Home Furnishings Retailers

Home furnishings retailers have a lot to contend with these days — online competition, changing consumer expectations, rising retail rents. In this section, find news, products and trends for home furnishings retailers to see continued success.

What Matters Now?

Recently, Alex Shuford III, President of the Rock House Farm Family of Brands, which includes Century Furniture and Highland House, read a story in the Wall Street Journal on the Morgan Motor Company…

4 Business Podcasts to Listen to For Inspiration

In today’s retail climate, small business owners need all the inspiration they can get when trying to keep their companies relevant. When checking out new podcasts for inspiration in your work, your…

Market Shaper: Bob Maricich on What's Next For International Market Centers

"I live on Delta airlines,” jokes Bob Maricich, Chairman and CEO of International Market Centers (IMC), when we talk about the ever-growing portfolio of property and projects that his organization…

The Get Along Gang: New Design Collaborations Hitting High Point Market

With High Point Market gearing up this week and into the next, a number of new collaborations will be hitting showrooms and wowing marketgoers. Before you make it to market, take a sneak peek at the…

A.R.T. Furniture Introduces Artiste Now Stocking Program

After revolutionizing the consumer furniture buying experience a year ago with Artiste, A.R.T. Furniture is taking it a step further with Artiste Now, a stocking program featuring seven of Artiste’s…

SFC to Host Discussion on Wood Furniture Scorecard at High Point Market

  The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) will host a discussion of its Wood Furniture Scorecard, a program developed with the National Wildlife Federation to assess the wood sourcing policies of…

3 Business Communication Tools To Try

Research from Towers Watson found that organizations that are highly effective at communications are nearly twice as likely to financially outperform their competitors as those who aren’t effective.…

Senators Introduce New Upholstered Furniture Flammability Legislation

Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced on Thursday the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA). Senate Bill 3551 is legislation that would require the U.S.…

4 Things to Know About the Clicks-to-Bricks Trend

While lauded by Jeff Bezos’ bank account and busy, budget-conscious people everywhere, the growth of e-commerce over the last two decades has raised fear among independent home furnishings retailers…

Third-Generation Retail Staff on the Future of Their Businesses

For sisters Rachel Lansing Sotoloff and Jessica Lansing, joining the family business at Idlewood Electric near Chicago was never a given.  “We never worked in the business when we were growing up —…
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