It was inevitable: The new kids on the block disrupt the entire neighborhood and then, eventually, become part of the establishment. Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg explains what’s next for the legion of direct-to-consumer brands who upended the status quo, only to realize that their new model doesn’t work.
The next logical step after designing home goods, it seems, is for celebrities to design the homes themselves. Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg tells all about two well-known names getting into the game right now.
Following up on spring’s Beach House, the retailer has debuted another seasonal lifestyle line. Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg reports on RH’s 124 pages' worth of sheepskin, reclaimed wood and all things cozy.
Wholesale home and gift markets have been the backbone of the retail home furnishings business for more than a century. Now, new players keen on digitizing the space have emerged—but will they succeed? Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg says maybe...but not yet.
The iconic San Francisco gift, home and jewelry retailer reopened earlier this month with a test store. Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg reports that what happens next depends on how it goes this holiday season.
With the announcement on Wednesday that Mark Tritton had been hired as the new president and CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond, the former Target CMO answered one of the big questions hovering over the retail home furnishings business. Whether he has all the answers to the follow-up questions of how to fix the very troubled big box retailer is another matter entirely.
Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg walked the aisles of the New York Home Fashions Market last month to uncover what’s new in the home textiles realm. His findings? It’s not just about thread counts anymore. Instead, the retail bed and bath market has pivoted to focus on buzzwords like sustainability, performance and wellness.
With as many as 175 direct-to-consumer digital mattress companies, there are bound to be bad dreams ahead for many of these suppliers. Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg explores five strategies brands are using to survive in a tough market.
With a change in management and merchandising direction, the home industry’s legendary big-box retailer is about to become a very different retail animal. Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg has the inside scoop.