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.

New York Not Exactly Going to Pot

New York State legalized the sale of recreational marijuana in April 2021. But now, nearly 30 months later, anyone trying to buy legal pot in ...
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Going Local Requires More than a Strategy

As retail chains have gotten ever larger – stretching into the hundreds, thousands and even tens of thousands of units – management at the country’s ...
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Aldi: The Little Store That Could

When it opened its first American store in March of 1976, both shoppers and the grocery industry, in general, must have been a bit befuddled ...
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The Reinvention of America’s Superhighway Gas Stations

This is a story about a giant buck-toothed beaver, a forlorn legacy brand that is going to be reborn under new owners and a store ...
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Lego: Building an Empire Brick by Brick

It wasn’t all that long ago – since about the arrival of the first Gen Zer – that Lego was virtually bankrupt and on the ...
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Missing Retail Sales

The Latest Homeless Crisis: The Missing $7 Billion in Retail Sales

As recently as just a few years ago, Bed Bath & Beyond did over $5 billion in annual retail sales. Tuesday Morning was doing close ...
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Barbie: The Doll, the Movie, the Stuff…Your Life

The intersection of movies and merchandising is a long, tortured road with more than its fair share of boffo success stories and bombs…both at the ...
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When Does Crime Prevention Turn into Sales Prevention?

We all know about Amazon’s just-walk-out format. And just-in-time supply chain systems have been the rage for decades. Now, welcome to just-say-no retailing. It’s a ...
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