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Wesley Allen Returns To Las Vegas Market With Opening Of New Showroom
Leading iron furniture maker to launch 40th anniversary celebration.
Pillow Talk: New Offerings From Fashion Bed Group
New memory foam bedding accessories from FBG.
Record 430+ Temporary Exhibitors Showing At Winter Las Vegas Market
Gift & home décor expands to two pavilions for january event.
Decorating Den Interiors Designs 32 Room Makeovers
Winter issue of Arabella contains 28 pages of award-winning room makeovers.
Youth Furniture Sales Insight #1 From Maxwood: The ABC's of Success
Creating a successful Youth Department is as easy as ABC.
MAISON&OBJET Announces Americas Director & Expansion
Gastón Isoldi takes the helm as the Americas Director of MAISON & OBJET.
Alibaba B2B & UBM Collaboration Debuts At Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF)
Alliance will create wider global trading avenues for furniture buyers.
Monsoon Pacific Opens New Las Vegas Showroom
Showroom will allow buyers to see the full line of Monsoon’s solid wood furniture.
U.S. Holiday Retail Sales Grow A 'Solid' 7.9 Percent
Strong online sales and demand for furniture and women's apparel helped U.S. retail sales grow.
JD Power Releases 2015 Consumer Mattress Satisfaction Report
Top eight brands rated in narrow range from 820 to 878 on a 1000 point scale.
Forearm Forklift Introduces New Moving Harness
New harness designed to promote proper lifting techniques while moving heavy furniture.
Going For the Gold In 2016
A new twist on helping your sales team set and own their sales goals for the New Year.
REM-Fit Becomes Official Sleep Recovery Sponsor For The Chicago Wolves
Also kicks off Facebook Suite Dreams Sweepstakes.
Virginia Cory Of Cory Home Delivery Chosen To Serve On Women Rising Board
Virginia has successfully held several events throughout the years supporting WomenRising campaigns.
Aidan Gray Continues Coast-to-Coast Growth
Home furnishing company known for European inspired designs to open Las Vegas showroom.
Zuo to Host a Designer Cocktail and Book Signing Event at Las Vegas January Market
Author and California designer Christopher Kennedy to sign copies of his book, California Modern.
Las Vegas Market Reports Over 90% Occupancy On Gift Floors
Showrooms occupied with some of the industry’s leading gift, holiday and seasonal suppliers.
Informa and IMM Cologne Announce Cooperation Agreement
Cooperation agreement to globalize Dwell on Design event.
Salvation Army of High Point Presents "Others" Award
Awarded posthumously to Furnitureland South founders Darrell and Stella Harris.
AmericasMart To Feature Thought Leaders At January Show
AmericasMart Atlanta announced it will present engaging and inspirational business programming.
Las Vegas Market Adds New Furniture Tenants, Announces Expansions
New showroom additions, relocations and expansions showcase a variety of furniture, home décor and accessories.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #147 from Lance Hanish: Attracting Boomers.
Research shows marketers today are either speaking to Boomers ineffectively or ignoring them altogether.
Aico Honors Staff At Annual Holiday Event
The prestigious Employee of the Year award was presented to AICO’s Sales Support Coordinator, Denise Salcido.
Ashley HomeStore in Canton Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The 30,000-square foot showroom boasts an expansive collection of contemporary and traditional home furnishings, bedding and accessories.
Capel Rugs Offers Special Winter Market Discounts
Plus 'draw for your discount' promotion with savings of 10 to 50 percent.
Denver Mattress Company Opens New Store in Barboursville, WV
During the grand opening celebration January 11th thru February 25th shoppers can qualify to get 2 free pillows or a free twin size mattress with purchase.
Art Van Furniture To Host Sixth Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive
Drive will take place on December 28th at Art Van Furniture's Corporate Training Center in Warren, MI.
Herman Miller Reports Sales Increase For Quarter
Lower commodity costs, production volume leverage, and continued focus on operational efficiencies helped drive a 150 basis-point improvement over last year's adjusted gross margin percentage.
Healthy, Wealthy And Wise?
Online mattress retailer's study finds no correlation between getting up early being wealthy.
The Traveling Retailer's Tip #14: Portrait of the RSA as an Artist
If you can hire this mattress salesperson you will sell a lot more!
Malouf Wins Multiple Prestigious Design Awards for French Linen Packaging
The set was chosen as an Outstanding Achievement winner and received the American Graphic Design Award.
Rizzy Home Hires New Creative Director
Elisa Andruzzi will oversee the creative development of Rizzy Home’s rug division.
City Furniture’s Innovative Green Fleet Fueling Statewide Growth
South Florida furniture retailer plans expansion in Orlando, Tampa, Miami markets.
Vispring Announces ‘Gate’ By Staffan Tollgård
A new, exclusive headboard collaboration.
Feizy Gives Back this Holiday Season
$20,000 donation to the global fund for children supporting the world’s most marginalized children.
American Dakota To Debut New Rug Designs
New patterns to debut at America's Mart International Gift and Rug Show.
CH Living Introduces New Nursery Program
New quick ship program allows retailers to offer nursery products without tying up inventory.
Customatic Hires Verse International To Redesign Website
New site features “360-degree” rotating images for enhanced user experience.
SUNS Outdoor Furniture To Debut At Las Vegas Market
After a soft launch at the Casual Market Chicago in September of this year, the company will introduce four major lines at Las Vegas Market.
Arteriors Appoints Henry Hart As International Sales Manager
Hart will oversee the global expansion of the Arteriors brand with a focus on key markets in Central & South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
American Home Furnishings Hall Of Fame Foundation Elects Gebhart To Board Of Directors
Gebhart is CEO/owner of Global Views, a home décor wholesale company based in Dallas, Texas
IMM Cologne Announces Pure Talents Contest
Each year Koelnmesse awards a prize to the winners of IMM Cologne’s Pure Talents Contest.
Paula Deen Visits Furniture Retail Partners During “Paula Deen Cuts The Fat” Book Tour
Paula Deen made stops at local retail partners in Texas and Tennessee in support of both her Home Collection, and newest book.
Ashley HomeStore Celebrates 600th Store Opening
Ashley HomeStore celebrated the grand opening of its 600th store in Hanoi, Vietnam.
New, Expanded Seminar Roster Announced For Winter Las Vegas Market
Las Vegas Market reports it will bring a strong series of original programming that will appeal to designers, furniture buyers and retailers this winter.
Capel Rugs to Introduce Eight Rug Designs at Winter Market
Geometrics, florals and nature-inspired patterns among the featured looks.
Hooker Furniture Reports Higher Income on Improved Sales
Reported net sales of $65.3 million and net income of $4.6 million, or $0.43 per share, for its fiscal 2016 third quarter.
Jordan's Furniture Opens Its Sixth Location In New Haven, CT
The New Haven store will have the largest entertainment area of any of the stores, in a massive 30,000-square-foot space.
Ikea Reports 5% Increase in Profits
Ikea said its net profit rose by 5 percent in its 2014-2015 fiscal year to 3.5 billion euros, thanks to rising same store sales and new locations.
Art Van Drive Collects Over 10,000 Pounds Of Food
Donations from the Art Van Furniture and WXYZ-TV hosted event will serve approximately 8,423 meals to feed hungry families and individuals in surrounding communities.
Gardner-White Appoints Kathy Veltri
Industry veteran joins the company in the role of Executive VP of Sales.
Las Vegas Market Reports Casual Temporaries Near Sell-Out for Winter Market
State of the outdoor industry, sales figures and forecasting.
Tupelo Furniture Market Adds Small Operator Program
Tupelo furniture Market reported a new addition to Tupelo’s highly successful Buyer Rewards Initiative to provide smaller operators buying opportunities.
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Issues Call For Nominations
The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation is now accepting nominations for new candidates to be inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame later this year.
2016 Ante4Autism Poker Tournament Adds Sponsors
The 8th Annual Poker Tournament and Silent Auction will be held at the Golden Nugget on Sunday, January 24th at 7 PM.
CSHPI and Furniture First Enter Agreement to Provide Extended Terms to Dealers
Collaboration enhances independent dealer operations and expands CSHPI industry footprint.
Crystorama Lighting Introduces Ten New Collections
New Designs range from industrial chic to updated classics.
Justina Blakeney to Host Book Signing in Loloi’s Las Vegas Showroom
Her Book, The New Bohemians, explores homes located on the East and West coasts, and includes exclusive interviews with the owners.
High Point Market Authority Releases the High Point Market Style Report
This 38 page report was developed by seven home fashion gurus, all part of the HPMA’s 2015 Style Spotters team, who scoured the Fall High Point Market for the hottest must-have items.
Tayse Rugs Makes Major Move To The Textile Building in NYC
Tayse Rugs will utilize this location to meet with mass merchants, regional and national accounts.
Currey & Company Announces New Director of Marketing
Jackie Paulsen will be charged with translating the company’s core business objectives into key marketing strategies.
Bob's Discount Furniture Awards $25,000 to Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
Winning school to use grant to expand performing arts program.
LendPro Announces New Retail Partnerships
Grand Home Furnishings, Crest Furniture, Royal Furniture, and Beck’s Furniture sign on for it's Open-To-Buy consumer financing program
Luxury Bed Maker Vispring Appoints Three
Vispring, announced the appointment of three new executives who will be influential in the growth of their North American business; Scott Hollis, Valerie Stranix and Ryan Ingerson.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #146 from Lance Hanish: Why Do Brands Need Engagement Now?
The silent mass is mobile… she is mobile… not just with a mobile device but is moving from place to place. We have to reach her… now.
New Book Reveals 11 Tactics To Compete With Big-Box Competition
Publisher says the book provides practical, actionable advice grounded in the way consumers shop for durable goods today.
Bedgear Debuts Interactive Pillow ID®
Bedgear developed this new platform to reach a wider audience of consumers looking to improve their sleep quality.
Bryan Edwards Joins A.R.T. Furniture As Vice President Of Sales
Edwards most recently served as national sales manager for Aspenhome.
STORIS Prioritizes Certification of Current Operating Systems
This certification was performed on a 64-bit operating system and included both PC and touch-enabled devices, as well as various compatible hardware solutions.
Study Finds Upward Trend In Affluent Consumer Spending
Contributing the greatest boost to affluent's spending this quarter was a 29.6% quarter-to-quarter increase in spending for high-end home luxuries.
Mattress Firm 3.8% Comparable-Store Sales Growth
Net Sales increased 50.7% over prior year with 87 new stores opened, and 15 stores closed, bringing the total number of Company-operated stores to 2,295.
Las Vegas Market Spotlights Fabulous
TV personalities will host style seminar, book signing & instagram takeover during winter market.
Matsuoka Introduces New Collaboration Designed By Christian Lyon
Company adapts Japanese inspired motifs to modern global sensibilities in its latest collection.
Four New Releases To Debut At Therapedic International's Las Vegas Market Showroom
Among the releases will be a new “super hybrid” line under the Tommy Bahama label.
Leon's Furniture Grows Same Store Sales 1.1%
Total system wide sales grew 1.0% to $635,347 in Q3-2015 compared to $629,152 in Q3-2014.
Zuo Modern Reaches 200 Employee Milestone
Erika Torres, Johnny Cheung and Dan Chen join the company know for Modern-Contemporary furniture.
Surya to Showcase “Harmonious” Color Pairing at Winter Markets
A selection of products in Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year to be featured.
The Traveling Retailer's Tip #14: Take the ZZZs out of BUZZ Words
Are you putting your bedding customers to sleep with too much terminology?
Pride Family Brands Announces Additions to 2016 Express Shipment Program
The Express Shipment Program provides a selection of proven sellers, custom crafted and available in 20 working days.
SimilarWeb Reports 60% Rise In Android App Use
Overstock recorded a 107% rise in customers using their retail app from the day before Thanksgiving to Black Friday.
23% Of Holiday Shoppers Buy Via Smartphones When In Store
Eptica research finds that U.S. consumers are unhappy with Holiday retail customer experience in store and online.
Richard Frinier’s Santa Barbara Collection of Sunbrella® Fabrics to Debut at Showtime Market
New textile designs inspired by California’s coastal and rural landscapes.
McBrayer Named Vice President of Sales For Tayse Rugs,
McBrayer will be responsible for managing the company’s sales team as well as cultivating new business with National, Regional and Dealer Accounts across the United States.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 219: SEO writing is not dead.
It’s not enough to write naturally.
Furniture Retailers on Blueport Platform Post 100% Cyber Monday Sales Increase
The platform also reported a 35% increase in conversion rate year-over-year.
Mattress Firm to Acquire Sleepy’s
Creates the nation’s first border-to-border, coast-to-coast specialty bedding retailer with approximately 3,500 stores.
Ashley Furniture Arranges Emotional Homecoming For US Soldier
Thanksgiving reunion coordinated with $4,000 Living and Dining Room makeover in Ashley Home for the Holidays Contest.
IKEA Partners With United Nations To Provide Temporary Homes For Refugees
IKEA Foundation, the humanitarian arm of the Swedish design conglomerate offers "Better Shelters" which arrive in easy-transport flat-pack containers and take 4 to 8 hours to assemble, by hand.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
Year-to-date, new orders were up 4 percent over last year, but remained flat in September 2015 compared to September 2014. Consumer confidence is mixed.
Joe Ruggiero Introduces “Forms + Function” Sunbrella® Fabrics Collection
Focus on texture and hand to debut at Showtime Market
IFFS Unveils New Brand Identity Ahead of its 2016 Edition
The show unveils new logo and rebrands with the tagline and video, ‘Design, Inspiration, and Trade’ .
Surya’s Miles for Meals Campaign Raises $75K for Akshaya Patra School Lunch Program
Thousands of children in rural India will receive food and an education for an entire year.
Tupelo Furniture Market Introduces New Website
Details on market specials—including product close-outs, special discounts and new product offerings—will now be posted and easily found on the website.
E.S. Kluft Hires Valerie Stranix As Sales And Distribution Lead For The Canadian Marketplace
Stranix will report to E.S. Kluft & Company’s CEO David Binke, and will coordinate Vispring efforts with Hugh Landes, vice president of North American operations.
The Traveling Retailer's Tip #13: Picture This In 2016!
Success starts with imagining the results you want to achieve.
Retail Technology Tip #2 From Storis: Gain Control Of Your Inventory In 2016
While many retailers believe that their manual inventory management processes are working for them, what you don’t know CAN in fact hurt your business.
Selva Launches Philipp Selva Line in Dubai
Event attracts top clients, architects, design and contract furnishing aficionados, local and international media and partners.
Malouf Adds Solar to Facilitate its Eco-friendly Initiatives
The sleep products company held a “Flip the Switch” event to officially turn on and celebrate its new rooftop solar panel system, one of the largest in Utah.
Jack B. Crahan Retired Chairman and CEO Flexsteel Passes
Crahan was an icon and leader in the American furniture industry and the Iowa business community.
SFC Tour to imm cologne Includes Program at Ecosign Academy
Premier European show offers incentives for SFC visitors and exhibitors.
Celebrities Sign Up To Play In 8th Ante4autism Event!
Randy Couture, Vanessa Rousso, Jackie Ibarra and Eric Aude, will all play at fund raising event during the Las Vegas Market in January.
ITMA Announces New Exhibitors At SHOWTIME®
SHOWTIME® in High Point, N.C. is the largest market for textiles, leathers, and trimmings in the United States.
Thomas Pheasant to be Honored as 2016 Design Icon at Las Vegas Winter Market
The centerpiece of programming at Las Vegas Winter Market, the Design Icon Award honors an interior designer who has made a significant contribution to the industry.
AmericasMart® Winter Market January 12-19, 2016
Show will include second annual Party on Peachtree and America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards.
CIFF 2016 March and September Pre-Show Report
CIFF 2016 Phases 1 &2 will be held in 6.75 million square feet of exhibition space with more than 4,000 exhibitors from over 32 countries.
AmericasMart Atlanta Expands Holiday & Floral Home Décor
Announces major expansions in the five-floor Holiday & Floral/Home Décor Market place in advance of the January show.
Purecare Donates Proceeds To Animal Rescue
10% of all proceeds from Purecare.com sales are being donated to Foothills Animal Rescue.
Las Vegas Market Accelerates Gift Leasing
Show reports 18 newly-confirmed showrooms debuting in Building C on three floors – C-ONE, C9 and C10 at January market.
Ray Batts “The Furniture Man” Passes at 90
More information on the people he touched and links to the music he made.
The Traveling Retailer's Tip #12: It’s a Winter Wonderland!
The holiday season has arrived and it's time to perk up sales. Here are a few ways you can bring some sunshine into your sales books!
Annual Furniture Show in Edison, NJ Under New Management
Event now produced by MKM Expos after retirement of long-time director
slated for January 31 – February 2.
Holiday Retail Sales Driven by Confident Shoppers Synchrony Financial Study Finds
Survey participants plan to purchase online more home improvement and electronics items in the $500+ category.
Robert Rosenberg Named President of Planned Furniture Promotions
Hall of Fame Inductee, Gene Rosenberg, passes baton to grandson.
West Elm Knows What HENRYs Want
Company beats out competitors by appealing to, "high-earners-not-rich-yet" demographic.
Small Business and Retail Management in the Holiday Season
Advice from three senior executives at Travelers specializing in small business and retail risk mitigation.
Pride Family Brands to Exhibit at AmericasMart’s - The Gardens®
Pride Family Brands announced that it has signed on for a permanent location within the section uniquely designed for outdoor products.
The American Craft Council Show Returns To Baltimore
Show will include a home décor exhibition, which puts craft into context by featuring room vignettes created by designers who have been inspired by objects of fine craft.
Last Mile Home Hires National Sales Rep
Last Mile Home announced it hired Donald Kaiser, as a National Sales Representative in response to growing business and distribution centers.
SHOWTIME adds to Event Schedule
The show will feature many networking and educational opportunities, December 6-9.
Turning Data Into Furniture Sales: Tip #10: Improved Media Buying Through Marketing Analytics
With updated, reliable data on your target customers, you can turn that “garbage” into gold, and save big money with more accurate media buying.
AHFA Honors Todd Wanek With 2015 Distinguished Service Award
Recipients are selected for their contributions to the home furnishings industry, to the AHFA and to their local communities.
NAHFA Members Take Part in Leadership Immersion Program at El Dorado Furniture
This program is part of the NAHFA’s ongoing commitment to Next Generation-NOW, a community of young home furnishings professionals that are the future of the home furnishings industry.
Tri-State HFA Honors Jack Hawn of Zenith Global Logistics as 2015 Man of the Year
Hawn delivered comments on the effects of recent and upcoming legislation on transportation within the home furnishings industry.
Malouf Donates 1,500 Comfort Kits To Breast Cancer Patients
This is not a new program for Malouf, however, this year, it was expanded to touch all breast cancer patients in Utah.
Las Vegas Market Expands Temporary Exhibit Space By 50%
The expansion of the Pavilions into two locations allows for significant growth of the gift, home, handmade and design categories.
AHFA Elects 2016 Officers And Directors
Kevin O’Connor to serve as chairman.
ISPA Launches Bedding Market Quarterly
Association says that the new report will offer more comprehensive and useful data presented in a visually appealing format.
CH Living Launches New Website
Website showcases full upholstery line inspired and merchandised by Influencers that impact consumer choices in decorating their homes.
Manna Distribution Services Hires Nate Johnson
High speed logistics services provider, reported that it welcomed Nate Johnson as a National Sales Representative.
Furniture Industry Learns About Global Cultures At Museum of New Mexico
More than 100 manufacturers, designers, retailers and trend analysts attended Museum's Design Summit entitled, “Design, Creativity and Ethics: How Museums and Global Cultures Inspire Trends in Interiors and Fashion.”
UL To Conduct Furniture Flammability and Flame Retardants Study
Research will provide data to help understand how human exposure to certain flame retardants and other chemicals typically occurs, at what levels and how the aging of products affects the process.
High Point Market Announces Fitness Challenge Results for Fall Market 2015
Logging a total of more than 3.3 million steps, 106 Market Fit Challenge participants covered almost 1500 miles.
Oriental Weavers Names VP Of National Accounts
Susan Holley will be responsible for overseeing and managing the growth of key national accounts for the company.
AICO Walks For Hope
Led by team captain and AICO President, Martin Ploy, the team raised about $20,000 for City of Hope.
E.S. Kluft Promotes Pamela Sievers
Sievers will be responsible for supporting the company’s national accounts sales team, and spearheading all training and education opportunities.
The Traveling Retailer's Tip #11: Don’t Be An Angry Bean
Plan today to recruit and sustain your sales and operations force.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Donates to Hunger-Relief Organizations
Retailer celebrates the holiday season by gifting $1,000 to 67 food pantries within its footprint.
Zenith Global Logistics Expands Truck Fleet
Company adds 16 trucks and 11 trailers to fleet to meet increased demand.
Furniture First Approves 29th & 30th Mattress 1st Stores
Furniture 1st members may open free-standing mattress stores or incorporate Mattress 1st stores in their existing full-line furniture locations.
Art Van Furniture to Open Second Chicagoland Franchise
Lynn's Bedroom City location to reopen as Art Van Furniture in January 2016 with expanded product offerings.
Denver Mattress Company Opens Two Colorado Stores
The new stores represent the 18th in the state, and 102nd in the country.
Sleep Country Canada Reports Same Store Sales Growth of 13.4%
Opens 6 new stores, achieves 9th consecutive quarter of same store sales growth and declares first dividend.
MicroD Awarded U.S. Patent for Online Furniture Customization
The technology solution permits consumers, sales associates and interior designers to configure and visualize a wide range of product options.
Logistics Tip #2 From Shiphawk: E-Commerce Disruption
Price hikes for "oversized" items like furniture are just the beginning.
Dow Introduces New Polyurethane Technology
The combination of Dow’s new high airflow isocyanate and a specific polyol, results in a molecular design with superior airflow through the foam cells.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 218: Tidy Up Customer Testimonials
As a website owner, you are not a journalist. You do not have to quote a customer word-for-word, mistakes and all, making him or her look uneducated.
New West Component Sales Director For Talalay Global
In his new role, Jose Botello will be responsible for further developing the western part of the country for Talalay Global, working with current customers and looking to add accounts.
Furniture Classics Launches New Website
The new site’s advanced features provide retailers an enhanced browsing experience allowing for easier browsing and product selection.
IMAX Worldwide Home Product Makes The 2015 List Of Oprah’s Favorite Things
IMAX Corporation has product selected for O, The Oprah Magazine’s biggest list of Oprah’s Favorite Things EVER in the December issue.
Wright Global Graphics Raises $5,000 For Fairgrove Family Resource Center
Second annual “Pie in the Face” event to combat hunger raised $5,000 which will feed 25 children for an entire school year.
Pride Family Brands Launches Virtual Tour of Chicago Showroom
The full complement of Pride’s 11,000 square foot showroom of outdoor dining, deep seating and accessories is included in the tour.
Bassett Mirror Company Honored with Prestigious Davey Award
New website wins top design award in field of 4,000-plus entries.
Nationwide East Announces new Territory Manager
Nationwide East recently announced the appointment of John Yeager as Territory Manager in Southern Illinois, Indiana excluding the northwest corner, southwest corner of Ohio and Kentucky.
Sauder Woodworking Receives ‘Center of Excellence’ Certification
Sauder Woodworking Co. reported that it has received a Center of Excellence certification for its customer support contact center for an eleventh consecutive year.
Crystorama Lighting Adds Warehouse in Los Angeles
Warehouse in the Los Angeles area will allow Crystorama to stock more and ship quicker to its West Coast customers.
Gold Bond Launches Social Media Campaign
The content developed as part of this initiative will highlight the company’s rich history, products, plus informative articles.
IHFRA Hosts 21st Annual Furniture Industry Awards Gala on April 18, 2016
The Capo Family of El Dorado Furniture will be presented the Retailer of the Year Award.
Turning Data Into Furniture Sales: Tip #9: The New Personal Shopper
Today, smart marketers are gaining data-driven insights that go beyond trend spotting to create a highly personalized shopping experience.
Registration Open For Las Vegas Market
Registration for the winter 2016 Las Vegas Market, running from January 24-28, 2016, is open at www.lasvegasmarket.com/register.
Art Van Creates Dazzling Indoor And Outdoor Holiday Decor Display
Over one million lights will illuminate the store inside and out.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #146 from Lance Hanish: TV Warning For 2016
For the retailers who are usually advertising before and after prime time, especially around the local newscasts, this is a warning.
Boyles Furniture & Rugs Closing Connecticut Store
The Company has decided to sell the property and focus on its successful North Carolina locations.
Furniture First Welcomes Three New Members, Plans to Buy New Office Space
The newest members include Freed’s Fine Furnishings in Rapid City, SD, Interiors, Inc. in Lancaster, PA and Tin Roof Furniture in Spokane, WA.
BDI Furniture Recognized for Design Excellence During High Point Market
Prestigious Pinnacle Award recognizes innovative, functional Corridor Bar and Sequel Wall Mount Desk.
Canadian Furniture Show To Feature David Chilton
The 2016 Canadian Furniture Show (May 2016) will feature star speaker David Chilton, former “Dragon” and best-selling author.
Proposed Updates To ASTM Furniture Stability Standard
AHFA reports that executives representing a wide cross section of home furnishings companies are evaluating changes to the voluntary ASTM furniture stability standard proposed by the CPSC.
Better Sleep Council Announces Leadership Changes
Council adds members Marcus Baffoe-Bonnie of Tempur Sealy International, Julia Rosien of Restonic Mattress Corp. and Don Wright of Wright Global Graphics Solutions.
Bienenstock Furniture Library Director Roy Briggs Passes
Briggs worked in the furniture industry his entire life as a manufacturer, rep, technical expert on flammability and historian.
October Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
Retail sales were positive especially in furniture and home furnishings stores, up 5.2 percent over September 2014 and up
5.4 percent year-to-date.
Gorman's Home Furnishings & Interior Design Launches Clearance Center
The center will house a large Oriental rug department, which will be maintained by International Rug Group LLC and have more than 400 pieces from 25 vendors.
Durham Furniture's Gord Dilworth to retire in November.
Durham's current Vice-President of Finance & Administration, Luke Simpson, has been chosen to succeed Dilworth as President and CEO.
Jordan’s Sixth Location To Feature Adventure Ropes Course
The New Haven store scheduled to open in December 2015 will have the largest entertainment area of any of its stores.
Bon-Ton Stores Extend Private Label Credit Card Agreement With Alliance Data
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., operates 270 stores, including nine furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 26
Surya President Satya Tiwari Joins Akshaya Patra USA Advisory Board
Akshaya Patra runs one of the world’s largest school meal programs, serving 1.5 million children.
Blueport Commerce Predicts Record Online Holiday Furniture Sales
126% increase in Q3 online furniture sales on Blueport Commerce Platform over last year.
Genevieve Gorder Helps Boost Traffic At Capel Showroom
Company credits increase to redesigned showroom as well as the introduction of new designs, including crowd-pleasing patterns by HGTV sensation Genevieve Gorder.
Sunnyland Patio Furniture Wins Governor's Small Business Award
Dallas Fort Worth's source for quality outdoor furnishings and accessories, reported that it is the recipient of the Small Business Award for Corporate Social Responsibility.
AHFA Petitions CPSC To Adopt California Flammability Standard
For 40 years, the CPSC has been evaluating whether it should adopt national regulations that would establish flammability standards for residential upholstered furniture.
Decorating Den Interiors’ Technology Director Wins International Award
Wood was presented the company’s Champion Award at its annual SpiceWorld IT Conference held recently in Austin, Texas.
Nationwide Marketing Group and its Members to Receive City of Hope’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Nationwide has embarked on a mission to raise at least $2 million dollars to support City of Hope in their efforts to find a cure for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The Traveling Retailer's Bedding Sales Tip #10: Go to the Beach and Learn How to Sell
Thoughts on how to get customers relaxed and open to BUYING better sleep, instead of being SOLD a mattress.
Furnishing Hope To Debut At Atlanta Market
Furnishing Hope marks the first official City of Hope-associated home furnishings industry initiative produced at AmericasMart.
Norris Furniture & Interiors Opens Sarasota Showroom
Norris will offer residential design services, interior and outdoor furnishings, unique accessories, heirloom rugs and complete window and wall treatments at their newest location.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 217: The Importance of Unique Description Tags
Many companies just have a “global” description tag that is the same for every page. Make sure yours are unique for each page.
Industry Vet Dominick Azevedo Joins Kluft As V.P. Of Sales
Prior to joining Kluft, Azevedo was president and CEO of Advanced Sleep Concepts in Rome, GA.
Logistics Tip #1 From Shiphawk: 3 Ways Shipping Can Improve Margins
Three main levers, price, cost of goods, and shipping cost—can combine to either make or break the profitability of each transaction.
Turning Data Into Furniture Sales: Tip #8: Data-Based Marketing
The most powerful tool in your marketing toolkit.
The Traveling Retailer's Bedding Sales Tip #9: Don’t ask them to BUY!
There are probably a few of you, like me, that learned to SELL in the mid-1970s. The sales process was based around three letters A-B-C which stood for Always Be Closing!
Cymax Raises $25 Million Series A to Expand Furniture E‐Commerce
The company will launch an end‐to‐end e-commerce solution for furniture retailers and proprietary technology that streamlines shipping and logistics.
Sharon Gjersten Named 2015 Art Van Furniture Buyer Of The Year
Retailer’s prestigious annual award based on sales results, profit margins.
The FTC Cites 36 Companies For Deceptive Mattress Certification Seals
OMI reports that the FTC recently mailed letters to five certifiers and 32 businesses warning them that the certification seals displayed on their products do not meet the FTC’s environmental marketing guidelines.
Move Loot Opens Up Online Furniture Platform to Furniture Retailers
Retailers can use online platform to seamlessly sell, store, move, schedule and deliver inventory.
Las Vegas Market Continues Housewares Growth
HIC, Harold Import Co. among newcomers to C11 for Winter 2016 Market.
Gold Bond Launches Social Media Campaign For 2015
Program to include targeted posts, interior design, branded content, and historical content.
Twin Star Receives Nine Platinum ADEX Design Awards
The top designs are given Platinum, Gold or Silver awards and are featured in the International Design Journal.
CFMA To Host Panel Discussion on e-Commerce and Social Media
The panel discussion will feature Ronald Kuo of Furniture of America; Felipe Liberman, of AP World Marketing; and Katie Wagner, of Katie Wagner Social Media.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Hires New Chief HR & Finance Officer
Krista Plume’s new responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of human resource management and the company’s finances.
Flexsteel Partners with Almighty for Its Rebrand
The major brand refresh included a redesign of the Flexsteel logo and all branding hallmarks, as well as a comprehensive new website.
Synchrony Financial and Sleepy’s Extend Credit Card Program
Qualifying cardholders will have access to special financing options and exclusive offers to purchase bedding, headboards, furnishings and mattresses.
2015 Casual Market Chicago Reports Strong Attendance
The 2015 Casual Market Chicago, which was held at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, welcomed 500 new attendees with strong representation in key US regions including the Southeast, Northeast and Pacific Coast.
All American Wholesalers Brings Manufacturers of American and Amish Made Products to One Wholesale Website
All American Wholesalers brings American and Amish made products all to one, organized wholesale website at no cost to buyers, with no buyer login necessary.
Imagine Retailer Program To Help Retailers Compete With Online Giants
Recent addition of 1.9MM product SKU's creates a robust content web presence to engage with wired consumers.
Bassett Furniture Extends HGTV Partnership
Bassett will continue to feature HGTV branded custom upholstery products in HGTV HOME Design Studios in Bassett Home Furnishings stores and will now expand the concept to select independent dealers this fall.
Nourison Redesigns Website for New Digital Experience
Nourison’s new website is part of a stronger digital marketing effort that has been growing over the past few years.
Century Furniture Announces Tom Shields as Inaugural Artist in Residence
Tom Shields, a wood sculpture artist from Penland, NC will begin a three month Artist-In-Residency in their casegoods factory in Hickory, NC.
ASFD Announces 20th Annual Pinnacle Award Winners
Winner for Major Collections was Jet Set by Dudley Moore, ASFD, Lenny Chapman, ASFD, Laura Niece, ASFD for Bernhardt.
Panama Jack Launches National Advertising Campaign
The campaign kicks off with a full-page ad in the January issue of travel trend-setter Conde Nast Traveler Magazine and a 30-second spot on the CNN Network.
Feizy Announces Haute Trends Collection Finalists
Eight up-and-coming interior designers have the opportunity to be a part of the original, new collection launching at High Point spring market 2016.
Hall of Fame Inducts Aminy I. Audi, Michael Massood, the late Laurence “Larry” Za Yu Moh, and Eliot and Barry Tatelman of Jordan’s Furniture Inc.
Re-energized banquet hosted by Jane Seymour with a headline performance by Morgan James, breaks all previous attendance records.
Flexsteel Industries, Inc., Launches
Re-Designed Gallery Program
Program will feature all-new fixture elements and incorporate a brighter, lighter, and revitalized overall look.
STORIS New Release 9.6 Enhances Selling Tools for Retailers
The release is part of their aggressive development timeline, which aims to deliver a new version of STORIS with significant features and enhancements every 6 months.
Boyd Launches In The U.S. With Pink Collection
Inspired by the retro décor of hit TV show, Mad Men, The Pink Collection will be shown at High Point Market.
Nourison Re-Launches Joseph Abboud Collection At High Point
The line is updated, yet classic, and includes an exciting selection of area rugs and home accents woven from organic natural fibers and man made fibers.
Pride Family Brands Recognizes Its Independent Sales Team Members
The Top Salesman of the Year known as the President’s Award was given to Tom Durden.
High Point Market Authority Announces Date Change for Fall Market 2016
In light of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur on Tuesday, October 11, and Wednesday, October 12, the Fall 2016 Market has been moved to October 22 – 26, 2016.
High Point Market Authority Board Votes to Shorten Market By One Day Starting in Spring 2016
Decision based on scan data showing that few buyers attend Market on the final Thursday.
Surya Partners with Mossy Oak® Nativ Living™ on New Rug Collections
The debut collections have been designed around three distinct lifestyles and price points, including Cabin, Home and Lodge.
Gold Bond Unveils Its First Certified Organic Futon/ Mattress
Constructed only from materials sourced in the United States, the new, three SKU Organic Futon/Mattress Collection was developed to meet consumer and retailer demand for an organically sustainable futon offering.
Feizy Rugs Launches Stain Protection Warranty at High Point Market
Nationwide program offers affordable peace of mind for luxury products to consumers, designers and retailers.
Malouf To Debut French Linen Sheet Set At High Point Market
Derived naturally of 100% pure linen from French flax, the sheets are designed to get softer and more comfortable after each use.
Gold Bond Expands Vytex Latex Line In High Point
The new Brilliance HYBRID mattress model is made with two inches of soft Vytex Organic latex creating a more breathable mattress.
SFC Presents Discussion of Harmful chemicals in Funishings
The discussion, titled “Demystifying Chemical Exposure from Furniture: The Results”, will take place on Tuesday, October 20, at 8:30am in the First Floor Seminar Room at Suites at Market Square.
Vispring Brings Bedtime Stories to Life at High Point Market
Luxury British brand Vispring announced that it will be collaborating with top designers Robin Baron, Robert Leleux & Shaun Smith, Anne Rue, Jonathan Savage and Rivers Spencer at High Point Market to celebrate the nostalgia and fantasy of the designers’ favorite bedtime stories.
Arteriors Debuts Upholstery at High Point Market
The Arteriors upholstery collection consists of ten frames including a mix of sofas, settees, chairs and a bench.
Surya Appoints Industry Veteran John Haste to Lead Expansion of Lighting Category
Home accessories brand seeking to bolster foothold in multi-billion dollar segment.
Surya Releases Fall 2015 Catalog
Streamlined design simplifies product location across categories and lifestyles.
Nourisons Expands High Point Showroom in Unique Location
The new expansion will more than double Nourison’s previous space and is located on the ground floor lobby of the IHFC building at C100 in the area that used to house the Interhall café.
Somerton Dwelling Builds E-Comm Business That Values Retailers
Company launches a e-Commerce site, introducing a business model that helps their nationwide retail network increase sales.
Robert Currey of Currey & Company to Receive ARTS Awards Academy of Achievement Honor
The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, recognizes top manufacturers, retailers, product designers, interior designers and sales representatives.
KAS Rugs To Offer High Point Market Specials. Introduces Over 100 New Rugs
KAS says it is offering market discounts to buyers and will be hosting a party for all to attend.
Tri-State Home Furnishings Association Awards Dinner Honors Jack Hawn of Zenith Global Logistics
Hawn of will be presented with their Man of the Year Award at an Awards Dinner in Philadelphia on November 10, 2015.
Noted Business Coach and Consultant, Gail Doby, to Speak at High Point Market
Presentation sponsored by Carolinas chapter of IFDA.
Julian Chichester Selects Deliveright For White Glove Delivery Services
As a start-up, Deliveright says it has been able to quickly grow its business based on its proprietary technology and fast, White Glove service.
NAHFA Reveals Leadership Immersion Program for Young Professionals
Program sponsored by STORIS will launch at El Dorado Furniture, Miami Gardens, FL.
Loloi Pillows, Throws Now Available to Order Through Website
To-The-Trade customers can order more than just rugs on Loloi’s new, improved website.
Universal Furniture Learning Center To Host Educational Seminars And Design Tech Panel Discussion
Topics of interest to designers and youth furniture retailers will be presented at High Point Market.
RowOne® and Barcalounger Sever Ties
RowOne finds established, high quality factory that will continue to make its home entertainment products.
Elvis Tribute Artist To Perform at 220 Elm Building
Z-Line Designs reported that it will bring Elvis tribute artist Keith Henderson to its High Point showroom at 220 Elm.
Designs In Nature Inspire Caracole Classics’ New Introductions
From the top down, the 140 new pieces exemplify a mélange of nature and contemporary design aesthetics.
Panama Jack Selects Magniflex as Its New Mattress Licensee
Panama Jack’s new mattress collection is made with natural bamboo covers and vegetable-oil-based foams that are Oeko-Tex-certified.
High Point Market Authority Announces Design Tech Summit Partnership
Design Tech Summit is tasked with bringing in leading speakers and developing programs that are focused on innovation and tech-related topics.
Ashley Furniture Showcases Massive Showroom at High Point Market
Distinguished guests include North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.
Fashion Bed Group Names Head Of Sales And Marketing
Newcombe will oversee all sales activities for the Chicago-based business unit and will lead the development of new marketing capabilities.
PureCare Invites Retailers to “Discover the Cooler Side of Health & Wellness” at High Point
Company will feature FRIO™ Rapid Chill Cooling Fibers – PureCare’s exclusive technical textile in pillows and sheets.
PureCare® Rolls Out PureCare Kids collection at Fall 2015 High Point Market
More Than a Single Product Introduction, PureCare Kids Offers Retailers a Full Line
of Comfort and Health Youth Sleep Products.
Loloi Launches Justina Blakeney Collection
Collaboration includes new rug, pillow designs at High Point Market.
Loloi Licensed Partner Justina Blakeney to Host Book Signing
Designer available to sign copies of ‘The New Bohemians’ at High Point Market.
Surya to Host Design Talk by HGTV Star and Designer Candice Olson at High Point Market
Designer will share tips for using neutral accessories to create inspired living spaces with timeless appeal.
IMAX Worldwide Home’s Expanded Bak Home Collection To Be Featured On Set Of CBS Drama The Good Wife
Set decorator and designer Beth Kushnick designed the line which includes versatile home accessories, lighting, and accent furniture.
ART Announces Vendor Deals At High Point Market
ART, the creative home furnishings network is also co-hosting a networking event in the Fine Art Lamps showroom.
Myriad Software Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Myriad Software announced the launch of its business management web-based app earlier this year, the first in the home furnishings industry.
Restonic Appoints Julia Rosien as Brand Director
Communications veteran, Rosien helps create and execute Restonic’s marketing and communications activity, including public relations, web-based and social media initiatives, event support and brand marketing programs.
Mohorovic Calls For Feds To Adopt California Flammability Standard
Joseph Mohorovic, the newest commissioner on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, last week called for the agency to end its 21-year stalemate over a federal upholstered furniture flammability standard.
Crystorama Lighting Holding High Point Market Party
Event held in Loloi's IHFC showroom will feature famous designer Libby Langdon.
Twin-Star International Sponsors Bowling Fundraiser At High Point Show
High Point Market Attendees are invited to help raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Bassett Mirror Company High Point Introductions Showcase Stylish Adaptability
New hospitality cabinets, counter stools and Vanesta Collection to headline latest round of introductions.
Shifman Mattress Company Moves to New High Point Showroom
The new space is 47% larger which will enable the company to showcase its entire product portfolio.
#TKPSocialMedia Home Furnishings Tip #1: Did You Know This About Hootsuite?
New option to regram - with credit - will be a valuable time saver, and a great new way for you to share valuable visual content with your own business' online followers and friends.
Sleepy’s Neil Zimmer To Be Honored At GMFA Dinner and Dance In November
The Greater Metropolitan Home Furnishings Association (GMFA) announced that Zimmer, Sleepy’s VP GMM has been chosen as the recipient of the Gans Memorial Award.
KAS Rugs launches Newly Branded Website with Increased Functionality
Among the new features is a site-wide search tool that allows customers to search for a specific product or category, and narrow down their choices using simple filter options.
Kincaid Furniture's High Point Introductions Inspired by Eclectic Vintage Trend
Kincaid Furniture reported that it will introduce an Acacia solids collection that will take center stage at fall High Point Market.
New Hammary Collections Embrace Simplistic Styling Trend For High Point Introductions
Hammary reported that it will debut six occasional furniture collections and a variety of striking accent pieces at fall High Point Market.
American Drew Fall Market Introductions Capture Classic Style and Modern Trends
Two new collections provide a fresh take on transitional and Old World European styles at fall High Point Market.
Lane To Host Craft Beer Event at High Point Market
While Market attendees are enjoying a cold brew, Lane will be showcasing their new, premium leather program called Tanner’s Choice™, which uses 100 percent top-grain leather from South American hides, made in the U.S. and available for quick delivery.
Last Chance To Purchase Tickets For Hall Of Fame Banquet
AHFHF will induct five industry leaders including, Aminy I. Audi, Michael Massood, Laurence “Larry” Za Yu Moh, Barry Tatelman, and Eliot Tatelman.
Bellini Modern Living To Introduce New Italian Division At High Point Market
The line is designed and manufactured by a third-generation family of artisans in Italy, who combine state-of-the- art production processes with time-honored craftsman techniques.
Sleep Train’s 9th Annual Charity Golf Classic Raises $1 Million To Benefit West Coast Foster Youth
Funds raised will support middle school and high school-age foster youth prepare for and achieve their higher education goals.
West Bros To Debut Camber Bedroom By Blake Tovin
High Point introduction has clean modern styling and sophistication.
69 Year Old Jodlbauer Furniture To Liquidate
The inventory and contents located at two company properties in Elkton, Maryland are being sold off during an event, and the properties have been listed for sale.
Kurt Ling and Steve Baumberger Launch Posh+Lavish™
New luxury mattress brand will be sold exclusively through independent retailers with brick and mortar stores.
Turning Data Into Furniture Sales: Tip #7: The Secret to High Impact Marketing Campaigns: Clustering
You need to start clustering your customers into very well-defined segments. Clustering is the more effective way to strategize and implement your marketing campaigns.
Closet & Storage Concepts® and More Space Place® Open Three New Franchises
Company sees upside potential for storage solutions and space saving furniture resulting from shifting needs and downsizing trends in the housing market.
Legends Furniture Celebrates 25 Years of Growth
25th anniversary celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17th at Legend's Furniture Plaza showroom, featuring food, beverages, live music and karaoke.
Mega Motion®, Windermere Motion And IMC Host “Dilly Bar” Fundraiser At October Market
Fundraiser will benefit Helping Hands Emergency Assistance Ministry serving those in need in the greater High Point area since 1995.
Lazzaro Leather Adding New Styles, Categories For High Point
Additions include updated dining room program, upholstered headboards and more.
2016 Canadian Furniture Show To Build On Success of 2015 Show
The 2015 Show had more than 425,000 square feet of space and included 245 exhibitors, about 100 of which were new exhibitors, more than double the average of the last few years.
Thomasville® And Lane® Launch New Consumer Websites
Complete re-build of former sites help continue to build on-line presence for brands.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 216: The Almost Almighty Title Tag
For better search rankings and conversions, carefully develop your title tags with each page’s keywords.
Surya to Debut Collections from Designer Emma Gardner at High Point Market
The new collections include micro-loop and loop-and-pile constructions in a range of fresh, unexpected palettes and energetic motifs.
Universal Furniture And Smartstuff™ To Help Sponsor Wayfair’s First Heart Home Conference
The two-day event will bring together home lifestyle experts and influencers – bloggers, designers, and other entrepreneurs.
Ashley Furniture Completes 175,000 sq. ft. Addition To Ecru, MS Manufacturing and Distribution Center
Expansion increases the company’s footprint in Ecru to nearly 2 million square feet and employment in MS to nearly 4,000 people.
High Point Market Authority Announces Opening Breakfast for Fall Market
The topic for this event will be “Design and Sense of Place: How do Geography and Aesthetic Relate?”
Is the Furniture Industry Facing “Armoiregeddon?
New report (available for free download) details current state of american furniture industry.
Resource Decor To Debut At High Point Market
From modern statements to heritage-inspired pieces, the company is at the forefront of international interior and design trends.
7 Store Offenbachers Chain Purchases Outdoor Fireplace Retailer
Breadth of outdoor fireplace and grill product lines, combined with expansive network of installation professionals, establishes supplemental niche category for outdoor furnishings entity.
Sheila Luciano Joins Customatic Adjustable Bedz
Luciano’s responsibilities will include account management, customer service and coordination with Customatic’s factories overseas.
Palliser Furniture Introduces High Impact Motion Furniture Signage
Retail design veteran Martin Roberts creates elements to show off Pinacle Seating Studio line.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #145 from Lance Hanish: The Magic Box
That little black box sitting on top of or near your television set may be the key to the growth of your retail business.
Sauder Brings Four New Millennial Focused Collections To High Point
Retro-chic collections, modern pet furniture, technology-inspired pieces and new surface pattern capabilities directed to Generation Y.
Art Van PureSleep Introduces 37.5® technology
Sleep system captures and releases moisture, effectively eliminating excess humidity and heat from building up under the covers which can cause disrupted sleep.
Tayse Rugs To Introduce Five New Collections At High Point
Collections will be featured in updated catalog, also available at High Point.
Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic Donate Over 250 Mattresses to Four Southern California Fire Departments
Sit ‘n Sleep trucks will be delivering the mattresses to each department and will remove the station’s old mattresses for recycling during a community celebration event.
Surya’s New Sister Company Artistic Weavers to Debut at High Point Market
New home accessories brand to focus on penetrating the growing value fashion segment.
High Point Market Product Search & Planning Tool Launches on Steelyard
High Point Market Authority partners with Steelyard to assist professional designers in planning and navigating the world’s largest furnishings industry marketplace.
New Exhibitors Added to SALON for October High Point Market
location at High Point Market to discover hip and trendy new products, SALON is home to design-focused, fashion-forward companies.
Crystorama To Spotlight New Libby Langdon Lighting Collections at High Point
Introductions include two stylish geometric fixtures and an elegant classic design.
Mattress Firm's Dream Bed Launches Online
Starting at $699, both versions of The Dream Bed include seven inches of high-density base foam to provide comfort and reduce motion transfer for sleep partners.
Nominations Now Open for the NAHFA 2016 Retailer of the Year Award
Known as the “Oscars” of the home furnishings industry, the awards recognize members who demonstrate exemplary service to the industry, to their communities and provide an exceptional customer experience in their stores.
Maximizing Retailers' Cash Flow with Tax Savings
For those in the furniture industry who own their commercial buildings, the tax code presents certain incentives that are often overlooked, but represent significant savings.
Calrecycle Approves Mattress Recycling Council’s Recycling Budget & Fee
Mattress retailers and other sellers must collect an $11 recycling fee starting on December 30th on each mattress or box spring sold to California end-users.
Nationwide’s ANSWERS Summit Delivers Strategies to Independents
The summit is held three times each year, and is a unique opportunity for Members to network, learn and position their businesses for growth in their markets.
KAS Rugs To Host “Fashionably Vintage” Bash with Bob Mackie At High Point Market
The party celebrates the launch of a new Bob Mackie Home Vintage rug collection.
Leverage E-Commerce to Boost Holiday Sales
This year, Americans will spend an estimated $32 billion on furniture, surpassing electronics as the third-largest e-commerce category in the country.
Eclipse and Eastman House Get New Licensee
Illinois Sleep Products of Chicago (ISP) will service Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota for these BIA brands.
The Traveling Retailer's Bedding Sales Tip #8: Delivering Great Sleep (And Great Furniture) Can be a Nightmare!
Whether your scenario involves delayed delivery, wrong or missing items, no-fits, soils or tears, it often seems like your customer's reaction is over the top. Here is where it comes from. . .
Nourison Highlights All Natural Fibers And Faux Fur And Hair On Hide At New York Home Fashions Market
Accent rug collections include carved, Accent Decor printed designs and Chatham cotton/ jute blends. Area rug highlights include the Studio Collection with graphic, urban-inspired patterns and the Decor Collection with two-tone color palettes and kinetic graphic designs.
CH Living To Introduce New Catalog at High Point Market
CH Living is targeting retailers that want to tailor their upholstery offerings to the consumers that are shopping for style that speaks to them on a personal level says Mona Ghaleb, Product Manager, CH Living.
Jaipur Rugs' Project Error Collection Nominated For German Design Award
The award is the premium prize of the German Design Council, committed to discovering, presenting and awarding unique design trends.
OW Lee Earns Fourth Straight ICFA Manufacturer of the Year Award
The Manufacturer of the Year award is one of the The International Casual Furnishings Association's top honors.
Lift Chair Manufacturer Plans Fourth Showroom Expansion at the High Point Furniture Market
UltraComfort America is the retail furniture division of the world’s largest power lift chair manufacturer.
Turning Data Into Furniture Sales: Tip #6: Create Customer Profiles and Expand Your Reach with Purchased Lists
How to take the zip codes, combine it with other collected information and get even more bang for your data-based buck.
ART Announces Return of ART Fun Night
ART, the creative home furnishings network will meet for ART Fun Night at High Point Market, on Monday, October 19 at the High Point Bowling Center.
Unity Marketing Says That Retailers Investment Around Xmas Holiday No Longer Pays Off
Report says that gift giving is growing, but timing is changing among shoppers.
Talalay Global Promotes Two Execs To More Senior Roles
Mike Quinn was promoted to Vice President of Operations and Moe Shaham to Vice President of International Sales.
CHFA To Accept Retailers & Buying Groups As Affiliate Members
Association also finalizes events program for 2016.
New Designer-Focused Seminar Roster Announced For High Point Market
Fall Event Features Alexa Hampton, Susanne Kasler, Mariette Himes-Gomez, Carson Kressley
Talalay Global Promotes Two Execs To More Senior Roles
Mike Quinn was promoted to Vice President of Operations and Moe Shaham to Vice President of International Sales.
Best Home Furnishings Breaks Ground on $3.1 Million Expansion
The newly constructed 100,000-square-foot expansion will boost the size of the company’s overall facilities to 1.2 million square feet.
Loloi Introduces the Amazing Anastasia Campaign
This campaign, offers lifestyle bloggers the chance to style a room in their home with a rug from Loloi’s Anastasia collection.
AHFA’s Solution Partners Division To Launch Furniture Industry Jobs Website
The website will target potential workers within a 40-mile radius of Hickory, N.C., including Statesville, Taylorsville, Lenoir, Morganton and Lincolnton.
Kurt Salmon Study Looks At Online Furniture Purchase Intentions
Shifting consumer behavior means that furniture retailers must capitalize on the growing e-commerce market to drive sales among the increasing number of tech-savvy Millennials to remain competitive.
Bedgear Performance Bedding Partners with Denver Broncos
Bedgear and Denver Mattress will host an eight-week retail promotion in 16 of their local retail locations encouraging fans to register to win an exclusive VIP Broncos experience.
Naturepedic Organic Mattresses Launches Strategic Partnership
Partnership with Enchanté Boutique Hotel distinguishes Naturepedic Organic Mattresses as a luxury adult mattress brand.
Somerton Dwelling Promotes Lena To Vice President – Merchandising And Design
Stephanie Lena takes on more responsibilities in Merchandising, Product Development and Marketing.
Capel Rugs To Feature 25 Fresh Designs at October High Point Market
Introductions include innovative hand tufted, flat woven and hand knotted models.
Suites At Market Square Merges Temporary Showrooms
Fall High Point Market features over 340 exhibitors and designer
“Suite Spot” tours.
Nourison Launches Nico Home, a New Home Décor Division At High Point Market
Nourison's new division will offer a wide range of styles to suit every taste from traditional to contemporary. Products are offered at various price points starting at $199 to $1999 for a 5’x8’ rug
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #144 from Lance Hanish: Video Effectiveness Is Increasing. Which Content Types Are Working?
Survey finds top video types include customer testimonials, explainer/tutorial videos and demonstration videos.
Retail Technology Tip #1 From Storis: Keeping Customer Credit Card Information Safe
As of October 2015, retailers will have the responsibility of certain fraudulent activity that happens in their store if they are not compliant with liability changes set forth by the major credit card companies.
Sinomax, USA & Dormeo N.A. Close Deal On Equity Stake
New capital investment will fuel Dormeo growth in U.S.
Kluft Names New England Territory Manager
Craig Beauregard comes to Kluft with 25 years of experience in field sales and territory management. He will report to Vice President of Sales Chad Megard.
High Point Market Expecting to Receive Additional Funding from North Carolina State Budget
A 2013 Duke University study found that High Point Market generates more than $5.39 billion in economic impact to the overall regional economy.
Mattress industry comes to Cologne
Leading European trade fair for the mattress industry reports that the sleep segment hall is already fully booked.
Mega/Windermere Motion Expands. Promotes Dennis Valkanoff; Hires Pat Ramey
Mega/Windermere Motion has also acquired a manufacturing facility in Pontotoc, Mississippi.
Loloi to Introduce 10 New Rug Collections at High Point
Introductions include rugs by boho designer Justina Blakeney, pillows and throws.
Nourison partnering with VERANDA magazine to sponsor the Rolex Central Park Horse Show
The inaugural U.S Open Show Jumping Competition will highlight the Rolex Central Park Horse Show, running from Sept. 23-27.
ISUZU Introduces 2016 13,000-LB. GVWR NPR Diesel.
2016 NPR Diesel offers furniture retailers more capability than previously available in an entry-level Isuzu diesel truck—while still providing legendary Isuzu durability and fuel economy.
Panama Jack Expands Into New Product Lines
The expanded and new agreements broaden Panama Jack’s reach and depth across all of its primary product lines: home furnishings, apparel and accessories, and beach gear.
AICO To Debut Michael Amini Lighting
The company will introduce 8 different styles in High Point, featuring selections in chrome, gold, and antique brass finishes and elaborate crystal and glass accents.
Tepperman’s Donates To Women’s Interval Home
As part of Tepperman’s 90th Anniversary celebration year, Ontario-based retailer donates to fund programs to help women and children at risk.
Feizy Partners With House Beautiful For High Point Introductions
Feizy worked with the magazine’s editorial team to select rugs in a variety of styles in the magazine's top five fall colors to feature in the Feizy fall 2015 catalog.
Bob’s Discount Furniture and Children’s Author Visit Hospital Patients
Children were able to attend the event or watch it live on televisions in their hospital rooms.
KAS Rugs adds Second Warehouse in Calhoun, GA
Second warehouse expansion this year to bring the company’s total warehouse space to 231,000 sq.ft.
CFMA Holds First Annual Furniture Industry Social
CFMA President, Scott Sandberg, presented CFMA's 2015 Manufacturer of the Year Award to Arcadia, a maker of fine furniture.
Retailers Receive Excellence Awards At FurnitureDealer.Net User Conference
The user conference's theme was "Connect". Retail attendees focused on learning how to strengthen connections with their employees.
Lazzaro Leather to Launch LEA Division at High Point Market
the new division will debut a 23-piece assortment of products at market, including metal and wood benches, bar chairs and stools, TV cabinets, lamps, occasional tables, bookshelves and serving carts.
Loloi Named Finalist for ARTS Award For 12th Consecutive Year
Award ceremony and black-tie gala announcing winners in January 2016.
Jana Platina Phipps Joins ITMA Board
Known as “Trim Queen” by her clients, she uses her blog and social media channels to chronicle how the design community uses trimmings creatively.
Martin Roberts Design Gets Revamped Company Website
Roberts gives advice to furniture retailers on the importance of periodically re-evaluating websites to make them more interesting and inspiring.
High Point Market’s Stars Under the Stars Event to Feature All-4-One and Michael McDonald
High Point Market, is offering two unique nights of entertainment at Fall Market, October 17 - 22, 2015.
The Traveling Retailer's Bedding Sales Tip #7: It’s The Other 62 Games That Count
Big league baseball is kinda like our retail mattress world. No matter what you do, you’ll close about a third of your shoppers.
The Future of 3D Printing for The Interior Design Industry
Bienenstock Furniture Library to host presentation by industry expert Jean-Jacques L'Henaff at High Point Market
The Traveling Retailer's Bedding Sales Tip #6: I Scream, You Scream!
The SELLINNG SEASON is here, and it’s time to turn on your GUERILLA MARKETING campaign.
High Point Market Authority Announces Design Bloggers Tour Participants and Sponsors
The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour program was designed to bring a group of ten authoritative design bloggers to High Point Market for a 3-day tour of sponsoring showrooms.
MIFF, 2016's First Show In Asia Nearly Sold Out
MIFF 2016 is anticipated to host 500 exhibitors from 12 countries. In 2015, the event attracted 18,000 attendees from 130 countries with a significant number of first timer buyers and sales totaling US$865 million.
Casual Market Chicago Special Events, Seminars And Keynote Presentations
In addition to seeing the latest collections from 250+ leading manufacturers in the outdoor/casual furniture and accessories industries, Casual Market Chicago offers attendees compelling keynote speakers and events.
AICO Promotes Yarbrough To Director of Marketing
Yarbrough will interface with the editorial teams of key publications, support and promote public relations initiatives, and drive the creative and macro marketing strategies of the company.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 215: Waiting for SEO
Search engine optimization (SEO) is not like paying for a print ad and choosing where you want it to appear in a publication. Nor is it like paying for a digital ad that shows up alongside organic searches.
SFC Founding Member Lee Industries Earns Exemplary Gold Recognition
Company has been for its deep environmental commitment and exemplary implementation of a range of best practices for sustainability.
TEMPOE Hires Tilley As Director Of Strategic Account Management
Prior to joining TEMPOE, Brian Tilley worked for industry leaders within the finance technology industry.
Surya to Emphasize Color, Effortless Coordination of Outdoor Accessories at Casual Market
Brand recently recognized for excellence in outdoor rug design.
Lazzaro Leather Debuting New AYLazzaro Handbag Program at October Market
Leather furniture manufacturer says the fashion-oriented line offers retailers category for building traffic and sales.
Brown Jordan Debuts 2016 Textile Collection
Brown Jordan reported the debut of its 2016 textile collection designed exclusively by Sunbrella; featuring 63 Suncloth Jacquards and Stripes, 75 Solids and 25 Versatex Mesh fabrics.
ICFA Announces Design Excellence Category Winners
Eleven manufacturers of outdoor home furnishings and accessories have been recognized for their outstanding product designs.
Resource Decor to Expand its Successful Business Model to the US Market. High Point Market Debut
Company offers distinctive unique brands and lifestyles from international designers with exclusive distribution.
STORIS To Support EMV Liability Changes For Credit Card Processing
STORIS says that going forward, retailers will have the responsibility for any fraudulent activity that occurs in their stores if they are not compliant with EMV changes set forth by the major credit card companies.
Capel Rugs Redesigns High Point Showroom for October Market
Capel says special giveaways and discounts will add spice to buyers' shopping experience.
Surya Names Winners of Surya Spaces Contest
More than 150 images showcasing design projects featuring Surya rugs and accessories were submitted by interior designers from across the country.
Pierre de Villeméjane Named CEO Of Heritage Home Group
de Villeméjane transformed WWRD and its portfolio of brands – Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Royal Albert – now sets a course for growth at HHG.
2015 Pinnacle Awards to Feature Furniture Industry Veteran Jerry Epperson
Long revered as a highly-recognized furniture and finance analyst, Jerry Epperson will be the keynote speaker and co-host of the twentieth annual American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) Pinnacle Awards.
Online- Only Mattress Retailer Saatva Grows 3,337% In Past 3 Years
Manufacturer/retailer as been named #101 to the 2015 Inc. 500/5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Had $28.6M in 2014 revenue.
High Point Market Authority to Offer Two Designer Master Classes for Fall 2015 Market
Sessions in partnership with ASID will provide attendees with a total of .5 CEUs.
Expanded Design Chicago Returns To The Merchandise Mart
The Midwest’s largest residential design conference to feature presentations by industry experts, compelling CEU seminars, the Chicago VIP Luxury Gala and Ones to Watch Reception.
Casual Industry Names Manufacturer Leadership Award Recipients
The winners will receive crystal trophies on September 16 on the opening day of Casual Market Chicago on September 18th.
A.R.T. Furniture Names Adam Tilley As New VP Of Merchandising - Case Goods
Tilley will be responsible for the development and execution of the merchandising of case goods and product development process, including identifying new style trends and working closely with customers and sales management.
Angela Owen of Suite Sleep and Roger Coffey of Latexco West Re-elected Vice Chairman and Treasurer of SSA
The Specialty Sleep Association Board also re-elected Roger Coffey to serve as Secretary/ Treasurer of the non-profit industry association.
imm cologne & Living Interiors Show Reports Strong Pre-Registration Activity
Cologne Show says 80% of available exhibition space is booked and international registrations show double digit growth.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Opens Newest Store in Wyomissing, PA
Rapidly expanding furniture chain celebrates fourth new Pennsylvania store in four months.
Scott L. Thompson Named Chairman, President And Chief Executive Officer Of Tempur Sealy
Mr. Thompson has more than two decades of executive leadership experience, most recently as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.
Hooker Furniture Reports 70% Income Gain on Higher Sales in Second Quarter
Net income increased 46%, or $2.3 million, to $7.4 million, or $0.69 per share compared to $0.47 per share in the prior-year period.
The Traveling Retailer's Bedding Sales Tip #5: The Chicken, The Egg and USA This Weekend
If your investment in newspaper adverting is more than 50% of your investment in electronic media, you are fishing in the wrong pond!
Mattress Firm Promotes Ken Murphy to President and Rob Killgore to Chief Operating Officer
In his expanded role as president, Ken Murphy now has responsibility for all sales functions of the Company, including store operations and distribution, marketing, merchandising and eCommerce.
Castle Home Furnishings Launches CH LIVING Brand
Sofa, sectionals, loveseat, chairs, ottomans and benches will make up the product offering at High Point Market.
Habersham To Leave High Point Market After 34 Years
Company still plans to introduce in October a new premium custom kitchen and bath cabinetry line that represents a new market focus for Habersham.
Treasure Garden Introduces New Color Trends for 2016
Color stories being added for 2016 include bold solids to cool green and taupe combinations.
Home Furnishing International Launches Major Outdoor Collection
Vertical fabric and home fashions supplier exhibits at Casual Market Chicago for the first time; unveiling selection of outdoor fabrics, pillows, cushions & accessories.
Fine Furniture Design Sponsors Beer Naming Contest
Beer name will be unveiled during their High Point opening celebration, ‘Blues, Brews, & Bistro’ event at 305 South Hamilton Street on Friday, Oct. 16.
Furniture Dominates Decorating Den Interiors First-Half Retail Sales
Furniture sales take over the top product category position for the first time in the company’s 46-year history.
Surya Sets Fundraising Goal of $75K for “Miles for Meals” Campaign
Aims to provide lunchtime meals for 5,000 school children in rural India for an entire year.
Ever Wonder What Your Mattress Experiences As It Ages?
Consumer Affairs publishes animated infographic that tablulates changes in an aging mattress in graphic detail.
TEMPOE Hires VP Of Product Development
& Partner Alliances
Provider of no credit required shopping hires Sanjiv Karani.
Over 60 Students Participate in Groovystuff by Design Challenge
Over 60 students from Florida State University, The University of Minnesota, Auburn University, and Appalachian State University will be participating.
The Patio Daddyo Announces Winner Of Las Vegas Chair Giveaway
Susan Nicole Thompson, Lead Designer and Owner of The Design House Interior Design won the drawing for two unfinished The Patio Daddyo Cedar Chat Chairs.
Tayse Rugs Moves To New Larger High Point Showroom
New collections include the romantic and vintage Ambiance Collection; the colorful and artisanal Avon Collection; as well as the upscale and venerable Fairmont Collection.
Cory Home Delivery Expands Service with Key Retailers
Home delivery specialist expands business with Bob's Discount Furniture, Trivett's Furniture, Art Van and El Dorado.
Jordan's Furniture Donates to Cradles To Crayons
Jordans is collecting like-new and new clothes and shoes for children to go toward the Cradles to Crayons "Ready For School" program.
Turning Data Into Furniture Sales: Tip #5 - New Store Locations – Let the Zip Codes Do the Talking
Does the old business adage, “location, location, location” still have relevance when the digital marketplace is outpacing their bricks and mortar competition?
Educating The Mattress Customer
Yes, you can overdo it. But, too little education is much worse than too much education.
Tina Hart Joins Talalay Global As New Midwest Component Sales Director
Tina joins Talalay Global from Serta National Bedding, where she was most recently in sales serving clients in the St. Louis market.
National IFDA Educational Foundation Raymond Waites Design Competition Winner Announced
Iowa State University student will receive a $5000 cash prize and a trip to the High Point International Furniture Market in October.
Park Avenue Living Brand To Debut At High Point Market
The Park Avenue Living collection will be on display in the Rug Market/Rojo 16 showroom in Suites at Market Square in High Point.
Mona Delia Joins Design Management Company
Mona, who was most recently VP Communications for the High Point Market Authority will oversee marketing and communications for interior design and home furnishings recruiting company.
PureCare VP Marketing and Creative Sarah Budensiek Elected to SSA Board of Directors
A Graphic Design USA award winner and involved bedding industry advocate, Budensiek is a member of both WithIt and the Specialty Sleep Association.
Casual Market Chicago Welcomes 40 New Exhibitors
Outdoor brands to showcase latest designs, September 16-19, 2015
Keystone Collections Introduces Storage Solutions At High Point Market
The storage beds from Keystone Collections have ten different drawer configurations available.
Massoud Announces Fall 2015 High Point Market Upholstery Introductions
Massoud reported that it will showcase a versatile range of upholstery styles, frames and custom options for every space in the home during the Fall 2015 High Point Market.
Reverie Makes Investment In Sleep Education For Disadvantaged Kids
Sleep innovator will donate $35 per Sweet Slumber™ pillow sold In September and October to provide kids with sleep kits.
Ambella Home Announces High Point Introductions
Ambella Home will unveil more than 50 new accent furniture designs,20+ new pieces of upholstery and 50 fabrics.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
June 2015 orders continued to show growth, increasing 10 percent over June 2014, consumer confidence rises.
The Traveling Retailer's Bedding Sales Tip #4: That New Camry, Mobile Media, and The Perfect Mattress
Recent USA Today story concerned Millenials and their car shopping experience. And in almost every sentence, you could take out the word CAR and replace it with MATTRESS or FURNITURE.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #143 from Lance Hanish: Knowing Mobile…Current eMail Stats
Yesmail reports that mobile clicks accounted for 46% of all email clicks in Q2, up from 35% share during the year-earlier period, and 27% of email-driven orders (up from 22% in Q2 2014).
Stein World Launches New Integrated Website
Enhanced site offers new look, upgraded tools and greater functionality.
High Point Market Announces Expanded Design Viewpoints Series Topics for Fall Market
The series offers up to .6 continuing education units (CEUs) to those who attend at the upcoming Fall High Point Market, and all sessions are IDCEC approved.
Nationwide Announces Continued Growth for HTSN
Seven new member retailers join the group following Nationwide's recent PrimeTime show iin Las Vegas.
ASFD Announces 2015 Pinnacle™ Award Judging Panel
Pinnacle™ winners will be announced at association’s annual awards banquet/ceremony that will take place on Monday, October 19th in the IHFC Ballroom during the Fall High Point Market.
Hanne named Operations Manager of
Six Regional La –Z-Boy Stores
Mark Hanne will supervise all product flow, servicing thousands of customers annually. He will also be responsible managing all company facilities.
Flexsteel Secures DualFlex Spring Patent
This spring system is used in all Flexsteel Home Furnishings reclining furniture and all Latitudes Collection furniture.
Fine Furniture Design Moving To Freestanding Showroom
New location is at 305 S. Hamilton St. near Green St.
HomTex Inc. Expands Production Capacity
Home textiles resource adds 50 jobs at new cut-and-sew operation.
The Importance Of Follow-Up
This little story is true, and unfortunately, is repeated thousands of times every day all across this great country.
Sound Sleep Products opens Paramount Sleep Collection showroom in Tacoma
Located in the center of downtown Tacoma’s theater district, Sound Sleep’s new showroom is open to open to retail furniture and bedding retailers.
Lazzaro Leather Launches New Travel-Themed Design Competition
Entries will explore 'Places and Spaces' where travel and design meet.
Online Retailer Renegade Furniture Group Reports Three-Year Sales Growth of 283%
Ranks No. 1456 on the 2015 Inc. 5000, Making the List for the Third Straight Year
Treasure Garden To Introduce Protective Covers For Fire Pit Designs
The soon to be unveiled line of durable Chat/Fire Pit covers was developed in response to the considerable growth occurring in the fire feature category.
ITMA Showtime® Market Signs Long-term Lease with IMC in High Point
The largest decorative fabric show in the US, the Showtime event is produced by and for the members of ITMA.
Baker Promoted to Merchandise Manager For Six Regional La -Z-Boy Stores.
Ronda Baker will be responsible for selecting and staging the extensive selection of home furnishings available at each La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery location.
Surya Kicks Off Inaugural End of Summer Accessories Sale
Brand to offer 20 percent savings on all non-rug categories.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 214: Check the Mobile Version of Your Website
Elements that are fine on the desktop version should be removed for the mobile-friendly version of your site. And sometimes things just go wonky and should be fixed.
AHFA Sponsors Symposium On Tip-Over Accidents
Discussion results in anticipated updates to furniture tip-over standard including a label that distinguishes between compliant and non-compliant products.
Jaipur Rugs Moves Up Annual Inc. 5000 List
Attributes significant rise in rankings to consumers’ growing interest in authenticity and meaning in the products they purchase
Style Spotters Gearing Up for Fall High Point Market, Product Preview & New Sponsor
Using what they learned at Spring Market, the team is poised to scour the Market looking for fabulous finds, spot the up-and-coming trends, and predict what they think we’ll see in the world of home furnishings going forward.
Loloi Rugs Expands New York Showroom by 33 Percent
Company offers more space, products at New York Market Sept. 28-Oct. 1.
Sustainable Furnishings Council And Cologne Show Partner For January Show
SFC members will be given the opportunity to exhibit in highly visible locations throughout the show with access to international importers and distributors.
KAS Rugs Unveils Second Annual Fashion-Forward Look Book
At 240-pages, the landscape bound book is more than a traditional catalog.
Thomasville Teams With Jena Hall, Announces New Collection For Fall
Elements & Origins™ lifestyle series draws on the American experience.
Marge Carson Holds National Sales Meeting
Meeting previewed Marge Carson’s Mid-Century Modern-styled “Lake Shore Drive” collection set to debut at the October High Point Market.
Dover Rug & Home to Open Third Location
Dover-Burlington says it will offer exceptional products and services, with the backing of the extensive inventory in their Natick and Boston stores.
Fashion Bed Group Introduces Distinctive New Designs
Featuring dramatic silhouettes, bold color schemes – and even bolder price points – the new retro-inspired Parkland platform bed and French Madera reinforce Fashion Bed Group’s distinct ability to deliver style and quality at an exceptional value.
Talalay Global Promotes Kimberly Fisher To Chief Operating Officer
With nearly two decades experience in senior manufacturing roles, Fisher was previously Vice President of Operations.
Sinomax USA Takes Equity Stake In Dormeo N.A.
Capital infusion will be used to grow the Dormeo brand.
Furniture Retail Energy Saving Store Tip #4: LED Lighting, Your Secret HVAC Solution
Most retailers know the advantages of LED lighting but not everybody knows that installing LED lighting lowers the amount of work the HVAC unit has to do to keep the showroom cool.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Survey Reveals Feng Shui's Importance
Research has implications for furniture and other home furnishings purchases made by the fastest growing segment of home purchasers; Chinese and Chinese American buyers.
MEGA Group USA Reports Successful Fall National Convention
Attendees experienced three days of training from world-class vendors, plus informational sessions from professionals in the appliance, home furnishings, bedding and electronics industry.
Talalay Global Promotes Steve Turner To Chief Financial Officer
Steve Turner joined Talalay Global in 2014 and has been instrumental in driving the finance team utilizing continuous improvement tools.
Mohegan Sun Casino, Resort Selects CT-Based Gold Bond
Connecticut’s largest hotel and casino resort to provide its guests with 3,216 luxury mattresses and box springs made by locally based employees.
E.S. Kluft & Aireloom Announce Major Deal With Canadian Retailer Hudson’s Bay
E.S. Kluft & Company, maker and distributor of luxury mattresses, announced it will begin offering select Kluft and Aireloom™ mattresses exclusively at 40 premium Hudson’s Bay locations.
Pride Family Brands Introduces Belle Epoque Collection
Inspired by European elegance and a “joie de vivre,” the Belle Epoque Collection from Pride Family Brands is crafted for fashionable outdoor living.
Online Marketing Tip for Furniture Stores: Part 2 - Content Marketing Assets
While nothing can replace the traditional marketing methods that dominate your showroom floor, content marketing matters as it drives brand identity, public perception and traffic to both your virtual and physical storefronts.
Bedding Industries of America Donates Mattresses for Papal Visit To Philadelphia
Company will provide the mattresses for Pope Francis and his entourage for their upcoming visit in the United States to New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
La-Z-Boy Reports Improved First Quarter Results
Same-store written sales for the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® store network increased 5.3 percent.
The Traveling Retailer's Bedding Sales Tip #3: It’s Time to Get Rid Of Those Leftovers
Tips for selling off old and worn inventory off like it was yesterday’s fried mush. Cash trumps damaged goods every day!
Turning Data Into Furniture Sales: Tip #4 - 7 Easy Steps to a Successful Marketing Campaign
The key to effective marketing campaigns is testing, testing…then testing again.
Leggett & Platt Announces David Haffner's Retirement
Karl Glassman will assume CEO r.ole On January 1, 2016
Leon's Furniture Reports Same Store Sales Increase of 1.7%
Revenue increased $9,764,000 or 2.1% between the comparative quarters.
Versatile Credit Partners with Arkansas Homefurnishings Association
The Little Rock-based association has more than 500 retail members and associates, providing them with lobbying, education, consultation and a sharing of home furnishing retail experiences.
Purchasing Guide For Interior Design Professionals Available From IDS
Guide contains exclusive access to design-related goods and services.
Can You Spot The Impact These TV Shows Have Had On Your Customers' Homes?
Infographic covers some of the most popular shows of the last 60 years, including Mad Men, Big Bang Theory, Friends, Seinfeld and The Brady Bunch.
Loloi Launches New Sample Rack for Beautiful Displays
The rack allows dealers to feature 50 square samples and 16 color blankets in a visually arresting presentation made from steel and wood accents.
Bespoke Furniture Company Joybird Launches Wholesale Range
Joybird provides step-by-step assistance to help customers design their own unique furnishings and offers extensive customer support.
Rent-A-Center, Inc. Announces Management Transition
Rent-A-Center, Inc. announced the resignation of Mitchell E. Fadel, President and Chief Operating Officer.
Rent-A-Center, Inc. Announces Management Transition
Rent-A-Center, Inc. announced the resignation of Mitchell E. Fadel, President and Chief Operating Officer.
Furniture Medic Launches Improved Support For Furniture Retailers
National company provides structure repair services, furniture enhancement, precision repair services and motion furniture.
Fashion Bed Group Unfolds Innovative SN@P™ Beds
SN@P Beds combine style and simplicity in designs that deliver meaningful benefits for both online and brick-and-mortar retailers, as well as consumers.
How to Entice Holiday Shoppers This Year
Study says to set your sights on the affluent 'heavy-lifters'.
Fine Furniture Design Completes Rebranding
The new branding includes everything from business cards and corporate signage to catalogs and retail point-of-sale tools.
Chatham-Kent Hospice Benefits from Tepperman’s Anniversary Celebration
As part of Tepperman’s 90th Anniversary celebration year, Tepperman's have chosen to support Chatham-Kent Hospice with a $5,000 donation
American Home Furnishings Hall Of Fame Expands Annual Induction Celebration With New Content And Journal Advertising
Hosting the event will be award-winning actress, author, artist and designer Jane Seymour.
SFC Announces New, Improved Website, SustainableFurnishings.org
Improvements include mobile responsiveness and new tools/resources for home furnishings professionals and consumers.
Surya Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Consecutive Year, Joins Inc. 5000 Honor Roll
Brand recognized for consistent triple digit growth.
Malouf Expands Sleep Tite Mattress Protector Family
Malouf releases new mattress protectors to build breadth and depth to one of its staple product families.
IFDA Educational Foundation Announces Professional Grant Winners
The Educational Foundation is the philanthropic and educational arm of IFDA.
American Signature, Inc. Launches New Advertising Campaign to Show Customers “How to Buy the Perfect Piece”
TV, radio spots highlight affordable furnishing options to fit every home.
DreamFit Brand Adds Director of Sales
HomTex Inc., manufacturer of the DreamFit® brand of sheets, pillows and mattress pads, reported that it recently named Benjamin Nelson director of sales and development, a new position.
Tony Yarussi To Lead Case Goods Development For Thomasville
He joins HHG from Thomasville of New Jersey where he previously served as Director of Store Operations.
Fashion Bed Group Introduces The Ultimate Bed Frame ‘Solutions’
New universal bed frame is easy to assemble, transport and store.
The Traveling Retailer's Bedding Sales Tip #2: You Can’t Learn From What They Do Lousy!
During this past week, I went on a Competitive Shopping Trip. You know, getting out of the comfort zone to learn why we don’t close sales at 100%.
Philipp Selva Collection to Debut at High Point
Selva will also unveil its newly renovated showroom at the fall show.
David Francis Nominated for Multiple Pinnacle Awards
The Pinnacle is the nation’s foremost furniture design achievement award, given by the American Society of Furniture Designers.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Celebrates Grand Opening
Leading up to the August 8 grand opening, Bob’s presented Random Acts of Kindness checks totaling $10,000 to seven local organizations.
Jane Seymour To Host 27th Induction Banquet For The American Home Furnishings Hall Of Fame Foundation
Award-winning actress, author, artist and designer Jane Seymour will host the 27th annual American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Banquet being held Oct. 18 during the Fall High Point Market.
Feizy Introduced St. Germaine Rug Collection at Las Vegas Market
The hand-tufted rugs offer relaxed luxury and the effortless comfort of viscose.
Shifman Announces Winner Of Mattress Contest Give-Away
Ben Willis of Willis Furniture in Virginia Beach, VA, is the winner of Shifman’s mattress contest give-away held at this past April’s High Point Market.
Fabelli Group Introduces New Entertainment Center and Case Goods Lines
New Lines from the high-quality but affordably priced furniture maker to debut at the October High Point Market.
Delivery Checklist From Cory Home Delivery
Whether your delivery operations are handled “in house”, or are executed by a third party, here are some questions you should be asking.
High Point Market Refreshes Media Center
The High Point Market Authority has teamed up with industry associations ASID, ASFD and AHFA to design the new center, dubbed MediaLink.
ART Conference 2016 Location Announced
ART Conference specializes in programming that inspires and motivates the home accessory industry attendees.
Norris Furniture & Interiors Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Home
The Norris Furniture team contributed 310 hours of volunteer labor, and contributed $75,000 to the construction of the home.
PMP Sales and Furniture First Partner To Provide Services To Independent Retailers
The consulting and promotion company will offer services to Furniture First's 215 stockholder-members.
Korie Robertson To Appear At Tupelo Market
Korie Robertson is a New York Times best-selling author, and the wife of Duck Commander® CEO Willie Robertson. She will appear at the Classy Art showroom.
Versatile Credit partners with North American Home Furnishings Association
NAHFA says Versatile’s partnership with the NAHFA preferred primary lender, Synchrony Financial provides seamless integration for NAHFA members.
The Traveling Retailer's Bedding Sales Tip #1: Marie Osmond and The Other 20 Days This Month
Sell the 20 days your SHOPPER is AWAKE and chances are the Mattress, Base, and Accessories will go with it.
NIWA Reports Record Expo Participation
Organizers for the Northern Indiana Woodcrafters Association reported record-setting participation of at the annual NIWA Furniture Expo held recently at the Michiana Event Center in Howe, Indiana.
Tempur-Pedic® Sleep Center Opens At U.S. Ski And Snowboard Association’s Center Of Excellence
By integrating sleep science into advanced training regimens, the USSA will track how transformative sleep positively impacts athlete performance, recovery and overall training ability.
High Point Market Authority Announces ASID Education Partnership
The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has partnered with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for its educational offerings during Fall Market, October 17 – 22, 2015.
REM-Fit Introduces REM-Fit Life Mobile App
Active lifestyle bedding company creates digital hub for fitness videos and info.
Kindel Furniture Acquires Councill Furniture
The 114 year old American luxury furniture maker recently announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the intellectual property of Councill Company LLC.
Case Study: Make Digital Marketing and Brand Relationships Count
Synchronized efforts at both the brand and local retail level can help establish a formidable marketing strategy that’s sure to compete with Big Box retailers.
Decorating Den Interiors names Suzanne Price new Director of Training and Education
Price is responsible for the company’s training center in Easton, Md., its Professional Decorating and Sales School, and its program of continuous education through field managers.
Ellen Connelly Taaffe
Elected to Board of Directors at Hooker Furniture Corporation
Taaffe is a consumer marketing and strategy specialist with senior executive experience across a wide range of companies including PepsiCo, Quaker Oats, Whirlpool and Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Turning Data Into Furniture Sales: Tip #3 - The #1 Way to Slash Your Marketing Spend
Identify those customers who are most likely to make a purchase, and create targeted campaigns that speak to their needs - right now.
Article: Why You Sell More Using A 3D Room Planner
To deliver an experience that is all about "her", you must understand the look and feel she wants to create, the colors she is working with and what signals she wants to send to people entering her home.
Lazzaro Leather Moving to Expanded IHFC Showroom
Leather specialist says it is nearly doubling space to make room for more Intros, best sellers.
Shopper Research: Consumers Harness Connected Technologies on the Path to Furniture Purchase
Blackhawk Engagement Solutions’ shopper survey demonstrates how connected consumers are shopping, and how furniture retailers can effectively leverage new tech-savvy shopping habits.
High Point Market Authority Announces Design Bloggers Tour for Fall Market 2015
The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour will bring a group of ten (10) authoritative design bloggers to High Point Market for a 3-day tour of sponsoring showrooms.
Veranda Classics by Foremost To Show Casual Market Chicago
The new showroom, #1650, boasts more than 9,000 square feet of space.
Fine Furniture Design Appoints Eric Graham As President
Graham joins Fine Furniture Design from Century Furniture, where he most recently served as senior director of Century Wood Products and Century Leisure.
Registration for Fall High Point Market Now Open
The High Point Market Authority announced that registration for the Fall 2015 High Point Market is now open for buyers, international buyers, exhibitors, trade/industry, press and students.
Linda Kafka Named Managing Director at SOFA
Kafka oversees SOFA's (Source of Furniture & Accessories at the International Centre, Toronto, Canada) designer/ decor showrooms for the trade only.
Zuo To Host Memorial Service For Joan Harvey At Vegas Market
Zuo Modern will host a memorial service for Harvey on Aug. 2, during the Las Vegas Market.
Bernie & Phyl’s Launches Fun New Television Ads To Drive Traffic - See Video
The new “old” campaign takes old black-and-white industrial films and C-level movie scenes, and dubbs in dialogue referencing the sales tax holiday pledge at Bernie & Phyl’s.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
Year-to-date, furniture shipments remained 7 percent ahead of 2014. Positive indicators include personal consumption expenditures, exports and residential fixed investment.
Lacks Valley Selects Connie Post Affordable Design Solutions
Lacks Valley Stores, Ltd., reported that it has chosen Connie Post Affordable Design Solutions for the renovation and rebranding of their Lacks Furniture Galleria in McAllen, Texas.
Stanley Furniture Announces Positive Second Quarter Results
Operating income was $387,000, or 2.6% of net sales, compared to an operating loss of $1.5 million in the prior year second quarter.
Wayfair Partners with Mattress Firm
Shoppers get same day delivery plus quick and convenient online access to major brands.
Boulevard S. Motion Upholstery Line Debuts at Las Vegas Market
The collection is distinguished by an innovative design that combines contemporary motion styling with a stationary platform.
Zuo Modern Launches New Upholstery Collection At Las Vegas Show
All of the new USA-made styles carry the name of a famous American city and are offered in warm smoke and slate greys with bold accent colors.
Nick Alain Designer Home Signature Collection To Launch at Las Vegas Market
Nicholas Alain Trujillo will launch the Nick Alain line with 26 new products with a romantic industrial flair and over 40 former Luna Bella favorites that Nick personally designed.
Picture Yourself in ART Social Media Contest at Las Vegas Market
A one‐year membership will be awarded to a single winner of the social media campaign.
Feizy Searches For Fresh Talent At Las Vegas Market
Designers from across the country will be invited by invitation to be a part of the Haute Trends Collection to debut in 2016.
Seminar on Home Networking Basics At Vegas PrimeTime! By Nationwide
Mike Marko will give participants the big picture, from networking’s role in the current market to creating custom systems for customers at nearly every reasonable budget.
Capel Rugs Introduces Variety of Fashion-Forward Designs At Summer Markets
Latest Offerings Include stunning florals, neo-traditionals, neutrals and solids.
New Las Vegas Market Exhibitor Uses Artistic Collaboration To Benefit Homeless Girls
PTMD by MAKA partners with Deep in Paint to create unique wares, support Vietnam youth home.
Treasure Garden Enhances Outdoor Rug Program With New Gold Collection
All rugs are crafted of 100% polypropylene yarns in an all-weather construction that is stain and soil resistant.
Protect-A-Bed Unveils New App and Pillow Collection
The company will also launch a cross-brand sales promotion at Las Vegas Market.
Modus Furniture Expands Popular Crossroads Dining Program
Modus Furniture International announced that it plans to debut its expanded Crossroads Dining warehouse program during Las Vegas Market.
Amisco Commits To The Industrial Trend At Las Vegas Market
Amisco plans to introduce 37 stools, 8 dining chairs, 2 accent chairs, a pub table and 2 mix-media beds at the summer show.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 213: Inbound Links. The Easy and the Not-So-Easy Ways to Get Them
Link building is an important part of helping your website to rank well in search engines. Start with the easy stuff.
Kingsdown Introduces “Farm To Home” Diamond Royale Mattress Collection At Las Vegas Market
New line is made in America with sustainably sourced natural materials.
Reverie Expands Accessories Program With 3 New Pillows At Las Vegas Market
The Latex Curve, Cool Down and Dual Slumber 3-in-1 pillows reinforce Reverie’s commitment to customization and compatibility with adjustable power bases.
Therapedic To Introduce “Concept” Mattresses At Summer Las Vegas Market
Taking a page from the automotive industry’s playbook, the company is inviting its “dealers” to provide valuable insights and input on the “concept” bed additions to some of its popular collections.
Restonic Teams With Wright To Launch New Pop/Training Platform
New program uses 3d simulation to enrich shopping experience.
MEGA Group USA Signs Exclusive Contract with XSENSOR to Supply REVEAL Technology
REVEAL is a mattress recommendation system created for retailers to help customers find the most comfortable and supportive mattress for their body.
Globe Express Services appoints Poonam Datta as the new Chief Commercial Officer
Datta to strengthen company’s presence in international market.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Collaborates With Fitness & Health Giant Icon
Company introduces advanced sleep products at Las Vegas Market using ifit technology to monitor & improve sleep.
Dormeo N.A. ® Brings Its New Octaspring Office Chair At Las Vegas Market
The launch is a result of Dormeo’s first licensing agreement with True Innovations Inc., a division of Li & Fung Products.
Glideaway Introduces Newest Additions To Sleepharmony Pillow Collection
Developed to give retailers a starting point at the time of sale, the six pillow lineup addresses a consumer’s need for support, cooling, and comfort benefits.
Kingsdown Introduces “Downton Abbey® Home” Mattress Collection At Las Vegas Show
Inspired by popular tv series, new luxury line exudes romance and refinement.
Glideawayto Introduce Upholstered Platform Bed Line At Las Vegas Market
The enhanced platform bed line includes four skus, each featuring stylish designer styles and colors that coincide with contemporary design trends.
Dormeo N.A. ® To Introduce First Octaspring Mattress Topper At Summer Las Vegas Market
Company says the new topper provides retailers another opportunity to offer innovative technology to customers.
E.S. Kluft & Company’s Aireloom® Brand Releases 75th Anniversary Collection
Company also launches its first national television advertising campaign.
Customatic Brings Popular “Lounge” Feature To Its Deck-On-Deck Line
New “Equinox” adjustable bed base model offers widest range of custom positions.
Talalay Global Expands Mineral Component Offerings
When combined with Talalay, copper makes for exceptional sleep system, according to company.
New, Larger Las Vegas Showroom For Therapedic At Summer Market
Doubling of Las Vegas space offers increase exposure to show full-range of products.
Organic Mattresses, Inc. Introduces “Organicpedic Earth” At Las Vegas Market
The new line of beds will bring an American made high-end luxury feel to a marketplace.
Reverie Expanding Line Of Linens Designed For Adjustable Sleep Systems
Luxe Performance, Eco Collection and Organic Linens designed to stay in place as foundation moves.
8th Ante4autism Event To Be Held During Las Vegas Market
The 8th Annual Ante4Autism poker tournament, presented by Serta Simmons bedding, will be held at the Golden Nugget in the “Grand” event center on Sunday, January 24th at 7 PM.
Las Vegas Market Cements Position as the National
Serta, Simmons and additional manufacturers sign long-term leases.
Genesis Software Partners With ChargeItPro To Provide One-Step Payment Processing
Integrated with Genesis Software Systems, ChargeItPro payment processing occurs from any payment screen, so processing credit and debit card payments is simple, seamless, and fast.
Versatile Credit Names Kevin Lawrence Vice President, Sales & Marketing
In his new job, Lawrence will be responsible for helping the recently privatized company offer new customer services and expand into new markets.
Bedgear Announces Global Expansion Plans
International growth strategy includes new senior-level hire.
Las Vegas Market Spotlights Luxury Merchandise
Leading luxury suppliers double down on Las Vegas Market.
Nationwide Moves Ahead On Continuity & Succession Plan
New leadership team leadership team includes Dave Bilas as President and CEO and Jeff Knock as Chief Commercial Officer, along with a move to Executive Vice President for Frank Sandtner and Tom Hickman.
KAS Rugs Hosts “Indoor-Outdoor Deck Party with Donny and Debbie Osmond At Vegas Show
It will be an opportunity for retailers and press to talk with Donny and Debbie about their products in a fun & casual setting.
Date Changed For AHFA Furniture Safety Meeting
A tentative date of August 11 was previously announced for the meeting to discuss technical issues related to preventing furniture and television tip-over accidents.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #142 from Lance Hanish: Wake Up If You Want To Continue In Business
The biggest struggle many companies are finding is in connecting audiences that are quite literally everywhere.
Bob’s Discount Furniture and PFP Raise $452,000 for Children’s Charities
Golf Event breaks $6 million raised for non-profit organizations to date.
Blu Sleep Products To Introduce “The Purity” Pillow At Vegas Show
The fully Washable, plush feeling pillow will be introduced during World Market Center at the August 2015 Las Vegas market.
Jaipur to Launch New Collection with Nikki Chu
The first collection of rugs, pillows, poufs and throws from designer Nikki Chu will be introduced by the Norcross, Ga.-based producer at the Aug. 2-6 Las Vegas Market.
The Patio Daddyo’s To Introduce Unfinished Cedar Express Yourself Chat Chairs At Las Vegas Market
At Market, retailers can enter a drawing to win a pair of unfinished cedar Express Yourself Chat Chairs by choosing their favorite, artist-decorated design.
Bassett Furniture Names Zaccaria VP, Real Estate & New Store Development
She will be responsible for site selection, lease negotiation and store planning for new Bassett retail locations.
ART Vendors To Offer Deals At Las Vegas Market
ART will have an exhibit space during the Las Vegas market in Building C – 5th Floor – 524F and buyers can stop in to join ART in order to take advantage of the vendor specials being offered during the show.
Mega Motion®, Windermere Motion Expands To Larger Showroom At Las Vegas Market
The new showroom provides 100% more space and greater visibility for the Mega Motion and Windermere Motion power recline/ lift chair, as well as the Rascal® mobility scooter lines.
OMI Changes Leadership To Refocus Direction On Luxury, Organic Segment
As part of the strategy, Walt Bader, founder and chairman, has returned as CEO.
David Brian Sanders Announces Launch of New Furniture Collection at Las Vegas Market
The line is a cohesive blend of classic modern design and progressive manufacturing, creating pieces that are both affordable and beautiful.
XSENSOR Technology Promotes Richard Brass To Senior VP Position
Brass' experience includes over 25 years experience in the bedding industry including Regional Vice President of Simmons Bedding Company, President of T3 Recovery Worldwide, and Marketing Director for a key regional retailer.
Versatile Credit Acquired By Technology Investment Firm
Provider of in-store, self-service credit application solutions to expand marketing to more high-ticket retailers
9,000 Pound Elephants Test Somnigel's Durability
Leggett & Platt says that hollow-column, pure gel offers longer comfort life than foams.
Turning Data Into Furniture Sales: Tip #2 - Predictive Analytics
How Predictive Analytics can be integrated into a highly strategic, data-driven marketing plan for increasing your company’s revenue and significantly decreasing marketing costs.
AHFA Schedules Meeting To Discuss Furniture Tip Over Safety
CPSC officials will discuss a recently-completed study of tip restraints. A 30-page CPSC study released in May available for download is of interest to manufacturers and retailers.
What Do HENRYs Want?
They are the high-earners-not-rich-yet customers with household incomes $100k-$249.9k that control some 40% of all consumer spending.
Restonic Launches an Interactive Marketing Platform
The program includes a downloadable, interactive app and video series that compliments their existing robust digital strategy.
HomTex Debuts DreamFit® Luxury Duvet Program at Vegas Market
Based on a successful 7-degree selling system for sheets, the DreamFit® grading scale helps dealers and their customers identify each product’s unique features and benefits.
Lacquer Craft Furniture Appoints Daniel Liao Senior Vice President Of Finance
In his new role, Liao will be responsible for matters relating to corporate finance, capital markets, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate development.
Serta Simmons Bedding Announces Retirement of CEO Gary Fazio
Serta International President Michael Traub named President of SSB during transition.
Furniture.com Relaunches with Enhanced Product Display and Streamlined Shopping Experience
Company says that conversion rate is up 95%, revenue per visit Up 80% since re-launch.
Las Vegas Market Continues Growth in Furniture, Gift and Home Décor Temporaries
The Grommet®, Hallmark® and Somers Furniture join more than 170 new exhibitors.
Pure LatexBLISS Names Regional Director Of Sales For Its Northeast Region
Ed Reardon will lead sales in the company’s northeast region. Prior to joining Pure LatexBLISS, he was key accounts manager for Serta Mattress International.
Surya Shortens Product Development Cycle, Increases Speed to Market
Company says it will offer hundreds of new designs at Las Vegas Market, all backed by inventory.
IMC Announces Management Changes
Craig Staack to retire and Ryan Mahoney named Vice President of Furniture Leasing for Las Vegas Market.
Gotcha Covered Adds A Splash Of The Shore At Las Vegas Market
New collection is available in all sizes including splits, split-top and American Leather Comfort Sleeper® sizes.
IFDA Educational Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners
Applications were received from 21 states for the 6 scholarships.
Greenington Announces New Las Vegas Permanent Showroom
The new showroom is located in Building B of the World Market Center.
Belfort Furniture Unifies Store Exterior With New Design
Retail design veteran Martin Roberts was hired to expand and simplify Belfort's shopping experience.
NAHFA’s Las Vegas RRC Filled with Business Service Providers
The Retailer Resource Center (RRC), located in Building B, space 1050, hosts more than 40 vendors that offer products and services ranging from advertising and marketing, financial, consulting, and design, to technology, training, and warehouse distribution.
Furniture of America Completes Big Office and Warehouse Expansion
Relocation and expansion provides the company with total warehouse space of some 830,000 square feet in the three on site buildings, plus one offsite warehouse less than a half a mile away.
PureCare® Introduces Glacies (“of the ice”) Premium Cooling Sheets with FRIO Rapid Cooling Fibers at the Summer Las Vegas Market
PureCare’s Elements technical textile sheet line expands to offer rapid cooling effects.
OW Lee Introduces the New Bellini Collection
Bellini brings family style seating with a warm and relaxed Italian flair to the outdoors.
Naturepedic Organic Mattresses To Launch New Products At Summer Las Vegas Market
Naturepedic’s Sculpted Organic Latex Pillow and Chablis Organic Luxury Sheet Set will be featured.
Thomashilfen North America to Introduce New Thevo Therapy Mattress St Las Vegas Market.
Two models of the new, German engineered Thevo Therapy Mattress will be shown: a softer and a firmer version of the mattress specifically designed for the North American market.
NAHFA Hires Director of Marketing and Communications
Dan McCann has worked with profit and non-profit companies such as Six Flags, Lamar Advertising and Tri-Counties Bank.
Whittier Wood celebrates 40th Anniversary
Current Whittier products include bedroom, home office, living and media room furniture.
New At Specialty Sleep Association's Las Vegas Showroom
SSA reports that a dozen new companies will show in C-1565 during the Las Vegas Market.
Donco Trading Company To Introduce "Princeton" Bunk Bed At Las Vegas Market
Retailing at $369, the Princeton iss crafted of solid Pine and Pine veneers in a slate grey finish.
Twin-Star Home To Debut Bell’O Floor Mirrors At Las Vegas Summer Market
The 6.5 foot tall locking mirrors open up to reveal an abundant amount of storage for organizing jewelry, ties and other accessories.
Ashley Decides To Continue Under Private Ownership
Todd Wanek, Ashley's CEO says decision was made after discussions with other firms.
Las Vegas Announces Casual/ Outdoor Exhibitors
Floors C-12 and C-13 will include everything trending in the outdoor category, in both permanent and temporary presentations, including furniture to umbrellas to rugs to outdoor fireplaces.
Jordan's Furniture Plans Nashua, MA Expansion
23,000 foot expansion will be used as additional showroom space.
Aaron's Uses Technology To Reward Delivery Drivers
Functionality includes driver visibility, gamification, employer-funded rewards and social sharing instead of a command-and-control model.
Canadian Furniture Show Announces 2016 Show Dates
The 44th edition will be held May 28th - 30th at the International Centre
Surya Spaces Contest to Showcase Design Projects Using Surya Accessories
Entries will be evaluated by an in-house panel of judges on creativity, design aesthetic and successful integration of Surya products.
CPSC Denies Petition To Revise Mandatory Bunk Bed Standard
The frequency of problems was determined to be too low to conclude that the risk of injury to consumers is “unreasonable.”
Tupelo Announces First Annual Mattress Mania Promotion, August 20-23
Serta, Symbol, Sealy, Corsicana, Noctova, Malouf, Sleeptronic/KingKoil of Texas, Restonic, Doyd Specialty, Southerland, Campbell Mattress, Serenity Sleep, Pure Talalay Bliss, Easy Rest, Cassady Close Outs, Capital Bedding, Five Star and Englander plan to participate.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Hires Vice President of Marketing
New hire joins the team as the furniture chain expands into new markets.
Chantal Renaud, Dutailer's Sales Coordinator Passes at 52
Dutailier reported that it's long-time Sales Coordinator Chantal Renaud passes away at age 54 following a three-year battle with cancer.
Abbyson Living Launches New Baby Furniture Line for Las Vegas Market
The line will launch this summer with 50 new items and will expand even further in 2016.
Singer Morgan James To Headline American Home Furnishings Hall Of Fame Foundation Gala In October
The gala event, taking place Oct. 18 at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro, N.C., will include the formal induction of five industry leaders into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame.
Kingsdown, Inc Recognized At Annual North Carolina Manufacturing Summit
Company receives “honorable mention” at 2015 North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year award ceremony.
NAHFA Announces Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market Seminars
The NAHFA educational seminars, which are free to market attendees, are held in the Retailer Resource Center (RRC), Building B-1050.
Talalay Global Promotes Industry Vet Gober To Lead
Jeff has more than 25 years of sales and management experience in the sleep products industry including positions with E.S. Kluft & Co., FXI, and Southerland Bedding.
Kindel Furniture Appoints New Senior Vice-President of Sales
Moore Councill has over thirty years of high-end furniture experience as a US furniture manufacturer, independent home furnishings sales representative, and importer.
Jonathan Charles Creates Custom Pencil Boxes for Charity Fund
The campaign benefits Riley Fessenden, sales representative John Huston’s granddaughter, who is currently battling brain cancer.
Protect-A-Bed Bolsters Chicago Showroom
Headquarters adds Crossfit gym, training center, and more in latest upgrade.
Elements International Relocates, Significantly Expands Showroom in Las Vegas
New 24,000-square-foot space debuts at summer 2015 event.
Designer Richard Frinier to Launch New Collection with Century Furniture
Indoor/outdoor collection will debut at the September Casual Market Chicago and Fall High Point Market in October.
Christopher Guy Expands Las Vegas Showroom
30% larger space to debut during Las Vegas Market Weekwith two key events on August 2, 2015.
Better Homes And Gardens Taps Interior Decorator Lauren Liess First-Ever Innovation Home
Proceeds from furnishings and ticket sales to benefit local charities.
Decorating Den Interiors Vice President Offers Tips at AHFA Marketing Meeting
David Haseley suggests that, "Customization and personalization will combat the commoditization of home furnishings that often comes from the Internet."
ICON HONORS 2015 Celebrates Global Innovation
Sixth-annual ICON HONORS celebrated the best in global innovation as top achievers and superior achievements in the home and gift industry were recognized.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #141 Furniture Shoppers Head To Brick & Mortar To Decorate
When Using Mobile, Shoppers Spend More
Art Van Furniture To Build Largest Store In Chain’s 55 Year History
Retailer’s rapid $50 million, two year expansion into market to include 11 stores, 700 jobs by mid-2016.
New Pacific Direct Launches Simplified Buying Program
Flat-rate pricing, enhanced website will make ordering and shipping process easier.
Sears Launches Hometown “Store With In A Store” Program
The new dealership opportunity allows independent furniture and related home category store owners to expand into appliances, tools and equipment lines without having to purchase any inventory.
Turning Data Into Furniture Sales: Tip #1 - Predictive Analytics
Too many furniture retailers practice “intuitive marketing.” Instead of looking at the data, they create strategies using what basically amounts to guesswork.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Are You Using This Easy Way To Make More Money?
Larger sales come from always suggesting an add-on as you complete the sale you're working on. Amazon.com is a master at doing this.
Nationwide Recaps Annual Field Team Meeting in Atlanta
The team went through various training sessions on enhancements to some of the group’s most popular member exclusive services, such as Membernet TV, Infopads, Sales Comparison tools, and more about the new distribution channel, the eXchange.
Furniture First Welcomes Three New Members
The newest members include Esprit Decor Home Furnishings in Chesapeake, VA, Jensen Furniture in Luck, WI and Matlock Furniture in Durango, CO.
Norwalk Furniture Names Interim Leadership Team
Dan White has been named Interim CEO and Chris Price as Interim President following the planned retirement of Mike Kenney who has served as President for two years.
RowOne & Jasper Home Promotes Atkins to Executive Director of Sales and Marketing
Her primary duties will be overseeing sales and marketing, including coordination of both company’s sales force.
Rooomy Launches 3D Virtual Staging Solution For E-Decorating and Buying Furniture For New Homes.
Platform allows furniture retailers to leverage its capabilities to connect with home shoppers at the precise moment when they are buying a new home.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 212: Web Stuff You Don’t Need to Worry About
Today, I’m going to tell you a few things regarding your website you don’t need to worry about.
Forever Foundations To Offer “We Fill The Gap” Retailer Program At Las Vegas Market
Program focuses on opportunities for furniture and bedding retailers to sell mid-priced foundations.
Loloi Brings Nine New Collections to Las Vegas Market
Dallas-based manufacturer to introduce new rug designs, pillows and throws Aug. 2-6.
Sara Lyke Steps Down As Executive Director of WithIt
WithIt reported that Executive Director Sara Lyke will be leaving the organization after 13 years. Mona Delia hired as Interim Executive Director.
Furniture and Rug Industry Veterans Launch International Rug Group (IRG) To Do Consulting & High Impact Events
Led by industry veterans Mark Bannon, Larry Hedrick, Eric Rowles and Daniel Webb, IRG announces agreement with Kittle's Furniture to operate four full-service rug galleries in Indiana and Ohio
ART Vendors To Offer Deals At The Atlanta Market
Member exclusive discounts for market and featured networking events.
Bassett Furniture Reports Double Digit Sales Increases
Net sales for the wholesale segment were $66.7 million for the second quarter of 2015 as compared to $56.2 million for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of $10.5 million or 19%.
Surya to Shine Spotlight on Ease of Product Coordination Across Entire Line at Atlanta Market
Will focus on growth of newest accessory categories and made to order options.
“Flame Retardant-Free” Becoming the New Normal for Furniture
Leading furniture companies offering safer furniture made without toxic flame retardant chemicals.
Casual Market Chicago Held At The Mart September 16-19
Attendees will see 250+ leading manufacturers in the outdoor/casual furniture and accessories industries in more than 350,000 square feet of exhibit space.
Inside the Country’s Largest Home Furnishings Warehouse
Nebraska Furniture Mart’s Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas location, has a 1.3 million sq. ft. distribution center with an attached warehouse and 560,000 sq. ft. retail showroom on 100 acres.
Pitch Launches Campaign For SoCal Retailer Living Spaces
The campaign features “Mod,” a dazzling TV spot that does something very pure and simple – it shows their amazing furniture in a beautiful way.
Loloi ‘Throws’ its Name into a New Category
This summer, Loloi launches into a new category of home décor offerings with a collection of vibrant, versatile throws.
Steve Glucksman Rejoins Art Van Furniture
Glucksman, who previously served as senior vice president of strategic business development and store operations is the new vice president, real estate, franchising and new business development.
James R. Richardson Announces Retirement
Richardson has been with Flexsteel for more than 47 years delivering significant contributions to Flexsteel in the areas of marketing, design, product development, sales, and advertising.
Las Vegas Market And ASD Collaborate To Expand Buying Opportunities on August 4th.
ASD is nine shows in one, including Fashion + Accessories, Beauty + Fragrance, Gift + Home, Toys + Novelty, Cash + Carry, General Store, C-Store, Smoke, and SourceDirect, encompassing 6,500 vendor booths.
Nourison Appoints Lumpkin and Woppert as Account Executives
Lumpkin is responsible for managing and developing business for MS, KY and TN, while Woppert handles Northern California up through Reno, Nevada.
pure LatexBLISS Appoints Home Furnishings Industry Veteran To Lead Sales Team
New hire part of company’s strategic plan to add value to its customer relationships.
HomTex Inc. Adds Marketing Manager Position
Holly Holliday's responsibilities range from graphics services to project management for marketing the HomTex brands within the company’s specialty sleep and mass retail divisions.
Tupelo Furniture Market Reports Hotels Filling Up Early
According to producers of the event, hotel reservations are far ahead of schedule and many new retailers and buyers are planning on making the trip to Tupelo, Mississippi this fall.
Furniture Store Ad Tips From Mike Winicki: The Five Ways To Create An Ad
One way furniture retailers can differentiate themselves from their competition is by going to a “reason why” approach.
Upbeat Monthly Furniture Report From Smith Leonard
Report From Smith Leonard notes that during the first six months of 2015, consumers more favorably assessed their current and future finances. Many more first time home buyers entered the market.
STORIS Takes Collaborative Software Design to the Next Level
STORIS allows its network of retailers to vote for their favorite suggestions, make comments and post questions.
BEDGEAR To Launch New Interactive Atrium Showroom at Las Vegas Market
New 5,000 square foot location features engaging design and interactive capabilities.
Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Set For August 2015
Textiles and accessories trade fair will take place at the brand-new National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) with over 1,400 exhibitors from around 30 countries.
Kristin Hawkins JoinsMcNeill Communications Group
Hawkins has more than 10 years of experience in marketing and product development within the housewares and home furnishings industries.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Do you shop at Trader Joe’s?
Do you think it’s easier to sell a $1499 dining room . . . or a $499 mattress set . . . or a $799 leather recliner . . . or a $599 sofa . . . or, or, or, than it is to sell a $1.99 jar of pizza sauce?
Flanders, Homsy To Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards
Flanders founded Lloyd Flanders with his father, Don, in 1982, and Homsy is co-owner and founder of California Backyard, a five-store retail operation based in Sacramento, Calif.
Southern Living Unveils 2015 Idea House
Check out links to videos about the project including tips for a well decorated home.
Lighting One Names Crystorama Lighting Supplier of the Year
Member-Owned Cooperative Also Honors Company Founder Abe Kleinberg
Surya to Launch Rug Designs by Artist Alexander Wyly at Atlanta Market
Intended to add a modern touch to traditional spaces, the spirited designs play upon the dynamic harmony between simplicity and complexity, the organic and geometric, ancient and contemporary.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #140 from Lance Hanish: Wake Up Before Your Brick & Mortar Dies
Survey finds that "providing an enjoyable experience" is much more important to consumers than being "convenient to get to", indicating that shoppers are willing to travel for the right store.
Apollo Award Finalists Named
Finalists will be honored and the winners announced at the ICFA Awards Gala on September 18 during the Casual Market Chicago.
Living Spaces and Gallery Furniture Raise Over $1M for City of Hope
California golf outing with Grover Geiselman and Jim McIngvale helps fight cancer and diabetes.
Canadel Furniture Increases Capacity
Canadel has added an additional 30,000 square feet which will increase Canadel’s upholstery department’s capacity.
Talalay Global Files Consentual Reorganization Plan
The plan outlines a restructured business that is now better positioned to serve its customers, work with its vendors, and provide for its employees.
Nourison Launching Barclay Butera Prism Collection And Silk Shadows Styles At Atlanta Market
New collection highlights also include Nightfall and Calvin Klein Home Cascade, which were previewed during High Point Market in April.
2015 Art Van Charity Challenge Winners Announced
Top 10 Michigan and Illinois nonprofit organizations to share $375,000 in charitable grants.
Marketyze Publishes Recent Competitive Pricing Trends and Analysis for the Home Furniture Industry
Report available for free downolad looks at price positioning and behavior of Amazon, Houzz, Wayfair, Hayneedle, Walmart, Home Depot, Sears and Target.
TEMPOE Introduces New Name and New Product for No Credit Required Shopping
inTEMPOE is a comprehensive, single source technology for speedy integration with retailer support systems, including ecommerce, point-of-sale (POS) systems, mobile or kiosks.
Furniture Store Ad Tips From Mike Winicki: Digital vs. Print
Study finds that print media has advantages in recall.
Unity Marketing Forecasts Slowdown In Luxury Goods Sales
A slow down in the rate of purchases and a reduction in consumer spending at the high-end, which Unity Marketing calls the 'Luxury Drought,' will be brought on by a shift in consumer demographics.
ADL Honors Nourison’s Alex Peykar with American Heritage Award
Alex and the Peykar family were recognized for their work as good citizens, their support for the community and their efforts over the last 35 years that have made Nourison a leader in the home furnishings industry.
Cory Home Delivery Board of Directors Elects Chairperson
New Chairperson Jennifer Cory is the granddaughter of the founder of Cory, Joseph Cory, niece of former President, James Cory, and the daughter of the company’s former Chairman & CEO, Joe Sr., who recently passed away.
Move Loot Launches in New York
Online retailer picks up used furniture, sells it online and ships it to buyers.
Denver Mattress Company Opens Austin, TX Store
The new store represents the 2nd Denver Mattress in the Austin area, 20th in the state, and 100th in the country.
Pride Family Brands Handcrafted Luxury Outdoor Collections with Villa Bianca
The Villa Bianca Collection will be introduced in Pride Family Brands' showroom during the International Casual Furnishings and Accessories Preview Market.
NAHFA Rallies Retailers with Online Sales Tax Call to Action
Organization urges retailers to help support Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz's proposal: An online sales tax to eliminate the price advantage Internet sellers have over brick-and-mortar stores.
Marywood University To Participate in Groovystuff by Design Challenge
Students participating in the eco-friendly furniture challenge will debut their final design projects at both the Las Vegas and High Point Markets.
Woodbridge to Create Licensed Line with Designer Tobi Fairley
Collection will make its debut at October High Point Market.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Try This “Can’t Miss” Ad Headline Formula.
Testimonials make great ad headlines.
AmericasMart® Presents Market Programming In July 2015
AmericasMart® Atlanta reported that it will host a variety of events, presentations and festivities at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market starting July 7th.
Ellen DeGeneres’ Top-Rated Design Series Returns to HGTV
This season of Ellen’s Design Challenge promises additional inventive challenges that allows competitors to showcase their ingenuity and creativity as they sketch, design and build extraordinary furniture to avoid elimination.
Hudson’s Bay Partners With Zuo Modern To Boost Lighting Sales
The Bay starts its rebranding effort with the Toronto Queen Street Flagship store, followed by the Calgary, AB location flagship store location.
Rojo 16 Continues To Incorporate Metallic In Summer Market Introductions
Geometric and organic motifs are carried across the line in such items as palm leaf bowls to shining globes; shimmering glass bowls and flowing works of decorative art.
Surya to Showcase Broad Spectrum of Bedding and Lighting Designs at Dallas Market
Products to be spotlighted include more than 50 distinctive bedding designs in a wide range of styles, colors and materials.
Luxury Brands Need New Ways to Connect with Millennials
Getting to the "why" of the luxury brand is where the future of the luxury market will be built. New branding strategies are what's needed, not just creative programming or digital-marketing tricks.
Las Vegas Market Hosts Gift For Life Benefit At Summer Market
5th Annual “Up On The Roof” fundraiser to be held monday, August 3.
Libby Langdon to Discuss How Today’s Consumers Live During Dallas Market Talk
Designer and author will also share insights on world of makeover television.
Mattress Firm Announces New Corporate Campus in Houston
The Company will move into a 130,000-square-foot property at 10201 S. Main St. in June 2016, providing more space and growth opportunities.
Marge Carson Celebrates 20th Anniversary under LaBarge Ownership
For 65-plus years, luxury brand has defined the California look of casual elegance.
Art Van Furniture To Open First Franchise Location In Findlay, Ohio
Family-owned Rettig Brothers Furniture to debut expanded, remodeled Art Van Findlay store in July.
Taylor King Furniture, Inc. named Supplier of the Year by Decorating Den Interiors.
Horizons Window Fashions, Hunter Douglas and Kasmir Fabrics also honored.
Tommy Leflein Gets Meadoff Award For Sportsmanship
Nourison's VP Sales recognized at GMFA’s annual golf outing benfiting the Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation.
Lynn Borneman Joins Foremost
As Sr. Designer & Product Manager for the Outdoor Division, Lynn will handle the designs & product development for Foremost Outdoor Mass & Private Label business, and will work in all areas of Outdoor division.
Eugene Alletto of BEDGEAR Recognized As New York's
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in business.
Pure Latexbliss Appoints Industry Veteran Jim Lambert To Lead Sales Team
New hire is part of company’s overall plan to add value to its customer relationships.
Ashley Furniture HomeStores of Metro NY and NJ Expands To Lake Grove, NY
This new location is the latest “6.0” design format, which boasts interactive digital signage, LED lighting linear and cantilever design elements that allow for more intimate and true to scale displays, and polished concrete flooring.
Art Van Opens Naperville, IL Location
The 53,000 square foot store, formally a Carson Pirie Scott Furniture Gallery, has been completely renovated and will feature specialty showrooms including Art Van Urban, Modern Living and Art Van PureSleep.
Crystorama Lighting Introducing Three New Libby Langdon Collections in Dallas
Designs include two stylish geometrics plus an elegant classic look with a touch of bling.
Kingsdown To Introduce “Downton Abbey Home” Mattress Collection
This strategic partnership represents a marriage of two brands that evoke the feeling of aristocratic luxury, style and history.
Summer Classics Promotes Erickson To VP Of Information Technology
He was formerly operations Manager for Gabby a top performer in the Summer Classics portfolio of companies .
ICFA Calls For Design Excellence Entries
Entries are sought in 11 categories: dining or bar table, dining or bar chair, chaise lounge, lounge seating – cushion, lounge seating – non-cushion, shade product, outdoor lighting product, heating/firepit, outdoor carpeting/rugs/flooring, fabric and complementary casual product.
An Expanded Contemporary Offering Planned for Pride Family Brands’ Castelle Collections
The full complement of introductory products will be on display beginning when the July Preview Market opens on July 14-16, 2015 as well as at the September Casual Furniture Market.
AHFA’s Solution Partners Division To Launch Jobs Initiative
The campaign to fill immediate skilled labor positions and to encourage young people to consider future careers in furniture manufacturing will be targeted to launch on October 2, which is a nationwide Manufacturing Day.
Twin-Star International Announces Organizational Changes
Pete Harper and Marc Sculler have been promoted to co-President positions. Andy Bandremer will be the new EVP.
Advantages Of Self-Service Kiosks For Furniture Financing
Customers show a greater willingness to share personal data with a faceless kiosk and no security issues.
Las Vegas Market Announces Revamped Seminar Roster for Summer 2015
Amanda Nisbet, Bravo’s Carson Kressley, HGTV’s Jamie Durie, Kelly Edwards & Brian Patrick Flynn, Donny Osmond, Jon Call, Toma Clark Haines, surprise celebrity guests and more.
Utah Business Chooses Matt Davis, COO of Walker Edison, as CXO of the Year
The CXO of the Year awards are given to Senior Executives for outstanding performance in their roles.
Surya Announces #SpottedwithSurya Contest Winners
Whitney Reed of Hutson’s Fine Furniture in Cape Girardeau, Mo., took first place honors in Surya's second #SpottedwithSurya Instagram contest for her photo of a Surya tote bag at the Color Me Cape 5K Run in Cape Girardeau.
NAHFA’s 2015 HFNC Attracts 400 Attendees
NAHFA’s 2016 Home Furnishings Networking Conference has been set for May 22-24 at the Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif.
The American Home Furnishings Hall Of Fame Foundation Names Five New Members To Hall Of Fame
Joining the current 98 Hall of Fame members are Aminy I. Audi, Michael Massood; Laurence “Larry” Za Yu Moh; Barry Tatelman; Jordan’s Furniture Inc.; and Eliot Tatelman.
SUV runs through Classy Art warehouse
SUV hits area of our warehouse that contained 90% of the inventory in finished goods, but none of it was damaged.
Globe Express Services appoints Mustapha Kawam as President and CEO
Kawam joined Globe Express Services in 1995 and has held a wide range of leadership positions in the company. Since 2009, he has served as Managing Director - Gulf States at Globe Express Services.
Zuo Modern To Launch Teak Outdoor Line
Zuo Modern partnered exclusively with Sunproof to supply the outdoor fabrics for the line.
Furniture Manufacturer Fabelli Group Announces U.S. Launch
The company will wholesale modern and contemporary bedroom furniture, leather upholstery and lacquer case goods to selective furniture stores.
Retail Home Furnishings Foundation to Provide Sponsorships
The foundation has helped fund numerous programs with the Interior Design Society as well as training programs and research projects for the retail furniture industry at large.
Nationwide’s "GAME CHANGER" PrimeTime! Show Open for Registration
The event will be held August 2-5, 2015 at The Venetian Palazzo and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.
Dwell On Design Breaks Attendance Records
Dwell Media announced plans for global expansion of Dwell on Design with sale to Informa Exhibitions U.S.
Decorating Den Interiors Announces Top Business Awards
Awards included Franchise of the Year, Region of the Year and Top Salesperson.
E.S. Kluft & Co. Enters Canada With Aireloom Brand
Company unveiled product at Canadian Furniture Show & introduced 2 industry vets to lead sales efforts.
Gourmet Launch Building Momentum At
Las Vegas Market
Leading gourmet resources and several new multi-line sales agencies will bring additional high-profile housewares, tabletop and specialty food lines to the Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market.
High Point Market Authority Releases the High Point Market Style Report for Spring/Summer 2015
This 36 page report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, all part of the HPMA’s 2015 Style Spotters team, who scoured the Spring High Point Market (April 18-23) for the hottest must-have items.
Furniture Foundation To Help Fund Industry Jobs Initiative
The largest award, $75,000, is earmarked to help launch a campaign to address the growing skilled labor shortage in the home furnishings industry.
Nourison Launches New Styles For Best-Selling Luminance Collection
These rugs are constructed from a unique blend wool and Luxcelle 2™, a proprietary Nourison viscose fiber that has been specially developed by Nourison with superior strength, sheen and color retention.
Stein World Moves Corporate Office and Distribution Center
After evaluating a number of new locations, the organization chose to stay in Memphis and selected a facility just a few miles from its existing headquarters.
Valdese Weavers Celebrates 100 Years
Company unveils new logo
Surya, MicroD, DispatchTrack Receive Awards from Furniture First
Winners were calculated through survey responses from Furniture First members.
Therapedic Enters Sri Lanka Through Licensing Deal
Licensing deal with leading sleep products manufacturer Comfort World International gives top 10 bedding producer access to Sri Lanka, the Republic of the Maldives and the Republic of Seychelles.
La-Z-Boy Unveils New World Headquarters
The 200,000-square-foot, three-story facility features an open floor plan and flexible workspace, designed to help foster greater collaboration, innovation and creativity.
Hooker Furniture Reports Strong Operating Profitability
Consolidated operating income increased nearly $1 million, or 23.6%, over the prior year quarter, driven by upholstery segment improvements.
Zuo Modern to Open Mexico Facility in July
The new building will have the capacity to fulfill Zuo Mexico's orders for Mexico and South America with output similar to Zuo USA’s 60,000 sf Miami facility.
Success of Canadian Furniture Show Provides Solid Foundation For 2016 Event.
The Consumer Day, which was held on Sunday, June 7, was among the major changes implemented to ensure the renewal of the 2015 edition.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: How To Get Prospects To Respond To Your Ads. Part 2
In last week’s article, I suggested that adding the word “New” would strengthen just about any headline and ad. Versions of “New” include “Announcing.” “Just arrived.” “Here now.” Here are a couple of examples:
Webinars Can Be Winning Tactic For Furniture Manufacturers
Study finds that retailers are more than willing to make time for such info sourcing.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 211: What Should It Cost To Develop Web Pages?
When compared with other forms of marketing, investing in quality web content is a bargain.
ICON HONORS 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Announced
Howard Henschel, president and CEO of The Norman Group, will receive the award a during AmericasMart Atlanta.
Glideaway Names VP Contract Sales/ Business Development
Miller will focus on hospitality, rental and military contract sales as well as working with existing and new clients to develop programs and strategies.
Malouf Recognized as a Top Trademark Registrant in Utah
Malouf honored as the third top trademark registrant at the 2015 Utah Genius Awards.
Mattress Firm To Donate Beds To Houston Storm Victims During In-Store Event And Online
CEO Steve Stagner, alongside Mattress Firm employees, will host an event at the store located at 398 Meyerland Plaza Mall to provide Mattress Firm store credit to storm victims.
Lauri Cryan New President At Lazzaro Leather
Previously, sales and marketing functions were handled by Richard Reichick. Lauri reports to Eddie Tse, Chief Executive Officer.
Furniture First Selects Surya as Vendor of the Year for Accents & Accessories
Surya was chosen for the award based upon the strength of Furniture First member evaluations and a popular vote.
Universal Furniture Names Neil Mackenzie Director Of Marketing
Mackenzie previously served as director of marketing for Stanley Furniture and its Young America brand.
Online Marketing for Furniture Stores: Part 1 – Building Customer Loyalty
You can probably be doing more to build customer loyalty with social media and content marketing. Find out how Davids Furniture and Interiors utilizes these tactics to build customer loyalty.
The Canadian Furniture Show Opens Thursday, June 4th
The only national furniture show in Canada and the 7th largest trade show in Canada, it brings together industry professionals, manufacturers, retailers, designers, and others, from Canada, the United States, and worldwide, to display their latest collections and trends.
ScanCom and NorthCape International Sign Long-Term Leases with Las Vegas Market
ScanCom and NorthCape join many of the industry’s leading outdoor manufacturers who have signed new long-term leases for the casual launch.
Leon's Furniture Limited Announces Executive Management Changes
Edward Leon will become the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation.
Memorial Day Sales Up From 2014 For Furniture Retailers
A few stores reported that they were up a remarkable 50+% over last year.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: How To Get Prospects To Respond To Your Ads.
Here are just a few examples of headlines that will catch her attention and draw her into your ad.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
Overall, business seems to be good for most in the industry. According to another private survey, even case goods had a pretty good first quarter.
Gorman’s Extends Deadline For 75th Anniversary Scholarship Applications
Applications are available at www.gormans.com/scholarship and awardees will be notified in early August.
Winterthur Announces The Establishment Of The Charles F. Montgomery Director
Noted connoisseur, collector, antiques dealer, author, and teacher of American decorative arts, Charles Montgomery was instrumental in the establishment of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture.
Top Interior Designers Honor AmericasMart Chairman And Founder At July Market.
The Portman White Vignette Gallery will be unveiled at the July Market, featuring seven acclaimed interior designers.
The Richards Group Selected as Agency of Record for American Signature, Inc.
Retailer serves 18 states in the eastern United States with its “guaranteed best prices” and a large assortment of in-stock pieces ranging from traditional to modern design.
Wolf Furniture Selects Atlantic Broadband’s Business Services Solutions to Streamline Operations
Dedicated Internet and Metro Ethernet will connect its corporate offices and satellite locations across the company’s retail footprint.
Hickory Chair, Pearson, And Drexel-Heritage Employees Committed To Cancer Awareness
Over the past month the Heritage Home Group employees in Hickory, NC have held numerous fundraising events.
Talalay Global’s Production Processes Featured On Fox Business’ ‘Manufacturing Marvels’
The two-minute segment (which may be viewed on the company’s website www.talalayglobal.com) explains the benefits of Talalay and provides viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at the entire manufacturing process.
MicroD Offers Express Delivery eCommerce Solution
The program, currently in use by MicroD partner Ashley Furniture, is a quick delivery option for furniture and accessories maintained in inventory at all times, and offered by manufacturers.
IPSA Releases 2014 Mattress Industry Report of Sales and Trends.
The report publishes comprehensive current and historical data on the mattress industry’s performance.
Dormeo® N.A. Awards 800 Pillows To Portland, Oregon Retailer
BedMart Mattress Superstore says its store is filled from floor to ceiling with DORMEO pillows.
Furniture First Symposium Sets New Attendance Record
Member attendance is up 11% over last year, and vendor attendance is up 15%.
27th Edition of ICFF Reports Significant Increases
The more than 247,000 net sq. ft. of exhibition space showcased hundreds of cutting edge products from around the world, outpacing the double-digit expansion experienced in 2014.
Decorating Den Interiors Announces Decorator Of The Year And Other Design Awards
Franchise owner Suzan Wemlinger, of Milwaukee, Wisc. was named Decorator of the Year, the highest design award presented by Decorating Den Interiors.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Hope To Dream Program Donates Sleep Sets to 14 Youths
Factory Direct Enterprises LLC, a licensee of Ashley Furniture HomeStore, delivered Ashley Sleep mattress sets, bedding and frames to youths displaced by the January fires at the Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex.
Serta to Use Only CertiPUR-US® Certified Polyurethane Foam
Largest U.S. bedding manufacturer mandates all products use foam that meets standards for content, emissions and durability.
Brooklyn Bedding Builds Fifteen Million Dollar Factory
Brooklyn Bedding is known for its individualized approach to mattress manufacturing and its factory-direct Internet sales. Boosts production to 1,600 mattresses per day.
Ashley Furniture to Open U.S. E-Commerce Headquarters in Tampa, Florida
The headquarters office will house more than 100 employees in executive, administrative, marketing, design, and information technology positions for both the e-commerce business as well as other Ashley corporate operations.
BEDGEAR Partners with Wanderlust Stratton Festival
Festival attendees to enjoy custom performance pillow fittings.
Jarrell Announces Retirement From Wright Global Graphics
Vice President of Sales Home Furnishings Branding, Lanny Jarrell will be retiring from the company after 46 years.
Nonprofits Launch Fundraising Efforts For Chance To Win Up To $75,000 In Art Van's Charity Challenge
Charities in race to raise the most money through June 22 for share of $375,000 in grants during spirited competition.
Tommy Hilfiger Introduces Furniture Collection
The expanded ‘Tommy Hilfiger’ home collection will feature a new furniture range launching in Fall 2015.
Goodweave Honored With Nice Modernist Award For Its Campaign To End Child Labor
Award will be presented on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the LA Convention Center in conjunction with the Dwell on Design Awards ceremony.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Collecting Customer Information
What do you do after someone visits your web site and fills out your sign-up form?
Easy Furniture Web Tip 210: Are All URL Extensions Created Equal?
Today, you have many options. There are many more extensions available: .co, .us, .biz, .info, .city, .solutions, .expert, .xyz, etc.
Designer Of The Year Award Recipients Announced By Interior Design Society
The award recipients were selected by an expert panel of judges that included Deb Barrett, Mitzi Beach, Leslie Carothers, Patti Carpenter, Tobi Fairley, Susan Inglis, Joe Ruggiero, Barbara Viteri, Jackie Von Tobel and Amy Wax.
Valdese Weavers Adds Three
Neisler, Franklin and Almond take positions at the corporate and the brand level.
Naturepedic Recognized By Practice Greenhealth As A Health Care Champion For Change
Award honors businesses who have not only taken steps to improve their internal green practices, but who help their customers and employees expand their sustainable practices as well.
CertiPUR-US® Adds 3 Flame Retardant Additives To Prohibited Substances List
Organization adds to its voluntary guidelines for prime flexible polyether polyurethane foam for use in Furniture and Bedding.
Norris Furniture & Interiors To Open Sarasota Showroom
The showroom and design center is projected to open late this summer.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #139 from Lance Hanish: 90% Of All New American Mothers Are Millennials.
And…NEWS FLASH…they buy things differently.
Serta Launches New Advertising, Social Promotion & PR Campaign
After a Three-Year Hiatus, The Counting Sheep Are Baaaack to Re-Launch the New Perfect Sleeper.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Celebrates Four New Store Openings
Bob’s celebrated the four new locations by contributing over $50,000 to local charitable organizations and schools.
Surya Selected for Georgia Fast 40
Honored as one of Georgia's fastest growing companies.
Better Sleep Council To Host Twitter Chat Party on Thursday, May 28
The live chat with Lissa Coffey, BSC spokesperson will discuss the Ayurveda experience and how sleep plays a critical role in achieving a healthy, balanced and vibrant life.
Lifetime Products Acquires Lightheaded Beds Furniture
Lifetime has agreed to purchase all of LightHeaded Beds’ assets, including its intellectual property, trademark portfolio, manufacturing equipment, inventory, and its retailer contracts.
Showtime® Schedule Of Events
51st home textiles market, Summer Showtime 2015 is set for May 31 – June 3.
Malouf Takes Gold at 8th International Design Awards
Malouf is awarded first place in packaging and receives multiple honorable mentions at the 8th International Design Awards.
Eugene Alletto of BEDGEAR Announced as Finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Award
Founder & CEO nominated for demonstrated excellence in business, innovation and leadership.
E.S. Kluft & Company Appoints First Vice President International Sales As It Plans Major Expansion Of Brands
Boilly joins Kluft from luxury interior and home accessories textile label, Etoffee Makara.
Natuzzi Sales Up 24.6% For Quarter
Gross margin improves, mainly related to growth of volume, the positive effect of the product mix and production efficiencies.
Richard Lozyniak Named Inerim CEO Heritage Home Group, LLC, Joins Board of Directors
Lozyniak will work with the Board Of Directors to select a new CEO For HHG.
Imagine Advertising Introduces Several New Capabilities, Along With A New Website
Changes reflects their commitment to omni-channel marketing with a brand new platform: electrifying engagement.
HomTex Inc. Names Cindy Williams VP Marketing and Account Management
Home textiles resource prepares to expand DreamFit, FitRite and Suprelle brand efforts.
ITMA Announces Newest Exhibitors At Showtime®
New and returning exhibitors debut at Showtime May/June 2015.
94-year-old Pittsburgh Mattress Icon Launches Fundraiser
Former owner of American Buyer's Discount Mattress in Homestead, PA lauches ‘Here’s the Deal’ mattress fundraiser.
Habitat NYC Opens New York City's First Ever ReStore
Profits from the store directly support Habitat NYC in its mission to build affordable homes in New York City.
At Home Opens 125,000 Sq. Ft. Fifth Ohio Location
At Home currently operates 87 stores across 23 states and features 50,000 items.
BEDGEAR Launches We Fit 2 Cure With Support of the Seena Magowitz Foundation
Initiative lends its support to pancreatic cancer awareness and research.
Registration Opens For Nationwide PrmeTime! Show
The group will host the event at the Venetian in Las Vegas August 2-5, 2015.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Introduces Upgraded Control System
New “demo-mode” adds continuous visual presentation to showroom floor.
Ethan Allen Opens Design Center In Qatar
9,000-square-foor showcase of style, Ethan Allen Doha has been designed to display hundreds of all-new icons of livable luxury the company calls "The Next Classics."
New Exhibitors Promise to Attract Buyers to Tupelo Furniture Market in August
In just over 12 months, Tupelo has sold exhibit space to nearly 100 new companies that have not shown in Tupelo before, or at least not in many years.
Legacy Awards “The Kevin O’Connor Sales Representative Of The Year Award” To Todd Weinstein
The Salesperson of the Year award is given to the top sales representative or team who increases their territory’s accounts and business across all categories, along with other factors such as overall professionalism.
HomTex Inc. Plans Expansion for DreamFit, FitRite and Suprelle Brands
New manufacturing facility to triple production capacity for innovative white goods resource.
ITMA Names 2015 Virginia Jackson Design Competition Winners
The Virginia Jackson Design Awards recognize outstanding textile design students in three categories – jacquard, dobby and print.
Shifman Creates Anniversary Special Edition
Mattress created to celebrate 80 year partnership with Benjamin T. Moyer Furniture, Sunbury, PA.
ISUZU Delivers The 500,000 Isuzu-Built Truck In North America To Farmers Home Furniture
The N-Series truck was sold to Farmers Home Furniture in Dublin, Georgia. The unit marked the 235th Isuzu truck the home-furnishings retailer has purchased.
Mattress Firm Donates 1 Million Dollars to Help Cure Pancreatic Cancer.
Retailer with 1,700 company operated stores also makes donation of $25,000 to Give Kids The World.
Registration is Open for Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market
New gourmet & housewares, boutique décor, casual/outdoor furniture and pavilions launch.
Aaron's and Warrick Dunn Charities Supply Single Mom With Furnished Home
Homes for the Holidays assists single parents in becoming first-time homeowners by providing the materials necessary for long-term stability.
Sleep Geek Celebrates Four Years
Leggett & Platt’s bedding-focused website features contributors and free professional development.
Stanley Furniture Narrows Operating Loss For The First Quarter
Operating loss was $663,000 compared to a loss of $1.3 million in the prior year first quarter.
Havertys Reports Net Sales Inrease For First Quarter
Earnings before interest and income taxes were $10.4 million in 2015 compared to $10.2 million in 2014.
Leon's Furniture Ltd. President & CEO, Terry Leon, named Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year
The Gala, taking place at STORE 2015, Canada's largest retail conference, will take place at the Toronto Congress Centre on June 2nd, just two days before the opening of the Canadian Furniture Show (Toronto).
Online Retailer Casper Plans more Pop-Up Stores
Mattress retailer that already has stores in NY and LA continues to experiment with retail formats.
ASID Returns to ICFF with Expanded Educational Program
Topics to focus on biophilic design, licensing agreements, design Innovation, business strategies, and more.
AHFA Responds To NYT Formaldehyde Article
The Times article reported that opposition from the home furnishings industry delayed and hampered the federal government’s attempt to “control substances known to be harmful to human health.”
IFDA Educational Foundation Receiving Applications for Design Competition
The competition is for full time undergraduate interior design students and the winner will receive a $5000 cash prize.
ASFD Installs Slate of Officers & Directors for 2015-2016.
Jason Phillips Elected President
New directors to the board are John Black, J Black Design, Greensboro, NC; Christopher Eitel, Vladimir Kagan Design Group; Jacob S. “Jake” Wharton, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP; Karla Webb, Bienenstock Furniture Library; Bill McLoughlin, Furniture Today.
KAS Rugs donates $20,000 for Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts.
Donations made by company employees will be added on top of KAS’ donation and sent at one time.
Ashley Furniture Returns To The Summer Edison Furniture Market
Ashley will also join KEM at their newest regional market, the Knoxville Furniture & Accessory Market, June 24 & 25, 2015.
Tempur Sealy Shareholders Vote Against The Re-Election Of Three Directors Targeted By H Partners
H Partners Management, LLC is an independent investment firm founded in 2005 based in New York City.
Las Vegas Market Continues Growth On C-One
Anchor tenants expanding and new brands debuting in August.
Ethan Allen Strengthens It's Commitment To US Manufacturing
Brand also introduces new coffee table book that showcases the many ways people are living today, and the many ways Ethan Allen fits into those lives.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 209: Rarely Use an Ampersand. A What?
Sofas & chairs are on sale now. Come in & browse our spacious showroom chock full of easy chairs & accent chairs & formal chairs & sofas & sectionals & love seats & more.
Inada Hires Ian Hays as Vice President of Sales and Training
Hays joins the Inada team with over two decades of furniture and electronics retail experience.
Casual Market Chicago Announces Rebranding Initiative
The rebranding strategy includes renaming the show, Casual Market Chicago, a more concise and commonly used name for The International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market.
Capel Rugs Donates to Nepal Earthquake Relief
Contribution will support efforts to recover and rebuild.
Ashley Furniture Founder Receives Honorary Doctorate at HPU Commencement
Wanek is a philanthropic investor and a mentor to students studying business, sales and home furnishings. The R.G. Wanek Center at HPU is named for him and his wife, Joyce.
IFFS 2016: New Layout & Show Dates
Co-located with The Décor Show and furniPRO Asia, the show will take place from 10 – 13 March 2016 in Singapore EXPO.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #138 from Lance Hanish: Advertisers Are Focusing On Original Digital Video To Drive Business
The shift in consumption is spurring changes in how advertisers approach video placement. Polling by Advertiser Perceptions found that 67% of marketers were moving funds AWAY from TV toward digital video advertising.
Surya’s Satya Tiwari Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Finalist
Finalists were evaluated and selected by an independent panel of judges based on their business vision, financial performance, demonstrated leadership in driving innovation and commitment to social responsibility.
Las Vegas Design Center Announces
New ANDYZ Awards
The ANDYZ Awards are open to all design firms, independent designers, and students located in Nevada or Central California.
AHFA Solution Partners Awards Six Scholarships
The scholarships are presented annually as part of AHFA’s Solution Partners Education Program, which is supported by an annual golf tournament.
Sarah Goldner Wins Groovystuff by Design Contest
Ms. Goldner competed against undergraduates in the Product Design Program at the University of Oregon to design an environmentally friendly product that reflects the Groovystuff brand.
Surya Stands With Nepal – Donates $20K to the American Red Cross
Donations were collected from Surya employees and sales reps and matched by Surya.
Nourison Donates to Nepal to Support Relief Efforts
Nourison will be making an immediate donation of $10,000 and will donate additional proceeds from their best-selling Nepal Collection that was inspired by the artistry and culture of Nepal.
Furniture First Elects New Board of Directors Members
Larry Mark of Furniture Warehouse Design Gallery in Beaufort, SC and Tom Schwaab of Howell Furniture in Beaumont, TX were elected as the newest members of the Board of Directors.
AHFA Marketing Education Event Scheduled For June in Washington D.C.
Program will touch on housing trends, social media marketing, and the marketing department’s expanding role in regulatory compliance issues.
Wright Global Graphics Wins Seven “Pica” Awards
Home furnishings marketing solutions company received three Best of Category for Digital Printing and Wide Format Printing.
Walker Edison’s Brad Bonham, CEO Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2015 Award Finalist
Bonham was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 6.
Craftmaster Furniture Launches Site Redesign
The website utilizes MicroD web technologies and furniture merchandising solutions to entice shoppers and enhance their shopping experience.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
New orders as of February were up 8 percent over February 2014 and up 7 percent year-to- date.
Capel Rugs Awards Biltmore Gift Basket to Sandy's Furniture Exec
The winner was Stephanie Herzog, assistant sales manager at Sandy's Furniture in Vero Beach, Fla.
Shifman Announces 2014 Salesperson of the Year
Dan Cullum has been the Midwest territory manager since 2008, and received this award in recognition of his outstanding sales and overall performance.
Sam Moore Launches Website with Responsive Design
Because more than half of all visits to the company’s websites are from mobile devices, the site utilizes responsive web design that adapts the layout of the screen to any device, desktop or mobile.
Feizy Rugs Donates $15,000 to The Global Fund for Children for Aid Relief in Nepal
Rug manufacturer committed to supporting humanitarian aid in the region through initial and on-going gift.
Furniture Trucking Legend Joseph (Joe Sr.) P. Cory Passes
Chairman of Cory First Choice Home Delivery passed away on April 28, 2015. He was 76 years old.
IKEA Appoints John Achillea To Manage Future St. Louis Store
IKEA St. Louis will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 450-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates, as well as American dishes.
Elran Furniture Founder Irving Lubin dies at 91
He began his career as an upholsterer in the furniture industry & in 1967, went into business for himself, co-founding Elran Furniture with then partner Harry Schaffer.
Survey Reveals Growing Need among Universities for Furnishing Solutions
Cort says furniture rental provides a cost-effective solution for institutions facing tight budgets.
Education Golf Tournament Slated For September
The event helps fund various education initiatives within the home furnishings industry, including a new research effort this year designed to help identify and address obstacles to solving the growing skilled worker shortage in the upholstered furniture industry.
McCreary Modern Matches Employee’s Fund Raising Efforts
Ronald McDonald House of Winston Salem “Sport a Shirt, Share a Night” campaign received a donation of $13,320.00 from the employees and management of McCreary Modern.
ICFF Spotlights Casegoods
ICFF will spotlight a selection of casegoods that combine furniture, storage and sophistication at the upcoming show held May 16-19.
20,000th Isuzu N-Series Gasoline Truck Rolls Off The Line
North America’s only gasoline-powered low cab forward truck reaches production milestone in Charlotte, Michigan.
Summer Classics Hires New VP Marketing
Mark Griggs comes to Summer Classics with an extensive background of over 30 years of experience in digital and traditional marketing.
Las Vegas Design Center Anchors
Expand For Summer Show
Global Views and its Studio A affiliate, Christopher Guy, and Phillips Collection will reshape the Building A lobby and atrium.
Furniture Industry Spotlighted in Photography Exhibit Created by HPU Students
The photographs will be housed in an archive that will be available to the public for research and reference, and the images will be shared with the Furniture Hall of Fame.
Specialized Furniture Carriers Elect New Officers
Joe Wade of Shelba D. Johnson Trucking, High Point, will serve as president for 2015-2016.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 208: Make Sure Your Written Content Isn’t Borrowed, Lifted, or Stolen
Besides the ethical problems of using stolen content, there are other issues. Google downgrades duplicate content in its rankings.
ASFD Gives Merit Scholarship To RISD Student
The recipient of the 2015 Touching Lives by Design Merit Scholarship scholarship is David Riley, a sophomore at Rhode Island School of Design.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Secrets of Sales-Winning Advertising
Highlights from a recent High Point seminar that received the highest rating possible from 100% of the attendees.
Live Webinar: Using Big Data to Target In-Market Furniture Shoppers
The webinar, presented by Anders Ekman, President of DataMentors, and Terry Fitzgerald, Director of Client Services, will offer expert advice on how furniture retailers can increase sales with better data.
Arteriors Introduced The Windsor Smith Collection At High Point Market
40 furniture, lighting and decorative accessory introductions.
American Floorcovering Alliance (AFA) Establishes Council of Flooring Industry Advisors
CFIA will provide comprehensive referral services to experts within the flooring industry.
ASID Returns to ICFF with Expanded Educational Program
Positioned on the show floor, the ASID educational series will bring together thought leaders and industry experts to present insightful content throughout ICFF.
Interior Lifestyle China 2015 to take place in September
Trade event for household products and accessories will take place from September 17 – 19, 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
CORT Partners with FamilyAid Boston to Address Homelessness
Leading furniture rental company provides furniture and donated furniture accessories for Boston shelter and housing program.
The International Furniture Fair Singapore Post Show Report
IFFS welcomed 18,836 visitors from 102 countries to the fair, including 92 buying delegations and 380 VIP Hosted Buyers of The Prestige Club.
Art Van Furniture Pays Out $2.3 Million To Customers
Thousands of customers received free furniture thanks to retailer’s “Let It Snow” promotion backed by Million Dollar Media
Wesley Mancini Named Inaugural Recipient Of ITMA Lifetime Achievement Award
The award was established in conjunction with the 50th running of ITMA’s biannual event, Showtime in High Point.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #137 from Lance Hanish: Now Your Business Can Broadcast The News From Your Smartphone
Something evolutionary happened in the last few weeks live streaming apps, Meerkat and Periscope are changing how we use our smartphones.
Picture Source Unveils All New Website
Customers have a full complement of ordering, order history, and other operational functionality available through a private access portal.
Decorating Den Interiors Shows Strong First-Quarter Retail Sales
Opens five new franchises. The new owners are in Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Henry's, The New Luxury Target for Mass-Market Brands
Positioning for the mindset of the 'High-Earners-Not-Rich-Yet'
mass-affluent customers is key to success for all marketers in the current consumer economy.
Doerr Furniture Appoints New President and CEO
Fourth generation family member Shane Mutter Appointed President and CEO of Gulf Coast based retailer Doerr Furniture.
Design Innovators Present Seminars at ICFF in May
This year’s line-up, held May 16-19, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, includes topics on innovation in materials, the rise of connectivity in design, new design approaches in color and style for residential, hospitality, contract and luxury retail environments.
Surya Releases Spring 2015 Catalog
Enhancements include new ‘made to order’ section and expanded bedding and outdoor categories.
Four New Oral Histories Of Industry Leaders Released From The American Home Furnishings Hall Of Fame
New oral histories of furniture industry leaders: G. Alex Bernhardt, Sr., Howard G. Haas, Kevin M. O’Connor; and Art Van Elslander.
CEO of Crest Financial Nominated for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award
The award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment.
High Point Market and TODL Collaborate to Enrich Year-Round Market Experience
TODL and the High Point Market Authority have teamed up to seamlessly integrate in-person and online experiences aiming to expand year-round commerce for professional buyers and sellers.
Phifer To Introduce Fashion Forward Outdoor/Outdoor F