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.
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.
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).
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.
As 2020 wraps up, international trade show planners are seeking solutions for 2021’s events. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg reports on the new formats various shows are adopting for a hopeful but uncertain future.
This month, H&M Home announced a new Diane von Furstenberg line—the Belgian fashion designer’s third attempt to break into the home market. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg unpacks why this partnership could finally spell success.
This week, West Elm announced a partnership with Japanese brand Muji, joining a growing number of American lifestyle retailers teaming up with third-party companies. Warren Shoulberg explains why this strategy is catching on fast.
The home furnishings industry has struggled to adjust to Trump’s constantly changing, chaotic tariff policies. What can businesses expect under a Biden administration? Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg lays out the likeliest scenario.