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It is our ongoing quest to give you access to articles, strategic insight, tips and tricks pertaining to furniture and mattress retail, eCommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel sales and merchandising, and retail-web strategy. So if you are a home furnishings retailer, there will always be something here for you. If you have a question or topic that you would like to submit for consideration, please use the form to the right!


Leverage the talent around you

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How many different sayings are there about talent and the right people. From Jim Collins telling us to have the right people on the bus, to Jack telling us to cull the bottom 10%, to the late great Steve Jobs telling us to hire smart people and let them tell us what to do – the list is ...

Have the future in-mind as you execute each week!

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We have all heard the terms mission, vision, and values. As leaders is is our primary responsibility to have those clearly defined and articulated. (If not, another exercise for you!!) But as we grind the daily wheels in our businesses, we often forget to keep an eye on the future as we handle ...

Making sure your goals and strategies pass the test – my basic ground rules

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Welcome to 2019! Hope you had a safe and fulfilling holiday season with friends and family. Before we jump into goals and strategy – I want to cover a few ground rules I follow when looking at my personal road-map. (Again – keeping in mind there are many flavors and approaches – these are ...

Gearing up for a fantastic 2019

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Like every other person out there I sit here and ponder 2019 and all the opportunity that’s in front of me over the next 365 days. Family, diet, fitness, health and wealth and happiness. Maybe it’s a leap year and there’s 366. I think that is 2020. A whole extra day to synchronize. Cool. ...
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Jesse Akre - President Retailsystem North America

Jesse Akre

President of Retailsystem North America