Warren Shoulberg

Warren Shoulberg knows home furnishings. He has been a regular contributor to The Robin Report,, The Business of Home and Home Textiles Today as well as his own blog As the former editor-in-chief for several leading business-to-business publications specializing in home furnishings retailing he has chronicled the good, the bad and the ugly of the business in a career spanning four decades.

His award winning commentaries elicit both praise and complaints. He welcomes them both equally. He has guest lectured at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and been honored by the International Furnishings and Design Association, Gift for Life and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, ABC News and other media as an expert in the field.

He expects to be doing this for the duration.

Dollar Tree Closing

Dollar Tree Closing Spree

Let’s play a little Dialing for Dollars; the big picture is about Dollar Tree closing. Today’s question is: Why did Dollar Tree decide to close ...
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Now Wendy’s Has to Eat Its Words on Pricing Snafu

Read more about the pricing snafu that forced Wendy's to eat its words and other retail management mistakes that had a big impact on business. ...
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Walmart Buying Vizio

Why Is Walmart Buying Vizio?

Learn more about why Walmart is spending $2.3 billion to buy Vizio, one of its biggest supplier of TVs.
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Pet Business

Is the Pet Business Going to the Dogs?

How much is that doggie in the window? Probably less than it was two years ago…maybe a lot less. During the worst of the pandemic, ...
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Super Bowl

How Do the Super Bowl LVIII Ads Reflect American Culture?

At TRR, we take the long view: What does stuff mean and why does it matter? In that spirit, here’s our take on the freefall ...
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The New DTC: Unraveling Showfields and Neighborhood Goods

The New DTC Is Directionless to Consumer

In the end, Showfields and Neighborhood Goods billed themselves as department stores, and they did what so many department stores have done: They went out ...
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CEO a Go-go

Running a big retail chain is no easy job in the best of times. In a year like 2023, it was a bitch. After two ...
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Can Overstock Ever Get Beyond Bed Bath & Beyond?

If you thought all the drama surrounding the Bed Bath & Beyond brand was over when the company went out of business in 2023, you ...
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