April 2018 Issue
The focus of this issue has been the impact of traditional retailers expanding into adjacent markets.
Before discussing the battlefield, we need to understand what the battle is for.
Despite uncertainties over U.S. trade policies (see box insert), imports of household furniture continue to grow in double digits.
This issue’s theme centers on the competitive battlefield in which we do business.
The days of the big formal dining rooms are long gone – at least from a furniture retailer’s perspective – but it’s not exactly rocket science to understand that people still need a place to eat.
There’s a map on the wall of every office at Art Van Furniture’s Warren, Mich., headquarters with a large circle highlighting every city and town within a 600-mile radius of the retailer’s massive distribution center.
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