Spurred on by the tragedy of a global pandemic, the home retail business has been on an absolute tear for the past two years. Now the ripple effects of another tragedy—the crisis in Ukraine—may be slowing it down.
With a barn-burning fourth quarter capping off an already fantastic year, Williams-Sonoma is enjoying one of the hottest streaks in recent home furnishings retail history. BOH’s columnist looks at what lies ahead.
Big-box chains have long had more advantageous importing relationships than smaller retailers. Now, two platforms aim to make home products from India affordable forindependent shop owners and resellers.