Even though housing and energy prices have risen slightly recent years, prices for furniture, appliances and other home furnishings products have declined steadily since 2010, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Online behemoth Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), which already is experimenting with brick-and-mortar book stores and grocery stores, is considering opening furniture and appliance stores that would employ cutting-edge augmented or virtual reality, the New York Times reported over the weekend.
Independent mattress producer Gold Bond is coming out swinging against online bed-in-the-box retailers with a new merchandising strategy that provides a lineup of mattresses retailing for under $1,000, backed by marketing support for local retailers.
San Diego-based Jerome's Furniture was honored with the Best In Class Omni-Channel Retail Award at the annual eTail West conference earlier this month.
Employees from Bob's Discount Furniture recently dressed as the Cat In The Hat for a visit to Inova Children's Hospital in Falls Church, Va., where they read stories to young patients.
Five seminars led by design industry experts will headline the popular Design Viewpoint Series at next month's High Point Market.
The furniture industry in the United States, especially the upholstery segment, has just begun its recovery from the Great Recession and has plenty of upside potential, a leading industry analyst said Thursday.