February 2018 Issue
That belief has sustained manufacturers and retailers for decades. Now for furniture store owners, confidence is failing with each year’s decline in traffic.
There is a surprising similarity between the majority of furniture retailers’ advertising calendars moving through the holiday promotions.
Since the turn of the century, diversity in America has continued to grow – impacting the political climate, education and the economy.
As the typically heavy round of winter product launches winds down, rug producers remain in a positive frame of mind about a category whose sales patterns don’t always mirror the rest of the home furnishings industry.
Over the past year, this publication and several others have often addressed the fact that furniture stores are losing market share to some of the newer distribution channels.
Samson Holding Company, which has built a reputation as a solid operator of furniture manufacturers in the middle and upper-middle price points, leaped into the design-driven and mostly domestically produced luxury segment of the market a year ago with the purchase of the tradition-steeped Baker, Milling Road and McGuire brands from Wisconsin-based Kohler Company.
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