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October 2017 Issue

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First, let me confess up front. I am a Puritan at heart and have been accused of rubbing two pennies together to make a dime.

State Of The Industry

Without a doubt, the traditional segment of the home furnishings industry is going through a “sea change”, defined as a significant or systematic transformation.

Home Prices Outpacing Consumer’s Ability to Purchase

The Housing Industry continues its upward momentum, but are the rapidly growing home prices and modest inventories leaving many buyers behind? Alongside the steady rise in sales, median prices among both existing and new homes have catapulted by over 40 percent since 2011.

Upholstery: Not Sinking

Despite the absence of technology enablers such as USB ports and charging stations, stationary upholstery is maintaining its status as a behemoth core category for furniture retailers, and shows no signs of slowing down.

“Our Competitive Battlefield - the Enemies Are at Our Gate”

The July 2017 issue of Home Furnishings Business featured an article called “Competitive Battlefield” that presented a great deal of data about the State of Our Industry, from a numbers point of view.

Take 5: Alex Sarratt

In 1965, recent college graduate Alex Sarratt and two fraternity brothers from the University of North Carolina set sail -- literally -- for Spain.




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.
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