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Weekly Retail Media Note #166: Social Media Influences Millennials' Purchasing Decisions
Retailers, manufacturers, brands of all kinds can no longer claim that social media does not work.
FFO Home to Celebrate 34 Year Anniversary
Their celebration, in all 47 stores will feature special lower pricing on items ending in 34, exclusive limited time buys, and several giveaways throughout the month of January.
Capel Rugs Offering Special Incentive For Winter Market Showroom Appointments
Retailers, Designers to receive four free rug swatches for advance planning.
Tayse Rugs Acquires New Headquarters in Calhoun, GA
The new location includes over 300,000 square feet of warehouse space with 40 to 60-foot ceiling, giving over 4 times the capacity of its previous Headquarters.
Surya to Showcase Hundreds of New Designs at 2018 Winter Markets
The latest additions to the Surya line will be on display at the company’s AmericasMart Atlanta showroom from January 9-16, and at its Dallas Market Center showroom, January 17-23.
Las Vegas Market Forges Alliances with Record 36 Industry Partners
Highest-ever number of retail & trade groups for Winter Market.
Agio to Preview 2019 Program at 2018 Las Vegas Market
Preview demonstrates the manufacturer’s commitment to what it sees as a seismic shift in the Outdoor category.
Milling Road Introduces New Designs by Designer Darryl Carter
Baker Collaborated with designer to introduce fourteen new designs for the Milling Road collection.
Mattress Firm Enters Into Up To $225 Million Credit Agreement
New revolving credit facility will be available for business operations
Las Vegas Market Offers Products & Programs for Casual & Outdoor Industry
Two design trade shows cooperate to offer buyers enhanced opportunities for sourcing related categories in January 2018.
Independent Retailers Score their Share of Ecommerce Business this Holiday Season
Retailer Web Services releases year over year gains in online and mobile traffic and resulting November profits.
Palliser Expanding Market Showroom to Present Upholstery & Casegoods
ID USA relocating on B10 in connection with Palliser expansion.
Baker Introduces New Fabric Collection by Designer Philip Gorrivan
New York Designer has created an exclusive new fabric collection using traditional and classic textiles.
Protect-A-Bed Invests in Online Space
The future is about driving engagement for the company’s retail partners.
Eclipse International & Blue Ocean Sleep to Facilitate Opening of Van Vorst Branded Stores in China
First two Van Vorst Studio stores to open in March.
The Design Center at The Merchandise Mart Marks 2017 as Banner Year for Development and Growth
Major design brands invest in more than 100,000 square feet of the landmark location.
Twin-Star International to Launch Rebrand and Introduce New Products at Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market
Electric fireplace company will become twin star home and unveil new logo, products and merchandising strategies.
Vystar Names Steve Rotman as CEO; Appoints 3 Board Members
Also moves headquarters to Worcester, Mass.
Baker Appoints Jay Paschall as Vice President of Showrooms
In this role, Paschall will have P&L responsibility for the company operated trade showrooms.
Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream Program Exceeds 50,000 Beds Donated to Children in Need
Program celebrates seven years of providing the gift of sleep to deserving children.
Raffel Systems Redesigns Website to Support Manufacturers, Retailers And Consumers
Furniture manufacturers and retailers can get detailed information on the company’s core capabilities and product catalog in addition to the assurance that their customers can get Raffel support directly.
Blu Sleep to Unveil New Las Vegas Showroom, Logo, Packaging & P.O.P. Designs in New Rebranding Initiative
Designs emphasize spa-like experience Blu Sleep products are meant to replicate.
New Ashley Homestore Location Opened on Black Friday in East Peoria
A formal ribbon cutting and Grand Opening Celebration will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018.
HPMA Accepting Submissions and Sponsorships for Spring Market 2018 Design Bloggers Tour
The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour will bring a group of ten leading design bloggers to High Point Market for 2 full days of tours in sponsoring showrooms.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz and Mantua Mfg. Co. Expand Partnership
The improved partnership will merge the best of Customatic’s international manufacturing, product innovation and design prowess with Mantua’s domestic production, warehousing, sales, and marketing expertise.
Industry Veteran Terry Nelson Joins Myriad Software
Joins Myriad as a Business Development Executive.
SSA To Host Discussion Panel on Online Reviews at Las Vegas Winter Market
Panel titled, "How To Use The Voice Of Your Customer To Super-Power Your Marketing Impact And Generate More Customers" to take place Monday, January 29th.
Luxury on Amazon? Coty Wins Battle, Amazon Will Win the War
A recent ruling by Europe’s top court found that Coty and other luxury brands could prohibit retailers and distributors from selling products on a third-party internet platform such as Amazon and eBay.
First Annual Report for Bye Bye Mattress Program in California Finds that Nearly 1 Million Mattresses Collected in Recycling Program
The report states that the Program’s recyclers diverted approximately 29 million pounds of steel, foam, fiber and wood from disposal in landfills to being used to make new useful products.
Jerome’s Furniture Opens Two More Dream Shops, Planning More Throughout Southern California
Locations in San Diego County’s Mission Valley, Solana Beach launched after Downtown store exceeds expectations.
Heritage Home Group to Sell Lane Venture to Bassett Furniture
Completion of the sale is expected before the end of the year.
Ashley Furniture Hosts Wreath Laying Ceremony at Soldiers Walk to Honor Veterans
This is the second year Ashley has sponsored this event to commemorate National Wreaths Across America Day.
Bob's Discount Furniture Partners with Boston Bruins to Donate 250 Beds to Massachusetts Children in Need
Donation is part of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ A Bed for Every Child Initiative.
Las Vegas Market Expands Seasonal Offerings
Four new showrooms bring seasonal resources to nearly 500 for Winter Market.
AHFA's Furniture Foundation Makes Additional Grant To Catawba Valley Community College Furniture Academy
Grants are typically announced in May, but a special need at the new CVCC Furniture Academy campus resulted in a second allocation.
Surya Hires Rob Rosenquist as New VP of Sales
Rosenquist will lead sales efforts for Surya across all segments including design, retail and e-commerce channels.
Boston Interiors Celebrates Grand Opening of 9th location
Newest Location and New Area Concept opens in Dedham, Mass
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Calls For Nominations
Nominations accepted December 15 Through February 1.
Classic Brands Continues to Build Senior Sales Team With Addition of O’Neill To VP Of Sales
With more than 24 years of experience in bedding sales and marketing for leading mattress brands Sealy, Serta Simmons and Tempur-Pedic, O’Neill has now joined Classic Brands.
City Furniture Opens Midtown Miami Showroom
Planning an estimated $100 million expansion slated to create four new or renovated showrooms in South and Central Florida by year-end 2019.
International Furniture Show Australia Welcomes Australian Furniture Association Members at the Inaugural Show
The inaugural International Furniture Show Australia will take place at the International Convention Centre, Sydney from July 12 to 14, 2018.
United Completes Purchase of Lane Furniture
The purchase includes the global rights to the Lane brand, the 750,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Belden, and Lane’s 202,000 square-foot Royal Development recliner mechanism facility in High Point.
29th ARTS Awards Presenters Announced
The ARTS Awards, an international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement is presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 17-23.
Universal Furniture Announces Market Trip Giveaway
Interior Designers can enter the giveaway during Esteem Media’s Design Blogger’s Conference in Los Angeles, March 4-6, 2018.
Las Vegas Market Hosts Debut of Green Gables Designer Line
Tim McClellan HOME Collection launching at Winter Market.
American Freight Furniture and Mattress Moves to Larger Jacksonville Location
Growing Retailer opens bigger store in Northeast Florida.
AICO Team Walks For Hope
Each year, walkers of all ages join as a community for this annual fundraising event in support of the fight against women's cancers.
Las Vegas Market Presents Dynamic Seminars & Events
Exclusive trend forecasting, awards programs & industry networking sessions planned for Winter Market.
Malouf Raises $100,000 for Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives
On Nov. 17 and 18, the company held a warehouse sale with a large portion of sales benefitting the Malouf Foundation’s anti-human trafficking initiatives.
Surya to Release ‘Ultra Violet’ Rugs and Accessories at Winter Markets
Ultra Violet is Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year.
Society of Interior Designers Singapore (SIDS) Launches New Award Categories to Recognize Outstanding Designers
Singapore Interior Design Awards to promote Singapore’s interior design industry on an international stage.
Stanley Announces CEO Transition, Election of Three Vice Presidents for Sales and Director Resignations
Matthew W. Smith has been elected Interim Chief Executive Officer, Josh Carter has been promoted to Vice President of Sales – Brick & Mortar, John Pigg has been promoted to Vice President of Sales – Interior Design, and Landon Smith has been promoted to Vice President of Sales – E-Commerce.
Pantone Unveils Color of the Year 2018: PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet
A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.
American Freight Furniture and Mattress Opens New Store in Glendale, Arizona
Growing Furniture Retailer Adds Fourth Store in the Phoenix Area.
Ante4autism Adds 7 More Sponsors for January 27th Event at Golden Nugget
Planned Furniture Promotions, Coconis Furniture, Cranes Mattress Superstore, Mantua Manufacturing, Elfa, Devan, Richmond Furniture Gallery sponsor event.
Shoppers Will Have Merry Christmas, Retailers Get Coal, Early Results Show
One-third of Thanksgiving weekend shoppers participated only online while just under 40% shopped both in-store and online.
Blue Bell Mattress Acquires Comfort Mattress Co.
Deal expands Blue Bell footprint to Midwest & adds Art Van Furniture as major new dealer.
High Point Market Authority Releases the High Point Market Style Report for Winter/Spring 2018
The report was developed by eight home fashion gurus – 4 sets of design duos - all part of the HPMA’s 2017 Style Spotters team.
Twin-Star Announces Three Additions to Executive Leadership Team
James Junker, Vice President of Product Management; Lisa Cody, Vice President of Marketing; and Todd Outten, Vice President of Sales.
Las Vegas Market Intensifies Furniture Leasing Activity
30+ New, expanded & renewed showrooms confirmed for Winter Market.
Ashley Furniture Sponsors Robotics Programs for School Districts in Mississippi and Wisconsin
More than $33,000 supports 22 middle schools and high schools.
Curry Joins Spectra Home
Manufacturer taps upholstery veteran for marketing position.
Millennial State of Mind is Bringing New Life to Luxury Market
The new Bain & Company's Luxury Market in 2017 report sees the luxury market reaching a “new normal” of 4-5% annual growth through 2020.
Nanotex Contract Transition to Crypton Complete
The transition was scheduled for January 1st 2018; however, Crypton was able to implemented its transition plan earlier than expected.
Weekly Retail Media Note #165: Word-Of-Mouth Said To Drive Almost One-Fifth Of Consumer Sales. Social Media A Key
Although consumers ascribe more influence to word-of-mouth than advertising when making purchase decisions, A study by Engagement Labs indicates that advertising contributes to word-of-mouth success.
Dallas Mavericks Expands Partnership with BedGear for 2nd Year
BedGear professionally fit each individual athlete with a personalized Performance Sleep System.
Inventor of The Pocket Coil Spring Releases Archival Photo Book at Las Vegas Market
Marshall Mattress: The Illustrated History of the World’s First Pocket Coil Spring Mattress is a photo book that illustrates the early history of the company.
FFO Home Opens 47th Store in Longview, TX on Friday, December 29th
This location will be the furniture retailer’s second in the state of Texas and 47th companywide
Heritage Home Group Unveils the Creation of Three New Business Units
Company says that with direct accountability, these business units will have the responsibility and ability to react to the specific trends and changes in the segment of the marketplace their brands serve.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
With consumer confidence at highest levels in years, unemployment also at lowest in some time, and interest rates still low, all signs should be good for the industry.
Abbyson’s Digital Programs Driving New Cross-Channel Visibility & Increased Sales
Abbyson reports increased Black Friday & Cyber Monday weekend sales with 40% increase over 2016.
Eclipse International Hosts Domestic Licensing Summit
Company representatives converge to develop 2018 strategic goals.
United Furniture’s Launch of New Metro Area Distribution Program Featured at Northeast Furniture & Accessory Market
Furniture manufactured at the company’s factories in North Carolina, Mississippi and California will be shipped to United Furniture’s new distribution center in Mount Vernon, N.Y. for deliveries in the metro area.
Malouf Furniture in Foley, AL Joins Furniture First
As a new member, Malouf will be eligible for free travel to and accommodations at the buying group’s Annual Symposium in Fort Lauderdale next May.
Valdese Weavers Launches First All-In-One Performance Fabric, Inside Out Performance Fabrics.
Valdese Weavers enhanced their product development capabilities through an acquisition, and after extensive market research the company has created a comprehensive and innovative performance textile.
AHFA's Solution Partners Division Announces 2018 Officers
Serving as first vice chairman is Brian Kneibel of Intertek, Grand Rapids, Mich and Heather Corrigan of Lectra in Smyrna, Ga., is second vice chairman.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Opens New Store in Port Charlotte, Florida
The interior architectural design includes a 25,000 square foot showroom with the newest styles, colors and fabrics in complete home furniture room settings including accessories and area rugs.
Las Vegas Market Cultivates Better Home Décor Resources
12 new & expanded showrooms, 50+ new temporary exhibitors.
Former Pirch Distribution Center in N.J. Available for Sublease
The sublease of the 50,000-square-foot distribution center in Moonachie is last step in portfolio reorganization spearheaded by A&G Realty Partners.
Online Survey Finds That While Black Friday Has Gone Global, Cyber Monday Has Remained North American
An international survey, conducted among 3,400 participants from 8 developed countries, has revealed that Black Friday enjoys a double-digit popularity percentage in 6 countries outside the United States, while Cyber Monday tops out at only 4% outside of North America.
Resource Decor Appoints New President of Sales for the Americas
Jeddrey Reich has been with Rochdale Spears Group, parent company of Resource Decor, for two years and was most recently Sales Director, Major Accounts.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #256: Online “Must Haves” For The Harried Furniture Store Owner
Make sure you have an up-to-date website, Facebook page, Yelp listing and Google My Business listing.
Mark Fierek to Lead Specialized Furniture Carriers Divison
Richard Tucker of Shelba D. Johnson Trucking, High Point, is first vice chairman, and Steve Ennis of Murrow’s Transfer, Thomasville, N.C., is second vice chair.
New Sunbrella Textile Designs to Debut at Showtime Market
The Architexture Collection, by designer Richard Frinier, echoes architectural design elements found in surface and facade design.
Art Van Furniture Acquires Levin and Wolf Furniture
Purchase of 53 Mid-Atlantic stores raises Art Van to Top 10 National Furniture Retailer with $1.3 billion in annual sales.
Kingsdown Celebrates 100th Branded Store in China
The store is part of Kingsdown’s ongoing licensing partnership with Asian-based bedding producer and retailer Roth Bedding Technology International Limited.
ITA Announces Newest Exhibitors At Showtime
New exhibitors debut at the 56th textile market, Winter Showtime 2017, set for December 3-6.
Frank Gehry to be Honored as 2018 Design Icon at Las Vegas Winter Market
The Design Icon Award honors an architect or interior designer who has made a significant contribution to the industry throughout their career.
Coleman Furniture Surges Into the Top 500 Internet Retailers
The online furniture retailer is #481 in the “Internet Retailer Top 500”.
Hooker Furniture Warehouse Sale Raises More Than $40,000 To Benefit Local Community Organizations
Hooker Furniture recently held a warehouse sale with all proceeds benefitting Grace Network and the Salvation Army of Martinsville-Henry County.
Durham Furniture Enhances Perfectbalance Catalog
The catalog updates complete phase two of the company’s recent initiative to enhance the marketing and sales support materials for its PerfectBalance collection.
RowOne Partners with Shayne International Holding
Partnership creates a custom home entertainment and motion program that delivers directly from China.
Las Vegas Market Hosts Housewares Design Awards Celebration
2018 winners to be announced at Winter Market.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Opens in Thunder Bay, Ontario
The new 24,000 square-foot store is located at 640 Balmoral Street in Thunder Bay.
Las Vegas Market Accepting Global Goodness Awards Entries
Awards recognize exhibitors for sustainability & social responsibility.
Restonic, Sauder Woodworking Co., Added as Sponsors for Ante4Autism
Shari & Kevin Wagner, Custom Fundraising Solutions are Gold Sponsors, Larry McKay and Maxime Knitting become Silver sponsors.
Clarity Receives New Round of Private Funding
New capital adds significant resources to Web Solutions Company.
Jeff Katz Joins Palliser As Vice President, Stationary Upholstery Product Development
Palliser Furniture has also filled two key roles in their Canadian sales division.
Mark Owen Joins Classic Brands
Sales & Marketing Executive to focus on business development.
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Receives Registered Trademark for Name
securing a registered trademark grants the organization exclusive rights when it comes to the use of its name.
Las Vegas Market Partners with Aid to Artisans
Initiative will bring 20 first-time Global Artisans to Winter Market.
New Study Finds Retailers Don't See Ecommerce as a Holiday Threat
Small and local businesses embrace digital marketing to drive in-store sales, yet leave billions in marketing support by brands on the table.
AmericasMart Introduces New Mobile App
Their new network enables accurate blue-dot navigation and turn-by-turn directions within the existing AmericasMart mobile app.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Invests $1 Million in It's New ‘Platinum Elite Customer Service’ Program
Platinum Elite demonstrates the company’s recent rollout of a network of field service technicians trained to provide service in Customatic’s line of adjustable foundations.
IFDA Educational Foundation Names 2018 Board of Trustees
The board is selected to oversee and administer $28,000 in annual design-related scholarships and grants.
Loloi to Open Showroom at Dallas Market Center
Stand-alone space to feature expanded products, special collections.
The QFMA Honors Pioneers of the Quebec Furniture Industry
The QFMA honored these pioneers, during its annual convention, which was held at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal Hotel.
More New and Expanded Showrooms, Product Launches, and Big Events for January 2018 Lightovation
Lightovation, taking place January 17-21, 2018, will present more than 1 million square feet of residential lighting resources.
Fine Furniture Design Launches “+2 Retail Program”
New program is a merchandising solution that allows retailers to duplicate the visual lifestyle displays featured in its High Point showroom.
Stanley Furniture Announces Agreement to Sell Substantially All of Its Assets
Churchill Downs LLC is a Delaware limited liability company formed by Walter Blocker, Chairman of Vietnam Trade Alliance in Ho Chi Minh City, to acquire the Stanley assets.
Heritage Home Group To Sell Lane Furniture
Sale to United Furniture will allow HHG to focus on a core stable of brands.
InfoGraphic: A New Era of Corporate Social Responsibility
New study reveals how millennials are driving the trend in corporate social responsibility: do better doing business.
Restonic Mattress Adds Todd Gerdes to Sales Staff
Over the past 36 years Todd has worked with the Corsicana Mattress company and the Spring Air Mattress Company.
STORIS’ 2017 Client Conference Recap
STORIS’ 2017 Client Conference took place from November 1-3, 2017 at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ.
Kane’s Furniture Names New Chief Marketing Officer
An expert in developing strategic initiatives in the health, sports, restaurant, hospitality and furniture sectors, Sutcliffe was founder and president of Sutcliffe Partners in Washington D.C.
Holiday Sales Forecasts Are Not Worth the Paper They Are Printed On
Retailers need to ignore the forecasts of a strong holiday shopping season ahead and instead focus on what will actually turn those forecasts into a reality in their store.
Nourison's Corporate Location in NJ Goes Solar
The New Jersey site will accommodate a kW-DC photovoltaic solar system, capable of producing nearly 770,000 kilowatt hours of electricity its first year, and more than 19 million kilowatt hours over 25 years.
Nationwide and MEGA Begin Working as One at First National Planning Meeting
Combined teams ramp up services and programs in preparation for massive PrimeTime event.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Donates $103,000 to Hunger-Relief Organizations
Retailer celebrates the holiday season by gifting $1,000 to 103 food pantries.
Priscilla Walgram Joins the Lynch Sales Company
Priscilla has more than 35 years of experience in the home furnishings industry, management and interior design.
American Freight Furniture and Mattress Moves from Willoughby to East Lake
Growing retailer opens bigger location in NorthEast Ohio.
A&M Capital Opportunities Partners With Classic Brands
Investment will support sleep products provider in its efforts to further scale and support its customers.
Polyurethane Enables Manufacturers to Keep Consumers’ Top Priorities in Mind
Flexible polyurethane foam (FPF) enables today’s furniture to be more comfortable, durable and stylish than ever.
Las Vegas Market Reveals Four Trends to Watch in 2018
Exclusive FIRST LOOK program showcases directional trends.
Stanley Furniture Announces Third Quarter 2017 Result
Third quarter sales decreased 10.2% sequentially from the second quarter, 5.5% compared to prior year quarter and 4.4% year to date.
AmericasMart July Market to Operate on Seven-Day Schedule
The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market in July 2018 is Tuesday, July 10 – Monday, July 16, 2018 with Temporaries Wednesday, July 11 – Sunday, July 15.
BEDGEAR Announces 17 Performance Sleep Shops in Art Van PureSleep Locations
New lifestyle concept is to be installed by year's end and will be housed in select Art Van PureSleep locations in the Midwest.
American 26-Year-Olds Are Now Retailers’ Prime Target: What You Need to Know
The 26-year-old millennials on the road to affluence, called HENRYs (High-Earners-Not-Rich-Yet), are the customers whom retailers really need to zoom in on.
Protect-A-Bed, Eclipse International & Eastman House Become Sponsors for Ante4Autism
Event moves to Saturday, 1/27/18 at Golden Nugget.
Kingsdown Continues Growth in Vietnam with Opening of Second Branded Store
Bedding manufacturer on target to hit 500 stores in Asia by 2020.
Classy Art Joins Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Houston
Classy Art was recognized and awarded by the University of Houston’s Alumni program to join the Cougar 100 Program as one of the fastest growing companies in Houston.
Phillips Collection Hires New Director of Sales
Susan Andrulis joins the company as their new Director of Sales.
Wittenberg to Serve as 2018 AHFA Chairman
Bill was elected 2018 Chairman of the AHFA Board of Directors during the organization’s 2017 Annual Meeting here November 3-5.
Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream Program Hosts Harvest Festival Fun for 50 Underprivileged Children
Hope to Dream (Enterprise West) is dedicated to the children and families in our local communities and has provided 2,700 beds, this year alone, to children in need.
BDI’s New Website Wins Gold in National Web Designation
Awarded with a 2017 Gold Award from W3 in the category of Visual Appeal-Experience.
AHFA Presents 2017 Distinguished Service Award to Robert Maricich
The award is conferred annually to an industry executive selected for his or her contributions to the home furnishings industry, to the AHFA and to their local community.
TUUCI Acquires PAVILION Furniture
PAVILION will continue to operate as its own company and brand, independent from TUUCI’s umbrella and cabana divisions.
Hooker Furniture Announces Winners of High Point Market Social Media Contest For The Trade
The contest is part of the company’s ongoing strategy to introduce new social media tactics to further engage with customers online.
Four Recruiting Tips for Small Business Owners in an Overtapped Labor Pool
When you operate a small business, every team member matters greatly, and an open position can drastically impact your production.
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Announces New History Initiative: The Heritage Project
The Heritage Project will include professional interviews with workers within the home furnishings industry, thereby grasping the significant roles they played, their stories and their expertise through the years.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #255: New Google My Business Weekly Post Feature.
There’s a new feature that Google My Business offers that furniture retailers should definitely take advantage of.
Furniture Leaders Bernards Furniture & Bauhaus Furniture Group Debut in Las Vegas
Major manufacturers open first Western showroom for Winter Market.
Hardison Named Managing Director of Mega/Windermere Motion
Dwight Hardison is the new Managing Director of Mega/Windermere Motion. He will be overseeing the expansion of the Ultimate Power Recliner™ and Rascal® Mobility Scooter lines among furniture retailers.
Art Van Furniture Announces It’s Largest Franchise Partnership
Retailer’s franchise agreement with St. Louis Retail Owner, Jay Steinback, of Rothman Furniture & Mattress includes seven stores and expands footprint to six states.
Reverie’s Hybrid Sleep System Receives Top Mattress Rating From Leading Consumer Magazine
Their Dream Supreme II Hybrid Sleep System received 81 out of 100 and a rating of “recommended” from Customer Reports.
Michael Delgaudio Joins Marge Carson in New Post of Creative Director
In his role, he will be responsible for fabric selection, showroom layout and design, photography direction and visual merchandising.
Matthias Pollmann To Be The New Division Head for Koelnmesse’s Field of Furnishing In Cologne
He will succeed Arne Petersen starting December 1st.
Customatic Hires Industry Veteran Andrew Bandremer as EVP New Channel Sales and Sourcing
In the new position, Bandremer will lead the company’s sales initiatives in the home furnishings segment and accelerate Customatic’s expansion into other distribution channels, as well as assist in product development and sourcing.
Boston Interiors Opens First New Hampshire Location in Bedford
The 21,000-square foot showroom is located at the newly renovated Bedford Grove Shopping Center and will be the company’s eighth location.
Jerome’s Furniture Opens 14th Location
The store, located in Moreno Valley, California, debuts the company’s new “Warm Warehouse” concept.
Mattress Mack’s promotion to result in $10M in refunds
After the Astros won the world series, the “Win it all, get it all” promotion resulted in more than $10 million in refunds.
Popular ‘Book The Block’ Hotel Promotion Returns to Las Vegas Market
27 Hotels offered for Winter Market; lowest rates and chances to win.
Nourison Celebrates Launch of Christopher Guy Collection at High Point Market
The collection of handmade area rugs made of New Zealand Wool, silk and mohair were displayed throughout the Nourison and Christopher Guy showrooms at Fall High Point Market.
Federal Flammability Act Proposed
The AHFA-Backed Bill Is Based on California’s Technical Bulletin 117-2013.
44th Edition of IHGF Delhi Fair Post Show Recap
The Autumn 2017 edition, which ran October 12-16th, 2017 in Dehli, India, brought together over 3000 exhibitors in 14 different show sectors.
Calico Bay Dining Collection Earns ASFD Pinnacle Award
The Calico Bay Dining Collection was introduced at the April 2017 High Point Market as part of Charleston Forge's Jarrett Bay Home Collection.
Jerome’s Furniture Names Jeff MacGurn VP of Digital Technology
Entrepreneurial executive holds 18 years experience in web development, sales, marketing, delivery, customer support, management across many industries.
Furniture of America Expands at Las Vegas Market
Debuts 70,000-square-foot location at Winter Market
Texas Retail Buyer Wins $1000 Cash After Seeing Demonstration of the Ultimate Power Recliner
Dozens of retailers during the recent High Point Market tried their luck opening the Treasure Chest at the Mega/Windermere showroom in the Plaza Suites building.
Cypton to Process All Nanotex Contract Fabrics Effective January 1, 2018
This strategic move ensures that Crypton’s strict quality assurances and control are now shared across Nanotex’s offering of contract finishing solutions.
Universal Names West Coast Vice President of Sales
The company’s sales representative for the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area, Chris De Lisa is joining the executive team in High Point.
Sealy UK Launches Ingredients List
Sealy UK will start to feature full product declarations for its core brochure, with a full list of elements and components, including materials used and sourced.
Malouf Art Auction Raises Funds for Local Non-Profit Aimed at Abuse Prevention
The Malouf Foundation raised $41,314 for Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse (CAPSA) at its second annual Art for CAPSA art auction and dinner fundraiser.
Temporary Exhibitors Expanding at Las Vegas Market
500+ Gift & Home Décor resources presented in three pavilions at Winter Market, two new categories debut & new DISCOVERIES segmentation.
Neil Zimmer Named Senior Vice President of Art Van PureSleep
Zimmer’s new position will also absorb the responsibilities of David Van Elslander, who recently left the company.
Stability Standard Updated
ASTM International revised the industry’s voluntary stability standard as part of its ongoing effort to reduce injuries and deaths associated with the tip-over of residential clothing storage furniture.
SoCal Furniture & Home Accessory Trade Show Expanded By 50%
The largest market of its kind in Southern California will take place November 9th and 10th in Long Beach, California.
Industry Veteran Tenuta Joins Eclipse International
Tenuta has more than 30 years of experience in the sales and marketing of luxury brands like E.S. Kluft, Aireloom, Kingsdown, Hypnos, and Paramount Sleep.
Eight Mistakes Leaders Make That Kill Employee Trust
Do people in your organization trust their leaders and each other? If not, there's a good chance you don't have the speed, agility, and adaptability you need to compete in today's volatile world.
Parker Gwen Launches New Curated Online Shopping Experience Featuring Home Décor and Home Technology Products.
Parker Gwen will now feature furniture, consumer electronics, home décor, kitchen products, bedding and bath products, and small appliances.
Brenda Dillon Named Director of E-commerce Merchandising for Art Van Furniture
Home furnishings expert to oversee the purchase and merchandising of all products sold online
Ashley Furniture Breaks Ground on New Distribution and Fulfillment Center
This 877,230 sq. ft. facility, located in Mesquite, TX, will house a Distribution and Fulfillment Center to service the South central market.
Bedding Innovations Create Interest and Traffic at High Point Market
Citing innovative product introductions and access to key suppliers, retailers said they come to High Point to buy bedding and explore numerous sources for their stores.
Ashley Furniture Hosts More Than 400 Students in Celebration of National Manufacturing Day
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Naturepedic Founder Receives SUSTY Award from the American Sustainable Business Council
Barry Cik received a Sustainable Policy Award -- or “SUSTY” -- which ASBC gives annually to recognize exemplary leadership in promoting policies that help build a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable America.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #254: How to Get Web and Other Online Content Done
To get your web and other online content done in a timely manner, hire a savvy web copywriter who knows the playground.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Announces Grand Opening of New Headquarters in Manchester, CT
Furniture retailer expands presence in Connecticut with new headquarters and renovated store.
Gold Bond Introduces First 8-Inch, Encased Coil Mattress To Futon Line
Mattress delivers the comfort of innerspring to growing futon category.
29th ARTS Awards Reservations Now Open
The ARTS Awards, presented annually in January during Total Home & Gift Market, acknowledges preeminent manufacturers, retailers, interior designers, products designers, and sales representatives in up to 27 categories.
Walmart eCommerce Home Group and Hayneedle Key New Leadership Announced
Scott Doughman and Anthony Soohoo will drive accelerated company growth through discovery and engagement.
Art Van Furniture and WXYZ-TV to Fight Hunger with Ninth Annual “Together We Can” Community Food Drive
Campaign to collect non-perishable food to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.
E.S. Kluft Promotes 4 Veteran Sales Executives
Dominick Azevedo to oversee Domestic & International sales.
Treasure Garden Recognized for the Fourteenth Time with an ICFA Manufacturer Leadership Award for the Shade Category
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.
Furniture First Adds Members, Plans to Open Symposium Sponsorship Nov. 1st
J. Allan’s in Brookhaven, MS and FX Marcotte in South Portland, ME joins the Furniture buying cooperative.
Retail Apocalypse: How Bad Is It Really?
The overriding question is whether retail can attract enough new customers to spend enough to fill the gap left by down-scaling baby boomers.
New Report Finds Retailers & Manufacturers Divided on Driving Profitable Post-Purchase Experiences
CMO Council research reveals disparities in revenue and customer relationship-building opportunities as manufacturers and retailers struggle to drive profitable post-purchase experiences.
Nourison Appoints New VP of Hospitality Sales
Peter Lipkin will be responsible for ongoing development of the Nourison Hospitality segment with A&D firms, lodging brands, owning groups and purchasing firms.
Nationwide Marketing Group and MEGA Group USA Merger
The merger creates the largest independent retail channel for big ticket home products.
Design Center at theMART Welcomes Elizabeth+Grace Outdoor
Luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer chooses chicago for first showroom.
Robb & Stucky Continues Florida Expansion with Opening of Boca Raton Store
Luxury design and home furnishings retailer also announces hiring of Frank D. Angelis as General Manager.
Karl and Cathi Glassman Supports Ante4autism as $5,000 Diamond Sponsor
Event moves to Saturday, 1/27/18 at Golden Nugget.
Brenda Pereyda Joins OW Lee to Manage Sales
Brenda will be using her extensive knowledge, gained in the Casual Furniture industry over nearly 40 years, to increase sales.
The Frightful Five: Five Questions that are Rarely Used in Retail Stores
Here are five questions that are rarely used in retail stores, but when answered can provide a clear picture into needs and wants.
Bob Timberlake Honored as 2017 Luminary Award Winner
Award salutes noted artist and trailblazer of furniture, decor licensing.
LendPro and Acima Partner Up
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.
Malouf Foundation Initiative to Take on Human Trafficking
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.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Enters Los Angeles Market
Plans for Six Store Openings Scheduled for 2018
Easy Furniture Web Tip #253: Is SEO as a Standalone Service Good for Local Furniture Retailers?
For most local furniture companies, basic SEO work is sufficient to deliver good rankings.
Universal Furniture Unveils Zephyr Collection
Casual and lighthearted contemporary collection was shown at Fall High Point Market
Sustainable Furnishings Council Announces Winners of Second Annual #GetYourGreenOn Design Competition
Katherine Snedeker of The Arrangement takes top #GetYourGreenOn prize, the Sustainable Design Excellence Award
City of Hope Announces Spirit of Life Award Dinner Honorees
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.
Weekly Retail Media Note #164: Can Social Media Create Brand Awareness and Drive In Customers?
Does social media work in building traﬃc and sales within the retail environment? The answer is yes.
City Furniture Steps up to Aid Community with Hurricane Irma Relief
Commitment includes American Red Cross donation match of up to $100,000 in furnishings for those rebuilding.
Kingsdown Signs First Domestic Licensing Agreement with Biscayne Bedding International
New licensing model will expand reach of brand in select parts of the country.
Art Van Celebrates Opening of it’s Newest Chicagoland Showroom in Kildeer, Il
New 41,000 square-foot store celebrated Grand Opening on October 14th, 2018.
IMC Coordinating Home Industry Humanitarian Efforts
High Point Market & Las Vegas Market efforts to aid crisis relief.
England Furniture & La-Z-Bo Combine ann Expand Showroom at Las Vegas Market
England Furniture & La-Z-Boy casegoods brands combine & expand to 30,000-square-foot showroom.
Feizy Partners With Technology Provider, MicroD, On Rug Visualization Tool
Tool enhances dealer websites and engages online shoppers.
Las Vegas Market Hosting Webinar for Non-Profit Retailers
Free Selling To Millennials Session Planned For Oct. 24.
Protect-A-Bed Announces Updates To Its “BedBugs 101” App
App educates consumers on finding, preventing, and eradicating bed bugs, offers new look and feel.
Randy Eller to Receive ARTS Awards Academy of Achievement Honor
The 29th annual ARTS Awards winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 19, 2018.
Havertys to Expand Dallas-Area Distribution Center
Adds more than 150,000 square feet to the furniture warehouse’s nearly 370,000 square foot facility.
Michele Azar Joins Art Van Furniture as Chief Digital Officer
Global expert in digital commerce to spearhead e-commerce growth.
Furniture Retailers Remain Optimistic About Year-End Among Industry Hurdles
Strong partnerships are what will carry these businesses through uncertain times in the retail space and guarantee a strong year-end.
Man Wah/Cheers Relocates & Expands at Las Vegas Market
New, Larger Space on B5 for Winter Market
Registration Opens For Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market
The winter 2018 Las Vegas Market runs January 28 – February 1, 2018 (Sunday to Thursday).
Koelnmesse Upgrades LivingKitchen
The centerpiece is the ‘LivingKitchen Vision2035’ – a visible and perceptible kitchen in which visitors can experience the cabinets, technologies and linkages of tomorrow.
75 Retailers Sign On To Spring Air International ‘Love Your Melon’ Campaign
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.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Opens First Store in the Netherlands
On September 23rd, Ashley Furniture HomeStore celebrated the Grand Opening of its new showroom in Waardenburg, Netherlands.
Cory Promotes New Safety Team
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.
New A.R.T. Furniture Collection Recognized For its Safety Focused Product Design
Artiste products have achieved UL’s STABILITY Verification for demonstrating products meet stringent safety standards.
Solving the Mystery of Marketing Luxury to Millennials
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.
Palliser Opens New Manufacturing Facility
Canadian furniture company opens 65,000 square foot facility in Coahuila, Mexico to meet demands of their growing business.
Vanguard Unveils new Dellwood Chair
Designed by Michael Weiss, the Dellwood Chair includes an exposed wood swivel base available in 70+finishes.
Loloi Introduces Seven New Rug Collections at Fall High Point Market
Dallas-based manufacturer premiers assortment of rugs, throws, and pillows.
Bassett Mirror Company Adds Switched On! to Style Portfolios
The new style portfolio is an assortment of colorful accent pieces influenced by popular culture and art.
Grako International to Make its High Point Market Debut
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.
Tickets Going Fast For ASFD Pinnacle Awards Gala
Event to feature up-and-coming singer/songwriter Anne-Claire and more.
43 New and 39 Relocated/Expanded Exhibitors to Debut Along with the Rug Show and the Design Studio
The design studio and the rug show to debut in Suites at Market Square.
Non-Profit Animal Rescue Foundation Looking for High Point Market Donations
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.
Kindel Grand Rapids Partners with the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club to Create Iconic Furniture Collection
13-piece collection debuts October 14 at Fall High Point Market.
Sam Moore to Debut Updated Showroom at High Point Market
New Design Uses Collections’ Texture, Fabric, Color and Construction to Create a “Retail Oasis”.
Vispring Launches Custom Upholstered Beds Through Association with Italian Designer Missoni Home
Luxury British bed manufacturer targets interior designers with colorful fashion fabrics, customization and craftsmanship.
POLaRT Designs Will Unveil New Showroom Design at Fall High Point Market
The showroom is designed with free-flowing vignettes to show retailers suggested merchandising display options.
Kingsdown Spotlights “Prime Collection” at High Point Market
Collection delivers kingsdown support & comfort for under $1,000.
Delandis Furniture to Showcase 10 New Power Motion Upholstery Designs at Fall High Point Market
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.
Classic Brands Adds Hybrid Offerings to ‘Urban Loft’ Brand at Fall High Point Market
‘Urban Loft Thermic’ delivers cool-touch, heat absorbing fabric.
KAS to Launch 8 New Collections at Fall High Point Market
Four of the eight new collections are under KAS’ newest license Libby Langdon for KAS.
Hooker Furniture Announces “Modern Romance” Collection
Collection to debut at October 2017 High Point Market.
Bienenstock Furniture Library Unveils Sculpture Honoring Shelba Cornelison
The Bienenstock Furniture Library unveiled a Kinetic Sculpture honoring industry veteran Shelba Cornelison at the recent High Point Furniture Market.
Serta, Inc. Names Leo Burnett Group As Its New Creative Agency
After a competitive review process, Serta selected Leo Burnett based on their understanding of Serta's business and creative vision.
Badgley Mischka Home Names International Sales Force
Designer furnishings collection expand to over 200 SKUs for second High Point Market.
Amy Myers Appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Summer Classics and Gabby Brands
Myers has extensive experience leading marketing efforts of some of the nation’s top brands, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Gordmans.
Last Chance to Purchase Tickets for the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration
Celebration to be held Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons.
Aria Designs Launches Urban Luxe Upholstery Collection for October Market
Urban Luxe Collection Focuses on Transitional Lifestyles
A.R.T. Furniture Builds on ‘Epicenters’ Franchise with Miami-Inspired Collection
Epicenters 33127, named after a Miami zip code, will debut at the Fall 2017 High Point Market.
Bunakara’s Fall High Point Introductions Influenced by Best Sellers
Pieces include the Fingerprint Ribbon Sofa – an expansion of Bunakara’s best-selling chair – and a new colorway for the popular Capitonné Sofa.
Nourison introduces Christopher Guy, new hand knotted designs and hundreds of One-of-a-Kinds at High Point Market
The Christopher Guy by Nourison collection will launch with 38 designed and crafted handmade area rugs.
Pelican Reef to Introduce New Panama Jack 2018 Sunroom & Outdoor Collections at Fall High Point Market
Panama Jack will expand with 4 new collections consisting of seating, dining, and barstools that are hand crafted in wicker, rattan, and bamboo materials.
Commerce & Design Building to Feature 200+ Lines and Numerous Social Events for Fall Market
Nine floors of showrooms offer easy access to cross-category sourcing.
High Point Market Announces Updates to Fall Market Design Viewpoints Series
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.
Surya To Host Series of Educational and Entertaining Events at Fall High Point Market
Two CEUs, the annual Fall Celebration and more are set to occur at Showplace 4100.
EJ Victor Partners with Perennials Fabrics® to Debut New Perennials Social Collection
Perennials showcases new updated collection in second showing at Fall High Point Market.
UNICO Collection To Debut at Stone International
Each piece includes a choice of eight stones and multiple covers available.
High Point Market’s MyMarket App Update Includes Two New Features for Fall Market 2017
Update allows users to organize showrooms into a day-by-day listing and allows users to share exhibitor selections.
Shifman Masters Collection Receives a New Look and Feel for its 20th Anniversary
Shifman will also showcase its Modern Comfort Collection and American Heritage Collection for retailers who did not attend April market.
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Announces After Party Following the Induction Celebration
The networking event also offers an opportunity to congratulate the inductees and to meet the 5th Dimension.
Christopher Guy Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Grand Opening of it's High Point Showroom
CG will host a celebration within its 20,000 square-foot High Point centerpiece, which launched earlier this year.
Traditional Home Magazine Signs on for WithIt Toast
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.
Customizable “Variations” Program Added to Company C for Norwalk Furniture Line at Fall High Point Market
Daybed and new chair styles round out product assortment.
Fashion Bed Group Expands Casual Collection
New pub tables and bar/counter stools to be showcased at October Market.
Ave Home Showing New Pieces at High Point Market
The designs will include a variety of styles ranging from 18th Century Swedish and French to modern and contemporary.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
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.
Shelters to Shutters Announces New Partnership with CORT
National nonprofit teams up with furniture rental and retail company to support situationally homeless in their transition to economic self-sufficiency.
Vanguard Expands It’s “Make It Yours” Offering into Lifestyle Consoles
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.
Norwalk Furniture Fall High Point Market Launches Focus on Versatile Pieces
Introductions include three upholstery groups, two accent chairs and a versatile banquette.
Furniture First Next Gen Group Holds Two-Day Meeting at Furniture Mall of Kansas
Twenty-four member stores participated, sending 40 individuals to the inaugural education event.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Opens New Store in Lomas Verdes Mexico
New 15,769 square foot showroom located on La Cuspide Sky Mall.
Sam Moore Furniture To Launch 13 Stationary & 3 Recliners To Exposed Wood Chair Line At Fall High Point Market
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.
STORIS To Showcase New Kiosk Technology at Fall High Point Market
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.
Legends Furniture Taps Kreber for Rebranding Initiative
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.
Hooker Furniture Adds 3rd Collection To American Life Brand
“Crafted” Collection draws design inspiration from “new local” trend.
Man Wah to Unveil Triple Play Plus Sofa at Fall High Point Market
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.
Kerrie Kelly to Introduce Coyote Outdoor Living At Fall High Point Market
Interior designer will host a grilling demonstration with Demonta Coleman from PaBoys Restaurant & Grill.
Surya To Present Inaugural CEU Course At Fall High Point Market
High Point Market course, titled “The Guide to Area Rugs,” is precursor to comprehensive accessories curriculum for designers.
A.R.T. Furniture Offers New American-Themed Casegood And Upholstery Collection 'American Chapter'
The collection will be shown at the Fall High Point Market, October 14-18, 2017.
Abbyson Hosts Showroom Event with Leading Designers at Fall High Point Market
The complimentary event, “Communicating with the First Time Client,” will be held at Abbyson’s IHFC showroom on Sunday, Oct. 15th at 4 pm.
Norwalk Furniture to Highlight Alchemy, Handcrafted and New Boho Themes at Fall High Point Market
The more than 800 fabric choices include 125 new textiles for Fall 2017.
Glen Raven, Inc. Closes Acquisition of Sunbury Textile Mills
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.
Hooker Furniture Launches Two “Next Generation” Home Office Collections at Fall High Point Market
Modular designs meet needs of today’s growing telecommuting trends.
New Collections Recap
New collections at Fall High Point Market include cross-category product options.
Fine Furniture Design To Launch VERANDA Collection At High Point Market
Their new 53-piece collection was created in collaboration with Hearst Global Brand Licensing.
Bradington-Young To Introduce Smaller Scaled Leather Motion Designs At Fall High Point Market
Designs are city-scaled for apartment living to appeal to consumers who are opting for smaller living spaces.
Vanguard to showcase Thom Filicia’s Home Collection at Fall High Point Market
To host “Champagne & Sliders” for his newly designed showroom on Friday, October 13th.
New Additions to Rascal Scooter Line to be Introduced at Fall High Point Market
New "Rascal Elite” line will offer consumers greater travel range, longer battery life, and increased comfort.
Chicago Luxury Beds Partners with Vispring to Launch Exclusive Concept Shop-Within-a-Shop
High-end bed retailer remodels showroom, becomes U.S. flagship for premier British brand.
Capel Rugs Launches New Line with Designer Anthony Baratta
To introduce the first designs from its major new licensing partnership at Fall High Point Market.
CIFF Shanghai 2017 Recap
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.
Gat Creek Offers Retailers New Customization Kiosk
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.
Dixon Mitchell Tapped as President & COO of Fairfield Chair Co.
Mitchell will assume the role effective October 9, 2017.
Fashion Bed Group Expands Portfolio With New Beds, Daybeds And Snap Beds
The supplier of bedding accessory products will showcase an array of new beds at High Point Market.
Summer Classics and Gabby Brands Add Greg Goetcheus as EVP, Business Development
Goetcheus has more than 25 years of experience in retail merchandising.
Adriana Hoyos Furnishings Names First National Sales Director
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.
Hooker Furniture to Coordinate Design of Upholstery & Case Good Collections for High Point Market
The complementary designs create a whole home solution for dealers and end consumers.
Five Ways the QVC and HSN Merger Will Disrupt the Retail Landscape
The combined QVC/HSN companies suddenly emerge as a major retail competitive threat ready to do battle with Amazon and Walmart/Jet in the next retail frontier: Virtual Retail.
Fashion Bed Group To Expand Digital Presence with Redesigned Website and New Social Channels
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.
CHFA Announces New Chair
Elected Mark Wiltshire as the association's Chair of the Board.
Spectra Home Design Event To Feature Libby Langdon
Designer, author and makeover television personality to lead seminar on small spaces.
Surya Releases Fall 2017 Catalog
Enhancements include richer data, more robust imagery and thousands of new products.
Global Views Announces the Addition of Paul Watson as Vice President of Business Development
Watson has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.
Dallas Market Center Announces Partnership with Houston Furniture Bank for Phase Two of DMC Cares Hurricane Relief Program
Advances $1 million program with targeted donation campaign.
Hooker Furniture Unveils Globally-Inspired “Miramar” Collection
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.
Alden Parkes To Host Five CEU Seminars At Fall High Point Market
The five CEU-accredited workshops will be in the high-end furniture maker’s Seminar Room and Designers’ Lounge.
Abbyson to Unveil New Case Goods Program for E-Commerce Retailers At Fall High Point Market
On trend product design and expanded team drive 500 new-to-market SKUs.
High Point Market Authority Announces Purchase of Public Art for Market District
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.
Leading Companies and Speakers Join Interior Design Summit’s Roster
Transformational business symposium for interior design professionals and firms kicks off October 13.
Sauder Announces Fall High Point Market Introductions
Collections include approachable designs that create a cozy, comfortable home oasis that encourage gathering and interaction.
Wayfair Unveils Real-Time Furniture Delivery Tracking
Home retailer makes furniture delivery more convenient with up-to-the-minute updates via live, visual tracking feature.
Sunnyland Patio Furniture Receives Coveted Industry Honor
International Casual Furnishings Association Apollo Award for Single-Store Category.
Noir Furniture to Spotlight an Array of New Designs at Fall High Point Market
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.
Durham Furniture Expands Occasional Category for Fall High Point Market
Will add three new solid wood occasional collections and three unique consoles to its product assortment at the upcoming October High Point Market.
Fleming To Make It’s Debut at Fall High Point Market
The Fleming Brand will be launched in the Man Wah showroom in its own dedicated space.
Legends Furniture Introduces Three New Collections by Stephanie Lena
Lena’s new Legends collections features dining, bedroom, entertainment and accent pieces.
U.S. Businesses May Be Able to Expense up to $500,000 in Work Truck Purchases in 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.
Steve Silver Company Announces New High Point Showroom
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.”
Fairfield Unveils Two New Collections with Casual Lifestyle Appeal
Casual Elegance and Rustic Modern will be introduced at the Fall High Point Market in the Fairfield Showroom.
New Sources Debuting in IHFC for Fall High Point Market
Product lines include upholstery, case goods and accessory options.
Adriana Hoyos Announces U.S. Product Debut at October High Point Market
Plans to launch TEN, a whole home furniture collection, at the October High Point Market, in the IHFC building’s InterHall showcase.
American Freight Furniture and Mattress Opens Store in Tempe, Arizona
Growing furniture retailer plans multiple stores in the Phoenix area.
Lexington Launches New Brand with Designer Barclay Butera
The initial introduction will be comprised of two distinctively different whole-home collections, Newport and Brentwood.
Fall 2017 Art Van Furniture Catalog Hits Homes Oct. 5
Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines graces the cover, and the catalog showcases the designer and HGTV star’s multifunctional, family-friendly collection.
Surya to Unveil Hundreds of New Rugs and Accessories at Fall High Point Market
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.
Portfolio by Nourison Launch Party Recap
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.
New and Expanded Lines to Debut in Showplace at Fall High Point Market
Product introductions include furniture, accessories, fine art, rugs and outdoor.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Launches Customer Care Portal
Portal includes videos to make products and functions simple and easy to understand.
Hayneedle.com Partners with This Old House to Furnish the 2017 Idea House
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.
Eclipse International Expands ‘Van Vorst Mattress’ Brand Into Southeast Asia with Partner Luxury Sleep
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.
Universal Moves Into New Category
The initial motion collection features 11 recliner styles ranging from traditional to transitional and modern.
Fine Furniture Design’s “Runway Collection” Brings High Fashion Style To Home Furnishings
The 50-piece collection, to be unveiled at High Point Market, includes bedroom, dining room, occasional furniture, as well as coordinating upholstery.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #252: Are SEO Reports Worthwhile Or Meaningless Bling?
For most local business owners, website analytics “reports” are just meaningless “bling.”
WithIt Celebrates 20 Years
Party and Auction October 13.
Gifted Design Students Are Honored At Design-Center Celebration
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.
Hoff To Lead Spectra Home
Palatial Furniture President to oversee imminent merger of sister companies Palatial and Spectra Home.
Klaussner to Debut Artist William Mangum’s Sixth Home Collection, Reflections
Reflections is a broad collection with product for Bedroom, Dining, Living and Occasional pieces, as well as new Upholstered sofas and chairs.
MicroD To Showcase The OmniVue® 3D Product Suite at High Point Market with a Virtual Reality Experience
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.
The 1st Chair Makes Its Debut at the ABC Kids Show in Las Vegas
1st Chair is launching a line of fashion forward gliders and recliners targeted for Millennial Parents.
Nourison Appoints New Director of Hospitality Operations
VanHouten has been with Nourison for the past five years and has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
Morris Furniture Company Celebrates Its 70th Year With A Special Giveaay
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.
imm cologne 2018 Almost Fully Booked
Booking is driven by a double-digit percentage increase in registrations from abroad.
Fashion Bed Group To Showcase New Presto Bed Frame
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.
KYMDAN Receives Bacteria Resistance and Mold Resistance Environmental Claims Validations From Underwriters Laboratories
ECVs validate that their latex mattresses are both bacterial resistant and fungal resistant.
John Koziel of Flemington Department Store To Be Honored At GMFA Dinner and Dance In November
John Koziel, of Flemington Department Store has been chosen to receive the GMFA’s Retailer of the Year Award.
Tempur Sealy's Hurricane Recovery Commitment Increased to Approximately $2.5 Million in Contributions
Tempur-Pedic, Cocoon by Sealy, Sealy and Stearns & Foster donate beds to Assist with Hurricane Recovery
Facebook’s Advertising Fallacy: That It Works!
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.
Furniture First, Serta Mattress, Donate Tractor-Trailer load of Mattress to Texas Communities
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.
STORIS Releases Agenda for “Unified for Success” Client Conference.
Conference will include two industry experts who specialize in Unified Commerce and Digital Strategy as keynote speakers.
Surya to Launch Hyper-Durable Bella-Dura Outdoor Rug Collection at High Point Market
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.
Casual Industry Celebrates Excellence With 2017 Award Winners
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.
TrendWatch Vignettes Showcase Three Cs for Fall High Point Market
Code, Complements and Curation top the trends list.
Abbyson Partners with The Sherwin Williams Co. to Host 2018 Colormix® Presentation at High Point Market
Colormix Presentation is an annual staple for both designers and retailers looking into the lens of color trends for the coming year.
Southern Sky Home to Unveil New Furniture Collaboration with Designer Pacita Wilson at High Point Market
The Pineapple Park collection features more than 30 artisan-crafted pieces that blend the love of vintage with fresh new curated looks.
Judges Announced for 29th Annual ARTS Awards
The 29th annual ARTS Awards winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 19, 2018.
Nourison Launches Christopher Guy Collection
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.
Universal Furniture Announces Full Slate of Market Events
Offering five days of educational and social programs.
Picture Source Somerset to Introduce Artist Adelaide at High Point
Known by a one-name pseudonym, press-shy Adelaide prefers her paintings to speak for themselves.
ICFA Introduces Mary Fruehauf Retail Genius Award
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.
FFO Home Opens 46th Store in Warrensburg, MO
13th Store in Missouri and its 46th store company-wide opens October 5th.
Nourison to Introduce New Rug Design Series
Portfolio by Nourison, launching at Atlanta and Las Vegas markets in January 2018, will include 5 distinctly designed, high-end area rug collections.
1819 Classical-Revival Klismos Armchair at Winterthur Museum Inspires Winner In Casual Furnishings Competition
Lane Venture Daybed is part of Winterthur Estate Collection.
Solid Wood Resource ConArte America Partners with PhilippSelva and Brianform
Expands offerings, adding classic and traditional styles to it’s lineup.
Bellini Modern Living Debuts Morten Georgsen Collection
The collection fuses Mid-Century and contemporary design elements, utilizing colored glass and polished stainless steel.
IKEA Launches IKEA Place, a New App that Allows People to Virtually Place Furniture in Their Home
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.
FDA Designates Technical Textile Celliant as a “Medical Device” and “General Wellness Product”
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.
Fashion Bed Group Announces New Youth Collections For High Point Market
Three new youth beds to be added to their Fashion Kids Collection.
Home Furnishing Association Announces Seminars Schedule for High Point Market
Seminars run October 14th through the 17th.
Shop.Dine.Design. Event in Waco to Benefit The Common Thread For The Cure Foundation
Fundraising event to take place on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017.
Moe’s Home Collection Celebrates Leigh Kalvelage’s 10-Year Anniversary
The Director of Key Account Sales celebrates 10 years with the retailer of fine rugs and furniture.
Agio Names Industry Veteran Ray Harm to Sales Post
Harm will represent Agio among Outdoor, Specialty and traditional furniture retailers in Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Protect-A-Bed Takes Residence at High Point
Opens new 5,000 sq. ft showroom for High Point Market.
Zimmerman Design Collaborative Launches New Original Designs Program
New designs include small table top pieces, and original fine art and sculptures ranging in size, colors, and materials.
Finalists Announced for 29th ARTS Awards
The 29th annual ARTS Awards winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 19, 2018.
Ashley HomeStore Celebrates the Grand Opening of 100th HomeStore in China
More than 100 customers participated in the HomeStore’s Grand Opening ceremony.
Nationwide Marketing Group and AcceptanceNOW Debut New Program
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.
Laurie Bell Introduces BellBloc 100 Pillow Insert
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.
Ameriwood Home Previews New Commercial Office Series at Fall High Point Market
New AX Series Offers 4 Unique Styles fit for any work environment.
Malouf Grows Sales Team with New Territory and Account Managers
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.
FXI to be Acquired by an Affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC
FXI, a provider of foam solutions driven by consumer insights, currently operates 18 facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico.
Feizy Partners With Siscovers, Official Licensed Manufacturer for Crayola
Launches new Crayola-branded products.
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
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.
Ashley Furniture to Donate More Than $2 Million Towards Hurricane Harvey and Irma Relief Efforts
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.
Therapedic Announces High Point Market Introductions
The company will introduce a new and enhanced Tommy Bahama line of sleep systems, as well as a new premium line called Buoyancy
Hooker Furniture To Preview “Modern Romance” Collection At China International Furniture Expo
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.
Ashley Furniture Industries Named One of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes
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.
Art Van Furniture Names Keri Durkin Vice President Franchise Development
In this newly created role, Durkin is responsible for accelerating the growth and leading the operations of the company’s franchise division.
Charlotte’s Fine Home Furnishings Closes
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.
IHGF Delhi Fair All Set For Autumn 2017
India’s IHGF Delhi Fair, scheduled from October 12th to 16th, is showing over 2000 products from over 2750 Indian manufacturers.
Wayfair.ca Collaborates with HGTV Canada’s New Series, “Sarah Off the Grid”
Sarah’s home will be outfitted with furniture and décor from Wayfair.ca’s selection of more than 8 million products.
A.R.T. Furniture Hires Norby To Lead Custom Casegood Program, Artiste
Jessica Norby was named the Director of Sales & Marketing for Artiste
SHEEX Unveils New Cooling Mattress
The SHEEX Performance Cooling Mattress completes the company’s first-ever Performance Sleep System within the mattress and furniture category.
Fine Furniture Design Develops Dedicated Dealer Microsite
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.
Reverie Taps Child Psychologist And Sleep Expert To Host Webinar On Back-To-School Sleep Tips
Session, hosted by Dr. Dawn Dore-Stites, will educate participants on the impact of sleep on scholastic success.
ZUO Launches new Collection of Indoor / Outdoor Upholstery & Outdoor Accessories for Casual Market
Also developed products for the Casual Market from their new division of ZUO Décor.
Fashion Bed Group Announces Customizable Adjustable Base Program
Under the new merchandising program, retailers can order adjustable products in any of the following three ways: Quick Ship, Factory Direct or Container Direct.
Klaussner Outdoor Redesigns Website with MicroD
Debuts their redesigned website at the Casual Market in Chicago.
Casual Market Chicago and theMART Support the Red Cross
Donation matching effort launched to provide relief to hurricane victims.
Industry Veteran Beth Thomas Joins HFA
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.
Capel Rugs Appoints Cindy Green Product Design and Development Assistant
Designer will assist with creative development of domestic and import product programs.
Last Call For Hall of Fame Induction Celebration Journal Ads
The deadline for submitting materials is September 15, 2017.
High Point Market to Host “Market Buzz” Podcasts Program at Fall Market 2017
Partnership with James Swan & Million Dollar Decorating podcast.
New Permanent and Temporary Exhibitors Join Main Street Properties for Fall High Point Market
Several sources to make debut at Furniture Plaza and Plaza Suites.
EPA Extends Formaldehyde Rule Compliance Dates
The date for the emission standards, recordkeeping and labeling provisions is extended by one year, from December 12, 2017 to December 12, 2018.
Landon Capital Partners Acquires Majority Interest in Blue Bell Mattress Co.
Mark Kolovson and Steve Byer will continue to hold a minority interest in Blue Bell.
Aterian Investment announces partnership with Standard Furniture Manufacturing
Standard's design, manufacturing and sourcing capabilities enable Aterian to deliver value to its retail partners and end-consumers.
Nourison Introduces Two New Collections at New York Home Fashions Market
Navajo and Baja include colorful tribal motifs, bohemian vibes and southwestern influences.
E.S. Kluft Names Alain Rauh Acting CEO
Binke resigns to pursue other interests.
ICFA Announces Design Excellence Category Winners
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.
High Point Market Authority and Esteem Media Announce Design Bloggers Tour Participants and Sponsors
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.
IMC Announces Seminars, Tours and Hospitality Offerings for October High Point Market
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.
10th Annual Ante4autism Event Changes Date
Event moves to evening before the opening of the furniture market, Saturday, 1/27/18 at the Golden Nugget.
Stickley Audi & Co. Announces New Showroom in East Hanover, NJ
Sixteenth Stickley Audi & Co. showroom in the United States has Grand Opening scheduled for September 12th.
Merchant Andy Thornton to Keynote 2017 Pinnacle Awards Banquet
Design Savvy Founder of La Difference to Address “Happiness By Design.”
Castelle Holds Meet and Greet with Celebrity Designer Barclay Butera as Casual Market Chicago Opens
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.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
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.
Ashley Furniture’s Scholarship Program Contributes More Than $245,000 Nationally
Over 100 students awarded for the 2017 school year.
Casual Market Chicago Announces New Showrooms, Exhibitors and Products
Takes over the Merchandise Mart (theMART) on Tuesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.
High Point Market Announces Stars Under the Stars Entertainment for Fall Market 2017
Grand Funk Railroad and Casey James to perform October 14th and 15th, 2017.
Therapedic adds Taiwan’s Largest Manufacturer to Group of Licensees
Panbor Furniture’s four production facilities in Taiwan average a monthly production yield of more than 15,000 mattresses.
Snap Finance Secures Significant Bank Revolving Credit Facility
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.
King Koil Names David Binke Chief Executive Officer
Binke plans to expand brand footprint & product assortment in US.
T3 Custom Furniture To Show at High Point Market
Inaugural exhibition planned inside their 4,000 square foot High Point upholstery factory.
Home Comfort Furniture & Mattress Center Announces Store Closing
Four Raleigh, N.C.-area stores closing after 32 years in operation
Nourison Launches The Rug Edit Blog
Nourison plans to publish content including tips, trends, videos and industry insights on the new design inspiration blog.
10th Annual Protect-A-Bed International Conference Recap
Newly-created “Big 5 Distinguished Partner Awards” recognized outstanding partners for passion, innovation and expertise,
Chris Clarizio And DMCCF To Be Honored At GMFA Dinner and Dance In November
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.
Hooker Furniture Expands Board with Tonya Jackson and Paulette Garafalo
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.
Imagine Advertising & Publishing Acquires Global Signs USA.
The acquisition was finalized in late January, 2017.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Names Experienced CPA as First Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Sleboda has joined the company and will oversee the company’s strategic forecasting, budgeting and financial analysis.
Las Vegas Market to Open Third Pavilion for Winter Market
Additional venue strategically expands & realigns Temporary Exhibits.
Tempur Sealy Donating $1 Million to Texas Families
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.
Libby Langdon And Northcape Expand Vision For Modern Outdoor Living
Maker and designer set new collections for Chicago Casual Market.
Woodard Chosen for Traditional Home Magazine 2017 Hampton Designer Showhouse
Designers Lisa Mende and Keith Baltimore Team Up with Woodard for outdoor spaces.
Roomplace Opens New Store in Indianapolis
Newest addition of the 25-store chain to feature “eye popping” aisle built with shipping pallets and light green plexi-glass.
Dallas Market Center Announces DMC Cares: Hurricane Relief Program
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.
ACA is "Standing Strong With Houston“ with Post Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
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.
Tractor Trailer Loads of Twin Mattresses On Way To Hurricane Harvey Victims
Eclipse, Eastman House partner with Houston licensee Sleep Designs to produce mattresses for Hurricane Harvey shelters.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #251: Web Tool Says My Writing Is Bad
Whenever a web tool tells you something is wrong, don’t be too quick to believe it.
Furniture First Donates Mattresses to Houston and Beaumont Flood Victims
In cooperation with Serta, they will be donating 2 trailers full of their private label Mattress 1st product to flood victims in Texas.
PureCare Pledges Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Sleep Essentials to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Company is donating 500 sleep essential packages to families affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area.
Classy Art Gives Harvey Bonuses
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.
Versatile Credit Adds RMC Retail as Secondary Lender
RMC Retail serves customers in nine southern and western states.
Capel Rugs Expands Assortment Of Designs
Four new collections among introductions planned for October High Point Market.
Nourison Appoints Jeremy Maurer and Laura Myers as Account Executives
In their new roles, Maurer manages and develops business in the Northwestern territory and Myers will handle Nourison business in a Midwest territory.
Retailers Honored by Shifman Mattress Company
The retailers were selected based on sales volume during the prior year.
Ashley HomeStore and Gwinnett Braves host Hope to Dream event at Coolray Field
100 beds donated to local deserving children during back to school event.
2017 All American Furniture Expo Recap
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.
Retail Industry Veteran Craig Gourley Joins Art Van Furniture As Vice President, Outlet Merchandising
Gourley is responsible for overseeing buying, merchandising and sales for all Art Van Outlet locations throughout the Midwest.
Protect-A-Bed Brings “Grow the Retail Basket” Back to New York
Store performance and new pillow sizes the focus of NY Market
CASTELLE Introduces Two New Additions to its 2018 Contemporary Lines
The Hermosa and Sunrise Collections will be on display during the Casual Market Chicago in the CASTELLE showroom #1576.
Classy Art’s Forced Shut Down
The company’s productions and shipping operations are closed until further notice; however, emails and phone calls are still being monitored.
Decorating Den Interiors Announce the LIVV Home Collection
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.
Protect-A-Bed Hires New Senior Vice President of Sales
Mackey has spent the last 30 years in the furniture and bedding industry, building a strong background across furniture retail.
Furniture First Announces New Health Insurance Program for Members
Individual, spouse and family coverage will be offered for employer groups of five or more employees.
High Point Market to Offer Fashion Snoops Trend Program and Buyer’s Guide for Fall Market 2017
Ongoing Strategic Partnership with Fashion Snoops
BDI President Returns from 2nd Women's Health Initiative Tour at City of Hope
Company supports cause with proceeds from sales of Pink Bink.
The RoomPlace Introduces Industry-First Financing Options
Retailer aims to make furniture purchases possible for credit challenged shoppers.
Survey Finds Retailers’ Emotional Intelligence Is Key to Winning Over New Generation of Online Shoppers
Klarna UK finds Retailers must develop emotional intelligence (EQ) and alter their customer journey accordingly to nudge shoppers to a better online experience.
Buyer Beware – Your Digital Marketing Campaigns Are Likely To Be Full Of Fraud By Click Farms And Bots.
For Every $3 Spent on Digital Ads, Fraud Takes $1.
Casual Industry Names Manufacturer Leadership Award Finalists
Ten manufacturers of outdoor furnishings have been named finalists for the ICFA’s 2017 Manufacturer of the Year Award.
CHFA Board Chair Resigns
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.
Interior Lifestyle China 2017: Exhibitor Highlights at a Glance
More than 400 exhibitors attending China’s interior design and lifestyle products trade fair.
Hamilton Highlights for Fall Market Include Upscale Introductions, Hospitality Offerings and CEU Educational Opportunities
Dorya to debut new showroom at 330 N. Hamilton.
Blu Sleep Builds Sales and Marketing Team to Support Additional Sales Growth
Bryant named Sales Director; Dashiell Sales Coordinator and Hernandez Marketing Coordinator.
28-Year Product Merchandising Veteran Will Lead Product Development At Fine Furniture Design
Erin Sullivan was instrumental in growth of Frontgate Brand.
KAS Rugs Sets Market Events Celebrating New Partnership with Libby Langdon
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.
“Day To Dream” Provides 50 Local Cincinnati Children In Need with a Bed of Their Own
Partnership between Morris Furniture Company and St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati gives kids a new bed for back to school.
American Society of Furniture Designers Announces 2017 Pinnacle Award Finalists
Now in it’s the 22nd year, the annual Pinnacle Awards competition has some 64 finalists competing in 17 categories.
"Never Cold Again" Heating System Is A Game Changer for Windermere
Over 140 stores now feature their Ultimate Power Recliner brand of power recline chairs.
Man Wah Breaks Ground on 5th Factory
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.
CASTELLE’s 2018 Introduction Rollout Continues with the Ventura Collection
The Ventura Collection will be on display during the Casual Market Chicago, September 12 – 15, 2017.
Husband-and-Wife Design Team To Open Two Luxury Home Décor Showrooms in Manhattan.
New Calligaris and Camerich stores will open September 1st at 144 West 18th Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
ICFA Industry Roundtables Sign-Up Deadline Nears
Fifth annual Industry Rountables to take place day prior to the opening of Casual Market Chicago, September 11th.
MEGA Group Show In Nashville Recap
The 34th convention saw 410 businesses from across the country and more than 1,450 total attendees.
Wayfair Is Going Gangbusters, But Don't Count Amazon Out Yet
With more than 8 times the number of customers digitally and financially bound to Amazon and with data recording each customers’ purchases across its wide range of offerings, Amazon is in the catbird’s seat to swoop in and eat Wayfair’s lunch if and when it chooses.
7 Tips To Market To Today’s Furniture Buyers
How can these 7 tips help your organization market your furniture more effectively?
American Home Furnishings Hall Of Fame Foundation Adds Four New Board Members
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.
Jordan’s Furniture Donates To Cradles To Crayons
Helps more than 6,000 children in need get ready for school.
High Point Market Announces Keynote Series For Fall Market 2017
To feature SCAD President, Scott Brothers, and Hicks Siblings, October 14 – 18, 2017.
New Design-Driven Exhibitors to Debut in SALON At Fall High Point Market
New exhibitors in SALON include Flitch, Kenneth Cobonpue, Bend Goods, Alexander Lucent Gallery and Robin Baron.
Las Vegas Market Raises Record $15,735 For Gift For Life
7th Charity Gala draws record 500+ supporters, special guest Donny Osmond.
LendPro Releases Pre-Approval Service
Online resource allows shoppers to understand the buying power that financing offers them before they enter the store.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #250: Fine Content Like Fine Stitches
Always look for web service providers who know how to make “fine stitches.”
Domaci Relocating To Bethlehem’s South Side Arts District This Winter
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.
High Point Market Authority Announces Return of Hospitality Program for Fall Market 2017
Program to provide hospitality industry designers an opportunity to experience the full capabilities of some of their most important suppliers.
Furniture Retailers: Are You Ready If You’re Next On Amazon’s Hitlist?
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.
Market Square And Suites At Market Square To Debut New Brands In October
New collections, established lines, designers and artists among introductions for Fall High Point Market.
Charles W. Rayfield Named Knoll, Inc. Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Rayfield joined Knoll in 2015 as the Company’s Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller.
Hooker Furniture Warehouse Sale Raises Funds To Benefit Local Community Organizations
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.
Remembering Lohman King “Dick” Dickason, Jr.
L. King Dickason, Jr. died peacefully Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the age of 75.
NeoCon East Announces Four Keynotes
Registration now open for NeoCon’s sister show, running November 15-16th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Spoon Sleep Launches Its First Mattress
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.
Retail Innovation: How To Disruption-Proof Your Business
Traditional retailers need transformational innovation.
Kingsdown’s bedMATCH Diagnostic System Tops 11 Million Consumer Profiles
There are currently more than 1,000 bedMATCH diagnostic systems being used by nearly 100 retailers around the globe.
Snap Finance Utilizes Artificial Intelligence To Provide Financing to Underbanked Customers
Lease-financing tech company uses big data to help provide financing to customers with limited options.
Nationwide Enhanced Financial Services at Recent PrimeTime Show In Las Vegas
Solutions minimize the time both consumers and front-line sales teams need invest in the financing application process in order to obtain an approval.
Nationwide's Las Vegas PrimeTime Event Urges Members to "Take Your Share, Now!"
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.
Glideaway Expands ‘Revolution Tech’ Pillow Lineup With New Quest Pillow
Quest is a pillow that features ultra-fine silver crystals that protect against bacteria and odor.
Las Vegas Market Recap
4000+ Resources, new product intros, growing interest in outdoor, and increased gift attendance headline Summer show.
Jeremy Hoff Named President of Hooker Upholstery
In June, Hooker announced that it had named a president for Hooker Casegoods, Bradington-Young and Sam Moore, with a search still underway for a president of Hooker Upholstery, its fourth legacy business unit.
Abbyson Hires Global Operations Veteran Bill Ashton as VP of Operations
Former restoration hardware and honest company exec to help lead abbyson’s operations divisions and new distribution facilities.
Woodard Names 2017 Top Sales Award Winners
The Woodard 2017 Salesman of the Year award was presented to the father-son team of Jay and Jason Vander Horst.
Treasure Garden Expands Outdoor Rug Program For 2018
Four new designs will be introduced and on display during the September 2017 Casual Market Chicago.
Gordon Hecht Joins With Carpet One To Benefit First Responders
Furniture World’s “Retail Observer” contributing editor joins Carpet One Floor & Home in 5K run to benefit the in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Donations can be made online.
Ron Wanek Receives National Speakers Association Philanthropy Award
This award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution by being examples of philanthropy and stewardship.
City Furniture Selects Ingenico Group and IBM to Deliver Enhanced In-store Experience
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.
ManWah Holdings acquires 50% share of Home Group and It’s “Fleming” Brand
The Launch of this brand for the North American Market will take place in this upcoming October Market.
InterHall Debuts For Fall High Point Market Expand Designer-Friendly Product Options
Five new companies will introduce upholstery, case goods, rugs, lighting and art on Friday, Oct. 13
Fine Furniture Design Expands “Segments” Program
“Segments,” is a mixed-order container program that offers more aggressive price points and accelerated delivery for smaller and mid-size retailers.
Spectra Home Expands Management Team
Manufacturer taps industry veteran Christine Pressley for new Operations position.
Dallas Market Center Announces Opposition To Controversial Texas Bathroom Legislation
Encourages business community to stand united against harmful legislation.
Brown Jordan names Jeff Leonard as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jeff will be responsible for leading the company’s finance, accounting, and treasury organization.
ASFD Releases New Design Between The Lines Episode Featuring Libby Langdon
Interview focuses on Langdon’s unique journey and crafting a lifestyle brand.
High Point Market and ASID Announce Design Viewpoints Series Sessions for Fall Market 2017
The Design Viewpoints Series (DVS) will take place October 14-16, at the High Point Theatre.
Bunakara To Open 600 Square-Foot Showroom
Showroom to Debut at “NY Now”, August. 20 - 23.
High Point Market Authority Announces New Buyer Tour for Fall Market 2017
Continuing partnership with Soft Design Lab for the production of a new buyer tour for Fall Market.
New Data Shows What Consumers Want From Virtual Reality Shopping
Retailers need to get ready for "V-Commerce," Says L.E.K. Consulting.
Five Ways to Find, Nurture, and Reward Your Superusers (and Make More of Them)
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.
Record Number To Converge in Music City for the 34th MEGA Group Show
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.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
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.
Hilco Real Estate Announces Auction Sale Of Former Newton Manufacturing Company HQ
37,000 SF office/manufacturing facility will be sold subject to low minimum bid on September 12.
ART and IDS Partner Again for 2018 Conference
Second annual conference set for April 30 – May 2, 2018.
Weekly Retail Media Note #163: People Take More Time To Read Emails On Mobiles Than on Desktops
Some 55% of emails delivered through the first third of this year have been opened on mobile devices, almost double the share from 2012.
imm cologne Invites Lucie Koldova To Turn “Das Haus 2018” Into A Poetic Study Of Light.
The young Czech designer from Prague is known for her extraordinary flair in designing lighting fixtures and lighting effects.
Seatcraft Releases Equinox, First Premium Power Lumbar Support Home Theater Seats
Seatcraft Equinox is a fully-loaded chair which pioneers power lumbar support in home theater seats.
Glen Raven, Inc. to Acquire Sunbury Textile Mills
Licensed partners for over 22 years propelled the Sunbrella brand in the design community.
Retail Apocalypse: Is Recession What Comes Next?
The past nine-year recovery has been the weakest in history, averaging only 2.1% growth over the nine-year period.
The Merchandise Mart Hosts Annual Casual Market Chicago
Trade show featuring leading outdoor furniture manufacturers set for September 12-15.
Las Vegas Design Center & ASID Fetes 3rd Annual Andyz Award Winners
10 Interior design projects recognized at summer market.
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. Sponsors Students In National Flight Academy Program
The week-long event was geared to inspire interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers.
Las Vegas Market Announces Best Booth Winners
11 Summer Market exhibitors cited for exceptional design & visuals.
IFDA Educational Foundation Announces 2017 Grants
An interior designer, a preservation specialist, two design educators and one student designer have been awarded grants from the Educational Foundation of the International Furnishings and Design Association.
FFO Home Opens 45th Store in Ada, OK
Friday, September 8th FFO Home will celebrate the Grand Opening of the company’s ninth store in Oklahoma and its 45th store company-wide.
Holley's Home Furnishings Helps Show House Come to Life
The Alabama-based company was the local retail partner for the home’s furnishings provided by Universal Furniture.
The 29th Annual ARTS Awards Nomination Panel Announced
The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design, and sales representation.
Art Van Puresleep To Host Celebratory Ribbon-Cutting Event
Event to be held at Its new location in Bloomfield Hills on Wednesday, August 9.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #249: See A Mistake? Let The Webmaster Know.
When you see a misspelled word, grammar error, or some other mistake on a website, please let the company know.
High Point Market Announces New Product Premiere, Twitter Chat for Fall Market 2017
Focusing on new products being debuted at Fall Market (October 14-18, 2017) this program will give attendees a sneak peek of what to expect at the October show.
Nationwide Launches Group-Exclusive “Get the Best for Less” Promotion
Promotional opportunity highlights benefits of shopping independent.
Debunking the Biggest Myths of Hiring: Four Faulty Beliefs That Could Be Hindering Your Company's Selection Process
Having trouble finding good help? Hiring expert Scott Wintrip says the shortage of skilled workers isn't to blame.
Surya To Open Seven Year-Round Design Showrooms Across The Country
hicago showroom set to open this fall.
Fermob Earns SFC’s Exemplary Gold Recognition
Recognized by the Sustainable Furnishings Council for its deep environmental commitment and exemplary implementation of a range of best practices for sustainability.
FFO Home Opens 44th Store in Jackson, TN
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting is set for Friday, August 4th at 10:00am.
Classic Brands To Unveil ‘X-Bed Collection’ At Summer Market
New line is a four-model mattress collection featuring a colorful, wicking fabric.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz To Introduce Multifunctional “Room Caddie” Table At Summer Las Vegas Market
The Caddie features built-in USB and AC ports for charging mobile devices, an LED reading light, swivel, adjustable tray table to accommodate tablets, laptops and smartphones, and a functional cup holder.
Eastman House To Unveil First Organic Offering At Las Vegas Market
“Founders Collection” tells natural story with layers of latex and organic wool.
King Koil To Unveil “World Extended Life Collection” At Las Vegas Summer Market
World Extended Life is supported by a unique interactive rest test that allows RSAs to demonstrate proper alignment and support for all body types and shapes.
Kingsdown To Unveil “Prime Collection” At as Vegas Summer Market
The premium mattress line features cooling gel, individually wrapped coils with a reinforced lumbar zone and an alternative to memory foam.
Vispring To Unveil New Adjustable Base At Vegas Market
British bed manufacturer teams with Reverie to create luxury adjustable base.
Gold Bond Unveils High-Style, Upholstery Grade Fabrics To Popular Futon Line
The new contemporary patterns feature a soothing wavy pattern and a Greek key woven design each of which are available in two color options.
Reverie To Introduce Its First Easy-Ship Adjustable Foundation
Foundation that ships in a single box to be shown at Las Vegas Market.
Las Vegas Market Brings Record Resources To Summer Market
Buyers Can Access 4,000+ Furniture, Home Décor & Gift Brands
Delandis Furniture Relocates To Dedicated Las Vegas Showroom
Brand will showcase 10 new designs in new 3,300-square-foot space.
Women’s Leadership Tour of City of Hope Set For August 3rd
There is still time for members of the home furnishings industry to register to learn more about the latest lifesaving research and developments at the Women's Health Initiative dinner and tour.
Blu Sleep To Introduce Adjustable-Friendly Italian Foam Mattresses At Summer Las Vegas Market
Will unveil new versions of its popular Nubia and Loft mattresses with new comfort and support technology at its showroom.
Treasure Garden Recognizes Domenic Fronsaglia - 2017 Sales Representative of The Year
The announcement was made at the national sales meeting held prior to the July 2017 Casual Preview Market in Chicago.
High Point Market Opens Registration For Fall Market 2017
The Fall High Point Market will be held on Saturday, October 14, through Wednesday, October 18.
Pleasant Mattress Invests In ShopZio, RepZio To Enhance Customer Service
The new tools will help empower Pleasant Mattress’ customers with access and information to better manager their buinesses.
Wayfair And Habitat For Humanity Celebrate Five Years Of Global Partnership
Home retailer donates more than $1 million to help build and rehabilitate safe and affordable homes.
WithIt Awards $30,000 In Scholarships During 20th Anniversary Year
A committee of four WithIt members evaluated the applications of students in various fields of study related to home furnishings for the awards.
Innocor Names Redmond President and CEO
Experienced chemicals and manufacturing executive to lead next phase of growth.
New Youth Collection By Fashion Bed Group Ready To Ship
FBG’s Fashion Kids line includes a variety of bed styles encompassing the latest trends in juvenile design.
Fashion Bed Group Expands Selection Of Snap Beds
All SNAP Beds are offered in Full, Queen, King and Cal King sizes and come complete with headboard, footboard and a sturdy, metal folding frame.
Reverie Expands U.S. Production; Will Make 7 Power Bases Domestically
The program will make its debut at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, and the line-up will be on display in the Reverie showroom located at B-925 in the World Market Center.
Nourison To Hold Instagram Photo Contest At Las Vegas Market
The winning posts will be announced and reposted after Las Vegas Market on August 4th.
Stanley Furniture Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings
Company continues to improve results.
RowOne To show In Las Vegas Market
Will be introducing new Sliver Screen Collection in their Temporary Space in Building B.
Art Van Furniture Hosting Three Career Events
Events to fill 100 positions as retailer revs up for Chicagoland expansion.
Reverie To Launch New Consumer Campaign At Upcoming Las Vegas Market
Titled, "Sleep is the New", the new campaign is designed to give retail sales associates an alternative approach to interacting with consumers shopping for sleep products.
Decor-Rest To Expand Fabric Selection For Las Vegas Market
The Decor-Rest presentation will include 27 performance fabric selections in a variety of fashion-forward looks and textures.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #248: Carrying Hot Coffee? Writing A First Draft? Don’t Look.
Write the first draft of your web content without looking.
Bush Furniture Expands Into Bedroom Category With Somerset
The line includes a mirror, queen or full size headboard, chest of drawers, six drawer dresser, and nightstand for individual sale or as a complete bedroom set.
Las Vegas Market Previews First Look Trends
Digital guide provides sneak peek of four key trends.
Eclipse International To Introduce “Conformatic Line” In Las Vegas To Highlight New Systemwide Quality Procedures
Newest additions to its Conformatic Collection will be manufactured by the company’s 17 U.S. licensees
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Develops Specialty Mattress That Delivers Complete Sensory Experience
“Vibrasense” provides massage along with synchronized sound technology to the sleep category.
Classic Brands To Promote Range Of Fabric Technologies At Las Vegas Market
Cool gel thermic, copper and silver applications will take center stage at market.
E.S. Kluft & Company Gives New Look To ‘Aireloom Preferred’ Collection With Windowpane Fabric
The freshened-up collection, featuring a newly designed border fabric, will be featured in the company’s Las Vegas Market showroom.
Blu Sleep To Introduce New Pillow Merchandising & Delivery Program At Summer Las Vegas Market
“Choose the Perfect Pillow” system uses simple guides such as shoulder width, body type and falling asleep position to help retailers fit each customer with their perfect pillow.
Symbol Mattress Sponsors Ante4Autism Final Table For $10,000
Eclipse International and BoxDrop sign on as sponsors for the 10th Annual event.
PureCare To Launch New Collection Of Pillow And Mattress Protectors at Las Vegas Market
PureCare is debuting the use of two new exclusive technical textiles – TempSync™ Temp Control Thermoregulating fibers in the new TempSync pillow collection, and HeatsStar insulating warming fibers in their new ReversaTemp™ rReversible cooling or heating mattress and pillow protectors.
Marshall Mattress Launches Showroom At Summer Las Vegas Market
Portfolio and Luxury Collections to debut in building B, Showroom 922.
Pleasant Mattress Expands Sales Team To Support Growth
Two industry vets join to oversee California territories.
POLaRT To Unveil New Showroom Design At Upcoming Las Vegas Market
Brand encourages visitors to experience its vision through color and design “moods”.
Classic Brands Partners With Bloomingdale’s To Introduce ‘Bed In A Big Brown Box’ Program
The new initiative targets both brands’ goals to produce a high style product and appeal to the millennial shopper.
Jerome’s Furniture Opens Stand-Alone Dream Shop In Downtown San Diego
Storefront brings company presence back to where it began in 1954.
WithIt Professional Conference Draws From All Segments Of The Industry
Over 150 women and men attended the 3 day professional development conference.
Interior Design Summit Coming to High Point Market in October
Co-Presented by Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting and Luxe Interiors + Design
Secret Of Retail Success? Give Shoppers More Things To Do, Not More Stuff To Buy
Shopper engagement is the buzzword, and creating opportunities for shopper interaction is how to do it.
Classy Art Names New VP
In his new role, Blake Johnson will be handling a vast array of responsibilities and offer an external perspective on all company systems and policies.
Cory Home Delivery Expands Operations With New Home Delivery Center
42,000 square foot distribution center in Jessup, Maryland to service Bob’s Discount Furniture in the Mid-Atlantic region.
STORIS’ Manager of Consulting Services, Jake Egan, Honored in HFB’s “Forty Under 40”
Every year Home Furnishings Business (HFB) honors young professionals who are paving the way for the future of the home furnishings industry.
Las Vegas Market Hosts 2018 Housewares Design Awards
New “Smart” Award Category added; entries due by October 23.
Kymdan Reaches Out To Mattress And Bedding Retailers In US
Exhibiting in the Specialty Sleep Association (SSA) Showroom at C-1565 at the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market.
Specialty Sleep Association To Host 30 Exhibitors At Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market
SSA has once again sold-out all its exhibit space with 25 returning exhibitors and 5 brand new exhibitors.
Fashion Bed Group Set to Unveil Line-up Of New Beds and Daybeds
Six new styles set to debut at Summer Market.
Fashion Bed Group Expands Casual Collection
New pub tables and bar/counter stools set for Summer Market.
REM-Fit Sleep and Recovery Technology Expands Retail Presence
Expanded its retail presence to 15 locations in the Mid and Southwest.
Pelican Reef To Introduce Panama Jack’s Maldives Contract Outdoor Collection In Chicago & Las Vegas
Also moves into larger Vegas Showroom to accommodate new line.
Sherwin-Williams Names Lauren West Color Marketing Manager
West will lead color and design programs for Industrial Wood Coatings Division.
Leggett & Platt Expands Showroom In Las Vegas
Expansion to feature three different adjustable base lineups.
New Study Reveals That Retailers Are Ready For AI Marketing
70% Regard technical skills as a barrier to mainstream adoption.
Jerome’s Furniture Launches “Smart Tracker” Service For Clients
Uber-style web map interface notifies customers when delivery truck is en route, tracks progress.
Christopher Guy To Celebrate Tenth Anniversary At Las Vegas Summer Market
To unveil new collection pieces and new website in celebration.
New Pacific Direct To Highlight Modern Farmhouse Curation In 2017 Summer Market
The firm introduces 200+ new items at the Las Vegas Market.
Donny Osmond To Attend Las Vegas Market Fundraiser
Famed entertainer will live auction prizes at Gift For Life benefit.
ICFA Announces Richard Frinier Design Scholarship
The annual scholarship will be awarded to the winner of a competition in which college-level students will submit their original designs for outdoor living products.
Magniflex Receives Endorsement From The American Chiropractic Association
The MagniStretch mattress was developed in cooperation with a leading orthopedic research team at Zaragoza University in Europe.
High Point Market Authority Accepting Submissions For The 2018 Style Spotters Team
The 2018 Style Spotters team will be selected in August and then announced live at the Style Spotters LIVE! breakfast at Fall Market on Tuesday, October 17.
Las Vegas Market Adds More New Temporary Exhibitors
100+ Newcomers among record 500+ gift & home décor temps.
Furniture First Adds 2 New Members
Gallatin Valley Furniture in Bozeman, MT and Harding’s Attica Furniture and Flooring in Attica, New York have joined the national buying group.
Seth King Joins Moe’s Home Collection As Director Of Sales
Seth will be responsible for sales management of the wholesale division.
ViscoSoft Hires Former Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Executive
Heidi Diamond recruited to direct strategic planning and integrated
marketing efforts for ViscoSoft.
Art Van Furniture Extends Employee Pricing To Chicagoland Residents Hit Hard By This Week’s Record Flooding
Retailer’s emergency flood relief program to help families replace furniture, mattresses and flooring.
High Point Market And Fashion Snoops Announce Partnershp
Home furnishings event teams up with trend experts to help buyers know what's next, and act on it.
Abbyson To Host Two Design And Networking Events At New Vegas Showroom
Complimentary educational and networking programs open to all market attendees, debuting at the Summer Las Vegas Market, July 30-Aug. 3.
Executive Director Leaving Furniture Society
Bill Hinman will be leaving his position as Executive Director effective August 31, 2017 and plans to return to his full-time non-profit consulting practice.
imm cologne’s 15th Pure Talents Contest Now Open For Entries
In the last 14 years, over 500 nominated designers have presented more than 400 products during the international interiors show.
Koelnmesse Integrates “Light" As A Design Element Into The Trade Fair Concept For imm cologne 2018
From decorative lamps to lighting systems and to the topic of digital lighting control, visitors to the trade fair will experience at first hand the subject of light in all its forms
Malouf Introduces American-Grown Luxury With Launch of Supima Cotton Sheet Sets
The new line of Supima premium sheets and pillowcases will replace the company's 600-thread count Egyptian Cottons sheets.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Teams Up With Make-A-Wish Connecticut To Grant Two Wishes
Bob’s welcomed the children and their families for a shopping spree to pick out items on their wish list.
Las Vegas Market Welcomes FMG Bedding Summit
Members-only program for bedding buyers debuts at summer market.
Eclipse International Expands Hospitality Division With Dedicated Websites And Growing Sales Team
The websites link to and support national hotel buying groups, as well as company owned major hoteliers.
Capel Rugs Introducing New Leather, Loop Pile Designs At Summer Markets
Introductions include Laramie, a contemporary-casual collection of leather patchwork rugs; Avanti, a transitional offering with tribal influences; and Peyton, a nature-inspired hand tufted design.
Spencer Wood Morten Jr., Former CEO of Bassett Mirror Company, Dies at 94
Visionary leader pioneered furniture importing and led way on several major style trends.
POLaRT Designs’ “Bookie Bourbon Bookcase” Program Expands With 400 New Customization Options
Brand encourages consumers to design personalized ‘inside out’ combinations.
View Trends, Highlights And Events during Las Vegas Market
Top tastemakers report on sights & sounds of Summer Market on Instagram.
Blackstone To Acquire International Market Centers, Inc.
The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2017.
Mark Wiltshire Promoted To Expanded Role Of Vice President Of Sales At Palliser
Wiltshire promoted to VP of Sales for North America, expanding his responsibilities beyond Canada.
Kevin Castellani Joins ManWah Holdings As Director Of Corporate Communications.
In this newly created position, Kevin will be responsible for external communications and brand positioning to the trade and consumer press.
InfoGraphic: Making Your Ecommerce Store Eco-Friendly
Make sure your website is “green” by utilizing simple strategies like eco-friendly web hosting, increasing the website speed, and creating printer-friendly content.
A.R.T. Furniture Receiving Patents For Arch. Salvage Collection
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is awarding broad patents for features of Arch. Salvage collection.
Husband And Wife Entrepreneurs, Niki And Shaokao Cheng, Announce Opening Of Second Calligaris Brand Design Store
The new Calligaris store, opening August 1st, will be located at 220 East 57th Street in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
IMC Announces Addition To Leadership Team
Hires Magliarditi as SVP of Operations.
Fine Furniture Design Partners With Veranda To Introduce A 40-Piece Collection At Fall High Point Market
The 40-piece collection, which will debut at the 2017 Fall High Point Market in October, features pieces for every living space – including bedroom, dining room, occasional and upholstery.
Crypton Names New VP of Marketing
Matt Targett has been hired as Vice President of Marketing for Crypton.
KAS To Introduce Close to 100 Rugs At Summer Markets
Seven new collections being introduced this summer in Atlanta and Las Vegas.
Bunakara Making Major Push Into Social & Digital Media With Appointment Of New Executive
Valerie Dierker named new social media manager.
Fashion Bed Group Unfolds New Adjustable Bases
These adjustable bases are foldable, easy-to-ship, and a breeze to assemble.
ZUO Décor debut’s over 1100 items during Atlanta International Gift & Home Market
ZUO Décor Debut will include; accent furniture, clocks, candle holders, desk accents, indoor & outdoor planters, figurines & object d’ art, mirrors, pillows, trays, wall art, and vases.
Surya Launches #TrendingWithSurya Instagram Contest to Kick Off Atlanta Market
Two winners will be selected based on the similarity of the participant’s outfit to the Surya product and overall creativity.
Jaipur Living Expands Indoor/Outdoor Category With New Trend Styles
Styles added to Nikki Chu Home, Veranda, Roland, and Waverny collections.
Salon West Set For Summer Las Vegas Market Debut
Juried showcase to feature 12 style-setting home décor suppliers.
Amazon And Walmart: Buying Their Way Into The Luxury Market
Recent big acquisition news from Walmart and Amazon confirmed rumors circulating since at least April that Walmart had its eye on online men’s fashion retailer Bonobos and Amazon was flirting with the idea of buying high-end grocer Whole Foods.
OW Lee Introduces the Marina Table & Hearth Top Series
These new Marina tops have a whimsical distressed boat-wood look in easy-to-maintain porcelain tile.
Jardinico Caractère To Exhibit In Chicago and Las Vegas Summer Markets
A full representation of the line will be presented at each venue.
American Society Of Furniture Designers Extends Pinnacle Deadline
Award submissions due by July 15, 2017.
Malouf Earns Graphic Design USA Award
Bedding accessories company honored with American Inhouse Design award.
Nourison to Preview Hand Knotted Rugs, Linear Patterns and Home Accents At Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets
Nourison is expanding its selection of hand knotted area rugs to keep up with growing demand.
Jerome’s Furniture Launches Premier Line
New offerings are designed to compete with higher-priced retailers.
Serta Simmons Bedding Launches Direct-To-Consumer Brand Tomorrow Sleep
Tomorrow has created a connected sleep system with smart technology designed to transform the sleep experience.
Kristina Johnson To Join Dallas Market Center As Vice President Of Tradeshows
Industry veteran to lead temporary exhibits at Total Home & Gift Markets.
“Market Buzz” Podcasts Debut At Summer Las Vegas Market
Million Dollar Decorating’s James Swan will host daily broadcasts.
Former Furniture First Executive Ron Page Passes Away
Ron was an independent consultant for the furniture industry and the former owner of National Water Beds and Living Rooms, Mechanicsburg.
2017 Apollo Award Finalists Named
The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.
40th edition of China International Furniture Fair to Take Place September 11th-14th, 2017
CIFF will showcase leading brands of home furniture, home decor, home textiles, outdoor furniture, office furniture, furniture machinery & raw materials.
Enspire Commerce Selected By American Freight Furniture To Transform The Retailer’s Customer Experience And To Unify Enterprise Commerce
American Freight Furniture leverages Enspire Commerce’s cloud-based Unified Commerce Platform, in combination with Microsoft Dynamics 365, to optimize the customer experience.
Petey Fleischut And Oliver Ma Receive ICFA Lifetime Achievement Award
Petey Fleischut, founder of Casual Marketplace in Hockessin, Delaware, and Oliver Ma, founder of Treasure Garden, Baldwin Park, California, are recipients of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
Amazon’s Next Big Play: Furnishing American Homes
What does Amazon have to do to become a major player in the home furnishings market?
Four Recruiting Tips for Small Business Owners in an Overtapped Labor Pool
When you operate a small business, every team member matters greatly, and an open position can drastically impact your production.
theMART Expands Design Center and LuxeHome Leadership
Changes within the leadership of theMART’s showroom businesses reflect the demands of the sustained growth of the Design Center.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
According to the government reports, furniture and home furnishings stores sales are in line with retail sales in general, however, business at retail has been tough since apparently a good Memorial Day.
Fashion Bed Group Debuts Presto Bed Frame To Las Vegas Market
Featuring hinged side rails, the frame can be quickly assembled – with no tools required – and adjusts from Full to Queen to King to Cal King using easily adjustable cross rails.
Loloi Launches Campaign Promoting Javari Rug Collection
Four major bloggers were selected to partner with Loloi, and be a part of the “Commit to Color” campaign.
Therapedic Inks Deal With Premier Vietnam Producer
Hava’s Mattress Company will be producing and distributing at least three of Therapedic’s lines throughout Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.
Las Vegas Market Gains Momentum In Toy & Kids Categories
Increased resources & new industry partnership boosts growth.
Conn's, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results
Retail segment profitability improved, despite a 12.3% decline in total sales.
POLaRT Designs Partners With Luxury Dallas Hotel
Company’s limited edition ‘Fat Luigi Chair’ featured in 237 Suites.
Therapedic To Unveil Updated Tommy Bahama Sleep Systems At Las Vegas Summer Market
Also set to unveil new premium specialty line named Buoyancy.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Creates Collection Of Easy-To-Ship Bases
The four-base collection provides online retailers a range of adjustable bases that overcome the weight and size constraints in shipping products via small parcel carriers, like UPS and FedEx.
Diamond Sofa to Celebrate 25 Year Anniversary With Expanded Las Vegas Market Showroom
To showcase "Silver Anniversary Collection" with a newly expanded 6288 square foot showroom space.
Bradburn Home Unveils Collection With Designer Melea Markell
Designer and artist is known for her feminine interpretation of French antiquities.
RowOne Changes Web Address To RowOneHT.Com
Website has also been revamped, adding “Flip Pages” of each segment of the catalog; domestic seating, import seating, and theater room furnishings.
Durham Furniture Celebrates Canada Day Along With Their 118-Year History
Celebrates 150th National Day of Canada along with their 118th year as a Canadian manufacturer.
Abbyson Invests Into Added Talent
Segvich Joins as CFO, along with 35+ new hires across company.
The Women@Cory program provides development and advancement opportunities to women who demonstrate potential, achieve results and express a desire to grow.
Weekly Retail Media Note #162: Reality of Retail
The consumer today believes in retail but she also thinks stores need to evolve to meet the modern consumer.
Linda Tracy Honored As Shifman Mattresses 2017 Salesperson Of The Year
Linda has been in the furniture industry for 33 years with 18 of those years specializing in mattresses.
Art Van Furniture Awarded 2017 American Business Award
Awarded for philanthropic action during Flint water crisis.
Top Tip for Furniture Retailers: Consumer Rewards Programs
Customer loyalty programs are a strategic option to ensure new customers become consistent buyers, and that frequent shoppers are rewarded for coming back.
2017 Beijing International Furniture Fair (BIFF) Sets Record-Setting 1st-Day Audience Attendence.
The first international home furnishing venue ever held in the capital city of Beijing ,China officially launched on June 15.
The American Home Furnishings Hall Of Fame Foundation Names Four New Members
Honorees to be inducted at October 15 Celebration.
Ergomotion Names Todd Stone Marketing Director
Marie Solis has also been promoted to Brand and Marketing Communications Manager.
CASTELLE Awarded ADEX For 2017 For Casual Furnishing Design Excellence
The Roma Deep Seating Collection and Fire and Ice Fire pit. was honored with a Platinum ADEX award.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #247: Malingering About Uploading Testimonials
Glowing testimonials sitting on your desktop won’t get you new customers.
2018 Canadian Furniture Show Dates Announced
The 2018 edition of the Canadian Furniture Show will be held from Friday, May 25, to Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Toronto.
Tepperman’s Announces London Distribution Center Major Expansion
The additional 47,000 square feet of warehousing space will stage the company for future growth in the Southwestern Ontario market, and will add some jobs immediately within the London facility.
E.S. Kluft Launches At Iconic London Retailer Harrods
The Harrods’ presentation currently showcases five Kluft mattress models.
IKEA Columbus Opens in the Midwest
It is the Swedish company’s second store and restaurant destination in Ohio, 44th in the United States, and 397th worldwide.
Culp Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2017
Net sales were $309.5 million, down 1.1 percent compared with the prior year, with mattress fabric sales up 2.4 percent, a record year, and upholstery fabric sales down 6.1 percent over the prior year.
West Elm To Open First Store In Phoenix June 29
Showcases 10 Arizona-based makers as part of West Elm LOCAL Program.
All American Furniture Expo Expands Show With A New Venue And More American-Made Furniture
To showcase over 90 hardwood and upholstered furniture manufacturers, with over 20 manufacturers who have never shown with them before.
Universal Furniture Partners With Country Living Magazine
Lake House of the Year Features Universal’s Collections.
Palliser Furniture Group Acquires Casana
Palliser, the largest home furnishings manufacturer/supplier in Canada, adds casegoods to its portfolio.
Sears Opens First Appliances & Mattresses Store In Pharr, Texas
Mattress category expands successful free-standing concept launched last year.
High Point Market Authority Launches Editor’s Spotlight Program With Shelter Magazines
Editor’s Spotlight is a new program to showcase on-trend products introduced by exhibitors each April and October.
IFDA Educational Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarships Winners
A panel of judges have chosen seven high-performing design students to receive the 2017 scholarships.
Stoney Creek Furniture Chairman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Dennis Novosel has received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance.
Fine Furniture Design Introduces Protégé Priority Program
Program will permit special-order dining and upholstery to be delivered to U.S. in less than 8 weeks.
CASTELLE Collaborates With Designer, Steve McKenzie For Influencer Vignette Sponsorship
“The Great Reset” designer vignette will be held at the AmercasMart International Gift and Home Market, July 11 – 18, 2017.
HFA Announces Schedule For The 2017 Las Vegas Summer Market Seminars.
The HFA educational seminars, which are free to market attendees, are held in the Retailer Resource Center (RRC), Building B-1050.
RWS Reports Success With Automated Promotions Pilot Program
To date, they have generated over 1,600 calls and nearly 400 GPS navigations to stores from mobile sites.
Dallas Market Center Announces Partnerships With Twenty Buying Groups And Industry Associations
Dallas Market Center to also include new hospital gift shop vendor showcase.
Decorating Den Interiors Announces Decorator Of The Year
Also announces Winners of the People’s Choice, Donayre and Patti awards.
ICFF 2017 Recap
ICFF took place at the Jacob K. Javits Center from May 21-24 with more than 300 new exhibitors and more than 500 returning brands.
CORT Furnishes The First Housing Units For Lakes Region Community College
Lakes Region Community College rented furniture from CORT for bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms and common rooms.
Independent Mattress/Bedding Retail Guru Jeff Giagnocavo To Speak At SSA Market Seminar
The Seminar, at Las Vegas Market, August 1st, will be focused on "How Today’s Independent Retailers Can Achieve Success”.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Celebrates 4th Year of Partnership with Autism Speaks
Furniture retailer continues to expand relationship with non-profit organization.
Furniture First Partners With Ante4autism
Will make $10,000 donation each year for the next 3 years.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #246: An Easy Proofreading Tip: Use Text-To-Talk
Recently, I’ve discovered that using the “text to speech” function on my computer helps me to listen better to my drafts.
Surya To Go “Bigger In Texas” With Expanded Categories For Dallas Summer Market
Will display expanded rug and lighting collections as well as oversized art at its showroom at the Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas, June 21-27, 2017.
Nourison Appoints Mark Labadie and Susan Cormier as Account Executives
In their new rolls, Labadie will manage and develop business in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and North Texas, while Cormier’s territory extends from Sarasota through the panhandle including the gulf coast of AIabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Moe’s Home Collection Announces New 70,000 Square Foot Canadian Warehouse
The new facility is the 2nd warehouse in North America for the company and 1st distribution center in Canada.
Las Vegas Market Debuts, Expansions & Renewals Reflects Home Furnishings Industry Confidence
Leasing activity continues to intensify, with more than 300,000 square feet of new, expanded and renewed showrooms already committed in advance of the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market
Sam Malouf Named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award
Winner in the distribution and manufacturing category in the Utah Region.
Ashley Furniture Arcadia Facility Breaks Ground On Largest Expansion In History
500,000 Sq. ft. addition will feature Ashley’s E-Commerce Fulfillment and Distribution Center.
Serta Simmons Bedding To Consolidate Business In Single Headquarters Location
Headquarters in Doraville, Georgia to open in early 2019.
Vita Talalay At The Interzum 2017
Vita Talalay brought a unique store concept to the fair, a brand new method of retailer and manufacturer training in virtual reality, as well as a new product named Natural Vita Talalay Origins.
Independent Mattress, Furniture And Appliance Retailers Hosted Nearly 5,000 Digital Promotions For Memorial Day
An 84 percent increase over 2016 Memorial Day digital campaigns on the then-new Level 4 platform from RWS.
Serta Simmons Bedding To Develop Mattress-In-A-Box Offerings
Enters in to a three-year partnership with Sinomax USA to develop new mattress-in-a-box offerings for SSB’s Serta and Beautyrest brands.
High Point Market Authority Releases the High Point Market Style Report for Summer/Fall 2017
The report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, part of the HPMA’s 2017 Style Spotters team.
ASID’s D.C. Headquarters Is First Space To Earn Both LEED and WELL Platinum Certification Under WELL Building Standard
The office space, designed by Perkins+Will, incorporates health and wellness design features, and has sustainability as a central philosophy.
Luxury Market Prospects for 2017: Keep Your Expectations Low
Americans crave luxury in a brand new style and brands that give it to them will get the business, while those that remain stuck in the past will continue to see their U.S. sales slide.
Customatic Names Director of Customer Care
To enhance customer care, Customatic Adjustable Bedz turns to top name in Golf Industry.
Houzz Launches New Trade Program
Program offers home design and renovation professionals multiple ways to profit through trade-only discounts, shopping credits.
LeclairRyan Attorney: Driverless Vehicles Could Put The Brakes On Accident-Related Lawsuits
Veteran transportation attorney outlines the cascading legal effects of autonomous vehicles.
Dallas Market Center Presents Record Number Of New Showrooms And Events For Interior Designers
On June 21, the Interior Home + Design Center holds the grand opening of phase one featuring the largest expansion of home décor showrooms at Dallas Market Center.
eMarketer: Back-to-School Shopping to Grow 4.0% in 2017
Ecommerce in core categories to grow nearly 16%.
Jordan’s Furniture Collecting Donations For Cradles To Crayons' Ready For School Program
This marks the 11th year of Cradles to Crayons’ school preparedness program.
ICFA Calls For Design Excellence Entries
Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 Design Excellence Awards.
Surya President Wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Southeast Award
The award recognizes entrepreneurs who have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities.
KAS Rugs Set To Partner And Launch The Libby Langdon Rug Collection
The new Libby Collections are slated to launch at High Point Market in October 2017.
OW Lee Introduces The Zen Fire Pit
Zen is a 42” square fire pit that includes an LED light display with over 1,600 color options.
ISPA Releases Its 2016 Mattress Industry Trends Report
U.S. wholesale revenue sets new high in 2016.
Dallas Market Center Announces 60th Anniversary Celebration Details
Will celebrate at upcoming June Total Home & Gift Market (June 21-27, 2017) and Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show (June 21-24, 2017).
Las Vegas Market Joins Forces With Redwood Media Group To Host Artexpo Contemporary Las Vegas At Winter 2018 Market
New event extends home-focused resources at LVMKT.
Jerome’s Furniture Donates Dining Room, Bedroom, Living Room Furniture To Operation Homefront Transitional Housing Village
Company replacing all worn furniture.
Connie Post To Design New Showroom in Denver
The 170,000 Square foot Showroom @Furniture Row includes an extensive interior design library with adjacent workspaces.
Naturepedic Partners With Braskem And Sealed Air Corporation To Launch Renewable Polyethylene Foam
The first application of the renewable polyethylene foam will be in Naturepedic’s crib mattresses.
Polyurethane Foam Association Spring Meeting Stresses Association’s Work In Member Support, Industry Advocacy
Meeting features technical papers, keynote speaker Sam Allman, industry issues forum, and flexible polyurethane foam hall of fame induction.
Crystorama Debuting First Outdoor Lighting Program at Lightovation Show
Offerings include four collections designed by Libby Langdon and Brian Patrick Flynn.
Introducing Naadam: A New Brand that High-Earning Millennials Love
A brand “bromance” is brewing in the luxury market between new e-commerce-driven companies and the affluent young HENRYs.
Daw’s Home Furnishings And George’s Furniture & Mattress Join Furniture First
DAW’s Home Furnishings is located in El Paso, Texas and George’s Furniture and Mattresses is located in Napoleon, Ohio.
Nourison Presents Area Rugs And Mina Victory Pillows Highlighting Pantone 2017 Color Of The Year Greenery Trends
Pantone refers to Greenery as “nature’s neutrals,” making it a natural choice for the spring and summer months.
Vanguard Furniture Opening Showroom At Las Vegas Market
Case goods & upholstery maker debuting first West coast location
at Summer Market.
Refreshed Appliance Shopping Experience Coming to Salem Sears Hometown Store
Store hosts grand reopening celebration June 16-17.
Classy Art Releases 500 New Pieces
New Items were shown at the Tupelo Furniture Market.
Handmade Category Expands At Las Vegas Market
Artisan resources, programs & partnerships key to category growth.
Wright Global Graphics Opens New Facility In China
New factory expands production footprint in China by more than 50%.
Dutailier Unveiled New AvantGlide Gliders At Recent Canadian Furniture Show
Charlotte & Austin include swivel base, adjustable headrest and integrated Technogel seat support.
Wright Global Graphics Wins Record Number Of Printing Awards
The recent 12 citations bring the company’s total number of awards to 50 in recognition of its printing excellence.
Rent-A-Center Raises $114,000 For North Texas Food Bank
Coworkers raised a combined $64,000 with Rent-A-Center, Inc. matching up to $50,000.
British Luxury Bed Brand Vispring Launches Exclusive Collection At Select Bloomingdale’s Stores
At over $46,000 “St.James” will be most luxurious bed on the New York retailer’s floor.
High Point Market Authority Accepting Submissions And Sponsorships For Fall Market 2017 Design Bloggers Tour
Continues partnership with Esteem Media.
Surya To Make Neocon Debut With Expanded Commercial Design Possibilities
The Surya Contract booth will feature handmade and machine-made rug options designed to withstand the rigorous conditions in commercial settings.
Sears Hometown And Outlet Stores, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
Net sales in the first quarter of 2017 decreased $88.7 million, or 16.5%, from the first quarter of 2016.
Knoll Announces Resignation Of Chief Financial Officer
Craig Spray will resign from his position as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 23, 2017, in order to devote more time to his family.
Delandis Adding “Lift Chair” Technology To Entire Recliner Line
Move is response to growing consumer interest in stylish seating with greater functionality.
Bedding Industries Of America Signs New Licensee In India
Deal with Repose Mattress gives brand strong foothold in one of world’s fastest growing consumer markets.
IMC Highlights Fabrics & Trimming At Showtime Market
Relaunch of Market Square Tower’s 4th Floor debuts this month.
27th Edition Of Interior Lifestyle Tokyo Begins June 14th
789 exhibitors from 22 countries / regions have confirmed their participation at Japan’s interior and design fair.
Jerome’s Furniture Donates More Than $6,000 In Furniture For Foster Children
Company assisted in furnishing First Star Academy by UCLA campus.
Hooker Furniture Promotes Four to Senior Management Roles
Promotions are part of a reorganization of the company’s legacy business units.
Interior Lifestyle China To Return To Shanghai Exhibition Center
Retail 4.0 announced as theme for 2017 edition.
Woodard Featured In House Beautiful 2017 Kitchen Of The Year
This was the tenth year the magazine has produced a Kitchen of the Year installation.
Bunakara Will Exhibit For The First Time At Dallas Total Home & Gift Market
Bunakara also partnered with In-Detail to represent the product line in the region and at the Dallas Market.
Las Vegas Market To Host Gift For Life Fundraiser
7th Annual “Up on the Roof” event planned for monday July 31.
What You Missed At Market: Spring Educational Events Available For Viewing
Educational videos were recorded to share with viewers that did not make it to the live events.
Sunbury Launches Nanotex aSure at ITMA SHOWTIME
Nanotex® provides a fluid barrier, causing many liquids to bead up and roll off the fabric.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
While the overall economic conditions in the U.S. continue to be a bit sluggish, the key factors continue to be somewhat strong.
PureCare Creates “Charitable Partnership” With St. Peter’s Orphanage For Boys In Denville, NJ
Specializing in child care services since 1864, the home provides support and counseling aimed at preparing boys aged 12 to 17 to become self-sustaining citizens of society.
Durham Furniture Enhances Perfectbalance Website
New redesigned website helps customers visualize customization options before they buy.
Star Furniture Announces the Passing of Industry and Community Icon, Melvyn Wolff
Melvyn Lee Wolff transformed a small family-owned, low-end, credit-oriented store into one of the most successful retail furniture operations in the United States.
At Home Opens Newest Decor Superstore In Chantilly, VA
Specialty retailer brings on-trend furniture and accessories for any style or budget.
Editor's Corner: Remembering Thelma Mason
A tough furniture industry trailblazer at a time when few women worked outside the home as traveling salespeople. Thelma was an icon of persistence, likability and humility.
Furniture First 2017 Symposium Recap
Event was attended by 163 representing Furniture First and 146 representatives from the group’s service and merchandise supplier partners.
Ashley For The Arts Partners With Davie County’s Arts Smart Festival
Eddie Greene selected as Humanitarian Award Recipient.
Can a Negative Leader Become a Positive Leader?
Seven leadership tips that make people feel great and achieve incredible results.
Simply Amish And Greenville College Design Multi-Use Furniture
The team, their college faculty mentor, and the owner of Simply Amish were able to produce a final prototype: the Loft mini bar.
Furniture For Life And Panasonic Announce United States Distributor Partnership
Furniture For Life (“FFL”) is now the exclusive United States distributor of Panasonic massage chairs.
CertiPUR-US Program Launches New Consumer-Oriented Blog
The Home Sweet Foam Blog features information and tips on home, family, lifestyle, sleep, decor and more.
STORIS Announces November 2017 Client Conference
The conference theme, “Unified for Success”, reflects STORIS’ recent additions to their Unified Commerce platform.
Las Vegas Market Increases Lifestyle & Seasonal Resources
Ten new & expanding showrooms debut at Summer Market.
HFA Members Talk BAT/Swipe Fees at D.C. Fly-In
HFA met with members of Congress and key officials to discuss legislation and regulations that directly affect members and their businesses.
Capel Rugs Designer Cococozy Named To Forbes’ Top Influencers List
Design Blogger has loyal following of design aficionados.
BDI Launches New Website
New site offers improved and intuitive navigation for a richer user experience.
Jaipur Living Announces Summer 2017 Relocation
Will relocated to a $12 million, 180,000-square-foot facility housing the company’s headquarters and distribution center.
Ashley Furniture Industries Honored Memorial Day With A Flag Raising Ceremony Nationwide
Held a flag raising ceremony at each of their manufacturing facilities in the U.S. on Wednesday, May 24th.
The 45th Edition of the Canadian Furniture Show Opens Today
The 45th edition of the Canadian Furniture Show is being held today through Sunday in the Toronto area.
REM-Fit Earns Silver at the International Design Awards
One-time Kickstarter project continues success after launch.
King Koil Launches Rebranding Initiative For Consistent Corporate And Product Messaging
The rebranding includes a new black and gold logo featuring a swoosh reminiscent of the spine.
Reverie Expands “Reverie Partner Network”
Online portal provides convenient access to marketing and training materials for retail partners.
Nationwide Increases Strategic Retail Support
Group adds veteran Retail Executive Mike Manthey.
Fine Furniture Design Introduces Water-Based, Stain-Resistant Finishes
Stains are effortlessly wiped away with a soft cloth simply dampened with water.
Temporary Gift & Home Décor Exhibits Top 500 In Las Vegas
100+ New & Returning Exhibitors Among 500+ at Summer Market.
Restonic Uses Earned Media To Create Consumer-Centric Campaigns
The survey has generated more than 135 million earned media impressions nationally.
Las Vegas Market Expands Partnerships With Non-Profit Groups
Multi-part education & networking for MSA, ZAG & AHVRP at Summer Market.
Protect-A-Bed Promotes Chris Taheny To Sales Manager, Midwest Region
In 2014, during his first full year, Taheny was named Protect-A-Bed’s Trainer of the year.
Richard Frinier Wins Platinum Adex Award
Awarded for his Seaside Collection of Sunbrella fabrics.
Nourison Introduces Space-themed Area Rugs
Galaxy-inspired area rugs feature 3D-like designs, shimmering silk-like fibers and bold colors.
Paula Deen Visits Greenville Retailer
Deen was in town promoting her new furniture collection with Universal Furniture and her most recent cookbook.
Serta Asks America To “Declare Peace” In New Ad Campaign
Nearly half of Americans claim they spend less than one hour per day feeling at peace and relaxed.
Jordan’s “Double Play Youth Donation Program” Donates Baseball And Softball Equipment.
Donated equipment delivered to Fenway Park for The Red Sox Foundation.
PureCare Wins HOW IN-HOUSE Design Awards For PureCare Kids’ Pillow Collection Packaging
The annual HOW award competition recognizes the very best creative work produced by in-house design teams around the country.
New Baltimore Ramp Will Provide Shippers With More Efficient Service And Needed Capacity In Mid-Atlantic Region
New lanes connect Baltimore directly to 10 U.S. ramps and two Mexico ramps.
Nationwide Signals A Ramp-Up In Support Efforts For Rent-To-Own Channel
Group targets new division leadership and increased RTO support.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #245: Take Your Own Medicine. Advice That Is.
When I do follow my own advice, the whole process is so much easier, virtually painless, and I kick myself for not doing it all the time …
Alan Siegel And Phyllis Harbinger To Present At 29th Annual ICFF
ICFF to host wide-ranging topics essential to interior designers each day of ICFF May 21-24, 2017.
A.R.T. Furniture Names 2016 Territory Sales Representative of the Year
John Scarsella III named as A.R.T. Furniture’s 2016 Territory Sales Representative of the Year.
Leon's Furniture Releases Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2017
Total system wide sales grew 5.0% to $573,988,000 in Q1-2017 compared to $546,483,000 in Q1-2016.
Wayfair Launches Visual Search
“Search with Photo,” is a new feature that utilizes artificial intelligence to find furnishings shoppers want for their homes.
Sleep Country Canada Reports Strong First Quarter Results
Revenue increased 15.8% on strong same store sales growth of 11.9%
Winners of the Interzum Award 2017 Have Been Named
244 Entries from 28 countries participated; 40 awarded “High Product Quality”, 12 awarded outstanding design achievements.
POLaRTDesigns To Debut New “FLOCKaRT” Collection
Collection debuts at at upcoming International Contemporary Furniture Fair In New York City.
How Online Reviews Can Either Make Or Break Your Business: An Infographic
The infographic shows how consumers read and use online review sites in numbers.
At Home Opens Two New Decor Superstore In Merrillville, Ind. and Clarksville Tenn.
The Merrillville home décor superstore is Indiana's 4th location and the Clarksville home décor superstore is Tennessee's 7th.
Rent-A-Center Awards $60,000 To 60 Students Across The U.S.
Out of the 250 applications, 20 recipients were coworker dependents, while the remaining 40 were either customers of Rent-a-Center or their children.
PROFITsystems Partners With Podium
PROFITsystems clients gain extra pricing perks with Podium to increase their store traffic through positive online reviews.
Mattress Firm Launches New “Technology To Power Off” Campaign
Also announces strategic partnership with Purple Bed.
“Furnishing the Future”: Planning for the Future of the Furniture Industry
Renegade Furniture Group's 3rd annual furniture industry networking event to take place on June 14, 2017.
TD Retail Card Services First To Implement Versatile Credit’s Web Credit Cascade
New service allows retailers to use their own web-enabled computers.
Overstock.com Names Allison Abraham as Chairwoman of Board of Directors
Company president Saum Noursalehi elected to the board.
Sustainable Furnishings Council Accepting Entries For 2017 #GetYourGreenOn Interior Design Competition
Entry deadline for submissions is Friday, June 23.
Cory Names First Woman Delivery Vendor of the Year
Ana Uruchima began her home delivery career in 2005 as an assistant delivery driver.
Sauder Boutique To Display Prototype Designs At ICFF
Prototypes will be on display at ICFF, May 21 to 24, in Sauder Boutique's booth 1457.
IFDA Educational Foundation To PresentDesignEDGE Summit
Day-long summit features eminent industry leaders to discuss the future of design.
Mary Wenner Joins Dallas Market Center As Executive Vice President Of Leasing
Neiman Marcus veteran to lead leasing across all divisions.
Nationwide Marketing Group Hosts Regional Division Conference
Members’ performance outpaces industry as group continues to enhance programs and services.
Bunakara Announces Opening Of New York Showroom For Interior Designers
The 2,400-square-foot space is located in New York City’s fashion district near the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Surya President Satya Tiwari Named Ey Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Finalist
The award honors outstanding business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
162-Year-Old Luxury Bedding Brand Signs New Retail Lease Across From D&D Building
Charles P. Rogers signed a 10-year lease for their second Manhattan showroom at 213 East 59th Street.
Kingsdown Reaches 83 Branded Stores In China
Bedding manufacturer is one of largest u.s. players in China.
Stearns & Foster Build Inspired Design with Jonathan Scott
Throughout the year, Scott will debut fresh new looks, seasonal tips and updates.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
We continue to expect 2017 to be a good year for the residential furniture business.
Genesis Software Systems Introduces New Text Messaging Application
The Genesis Messaging Service enables you to automatically send delivery reminders or send special order notifications.
Nourison Donates Product To Design On A Dime Vignettes For Elissa Grayer Interior Design And Francis Interiors
The benefit presented 60+ vignettes from top designers on April 26-29th at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
Gold Bond Expanding S-Series Collection
Expands with 12-inch profile mattress featuring two inches of avena foam.
Las Vegas Market Offers Robust Event, Seminar Schedule
Exclusive trend programming & industry networking on tap for Summer.
How Can Luxury Brands Win in a Hyper-Competitive Market?
With organic growth prospects slim in the luxury market this year, luxury brands’ primary strategy is focused on beating the competition.
Renovation Spending Is Up Among First-Time Home Buyers and Millennials, Houzz Survey Finds
2017 is on track to be another boom year for home renovation.
White Oak Global Advisors Rebrands Capital Business Credit As White Oak Commercial Finance
Newly branded organization to provide debt facilities ranging from $1 to 100 million to serve small- and middle-market companies.
Atlanta Area Sisters Finalists For Black Enterprise Award
Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward Woods, owners of Decorating Den Interiors, Stone Mountain, Ga., are finalists for the magazine’s Franchisee of the Year Award.
Interior Define To Open New Retail Location
2,600 Sqft retail location to open in SoHo on May 15th
Barbour Spangle Design Wins Four Excellence In Design Awards
Firm takes prizes for multiple categories.
Las Vegas Market’s First Look
Summer market display, seminar & printed guide illuminates four key themes.
Batson Named Associate Director Of The Polyurethane Foam Association
Will work with Robert Luedeka, executive director, on key industry issues.
New Fire-Feature Furniture Line To Debut At Canadian Furniture Show
For the CFS, Jo Alcorn, of HGTV’s Home to Win, has styled five new units to serve as inspiration for retailers who want to replicate the look in a showroom.
Tempur Sealy Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
Total net sales increased 0.7%, with an increase of 0.1% in the North America business segment and an increase of 3.2% in the International business segment.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Names Norm Veit as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Veit will have responsibility for IT strategy and operations.
La-Z-Boy Recognizes Southeast Dealer With Top Honors At High Point Furniture Market
Tipperary sales, inc. honored for excellence in design assistance and sales.
Kimball International, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results
GAAP net income increases 162% (non-gaap increases 63%) on sales increase of 2%.
Havertys Reports Earnings for First Quarter 2017
Net sales increased 3.0% to $200.4 million. Comparable store sales were up 1.6%.
The 9th Annual Art Van Charity Challenge Ends With $1.1 Million Raised Among 131 Midwest Charities
The Well of Mercy from Chicago wins the $100,000 grand prize
Leggett & Platt Reports $.62 EPS On 2% Sales Growth
Reported first quarter sales of $960 million, an increase of 2% versus first quarter 2016.
Weekly Retail Media Note #161: How Shoppers Think About Brick & Mortar
As retailers try to figure out how to optimize their brick-and-mortar assets, a new study adds further evidence of shoppers' conflicting emotions about the entire experience of in-store shopping.
Safavieh Home Furnishings Returns To Manhasset’s Miracle Mile
12,500 sq. foot showroom is set to open May 15, 2017 on the Miracle Mile in Manhasset, Long Island.
Due Process Stable Trading Company Names Steve Codella as VP Of Sales
Steve brings 30 plus years of rug industry experience to Due Process having held previous positions with Karastan and Couristan.
AHFA's Furniture Foundation Awards 2017 Grants
Funded programs will benefit upholsterers, rising furniture designers and manufacturing management.
Dallas Market Center Debuting Market 360
Multimedia, interactive market experience to be available at the June Total Home & Gift Market and Lightovation.
National Survey Shows Instant Financing Will Drive Business to Online Retailers
Three quarters of consumers indicate preference for online merchants offering instant financing.
Blue Bell Mattress Co. Launches New Natura World Website
Website to be comprehensive resouce for dealers & consumers.
2016 Homearama Showhouses Earn Gorman’s Six Design Awards
Gorman's was recognized for its work on two of the homes showcased at Homearama 2016.
Gourmet Growth Continues At Las Vegas Market
Record-breaking 400+ Gourmet Exhibitors Confirmed For Summer Market.
The Psychology of Colors Infographic: Increasing Website Conversions With Color Psychology Applications
How can color boost your furniture sales?
How Unilever’s Mass-Market Suave Brand Proves Luxury Is A Mindset
Suave, Unilever’s mass-market shampoo brand, “fooled a bunch of beauty influencers into thinking it was luxury haircare.”
Furniture Manufacturer Najarian Furniture Acquires New Property In High Point
Acquires lot at 113 West Green Drive in High Point Market’s popular Commerce to Green Street quadrant.
New Customatic Program Looks To Build Awareness For A Variety Of Charitable Causes
Seena Magowitz highlighted first in “Reach Out & Adjust Someone’s Life" Campaign.
Protect-A-Bed Partners with AAFA for National Allergy Campaign
Sleep accessory leader raises bedroom allergy awareness.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #244: There’s No Place Like Home. Button That Is.
For the past several years, web designers have been retiring the “home” button in favor of having folks click on the logo. I don’t like it. Here’s why …
American Society Of Furniture Designers Presents “An Evening With Libby Langdon”
Second-annual design event coincides with Celebrate The Old North State Week.
STORIS 9.8 Release Enhances Mobility and eCommerce Capabilities
Revision 9.8. comes just 6 month after STORIS’ last release and is the first release to follow their agile development model.
AmericasMart Presents Top Market Programming Of Summer 2017
Sarah Jessica Parker joins as Headliner.
The Comras Company and Prime Sites Secure Flagship City Furniture Showroom
City Furniture, South Florida’s leading furniture retailer, will open a new location at 3635 NE 1st Avenue, their seventeenth Florida location.
CORT Names Richard Highberger Business Development Executive Of Higher Education
Sales veteran brings 17 years of experience to furniture rental company.
Reverie Names Sales Lead Diane Abell To Oversee International Growth Strategy
In her new role with the company, Abell will lead the company’s international growth strategy.
Leggett & Platt Highlighting Micro Coil’s Tiny Selling Stories
31 videos show NanoCoil is the small spring with big potential.
IMAB America Taps Ward O’Quinn To Head Up Key Accounts
He will serve in a sales and product advisory role focusing on key accounts.
Therapedic And Copper River Home To Release New Seating Line
Licensed line of massage chairs, recliners, lifts and more to be available at the end of May.
E.S. Kluft Opens First Retail Location In Japan
LACSS advisors to offer Kluft premium bedding to growing base of Japanese luxury consumers.
Consumer Sleep Survey Shows Electronics & Exercise Have the Greatest Impact on Sleep Quality
Findings from Restonic's 2017 consumer Sleep Survey shows that use of electronics and lack of exercise meaningfully impact the ability to get a good night’s sleep.
CIFF And Adsale Exhibition To JointlyOrganize the China (Shanghai) International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair
The International Exhibition on Woodworking Manufacturing Equipment, one of the flagship exhibitions of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, will be relocated to the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai.
Jordan's Furniture Honors Graduates In Foster Care At Reading Ma Store
Over 225 youth earn diplomas and are honored at the 2017 Youth Achievement Celebration 15th year of partnership.
Tip #7 From The Furniture Training Company: Follow-Up To Objections Tip
Following up with customers is an easy and important practice that will yield wonderful results.
Sears Hometown Store in Rutland Simplifies Appliance Shopping Experience with Store Refresh
Sears Hometown Stores Dealerships allow home furnishings retailers to successfully expand into appliances with store-within-a store format.
HFA Announces 2017 Retailer of the Year Winners
Awards celebrate retailers who exhibit exceptional examples of philanthropy, technology, customer experience, mentoring, sustainability and store design/merchandising.
The RoomPlace Launches '$1 Million Community Care Pledge' to Give Back
Furniture retailer celebrates resurgence following warehouse fire with major donation initiative to the Chicagoland and greater Indianapolis community.
HFG Announces Plans for Second National Market in September 2017
The new show featuring USA-Made furniture will complement their already established Spring Ohio Hardwood Furniture Market, which occurs every March or April.
WithIt Announces Eleanor Beaton as Keynote Speaker for Its 2017 Professional Women’s Conference
Women’s Leadership Development Network (WithIt) to host its annual Conference in Charleston, S.C. Eleanor Beaton is an award-winning speaker and internationally recognized expert in female leadership.
Retailers Ask Congress to Protect Swipe Fee Reform That Has Saved Consumers Billions
The savings has been particularly important to small retailers, who say the fees are among their highest expenses.
Classy Art Sets the Art World On Fire
Second market kickoff party duly named Fire to Inspire.
Las Vegas Market Partners With 5 Industry Groups
Has extended its affiliation with the ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association), Las Vegas Spa Association (LVSA), PLATIN-Latin American Alliance Sierra Pacific Crafts (SPC) and The Munce Group – for the Summer 2017.
Tip #6 From The Furniture Training Company: This Re-approach is Easy
When the customer exhibits interest in a piece of furniture you should simply share the benefits of the piece of furniture and ask a supporting, open-ended question.
Knoll Reports Lower Lower First Quarter Sales
Operating profit for the quarter decreased to $23.0 million, or 27.7%, compared to operating profit of $31.8 million for the first quarter of 2016.
All American Furniture Expo Preparing For Biggest Show
Expo to take place August 2nd & 3rd, 2017 in the new venue, The Utz Arena at the York Expo Center.
Expanded Technologies Introduces New Clear Sleeve™ Sliders
Fits over table and chair legs to prevent carpet damage .
Oklahoma Retailer Frank Bruno Jr. Passes
Mr. Bruno was the owner of Bruno's Home Furnishings in Oklahoma City.
Fine Furniture Design Extends Licensing Agreement With Biltmore
New desgins to be unveiled at April 2017 High Point market.
Pleasant Mattress Donates Mattresses For Four-Home Habitat For Humanity Build
The company donated 10 new mattresses to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) to provide each person in the homes with new, healthy sleep surfaces.
Steinreich Communications Group Promotes Sheila Long O’mara To VP
Sheila Long O’Mara has been promoted to vice president and day-to-day leader of the firm’s home furnishings industry and trade group.
Sunnyland Patio Furniture Hosts Charity Fundraising Event
A percentage of the evening sales will be donated to Carry the Load and a silent auction held for Highway for Health.
WithIt 2017 WOW Awards Honored Industry Leaders
WithIt’s WOW Awards is the only industry-wide program dedicated to the specific accomplishments of women and the companies that support women in home and furnishings industries.
Marybeth Feeney, STORIS’ Director of Application Development, Recognized at WithIt WOW Awards
The final nominees for the Mentoring Award represent executives who have fostered advocacy, development and promotion of women in their company.
PROFITsystems Launches Sales Performance Group For Home Furnishings Retailers
Industry experts will work with sales leaders and managers to increase store sales volume and gross margins.
Registration Opens For Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market
With a record 4,000+ lines, the Market will feature its largest ever number of resources, with greater breadth and depth and exclusive collections across all categories.
One Kings Lane Launches First Bricks-And-Mortar Retail Store
Seasonaly open store in Landmark Hamptons location will carry exclusive furnishings and the one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.
Nate Berkus to Open Keynote Series At AmericasMart
AmericasMart® LIVE premieres July 11, 2017 in Atlanta with a cast of globally celebrated thought leaders.
IFTLC Announces 57th Annual Conference
International Furniture and Transportation Logistics Council event will feature Nick Hobbs, EVP JB Hunt and Keith Koenig, President of City Furniture.
Salone del Mobile.Milano Post-Show Report