In a sad turn of events, Art Van, the once legendary furniture store died this week in Warren, Michigan. What happened you ask? If you listen to industry insiders, they will tell you Art Van was the victim of private equity oversight.
When I was 12 years old I would wake up on Sunday morning in Houston, Texas and watch professional wrestling. This was before the WWF, I’m talking about guys like Andre The Giant, The Von Erich dynasty and Dusty Rhodes. My brother and I would watch and then throw pillows on the ground and practice […]
Mark Kinsley and I took the Dos Marcos show on the road this last week to New Orleans, Louisiana for the big Nationwide Primetime event. Over 4,000 people gathered together from all over the country to take advantage of show specials, eat great food, see old friends, and learn. Something really great happens when you […]
Maybe great products can’t solve ALL of your problems but man O man, they can get close. Consider some of the opportunities facing retailers today and how a strong merchandising strategy can make life so much better. (It’s market time so there is a little selling at the end. 🙂 Thought you should know.) Differentiate […]
On behalf of the Lollipop Guild I would like to welcome John Eck into the industry. As you probably know John is the new CEO of Mattress Firm and is already hard at work learning his way into the category. In the past, I have been pretty tough on industry outsiders but allow me to […]