As Walmart tests its fourth health center, Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg explores how this new business model shows where the retail sector—including home furnishings businesses—will be forced to innovate.
Traditional retail business wisdom dictates avoiding controversial topics like politics and race. But a wave of brands are reversing that policy in order to take a historic public stand on racial injustice, reports Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg.
Wellness has been a retail buzzword for years, but the home furnishings industry has been slow to take real action on healthier interior design. Here’s why that’s about to change, says BOH Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg.
As summer approaches, Americans hemmed in by pandemic restrictions replace travel plans with staycations—and upgrade their outdoor products accordingly. BOH Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg explains why this season is a major opportunity for outdoor furnishing retailers.
In the middle of the worst global economic crisis in 90 years, many Americans—and much of the home furnishings industry—hoped the president would pause his tariff wars. BOH Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg explains why we might not be so lucky.
As some parts of the world tentatively reopen for business, home industry event planners face an uncertain landscape as they navigate the risks and benefits of rescheduled in-person gatherings and virtual versions of the same.
The pandemic and its resulting economic turmoil has created a perfect storm for the mattress industry, which is battling over whether foreign importers must pay tariff penalties because of the market disadvantage their products create for domestic producers.