March 2018 Issue
This issue focuses on what happens after the sale.
For the traditional furniture retail segment, the delivery function has become an important strategic focus. Historically referred to as the “backroom,” delivery has always been a source of potential headache as well as an opportunity for increased bottom line performance.
Although unemployment is down and an additional 10.5 million people are expected to be employed over the 2016 to 2026 decade, the diminishing rate of labor force growth due to an aging population and other changing demographics is projected to further slow the U.S. labor force participation rate.
Our industry just lost one of its great leaders with the passing of Art Van Elslander, the founder and driving force behind Art Van Furniture.
If you’re looking for a furniture category that truly offers something for all occasions, it has to be occasional.
Buoyed by an HGTV show that showcases their down-to-earth personalities and practical style preferences, Drew and Jonathan Scott charged onto the home furnishings scene a year ago with a 400-SKU collection that become an instant hit at Coaster.
Published 12 times a year, Home Furnishings Business (HFB) is the only furniture industry trade publication dedicated to covering the business of furniture retail today. Home Furnishings Business is available in print or digital format and offers valuable strategies and intelligence for retailers who want to conduct a successful business today and tomorrow.