April 2015 Issue
When the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association reached a tentative labor agreement covering 29 West Coast ports last month, everyone affected breathed a collective sigh of relief.
In the last issue we focused on the need for the sales manager in a home furnishings store to be its sales team coach to maximize performance.
As the leading edge of the Millennials, the second largest birth generation in U.S. history, starts to make its way into the prime furniture purchasing age groups and the Baby Bust generation ages, the furniture industry will be looking forward to new household formations, first time home purchasers, and new families.
Stanley Furniture is jumping back into the youth and nursery furniture category at this month’s High Point Market with the introduction of Stone & Leigh.
Area rugs can give bare floors a quick and easy makeover, and they can also be a great anchor for a well-designed living space.
I spend a portion of my time in the publishing side of the business and also in the sometimes brainiac environment of business intelligence via FurnitureCore.
Just when players in the furniture industry think they have the logistics side of importing all figured out, something comes along and smacks the entire industry in the face.