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Gary Friedman’s RH Earnings Calls Are a Lesson in How To Think Differently about Retail

Quarter-after-quarter RH keeps delivering incredible results. It could almost get boring, but it never is. Gary Friedman’s earnings call should be required listening for every leader or aspiring leader in retail today, not so much to learn about RH but to sit at the feet of an inspiring, retail visionary. More than a brand, more […]

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The Home Boom Is Going Bust for Independent Furniture and Furnishings Retailers

By all accounts, the pandemic year was a great one for home furnishings brands and retailers. Cooped up at home, Americans invested in improving their living spaces. Home improvement retailers, like Home Depot and Lowe’s that serve the DIY-inclined, rose 14% year-over-year. These retailers were aided by being classified as essential retailers during the shutdown, […]

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RH Expands Its Horizons to a Living Ecosystem

Remember when Restoration Hardware was the quirky DIY-fixer’s catalog for people restoring Victorian houses? It’s come a long way from its home-spun roots back in 1979 when Stephen Gordon founded it. Progressive CEO In his most recent shareholders letter, Gary Friedman, the company’s current chairman and CEO, updates RH’s progress since joining the company in 2011: “The first […]

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Main Street Coronavirus Survival Guide: How an Art Gallery, Jewelry Store, Home Furnishings Store, Gift Shop and Florist Will Survive Shutdowns

Small businesses’ opportunity to apply for their piece of the initial $379 billion CARES Act funding has come and gone. Overwhelmingly popular, the National Federation of independent Businesses reports that 70% of its 300,000 members applied for loans. While Congress moved quickly to add additional funds to the program for small businesses, tax attorney Logan […]

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Wayfair’s Way Day Brought Traffic, But Did It Bring Sales?

On April 25, Wayfair offered a day of “amazing deals” on all that’s home, right when more people are moving or on the lookout for fresh home decorating excitement. “Spring is the season when our customers are especially focused on sprucing up and furnishing outdoor spaces in anticipation of warm weather and summer entertaining,” said […]

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