Product Focus

The Lights Fantastic

June 2018— Nimble retailers up the tempo in an oft-overlooked category Whenever a new furniture store opens, it’s safe to say that more thought goes into lighting the merchandise on…


Domestic Bliss

May 2018— When it comes to Made in America, retailers report things are looking up on the home front America loves a comeback story, especially when the odds seem not…


As You Like It

April 2018— The sexiest thing in bedroom this spring is giving consumers what they want High Point April Market product features typically focus on the design trends influencing the category….


Sustainable Growth

February/March 2018— Consumer interest in sustainability—either in furniture or your store’s operation—is on the rise. Drought, floods, hurricanes and raging wildfires: Beyond an estimated $400 billion in damages, the extreme…



License to thrill

November/December 2017— What do luxury consumers want in upholstery? It helps if you have a name behind it. Pull up a chair. Comfort, customization and cachet. These are the watch-words…


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…



Accent Action

July 2017— Occasional furniture offers a chance to personalize homes while giving retailers quick and easy sales. Consumers, retailers and manufacturers agree when it comes to the popularity of occasional,…