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I recently found an old passport that reminded me I had taken my first business trip to China early in 2002. In the almost 20 years that have transpired, I’m certain I would no longer recognize many of the industrial hubs I visited, including Jiangsu, Guangdong, and Zhejiang. Read More
If there’s one thing almost everyone in the furniture industry is talking about these days, it’s container prices. While the average price for a 40-foot container in the home furnishings industry ranges between $4,000-$5,000, they’ve skyrocketed over the last year and a half to $20,000 or higher. Read More
The fact that the pandemic has kicked butt and taken names up and down the furniture industry is hardly breaking news. However, a just-tabulated survey of members of the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association sheds some new light on where and how the Covid-19 virus has hurt independent home furnishings reps the most. Read More
It’s 3 a.m. and you just heard a strange slurping noise in your house. No, it’s not the Boogeyman. It was just your dog licking himself. You roll over and close your eyes, and then after 10 minutes, you realize you can’t get back to sleep. Read More
I have been in the mattress industry for more than 23 years. Feel free to say it. “You don’t look old enough to have been doing this for 23-plus years." Read More
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Just for fun, Mike and Jeff take a look back at some of the most memorable national advertising campaigns that have come from mattress brands over the past 20+ years, highlighting the ones that they think stand the test of time. Read More
In this episode, Jeff and Mike talk to Stewart about the digital transformation Gardner-White has undertaken over the past decade, how the pandemic-driven “nesting trend” has changed the way people see their homes going forward, why diversity matters in the furniture industry, and what it’s like to see your largest competitor file for bankruptcy…twice in the same year. Read More
Join BT for Season 2 as he chats with female executives the mattress/furniture space and other underrepresented industries! Read More
Mike and Jeff talk strategies, principles, and more with Larry Miller—founder and CEO of Sit ’n Sleep, the largest mattress retailer in southern California. Read More
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