February/March 2018

Charles Danto (left), Ashley Danto Silverman and Irwin Danto of Danto Furniture.
Robert Bell
Eyes on the Prize

The way Irwin Danto sees things, in these fast-changing days of retail there are two ways to run a furniture store: Wring your hands and hope your ship comes in or dive head-first into uncharted waters, and pull your ship to shore. Danto Furniture, a neighborhood fixture in Southwest Detroit

Are your shoppers engaged?
Kristy Esch
Are Your Shoppers Engaged?

Investing in technology for your website can increase your brick-and-mortar sales Afraid to invest in new technology? To stay relevant, it’s vital for furniture stores to choose a tech solution with proven ROI to improve the online shopping experience and attract new furniture customers. More than 40 percent of furniture

Endless Aisle
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As the battle between brick-and-mortar furniture retailers and online giants like Amazon wages on, retailers are now transitioning to zero inventory and putting excess inventory in an online shop. This strategy, often referred to as an “endless aisle,” is being used by big-box and specialty retailers alike. Stores can reach

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Carol Wood
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How to handle sexual harassment claims can be overwhelming and terrifying for every business—from small furniture stores to major retail chains. But it shouldn’t be. Regrettably, at some point, some who run or manage retail stores become aware of sexual harassment. Here are a few tips that will help you

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