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Circle Furniture’s Jessica Tubman Speaks at Furniture/Today’s Annual Leadership Conference

Jessica Tubman speaks to furniture industry leaders about her perspective on the future of the industry and how to stay ahead of the curve

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Boston, MA - December 12, 2013

 

Circle Furniture’s Jessica Tubman sat on the “Mastering the Transition” discussion panel at the Furniture/Today Leadership Conference last week (12/3 - 12/5) in Naples, Florida. Also on the panel was Becca Sudbeck of Nebraska Furniture Mart, Mark Mueller of Mueller Furniture, Will Daughtry of Badcock Home Furniture & More and Seth Goldberg of Raymour & Flanigan. The event attracted over 450 attendees, a record for this annual conference.

 

This year’s theme -- “Mastering the Game” -- included topics like today’s economy, retail trends and the presence of e-commerce in the furniture industry. Director of Business Development for Circle Furniture and up-and-coming industry leader, Jessica Tubman, spoke specifically to the future of e-commerce in the industry:

 

“We need to stop thinking about retail channels as either e-tailers or brick and mortar. The future of our industry is likely to be a hybrid model. Brick and mortar stores need to position themselves now with e-commerce strategies in order to succeed in the future. Having an e-commerce platform is especially important in being prepared for the Millennial consumer base.”

 

Circle Furniture is a family-run business started by Tubman’s grandfather in the early 1950s. It has since grown from a small shop in Putnam Circle (now Putnam Square) in Cambridge to 6 stores located throughout the Greater Boston area.

 

About Circle Furniture

 

Massachusetts furniture retailer, Circle Furniture, offers contemporary, transitional and traditional furniture. For sixty-years, Circle Furniture’s customers have been offered a wide selection of furniture, choosing from hundreds of styles and thousands of fabric coverings. To learn more, visit www.circlefurniture.com or any one of Circle’s six locations: Acton, Boston, Cambridge, Danvers, Framingham and Pembroke.

www.circlefurniture.com | Twitter: @circlefurniture

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