Oct/Nov 2020 Issue
In this month’s feature article, the graphic on page 9 illustrates the mouthwatering consumer response to the pandemic in regard to consumer spending in furniture and bedding.
As the shock of being declared “non-essential retail” at the end of March, brick and mortar furniture stores struggled with downsizing, or at times, closing down.
When the home office can now be referred to as simply “the office” by the millions affected globally during the continued COVID-19 pandemic, it will come as no surprise that both retailers and manufacturers are seeing demands for the home office category surge.
While the pandemic sent much of the economy into a tailspin, the Federal stimulus money and unemployment benefits that began at the end of March padded consumer disposable income – jumping 17% in the month of April.
Historically, at the end of each year, we provide our readers with a list of topics that were presented in the magazine over the course of the last year.
Eric Grindley wasn’t always the CEO of Inc. 500’s number six company for advertising/marketing. Prior to that, he was a corporate attorney — and before that, spent his days signing bands at a Florida-based record label.
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