $600 billion in annual retail spending. Now as a parent to two of them at the later end of the ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    July 23, 2014

    Bed newcomers seek niches in 100-plus Las Vegas field

    The bedding-rich Las Vegas Market gets even richer this month, with new mattress and sleep accessories producers joining the extensive bedding mix. By my count, this pushes the bedding contingent past the 100-exhibitor mark. The newcomers face plenty of competition, but if they do offer a better mousetrap (should we say “mouse mattress?”), they can find a niche. The retailers will sort all of that out, as they always do. MLily brings its full lines of Chinese-made memory foam mattresses and pillows to its first permanent Las Vegas showroom — World Market Center B-930. MLily’s West Coast distributor, Northwest Mattress ...

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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Editor's Desk

    Ray Allegrezza

    July 23, 2014

    Staying in Motion

    You can describe the home furnishings industry any way you please, but please don’t ever call it stagnant. Case in point: Just as one major furniture maker is planning to wind down domestic production and turn off the lights at one of its divisions, Vanguard Furniture has announced that it’s ready to flip the switch on expanding domestic manufacturing by investing some $500,000 to open an upholstery facility in Carroll County, Va. (read past story) The 40-year-old company, which makes high-end upholstery and case goods, currently employs some 500 people and will bring that number up to ...

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Utility Bedding Guide

Utility Bedding

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