Consumer Insights

Phillips Furniture Manufacturer to Adopt Outward’s Aperture Platform

In an effort to cut costs and create a more efficient product photography process, Phillips Collection has adopted the Aperture Platform by Outward, Inc., an independent Williams-Sonoma, Inc. company…

SUNPAN Officially Recognized as a Great Place to Work

“Creating a workplace where employees genuinely want to come to work every day has always been a top priority for our company since its inception,” said SUNPAN President and CEO Sundeep Bagga. “…

Precision Textiles Expands with New Warehouse

Precision Textiles, a leading supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, health care and home furnishings industries, recently acquired a 100,000-square-foot…

York Wallcoverings and Brewster Home Fashions Announce New Name and CEO

York Wallcoverings, the largest and oldest wallcoverings producer in North America, announces it has been acquired by Industrial Opportunities Partners (“IOP”), an Evanston, Illinois-based private…
Consumer Confidence vs. Consumer Spending
Consumer confidence may be dipping, but spending will continue, according to the NRF.

NRF: Consumer Spending to Continue Despite Consumer Confidence Dip

Despite falling consumer confidence numbers, shoppers are continuing to spend, according to National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz.  The Consumer Confidence Index, collated…
National Retail Federation Holiday Shopping 2021
The NRF says 2021 holiday spending will increase substantially over 2020.

NRF Predicts 2021 Record Holiday Shopping Season

Holiday spending has the potential to shatter previous records, as the National Retail Federation forecasts that holiday sales during November and December will grow between 8.5 percent and 10.5…
Houzz Renovation Barometer Q4 2021
Home renovation will remain strong despite labor shortages and delays.

Houzz: Strong Renovation Activity Expected Through Q4 2021

Houzz Inc. has released its Q4 2021 Houzz Renovation Barometer. The report tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity among U.S businesses in the…

STUDY: 64% of Americans Upgraded Their Work From Home Space

In a recent survey of 2,004 Americans, half (54 percent) of all remote workers admit to judging their colleagues’ office decor or furniture during virtual meetings. But it goes both ways — 64 percent…
Image by Aura Kitchens & Cabinetry Inc from Pixabay
Image by Aura Kitchens & Cabinetry Inc from Pixabay

2021 Home Renovation Report

As homeowners spent much of last year inside their homes, they had ample time to consider redecorating, renovating and completing other home improvements that they may not have had the time, money or…
Photo by Patrick Perkins on Unsplash
Photo by Patrick Perkins on Unsplash

Consumer Sentiment Toward Green Home Furnishings

Consumers are taking note of the impact their purchases have on their health and wellness, particularly in the last year. From sustainably sourced materials to chemical-free finishes, consumers are…