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HIGH POINT — When customers choose their bedroom furniture, one of the things they look for is functionality. That message came across loud and clear in Furniture/ Today’s recently published 2014 case goods style survey. More
The headlines in Furniture Today have told the story in the last year or so. Bain bought into Bob’s Discount, Freeman Spogli invested in Arhaus, The Jordon Cos. recently invested in American Freight, Brentwood Associates bought into Z Gallerie and there are more, including some that have chosen not to be announced publicly. More
During a dinner at last month’s High Point Market, I had an interesting conversation with technology provider RM Innovation’s founder and CEO, David Khazai, about what’s holding the small or independent retailer back. He said it could be summed up easily enough: “FEAR.” More
HIGH POINT — Tom Mitchell, president of home furnishings leasing at International Market Centers since the company was formed in 2011, will retire at the end of the year. More
VALLEY CENTER, Calif. — Home office furniture specialist Turnkey Products has named industry veteran Richard Olmeda as president and CEO. Olmeda also will lead sister company, ready-to-assemble home office specialist E-ready Furniture, as president and CEO, the company said. More
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November 18, 2014During a dinner at last month’s High Point Market, I had an interesting conversation with technology provider RM Innovation’s founder and CEO, David Khazai, about what’s holding the small or independent retailer back. He said it could be summed up easily enough: “FEAR.” Only instead of the actual sensation of being afraid, Khazai said FEAR is actually an acronym for what people do when they’re up against the unknown: “Face Everything and Run” or “Face Everything and Rise.” Khazai, whose company specializes in technological solutions relating to rug retail, said FEAR can apply to most any ...
November 14, 2014All the talk about Millennials, their emerging buying clout, their impending takeover of the purchasing universe and the importance of reaching them on their ever-present cell phones has obscured some fairly significant attributes of today's furniture market. For all their impending clout Millennials’ impact on the furniture market is more potential than actual. Only the leading edge of the Millennial generation is of an age and income level to have significant impact on today’s furniture industry. Right now Gen X and even Baby Boomers are critically important demographics when it comes to the buying and selling of furniture ...
November 11, 2014Consumer Reports revisits the mattress industry in its November issue. The latest visit, while well intentioned, once again misses the mark. Producers who find themselves with high ratings for their mattresses will be pleased. That includes Serta, Simmons, Charles P. Rogers, Stearns & Foster and The Original Mattress Factory, which top the innerspring list; Novaform, Spring Air, Bob’s Discount Furniture and Tempur-Pedic, which top the memory foam list, and Sleep Number, which tops the adjustable air list. The high ratings those brands earned are a coveted prize, a powerful recommendation from the respected consumer products evaluation company. But even some ...
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