News in brief
- Hot SOHO category now a staple in San Francisco. Edmonds, Tom // Furniture/Today;07/31/2000, Vol. 24 Issue 46, p30
Focuses on increasing demand for small office home office (SOHO) furniture in San Francisco, California. Requirement for factories to increase volume in sales; Trend in designing furnishings from contemporary to traditional styles; Aspiration of furniture retailers to be well-informed on the...
- Why future's still bright for independent retailer. Knell, Michael J. // Furniture/Today;08/21/2000, Vol. 24 Issue 49, p36
Discusses how independent retailers can cope with changes sweeping the furniture retailing market in Canada. Benefits and drawbacks of not joining a group or a franchise; Maximization of profits while minimizing costs; Role that independent retailers play in the growth of franchise networks and...
- October market said reflection of industry's strength. McIntosh, Jay // Furniture/Today;10/30/2000, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p2
Reports on the growth experienced by furniture retailers in the United States in October 2000. Rise in product placements; Factors attributing to such industry growth; Determination of furniture retailers to keep fighting for sales, despite the threats posed by external factors such as rising...
- We welcome back Retail Ideas, so send us yours. Jarrett, Vicky // Furniture/Today;2/25/2002, Vol. 26 Issue 25, p38
Comments on furniture retailing in the U.S. Publication of ideas from retailers; Strategies of Gates Furniture in advertising; Invitation for the submission of retailing ideas.
- Retailers see groups as 'profit enhancers' Edmonds, Tom // Furniture/Today;8/26/2002, Vol. 26 Issue 50, p8
Explores furniture retailers' practice of joining buying groups in the U.S. Benefits of joining buying groups; Profit-enhancing function of buying groups; Use of the Internet as a channel of distribution for furniture.
- Retailers' top 4 reasons for joining buying groups. // Furniture/Today;8/26/2002, Vol. 26 Issue 50, p8
Explores furniture retailers' rationale for joining buying groups in the U.S. Marketing; Networking; Merchandising; Discount and rebates.
- Many groups follow the hardware model. // Furniture/Today;8/26/2002, Vol. 26 Issue 50, p8
Discusses the hardware model of several furniture buying groups in the U.S. Retail trade; National brand recognition for an affiliation of independent buying groups; Penetration of collective consumer consciousness.
- Leading U.S. buying groups specializing in furniture. // Furniture/Today;8/26/2002, Vol. 26 Issue 50, p9
Lists retail buying groups specializing in furniture in the U.S. Associated Volume Buyers; Contemporary Design Group; Furniture First; Furniture Marketing Group; Furniture Smart; Mega Group USA.
- Top 25 retailers sales edge up. Sloan, Carol // Furniture/Today;8/26/2002, Vol. 26 Issue 50, p34
Reports on the top 25 furniture retailers in the U.S. for 2001. Furniture and bedding sales of the retailers; Types of furniture sold; Distribution channel. INSET: How the numbers are compiled.
- We're on the lookout for retailers of all sizes. Allegrezza, Ray // Furniture/Today;12/2/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 13, p42
Responds to a letter by Randy Eller concerning the success of independent retailers in the furniture industry. List of Top 100 furniture stores and Beyond The Top 100 furniture stores; Success stories of independent retailers.