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NY Home Fashions Market

Join HTT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they report from the Fall 2014 New York Home Fashions Market. See the videos!

Blogs

  • Dana French

    Research Says

    Dana French

    October 30, 2014

    5 things to know about online shopping and buying

    Eight out of 10 consumers have bought home furnishings online. 65% of online buyers have been happy with what they bought. 47% of consumers say they’d never buy a sofa online and 20% would never buy a mattress online. Half of consumers with a smartphone used it both before and during a brick-and-mortar furniture store shopping trip. Millennials and higher-income consumers are most likely to use their smartphone while shopping. Online furniture and bedding sales totaled $9 billion last year, about 9% of total furniture sales. Click here to read the full report, which originally printed in Furniture/Today ...

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  • Pat Cory blog

    Logistics and Home Delivery

    Pat Cory

    October 27, 2014

    Labor vs. Space

    Labor vs. Space As retailers continue to expand into new markets and increase their presence on the internet they look for ways to expand their delivery areas. The question becomes what is more expensive: labor or space? If retailers move out of densely populated urban areas the cost of warehousing becomes less but the labor costs increase because you must move the labor from the urbanized area to the area that you have a cross dock or small warehouse. The question then becomes is it more important to find a low cost building or is it more important to use ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    October 22, 2014

    Reading Between The Lines: There Is Real Cause For Optimism

    There is a scene in the classic baseball movie Bull Durham in which young pitcher Nuke Laloosh, played by Tim Robbins is learning his clichés. “I just want to help the team,” “we got a play ‘em one day at a time.” If you’ve been to enough markets and trade shows you know that every industry has them. “We’re cautiously optimistic.” “Traffic was down but business was up.” “We saw the people we needed to see,” and so it goes. This year’s High Point Market was no different and if you’ve been reading Furniture/Today ...

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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.