Month: January 2022

Retailers optimistic for 2022 however some count on a return to norms

Retailers optimistic for 2022 however some count on a return to norms

HIGH POINT — The final 20 or so months have been unprecedented within the dwelling furnishings trade.

Customers, working and education from dwelling, have made myriad investments of their environment, shopping for furnishings and décor in report numbers, which has produced back-to-back banner years in retail. Nonetheless, headwinds similar to provide chain difficulties and labor considerations have pushed again in opposition to these good points, creating value pressures and longer than regular waits.

As we glance towards 2022, retailers imagine that good instances nonetheless lie forward. They count on gross sales figures to stay excessive for some time, however finally issues ought to degree again off to one thing nearer to pre-2020 ranges, significantly as COVID-19 considerations ease off and shoppers start spending extra discretionary {dollars} on holidays and experiences.

Conversely, the availability chain ought to start unkinking sooner or later this yr, easing a few of the pressures retailers are going through.

Jerry Epperson An insider’s view

Jerry Epperson

Trade analyst Jerry Epperson says whereas nothing compares to the latest run of sizzling instances within the trade, there are some practically 50-year-old echoes that may function a roadmap of types for what would possibly lie forward.

“It’s all fascinating to me. I’ve been within

Gardner-White expands Michigan footprint with Saginaw opening

Gardner-White expands Michigan footprint with Saginaw opening

Gardner-White’s Rachel Stewart talks concerning the firm’s new Saginaw, Mich. location on Good Morning Mid Michigan

SAGINAW, Mich. – Prime 100 Gardner-White is continuous to increase its Michigan footprint with the opening of its latest retailer right here in Saginaw. The brand new 75,000-square-foot website is a former Artwork Van location and features a bedding gallery and clearance middle.

Chatting with native ABC affiliate 12 Information, Gardner-White President Rachel Stewart mentioned the brand new website extends the corporate’s attain past its Detroit roots and into mid-Michigan, whereas additionally facilitating same-day supply from the corporate’s Auburn Hills headquarters and major warehouse.

“Saginaw is a good and rising market,” Stewart advised the station. “We predict same-day supply is de facto vital and this can enable us to ship on that promise.”

She famous that the shop features a bedding gallery, clearance middle and design studio with such excessive finish manufacturers as Bernhardt and Century. The clearance middle, she defined, contains each design samples in addition to promotional product purchased particularly on the market through the clearance middle.

The corporate might be hiring extra workers for the shop and Stewart identified that Gardner-White was lately named a Greatest Place to Work within the