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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Editor's Desk

    Ray Allegrezza

    August 25, 2014

    Verdict not in on housing

    Nobody needs to tell you about the critical link between home sales and the health of the home furnishings sector — when consumers buy homes they furnish them. But what somebody could explain to us — or at least to me — is what is really going on with the housing market. According to some reports published last week, existing home sales were said to hit their highest level in more than 36 months. Another report, this one from the Commerce Department, was equally upbeat, noting that permits for new homes also reflected a major spike. (See latest stats.) More good news came ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    August 18, 2014

    Small add-on has large implications for rug category

    In terms of protecting the investment, keeping a consumer's home safe and adding real value to the end of the sale, nothing beats a rug pad. Pads protect the rug from the day-to-day wear and tear it might sustain while lying unprotected on a floor and they protect consumers from slipping on the corner of an unanchored rug. Suggesting that a consumer purchase a pad when they’re buying a rug might add a little bit to the back end of a sale, and once the consumer gets the rug home and she experiences the difference a properly grounded ...

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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Editor's Desk

    Ray Allegrezza

    August 18, 2014

    Darrell Harris was a true winner

    Last week, I had the bittersweet opportunity to attend the funeral service for Darrell Harris, who along with his wife, Stella, launched Furnitureland South in 1969. (Read article.) Starting with only a few catalogs, showroom samples and a truck, Darrell and Stella nonetheless had a secret weapon — a vision of providing customers with exceptional, personalized service. Most of the shoppers who visit FLS and marvel at the more than one million square feet of showroom space are not aware of the store’s humble beginnings. But those who knew Darrell back in the day could tell you that he and ...

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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.

Tex Genius Contest

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The world’s first Tex Genius competition, to identify the next great home textiles product based on innovation, technology and design, is now down to the final five finalists. Vote Now for the winner!