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.

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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That Was the Year of 23 Skidoo

I bet nobody actually says “23 skidoo” anymore. Chances are most people have never even heard the expression…much less know what it means. But as ...
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Can Tom Kingsbury Really Fix Kohl’s?

It may be hard to believe, but Kohl’s was once the darling of the retail world, expanding at a frantic pace to go national while ...
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The Boomers Aren’t Quite Done…Well, Booming

I am of course not exactly objective about this topic, but when a major new research report confirms it, that’s a big deal. Baby boomers, ...
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Why Banana Republic, Boll & Branch and Others May Have Picked the Wrong Time to Get into Furniture

During the pandemic, American consumers bought furniture like they didn’t have a stick of the stuff in their homes. Ever since, not so much. Among ...
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