January 2017 Issue
Where is the magic in the furniture industry? The majority opinion is that it is merchandising.
The Consumer Price Index is defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services.
This is the two-year anniversary article for the Coach’s Corner Column and as predicted, 2016 was an exciting and eventful year for our nation, its economy and our customers.
Despite a sometimes sluggish 2016 and an especially tough third quarter, the bedding industry continues to entice consumers with everything from hybrid mattresses that combine innersprings and specialty foam to ultra-plush pillowtop models that dissipate body heat to keep sleepers cool.
Late last summer, Legacy Classic and its sister company, upholstery producer Craftmaster, began shipping the highly-anticipated Rachael Ray Home Collection, the cooking celebrity’s first foray into furniture.
In the last year, there has been much discussion about the “last mile,” the delivery of product to the consumer.
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