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RH goes to the beach

market watch | May 24, 2019
The company quietly debuted RH Beach House—a clean, cool, somewhat coastal variation on its upscale furniture and decor model—on its website on Wednesday. With a new 136-page source book online, soon to be followed by a print version, RH stretches beyond its signature look with a mix of lighter colors and finishes, natural fabrications and contemporary silhouettes that will seemingly work anywhere from Malibu to Mykonos. By Warren Shoulberg

Who is the most influential retailer in the home business right now?

market watch | May 21, 2019
For an international retailer that’s been around for more than 75 years, IKEA has a relatively small number of stores—and the unique distinction of being just as known for its meatballs as for any of its home products. But as Warren Shoulberg argues, the home furnishings retailer is developing the category's most innovative and ground-breaking products, programs and plans. By Warren Shoulberg

Change at the top for Bed Bath & Beyond, RH pays out, and more

market watch | May 15, 2019
Market Watch columnist Dennis Scully analyzes the ups—and mostly downs—at retailers Bed Bath & Beyond, RH and Wayfair. From new leadership to a major settlement with an investor group, here’s everything you need to know about these publicly traded brands. By Dennis Scully

How Jersey’s American Dream Mall became a nightmare

market watch | April 23, 2019
A decade and a half after ground was broken in 2005, the American Dream shopping center remains under construction. Located somewhere in the swamps of East Rutherford, New Jersey—and locally known as Xanadu or the Mess in the Meadowlands—the complex’s current owners have announced it will open in the fall. One can presume they mean this fall, though based on history, it’s anybody’s guess if the latest deadline will stick. By Warren Shoulberg

Is winter coming to Bed Bath & Beyond?

market watch | April 16, 2019
If, like Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Steven Temares, you’ve been making millions of dollars a year while driving your company’s share price into the ground, the last thing you want to hear is that a Schedule 13D with your company’s name on it has been filed with the Securities & Exchange commission. Dennis Scully breaks down the business news. By Dennis Scully

Home is where the heart is—except at Hudson Yards

market watch | April 9, 2019
Hudson Yards: It’s the latest, greatest thing in New York City retailing, a seven-story wonderland of shiny stores, luxury brands and thousands of things you didn’t think you needed. But if you want to shop for your home? Not so much. By Warren Shoulberg

A difficult December for RH sends its share price tumbling

market watch | April 1, 2019
The release of RH’s earning report last Thursday, and the conference call with analysts that followed, reveal how the company was thrown by the recent volatility in the stock market and the continued slowdown in the high-end real estate market. By Dennis Scully

Sundance makes itself more at home

market watch | March 18, 2019
Robert Redford’s Sundance catalog has dropped its first home-only catalog and is making moves to become a bigger player in the furnishings category. By Warren Shoulberg

Z Gallerie files for bankruptcy. What went wrong?

market watch | March 12, 2019
Was it the brand’s out-of-touch merchandising, or is Z Gallerie just another private equity victim? For those keeping score, the correct answer is probably a little bit of both. By Warren Shoulberg
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