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More than a century ago, Meyer Max launched his family’s venture into home furnishings retailing in Kensington, PA.
Starting with a single 7,000 square foot store, Kentucky-based Furniture Fair has 11 locations, 300 plus employees, and growing!
Domaci is a wonderland for eclectically minded, environmentally motivated consumers and perceptive designers.
Seven days of business in six, with a focus on creating work-life balance.
Interior designer and furnishings retailer Keith Baltimore shares his thoughts about the design & retail experience.
Recognizing a void in the central Ohio marketplace, June Sedlak Mooney created an artfully selected boutique environment.
Florida-based retailer helps
their customers actualize their dreams for beautiful homes.
Innovative player in Phoenix, AZ caters to Spanish and English speaking customers with innovative programs.
Minnesota based Welcome Amish Furniture, is both a name and a greeting to 60,000 square feet of Amish designs!
Texas retailer provides “The Best of the New West” with an elevated design sensibility, a commitment to customer service, sustainability and conservation.
This Tacoma, Washington based furniture store doesn't worry too much about the competition!
Lindy’s has over 200,000 square feet of furniture showrooms and warehouse space, with prices for every budget.
CEO Stefanie Lucas wants Boston Interiors' customers to feel like they are shopping with their best friend.
BoConcept’s new flagship store will set the stage for expansion in the USA of the 300 store global furniture franchise.
Starting with a push cart in 1912, The RoomPlace has grown to include 25 stores and 700 employees.
Retailer combines and renovates stores, adds categories, while providing seamless customer service.
Interview with top 100 retailer FFO Home, “Where great quality lives for less!”
Detroit-based retailer Danto Furniture looks for smart ways to expand beyond it’s main location.
Solutions to the ten biggest retail display problems.
Design focused Florida-based retailer achieves strong growth with a design focus that covers all the bases.
Relaxed vibe and unconventional selection, hours and business model fuels growth for this Arizona-based retailer.
Vision, mission and corporate philosophy are very much alive at HOM Furniture, Gabberts and DOCK68.
With three locations plus distribution center, this retailer focuses on delivering a family experience with lots of fun.
Family run business with a reputation of putting customers first.
New 150,000 square foot store has four separate store brands, and innovative design without a big box feel.
Solid merchandising and advertising pay off for Leather by Design.
Knoxville Tennessee retailer with a storied history creates a showplace with the help of store designer Connie Post.
Edward and Michael Massood rebrand Thomasville of New Jersey as HOME INSPIRATIONS Thomasville, with a little help from their friends.
Fast growing Memphis, TN based retailer has passion for the industry and sweats the details.
Larry Schneiderman, head of the Minnesota-based six-store chain Schneiderman’s furniture talks about his life at retail, what he learned and who he learned if from along the way.
Critelli’s makes a big deal of it’s centenary celebration.
Art Van Furniture is the top family owned furniture retailer in the Midwest and the fifteenth largest in the United States.Get the story about how “Mr. Van” made it happen.
Kane’s, now the 43rd largest furniture chain in the United States has a history of managing the bottom line.
A case study on thriving through four generations. Chicago area based retail chain shares secrets on how they’ve stayed successful when so many mid to high-end stores have not.
A detailed look at how Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale used W. Edwards Deming’s
teachings to change the corporate culture of retail giant Gallery Furniture. Read how McIngvale scrapped sales commissions and quotas, got rid of his accounts payable department, instituted same day delivery and learned how to foster leadership within his organization.
Houston-based Exclusive Furniture is known as the place “Where Low Prices Live!”. This focus on price has been paired with a store-wide effort to create a relaxed and friendly customer experience.
Vertically integrated retailer relies on word of mouth to appeal to the high end.
With his long-time partner and friend, Nelson Bercier, President of Sit ‘n Sleep, Larry Miller just opened his thirty-second store. They have plans for expansion to 40 stores over the next three years. More than 300 highly trained employees serve Sit ‘n Sleep’s clients’ needs and sales have surged past $100 million annually.
Leopold’s Fine Home Furnishings: Beyond the ordinary since 1859.
Ideas for using color to create eye-catching displays on your retail floor.
Simon Kaplan, CEO of 14-store Crest Furniture explains his philosophy of continuous improvement based on the teachings of such management and leadership luminaries as W. Edwards Deming, Major Dick Winters and Lao Tsu.
This month’s retail history tracks the progress of retailer Bothwell Furniture founded as a furniture and bedding manufacturer in 1904. Today at 40,000 square feet it is one of southwestern Ontario’s largest furniture showrooms
The RoomPlace celebrates 100 years in business. Marketing foresight and a focus on family are keys to its success.
Design oriented Insideout Homestore, has fun while expanding its business with a new store theme, social networking initiatives and selling condo packages.
A review of the Trends display at the recent Canadian Home Furnishing Market featuring twelve instructive vignettes. A little bit of whimsy can make the sale!
This series, commemorating Furniture World’s 142nd year of publishing, continues with the story of how, after two decades of business in an expanding economy, an Alberta-based retailer successfully re-brands to express its vision, and attract new customers.
This series, commemorating Furniture World’s 142nd year of publishing, continues with the interesting history of iconic Massachusetts based retailer Bernie & Phyl’s.
Part 11: Retailers share interesting stories of growth, hardship and their strategies for success.
Furniture retailers Sleep Country USA and United House Wrecking share interesting stories of growth, hardship and their strategies for success.
FURNITURE WORLD’s retail readers share their stories of survival, growth and service. This series that commemorates Furniture World’s 140 year of publishing, continues with interesting stories from retailers Longs Bedding & Interiors, Verbargs Furniture and Design and Home Furniture.
This year, the “Trends Display” at the Canadian Home Furnishings Market featured display ideas in the form of a huge clock surrounded by 12 creative and colorful vignettes.
FURNITURE WORLD’s retail home furnishings store readers share their stories of survival, growth and service. This series that commemorates Furniture World’s 140 year of publishing continues with interesting stories from City Furniture, Gabberts Furniture and Furnitureland South.
FURNITURE WORLD’s retail readers share their stories of survival, growth and service. Due to overwhelming response, this series that began in the March/April 140th year anniversary issue, will be continued into 2011. This time Art Van, Decorium, Stickley and Gorman’s are featured.
FURNITURE WORLD’s retail readers share their stories of survival, growth and service. Due to overwhelming response, this series that began in the March/April 140th year anniversary issue, will be continued into 2011.
Many of our most enterprising home furnishings retailers have shared their stories of survival, growth and service with FURNITURE WORLD readers. This is the second installment in a series that commemorates the 140th anniversary year of FURNITURE WORLD Magazine.
Some of the best home furnishings retailers share their stories of survival, growth and service with FURNITURE WORLD readers. Due to overwhelming response from our retail readers, this will be the first installment of a multi-part series.
Three furniture retailers in areas of high unemployment are enthusiastic about doing lots more business in 2010.
Ruminations on the future of furniture retail and the internet. Continued from August/September FURNITURE WORLD.
Two chains (Mig and Tig, and Mortise and Tenon), plus four partners on the leading edge of retail.
Trends Display highlights ways to make furniture stand out while on a budget.
Even in tough times, sports promotions, incentives and creative marketing can attract interest and retail traffic.
Three savvy Canadian retailers, Paul Dekker, Steve Forberg and Dennis Novosel, look at ways to survive and thrive in a tough economy.
For these retailers, sustainable retailing is more than a marketing slogan. It is an ongoing process of self improvement.
Renate Karger is racking up the sales in a small footprint store by creating a unique brand and an innovative shopping experience.
Once customers walk in the front door of Decorium, this retailer’s focus is on engaging them and keeping them focused on the home furnishings buying process.
Janet Holt-Johnstone reviews fourteen “Trends” displays, each having a different visual ambience presented to offer retailers ideas for the benefit of “needy” customers.
Retailer uses light and entertaining radio commercial format to promote a “Shop?North America”, environmental and quality message.
The third in a series of articles that looks at sustainable furniture, ethics and organic furniture retailing. Three bedding retailers share their views on sustainable marketing. The new sustainable foams are discussed as is the problem of child labor in rug
Canadian Editor Janet Holt-Johnstone looks at how retail giant Home Furniture boosts traffic with cross marketing and innovative advertising.
A three-store Ethan Allen franchise achieves dramatic growth rates by providing a high level of customer service and focusing on having fun. After their recent acquisition of an under-performing store in Annapolis, MD, they doubled the monthly comp sales in only five months with the same staff of designers.
Purchasing from all domestic sources, this retailer focuses on quality, selection, customer service and education to achieve competitive advantage.