Warren Shoulberg
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February 18, 2021
Many home retailers are thriving right now, but Williams-Sonoma is in an especially sweet spot to ride out changes in consumer spending patterns. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg explores how the brand got here.
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February 11, 2021
Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg explains how COVID triggered the perfect storm of too much demand and too little supply in the home furnishings supply chain—and when the industry can, realistically, expect relief.
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January 21, 2021
In the wake of visiting this month’s home furnishings markets in Dallas and Atlanta, Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg reports on what he’s seen—and what he expects from upcoming industry events.
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January 14, 2021
Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg reports from the ground on last week’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market—and if this show is any indication, 2021 could be a surprisingly good year for the industry.
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January 7, 2021
Although 2020 was a dreadful year for most retailers, several major business developments changed the landscape in the home furnishings category—and not all of them were bad. BOH Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg unpacks how the year’s biggest moves will influence the year to come.
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December 17, 2020
With recent rescheduling announcements for major first-quarter trade shows, 2021 is full of uncertainty for the home furnishings industry. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg takes stock of what we know (and what we don’t).
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December 10, 2020
Ikea is ceasing production of its annual print catalog after 70 years. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg explains why, in the context of retail history, the move is a risk that could cost serious sales.
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