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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.

Blogs

  • Powell Slaughter

    Logistics Logic

    Powell Slaughter

    May 26, 2015

    Be aware of objective dangers in logistics

    This year's lesson in logistics: Our industry's ability to serve customers often remains at the mercy of events out of our control. Port gridlock that lasted for months at West Coast ports, a truck drivers’ strike in late April in the LA/Long Beach port complex, and the compounded effect of regulation on an already existing shortage of truck drivers carrying our goods are just a few examples of what we in the mountaineering community call “objective dangers” — avalanches, rock fall, lighting strikes and such — all those things outside the climber’s own control. Bottom line: If you ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    May 26, 2015

    You might want to stay awake for this...

    I recently returned from the Furniture/Today Bedding Conference where I learned, among other things, I don’t get enough sleep. Speaker James Maas, a renowned sleep expert, listed six factors, the presence of any two of which are indicators of sleep deprivation. I nearly jumped up and yelled “Bingo!” having hit ’em all. Not that this is surprising. According to Maas, 71% of people don’t get the recommended 7.5 - 9.25 hours per night and 75% of people experience a sleep problem at least three nights a week. The event’s closing panel came back to this ...

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  • Mike Root

    From A Rep's Perspective

    Mike Root

    May 20, 2015

    Big Marketing Lesson Comes From an Untimely Departure

    Recently I wrote an article to my customers that was not about furniture, not about a factory, and not about training. But this article has been commented on more than anything else I have written. I thought I would share it with you and see if you can tell why so many people have commented on it. Headline read: Applications Now Being Taken: Big Shoes to Fill In Our Marketing Department… Something happened Saturday at market that I did not share with anyone until now. I had a very hardworking employee of over 11 years retire on me without notice ...

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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.