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HFA INSIGHTS 2018: The Consumer Experience in Home Furnishings

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 @ 09:45 AM

The retail industry is rapidly evolving with new technologies and changing consumer behavior and attitudes toward the retail experience. In response, retailers are implementing a consumer-centric approach at both brick-and-mortar locations and virtual storefronts. According to the Home Furnishings Association (HFA), every effort should be made to make customers’ shopping experiences “better than ever before.”

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Tags: Home Furnishings

Veterinary Industry Trends in 2018 and Beyond

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 @ 08:45 AM

Veterinary medicine has experienced extraordinary advancements and growth since its early stages in known ancient history — taking place in Mongolia more than 3,000 years ago. An increase in consumer demand, along with modern-day technologies unfathomable to the Mongolian nomadic herders of 1300-700 B.C., have revolutionized animal healthcare. Veterinarians working in today’s rapidly changing veterinary industry must remain informed on the latest trends, breakthroughs and approaches to remain competitive. Here are five trends to watch in 2018 and beyond.

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Tags: Veterinarians

CrossCheck's Brandes Elitch Publishes Book on the Lancia Loraymo

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 06:45 AM

CrossCheck’s very own Brandes Elitch, director of Partner Acquisitions, has written a book, Lancia Loraymo and the Loewy Logic of Industrial Design. The work focuses on mid-1900s designer Raymond Loewy’s career and car designs, particularly the Lancia Loraymo.

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Tags: Auto Dealers

Self-Driving Cars: How Soon, How Safe?

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Mon, Aug 06, 2018 @ 12:54 PM

The term “shoot the moon” means to attempt the near-impossible or to attain great heights per UrbanDictionary.com. Ironically, the daring 1969 Apollo 11 lunar landing qualifies as an ideal example and according to some experts, the promise of producing autonomous cars in the immediate future is not far behind.

The top automakers from around the globe are individually committed to self-driving cars, and so is a U.S. advocacy group for the legally blind that longs for the day when its beneficiaries can attain self-determination or autonomy behind the wheel.

Despite the widespread interest, push back to self-driving cars became international news in March 2018 after they were directly involved in two fatal accidents within five days of each other.

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Tags: Auto Dealerships, Auto Industry

Auto Parts Industry Professionals Pilgrim to SEMA Show 2018

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Sat, Jul 28, 2018 @ 06:45 AM

Auto parts industry professionals from around the country gather each year at the SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) to compare notes, practices, and most importantly, automobiles. SEMA is expected to put this year’s newest trends on display at their big event on October 30 – November 2 in Las Vegas.

The SEMA Show contains over 2,400 exhibiting companies and every type of new and hot product that one could imagine. It offers well-known speakers, a plethora of demonstrations, educational seminars and numerous networking opportunities. The convention covers over one million square feet of space and SEMA brags of over 70,000 buyers attending last year’s show.

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Tags: Multiple Check, Auto Industry

Flooring Installers Go Full Throttle to 2018 Convention

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 08:45 AM

The Certified Flooring Installers, a division of the World Floor Covering Association, present the 25th Annual CFI Flooring Convention & Expo in Orlando, Fla. August 15 – 17. The trade event offers the latest in “new products, tools, techniques and training” for flooring professionals as well as a selection of networking opportunities and the Associate Showcase. Business coach and consultant Josh McGinnis will deliver the keynote address "Why Most Business Plans Are Worthless" at 9:30 am on August 16.

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Tags: Building Materials

Home Furnishings Dealers: Increase Sales with Ultra Violet Dorm Décor

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

Millions of trend-following U.S. college students will display pictures, organize desks, and arrange furniture in an effort to personalize dorm rooms and living spaces this fall. For many, Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, ultra violet, will be an essential feature. As 2018’s “it” color continues to inspire and attract millennials, home furnishings dealers can meet this demand, improve customer satisfaction rates, and increase sales by stocking a selection of ultra violet items.

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Tags: Home Furnishings

Mecum Auctions: From Rat Rod to Rolls-Royce, How Much Money Passes Hands?

Posted by Sara Holt on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 09:45 AM

Ever been in a bidding war at an auction? How about a slam dunk win where nobody bids against you? Maybe you were blown away by a bidder with deeper pockets and could barely get your paddle up to bid, once? Have you ever watched an item of yours being sold at an auction? In either case, two things are inevitable.

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Tags: Auto Dealers

All the FAQs: Home Furnishings Products at Summer LVM

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 07:46 AM

Furniture dealers, home décor retailers, buyers, suppliers, interior designers, and other industry stakeholders and experts will attend the “first and only market to offer a comprehensive cross-category venue” for home furnishings July 29 – August 2. Summer Las Vegas Market (LVM) 2018, an annual event by LVM that also presents the annual winter LVM market, will house more than 4,000 exhibitors and brands showcasing thousands of trending products at the World Market Center campus (WMC) in Las Vegas. LVM invites professionals in search of new merchandise, business enhancement opportunities, networking events, and comprehensive education to visit the mega event that encompasses more than 5.4 million square feet of showroom space.

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Tags: Home Furnishings

AVMA Presents Comprehensive Veterinary Education at 2018 Convention

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Mon, Jul 09, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

Each year, thousands of animal health professionals gather for veterinary education, product discovery, business development and networking opportunities at the AVMA Convention. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) welcomes practicing veterinarians, AVMA members, retired members, non-members, veterinary students, members of international veterinary associations, veterinary technicians, veterinary technician students, practice staff, and non-veterinarians to attend. The 2018 Convention offers:

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Tags: Veterinarians

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