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.

Why Outlet Stores Are a Big Boom for Unexpected Retailers

Conventional retailers are increasingly deciding they don’t want to let TJX and its off-price brethren have all the close-out fun Way back in the bad ...
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What Do You Do If Your Big Box is Empty?

Somewhere, in that great classroom in the sky, Adam Smith is standing there behind his lectern, saying “I told you so.” As you probably may ...
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Lowe\’s Latest Move in Its Battle with Home Depot

It’s not easy being number two. Ask Avis or Pepsi…or for that matter Gimbel’s. Second place been the retail cross that Lowe’s has had to ...
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Off-Price is Dead-On When It Comes to Store Expansion

A funny thing happened on the way to Retailageddon: they forgot to tell some retailers. And while there’s no denying the past year has been ...
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Walmart’s $350 Billion Impossible Dream

Do the math: Walmart says that over the next decade it wants to move $350 billion of its merchandise buying activity to American-made products. Easier ...
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So, You Think You Know Ikea?

If you continue to think of Ikea as that Swedish — or is it Finnish? — retailer with those humungous stores on the outskirts of ...
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Pets ’R’ Us

In 2020 Americans spent money on Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, redecorating their homes and ordering take-out. And oh, we also spent a lot of our ...
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Mini Macy’s Risks Missing Its Mark

Prototype test stores are a curious phenomenon in the world of retailing. They excite investors, intrigue management and even occasionally provide some new bits and ...
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