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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    July 27, 2015

    Here comes the recovery . . . maybe

    Is it? Could it be? The on-again off-again improvement of furniture industry fortunes and the stuttering economic recovery that seems to take two steps forward and one step back appears to be back on again . . . maybe . . . for now. If that sounds qualified and tentative, it is. The most recent report from the Department of Commerce showed June sales at furniture and home furnishings stores dipped 1.6% from May levels; not a great sign. On the other hand, they were up 4.1% from June 2014; a good sign. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index delivered its second consecutive ...

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  • Thomas Lester


    Thomas Lester

    July 24, 2015

    #MattressTags: The cat came back

    And the cat came back Heartwarming story alert: A family that relocated from Texas to Alaska thought they had lost their pet cat, Moosie, at some point during their move. Moosie, however, hitched a ride inside one of the family's mattresses and went undiscovered for two months. The story has a happy ending, as Moosie survived the ordeal.  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Easier said than done Wake up without an alarm clock. It's possible, we promise! #GoodNights #SleepHealth — Sleep Foundation (@sleepfoundation) July 16, 2015 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  A word to the wise Lack of Sleep ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    July 21, 2015

    Serta bashed for axing Trump, but the Donald fired himself

    This is not a column about the perils (or not) of Mexican immigrants. It is not a column on politics. But it is a column on what happens when politics gets injected into business. Short answer: Bad things. The trouble started in June when Donald Trump announced that he was running for president. Looking out at his supporters, Trump said, among other things: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems …. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing ...

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Intertextile Shanghai

Intertextile Shanghai video 2

There’s less than two months to go to this year’s edition of the largest textiles fair in Asia, a highlight of which is always the Trend presentation and display. Take a look in this special preview video.