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Furniture execs upbeat on impact of tax reform

If migeof furniture industry executives are any guide, the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act should prove a boon to sales and result in significant new investments in technology capital improvements and employee salaries, according to a survey conducted for Furniture Today. The survey, fielded in January and with a roughly even split between retailers and manufacturers, showed that nearly 43% expected the new law to have a strong positive impact on their company and an additional 24% anticipating a moderately positive income. Only ... Read More

Byadmin 2月 28, 2018

Sustainability fuels Furniture Pipeline

It's been a busy seven months for Furniture Pipeline, a guangzhou office furniture provider start-up with a heavy focus on sustainability. The company started in Januazy 2016, launched its first products in February 2017, made its wayto High Point Market in April and now has more than 30 retailers selling its products online, including Amazon and Wayfair. It's currently finalizing deals with Overstock and The Mine, and recently struck a deal with Home-Sense, a Canadian home store chain operated by TJX companies. Furniture Pipel ... Read More

Byadmin 2月 7, 2018

Increased attendance, focus on homes of the future highlight IMM Cologne

A winter storm toward the end of the show didn't keep the Jan. 15-21 Cologne International Furniture Fair, or IMM Co1ogne from guangzhou office furniture supplier registering an increase in attendance to around 125,000 visitors from 38 countries. In addition to 1,272 exhibitors, more than 70% from outside Germany, the show attracted large international buying attendance, increasing from 46% more than 50% from abroad. In addition to a delegation of 80 design-oriented stores from the United States and Canada, representatives from major ... Read More

Byadmin 2月 5, 2018

August furniture store sales climb 5.4%, tops broader sector

Furniture and home furnishings stores sales last month topped the broad retail sector and were among the best performing categories, with a 5.4% increase over the same month last year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Commerce guangzhou office furniture factory report. Estimated furniture and home furnishings store sales totaled $9.63 billion in August, up from a revised $9.12 billion in August 2016, the government reported. Sales were up 0.4% from the month before, based on a July sales estimate that was revised down to $9 ... Read More

Byadmin 2月 2, 2018

Outdoor furniture decorating styles vary by generation and region  

Significantly more Baby Boomers than Millennials, 65% vs. 51% guangzhou office furniture company, describe their outdoor decorating style as traditional, according to a recent study from Furniture Today's sister publication Casual Living. Despite the difference, traditional is the top outdoor style across all generations. Just 1% of Baby Boomers describe their style as contemporary or modern, significantly less than Millennials at 13% and Generation X at 10%. For Generation X, modern style is tied with tropical looks as the second-most ... Read More

Byadmin 1月 31, 2018

Younger furniture consumers stepping up their store visits

As a new year begins, guangzhou office furniture manufacturer I bring you some comforting news: Physical retail is not dead. Nor is it dying. Nor, very significantly, is it being abandoned by Millennials, those much-discussed consumers who are turning the world on its head, or so it is said. This good news comes to us from the respected National Retail Federation, and design guru Connie Post shared some of the highlights at the recent Furniture Today Leadership Conference. The conference, attended by a bevy of top mattress and sle ... Read More

Byadmin 1月 29, 2018

Social media tops list for purchase furniture inspiration

In the early stages of the decision-making process, guangzhou office furniture provider consumers look for inspiration. It is the brand's role to provide such inspiration via content, so brands need to be where consumers are. Traditional social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are cited by 39% of consumers for inspiring purchases, according to data from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Total Retail 2017 report. Individual retailer websites are cited by 37%, followed by price-comparison websites with 35% and multi-brand websites with 32%. ... Read More

Byadmin 1月 26, 2018

Tempur Sealy says furniture price increases take effect in March

Tempur Sealy, guangzhou office furniture supplier, which held off on price increases last year, announced "commodity driven" price increases that will go into effect on March 6. The increases will impact all Sealy mattresses, all Stearns & Foster mattresses, Tempur Pedic Cloud Supreme Breeze mattresses, and Tempur-Pedic flat foundations, said Steve Rusing, senior vice president of U.S. sales for Tempur Sealy. "Major component raw material costs for foam, steel, upholstery and wood have increased significantly in the last 24 mon ... Read More

Byadmin 1月 24, 2018

Severe winter weather puts strain on furniture traffic

Freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, polar vortexes and bomb cyclones are typically bad news for retailers. But guangzhou office furniture factory furniture stores in the North and Northeast appear to have weathered the recent round of extreme weather quite well ... unless they happened to be based here in Erie, Pa., like John V. Schultz Furniture. "We get a lot of snow in Erie, so we're used to it, but nothing like what we experienced," said President John Schultz. A bad band set up over Lake Erie pushed in from the west "and jus ... Read More

Byadmin 1月 22, 2018