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Open up your Retail Toolboox for 2019
Six retail tools you should take out of your tool box to make sure physical assets, policies and procedures can do a good job for you in 2019.
How To Budget For Success
Only about one in thirty independent furniture store owners
produce an annual budget and know how to use it.
Warehouse Improvement Metrics
Here are the metrics every home furnishings retailer needs to use to improve warehouse facilities and processes.
Editor's Corner: Do No Harm?
The desire to do business with companies that embrace an umbrella of sustainable causes is trending upward.
Everybody is buzzing about VR/AR. Will the early adapters . . . the Amazons, Wayfairs and Frontgates eat your lunch?
Don't Waste Down Time!
If you are a retail owner/manager you probably don't have a lot of down time. But what about your RSAs?
Selling Face To Face
How to make the job of sales the EASIEST high paying position in your company.
100 Years Ago In Furniture World
Excerpts from summer 1918 issues of Furniture World about women, World War I, furniture shortages at retail
and advances in technology.
100 years ago the word "knocker" was common furniture industry parlance (often used in Furniture World Magazine) to mean a wholesale sales rep or manufacturer's rep.
Design & Designer: Kerrie Kelly
Author, retailer, interior/ product designer Kerrie Kelly talks about consumers, trends, customer engagement and retailing.
Get More Referrals - Part 1
You can teach your retail home furnishings business to market itself, so you can harness the magic of word-of-mouth marketing and referrals.
Don't Ignore Empty Nesters
Engaging them online by using incentives and calls to action is crucial to increasing store traffic and sales.
Getting Your Slice of The Pie
Although a pie is finite, retailers can expand their market from a large to extra-large with pepperoni!
Design & Designer: Nancy Fire
Product designer and trend expert Nancy Fire talks about consumer design preferences, color and style trends for 2018.
What is Grit? Why does it matter? How can you create a retail culture of Grit?
Discover Color Purple
Pantone recently announced its color of the year. How did this color get chosen and how should we use it?
Time To Party Like It's 2023
RSAs may think a month ahead, and managers may think a year ahead, savvy business people are thinking about 2023.
Who Cares About Service?
Most of us retailers say we care about service,
but isn't it mostly
just for mottos, mailings, mission statements and group hugs?