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Furniture Industry News Published in 2012

Furniture Retail Tip #31 From Grandpa Mike-e-e! at 90 - Stand Tall!...Think Small!... Win All!  - 1/24/2012

it's time for small business furniture retail leaders to Stand Up and be counted so that the folks in Washington can become aware of their needs and issues.

ART Announces Las Vegas ART Card Participants and Market Events  - 1/24/2012

ART Card will offer more than a dozen vendor specials; Organization to host two Market events.

High Point Market Authority Adds New Board Members  - 1/24/2012

The High Point Market Authority announced that it has added new members to its board of directors, including a new seat to represent the design community.

PMP Completes Sale Promotion At Vermont Retailer Devastated by Hurricane Irene  - 1/23/2012

Profit Management Promotions announced that the company recently completed an eight-week promotion at Bare Bones Furniture in Rutland, VT.

Grand Opening Prizes Announced for Mega Motion and Cozzia Showroom In Las Vegas  - 1/23/2012

Retailers will be able to test drive over 50 specialty chairs from both companies at the Winter Las Vegas Market.

Easy Furniture Web Tip #141 - For Heaven’s Sake Start Collecting Email Addresses  - 1/23/2012

Don’t put it off. Start collecting email addresses on your website, in your store, and whenever you grab a business card.

Weekly Furniture World Media Note #20 from Lance Hanish-Mobile First: Integrate Mobile Now  - 1/23/2012

The plight of the home furnishings industry is not whether it can design and produce excellent product that will meet the needs and budgets of today’s consumer but, as it always has been in the past, it has a hard time understanding how to sell the product without giving it away.

Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 27 - A Good Leader...  - 1/23/2012

These weekly “Monday Morning Management Tips” are jointly provided by both Country View Woodworking and Furniture World.

Linon Home Décor Products Opens New Las Vegas Showroom  - 1/23/2012

The new Linon showroom will be a 10,000 square-foot showcase of trend right furniture with an emphasis on design, artistry, function, and price.

Gorman’s Home Furnishings & Interior Design Names Duane Petroskey General Manager Of Grand Rapids Showroom  - 1/23/2012

As general manager, Petroskey will oversee day-to-day operations of the store and its specialty shops, support Gorman’s on-staff design team and working directly with members of the interior design and consumer communities.

Fabrictech International Formally Launches PureCare Plush Antibacterial Silver Pillows at Vegas Market  - 1/23/2012

Three pillow categories include natural talalay latex pillows, temperature neutral memory foam pillows in different shapes and comfort levels, and down pillows bathed in Ultra-Fresh™ anti-bacterial cleansing treatment and made with sealed inner linings so that dust mites and allergens cannot gain access inside the pillow.

Naturepedic To Introduce Organic Encased Coil Luxury Mattress Line at Winter Las Vegas Market  - 1/23/2012

The introduction includes a three-bed line up of first-to-market luxury encased-coil organic mattresses certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

IHFRA, Web4Retail and IMC partner to provide an iPad Seminar for IHFRA Reps, Manufacturers in Las Vegas  - 1/23/2012

Seminar will be held at the World Market Center Las Vegas Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. in World View on the sixteenth floor of Building B.

Social E-commerce Home Furnishings Site 250Lloyds.com, Goes Live  - 1/21/2012

250Lloyds.com is a new designer-friendly, members-only home furnishings private sale site.

Nationwide Members to Save Time and Money with DispatchTrack  - 1/21/2012

DispatchTRack is designed to manage home delivery logistics and technician support operations.

New Made in U.S.A. Pavilion Opening at Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market  - 1/21/2012

The new 5,000-square-foot pavilion, located in on the second floor of Building B, will showcase distinctive American-made furniture and home décor products and collections, highlighting the growing trend toward American-made goods in the industry.

City of Hope Honors Two Home Furnishings Industry Leaders with The Spirit of Life Award  - 1/21/2012

Jeff Seaman and Bob Sherman, chief executive officers of Rooms To Go and Serta Mattress Company will receive The Spirit of Life® Award, City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor at the institution’s 2012 Spirit of Life Award dinner during the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C., on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

Penne Cairoli Named President of Laura Ashley Inc.  - 1/21/2012

Cairoli has been with Laura Ashley since 1987, most recently as a Vice President of Licensing.

Lovesac Premiers New Store Design By Pompei A.D.  - 1/21/2012

LoveSac announced that it recently opened a new store featuring a transformative store design created for LoveSac by the global creative consultancy Pompei A.D.

World Market Center Las Vegas Offers Stellar Lineup of Educational and Design-centric Seminars at Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market  - 1/21/2012

Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market will feature thought leaders in all corners of the furniture, design and business worlds.

Sleep Country Rings in New Year with Record Donations for Foster Kids in 2011  - 1/21/2012

Bedding specialist with more than 80 stores collected more than 101,000 important material items for foster children including clothing, pajamas, shoes, school supplies, coats and at the holidays – gifts and toys, for a substantial increase in year over year donations.

In the Furniture Game, Hire Fast, Fire Faster  - 1/21/2012

If you have ever made a bad hiring decision, don’t worry you are in good company. All leaders and managers select bad hires even if they don’t know it. The difference is, really great leaders recognize their mistake and fire faster.

Massood Logistics Expands Services/Adds Key Executives  - 1/20/2012

Devoted to helping customers take customized logistics to a new level of efficiency, Massood Logistics offers a variety of solution-based services, including warehousing, assembly, repair and refinishing, packaging and consolidation.

Retailer Resource Center To Offer Robust Business Services Marketplace & Hot Waffle Breakfast  - 1/20/2012

The showroom in C-496 will host almost 40 business services providers.

Furniture First Continues Regional Meetings in 2012  - 1/20/2012

Two day meetings emphasize the importance of networking and idea exchange.

La-Z-Boy Announces Appointments At Casegoods Unit  - 1/20/2012

La-Z-Boy Incorporated announced the appointments of Randy Huff, as Vice President of Merchandising, and Thomas Daley, as Vice President of Marketing, for its American Drew, Lea and Hammary unit.

Riverside Furniture Renews, Relocates to New Showroom at Las Vegas Market  - 1/20/2012

Company relocates to a new, nearly 6,400 square-foot showroom in Building B, Suite B-1080.

New at Las Vegas Market from de Courcy & Company  - 1/20/2012

Their new HG Linen™ line, they say, is will be the best looking latex mattress available at Market.

E-Z Decorator Returns To Las Vegas Market  - 1/20/2012

E-Z Decorator, the maker of drawing, sketching and layout tools for retail and design professionals, reported that it will be returning to the Las Vegas Market.

Think Profit!: In-Depth P&L Analysis  - 1/19/2012

An in-depth look at how to analyze one of your three critical financial statements: the Profit and Loss.

Weekly Furniture World Media Note #19 from Lance Hanish-Mobile First: How New Media Overtook Legacy Media  - 1/17/2012

A Pew Internet study found that approximately 75% of people get their news from social networking sites (as opposed to other means like newspapers and television), while around 52% of people regularly post news topics or articles to Social Media networks.

Therapedic International Teams With Antinori To Launch Florida License For Brand  - 1/17/2012

Former Spring Air President Steve Antinori has re-entered the mattress business by launching Sleep International, LLC, a new Therapedic International license for Florida along with partner Adam Weinman.

Contemporary Furniture Retailer LaDifférence To Liquidate One Location  - 1/16/2012

Contemporary furniture store will shutter West Broad Village location to focus on flagship store and Shockoe Design District.

WHFA & NHFA Announce 2012 Las Vegas Winter Market Seminar Series  - 1/16/2012

During Market, the RRC will host a powerful selection of industry speakers on a diverse range of specific retail issues.

Schumacher Announces The Appointment Of Maria E. Parasugo, Vice-President, Merchandising  - 1/16/2012

As Vice-President, Merchandising for Schumacher, she will be responsible for developing strategy for merchandise planning as well as for merchandising initiatives.

Robb & Stucky Launches Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Specialty Boutique Within Its Showroom  - 1/16/2012

The boutique is located inside the Robb & Stucky International 60,000-square-foot design studio and home furnishings retail showroom located at 13170 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers, Fla.

Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 26- A Good Leader...  - 1/16/2012

These weekly “Monday Morning Management Tips” are jointly provided by both Country View Woodworking and Furniture World.

Furniture Retail Tip #30 From Grandpa Mike-e-e! at 90 - About High Point & The Political Fruit Salad  - 1/16/2012

Lessons our politicians can learn from the experience of the High Point Market and a good fruit salad.

Las Vegas Market Diversifies Seminar Offerings  - 1/16/2012

World Market Center will present seminars geared to Canadian visitors as well the growing number of Spanish-speaking attendees.

International Market Centers Promotes, Hires Individuals To Leasing Teams  - 1/16/2012

Ryan Mahoney and Jared Worrall have been promoted to leasing managers for the permanent home furnishings leasing team in Las Vegas. Angie Nelson has joined the High Point leasing team as a leasing manager.

Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group Gives Showroom Visitors Chance To Win Rolex Watch And More At Vegas Market  - 1/16/2012

The company will feature a number of new products, including the all-new Leggett & Platt® Prestige™ premium bed frame and the Leggett & Platt® Brisa™ Gel memory foam pillow.

Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group Expands Leggett & Platt Fashion Bed Portfolio  - 1/16/2012

The 2012 additions include a selection of contemporary platform beds as well as headboard and footboards, in metal, wood and upholstery.

Paramount Sleep To Debut Three Collections During Las Vegas Show  - 1/16/2012

A completely re-engineered Nature’s Spa mattress, new high-end Heavy Duty mattress models, and the new Performance Gel series for the Back Performance line all will be featured.

NHFA & WHFA To Give Away Free Membership For Life During Vegas Show  - 1/16/2012

Sponsored by Emerald Home Furnishings, every retailer that joins during Market week will be entered to win a membership for life.

ASFD Student Design Challenge 2011 Winners Announced  - 1/16/2012

ASFD and partner Stanley Furniture successfully formatted a competition which benefits design students, adds excitement to design program curriculums and continues to foster student mentoring.

Art Van Furniture To Host Ladies Night Out Event  - 1/16/2012

The event benefiting the Henry Ford Health System will include complimentary hair styling, makeup tips, massages and more.

Holiday Season Saw More Retail Sales, But Fewer In-store Shoppers  - 1/16/2012

Shoppers bought more, but they browsed less. ShopperTrak reported that in-store foot-traffic decreased 3.1 percent for the 2011 holiday season over the same period last year.

Ethan Allen Participates in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Joplin, Missouri  - 1/16/2012

Ethan Allen donated furniture and accessories for two homes that were built for single mothers.

Protect-A-Bed Announces Canadian Expansion  - 1/16/2012

Industry veteran Marc de Grave has been named vice president of business development for Protect-A-Bed in Canada.

Houston Based Retailer Matress Firm Raises Sales Guidance for 2011  - 1/16/2012

Comparable-store sales for fiscal 2011 are expected to reflect an increase of 18% to 19%.

Sleepy's Ads Stress Bedroom "Sanctuaries"  - 1/16/2012

Sleepy's new ad Campaign features vignettes of all stages of life including: newlyweds, pregnancy, babies and kids enjoying their beds.

Weekly Furniture World Media Note #18 from Lance Hanish-Mobile First: Importance of QR Codes  - 1/10/2012

When companies begin to consider the use of QR codes for advertising, promotion, or general business purposes, the majority seem to ask the same simple question: Do we want to use QR codes or not in our next campaign?

American West Takes Over Worldwide Logstics’ Services, Equipment And Facilities In State Of California  - 1/10/2012

Move makes family-owned concern largest furniture carrier in the state.

Decor-Rest Celebrates It's 40th Year In Business: A Company History  - 1/10/2012

Throughout 2012 Decor-Rest will celebrate it's 40th year business, starting with TCHFM, The Canadian Home Furnishings Market, January 14-17.

22% Growth For Baer's Furniture In 2011  - 1/9/2012

Business in Southwest Florida is reported to be picking up.

Bravo's "Flipping Out" Star to Appear at Art Van Furniture  - 1/9/2012

Known for his real estate investments, interior design expertise, and personality, Lewis will offer tips and answer questions that will help Art Van Furniture guests create the homes of their dreams.

Ashley Furniture Donates 1,300 AshleySleep Mattresses To Military Families  - 1/9/2012

The mattresses, with a retail value of approximately $1 million, will also be used to upgrade bedding in the three Operation Homefront Villages in Gaithersburg, Md.; San Antonio, Texas; and Oceanside, Calif.

Crawford Furniture Closes Plant  - 1/9/2012

After filing for bankruptcy protection, company closes five stores and ceases operations in advance of possible restructuring.

Havertys Reports 4th Quarter Sales Increase of 3.8%  - 1/9/2012

Sales for the twelve months of 2011 totaled $620.9 million versus $620.3 million for 2010, representing an increase of 0.1%.

Durham Furniture Renews Licensing Agreement With George Washington's Mount Vernon  - 1/9/2012

Durham’s two new Mount Vernon additions will be available at the upcoming Toronto show and April High Point Market.

Easy Furniture Web Tip #140 - Just What Are Keywords Anyway?  - 1/9/2012

When you want to build a new page on your website, you should research which are the best keywords for a particular page. If you put those keywords on your page (just a two or three, please) and in your tags, you have a better chance of having that page do well in search results.

Safeware Announces Partnership with Mega Group USA  - 1/9/2012

Safeware will be the preferred provider for Mega Group's Product Protection Plan Program.

WithIt, World Market Center Las Vegas To Offer Leadership-Focused Events During Las Vegas Market  - 1/9/2012

Panel discussion featuring female executives and entrepreneurs, plus career mentoring session, available to all registered Las Vegas Market, Gift + Home attendees.

JAIPUR Announces Rug Giveaway Contest at 2012 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market  - 1/9/2012

The winner will be announced at their daily “global inspirations” luncheon and cocktail event on Friday, January 13 from noon-2:00 p.m. in the JAIPUR showroom.

WithIt Announces 2012 Board of Directors  - 1/9/2012

Julia Rosien, chief idea officer, SocialNorth.com, takes the helm as president. Rosien is the first home furnishings executive based outside the United States to serve as WithIt president.

Furniture Retail Tip #29 From Grandpa Mike-e-e! at 90 - "Retail Promissory Handshakes"  - 1/8/2012

The truth is that regardless of super-computers and endless Internet gizmos we still go around only once in a lifetime…

Robb & Stucky To Reopen Under New Ownership  - 1/8/2012

Company hires many of employees that made a significant contribution to the previous Robb & Stucky, and brings in several key executives from outside the former company.

SSA Las Vegas Sleep Products Seminar Shares Best Practices for Profitable ‘Green’ Marketing  - 1/8/2012

The seminar will explore best practices for promoting green sleep products in ways that eliminate consumer confusion and solidify a purchase decision with documented claims.

Dutailier Continues To Re-Imagine Its Style Direction At The Toronto Show  - 1/8/2012

In Toronto, Dutailier will introduce a new, innovative generation of Comfort recliners.

Jamie Drake Named as 2012 Design Icon at Winter Las Vegas Market  - 1/8/2012

Design visionary to be honored during Las Vegas Design Center’s highly anticipated Design Series.

Margaret Dunne Named Director of Marketing, Pacific Design Center  - 1/8/2012

Former Architectural Digest Executive Editor to oversee marketing and promotional functions of the Design Emporium.

Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 25- A Good Leader...  - 1/8/2012

These weekly “Monday Morning Management Tips” are jointly provided by both Country View Woodworking and Furniture World.

Surya To Introduce 200 Rugs At The Atlanta & Las Vegas Winter Markets  - 1/5/2012

In Atlanta and Las Vegas, Surya will display collection expansions and introduce 24 new collections comprised of 115 new designs.

Profit Management Promotions Moves Corporate Headquarters  - 1/3/2012

The company has restructured its internal operations and moved its Corporate Headquarters to Doylestown, PA.

The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library Adds 10 New Board Members  - 1/2/2012

The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library was founded in 1970 and encompasses a collection of over 5000 volumes on furniture and design history, interior design, architecture, art, textiles and construction.

Magniflex Creates New Sales Director Post For North America Company ; Promotes Marescotti To New Position  - 1/2/2012

Marescotti joined Magniflex in 2010 as development manager, facilitating training, customer service and support between the U.S. and Italy.

Magniflex Debuts First Showroom At Las Vegas Market  - 1/2/2012

The 2,000 square foot space will allow Magniflex a more open and spacious presentation of product as the company continues to grow their North American business.

Monthly Survey Of Furniture Business From Smith Leonard Accountants & Consultants  - 1/2/2012

Year-to-date, new orders are up 7 percent over the first ten months of the year, up from a 6 percent increase reported last month. Approximately 62 percent of the participants are now reporting increased orders year-to-date, up from 60 percent last month.

Therapedic International To Indroduce Line With Gel-Infussed Comfort Layer  - 1/2/2012

Set atop a base of wrapped coils, the new hybrid features a layer of the company’s EcoGel® swirl gel-memory foam. The open cell design offers multiple cooling and comfort benefits.

Nexgel Adds New Colors And Tickings To Orthogel Mattress Series  - 1/2/2012

With a sleek new look, the contemporary collection features soft, cotton ticking with a bold, mosaic design that forms a swirl-like confetti pattern on the cover.

Kingsdown Introduces Four New Beds To Myside Collection  - 1/2/2012

Putting emphasis on building its foam portfolio, Kingsdown is enhancing the MySide bedding lineup by infusing mattresses with different combinations of visco foam, latex and gel.

Weekly Furniture World Media Note #17 from Lance Hanish - Mobile First: It’s All About Screens  - 1/2/2012

No longer will television be measured by those sitting at home in the living room or at an out-of-home establishment. Now television will expand its borders anywhere and everywhere people want to watch. It’s all about screens.

Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 24 - A Good Leader...  - 1/2/2012

These weekly “Monday Morning Management Tips” are jointly provided by both Country View Woodworking and Furniture World.

The Keys to Building a Great Retail Team  - 1/2/2012

The next time you are looking to hire new staff members, consider these techniques to ensure you not only build a team, but also that you build a great team.

UFA Real Wood Furniture Showroom Returns To Las Vegas Market  - 1/2/2012

The 3,000 square ft. showroom will have 20 booths displaying real wood furniture from 7 exhibitors.

Design Tricks on Mixing Fabric Patterns  - 1/2/2012

Create more interesting rooms by using pattern confidently.

E.S. Kluft & Co. Makes Surprise Appearance On "Conan"  - 1/2/2012

During the four minute segment, which aired on Dec. 21st, O’Brien visited a Los Angeles Bloomingdales and tried out a "Beyond Luxury" mattress.