Articles by Kimberley Wray

Invitation to Dine

October 2017— Predictions on formal dining’s demise are premature. Retailers should pull up a chair and prepare to feast. Remember that time not so long ago when industry oracles were…


Endless Summer

September 2017— As outdoor furniture numbers swell, the rush to ride the wave is on. Change is in the air for the outdoor category, and it’s not just the approach…



Time to Get to Work

February/March, 2017— Manufacturers are rethinking, reimagining the home office category With a few notable exceptions (think Nebraska Furniture Mart and Mathis Bros.), home office departments are shrinking in independent home…