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  • Alex Milstein

    One Stop Shop

    Alex Milstein

    May 23, 2017

    5 innovations propelling the furniture industry into the future

    Over the past few years, great strides in technological innovations have been made within the furniture industry, but we have only begun to see the potential of advanced technology for the industry. Here are five innovations that are just beginning to propel the industry into the future. Augmented reality. We’ve all heard about AR by this point. From Ikea to Williams-Sonoma, AR apps for retail are gaining ground like never before. AR’s ability to show what furniture looks like in a customer’s home, and even test if it will fit in a certain space, is changing the ...

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  • David Perry

    Mattress Math

    David Perry

    May 22, 2017

    6 figures document furniture store issues

    A look at bedding industry issues by the numbers may shed some light on why furniture stores have been losing market share for years. This is the market share, in dollars, enjoyed by hybrids in furniture stores in 2014 and 2016, respectively. Why they matter: Hybrids, the fastest-growing mattress technology in bedding specialty stores – a gain of nine percentage points in the last two years — are also growing in furniture stores, but at a significantly slower rate. Still, a gain of five percentage points in just two years is not inconsequential. This is the market share, in dollars, enjoyed by ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    May 22, 2017

    Online marketing guru Qualman sees physical stores' advantages

    Erik Qualman, whose explorations of the online world have earned him the title of the “Digital Dale Carnegie,” is not forecasting the end of brick-and-mortar retailers. Quite the contrary. Those retailers have “huge assets,” he told me. And he cited brick-and-mortar moves by online specialists to make his point. Looking specifically at the world of mattresses, Qualman noted the importance of trying out a bed before buying. And, however compelling the marketing claims of online retailers, the fact remains that consumers can’t lie down on a mattress in cyberspace. There’s another brick-and-mortar store advantage. “Some people want to ...

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POSH April 2017

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NY Home Fashions Market

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