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October 10, 2019
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.
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October 8, 2019
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.
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September 24, 2019
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.
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September 12, 2019
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.
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August 27, 2019
Home furnishings brands that were once heralded as digital-only disruptors are now coming full circle to embrace conventional retail distribution. Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg takes a look at how two major players in the online mattress space are now eyeing partnerships with retailers large and small.
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August 13, 2019
No longer content to just sell what’s inside the home, retailers like Amazon and IKEA are finding ways to offer the houses themselves. But as Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg points out, this latest offering is not exactly a new idea.
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July 26, 2019
Though it is knee-deep in troubles both self-inflicted and beyond its control, the big-box retailer is at least recognizing its problems and starting to address them.
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July 18, 2019
Born in Texas and coming to New York City this fall, the store is being touted as the next big thing in retailing. But is it? Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg visits the Plano location to find out.
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July 2, 2019
Over the past decade, furniture retailing has become concentrated in the hands of fewer (and bigger) brands such as Ashley Home Stores, Rooms to Go and Berkshire Hathaway. Here’s what that could mean for the industry.
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