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NY Home Show Videos

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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.

Blogs

  • 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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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    March 23, 2015

    IHFRA chooses highly worthy award recipient

    The International Home Furnishings Representative’s Assn. last week announced that for the first time it would present a Lifetime Achievement Award, and the recipient of that inaugural award would be Ray Allegrezza, my predecessor as editor in chief here at Furniture/Today. To say that it is well-deserved would be a gross understatement. Ray’s contributions to the furniture industry are immeasurable. He is as gracious and giving a gentleman as the industry is likely to see, a consummate professional and accomplished journalist. But that does not describe his greatest gift. Let me share a story … I met Ray ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    March 23, 2015

    Industry dilemma: Consumers crave sleep but hate mattress shopping

    A thought-provoking presentation at the International Sleep Products Assn. Conference earlier this month shone a spotlight on an industry dilemma: Consumers crave sleep, but dread shopping for mattresses. Phil Johnston, senior vice president of the strategic services group at Marcus Thomas, accented the dreadful piece of that equation with two comments consumers made about mattress shopping. The first comment: “Everyone knows that buying a mattress is a treacherous affair, not unlike purchasing a kidney on the black market.” The second: “If you could keep me in your prayers.…” Sadly, there is some truth in those comments, although black market kidney ...

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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.