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.

Urban Decay

The days when a department store flagship was the centerpiece of virtually every downtown in America have long since passed. And while there has been ...
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From A to BBB: The Real Reasons Why Bed Bath & Beyond Went Bust

The post-mortem obituaries for Bed Bath & Beyond have been coming fast and furiously after the Big Box home furnishings retailer filed for bankruptcy in ...
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Shocking, Breaking News: More Millennials Now Own Homes Than Rent Them

We’re all guilty of repeating the tired clichés about millennials being forever renters and never buying their own homes as generations before them have done. ...
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Tom Kingsbury’s Kohl’s Conundrum: Finding Life after Coupons, Cash and Barbarians at the Gates

Tom Kingsbury probably has as good a reputation as anybody in the retail business. Ask those who have worked for him, done business with him ...
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For a Few Dollars More

You’re traveling through another dimension, not only of sight and sound but of mind. And that journey has taken you to Olive Hill, TN, population ...
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The Electric Slide

Consider this: There are about to be 1.3 million opportunities that have never existed before for retailers, restaurants, and service providers. Those that jump on ...
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Walmart’s Deconstruction of Lore’s Legacy Continues with Moosejaw Sale

When Walmart purchased Marc Lore’s online business in 2016, it was supposed to be the start of an amazing new ecommerce strategy for the ...
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The Retail Party’s Not Over…It Just Has a Different Menu

A funny thing happened on the way to the next recession: the consumer said, “No thanks.” With surprisingly strong retail sales numbers for January, shoppers ...
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