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May 19, 2022
After two years of struggling to keep shelves stocked, retailers now have too much inventory on their hands. Wall Street isn’t happy.
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May 5, 2022
It’s easy to read the brand’s dismal first-quarter earnings as a sign that the home boom is on the wane. A more accurate reading, reports Warren Shoulberg, is a portrait of a brand in distress.
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April 20, 2022
Rock stars have been selling swag almost since the days of American Bandstand, but few have ventured as far into the home furnishings space as Prince’s estate, which debuted a line of merchandise that extends to bedding and barware.
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April 7, 2022
Retail expert Warren Shoulberg weighs in on the most normal Spring Market we’ve seen since October 2019, breaking down everything from the return of new product to muted sales projections for the coming year.
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March 31, 2022
Spurred on by the tragedy of a global pandemic, the home retail business has been on an absolute tear for the past two years. Now the ripple effects of another tragedy—the crisis in Ukraine—may be slowing it down.
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March 29, 2022
Announcing his company’s quarterly earnings, RH chairman and CEO Gary Friedman projected confidence about his company’s grander-than-grand vision while acknowledging present-day challenges.
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March 24, 2022
At the first in-person New York Home Fashions Market Week since the onset of the pandemic, buyers grappled with a new layout while vendors showcased a dazzling array of new features and techniques.
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March 17, 2022
With a barn-burning fourth quarter capping off an already fantastic year, Williams-Sonoma is enjoying one of the hottest streaks in recent home furnishings retail history. BOH’s columnist looks at what lies ahead.
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