Eco-friendly home furnishings
Former La-Z-Boy executive Greg White has joined forces with longtime fabric and leather sales executive Wally Grodecki to form a company that will supply fabric and leather to furniture manufacturers. More
Driven by strong demand for its upholstery and ready-to-assemble products, Flexsteel Inds. reported double-digit increases in sales and earnings in the quarter ended March 31. More
Etsy, an online marketplace for hand-made home goods, including furniture, is creating a wholesale division that will officially launch this summer, according to a report in the New York Times. More
Lastman’s Bad Boy has not only given its store here a complete makeover but moved it down the street to new digs in this community’s largest shopping mall, a relative rarity for a full-line Canadian furniture, mattress and major appliance store. More
David Koehler, CEO of Johnny Janosik Furniture, Laurel, Del., was appointed to a two-year term as president of the Furniture Marketing Group at the buying group’s annual membership meeting here April 5. More
Components manufacturer HSM is offering plenty of choices with its new Perceptive Sleep system. More
HGTV star Genevieve Gorder visits Capel showroom to promote new rug styles. More
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From A Rep's Perspective
April 10, 2014When I started to write this column it was 6:15 AM on Sunday morning during market. But then I had to leave for a 7:00 AM meeting and three days later after market is over I finally am getting back to it. The nights are way too short and the days are long. Here's one big tip that I discovered Sunday morning as I rolled out of bed at 4:45 ...do not bring a pair of new shoes to wear at market, especially when one of you major lines is a four block walk from your ...
Logistics and Home Delivery
April 10, 2014The latest buzzword in the industry, of course, is e-commerce accompanied by omni-channel selling through varied shopping conduits. Doing business this way sounds trendy and exciting, but there are many pitfalls accompanying it, from loss of personal contact to shipping product to the consumer and more. The truth is that small retailers who try to compete in this market have an advantage over the big boys primarily because of their physical presence with a storefront, a point of contact, and customer service. Most studies have proven that consumers will shop in the store before making their final purchase of furniture ...
April 9, 2014With apologies to the Bard, we begin with a slight addition to one of his quotes: "To be a hybrid mattress, or not to be: that is the question." Yes, William Shakespeare might have offered up that question if he were surveying the mattress scene these days. One of literature’s greatest writers would surely be baffled by the tough spot we find ourselves in as an industry, caught between definitions that don’t easily fit our changed mattress landscape. The names of the beds we have created swirl through the marketplace: Hybrids, gel beds, “real” gel beds, specialty sleep ...
- HDTK Hong Kong Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair
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