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Fast Fact: Brick and Mortar E-commerce, 1% of Total Sales

While the success of online retailing among brick and mortar merchants has increased over the years, the e-commerce sales comparison remains vast between brick and mortar stores and pure e-commerce retailers, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the proprietary market model from Impact Consulting, parent company of Home Furnishings Business.

Colaco Joins Pier 1, Chief Customer Officer

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) has announced Donna Noce Colaco as its new chief customer officer, effective Dec. 3.

Fast Fact: 3rd Quarter Mattress Sales Up 3.5% Over 2017

Mattress industry sales totaled $4.14 billion in the third quarter, a 3.5 percent increase over the same quarter in 2017, according to preliminary estimates from Impact Consulting Services’ proprietary model.

Fast Fact: E-commerce Reaches 19% of Furniture Sales in 2017

FastFactE-commerce continues to rise in the furniture industry as many brick and mortar stores are searching for strategies to compete with giant online retailers.

42nd CIFF Shanghai Tips Balance Sheet with All-Time High

Organized jointly by the China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation (CFTE) and Red Star Macalline, these two furniture sector giants achieved new quality levels at CIFF Shanghai 2018. The exhibition gave international and Chinese operators new concepts of living and working, as well as new opportunities for acquiring information and doing business.

Fast Fact: Job Openings Across Major Industries, Midwest Vacancies Soar

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics supports the growing need facing companies to attract and retain employees, while adapting their training methods and introducing technology that fills the gap of a smaller workforce.

Fast Fact: U.S. Furniture Exports Decrease 7% in 2 years

The U.S. exports $1 in furniture products for every $10 in imported furniture. After rising over 45 percent from the recession (2009) to $3.4 billion in 2015, U.S. exports of household furniture have decreased by 7 percent in 2 years to $3.15 billion in 2017, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau

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