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May 2, 2024/Furniture Insights

April 2024 Furniture Insights®

The general outlook for the remainder of the year has deteriorated due to concerns about future business conditions, jobs, and the political environment. Read more in our latest Furniture Insights®.

April 3, 2024/Furniture Insights

March 2024 Furniture Insights®

The general outlook for the remainder of the year has deteriorated due to concerns about future business conditions, jobs, and the political environment. Read more in our latest Furniture Insights®.

March 8, 2024/Furniture Insights

ESOP FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions Related to Employee Stock Ownership Plans

Employee ownership can be an attractive option for owners looking to sell their business while maintaining their legacy and protecting the well-being of employees. The following article answers common questions related to the creation, financing, valuation, and tax benefits of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). What is an ESOP? An ESOP — employee stock ownership […]

February 29, 2024/Furniture Insights

February 2024 Furniture Insights®

There is cautious optimism about 2024 within the industry. Hopes that recent trends and positive outlooks will outweigh the negative factors. Read more in our latest Furniture Insights®.

January 31, 2024/Furniture Insights

January 2024 Furniture Insights®

The general economic indicators as well as our monthly stats continue to provide mixed results and accordingly, mixed expectations for 2024. Read more in our latest Furniture Insights®.

January 2, 2024/Furniture Insights

December 2023 Furniture Insights®

Ken Smith shares his thoughts as he prepares to enjoy retirement, with a final thought that maybe the industry can start to plan for more normal fluctuations in their expectations for business.. Read more in our latest Furniture Insights®.

November 30, 2023/Furniture Insights

November 2023 Furniture Insights®

Current business levels in residential furniture are back from the unprecedented heights we saw post the start of the COVID pandemic. Read more in our latest Furniture Insights®.

October 31, 2023/Furniture Insights

October 2023 Furniture Insights®

The October High Point Market was well attended, and the “mood” was very good. Great new product was shown and will eventually sell. We hope this “slow down” ends soon, but think one needs to be prepared to ride it out a bit longer than most probably think. Read more in our latest Furniture Insights®.

October 1, 2023/Furniture Insights

September 2023 Furniture Insights®

In 2024, we may return to more normal levels of the economy, but remember, it has always appeared that furniture business has felt the pinch early and is sometimes the last to come out of slow periods. Read more in our latest Furniture Insights®.

August 31, 2023/Furniture Insights

August 2023 Furniture Insights®

Once again, the results of our recent survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors require explanation more than just a comparison. Read more in our latest Furniture Insights®.

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