Ron's Thoughts: High Point Market and Furniture Continue to Evolve

By
Ron Sellers
November 25, 2019 -
It’s been over a month since High Point Market’s October show closed, and there’s more to do now than ever. With 75,000 attendees from around the world, ideas, trends, wants, and needs range from traditional to the completely unexpected. For retailers and suppliers, it’s easy to decide what catches their eye; the difficulty resides in managing the items within a supply chain.

Ron's Thoughts: Smaller Store-footprints Demand More Technology

By
Ron Sellers
October 16, 2019 -
In a recent blog post, Clint Engel, Senior Retail Editor of Furniture Today, highlighted the trend of furniture stores opening smaller locations and incorporating technology with the in-store buying experience. From augmented reality to touchscreen stations, retailers are betting on these amenities to reduce sales lost to online retailers while maximizing options for buyers.