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City of Hope Announces Spirit of Life Award Dinner Honorees

Published: 10/18/2017
Kim Yost, president and CEO of Art Van Furniture along with Samson Holding co-founders Samuel Kuo and Grace Liu to be honroed during the 2018 Spirit of Life Award Dinner, April 15, 2018.

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City Furniture Steps up to Aid Community with Hurricane Irma Relief

Published: 10/18/2017
Commitment includes American Red Cross donation match of up to $100,000 in furnishings for those rebuilding.

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Kingsdown Signs First Domestic Licensing Agreement with Biscayne Bedding International

Published: 10/18/2017
New licensing model will expand reach of brand in select parts of the country.

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Art Van Celebrates Opening of it’s Newest Chicagoland Showroom in Kildeer, Il

Published: 10/18/2017
New 41,000 square-foot store celebrated Grand Opening on October 14th, 2018.

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IMC Coordinating Home Industry Humanitarian Efforts

Published: 10/18/2017
High Point Market & Las Vegas Market efforts to aid crisis relief.

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Malouf Foundation Initiative to Take on Human Trafficking

Published: 10/18/2017
The company will focus efforts and funding to become a force against human trafficking by supporting non-profit and law enforcement, as well as to aid in the aftercare and rehabilitation of child survivors.

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Bob’s Discount Furniture Enters Los Angeles Market

Published: 10/18/2017
Plans for Six Store Openings Scheduled for 2018

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Robb & Stucky Continues Florida Expansion with Opening of Boca Raton Store

Published: 10/17/2017
Luxury design and home furnishings retailer also announces hiring of Frank D. Angelis as General Manager.

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Universal Furniture Unveils Zephyr Collection

Published: 10/17/2017
Casual and lighthearted contemporary collection was shown at Fall High Point Market

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Sustainable Furnishings Council Announces Winners of Second Annual #GetYourGreenOn Design Competition

Published: 10/17/2017
Katherine Snedeker of The Arrangement takes top #GetYourGreenOn prize, the Sustainable Design Excellence Award

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Loloi Introduces Seven New Rug Collections at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/12/2017
Dallas-based manufacturer premiers assortment of rugs, throws, and pillows.

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Bassett Mirror Company Adds Switched On! to Style Portfolios

Published: 10/12/2017
The new style portfolio is an assortment of colorful accent pieces influenced by popular culture and art.

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43 New and 39 Relocated/Expanded Exhibitors to Debut Along with the Rug Show and the Design Studio

Published: 10/12/2017
The design studio and the rug show to debut in Suites at Market Square.

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Non-Profit Animal Rescue Foundation Looking for High Point Market Donations

Published: 10/12/2017
Group is asking exhibitors at the High Point Market for any unwanted furniture or bedding that becomes available after the market to be auctioned at an annual fundraiser hosted by Whiskers Rescue Foundation.

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Man Wah/Cheers Relocates & Expands at Las Vegas Market

Published: 10/12/2017
New, Larger Space on B5 for Winter Market

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Tickets Going Fast For ASFD Pinnacle Awards Gala

Published: 10/12/2017
Event to feature up-and-coming singer/songwriter Anne-Claire and more.

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75 Retailers Sign On To Spring Air International ‘Love Your Melon’ Campaign

Published: 10/12/2017
Supporting the fight against Pediatric Cancer, the company has placed its three specially designed Back Supporter beds with 75 retailers since the launch in July.

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Bob Timberlake Honored as 2017 Luminary Award Winner

Published: 10/12/2017
Award salutes noted artist and trailblazer of furniture, decor licensing.

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Easy Furniture Web Tip #253: Is SEO as a Standalone Service Good for Local Furniture Retailers?

Published: 10/12/2017
For most local furniture companies, basic SEO work is sufficient to deliver good rankings.

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Customizable “Variations” Program Added to Company C for Norwalk Furniture Line at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/12/2017
Daybed and new chair styles round out product assortment.

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Karl and Cathi Glassman Supports Ante4autism as $5,000 Diamond Sponsor

Published: 10/12/2017
Event moves to Saturday, 1/27/18 at Golden Nugget.

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Brenda Pereyda Joins OW Lee to Manage Sales

Published: 10/12/2017
Brenda will be using her extensive knowledge, gained in the Casual Furniture industry over nearly 40 years, to increase sales.

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Treasure Garden Recognized for the Fourteenth Time with an ICFA Manufacturer Leadership Award for the Shade Category

Published: 10/12/2017
Presented during the 2017 Casual Market Chicago, the award recognized the products, people and production efforts of Treasure Garden for overall manufacturing and customer service excellence.

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New Report Finds Retailers & Manufacturers Divided on Driving Profitable Post-Purchase Experiences

Published: 10/12/2017
CMO Council research reveals disparities in revenue and customer relationship-building opportunities as manufacturers and retailers struggle to drive profitable post-purchase experiences.

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New A.R.T. Furniture Collection Recognized For its Safety Focused Product Design

Published: 10/12/2017
Artiste products have achieved UL’s STABILITY Verification for demonstrating products meet stringent safety standards.

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Nourison Appoints New VP of Hospitality Sales

Published: 10/12/2017
Peter Lipkin will be responsible for ongoing development of the Nourison Hospitality segment with A&D firms, lodging brands, owning groups and purchasing firms.

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Design Center at theMART Welcomes Elizabeth+Grace Outdoor

Published: 10/12/2017
Luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer chooses chicago for first showroom.

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Registration Opens For Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market

Published: 10/12/2017
The winter 2018 Las Vegas Market runs January 28 – February 1, 2018 (Sunday to Thursday).

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Koelnmesse Upgrades LivingKitchen

Published: 10/12/2017
The centerpiece is the ‘LivingKitchen Vision2035’ – a visible and perceptible kitchen in which visitors can experience the cabinets, technologies and linkages of tomorrow.

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LendPro and Acima Partner Up

Published: 10/12/2017
The two companies have formed this partnership for retailers across the country looking to provide a clear and simple option for nonprime customers as a part of a fast, multi-lender application process.

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Norwalk Furniture Fall High Point Market Launches Focus on Versatile Pieces

Published: 10/11/2017
Introductions include three upholstery groups, two accent chairs and a versatile banquette.

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Last Chance to Purchase Tickets for the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Published: 10/11/2017
Celebration to be held Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons.

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Aria Designs Launches Urban Luxe Upholstery Collection for October Market

Published: 10/11/2017
Urban Luxe Collection Focuses on Transitional Lifestyles

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A.R.T. Furniture Builds on ‘Epicenters’ Franchise with Miami-Inspired Collection

Published: 10/11/2017
Epicenters 33127, named after a Miami zip code, will debut at the Fall 2017 High Point Market.

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Bunakara’s Fall High Point Introductions Influenced by Best Sellers

Published: 10/11/2017
Pieces include the Fingerprint Ribbon Sofa – an expansion of Bunakara’s best-selling chair – and a new colorway for the popular Capitonné Sofa.

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Nourison introduces Christopher Guy, new hand knotted designs and hundreds of One-of-a-Kinds at High Point Market

Published: 10/11/2017
The Christopher Guy by Nourison collection will launch with 38 designed and crafted handmade area rugs.

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Pelican Reef to Introduce New Panama Jack 2018 Sunroom & Outdoor Collections at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/11/2017
Panama Jack will expand with 4 new collections consisting of seating, dining, and barstools that are hand crafted in wicker, rattan, and bamboo materials.

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Kindel Grand Rapids Partners with the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club to Create Iconic Furniture Collection

Published: 10/11/2017
13-piece collection debuts October 14 at Fall High Point Market.

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Sam Moore to Debut Updated Showroom at High Point Market

Published: 10/11/2017
New Design Uses Collections’ Texture, Fabric, Color and Construction to Create a “Retail Oasis”.

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Vispring Launches Custom Upholstered Beds Through Association with Italian Designer Missoni Home

Published: 10/11/2017
Luxury British bed manufacturer targets interior designers with colorful fashion fabrics, customization and craftsmanship.

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POLaRT Designs Will Unveil New Showroom Design at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/11/2017
The showroom is designed with free-flowing vignettes to show retailers suggested merchandising display options.

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Kingsdown Spotlights “Prime Collection” at High Point Market

Published: 10/11/2017
Collection delivers kingsdown support & comfort for under $1,000.

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Delandis Furniture to Showcase 10 New Power Motion Upholstery Designs at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/11/2017
All seating is designed with gel memory foam for a luxurious sink-in seat, and each frame features Leggett & Platt’s lay-flat mechanism for full-extension recline.

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Classic Brands Adds Hybrid Offerings to ‘Urban Loft’ Brand at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/11/2017
‘Urban Loft Thermic’ delivers cool-touch, heat absorbing fabric.

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KAS to Launch 8 New Collections at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/11/2017
Four of the eight new collections are under KAS’ newest license Libby Langdon for KAS.

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Grako International to Make its High Point Market Debut

Published: 10/11/2017
To make it’s debut in space 2F of The Atrium on Main Home Furnishings Center located at 430 S Main St, High Point, NC.

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Traditional Home Magazine Signs on for WithIt Toast

Published: 10/11/2017
Traditional Home magazine is sponsoring the champagne toast during the Friday, October 13 event, which takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the Lofts at Union Square.

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Ave Home Showing New Pieces at High Point Market

Published: 10/10/2017
The designs will include a variety of styles ranging from 18th Century Swedish and French to modern and contemporary.

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Ashley Furniture HomeStore Opens New Store in Lomas Verdes Mexico

Published: 10/10/2017
New 15,769 square foot showroom located on La Cuspide Sky Mall.

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Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard

Published: 10/10/2017
The solid growth in new orders since March continues to be good for many in the industry. With growth in orders year- to-date at 7 percent and increased orders for over 70 percent of the participants, things seem pretty good through July.

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Shelters to Shutters Announces New Partnership with CORT

Published: 10/10/2017
National nonprofit teams up with furniture rental and retail company to support situationally homeless in their transition to economic self-sufficiency.

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Shifman Masters Collection Receives a New Look and Feel for its 20th Anniversary

Published: 10/10/2017
Shifman will also showcase its Modern Comfort Collection and American Heritage Collection for retailers who did not attend April market.

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American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Announces After Party Following the Induction Celebration

Published: 10/10/2017
The networking event also offers an opportunity to congratulate the inductees and to meet the 5th Dimension.

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Christopher Guy Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Grand Opening of it's High Point Showroom

Published: 10/10/2017
CG will host a celebration within its 20,000 square-foot High Point centerpiece, which launched earlier this year.

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Furniture First Next Gen Group Holds Two-Day Meeting at Furniture Mall of Kansas

Published: 10/10/2017
Twenty-four member stores participated, sending 40 individuals to the inaugural education event.

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Randy Eller to Receive ARTS Awards Academy of Achievement Honor

Published: 10/10/2017
The 29th annual ARTS Awards winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 19, 2018.

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Havertys to Expand Dallas-Area Distribution Center

Published: 10/10/2017
Adds more than 150,000 square feet to the furniture warehouse’s nearly 370,000 square foot facility.

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Michele Azar Joins Art Van Furniture as Chief Digital Officer

Published: 10/10/2017
Global expert in digital commerce to spearhead e-commerce growth.

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UNICO Collection To Debut at Stone International

Published: 10/10/2017
Each piece includes a choice of eight stones and multiple covers available.

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High Point Market’s MyMarket App Update Includes Two New Features for Fall Market 2017

Published: 10/10/2017
Update allows users to organize showrooms into a day-by-day listing and allows users to share exhibitor selections.

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Las Vegas Market Hosting Webinar for Non-Profit Retailers

Published: 10/10/2017
Free Selling To Millennials Session Planned For Oct. 24.

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Commerce & Design Building to Feature 200+ Lines and Numerous Social Events for Fall Market

Published: 10/10/2017
Nine floors of showrooms offer easy access to cross-category sourcing.

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High Point Market Announces Updates to Fall Market Design Viewpoints Series

Published: 10/10/2017
The speaker for the kick-off session on Saturday, October 14, at 12 p.m. will now be Margaret Russell on behalf of Savannah College of Art and Design.

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Protect-A-Bed Announces Updates To Its “BedBugs 101” App

Published: 10/10/2017
App educates consumers on finding, preventing, and eradicating bed bugs, offers new look and feel.

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England Furniture & La-Z-Bo Combine ann Expand Showroom at Las Vegas Market

Published: 10/10/2017
England Furniture & La-Z-Boy casegoods brands combine & expand to 30,000-square-foot showroom.

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Feizy Partners With Technology Provider, MicroD, On Rug Visualization Tool

Published: 10/10/2017
Tool enhances dealer websites and engages online shoppers.

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Surya To Host Series of Educational and Entertaining Events at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/10/2017
Two CEUs, the annual Fall Celebration and more are set to occur at Showplace 4100.

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EJ Victor Partners with Perennials Fabrics® to Debut New Perennials Social Collection

Published: 10/10/2017
Perennials showcases new updated collection in second showing at Fall High Point Market.

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Vanguard Expands It’s “Make It Yours” Offering into Lifestyle Consoles

Published: 10/9/2017
This is a new category which has been coined by having features that allow it to be adapted to whatever lifestyle needs the end user desires.

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Vanguard to showcase Thom Filicia’s Home Collection at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/9/2017
To host “Champagne & Sliders” for his newly designed showroom on Friday, October 13th.

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Vanguard Unveils new Dellwood Chair

Published: 10/9/2017
Designed by Michael Weiss, the Dellwood Chair includes an exposed wood swivel base available in 70+finishes.

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Furniture Retailers Remain Optimistic About Year-End Among Industry Hurdles

Published: 10/9/2017
Strong partnerships are what will carry these businesses through uncertain times in the retail space and guarantee a strong year-end.

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Kerrie Kelly to Introduce Coyote Outdoor Living At Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/5/2017
Interior designer will host a grilling demonstration with Demonta Coleman from PaBoys Restaurant & Grill.

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Serta, Inc. Names Leo Burnett Group As Its New Creative Agency

Published: 10/5/2017
After a competitive review process, Serta selected Leo Burnett based on their understanding of Serta's business and creative vision.

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Badgley Mischka Home Names International Sales Force

Published: 10/5/2017
Designer furnishings collection expand to over 200 SKUs for second High Point Market.

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Surya To Present Inaugural CEU Course At Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/5/2017
High Point Market course, titled “The Guide to Area Rugs,” is precursor to comprehensive accessories curriculum for designers.

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A.R.T. Furniture Offers New American-Themed Casegood And Upholstery Collection 'American Chapter'

Published: 10/5/2017
The collection will be shown at the Fall High Point Market, October 14-18, 2017.

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Abbyson Hosts Showroom Event with Leading Designers at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/5/2017
The complimentary event, “Communicating with the First Time Client,” will be held at Abbyson’s IHFC showroom on Sunday, Oct. 15th at 4 pm.

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Norwalk Furniture to Highlight Alchemy, Handcrafted and New Boho Themes at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/5/2017
The more than 800 fabric choices include 125 new textiles for Fall 2017.

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Ashley Furniture HomeStore Opens First Store in the Netherlands

Published: 10/5/2017
On September 23rd, Ashley Furniture HomeStore celebrated the Grand Opening of its new showroom in Waardenburg, Netherlands.

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Summer Classics and Gabby Brands Add Greg Goetcheus as EVP, Business Development

Published: 10/4/2017
Goetcheus has more than 25 years of experience in retail merchandising.

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Amy Myers Appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Summer Classics and Gabby Brands

Published: 10/4/2017
Myers has extensive experience leading marketing efforts of some of the nation’s top brands, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Gordmans.

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CIFF Shanghai 2017 Recap

Published: 10/4/2017
The recent CIFF Shanghai, held from 11 to 14 September 2017 recording 8.18% more visitors than the previous edition, hosting 2,000 companies from all over the world, with 91,623 visitors from 200 countries and regions.

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Gat Creek Offers Retailers New Customization Kiosk

Published: 10/4/2017
The new kiosk, to be displayed at Fall High Point Market, is designed to allow retail sales associates and consumers to easily remove and return samples from the display.

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Man Wah to Unveil Triple Play Plus Sofa at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/4/2017
The 4 function Sofa will include settings for Power Seat, Power Lumbar, Power Headrest and a new function that will allow it to lay completely flat.

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New Additions to Rascal Scooter Line to be Introduced at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/4/2017
New "Rascal Elite” line will offer consumers greater travel range, longer battery life, and increased comfort.

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Chicago Luxury Beds Partners with Vispring to Launch Exclusive Concept Shop-Within-a-Shop

Published: 10/4/2017
High-end bed retailer remodels showroom, becomes U.S. flagship for premier British brand.

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Capel Rugs Launches New Line with Designer Anthony Baratta

Published: 10/4/2017
To introduce the first designs from its major new licensing partnership at Fall High Point Market.

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Cory Promotes New Safety Team

Published: 10/4/2017
Cory’s Legal and Compliance Manager Loryn Marino announced the promotion John Varner to lead the department as Safety Coordinator and assisting him is Assistant Safety Coordinator Giovanna Jauregui.

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Dixon Mitchell Tapped as President & COO of Fairfield Chair Co.

Published: 10/4/2017
Mitchell will assume the role effective October 9, 2017.

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Bienenstock Furniture Library Unveils Sculpture Honoring Shelba Cornelison

Published: 10/4/2017
The Bienenstock Furniture Library unveiled a Kinetic Sculpture honoring industry veteran Shelba Cornelison at the recent High Point Furniture Market.

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Glen Raven, Inc. Closes Acquisition of Sunbury Textile Mills

Published: 10/4/2017
With the acquisition complete, Sunbury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glen Raven and operates as part of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC, best known as the makers of Sunbrella® fabrics.

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Hooker Furniture Launches Two “Next Generation” Home Office Collections at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/4/2017
Modular designs meet needs of today’s growing telecommuting trends.

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New Collections Recap

Published: 10/4/2017
New collections at Fall High Point Market include cross-category product options.

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Fine Furniture Design To Launch VERANDA Collection At High Point Market

Published: 10/4/2017
Their new 53-piece collection was created in collaboration with Hearst Global Brand Licensing.

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Hooker Furniture Adds 3rd Collection To American Life Brand

Published: 10/1/2017
“Crafted” Collection draws design inspiration from “new local” trend.

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Hooker Furniture Announces “Modern Romance” Collection

Published: 10/1/2017
Collection to debut at October 2017 High Point Market.

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Legends Furniture Taps Kreber for Rebranding Initiative

Published: 10/1/2017
Legends’ new “Be Inspired” campaign, created by Kreber for introduction at the Fall Market, includes digital and print marketing communications for three new collections by Stephanie Lena.

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CHFA Announces New Chair

Published: 10/1/2017
Elected Mark Wiltshire as the association's Chair of the Board.

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Bradington-Young To Introduce Smaller Scaled Leather Motion Designs At Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/1/2017
Designs are city-scaled for apartment living to appeal to consumers who are opting for smaller living spaces.

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Sam Moore Furniture To Launch 13 Stationary & 3 Recliners To Exposed Wood Chair Line At Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/1/2017
Sam Moore offers each of the 13 new chairs and three new recliners in any of more than 20 multi-step finishes, more than 500 fabrics and customers’ own materials.

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STORIS To Showcase New Kiosk Technology at Fall High Point Market

Published: 10/1/2017
The STORIS Kiosk’s core functionality will be to catalog a retailer’s inventory, access customer history and most importantly, unify the STORIS shopping cart.

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Fleming To Make It’s Debut at Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/30/2017
The Fleming Brand will be launched in the Man Wah showroom in its own dedicated space.

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Legends Furniture Introduces Three New Collections by Stephanie Lena

Published: 9/30/2017
Lena’s new Legends collections features dining, bedroom, entertainment and accent pieces.

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U.S. Businesses May Be Able to Expense up to $500,000 in Work Truck Purchases in 2017

Published: 9/30/2017
Internal Revenue Code, Section 179 (commonly referred to as IRC-179) allows businesses to expense up to $500,000 in tax year 2017 for certain capital expenditures, including commercial work trucks.

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Steve Silver Company Announces New High Point Showroom

Published: 9/30/2017
The new 38,000 square foot showroom will be having a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Saturday, October 14 from 5-8 p.m. featuring cocktails and a “Taste of Texas.”

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Fairfield Unveils Two New Collections with Casual Lifestyle Appeal

Published: 9/30/2017
Casual Elegance and Rustic Modern will be introduced at the Fall High Point Market in the Fairfield Showroom.

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New Sources Debuting in IHFC for Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/30/2017
Product lines include upholstery, case goods and accessory options.

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Adriana Hoyos Announces U.S. Product Debut at October High Point Market

Published: 9/30/2017
Plans to launch TEN, a whole home furniture collection, at the October High Point Market, in the IHFC building’s InterHall showcase.

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Adriana Hoyos Furnishings Names First National Sales Director

Published: 9/30/2017
He was hired to grow a U.S. network of high-end dealers and interior designers, as well as to develop the domestic marketing strategy.

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Sauder Announces Fall High Point Market Introductions

Published: 9/30/2017
Collections include approachable designs that create a cozy, comfortable home oasis that encourage gathering and interaction.

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Wayfair Unveils Real-Time Furniture Delivery Tracking

Published: 9/30/2017
Home retailer makes furniture delivery more convenient with up-to-the-minute updates via live, visual tracking feature.

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Sunnyland Patio Furniture Receives Coveted Industry Honor

Published: 9/30/2017
International Casual Furnishings Association Apollo Award for Single-Store Category.

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Noir Furniture to Spotlight an Array of New Designs at Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/30/2017
Select items will include the use Mindi Wood, which has been used for centuries in the construction of long life furniture, along with a new “Charcoal” finish.

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Durham Furniture Expands Occasional Category for Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/30/2017
Will add three new solid wood occasional collections and three unique consoles to its product assortment at the upcoming October High Point Market.

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Hooker Furniture to Coordinate Design of Upholstery & Case Good Collections for High Point Market

Published: 9/30/2017
The complementary designs create a whole home solution for dealers and end consumers.

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Hooker Furniture Unveils Globally-Inspired “Miramar” Collection

Published: 9/30/2017
The collection features three distinctive looks that come together through the creative use of mixed materials including granite, honed Carrera marble, embossed leather accents, carved elements, seeded glass, metal accents and a variety of textured fabrics.

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Alden Parkes To Host Five CEU Seminars At Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/30/2017
The five CEU-accredited workshops will be in the high-end furniture maker’s Seminar Room and Designers’ Lounge.

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Abbyson to Unveil New Case Goods Program for E-Commerce Retailers At Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/30/2017
On trend product design and expanded team drive 500 new-to-market SKUs.

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High Point Market Authority Announces Purchase of Public Art for Market District

Published: 9/30/2017
Purchased four kinetic art sculptures located around the Market District in High Point’s downtown area in an effort to advance a beautification project begun in 2015, the High Point City Art Project.

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Leading Companies and Speakers Join Interior Design Summit’s Roster

Published: 9/30/2017
Transformational business symposium for interior design professionals and firms kicks off October 13.

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Global Views Announces the Addition of Paul Watson as Vice President of Business Development

Published: 9/30/2017
Watson has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

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Dallas Market Center Announces Partnership with Houston Furniture Bank for Phase Two of DMC Cares Hurricane Relief Program

Published: 9/30/2017
Advances $1 million program with targeted donation campaign.

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American Freight Furniture and Mattress Opens Store in Tempe, Arizona

Published: 9/30/2017
Growing furniture retailer plans multiple stores in the Phoenix area.

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Spectra Home Design Event To Feature Libby Langdon

Published: 9/30/2017
Designer, author and makeover television personality to lead seminar on small spaces.

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Surya Releases Fall 2017 Catalog

Published: 9/30/2017
Enhancements include richer data, more robust imagery and thousands of new products.

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Lexington Launches New Brand with Designer Barclay Butera

Published: 9/29/2017
The initial introduction will be comprised of two distinctively different whole-home collections, Newport and Brentwood.

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Fall 2017 Art Van Furniture Catalog Hits Homes Oct. 5

Published: 9/29/2017
Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines graces the cover, and the catalog showcases the designer and HGTV star’s multifunctional, family-friendly collection.

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Surya to Unveil Hundreds of New Rugs and Accessories at Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/29/2017
Their showroom will showcase numerous new hand-tufted, machine-made and hand-knotted rug collections, and fresh additions to the pillow, throw, accent furniture, decorative accents, and wall decor lines.

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Portfolio by Nourison Launch Party Recap

Published: 9/29/2017
Each of the five interior design talents – Kim Scodro, Scot Meacham Wood, Woodson and Rummerfield, Catherine and Justine Macfee, and Shay Geyer, previewed a selection of rug designs along with their vision and inspiration.

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New and Expanded Lines to Debut in Showplace at Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/29/2017
Product introductions include furniture, accessories, fine art, rugs and outdoor.

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Customatic Adjustable Bedz Launches Customer Care Portal

Published: 9/29/2017
Portal includes videos to make products and functions simple and easy to understand.

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Hayneedle.com Partners with This Old House to Furnish the 2017 Idea House

Published: 9/29/2017
Hayneedle is the exclusive furniture and décor sponsor for the home’s front porch, screened-in porch, backyard patio and deck, living room, dining room, master bedroom and game room.

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Morris Furniture Company Celebrates Its 70th Year With A Special Giveaay

Published: 9/28/2017
For 70 days, one winner will be selected each day, with at least 70 winners sharing in a guaranteed minimum $100,000 giveaway in furniture and mattresses.

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imm cologne 2018 Almost Fully Booked

Published: 9/28/2017
Booking is driven by a double-digit percentage increase in registrations from abroad.

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Solving the Mystery of Marketing Luxury to Millennials

Published: 9/28/2017
A rising tide of millennial wealth could result in a new luxury boom starting in the middle of the next decade, but only if brands meet this new generation with luxuries that reflect their values and world view.

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Hoff To Lead Spectra Home

Published: 9/28/2017
Palatial Furniture President to oversee imminent merger of sister companies Palatial and Spectra Home.

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Klaussner to Debut Artist William Mangum’s Sixth Home Collection, Reflections

Published: 9/28/2017
Reflections is a broad collection with product for Bedroom, Dining, Living and Occasional pieces, as well as new Upholstered sofas and chairs.

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MicroD To Showcase The OmniVue® 3D Product Suite at High Point Market with a Virtual Reality Experience

Published: 9/28/2017
This all-in-one 3D technology solution provides Home Furnishings manufacturers, retailers, and designers with comprehensive tools to make product visualization and design come to life in 3D forms.

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The 1st Chair Makes Its Debut at the ABC Kids Show in Las Vegas

Published: 9/28/2017
1st Chair is launching a line of fashion forward gliders and recliners targeted for Millennial Parents.

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Nourison Appoints New Director of Hospitality Operations

Published: 9/28/2017
VanHouten has been with Nourison for the past five years and has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

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Palliser Opens New Manufacturing Facility

Published: 9/28/2017
Canadian furniture company opens 65,000 square foot facility in Coahuila, Mexico to meet demands of their growing business.

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Eclipse International Expands ‘Van Vorst Mattress’ Brand Into Southeast Asia with Partner Luxury Sleep

Published: 9/28/2017
Under the agreement, Luxury Sleep will add the Van Vorst Mattress Co. of America since 1888 line of mattresses to its portfolio and will manufacture and distribute the brand in Southeast Asia.

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Universal Moves Into New Category

Published: 9/28/2017
The initial motion collection features 11 recliner styles ranging from traditional to transitional and modern.

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Fine Furniture Design’s “Runway Collection” Brings High Fashion Style To Home Furnishings

Published: 9/28/2017
The 50-piece collection, to be unveiled at High Point Market, includes bedroom, dining room, occasional furniture, as well as coordinating upholstery.

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Easy Furniture Web Tip #252: Are SEO Reports Worthwhile Or Meaningless Bling?

Published: 9/28/2017
For most local business owners, website analytics “reports” are just meaningless “bling.”

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WithIt Celebrates 20 Years

Published: 9/28/2017
Party and Auction October 13.

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Gifted Design Students Are Honored At Design-Center Celebration

Published: 9/28/2017
Karunadhipathi Lihin Weera, a senior at Toronto's Ryerson University, received the 2017 Contemporary-Modern Furniture Student Design competition's $3,000 scholarship in the final hours of the New York Design Center's "What's New, What's Next" event on September 14th.

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KYMDAN Receives Bacteria Resistance and Mold Resistance Environmental Claims Validations From Underwriters Laboratories

Published: 9/25/2017
ECVs validate that their latex mattresses are both bacterial resistant and fungal resistant.

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Solid Wood Resource ConArte America Partners with PhilippSelva and Brianform

Published: 9/25/2017
Expands offerings, adding classic and traditional styles to it’s lineup.

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Tempur Sealy's Hurricane Recovery Commitment Increased to Approximately $2.5 Million in Contributions

Published: 9/24/2017
Tempur-Pedic, Cocoon by Sealy, Sealy and Stearns & Foster donate beds to Assist with Hurricane Recovery

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Facebook’s Advertising Fallacy: That It Works!

Published: 9/24/2017
In launching a Facebook advertising initiative, success depends upon recognizing why those people are there in the first place: to virtually meet and greet friends, get the news, have a chuckle and unwind.

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Furniture First, Serta Mattress, Donate Tractor-Trailer load of Mattress to Texas Communities

Published: 9/24/2017
The donation is being managed and facilitated by Howell Furniture, a member of the buying group located in the area devastated by flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

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STORIS Releases Agenda for “Unified for Success” Client Conference.

Published: 9/24/2017
Conference will include two industry experts who specialize in Unified Commerce and Digital Strategy as keynote speakers.

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Surya to Launch Hyper-Durable Bella-Dura Outdoor Rug Collection at High Point Market

Published: 9/24/2017
The Maritime collection includes 15 hand-woven, outdoor-safe rugs that are inherently bleach cleanable, stain, pill, and microbe resistant with the ability to endure over 1,500 hours of direct sunlight without fading.

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Casual Industry Celebrates Excellence With 2017 Award Winners

Published: 9/24/2017
All segments of the industry gathered at the Chicago Field Museum Thursday, Sept. 14, to recognize manufacturing and retailing excellence, spotlight top product designs and pay tribute to the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.

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TrendWatch Vignettes Showcase Three Cs for Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/24/2017
Code, Complements and Curation top the trends list.

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Abbyson Partners with The Sherwin Williams Co. to Host 2018 Colormix® Presentation at High Point Market

Published: 9/24/2017
Colormix Presentation is an annual staple for both designers and retailers looking into the lens of color trends for the coming year.

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Southern Sky Home to Unveil New Furniture Collaboration with Designer Pacita Wilson at High Point Market

Published: 9/24/2017
The Pineapple Park collection features more than 30 artisan-crafted pieces that blend the love of vintage with fresh new curated looks.

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Judges Announced for 29th Annual ARTS Awards

Published: 9/24/2017
The 29th annual ARTS Awards winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 19, 2018.

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Nourison Launches Christopher Guy Collection

Published: 9/24/2017
The Christopher Guy Area Rug Collection by Nourison will launch with 38 handmade area rugs, woven from fibers such as New Zealand Wool, silk and mohair.

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Universal Furniture Announces Full Slate of Market Events

Published: 9/24/2017
Offering five days of educational and social programs.

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Picture Source Somerset to Introduce Artist Adelaide at High Point

Published: 9/24/2017
Known by a one-name pseudonym, press-shy Adelaide prefers her paintings to speak for themselves.

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ICFA Introduces Mary Fruehauf Retail Genius Award

Published: 9/23/2017
Award recognizes those retailers whose creativity invokes the spirit of the late industry leader’s unique approach to igniting excitement and emphasizing the fun in outdoor living.

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FFO Home Opens 46th Store in Warrensburg, MO

Published: 9/23/2017
13th Store in Missouri and its 46th store company-wide opens October 5th.

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Nourison to Introduce New Rug Design Series

Published: 9/23/2017
Portfolio by Nourison, launching at Atlanta and Las Vegas markets in January 2018, will include 5 distinctly designed, high-end area rug collections.

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1819 Classical-Revival Klismos Armchair at Winterthur Museum Inspires Winner In Casual Furnishings Competition

Published: 9/23/2017
Lane Venture Daybed is part of Winterthur Estate Collection.

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Home Furnishing Association Announces Seminars Schedule for High Point Market

Published: 9/22/2017
Seminars run October 14th through the 17th.

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Reverie Taps Child Psychologist And Sleep Expert To Host Webinar On Back-To-School Sleep Tips

Published: 9/22/2017
Session, hosted by Dr. Dawn Dore-Stites, will educate participants on the impact of sleep on scholastic success.

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ZUO Launches new Collection of Indoor / Outdoor Upholstery & Outdoor Accessories for Casual Market

Published: 9/22/2017
Also developed products for the Casual Market from their new division of ZUO Décor.

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Shop.Dine.Design. Event in Waco to Benefit The Common Thread For The Cure Foundation

Published: 9/22/2017
Fundraising event to take place on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017.

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Moe’s Home Collection Celebrates Leigh Kalvelage’s 10-Year Anniversary

Published: 9/22/2017
The Director of Key Account Sales celebrates 10 years with the retailer of fine rugs and furniture.

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Fashion Bed Group Announces Customizable Adjustable Base Program

Published: 9/22/2017
Under the new merchandising program, retailers can order adjustable products in any of the following three ways: Quick Ship, Factory Direct or Container Direct.

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Fashion Bed Group Announces New Youth Collections For High Point Market

Published: 9/22/2017
Three new youth beds to be added to their Fashion Kids Collection.

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Fashion Bed Group To Showcase New Presto Bed Frame

Published: 9/22/2017
Also created a point-of-purchase kit that includes tabletop signage and a mini PRESTO rail component that enables associates to easily demonstrate PRESTO functionality.

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Fashion Bed Group Expands Portfolio With New Beds, Daybeds And Snap Beds

Published: 9/22/2017
The supplier of bedding accessory products will showcase an array of new beds at High Point Market.

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Fashion Bed Group Expands Casual Collection

Published: 9/22/2017
New pub tables and bar/counter stools to be showcased at October Market.

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Fashion Bed Group To Expand Digital Presence with Redesigned Website and New Social Channels

Published: 9/22/2017
The brand has given its website an upgrade and has launched a series of new social channels designed to make brand and product information available to customers.

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Bellini Modern Living Debuts Morten Georgsen Collection

Published: 9/22/2017
The collection fuses Mid-Century and contemporary design elements, utilizing colored glass and polished stainless steel.

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IKEA Launches IKEA Place, a New App that Allows People to Virtually Place Furniture in Their Home

Published: 9/22/2017
Available in late-September, the new augmented reality (AR) application will let people experience, experiment and share how good design transforms any space, such as a home, office, school or studio.

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FDA Designates Technical Textile Celliant as a “Medical Device” and “General Wellness Product”

Published: 9/22/2017
Products that incorporate Celliant performance fibers are able to legally claim that the fibers promote increased localized blood flow, thereby increasing energy, boosting performance and speeding muscle recovery.

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Ameriwood Home Previews New Commercial Office Series at Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/19/2017
New AX Series Offers 4 Unique Styles fit for any work environment.

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Hooker Furniture To Preview “Modern Romance” Collection At China International Furniture Expo

Published: 9/19/2017
The whole-home collection, set for formal unveiling at the October 2017 High Point Market, will give international buyers a flavor of the company’s style direction for the fall.

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Malouf Grows Sales Team with New Territory and Account Managers

Published: 9/19/2017
The growth of the sales team is a response to the company’s growth over the past two years and aids Malouf in developing customized product lineups for each retail partner.

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FXI to be Acquired by an Affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC

Published: 9/19/2017
FXI, a provider of foam solutions driven by consumer insights, currently operates 18 facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

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Feizy Partners With Siscovers, Official Licensed Manufacturer for Crayola

Published: 9/19/2017
Launches new Crayola-branded products.

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Agio Names Industry Veteran Ray Harm to Sales Post

Published: 9/19/2017
Harm will represent Agio among Outdoor, Specialty and traditional furniture retailers in Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Protect-A-Bed Takes Residence at High Point

Published: 9/19/2017
Opens new 5,000 sq. ft showroom for High Point Market.

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Zimmerman Design Collaborative Launches New Original Designs Program

Published: 9/19/2017
New designs include small table top pieces, and original fine art and sculptures ranging in size, colors, and materials.

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Finalists Announced for 29th ARTS Awards

Published: 9/19/2017
The 29th annual ARTS Awards winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 19, 2018.

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Ashley HomeStore Celebrates the Grand Opening of 100th HomeStore in China

Published: 9/19/2017
More than 100 customers participated in the HomeStore’s Grand Opening ceremony.

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Nationwide Marketing Group and AcceptanceNOW Debut New Program

Published: 9/19/2017
The initial phase of the new program will offer ANOW’s no-credit-needed, rent-to-own, staffed kiosks in select large, independent retail locations, and will provide advantageous go-to-market strategies for Nationwide’s participating select Members.

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Laurie Bell Introduces BellBloc 100 Pillow Insert

Published: 9/19/2017
The insert offers a fill covered by the BellBloc 100 fabric liner system, giving designers and retailers a soft pillow that will withstand moisture, mold, and mildew, and can be customized with an outdoor fabric of the customer’s choice.

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Klaussner Outdoor Redesigns Website with MicroD

Published: 9/19/2017
Debuts their redesigned website at the Casual Market in Chicago.

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Casual Market Chicago and theMART Support the Red Cross

Published: 9/19/2017
Donation matching effort launched to provide relief to hurricane victims.

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Ashley Furniture to Donate More Than $2 Million Towards Hurricane Harvey and Irma Relief Efforts

Published: 9/19/2017
Ashley Furniture is currently working with local relief organizations in the following locations: in Texas, the Houston metro, Corpus Christi, Victoria, Beaumont and Nederland, and in Florida, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Orlando, Jacksonville, Naples/Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers and Miami.

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Ashley Furniture Industries Named One of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes

Published: 9/13/2017
The Best Employers in America list is compiled by Statista, a research firm, who surveyed a group of 30,000 American workers to gather their opinions of their employers.

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Art Van Furniture Names Keri Durkin Vice President Franchise Development

Published: 9/13/2017
In this newly created role, Durkin is responsible for accelerating the growth and leading the operations of the company’s franchise division.

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Charlotte’s Fine Home Furnishings Closes

Published: 9/13/2017
At the conclusion of their Store Closing-Retirement Sale, which began Saturday, August 26th, the owners retired from business in order to pursue other interests.

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IHGF Delhi Fair All Set For Autumn 2017

Published: 9/13/2017
India’s IHGF Delhi Fair, scheduled from October 12th to 16th, is showing over 2000 products from over 2750 Indian manufacturers.

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Wayfair.ca Collaborates with HGTV Canada’s New Series, “Sarah Off the Grid”

Published: 9/13/2017
Sarah’s home will be outfitted with furniture and décor from Wayfair.ca’s selection of more than 8 million products.

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A.R.T. Furniture Hires Norby To Lead Custom Casegood Program, Artiste

Published: 9/13/2017
Jessica Norby was named the Director of Sales & Marketing for Artiste

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SHEEX Unveils New Cooling Mattress

Published: 9/13/2017
The SHEEX Performance Cooling Mattress completes the company’s first-ever Performance Sleep System within the mattress and furniture category.

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Fine Furniture Design Develops Dedicated Dealer Microsite

Published: 9/13/2017
The microsite will give dealers access to an extensive selection of marketing materials, product information and scheduling High Point Market appointments with a sales representative.

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EPA Extends Formaldehyde Rule Compliance Dates

Published: 9/12/2017
The date for the emission standards, recordkeeping and labeling provisions is extended by one year, from December 12, 2017 to December 12, 2018.

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Landon Capital Partners Acquires Majority Interest in Blue Bell Mattress Co.

Published: 9/12/2017
Mark Kolovson and Steve Byer will continue to hold a minority interest in Blue Bell.

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Aterian Investment announces partnership with Standard Furniture Manufacturing

Published: 9/12/2017
Standard's design, manufacturing and sourcing capabilities enable Aterian to deliver value to its retail partners and end-consumers.

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Nourison Introduces Two New Collections at New York Home Fashions Market

Published: 9/12/2017
Navajo and Baja include colorful tribal motifs, bohemian vibes and southwestern influences.

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T3 Custom Furniture To Show at High Point Market

Published: 9/12/2017
Inaugural exhibition planned inside their 4,000 square foot High Point upholstery factory.

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E.S. Kluft Names Alain Rauh Acting CEO

Published: 9/12/2017
Binke resigns to pursue other interests.

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King Koil Names David Binke Chief Executive Officer

Published: 9/12/2017
Binke plans to expand brand footprint & product assortment in US.

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Industry Veteran Beth Thomas Joins HFA

Published: 9/12/2017
As Business Development Account Executive, Thomas will be responsible for cultivating and expanding the HFA’s sponsorship program and advertising sales in the Association’s magazine, RetailerNOW.

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Capel Rugs Appoints Cindy Green Product Design and Development Assistant

Published: 9/12/2017
Designer will assist with creative development of domestic and import product programs.

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Last Call For Hall of Fame Induction Celebration Journal Ads

Published: 9/12/2017
The deadline for submitting materials is September 15, 2017.

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High Point Market to Host “Market Buzz” Podcasts Program at Fall Market 2017

Published: 9/12/2017
Partnership with James Swan & Million Dollar Decorating podcast.

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New Permanent and Temporary Exhibitors Join Main Street Properties for Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/12/2017
Several sources to make debut at Furniture Plaza and Plaza Suites.

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Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard

Published: 9/11/2017
We hate to keep bringing this up, but we believe business in general is really pretty decent, but it is hard to feel that way when we have all the negative media news.

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Ashley Furniture’s Scholarship Program Contributes More Than $245,000 Nationally

Published: 9/11/2017
Over 100 students awarded for the 2017 school year.

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Casual Market Chicago Announces New Showrooms, Exhibitors and Products

Published: 9/11/2017
Takes over the Merchandise Mart (theMART) on Tuesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

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High Point Market Announces Stars Under the Stars Entertainment for Fall Market 2017

Published: 9/11/2017
Grand Funk Railroad and Casey James to perform October 14th and 15th, 2017.

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Therapedic adds Taiwan’s Largest Manufacturer to Group of Licensees

Published: 9/11/2017
Panbor Furniture’s four production facilities in Taiwan average a monthly production yield of more than 15,000 mattresses.

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Therapedic Announces High Point Market Introductions

Published: 9/11/2017
The company will introduce a new and enhanced Tommy Bahama line of sleep systems, as well as a new premium line called Buoyancy

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IMC Announces Seminars, Tours and Hospitality Offerings for October High Point Market

Published: 9/11/2017
Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 14 and continuing through Tuesday, Oct. 17, 16 CEU-accredited seminars, three presentations, and five designer-hosted tours will be open to market attendees.

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10th Annual Ante4autism Event Changes Date

Published: 9/11/2017
Event moves to evening before the opening of the furniture market, Saturday, 1/27/18 at the Golden Nugget.

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Stickley Audi & Co. Announces New Showroom in East Hanover, NJ

Published: 9/11/2017
Sixteenth Stickley Audi & Co. showroom in the United States has Grand Opening scheduled for September 12th.

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Merchant Andy Thornton to Keynote 2017 Pinnacle Awards Banquet

Published: 9/11/2017
Design Savvy Founder of La Difference to Address “Happiness By Design.”

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Home Comfort Furniture & Mattress Center Announces Store Closing

Published: 9/11/2017
Four Raleigh, N.C.-area stores closing after 32 years in operation

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Castelle Holds Meet and Greet with Celebrity Designer Barclay Butera as Casual Market Chicago Opens

Published: 9/11/2017
The Barclay Butera Outdoor Collection for Castelle will be presented for the first time in the Castelle Chicago Merchandise Mart showroom #1576 September 12 – 15, 2017.

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Snap Finance Secures Significant Bank Revolving Credit Facility

Published: 9/11/2017
BMO Harris Bank acted as agent to the credit facility, which will allow Snap to service more than $1 billion in lease-to-own financing agreements.

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ICFA Announces Design Excellence Category Winners

Published: 9/11/2017
From among the 10 category winners in ICFA’s Design Excellence competition, two products will be selected for the Lilly Award for Outdoor Furniture and Outdoor Accents, and one product will be honored with the Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” Award.

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High Point Market Authority and Esteem Media Announce Design Bloggers Tour Participants and Sponsors

Published: 9/11/2017
Returning for its fifth Market, the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour program will bring 10 leading design bloggers to High Point Market for a 2-day tour of sponsoring showrooms.

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Capel Rugs Expands Assortment Of Designs

Published: 9/5/2017
Four new collections among introductions planned for October High Point Market.

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Nourison Appoints Jeremy Maurer and Laura Myers as Account Executives

Published: 9/5/2017
In their new roles, Maurer manages and develops business in the Northwestern territory and Myers will handle Nourison business in a Midwest territory.

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Retailers Honored by Shifman Mattress Company

Published: 9/5/2017
The retailers were selected based on sales volume during the prior year.

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Ashley HomeStore and Gwinnett Braves host Hope to Dream event at Coolray Field

Published: 9/5/2017
100 beds donated to local deserving children during back to school event.

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2017 All American Furniture Expo Recap

Published: 9/5/2017
This year’s show marked a new venue change that featured double the floor space, allowing over 90 furniture manufacturers to showcase a variety of hardwood and upholstered furniture.

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Retail Industry Veteran Craig Gourley Joins Art Van Furniture As Vice President, Outlet Merchandising

Published: 9/5/2017
Gourley is responsible for overseeing buying, merchandising and sales for all Art Van Outlet locations throughout the Midwest.

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Easy Furniture Web Tip #251: Web Tool Says My Writing Is Bad

Published: 9/5/2017
Whenever a web tool tells you something is wrong, don’t be too quick to believe it.

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Versatile Credit Adds RMC Retail as Secondary Lender

Published: 9/5/2017
RMC Retail serves customers in nine southern and western states.

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Hooker Furniture Expands Board with Tonya Jackson and Paulette Garafalo

Published: 9/5/2017
Garafalo is a senior executive in luxury consumer products retailing, and Jackson is a senior operations executive with expertise in supply chain management and international sourcing.

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Imagine Advertising & Publishing Acquires Global Signs USA.

Published: 9/5/2017
The acquisition was finalized in late January, 2017.

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Customatic Adjustable Bedz Names Experienced CPA as First Chief Financial Officer

Published: 9/5/2017
Thomas Sleboda has joined the company and will oversee the company’s strategic forecasting, budgeting and financial analysis.

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Tempur Sealy Donating $1 Million to Texas Families

Published: 9/5/2017
Tempur Sealy will work with its long-time disaster recovery partner, Good360, which directly coordinates with local agencies to get beds in the hands of families impacted by disasters.

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Libby Langdon And Northcape Expand Vision For Modern Outdoor Living

Published: 9/5/2017
Maker and designer set new collections for Chicago Casual Market.

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Woodard Chosen for Traditional Home Magazine 2017 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Published: 9/5/2017
Designers Lisa Mende and Keith Baltimore Team Up with Woodard for outdoor spaces.

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Roomplace Opens New Store in Indianapolis

Published: 9/5/2017
Newest addition of the 25-store chain to feature “eye popping” aisle built with shipping pallets and light green plexi-glass.

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Dallas Market Center Announces DMC Cares: Hurricane Relief Program

Published: 9/5/2017
The company's goal is to create $1 million in support via financial and product donations for storm victims and is encouraging its exhibitors and attendees to join them in these efforts.

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ACA is "Standing Strong With Houston“ with Post Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Published: 9/5/2017
Volunteers filled a truck with all donated items (along with a boat in tow) and drove to Houston to take part in the massive relief effort.

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Nourison Launches The Rug Edit Blog

Published: 9/5/2017
Nourison plans to publish content including tips, trends, videos and industry insights on the new design inspiration blog.

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Tractor Trailer Loads of Twin Mattresses On Way To Hurricane Harvey Victims

Published: 9/5/2017
Eclipse, Eastman House partner with Houston licensee Sleep Designs to produce mattresses for Hurricane Harvey shelters.

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Chris Clarizio And DMCCF To Be Honored At GMFA Dinner and Dance In November

Published: 9/5/2017
Chris Clarizio and the Dean Michal Clarizio Cancer Foundation will receive the Jerry Gans Memorial Award for charitable efforts aimed at helping families of cancer patients.

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Artie Eisenberg President of One Ten Home Furnishings, Seigerman’s Furniture and Interior Design, Sofabed Etc., and Furniture Galleries (HFG) To Be Honored At GMFA Dinner and Dance In November

Published: 9/5/2017
President of One Ten Home Furnishings, Seigerman’s Furniture and Interior Design, Sofabed Etc., and Furniture Galleries (HFG) has been chosen to receive the GMFA’s Pillar of the Industry Award.

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John Koziel of Flemington Department Store To Be Honored At GMFA Dinner and Dance In November

Published: 9/5/2017
John Koziel, of Flemington Department Store has been chosen to receive the GMFA’s Retailer of the Year Award.

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Furniture First Donates Mattresses to Houston and Beaumont Flood Victims

Published: 9/5/2017
In cooperation with Serta, they will be donating 2 trailers full of their private label Mattress 1st product to flood victims in Texas.

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PureCare Pledges Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Sleep Essentials to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Published: 9/5/2017
Company is donating 500 sleep essential packages to families affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area.

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Classy Art Gives Harvey Bonuses

Published: 9/5/2017
Entire staff, both office and warehouse personnel, to receive a $1,000 bonus to help them through rough times they had been through and that lay ahead.

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Classy Art’s Forced Shut Down

Published: 8/31/2017
The company’s productions and shipping operations are closed until further notice; however, emails and phone calls are still being monitored.

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Decorating Den Interiors Announce the LIVV Home Collection

Published: 8/31/2017
The curated manufacturers’ products in the collection alleviates the struggle of sourcing based on budget by rating each vendor as good, better, best to luxury brands.

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Protect-A-Bed Hires New Senior Vice President of Sales

Published: 8/31/2017
Mackey has spent the last 30 years in the furniture and bedding industry, building a strong background across furniture retail.

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Protect-A-Bed Brings “Grow the Retail Basket” Back to New York

Published: 8/31/2017
Store performance and new pillow sizes the focus of NY Market

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10th Annual Protect-A-Bed International Conference Recap

Published: 8/31/2017
Newly-created “Big 5 Distinguished Partner Awards” recognized outstanding partners for passion, innovation and expertise,

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Furniture First Announces New Health Insurance Program for Members

Published: 8/31/2017
Individual, spouse and family coverage will be offered for employer groups of five or more employees.

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High Point Market to Offer Fashion Snoops Trend Program and Buyer’s Guide for Fall Market 2017

Published: 8/31/2017
Ongoing Strategic Partnership with Fashion Snoops

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BDI President Returns from 2nd Women's Health Initiative Tour at City of Hope

Published: 8/31/2017
Company supports cause with proceeds from sales of Pink Bink.

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CASTELLE Introduces Two New Additions to its 2018 Contemporary Lines

Published: 8/31/2017
The Hermosa and Sunrise Collections will be on display during the Casual Market Chicago in the CASTELLE showroom #1576.

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Hamilton Highlights for Fall Market Include Upscale Introductions, Hospitality Offerings and CEU Educational Opportunities

Published: 8/28/2017
Dorya to debut new showroom at 330 N. Hamilton.

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Blu Sleep Builds Sales and Marketing Team to Support Additional Sales Growth

Published: 8/28/2017
Bryant named Sales Director; Dashiell Sales Coordinator and Hernandez Marketing Coordinator.

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The RoomPlace Introduces Industry-First Financing Options

Published: 8/28/2017
Retailer aims to make furniture purchases possible for credit challenged shoppers.

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Interior Lifestyle China 2017: Exhibitor Highlights at a Glance

Published: 8/28/2017
More than 400 exhibitors attending China’s interior design and lifestyle products trade fair.

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CHFA Board Chair Resigns

Published: 8/28/2017
While Laine Reynolds will be resigning from the volunteer Chair position, he will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as Past Chair and a member of the Events Committee.

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Casual Industry Names Manufacturer Leadership Award Finalists

Published: 8/28/2017
Ten manufacturers of outdoor furnishings have been named finalists for the ICFA’s 2017 Manufacturer of the Year Award.

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“Day To Dream” Provides 50 Local Cincinnati Children In Need with a Bed of Their Own

Published: 8/27/2017
Partnership between Morris Furniture Company and St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati gives kids a new bed for back to school.

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American Society of Furniture Designers Announces 2017 Pinnacle Award Finalists

Published: 8/27/2017
Now in it’s the 22nd year, the annual Pinnacle Awards competition has some 64 finalists competing in 17 categories.

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MEGA Group Show In Nashville Recap

Published: 8/26/2017
The 34th convention saw 410 businesses from across the country and more than 1,450 total attendees.

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"Never Cold Again" Heating System Is A Game Changer for Windermere

Published: 8/26/2017
Over 140 stores now feature their Ultimate Power Recliner brand of power recline chairs.

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28-Year Product Merchandising Veteran Will Lead Product Development At Fine Furniture Design

Published: 8/26/2017
Erin Sullivan was instrumental in growth of Frontgate Brand.

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CASTELLE’s 2018 Introduction Rollout Continues with the Ventura Collection

Published: 8/26/2017
The Ventura Collection will be on display during the Casual Market Chicago, September 12 – 15, 2017.

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Husband-and-Wife Design Team To Open Two Luxury Home Décor Showrooms in Manhattan.

Published: 8/26/2017
New Calligaris and Camerich stores will open September 1st at 144 West 18th Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

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Man Wah Breaks Ground on 5th Factory

Published: 8/26/2017
This new complex brings the company’s total plant count to five, with a combined footprint of over 16 million square feet of manufacturing space.

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KAS Rugs Sets Market Events Celebrating New Partnership with Libby Langdon

Published: 8/26/2017
The manufacturer of rugs, pillows and poufs is unveiling Langdon’s new licensed collection of transitional hand- and machine-made rugs and pillows at the Fall High Point Market.

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ICFA Industry Roundtables Sign-Up Deadline Nears

Published: 8/26/2017
Fifth annual Industry Rountables to take place day prior to the opening of Casual Market Chicago, September 11th.

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Remembering Lohman King “Dick” Dickason, Jr.

Published: 8/21/2017
L. King Dickason, Jr. died peacefully Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the age of 75.

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American Home Furnishings Hall Of Fame Foundation Adds Four New Board Members

Published: 8/21/2017
The new directors are Lorri Kelley, president of BDI Furniture; Bob Sherman, CEO of Restonic Mattress Company; David Swers, president and COO of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics; and Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van Furniture.

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New Design-Driven Exhibitors to Debut in SALON At Fall High Point Market

Published: 8/21/2017
New exhibitors in SALON include Flitch, Kenneth Cobonpue, Bend Goods, Alexander Lucent Gallery and Robin Baron.

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7 Tips To Market To Today’s Furniture Buyers

Published: 8/20/2017
How can these 7 tips help your organization market your furniture more effectively?

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Domaci Relocating To Bethlehem’s South Side Arts District This Winter

Published: 8/20/2017
The new Domaci showroom, featuring over 5,000 square feet of furniture, home decor, gifts and carefully curated vintage objects, will be located at 21 East 3rd Street on Bethlehem’s SouthSide Arts District.

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High Point Market Authority Announces Return of Hospitality Program for Fall Market 2017

Published: 8/20/2017
Program to provide hospitality industry designers an opportunity to experience the full capabilities of some of their most important suppliers.

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Furniture Retailers: Are You Ready If You’re Next On Amazon’s Hitlist?

Published: 8/20/2017
The threats posed by Amazon, Wayfair and others should be a call to action to the industry to make improvements, not only to deliver better products to customers, but for the sake of their own longevity.

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Market Square And Suites At Market Square To Debut New Brands In October

Published: 8/20/2017
New collections, established lines, designers and artists among introductions for Fall High Point Market.

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Charles W. Rayfield Named Knoll, Inc. Chief Financial Officer

Published: 8/20/2017
Mr. Rayfield joined Knoll in 2015 as the Company’s Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller.

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Hooker Furniture Warehouse Sale Raises Funds To Benefit Local Community Organizations

Published: 8/20/2017
Raised over $31,000 for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Martinsville-Henry County and the Boys and Girls Club of the Blue Ridge.

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NeoCon East Announces Four Keynotes

Published: 8/19/2017
Registration now open for NeoCon’s sister show, running November 15-16th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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Spoon Sleep Launches Its First Mattress

Published: 8/19/2017
Constructed with industrial-strength foam pillars, Spoon Sleep supports all of the body’s various pressure points – from the shoulders, to the back, to the hips.

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Retail Innovation: How To Disruption-Proof Your Business

Published: 8/19/2017
Traditional retailers need transformational innovation.

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Kingsdown’s bedMATCH Diagnostic System Tops 11 Million Consumer Profiles

Published: 8/19/2017
There are currently more than 1,000 bedMATCH diagnostic systems being used by nearly 100 retailers around the globe.

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Nationwide's Las Vegas PrimeTime Event Urges Members to "Take Your Share, Now!"

Published: 8/17/2017
The show’s theme builds on the group’s 3-years of Prepare for Share programs and services which have provided Members with tools to take advantage of current market conditions.

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Ron Wanek Receives National Speakers Association Philanthropy Award

Published: 8/14/2017
This award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution by being examples of philanthropy and stewardship.

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City Furniture Selects Ingenico Group and IBM to Deliver Enhanced In-store Experience

Published: 8/14/2017
Ingenico Group’s mobile point of sale solutions, combined with IBM’s MobileFirst applications, enable City Furniture to streamline the in-store path to purchase.

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ManWah Holdings acquires 50% share of Home Group and It’s “Fleming” Brand

Published: 8/14/2017
The Launch of this brand for the North American Market will take place in this upcoming October Market.

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InterHall Debuts For Fall High Point Market Expand Designer-Friendly Product Options

Published: 8/14/2017
Five new companies will introduce upholstery, case goods, rugs, lighting and art on Friday, Oct. 13

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ART and IDS Partner Again for 2018 Conference

Published: 8/14/2017
Second annual conference set for April 30 – May 2, 2018.

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High Point Market Authority Announces New Buyer Tour for Fall Market 2017

Published: 8/14/2017
Continuing partnership with Soft Design Lab for the production of a new buyer tour for Fall Market.

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Bunakara To Open 600 Square-Foot Showroom

Published: 8/14/2017
Showroom to Debut at “NY Now”, August. 20 - 23.

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Spectra Home Expands Management Team

Published: 8/14/2017
Manufacturer taps industry veteran Christine Pressley for new Operations position.

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Fine Furniture Design Expands “Segments” Program

Published: 8/14/2017
“Segments,” is a mixed-order container program that offers more aggressive price points and accelerated delivery for smaller and mid-size retailers.

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Hilco Real Estate Announces Auction Sale Of Former Newton Manufacturing Company HQ

Published: 8/14/2017
37,000 SF office/manufacturing facility will be sold subject to low minimum bid on September 12.

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New Data Shows What Consumers Want From Virtual Reality Shopping

Published: 8/14/2017
Retailers need to get ready for "V-Commerce," Says L.E.K. Consulting.

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Brown Jordan names Jeff Leonard as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Published: 8/14/2017
Jeff will be responsible for leading the company’s finance, accounting, and treasury organization.

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Dallas Market Center Announces Opposition To Controversial Texas Bathroom Legislation

Published: 8/14/2017
Encourages business community to stand united against harmful legislation.

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Five Ways to Find, Nurture, and Reward Your Superusers (and Make More of Them)

Published: 8/14/2017
If you want your brand to thrive, you need to cultivate an army of "superusers": avid and loyal members who spread the word about your company and offer valuable insight.

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Treasure Garden Expands Outdoor Rug Program For 2018

Published: 8/14/2017
Four new designs will be introduced and on display during the September 2017 Casual Market Chicago.

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Record Number To Converge in Music City for the 34th MEGA Group Show

Published: 8/14/2017
The theme of the Fall Show is centered around the power of each retailer’s story and how they can craft a story that connects with employees, with customers and with their communities.

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ASFD Releases New Design Between The Lines Episode Featuring Libby Langdon

Published: 8/14/2017
Interview focuses on Langdon’s unique journey and crafting a lifestyle brand.

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Woodard Names 2017 Top Sales Award Winners

Published: 8/14/2017
The Woodard 2017 Salesman of the Year award was presented to the father-son team of Jay and Jason Vander Horst.

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Las Vegas Market Recap

Published: 8/14/2017
4000+ Resources, new product intros, growing interest in outdoor, and increased gift attendance headline Summer show.

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Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard

Published: 8/14/2017
The results of our latest survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors was a little like the results last month—a bit surprising based on conversations at and since the High Point Market.

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Glideaway Expands ‘Revolution Tech’ Pillow Lineup With New Quest Pillow

Published: 8/14/2017
Quest is a pillow that features ultra-fine silver crystals that protect against bacteria and odor.

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KAS To Introduce Close to 100 Rugs At Summer Markets

Published: 7/11/2017
Seven new collections being introduced this summer in Atlanta and Las Vegas.

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