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April 2016 Issue 

April 2016 Cover

Going to Battle

With the upcoming High Point Market, the furniture industry will focus on new products and services that will propel it forward into 2016.

Statistically Speaking: Furniture Moves to Recover

After a long uphill battle for the furniture industry, furniture and bedding sales have finally met and exceeded the pre-recession peak sales of 2007.

Coach's Corner: Wow 'Em

This month's issue is designed to help retailers compete in an ever-changing marketplace, which really comes down to one of the most basic challenges of retailing-getting people in your market to want to do business with you instead of others or selling your store.

What Sells: Carpe(t) Diem

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.

Publisher's Letter: Say It Isn't So

This issue continues our annual focus on the competitive battleground within the furniture industry. In the October 2014 issue, we explored the impact of the expansion of regional furniture chains. Many were moving beyond their state boundaries and challenging other large independent retailers.

Editor's Note: Signing Off

The bittersweet time has come. After 112 print issues, 103 digital publications and too many e-newsletters to count, I'm signing off from the editor's desk of Home Furnishings Business.