- Leather goes increasingly global. Gunin, Joan // Furniture/Today;12/30/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 17, p40
Reports the heightened share of Asian leather in the U.S. market. Influence of Asian low-labor costs on the increased market share; Implications of the leather business boom for the furniture sector; Prevalence of furniture companies taking advantage of the low-cost Asian leather.
- Contemporary dominates upholstery scene. // Furniture/Today;11/18/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 11, p30
Presents trends in the furniture industry in the U.S. Popularity of leather for high-end furniture; Preference for contemporary style; Selection of best-selling color.
- Leather costs will not affect consumers. // Cabinet Maker;07/07/2000, Issue 5195, p3
Reports on the assurance by British furniture firms that leather costs will both affect consumers.
- Turn up the volume. // Furniture/Today;11/25/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p16
Reports on the growth of leather upholstery in retail floors. Leather World's focus on value and better price points; Marketing alliance of Leather World with a home-theater installation company, Sound Design; Price of rows of reclining seats that Leather World offers.
- Brown, brown and a little burgundy. // Furniture/Today;11/25/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p16
Reports on the growth of brown leather upholstery. Way to add visual excitement to store display of leather furniture.
- Training is key. // Furniture/Today;11/25/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p18
Focuses on the importance of training and relationships in marketing leather upholstery. Usefulness of point-of-sales materials for consumers and salespeople; Development of point-of-purchase tools to explain the different qualities of leather and the treatments that distinguish them.
- Retailers say mad cow issues aren't a concern. Gunin, Joan // Furniture/Today;7/2/2001, Vol. 25 Issue 42, p20
Reports on the attitude of furniture shoppers toward the leather category in the industry in light of the issue of mad cow disease. Failure of consumers to make the connection between the disease and the availability of hides; Good sales performance of leather in the upholstery business.
- Survey reveals leather buying trends. // Furniture/Today;4/14/2003, Vol. 27 Issue 31, p24
Discusses findings of a survey of consumers shopping for leather furniture in the United States. List of top retailers and leather suppliers; Profile of shoppers; Categories sought by consumers.
- Asian wood mfrs. step into leather. Gunin, Joan // Furniture/Today;10/14/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p144
Reports on the launching of the companion leather seating programs from the furniture importers and manufacturers in Asia. Production of all-leather sofa groupings from Prime Resources company; Names of home furnishing company offering a leather sofa; Marketing of the product.