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Samuelson Furniture’s President Lawrence Chalfin Named NEWH’s 2021 Icon of Industry
The award recognizes Chalfin’s 47 years of compassionate leadership, philanthropy, and product innovation.
Siskin Enterprises Expands Its Warranty Solutions with the Launch of PermaPlate Furniture
PermaPlate Furniture will be providing white-label protection plans for furniture retailers.
Andrew Koenig Promoted to President of CITY Furniture
Andrew Koenig, who studied kaizen management methods in Japan, has led CITY Furniture’s high-growth, continuous improvement process, boosting the firm’s productivity throughout the past decade.
MLILY USA Donates Pillows to Local First Responders
The mattress manufacturers surprised workers at a Knoxville, Tennessee 911 call center with gifts of more than 100 pillows to say thank you for working tirelessly behind the scenes for the community.
Recap: 48th CIFF Shanghai Online
The first online edition of CIFF ended successfully on 14th December with support from the 548 exhibitors who gathered online, attracting 775,043 visitors.
Dallas Market Center Announces Lighting Board of Governors New Chair and Members
Leadership team to advise regarding Lightovation and its exhibitors.
Southerland to Continue “Southerland Connects” Program After Success Hosting Customer Events
The Southerland Connects program was developed last year as an alternative to large scale shows as the home furnishings industry continued to adjust from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Great Resignation
For years retailers have been focused on elevating their value proposition to the customer, but retailers also need to devote as much time, attention and resources to enhancing the value proposition for their employees.
Bellini Modern Living Returns to Las Vegas Market with New Showroom in Building B
After a 7 year hiatus, the wholesaler and distributor of modern Italian furniture has leased a permanent showroom located at the World Market Center in building B, Suite 670.
Indiana Furniture Names Kleiser as New Contracts & Sales Support Manager
In this newly created position, Kleiser will oversee the management of federal, state, and local contracts, strategic accounts, and support teams, including Design Services, Customs, and Quotes, to ensure ongoing customer satisfaction.
OneRepublic to Headline Winter Las Vegas Market Kick-Off Celebration
The JuniperMarket-sponsored edition of its Market Kick-Off Celebration will include an exclusive, free concert by American pop rock band, OneRepublic on Sunday, January 23, 2022.
Furniture Designer John Black Passes Away at 71
The famed furniture designer, creator of J Black Design, designed iconic furniture collections for top national brands.
Ethan Allen Announces Strengthening of Leadership Structure
Corey Whitely was promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations, Amy Franks was promoted to Executive Vice President, Retail Network & Business Development and Matthew McNulty was promoted to Senior Vice President, Treasurer and CFO.
Three Spots Left in David McMahon's Sales Manager Performance Group
Join the "Rainmakers" Sales Manager Performance Group with David McMahon, February 1-3, 2022, and expose your sales manger to other sales managers in the industry.
Winter 2022 Home Updates Increase Resources in Las Vegas
Growth expands resources for Las Vegas Market and the Las Vegas Design Center.
Ashley’s Hope to Dream Program Rings in 11th Anniversary with Over 125,000 Beds Donated
During a year with endless supply chain disruptions, Hope to Dream was successful in donating more than 15,800 beds to children.
After Breaking $1 Billion in Sales Third Quarter, RH’s Gary Friedman Says ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet'
The company formerly known as Restoration Hardware just announced revenues across its “ecosystem of products, places, services and spaces” rose 19% in third quarter 2021, exceeding $1 billion in sales.
IMC's Dorothy Belshaw Receives 2021 TSNN Outstanding Show Pro Award
Belshaw, accepted the 2021 Outstanding Show Pro Award Dec. 2 at the annual Trade Show News Network (TSNN) gala event for leading creation of IMC’s Together Safely COVID protocols.
J.B. Hunt Awards Nearly $10 M in Appreciation Bonuses to Frontline Employees
J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. provided nearly $10 million in appreciation bonuses to company drivers, maintenance technicians and full-time hourly employees.
Small Massachusetts Town Wins National Main Street Title
Downtown Hudson, “America’s Main Streets” winner, to use $25K cash prize to fund culture and the arts.
Kingsdown to Launch Re-Engineered Sleep Smart® Mattress at Las Vegas Market
Sleep Smart® features three reinforced air chamber support zones on each side allowing for individualized comfort preferences.
MA Furniture Designer & Manufacturer Wins Fine Furnishings Show “Best in Show Award” for Innovation
Stewart Junge, owner of fiVO, was awarded with Best in Show for Furniture Innovation noting his design as “fun, fresh, and very livable.”
Special Events and Seminars Announced for Dallas Total Home & Gift Market
Highlights include trend reviews, giveaways, new product debuts, and insightful sessions from business leaders.
Hooker Furnishings Promotes Sheila Mullins to HMI Group Controller
In her new position, Mullins will be responsible for managing and directing financial planning and budget management for the company as well as providing support to all HMI Group presidents.
Windward Announces Dave Ervin and Shaun Loewen Join Independent Rep Sales Team
Dave Ervin and Shaun Loewen have joined Windward’s sales team representing its American-Made furnishings for outdoor living.
Darvin Furniture Opens Registration for Annual $150,000 Furniture Giveaway
Registration open now through until Jan. 2 at their Orland Park Showroom.
Bienenstock Furniture Library Adds Patti Carpenter to Board of Directors
New York based trends expert tapped to support design student initiative.
Jim Cherry, Senior Vice President of Sales, Retiring from Legends Furniture
He will be attending the Las Vegas winter market in January to say farewell to the many friends he has made in the industry over the years. (Editor's Note - the farewell has been postponed due to the rising COVID numbers).
Hooker Furnishings Promotes Parrish and Angle
The home furnishings resource promoted Alexandra Parrish to Vice President of e-commerce (HMI Group) and Matt Angle to Vice President of e-commerce (Hooker Legacy Brands) and Digital Marketing.
JuniperCredit to Launch with JuniperMarket in January 2022
JuniperCredit will offer qualified buyers a baseline credit line of up to $250,000 per company for JuniperMarket purchases.
Cilek Launches Montessori Furniture Collection
The new collection promotes children’s independence with more choice & easier access.
MLILY Employees Spend Part of Corporate Holiday Party Preparing Gift Stockings for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
Delivery of colorful stockings set for the week of Christmas.
Latexco Tops Latex Cooling Performance with Newest Innovation, LatexCool™
LatexCool™ incorporate phase change material and latex with two applications, as a surface coating and infused into the foam itself, resulting in 30% better cooling performance.
Spring Air Licensee Converts to All Spring Air
Pennsylvania Bedding will exclusively sell Spring Air product.
Las Vegas Market Leads in Winter Market Education with 30+ Sessions
Las Vegas Market presents a comprehensive schedule of more than 30 engaging webinars, seminars and events for its Winter 2022 staging – January 23-27, 2022 at World Market Center Las Vegas
Nine out of 10 Americans Are Already Buying Resale Items
New FloorFound consumer research finds buyers expect brands to provide professional customer service for resale and seek innovative solutions to support sustainability goals.
High Point Market Authority Refreshes Biannual Style Report, Releases New Issue
Comprised of 16 Style Stories, this report is a compilation of some of the unique and intriguing product insights found at the recent Fall High Point Market.
BEDGEAR®’s Online PillowID® Finder and In-Store Pillow and Mattress Fitting Process Cut Down on Returns, Boosts Customer Satisfaction
The performance brand reports a one percent return rate for pillows and mattresses because of its digital self-service and sales-associated-assisted options to get the “consumer fit right the first time.”
PureCare Adds Two Industry Experts to Product Development Team
Kelly Cosgrove takes the role of Vice President of Product Development; Jeff Fine joins PureCare as Director of Product Development.
Diamond Texas Plant Ramps Up, Boosts Production
Omnichannel sleep brand increases capacity 50% with more growth coming in Q1.
Gerber Technology Hosts Hybrid ideation Conference; First Conference as a Lectra Company
1,700 professionals met to discuss how industry 4.0 technology is shaping the future of the industry.
Feizy Donates $25,000 to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
FMSC is a nonprofit that delivers healthy meals to starving children in 70 countries around the world.
IMC Establishes Coast-to-Coast Fixed-Wire Lighting Destinations for Designers
Rapid expansion in fixed-wire lighting resources at International Market Centers’ (IMC) World Market Center Las Vegas and 17 High Point properties has created new East Coast and West Coast exploration destinations for the design trade.
Supply Chain Shortages & Freight Consolidation Solutions
It’s no secret that this shortage is due to a number of factors, but the problem remains the same: long supply chains, high costs, and a shortage of goods available.
Retail Sales Specialist Celebrates 107-Year Anniversary
Joseph (JP) Lynch founded the company after making a sales deal with Sears Roebuck and Company in 1914.
Magniflex Expands Sustainable Product Lineup with Updated Dolce Vita Collection
New line to feature ocean sourced ‘Seaqual® Yarn’.
Wells Fargo, FurnitureDealer.Net, and Versatile Credit Announce Partnership
The new partnership provides Furniture Marketing Group (FMG) dealers with robust tools for offering shoppers omnichannel consumer financing.
NFM to Open New 500,000 Square Foot Showroom in Cedar Park, Texas
NFM, previously known as Nebraska Furniture Mart, will be the anchor of a 117-acre project that includes a hotel and convention center complex as well as retail shops and a 700,000 square foot warehouse for NMF.
imm cologne 2022 Postponed to 2023
Koelnmesse is still planning to carry out spring events in 2022.
Atlanta Market Temporary Exhibits Accelerate Growth Trajectory in Winter 2022
Presenting some 3,000+ gift and home décor lines by 1,000+ exhibitors across 10 exhibition halls from January 12 – 16, 2022 at AmericasMart Atlanta.
Spring Air International Diversifies Vendor Partners to Source Spring Units
The move will enable the company to ship product faster to its retail partners and help reduce dependence on domestic raw materials.
CITY Furniture Announces the Grand Opening of their 20th Showroom in Hollywood, FL
The Florida-based furniture chain will open their 20th location, marking their 10th store within the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market, on Friday, December 10th, 2021.
Install of Aperture Platform Delivers a Simplified, On-Demand Photography Solution for Hoot Judkins
Outward, Inc., has recently completed its first Aperture Platform installation at Hoot Judkins Furniture, the Bay Area's largest wood furniture store.
Eclipse International Parent Bedding Industries of America Rebrands to Reflect Diversity of Product Portfolio
The company’s six brands will continue to be supported with distinct marketing programs and materials, but everything will come under the umbrella of BIA.
MLILY Launches New Website with Enhanced User Experience & More Sleep Resources
The new website has an enhanced user experience that includes an easy-to-navigate interface, quicker access to detailed product facts and more robust sleep-related information.
Wayfair to Launch Brick & Mortar Experiences for AllModern and Joss & Main Brands
Stores will open in 2022 with three locations in Massachusetts, bringing Wayfair’s specialty retail brands to consumers in engaging new formats.
Popular High Point Market Tour Broadens Beyond Bloggers, Opens Submission Form
Newly rebranded as the Design Influencers Tour, submissions are now being accepted from design-focused influencers focusing on a variety of digital content channels.
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Calls for Nominations Through February 1
New inductees will be honored at the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration on Oct. 23 during the Fall High Point Market.
STORIS Introduces Ability to Automatically Trigger Email & Text Notifications Based on Data
Events in STORIS that can now trigger notifications include when a Sales Order is entered or deleted and when a fulfillment on an order is fully reserved, scheduled, or completed.
The Shopper Decision Journey to Take Center Stage at Nationwide Marketing Group’s Winter PrimeTime
Registration is now open for the biannual event, which will be held February 5-8, 2022, in Phoenix.
Malouf Introduces University Bed™ Line
University Bed™ is a line of mattresses and mattress covers which are easy-to-clean and feature wipeable and antimicrobial technology.
Vanguard Furniture’s Solar Panel Installation Saves the Equivalent of 469 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions
This impact is equivalent to saving over 1,000 barrels of oil, removing air pollution produced by over 1.2 million miles of driving, or the pollutants removed by planting 586 acres of trees annually, or powering 57 homes for a full year.
Texworld New York City and Apparel Sourcing New York City return in-person January 25 – 27, 2022
Winter 2022 edition unveils new trends, color palettes and material innovations during one day only trend presentation.
Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Returns in March 2022
The 2022 Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is set to return to the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from 9 – 11 March 2022.
Hooker Furnishings to Make Debut at Las Vegas Furniture Market
New permanent 8,500-square-foot showroom is designed to engage west coast interior design community.
IKEA Launches Investigation Into Reply-Chain Email-Based Cyber Attack
The cyber attack attempted to install malicious trojans on employees' computers by hijacking email conversations and sending phishing links that appeared to come from their trusted coworkers.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #320: Capitalize Your Website’s Menu Items
Capitalized letters in menu items stand out and are more readable.
Hooker Furnishings Opens Largest Facility in Company History
The new 800,000-square-foot warehouse will enable the company to reduce its delivery times to any customer in the continental U.S. serviced out of the Savannah port.
Thinking Ahead Can Help Retailers Cope with Today’s ‘Permitting Nightmare,’ Advises A&G Executive
Widespread delays in store buildouts caused in part by backlogs at municipalities are a manageable challenge, says A&G Principal Jon Graub.
Pleasant Mattress Implements Lean Manufacturing
The implementation results in 30% capacity increase, shipping 95% orders in less than one week.
Bellini Modern Living Targets Expansion Into Hospitality Segment with Its Italian Garden Collection
The pandemic highlighted consumer interest in outdoor dining and seating, creating new opportunity for company.
Windward Announces Additions to Its Executive Team
The casual furnishings manufacturer expands its corporate executive team with the addition of Chad Desmett as Operations Manager, Lisa Cobert as Human Resources Manager and Steve Waszazak as Information Technology Manager.
Going the Last Mile: The Best Delivery Solutions for Furniture's E-Commerce Boom
A popular last-mile delivery solution is crowdsourced delivery, which uses an on-demand network of privately owned vehicles for same-day, scheduled and urgent delivery — anything from a throw pillow to a whole couch.
IMC Completes Atlanta NEXT Home Décor Transformation in Winter 2022
An additional 60,000+ square feet of new, expanded, relocated and renewing showrooms are confirmed in the lead up to the Winter 2022 Atlanta Market, January 11-18, 2022.
ART Announces 2022 Conference Location
The creative home furnishings network will hold their annual conference on May 12-15, 2022 at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, TX.
Amazon’s Hold on Millennials Is Steadfast, But Competitors Can Break Its Clutches
Maybe a brand can’t match Amazon’s price, but a little bit – or a lot – of customer obsession would help a brand put more points on the board, as will aiming marketing through the channels they pay the most attention to.
Spring Air Unveils New Chattam & Wells Line on Brand’s 25th Anniversary
The enhancements to the Chattam & Wells line were designed to appeal to today’s luxury consumer with elements like a neutral color palette and a pattern that creates visual texture.
Malouf Foundation™ Highlights OnWatch™ Training for Giving Tuesday
OnWatch™ is a survivor-led, one-hour training designed to empower individuals to recognize and report sex trafficking.
Corsicana Appoints Mattress Industry Veteran as Senior Product Manager
The bedding producer appoints 23-year industry veteran, Geri Frank, to the position of Senior Product Manager.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
"As we talk with folks, it seems that business seems to slow a bit but then when we look at the numbers, it seems that business continues to be pretty good overall. "
H Dawson Introduces GOTS-certified Traceable British Wool Program to North American Home Market
Offering a natural, renewable alternative to synthetic fiber fills for a better night’s sleep.
48th CIFF Shanghai 2021 Moves Online
The 48th China International Furniture Fair moves online due to recurrent COVID-19 epidemic.
Ultrafabrics Launch New Indoor/Outdoor Performance Fabric, Coast
Coast is water-resistant to environments where both chlorinated and salt water are a danger to furniture, featuring enhanced UV resistance and colorfastness to sunlight, and remains cool to the touch even on hot summer days.
imm cologne Set to Take Place This January
Six-hundred exhibitors plan to show at imm cologne from January 17-23 as Koelnmesse implements sophisticated hygiene and safety concepts for the trade fair.
Juniper Names New Country Manager for Canada
Industry Veteran Ray Shikatani Steps In as Ross Amyot Retires.
Best Buy Acquires Outdoor Furniture e-Tailer, Yardbird
The big-box retailer expands its outdoor living selection with the acquisition of Yardbird, a direct-to-consumer company that specializes in premium outdoor furniture
Ashley Furniture Donates $144,000 to Local Robotics Education for K-12 Students
Funds were awarded to schools based on their overall strategy for incorporating robotics into K-12 classroom curriculum or extra-curricular competition programs.
Nicoletti Home and Calia Italia Now FSC Certified
FSC, or Forest Stewardship Council certified, confirms that the forests used to supply the wood for the upholstery makers frames are managed in a way that preserves their biological diversity, and benefits the lives of local people and workers.
Restonic Announces a New Exclusive Partnership, an Automated Retail Social Posting Tool
The partnership with SnapRetail allows Restonic retailers to publish branded, lifestyle content that’s automatically scheduled on their social channels – without touching a thing.
Las Vegas Market Temporary Exhibits Expand Again in January 2022
Las Vegas Market’s temporary exhibits – housed in the all-new Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas – are tracking to grow by more than 30 percent to showcase nearly 400 lines in seven gift and home decor destinations for the upcoming 2022 Winter Market.
The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Will Participate on GivingTuesday on November 30
Their GivingTuesday theme: ‘Building a Home for Our Industry’ emphasizes our collaborative spirit and how much we can do together if each of us does our part.
Franchise Group, Inc. Acquires W.S. Badcock Corporation
The regional furniture, mattress, appliance retailer is expected to present significant synergy opportunity with existing home furnishing brands.
Seasoned Entrepreneur LuAnn Nigara Inspires Excellence as Keynote Speaker at ICFA Educational Conference
ICFA’s 2022 Educational Conference is scheduled at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort on February 14-17 and features a roster of experts to address the current business environment and ways to be most successful in the outdoor furniture industry.
Darseys Furniture Celebrates 135th Anniversary
Celebrations are underway for Darseys Furniture’s 135 Anniversary, marking it as one of the oldest continually operated businesses in Texas.
J.B. Hunt Launches New Transload Service Supporting the New York/New Jersey International Gateway
The supply chain solutions provider announced the launch of a new transload service to assist shippers in the New York metro area experiencing nationwide congestion.
Hooker Furnishings Names Ken Donham to Lead International Operations
In his new role, the 20-year industry veteran will be responsible for leading sourcing initiatives, Asian shared services, supporting country managers and global supply chain initiatives.
Ashley Furniture Industries Selects Engage3 to Measure and Enhance Their Price Image
The platform will provide Ashley with actionable insights to optimize both price and assortment on a dynamic basis via a combination of AI, omnichannel competitive data, and analytics.
Walker Edison Promotes Sharat Alankar to Chief Growth Officer
Sharat joined Walker Edison in 2020 as Vice President of Strategy & Analytics.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Donates $310,000 to Hunger-Relief Organizations
Retailer celebrates the holiday season by gifting $2,000 each to 155 food pantries.
Furniture First Board of Directors Meet, Symposium Sponsorships Sell Out
Table sponsors sold out within 45 minutes of the registration site activation, and booth sponsors sold out a short time later, with all slots gone within 80 minutes.
High Point X Design to Host Art Mixer at Famed Furniture Library, Dec. 2, 5-7 P.M.
Celebrating ‘The Eye and the Hand,” works by two artist-designers.
Roger Bland Elected Chair of AHFA Board
The President and CEO of Southern Motion is elected Chair of the AHFA Board of Directors for 2022.
Precision Textiles to Open New Factory in Phoenix
The 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona will serve their customers throughout the Western U.S.
Naturepedic Receives Sustainable Furnishings Council's Green Ribbon Award
The certified organic mattress manufacturer wins the 2021 Green Ribbon Award for its Classic Organic Baby Crib Mattress.
J.B. Hunt Earns Top 10 2022 Military Friendly® Employer Distinction
This is the 15th consecutive year J.B. Hunt has been included in the ranking.
Ashley HomeStore Receives 2021 Beacon Award from Riverside County
The Riverside County Coalition for Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV), a private, nonprofit organization serving all of western Riverside County, California, recently awarded Ashley HomeStore the 2021 Beacon Award.
PMP Sales Announces Rebrand
The 35-year old promotion company has updated their business model in order to align with today’s economic environment.
Pantone Releases Latest Version of Digital Color Platform, Pantone Connect
The new release integrates live collaboration tools and flexibility for the new hybrid work environment.
R.E.S.T. Grows Sales and Service Teams
Adjustable base and sourcing company adds associates with diverse industry experience.
Victorian or Bohemian? The Most Popular Interior Decor for Each Room in The House
By analyzing the number of pins on Pinterest, Uswitch.com/mortgages uncovered which interior design trend is the most popular for each room of the house.
Corsicana Partners with Retail Service Systems (RSS) on The 2021 Rugged Road Trip
Over the last two years, Corsicana has participated in the event by donating Sleep2Win® merchandise to promote its private label business.
Juniper’s New Chief Revenue Officer to Focus on Customer Collaboration and Growth
Justin Jackson, a specialist in driving growth through sales leadership and customer collaboration, will oversee Juniper’s Sales and Customer Success teams.
Pleasant Mattress Achieves Sleep Product Sustainability Program Certification
The company has received the Sleep Products Sustainability Program (SP2) certification from the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), becoming the first U.S.-based manufacturer to achieve this distinction.
Podium Raises $201M in Series D Funding to Accelerate the Digital Evolution for Local Businesses
Additional funding to be invested towards future growth and innovation to support local businesses.
Nation’s Largest Gift Collection Prepares for Winter 2022 Atlanta Market with Expanded Resources
Atlanta Market kicks off the gift wholesale and retail year with 40 showroom updates among its 700+ gift showrooms presented on 19 floors at the Winter 2022 edition, January 11-18, 2022.
Austin American-Statesman Names Four Hands Winner of The Greater Austin Top Workplaces 2021 Award
The global designer and wholesaler of lifestyle home furnishings has been awarded one of Austin American-Statesman’s 2021 Austin’s Top Workplaces after employee feedback was gathered through a third-party survey.
Cilek Expands Juvenile Car Bed Collection with New Electric Vehicle (EV) Beds & Accompanying Furniture
The collection, featuring the GT-E Electric Car Bed, an EV Charging Dresser and a matching study desk with windshield and car dashboard, takes inspiration from real-life electric vehicles.
Hooker Furnishings Names Two Industry Veterans to Executive Roles with HMI Group & Accentrics Home
Minoo Hinman named new Director of Showroom Design for HMI Group; Allison Eremita replaces Jordan Noe as Vice President of Product Development and Merchandising for Accentrics Home.
Independent We Stand Announces Quarterfinalists in National America’s Main Streets Contest
Final round of online voting opens to determine winner of $25K cash prize, public invited to participate.
Ante4Autism Presents Checks to 5 Autism Charities
The 14th annual event is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 2022 to coincide with Summer Las Vegas Market.
Harrison Spinks Teams up With Building Materials Provider to Create More Sustainable Homes
The luxury bedmaker and building materials provider, Adaptavate, have announced a strategic partnership centered around hemp.
Ashley Furniture Earns 2022 Military Friendly® Employer Designation
Ashley has been designated as a 2022 bronze-level Military Friendly® Employer by VIQTORY, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business that connects military veterans with education and career opportunities in civilian life.
Diamond Mattress Earns Patent for Coolstream® Ventilated Comfort Layers
Newly patented innovation works with coil unit to maximize air flow.
IKEA U.S. to Raise Starting Wages to $16, Offer Enhanced Benefits to Co-Workers
A majority of U.S. co-workers to also receive a performance bonus, as a result of transformation progress and strong FY21 sales.
Naturepedic Provides Crib Safety Tips for November's Child Safety and Protection Month
The sustainable mattress manufacturer educates on how to create a safer, healthier crib environment for babies.
Windward Announces Addition of John Pinion and Justin Welsh to Sales Team
Bringing decades of furniture sales experience, John Pinion and Justin Welsh have joined Windward’s sales team representing its American-Made furnishings for outdoor living.
Southerland Unveils New Showroom in Nashville Facility
The new 10,000-square-foot showroom is more than triple the size of Southerland’s other showrooms located at five of its six production and distribution facilities across the U.S.
Fairfield Announces Launch of New Website
Fairfield’s new website will operate quickly and efficiently featuring a visual configurator tool for consumers to build custom orders virtually.
Threekit Raises $35m to Fuel Growth of 3D Visual Commerce Platform
Threekit's 3D and AR product experiences have generated over $1 billion in sales for customers in 2021, resulting in 3x ARR growth for the software company.
Deloitte Awards Ashley Furniture Distinguished Performer in Sustainability
Ashley also ranked No. 7 on Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75™, a ranking of the 75 largest private companies in Wisconsin.
Market Authority and Esteem Media Renew Design Influencers Conference Brand Track Partnership
The 2022 event will take place in person March 6-8 in Atlanta after a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2021.
Gift for Life Welcomes Two New Board Members
The Two New Board Members are Emalee Hoffman of Studio Oh! & Meg Estevez of Emerald Expositions/NY NOW.
Greenington to Show at ICFF
The commercial & residential sustainable bamboo furnishings manufacturer Greenington will show at the ICFF on November 14-15.
STORIS & Versatile Credit Team up To Provide Retailers Best-In-Class Business Technologies
The pair announced the integration of Versatile’s powerful and adaptable financing technology to STORIS’ ERP.
Las Vegas Market Identifies Three FIRST LOOK Trends for Winter 2022
The three Winter 2022 FIRST LOOK Trends are: Forest, Preserve; Now Screening; and Together.
Hooker Furniture Wins 2021 SFC Green Ribbon Award at October High Point Market
Constructed with Iron and Mango Wood, the table was one of 26 products to earn the prestigious award this year.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #319: The Incessant Drumbeat of Branding
It’s good to have a professional, consistent look with your marketing, but you don’t have to overthink your branding.
BDI Adds New 3D/AR Capabilities to Its Website
New functions enhance the user experience and show BDI's furniture in consumers’ homes.
Nice Link Launches Eco-Friendly Collection at Showtime
Nice-N-Eco uses recycled plastic bottles, introducing a sustainable line
to the company’s four new collections.
Walker Edison Announces Markus Leunig as New CFO
Their previous CFO, Boyd Kezerian, will support the Finance organization’s transition and then move into a new executive role as Chief Transformation Officer
Legends Celebrates Their Employees and Gives to Cancer Charity in October
Legends had their 2nd annual Cancer Walk, celebrated the retirement of a long time employee, threw a cornhole tournament and their annual pumpkin carving and costume contest.
Sustainable Furnishings Council Now Hiring New Executive Director for 2022
SFC's current Executive Director, Susan Inglis, will soon move into the role of Educator in Chief and Resident Expert; The Board is currently seeking an Executive Director to start at the beginning of the new year.
Homemakers Furniture Donates $20,000 to Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Urbandale based furniture store pledged a portion of every sale made from October 14th to November 3rd to this cause.
EQ3 Opens Canadian Flagship Location in Its Hometown of Winnipeg
The new CF Polo Park store, the brand’s largest showroom and reimagined retail experience, incorporates a café from renowned local chef and introduces a new collection, Palli Home + Company.
King Koil Launches “Smart Life” in 23 Mathis Brothers Stores
SmartLife has been steadily building it retail presence since its launch at the January 2020 Las Vegas Market.
LVDC November Events Include Education & Immediate Delivery Buying Event
“First Friday” continues November 5; Fall Sample Sale runs November 10-12.
STORIS Revamps Protection Plans in Latest Release
Announces integrations to Guardsman & Montage in new Release 10.6.
IKEA U.S. To Open Two New Planning Studios in Los Angeles, California
IKEA U.S. continues its transformation journey to become more accessible by opening new store formats in city centers.
Richard R. Bennington Releases His Latest Book, High Point University and The Furniture Industry
The book delves into the history and partnership between HPU and the furniture industry, and the impact that real-world exposure has had on the students and the industry.
Nominations Now Open for HFA Retailer of The Year Awards
The Home Furnishings Association is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Retailer of the Year, Trailblazer, Emerging Star, and Partner of the Year awards.
Serta Simmons Bedding Names Shelley Huff Chief Executive Officer
David Swift to retire as Chairman and CEO after serving on the Board of Directors since 2013.
BEDGEAR Expands Sales and Customer Experience Teams With New Hires and Promotions
The performance brand welcomes three new hires to the Sales team and promotes three members within the Sales and Customer Experience teams.
Hooker Furnishings Launches International Website & International Catalog
Enhancements include specially curated global products, multilingual functionality & simplified ordering process.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Opens New Store in Piedras Negras, Mexico
On September 30th, the HomeStore celebrated the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of its new 10,000 sq. ft. showroom located on Blvd. Eliseo Mendoza Berrueto #2500 in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.
1stDibs Has First-Mover Advantage as RH Moves into Antiques
As part of his far-reaching vision for the RH ecosystem of “products, places, services and spaces,” the company will launch RH Antiques & Artifacts to compete with global antiques marketplace 1stDibs.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
"We just finished off another High Point Market and we would say that overall, the results were positive, especially since there was some trepidation coming in."
TD Survey Finds Consumers are Primed to Make Big Purchases in the Next Six Months
TD Bank’s Retail Experience Index finds 46% of consumers are more likely to purchase from retailers who offer a variety of financing options.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #318: Google My Business Posts Are Sticking
Build two attractive posts for your Google My Business page.
32nd ARTS Awards Reservations Now Open
The event will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas on Friday, January 7, 2022.
Marc Austein Joins Glen Raven as Vice President of Corporate Development
Prior to joining Glen Raven, Austein served as a senior director of strategy and corporate development at Tyson Foods, overseeing strategic planning and key initiatives for the company’s $9 billion Prepared Foods Segment.
AHFA Hires Website & Digital Communications Manager
Nicholas Spino is the AHFA's new website and digital communications manager, a new position.
Classy Art Feeds Over 46,000 Children in The Last 9 Months
In February of this year Classy Art announced a partnership with the Indianapolis-based Million Meal Movement in their effort to provide nutritious meal packages to food pantries.
Sustainable Outdoor Furniture Brand, POLYWOOD, Reveals Upscale Designer Series
While the U.S. company has been producing heirloom-quality furniture since 1990, this new series marks its first push into the luxury category.
J.B. Hunt Adds Digital Freight Matching Within SAP ERP Application by Integrating J.B. Hunt 360°®
The integration with SAP ERP will enable businesses that use SAP solutions to instantly access J.B. Hunt 360’s freight-matching marketplace to secure capacity for shipments.
Tepperman’s Drops Their 2021 Together for The Holidays Catalogue
This year, the team at Tepperman’s is seeking to help shoppers make the holiday season the best ever, so the Together for the Holidays catalogue is full of products to transform the home into a cozy retreat.
Spring Air to Re-Introduce Chattam & Wells Brand on Its 25 Th Anniversary
As part of its evolution into the future, the company has refined the look and feel of the luxury mattress along with its consumer-facing website.
Jaipur Living Earns the Nest Seal of Ethical Handcraft
Certification represents the hallmark of ethically handcrafted production.
CITY Furniture Enhances Customer Relationships with Zello and Pryme
The Florida-based retail chain leverages advanced communication technologies with iPads including the Zello Push-to-Talk Application and Pryme® Wireless Super Mini PTT Buttons.
Corsicana Mattress Breaks Ground on New 376,000-Square-Foot Factory & Headquarters
State, local and area business and industry leaders joined the Corsicana Mattress leadership team and employees to break ground on its new headquarters and manufacturing center on 26 acres in its hometown of Corsicana, Texas.
Jaipur Living Launches New Design Program, Manchaha
Design Program features sustainably made rugs in award-winning designs.
Loloi Opens 450,000-Sq.-Ft. Warehouse in South Dallas
New facility will bring 75 new jobs to the area and help the company meet high demand for its products.
Isuzu Collaborates with Decisiv to Enhance Customer Experience
The program, branded as Isuzu Connect, has been enhanced for the Isuzu dealer network and is being implemented in all Isuzu commercial truck dealerships across the United States and Canada over a multi-year rollout plan.
Intiaro Announces Major Upgrades to Its Cutting-Edge 3D Platform
The latest suite of 3D and configuration tools enables furniture manufacturers and interior designers to generate high-quality product renderings quickly and easily.
Spring Air Signs License Agreement with Turkish Bedding Manufacturer
Deal expands bedding producer’s international presence to nearly 50 countries.
Naturepedic Wins Good Housekeeping 2021 Sustainable Innovation Award
The sustainable mattress brand receives esteemed award for its “Caring for the Environment Inside Out” initiative.
Badcock Home Furniture &more Named a Top Scoring Company on the Wood Furniture Scorecard
More than 50% of Badcock’s wood furniture is responsibly sourced, certified sustainable and/or contains reclaimed or recycled components.
CITY Furniture Launches Exclusive Members-Only Trade Program
City trade program offers exclusive savings, trade concierge services, private events and more.
Malouf Launches Reimagined Pillow Packaging
The new packaging style has a high-end feel and captures customer attention with a focus on each pillow’s unique feature or selling point.
MLILY USA to Sponsor First “Bed, Brews & Boos” Halloween Bed Race to Support Special Spaces Charity
With participants dressed in costumes and beds racing down the street, the Halloween event will allow guests to participate in the race to help raise funds for Special Spaces, a non-profit with whom MLILY partners to help create dream bedrooms for children fighting cancer.
Recap: Vietnam Furniture Supply Chain Recovery Plan Webinar
Over 300 guests, representing international buyers and suppliers in Vietnam’s woodworking ecosystem, attended the webinar on Vietnam Furniture Supply Chain Recovery Plan held on October 8, 2021 via Zoom.
City of Hope Hosts 56th Annual Spirit of Life Gala
The 56th Annual Spirit of Life Gala Honors Rick Anderson, formerly Tempur Sealy, Patrick Cory, formerly Cory Home Delivery/J.B. Hunt and Rob Spilman Jr., Bassett Furniture.
MIFF Furniverse Returns in October 2021 for An Autumn Sourcing Experience
New offerings, new designs, new products are available at MIFF online exhibition.
Nourison Partners with Designer Francis Toumbakaris in Creating a Prismatic Vignette for High Point Market
The vignette featured two new designs added to the best-selling Prismatic area rug collection, PRS25 Multicolor and PRS26 Seafoam/Gold as well as a gallery wall of 2x3 rug samples displayed as framed art.
Las Vegas Market Experience Shines in Winter 2022
Market is January 23-27, 2022.
STORIS Release 10.6 Provides Logistics & Fulfillment Tools to Meet On-Going Challenges
In its newest release, many of the 50+ enhancements are tools to better manage inventory and dynamic fulfillments.
HPU Students Build Professional Skills at High Point Market
Students connected with a variety of clients inside the Universal Furniture showroom, where they provided tours in the showroom and the designer’s lounge.
Production Begins of 2022 Isuzu F-Series Class 6 & 7 Models
New Models Feature Cummins B6.7 Diesel Engine and Bring Isuzu into Class 7 Market.
Adriana Hoyos Unveils Its Newest Luxury Furniture Collection: The Gem Collection
Inspired by “Sophistication Beyond Design,” the GEM Collection was introduced in ADRIANA HOYOS showrooms this month.
ISFD Announces the Winners of the 25th Anniversary Pinnacle Awards®
This year’s celebration theme, “Community”, focused on the many ways that the Pinnacle Awards unite designers, manufacturers, retailers, organizations, agencies, and the media creating one cohesive community.
Magniflex Partners with Tecno Zanotta Group on New Residential Exhibition, Zanotta House New York
Designed to be a functional – and shoppable – exhibition space, Zanotta House occupies a five-story townhouse at 23 Cornelia Street in Manhattan’s trendy, design focused Greenwich Village.
WithIt Fundraising Raffle to Offer 31 Days of Prizes
The women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries will be offering their annual “Get WithIt to WinIt” raffle again this year with prizes being awarded each day of November, and a bonus prize on December 1.
Myriad Software Unveils PointCentric 3.11 for Home Furnishing Retailers
Now features one of the industry's leading POS systems, along with streamlined sales, inventory and delivery processes.
Gift for Life Celebrates ‘World Food Day’ with Commitment to World Central Kitchen Through 2022
Gift for Life has raised more than $95,000 in 2021 between market week fundraisers and special events.
Chad Altbaier Appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Standard Fiber LLC
Global bedding and home textile industries supplier creates new role for industry veteran.
Paul Toms Retires as Hooker Furnishings Chairman of Board; Henry G. Williamson Elected to Succeed Toms as Chairman
After serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HFC since 2000, Toms retired as CEO on February 1 of this year, succeeded by Jeremy Hoff, but remained as Chairman of the Board in a non-executive capacity.
Tepperman Family Commits to Graduate Scholarships for Indigenous Peoples
The Tepperman Family Graduate Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples will award two fully-funded scholarships annually – one each for qualifying students in Masters and PhD programs.
Loloi Announces Successful New York Showroom Launch During New York Market
Curated collection premiers some of the brand’s top licensed and specialty designs.
Nourison Launches New Visual Search Tool for Web and Mobile
The new tool allows customers to upload their own images of patterns, styles or products and search Nourison’s extensive product database to find similar matches.
Naturepedic Joins PFAS Movement to Fight Against "Forever Chemicals"
Along with 50 other companies worldwide, Naturepedic has joined environmental organization ChemSec's initiative to say "no to PFAS" and eliminate their use from everyday products.
J.B. Hunt Recognizes 116 Drivers for Safely Driving 2+ Million Miles at 20 Th Annual Company Event
Company awards more than $1.6M in Million Mile safety bonuses to drivers.
David Stewart Returns to BDI as Vice President of Sales
Stewart brings more than 22 years of experience in sales and retail operations to this position.
Atlanta Market Anticipates Strongest Market in Two Years
Showrooms open January 11-18, 2022, Temporaries return January 12-16, 2022.
Malouf Names Ashlee Willes as New Brand Manager
The former social media manager for the company will work directly with Scott Carr, marketing director, to provide elevated support to its retail partners.
Home Trends & Design To Have a New – and Old – Home In Hight Point
The Austin, Texas-based furniture company is moving into a historic 100-year-old showroom building for April 2022 High Point Market.
2021 Wood Furniture Scorecard Results Announced
Scorecard highlights wood furniture industry’s continuous improvement toward responsible sourcing.
Tom Temple Passes Away at 74
After returning home from Vietnam, Tom went to work with Stuart Furniture, in Asheboro, NC, which later became Klaussner Furniture for over 33 years.
Rebranding Puts a Fresh Shine on the Linon Home Decor, Powell Home Fashions Brands
The complementary sister brands have recently rebranded to better communicate their strengths to a generation of consumers that is coming into its own.
Outward, Inc. Develops First-Of-Its-Kind Photography Solution for Home Furnishings Manufacturers & Retailers
New Aperture platform debuted at fall High Point Market.
Hooker Furniture Introduces Linville Falls Collection at High Point Market
The 43-piece whole home collection is designed for younger consumers looking for casual and contemporary furniture.
Hooker Furnishings’ HMI Segment Expands Drew & Jonathan Home Collection
Expansion includes new upholstery, retail sales support materials at fall High Point Market.
Schonbek, a New Wholly Owned Subsidiary of WAC, Opens 6,000 Sq Ft Showroom in High Point
As of November 1, 2021, Schonbek, now a wholly owned subsidiary of WAC, will acquire a brand new 6,000+ square foot marquis showroom located at the front entrance of Market Square in High Point, North Carolina.
IMC Names Six Market Snapshot “People’s Choice” Winners at Fall 2021 High Point Market
IMC has named six products – including furniture, textiles and architectural elements by Hooker Furniture, Modway, Native Spun, Pearl Mantels, Poetic Pillow and Union Home – as the Fall 2021 High Point Market “People’s Choice” Award winners.
Sattler Outdura Promotes Mariia Elizarova to Senior Designer
As part of the Sattler design team, led by design director, Cornelia Pongritz, Elizarova is responsible for designing the beautiful fabrics that Sattler Outdura offers for both their outdoor and shade collections.
ISFD Announces INNOVATION + DESIGN People’s Choice Photography Winner
This year’s winner is Andrew Bowen from Andrew Bowen Studios in Greensboro, NC who shot the Large Pendant Chaos Lamp which was designed by Ashoke Chhabra.
Ghostbed Showcases Best Selling Smartbed & Accessories at Fall High Point Market
The company’s debut at Market will serve as an opportunity to showcase its new introductions to its East Coast and Canadian retail partners.
Palmetto Pedic Unveils Domestic Foam Line
U.S. Division of Home Furnishing International unveils a new line of conventional foam and memory foam for use in mattresses, foundations, upholstery and accessories at Fall High Point Market
Mexico-based Furnishings Factory Owner Doubles Capacity
Mid- and high-end producer shortens supply chain for U.S. furniture brands.
Spectra Home Expands Spectra USA Quick Ship Program of Domestically Made Upholstery
Spectra Home also adding upholstered beds, chairs, side tables to Christina @ HOME Collection.
Marge Carson Achieves 8-Week Upholstery Delivery Times, Expands Line at High Point Market
The high-end furniture brand heads to the Fall High Point Market with 8 week or better delivery times on upholstered furniture and beds, and 8-10 weeks on case goods.
Vanguard Furniture Introduces Its New Make It Yours™ Custom Dining Table Collection
High style, hundreds of finishes and 17 distinctive legs make this the go to dining table at the upper end.
Massood Logistics Launches New Division
The new division dedicated to freight consolidation, under the banner Massood Transport, will operate out of their new corporate headquarters in Archdale, NC.
Nourison Introduces Bold Designs, Abstract Patterns and Plush Texture at High Point Market
Nourison’s showroom at IHFC-IH101 will have a new look with a smaller, curated space focused on new introductions and best-sellers.
Hooker Furnishings to Host Event with Interior Designer, HGTV Host & Lifestyle Expert, Breegan Jane at High Point Market
The event, taking place Sunday, October 17th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m, will include seasonal spiced mule cocktails and provide guests with an opportunity to meet the style-savvy interior designer and television personality.
Eclipse International to Highlight Premium, Luxury Collections at Upcoming High Point Market
The Mattress manufacturer will highlight its newly launched Millbrook Beds Windsor line and Hemingway Adventure Series at Fall High Point Market.
Lakeshore Furniture Expands Sofa and Recliner Offerings at High Point Market
Styles in both hi-grade fabric and top grain leather are available at mid-range price points.
Bellini Modern Living to Celebrate Opening of New High Point Showroom
New 12,000 square foot space is centered around in-stock, quick-ship items.
Moe’s Home Collection Releases 2021/2022 Lookbook
Titled Pillars of the Modern Home, the 2nd lookbook from Moe's Home Collection arrives just in time for High Point Market.
Geniemode - Technology Based Sourcing Solution Arrives In US
The company offers a digital portal to Importers, Manufacturers, and Retailers in Furniture, Home Textile and Home Décor categories to help them source from trusted factories with complete cost transparency and full visibility of order.
Hooker Furniture’s Serenity Collection to Debut at Fall High Point Market
56-Piece whole home group creates a casual escape from our modern day “always connected” lifestyles.
Global Views Announces the Launch of the Roger Thomas Furniture for Global Views Collection and Event at the High Point Market
The AD100 Designer is best known for his iconic interiors for Wynn Design and Development including the Bellagio, Wynn Macau, and Wynn Palace Cotai.
Sam Moore Unveils 5 New Textile Trends for High Point Market
Buyers will see the 5 new textile trends that Buyers Will See Throughout Sam Moore's products on display at High Point Market.
GhostBed to Open First High Point Market Location
The company is continuing to drive the success of its program specifically designed for retailers by opening a new 5,000-square-foot showroom in Plaza Suites, Space 206, at the Fall High Point Market.
Alden Parkes to Add a Fresh Showroom Design and New Programming During High Point Market
After two years of successfully producing “Showhouse in a Showroom,” Alden Parkes will create an innovative showroom experience by incorporating a new showroom design plan, as well as a “Cocktails and Interiors” demonstration.
Shifman Enhances Masters Collection
The luxury mattress maker will relaunch its top-selling Masters Collection at High Point Market, with a strong merchandising story including differentiated comfort and price points.
Universal Furniture Debuts New Miranda Kerr Home Line
Inspired by modern Parisian style, this nearly 40-piece collection features elevated yet simple, furnishing for the living room, dining room, bedroom and office.
IMC Prepares for Fall 2021 High Point Market with 70+ Exhibitor Updates and Nearly 20 Events
Some 27 brands are new this October to IMC’s showrooms and temporary exhibits with another 45 relocating and/or expanding.
Fairfield Celebrates Centennial Anniversary with New Introductions During High Point Market
Lenoir, North Carolina-based furniture manufacturer will introduce several new products at High Point Market with an emphasis on relevant functionality.
Feizy to Debut New Collections and Additional Styles by Thom Filicia at High Point Market
Feizy will be showcasing seven new styles to The Thom Filicia Home Collection for Feizy, a partnership collection with one of the industry’s most influential designers.
MLILY Will Show at Fall High Point Market to Reach Regional Dealers
The Mattress manufacturer is coming back to High Point Market on October 16-20 in a temporary, 1,500-square-foot showroom at 1-542 in Plaza Suites.
ALF Group, Italian Furniture Manufacturer Celebrates 70th Anniversary
ALF’s story began with a group of skilled and passionate craftsmen who joined to establish a cooperative to manufacture a line of wood products in Francenigo, Italy.
Norwalk Focuses on Multi-Functional Seating Solutions with New Introductions for Fall Market
800 Fabric & 100 leather choices in new styles shine spotlight on storage & practicality.
WithIt Announces 2021 WOW Award Recipients in Advance of Gala Dinner October 15th
The annual WOW Awards honor the achievements of home furnishings professionals that embody the organization's mission.
Norwalk Furniture Adds Leather Seating to Kim Salmela Collection for High Point Market
Several of Norwalk’s best-selling Kim Salmela for Norwalk designs will now be available in more than 100 leather options.
Outward to Host High Point Market Event to Mark Launch of Aperture Photography Platform
“California tech meets Carolina craft” event blends company’s silicon valley tech expertise with its new Carolina presence.
Magniflex to Expand CBD Product Offerings with New Infused Mattress Topper
The CBD Serenity Mattress Topper features a CBD infused fabric cover quilted with a fiber fill.
Johnston Casuals Furniture Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Celebration takes place October 16-19, 2021, at its High Point Market showroom at 220 S. Elm Street, Building Space 330.
Capel Rugs Hosting 'Coffee and Cocktails with COCO' Reception at High Point Market
Featuring Colette Shelton, commonly known as "COCO" from COCOCOZY, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, October 17 during the High Point Market.
Shifman Unveils New High Point Showroom and Location
The handcrafted mattress maker partnered with Barbour Spangle Design on rustic modern showroom fitting of the luxury brand.
Bellini Modern Living Extends Upholstered Seating Line
Will add 10 items to quick-ship program at October High Point Market.
IHFRA Announced High Point Market Events
The list of events include Grab & Go Breakfasts, "Ask the Healthcare Experts" with Tish Zitzow, Legal advice from Adam Glazer and more.
Announcing Phillips Collection Market & Events Schedule for Fall High Point Market
Phillips Collection shares their marketing schedule for Fall High Point Market with events focused on social engagement, supporting sustainability and connection within the design, trade & hospitality industries.
Bradington-Young Expands Plaza Midwood Collection
New styles offer casual comfort options for ‘HENRYs’.
Greenington Hosts Sustainable Event at High Point Market
The presentation ‘Selling Sustainable and Your Bottom Line’ will feature SFC's Executive Director Susan Inglis, and will answer questions most asked by consumers.
Decorating Den Interiors Takes Record Number to High Point Market
The full-service interior design and home furnishings franchise company announces that it is bringing some 150 design professionals to October’s High Point Home Furnishings Market.
Stressless® Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Launch of Commemorative Recliner
Norwegian furniture maker builds on half century of balanced comfort.
Hooker Furniture Rebrands as Hooker Furnishings to Better Reflect Family of 12 Distinct Brands
The move is part of the company’s “One Company, One Team” platform that was introduced earlier this year.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #317: Taking Care of Business
Review your account settings on all of your web sites yearly.
What Does A Luxury Brand Sound Like?
Today a sonic branding renaissance is dawning. As marketers are challenged more and more to break through, they are recognizing that sound is a unique way to make your mark on consumers.
IMC Names 54 Fall 2021 High Point Market Products as Market Snapshot Finalists
People’s choice voting runs through October 13, 2021.
ISFD 25th Anniversary Pinnacle Awards® Celebration Unites the Home “Community”
The theme, “Community”, focuses on the many ways that the Pinnacle Awards bring designers, manufacturers, retailers, organizations, agencies, and the media together creating one cohesive community.
IMC Fall Cash & Carry Market: Final Shopping Opportunity in 2021
Source and take product same-day November 2-4.
Golf Tournament Generates Dollars for Scholars
30th Annual event supports AHFA scholarship program.
Casa Italia Sets Grand Opening Celebration at High Point
The grand opening celebration for the landmark showroom building devoted to Italian Design is set for October 16, 2021, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration Adds Livestreaming of The Event
Livestreaming tickets are $50 and will give industry members online access to the event, beginning at 6:30 p.m. until it closes at about 9:15 p.m. on October 17.
Atlanta Attachment Company Promotes Eugenio Fonts to Key International Sales & Marketing Post
Fonts, a veteran executive of more than 15 years with AAC, now assumes the leadership of the company’s marketing department in addition to his current role as head of AAC’s international sales effort.
GhostBed & Tennis Champion & Design Entrepreneur Venus Williams to Launch New Sleep Products Collection
The long-term partnership envisions an initial collection of performance mattresses designed by Williams that will later expand into a full sleep solutions and home furnishings lineup.
Outward Opens Office in High Point as Hub for Live Demos of Its Aperture Platform
Outward’s Aperture Platform allows companies to photograph an entire product line and produce silhouettes on a white and contextual background at a fraction of the time and cost of a traditional photographer and studio setup.
Malouf Unveils New POP Materials for Retail Partners
The Malouf team has designed all-new display labels for furniture to help customers find at-a-glance pricing and product details as they shop.
CITY Furniture Commits $500,000 to Boost Breast Cancer Awareness
The Florida furniture retailer launches the Pink Pumpkins Campaign to help reverse pandemic-related decline in breast cancer screenings.
ARTS Awards Judges Announced
Distinguished panel to adjudicate industry’s highest accolade for 32nd event.
IFDA's Educational Foundation Announces Professional Grant Winners for 2021
From a student design lab to executive-level digital marketing courses, the grant recipients advance the interior design profession.
Eclipse International and Bedding Industries of America Mourn Loss of Alan Carlitz
The bedding industry veteran began his career in 1958 at a Serta licensee in Philadelphia, working his way up to Vice President of Purchasing, eventually joining his brother at Bedding Industries of America as its Vice President of Operations.
Corsicana Extends Partnership with Nationwide Marketing Group Through 2024
Partnership connects manufacturer with broad network of independent retailers.
Last Chance to Purchase Tickets for The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration
The Hall of Fame Induction Celebration will be held Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons.
COSCO Partners with Dion Dawkins to Launch Folding Tailgate Table
Percentage of proceeds going to Dawkins’ charity, Dion’s Dreamers.
Momentive Study: Retail Attitudes and COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic may have altered how American consumers shop, but it did not change their love of shopping, according to a new study from Momentive.
J.B. Hunt Announces $1.25 M Gift to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The gift will support a variety of AFSP programs nationwide and will include education and community resources to create much-needed space for critical conversations around mental health and suicide prevention.
Soft-Tex’s Collection of Restonic Bedding Products Honored as Winner of Women’s Choice Award
The Women’s Choice Awards, the voice of female consumers, awards businesses and brands based on consumer experience.
Pleasant Mattress Teams with New Mexico Retailer for First Placement of The McRoskey Brand Outside San Francisco
The independent mattress manufacturer has placed its newly rebranded premiumbedding line with specialty furniture and mattress retailer, Taos Lifestyle in Taos, New Mexico.
Furniture of America Expands Headquarters, Acquires New Warehouse
The 500,000 square foot building will increase the total capacity of the Industry distribution center alone to over 1 million square feet.
Hooker Furnishings’ New Georgia Warehouse Aims to Cut Delivery Times Anywhere in The U.S. Serviced out Of Savannah Port
The company is preparing its new 800,000-square-foot warehouse in Savannah, Georgia, for opening during the first week of November.
Bedding Industries of America West to Host Grand Opening Event
In addition to the grand opening, Eclipse International will launch a new Eastman House collection that will be offered initially to California retailers.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
While confidence is down some, most feel that the economy should continue to be positive into 2022.
STORIS Launches State-of-the-Art, NextGen Mobile POS
This is the second intuitive sales- focused and industry-specific solution released on STORIS' NextGen Platform.
Wildwood Announces New Designer Collection from Meg Braff
The Meg Braff collection pays homage to mid-20th century Palm Beach chic, inspired by Meg’s enduring love for the tropical town.
Hurtado Furniture Set to Debut New Bond Collection at Fall High Point Market
The new collection will include bedroom and occasional pieces, which will be offered in all finishes from evolution, all metals and marble top options.
Feizy Expands its Presence at High Point Market with Second Showroom
The new showroom will be located at Showplace, Suite 2300 and will span approximately 5,000 square feet.
Bellini Modern Living Doubles Size of High Point Showroom
The additional space will provide more display area to showcase its newest leather upholstery and case goods, as well as a new outdoor furniture line – a new category for the company.
Seven “Market Pros” Showcase Fall High Point Market Finds in IMC Instagram Takeover
The Fall 2021 Market Pros bring unique perspectives to the program with seasoned and new designers from a variety of disciplines including a product designer, artist, brand ambassador, retailer, reality show star and more.
Windward Design Group Returns to The Casual Market Chicago
For the Sarasota, FL - based manufacturer, renewing its participation in the Casual Market Chicago is just one part of its master plan to dramatically increase its presence and involvement in the casual industry.
Contemporary Design Group and Myriad Software Renew Partnership for 2021-2022
Myriad has been a recommended software provider to CDG retailers since 2016.
Sustainable Furnishings Council Turns 15
SFC invites participation in 2021 Open SFC Membership Meeting , other high point market events.
IMC Offers Five Opportunities to Interact with Fall 2021 High Point Market TrendWatch Trends
The opportunities include a pre-market webinar, live at-market seminar, guided tour, three trend displays and a digital look book, all featuring product from IMC exhibitors at the October 16-20, 2021 market.
New, Expanded and Relocated Showrooms Multiply IMC’s Cross-Category Resources at High Point
29 Updates in six buildings set for Fall 2021 Market.
Legends Furniture Ramps Up Resources to Reduce Production Lead Times
The American Made furniture company has been investing in additional personnel, improving on production processes, and purchasing new equipment to reduce production lead times down to 2 weeks.
Nourison Launches Machine Washable Area Rug Collections 57 Grand by Nicole Curtis Series 1 and Waverly Washables for New York Home Fashions Market
Also showcased are Calvin Klein rugs in neutral tones, colorful Nourison accent rugs and bright and playful Mina Victory shag pillows.
Precision Textiles Opens New Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina
After 34 years of manufacturing products domestically out of its headquarters facility in Totowa, New Jersey, Precision Textiles has formally opened its second manufacturing facility here.
All Floors of Suites at Market Square Open for Fall 2021 High Point Market
200+ Exhibitors on three floors.
High Point Market Style Spotters Return to In-Person Programming, Celebrate 10th Anniversary
The full team of 2021 Style Spotters will be in High Point to act as the industry’s trend-setting guides, scouring the Market’s buildings and showrooms to highlight the top new styles this fall.
Hooker Furnishings Promotes Stephanie Penn to Vice President-Supply Chain
In her expanded role, Penn will bolster the company’s supply-chain efforts by providing oversight of corporate sales and operations planning.
ZUO Announces Two Events for October High Point Market
The events include a “A Bohemian Experience” theme and a second event and brand partnership with Visualizer Plus, a 3D tech company with a panel on “Using Technology to Propel Your Design Business”.
Latexco US Obtains GOLS Certification for NaturalFoam™ Mattress Components
Certified organic label bolsters foam producer’s sustainability story.
King Koil Appoints Mattress Industry Veteran as Vice President of Operations
Don Pflug brings experience in lean manufacturing as the company prepares for further growth.
Bienenstock Furniture Library Names Winning Student at Future Designers Summit
$5,000 scholarship awarded at inaugural event.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Opens 622K Square Foot Distribution Center
The Piscataway facility will support the national furniture retailer’s expanded supply chain network.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Unveils New Licensing Partnerships
Inspired by the artworks and stories within its collection, The Met has worked closely with selected partners who exhibit the highest level of creative development in their respective areas, from home textiles to accessories to social expressions.
Sarreid Taps 3D Technology Potential with Live Furnish
Live Furnish provides 3D and imaging tools that curb marketing costs, speed time to market.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #316: No Brainer Social Media Posts
Post your new or refreshed web pages to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
ISFD Announces the Finalists of the 25th Anniversary Pinnacle Awards
Tickets now on sale for the Pinnacle Awards Celebration with Breegan Jane as keynote speaker.
Riverside Updates Farmhouse with Coastal, Architectural Flair
The Cora bedroom and dining room collection features a coastal flair that layers in current architectural trends.
Caroline Hipple To Receive ARTS Awards Academy of Achievement Honor
Norwalk Furniture President to accept industry’s highest accolade at 32nd event.
Gary Friedman’s RH Earnings Calls Are a Lesson in How To Think Differently about Retail
More than a brand, more than a retailer, Friedman describes the company he’s built as an “ecosystem of products, services, places and spaces.”
Las Vegas Design Center Focuses on Education and Charity This October 1
October “First Friday” session and gallery event to kick off month-long fundraiser.
Amanda Daubert to Receive President’s Award from WithIt
Daubert will receive her award during the WOW Award gala on Friday, October 15th at High Point Market.
CITY Furniture Awarded #1 Green Fleet in America During the Green Fleet Awards 2021 Presented by NAFA Fleet Management Association
Jumping 23 spots from #24 in 2020, CITY Furniture’s ongoing green initiatives helped to secure a tie for first place with the City and County of Denver in the #1 position.
52nd IHGF Delhi Fair – Autumn Edition - Returns in Person this Fall
12 Product categories in Home, Fashion, Lifestyle, Textiles and Furniture with 1500+ exhibitors and 900 in Mart showrooms.
Interior Designer Cortney Novogratz Launches a NYC-Inspired Furniture Collection with Manufacturer Dorel Home
Interior design cofounder of The Novogratz, Cortney Novogratz, will be launching an exclusive furniture line, Cortney’s Collection, at High Point Market.
Casual Industry Presents Awards at Gala Celebration
The ICFA turned the spotlight on top product designs and honored the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at a gala awards celebration during Casual Market Chicago.
Jamie Herman Awarded Prestigious John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship 2021
The high-profile award includes an unrestricted $25,000 prize and is given annually to an early-career furniture artist.
Serta Simmons Bedding Announces New Supply Chain and Operations Roles
Heather Decker now serves as the company’s newly created Senior Vice President of Central Operations and Rory O’Kane joins SSB as its new Vice President of Operations for the Southeast.
Overstock Announces National Charitable Partnership with Mercy Housing
Overstock helps create affordable dream homes in new partnership with non-profit.
DesignOn HPMKT Presents 25 Live and Virtual Events for Fall 2021 High Point Market
IMC’s High Point Market programming and social media channels offers a comprehensive schedule of 25 events and seminars offering 14 CEUS presented before, during and after the October 16-20, 2021 market.
Bienenstock Furniture Library Hosts Fall Art Exhibit
‘The Eye and the Hand’ showcases work of two artist-designers.
Chairish Reveals Industry’s First Home Furnishings Resale Report
The resale furniture industry is booming and projected to grow by 54% over the next 5 years.
ISFD Announces 12 Winners in the 2nd Annual INNOVATION + DESIGN Competition
The twelve winners were recognized at the “Meet the Designers” reception hosted by Business High Point- Chamber of Commerce at The Loft at Congdon Yards in High Point on Sept. 21.
Mattress Firm to Donate $50,000 in Grants to Support Refugees from Afghanistan
The company is also donating 450 mattresses to support resettlement efforts for refugees in Texas and around the country.
Copeland Furniture Set to Present New Designs at Fall High Point Market 2021
The designs include pieces from the Berkeley, Linn Bedroom, Catalina Dining, and ISO Dining collection ranging from beds, nightstands, and dining pieces.
Jill Zarin Home Presents: A Luxury, Versatile and Affordable Furniture Line
Jill Zarin Home announces a partnership with Home Source to produce an exclusive DIY ready furniture line designed to maximize dwelling space without sacrificing style.
Latest LINQ Release Goes Live, Automating Custom Package Management and Pricing
The release of LINQ Package Builder allows the retailer to control the bundling of individual products and dynamic pricing automation ensures package pricing will never be obsolete when displayed on the retailer’s ALTA website solution.
Southerland to Increase Capacity by 30% at New 318,000-Square-Foot Factory
The domestic mattress producer is installing state-of-the-art equipment & employing lean manufacturing techniques in its new Nashville plant.
Spring Air Adds All-Natural Pillow to Nature’s Rest Collection
New product launches in response to consumer desire for all-natural bedding that offers multiple health benefits.
Fall Market’s Sustainability Stories Program Announces Schedule, Sponsors
Shining a spotlight on sustainability through an immersive, inspirational experience, the program will explore the home furnishings industry’s embrace of sustainability.
Precision Textiles Calls for Eight-Hour Plant-Wide Shutdown in Support of Zero Emissions Day
Shut Down Helps Reduce Carbon Emissions & ‘Gives the Planet a Break’
Snap Finance Kicks Off Snaptoberfest to Show Appreciation to Retail Partners
The pay-over-time technology company will give away up to $1,000 each day and seven $5,000 Grand Prize awards during the month of October to qualifying retailers.
eSTORIS eCommerce Features Enrich Guest Experience Ahead of the Holidays
As home furnishings retailers prepare for the busy holiday shopping season, eSTORIS Release 4.3.7 packages a range of valuable enhancements.
IMC Introduces Four Influencers to Fall Design Week
Follow Fall Design Week Influencers at #AtlMkt or #AmericasMartAmbassador September 20-22.
WithIt Honors Violette Forman with 2021 Visionary Award and Announces WOW Award Nominee Finalists
All honorees will be celebrated at the annual gala during High Point Market
Harrison Spinks Appoints Scott Hollis as First United States Based Sales Manager
Hollis' role will involve launching and building the Harrison Spinks brand, heritage, and sustainable company story to the North American market, in the luxury mattress category.
Nationwide Marketing Group Opens Free Virtual PrimeTime
Alongside general session and keynote presentations, Virtual PrimeTime features a selection of popular and informative educational sessions.
Shifman to Debut Inspired Collection Tailored to Designer Showrooms
Luxury mattress maker celebrates modern designers with exclusive collection.
Culp Updates Successful “Hands in For Haiti” Donation Drive
Over 6.5 tons of donations are en route to Culp's production facilities in Ouanaminthe, Haiti for distribution to earthquake victims in affected areas of the country.
Hooker Furnishings Selected to Participate in Virginia Leaders in Export Trade Program
The designation – granted to only 25 companies per year –recognizes corporations that have benefitted Virginia’s economy by expanding internationally.
Marie Cloud Joins HPxD Board of Directors, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
High Point x Design is a movement of change makers, intent upon reimagining High Point as a year-round center of design and creativity.
Universal Furniture Announces October 2021 Market Events
Universal Furniture’s in-person learning events return this October, featuring celebrities like Miranda Kerr and Danny Seo plus industry heavy hitters Gail Dolby, Melissa Galt and Erinn Valencich.
The Point Returns for Fall High Point Market with New Space, Full Schedule
This October, the High Point Market Authority will debut a new, custom-built structure and host a dynamic lineup of educational and social programming at The Point.
SunVilla Launches Premiere Line of Ecobello Fabrics for its Outdoor Furniture Collections
The new line will debut during Casual Market in Portica’s (#15-120) and Royal Garden’s (#16-108) showrooms in the Chicago Merchandise Mart.
InterHall Brims with Design Inspiration for Fall 2021 High Point Market
InterHall will be filled to capacity with 70+ up-and-coming furniture and home décor exhibitors – including eight new and expanded brands – for the October 16-20, 2021 edition.
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Opens Registration for The Home Furnishings Leadership Institute
The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame has opened nominations for its inaugural Home Furnishings Leadership Institute at High Point University on February 20 to 24, 2022.
BT Furnishings Debuts a New Brand Experience with The Opening of Its Fourth Location in Arlington, Texas
The new location showcases the company’s new brand identity, which incorporates specific collections that make it easy for shoppers to transform their homes to better represent the way they live.
Parachute Announces Expansion Into Furniture
Multi-category home company to launch inaugural furniture collection of California-inspired bed frames in September, followed by additional furniture items in early 2022.
Jo Ann Miller Marshall Joins Dallas Market Center as Senior Vice President, Leasing
Industry veteran to oversee growth of Temps for Total Home & Gift Markets.
Las Vegas Market Names Kathryn M. Ireland 2022 Design Icon
One of the world’s most influential interior and textiles designers, Kathryn M. Ireland, will be honored as the 2022 Design Icon at the Winter Las Vegas Market, set for January 23-27, 2022.
ICFA Announces Design Excellence Category Winners
Eleven manufacturers of outdoor home furnishings and accessories have been recognized for their outstanding product designs.
Bellini Modern Living Enters Outdoor Furniture Category with Italian Garden Collection
The new collection, debuting at the Fall High Point Market, features 15 groupings with more than 10 fabrics and frame color options, all constructed with durable aluminum to prevent rust.
Independent We Stand Celebrates America’s Main Streets “Road to Recovery” with Annual Online Contest
Contest empowers consumers and business owners to recognize Main Streets with $25K cash prize.
Jolly and Wingo Promoted to Senior Executive Positions at Baker Interior Group
The case-goods and upholstery manufacturer announces the promotion of Michael W. Jolly Sr to Chief Executive Officer and President, and Erica J. Wingo to Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing.
Nourison Launches New Reserve by Nourison Brand for High-End Rugs
This program will only be sold through Nourison authorized dealers that offer higher-end product assortments.
The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation TopGolf Event Raises $30,000
Proceeds from the event benefit The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation’s Mission and Helping Hand Grants for people (or their immediate families) within the furnishings and design industries who have breast cancer.
Study Reveals the State of Home Offices in 2021
With 91% of respondents improving their home workspaces during the pandemic, and 74% experiencing pain and discomfort while working from home, the home office space will only get more seriously equipped.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #315: Help Your Customers When They Want to Go Home
Help your customers when they want to go back to your Home page by including a HOME button in your top menu bar.
Windward Design Group Taps Casual Industry Veteran Charles Emmons for EVP
Emmons has held management positions within the casual industry for over 25 years; working in both retail and wholesale.
Decorating Den Interiors Adds to Support for Its Design Professionals
Names Ellen Cherwien, of Easton, as a new franchise support specialist in its Easton corporate office.
Malouf Foundation™ Golf Tournament Raises Over $136,000
Funds will support restorative care for trafficking survivors.
Naturepedic Wins the Business Intelligence Group’s Global Sustainability Leadership Award
The GOTS-certified organic mattress manufacturer receives esteemed international award for its sustainability efforts.
King Koil Expands Manufacturing Facility in Arizona by Nearly 50%
With the 40,000-square-feet expansion of manufacturing space, the company plans to add a dedicated production area for its successful Smartlife Collection.
Precision Textiles Launches New Website
Enhancements include manufacturing capabilities, expanded product details, & easier site navigation.
Harrison Spinks Launches Zero-to-Landfill Recycling Plant & First Sustainability Report
The Luxury Bedmaker has pledged to reach net carbon zero by 2023 through its focus on ethical and sustainable circular design.
Don Ricardo Massenburg to Lead a Dozen Designers in A Curated Market Tour via A Stretch Hummer
On Saturday, October 16th, the interior designer, influencer and tastemaker will lead twelve interior designers on a curated tour of selected HPxD showrooms via a spacious 31-foot stretch Hummer.
Gift for Life’s “Feed the Hungry. Feel the Good.” Campaign Raises Nearly $28,000 for World Central Kitchen during Las Vegas Market
In addition to a $10,000 matching donation from International Market Centers, individual donations, ranging from $50 to $2,600+, were received from Alexander Eck, Beatriz Ball, Corksicle, Design Works Collective, eNewton, Fine Lines, Global Views, Karma Gifts, Just Got 2 Have It! and Maileg, Monica Loving and others.
Versatile Credit Announces Issuance of New U.S. Patent for Secure, Contactless, Transition-to-Mobile Technology
Versatile Credit has announced that the technology behind their contactless “Snap Sign” technology has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent Office.
Nationwide Marketing Group Partners with Installation Nation to Address Delivery Demand, Labor Challenges for Retailers
With Installation Nation, Nationwide members have access to a supplemental white glove delivery service that can install appliances, smart home technology and more to their customers.
IMC’s September 2021 Market Insights Teaches Digital Sourcing Strategy
IMC's Market Insights webinar – “Merging Digital & In-Person Markets” on Wednesday, September 15 – teaches retailers to incorporate digital sourcing tools into their sales strategy in a masterclass led by Mary Moore of The Cook’s Warehouse and Juniper by IMC.
Zuo Launches Upgraded Website
The new website features real-time inventory status, robust search capabilities and enhanced navigational tools.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
New orders are up 7% in June 2021 over the 30% increase reported in the comparisons of June 2020 vs June 2019; The results were not up for all, but some 66% of the participants reported increases over June 2020.
imm cologne Set to Return in January, 2022
With a promising level of registrations and new coronavirus protection ordinance, imm cologne is set for a strong return in 2022.
Sattler Outdura Announces Addition of New Product Manager
In his new role Chris Caldwell will be responsible for the development, analysis and management of all furniture and shade fabrics as well as working closely with sales and business development.
Brazilian Design Brand Sier Móveis Marks Its Debut at Salone Del Mobile.Milano During the Worldwide Expected Supersalone
Traditional Brazilian brand exhibits for the first time in the well-attended pavilions of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, at the Supersalone special event.
Ekornes’ Capacity Expansion at Morganton, NC Assembly Plant on Schedule for Early 2022 Completion
Construction is underway for a 100,000 sq. ft. addition to the existing production plant.
Study: 66% of Americans Have Unofficial Assigned Seats in Their Own Homes
A new study of 2,000 nationally representative Americans found that 66% admitted to having unofficial assigned seating throughout their homes.
Tip #8 From The Furniture Training Company: Your Delivery is Late (Video)
Every day you have to tell customers that the furniture they bought is late...
Hospitality at Market Program Returns for Fall 2021 Market
After a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020, the program will once again offer access to a wide range of resources to the hospitality design industry, including product, education, and networking, during the Fall 2021 Market, October 16-20.
IKEA U.S. Introduces Buy Back & Resell Service
The Buy Back & Resell service will give IKEA Family members the opportunity to sell back their gently used IKEA furniture in exchange for IKEA store credit.
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Hires New Atlantic Contracting to Transform New Building
The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame has selected New Atlantic Contracting, Inc. as the general contractor for the transformation of its new permanent home at 311 S. Hamilton Street, scheduled to open in April 2023.
Nationwide Marketing Group Recaps Highly Engaged PrimeTime Event
With some 900 member companies on hand and more than 170 eager vendor partners, PrimeTime proved to be a critical opportunity for independents to prepare for the holiday shopping season.
Threekit Announces new 'Dimensions' feature as Part of Its Enriched Furniture Solution
The Dimensions feature, configurable AR and a 100% maintainable platform, comprise the latest furniture launch from Threekit.
Bellini Modern Living Doubles Size of High Point Showroom to Floor Expanded Product Line-Up
The additional space will provide more display area to showcase its newest leather upholstery and case goods, as well as a new outdoor furniture line – a new category for the company.
Four Designer Tours Set for IMC’s High Point Market
International Market Centers (IMC) revives its celebrated market tours with four tours by five design tastemakers presented as part of its DesignOn HPMKT by IMC programming.
Sattler Outdura Shows OVATION 4 Collection in New Showroom at the Casual Market Chicago
In addition to fabrics, on display in the showroom will be inspiration boards by three top interior designers illustrating imaginative ways to use Outdura fabrics to show different perspectives on using all-weather textiles.
H Contract Expands Seating Program with 21 New Styles Designed for Senior Living Spaces
Select new styles will be unveiled at the Environments for Aging Expo.
Laura Hutchinson-Sax Joins OW Lee as Sales Rep for New England
Laura joins OW Lee to represent Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
Bradley McKinney Hired as New IWPA Executive Director
McKinney brings a broad range of experience to IWPA, with a strong background in government affairs and public policy from his experience in the public and private sectors focusing on international trade, agriculture, and manufacturing.
Sarreid Heads to High Point with Largest Product Launch in A Decade
More than 100 new designs in reimagined showroom space are in-stock and ready for delivery.
Mattress Concierge to Introduce Redesigned Hospitality Collection Under Partnership with Gold Bond
The Luxury and Classic Collections will be constructed with Quantum Edge Elite coils surrounding the Bolsa innerspring coil system, both from Leggett & Platt, along with six-gauge steel border rods and 10 steel edge guards.
Houzz Reveals Top 6 Emerging Home Design Trends
The trends reflect a need for dedicated activity spaces within the home, a desire to bring the outdoors in, a requirement to create flexible interior spaces and a passion for luxurious colors and materials. Outside, people are getting creative with swimming pool styles.
Conn’s, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results
Same store sales increased 16.4% for the second quarter of fiscal year 2022 as compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2021 and increased 3.2% on a two-year basis.
Homemakers Furniture to Begin One of Iowa’s Largest Solar Panel Installations
The solar panels will cover over 250,000 square feet of space and will be installed on both the upper and lower level of Homemakers’ 215,000 square foot showroom roof, as well as part of their warehouse roof.
Bowling Event Gives Away Thousands in Prizes at Darvin Furniture & Mattress
Customers efforts earn $800 donation to Crisis Center for South Suburbia.
Holiday Retail 2021 Threatened by Rising Prices, Product Shortages and Delta Variant
With the vital fourth quarter looming, consumers have a new set of worries, similar but different from last year.
Malouf Hosts Successful Product Launches at Las Vegas Market
Malouf Home showcased it's new products at Las Vegas Market, including the Sleep Well Set by Pura, twelve Weekender items, and ready-to-ship Salt Flat furniture.
RHF Investments Parent of Century Furniture Announces Promotions of Key Management
Joanna Viola has been named VP of Finance; Stacy Duncan has been named VP of Information Technology; and John Welker has been named VP of Corporate Showrooms.
Casual Industry Names 2021 Sales Rep of The Year Finalists
The 2021 winner will be selected from among the five finalists through online voting of the ICFA membership
Soicher Marin to Launch the David Phoenix Collection at Fall High Point Market 2021
The Series includes seven collections of sophisticated images pairing David’s love of art and design with Soicher Marin’s impeccable craftsmanship.
High Point Market Authority Announces Fall Market Instagram Takeover Lineup
Scheduled for each day of Fall Market, October 16-20, the takeover will provide insights into each participant’s journey through Market.
HSM Expands Pocketed Coil Production to Meet Rising Demand
Adds InnerRest production to Sheboygan & Micro line to Phoenix, expanding its manufacturing footprint nationwide.
Resource Furniture Unveils Seattle Showroom
The Showroom Offers a Working Design Station, Resource Library, and Collection of Curated, Space-Saving Furniture
Century Furniture Announces Promotion of Guy Holbrook to Executive Vice President
Holbrook has worked for Century for five years, having served as Vice President of Sales for Century.
Versteel Announces Additions to Its Sales Force
The two companies, Aligned in California, and Cooper & Co in Texas, now represent the Versteel brand and product portfolio in their respective and surrounding regions.
Surya Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for 8th Time
The prestigious list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.
IMC Announces Fall Design Week Educational Programming
Fall Design Week is at AmericasMart September 20-22, 2021.
High Point Market Authority Announces Keynote Series Lineup for Fall Market 2021
This season’s educational series seeks to enhance a buyer’s Market experience with timely, relevant and forward- thinking topics.
WithIt Presents Productivity Coach Amber De La Garza Virtual Education Event on September 24th
Her keynote "Reclaim Your Time with Time Maximizers: Stop Being Busy & Start Being Productive" will take place on Friday, September 24th at 12 noon EST on the virtual platform HOPIN.
Precision Textiles Opens Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina
Precision Textiles has signed a lease for a new 160,000-square-foot, 25-acre campus at 163 Glen Road in Troy, North Carolina.
Third Edition of MIFF Furniverse Rescheduled for October 25-29, 2021
Just like a physical trade exhibition, MIFF Furniverse is an online virtual exhibition to connect global furniture markets with real-time trade opportunities.
Latexco US Promotes Bohaczyk to Sales Team
In her new role Bohaczyk will work with existing accounts in the Southeast and strengthen those partnerships as well as developing new opportunities in the region.
Windward Design Group Announces Membership In ICFA
They also renewed their participation in the 2021 Casual Market Chicago with a showroom space at 7-10052 from September 21 – 24, 2021.
Heritage British Bedmaker Launches in North America with New Collection
Harrison Spinks unveils its first listing in H.Alora Luxury Beds and announces a brand new collection.
High Point Market Authority to Host Fitz and The Tantrums to Kick Off Fall Market
Rescheduled from spring 2020, the concert will take place on Friday, October 15, at High Point’s baseball stadium, Truist Point.
ISFD Announces Keynote Speaker and Judges for 2021 Pinnacle Awards
This year, globally acclaimed interior designer, HGTV television host and author, Breegan Jane, will be the keynote speaker
Gorman’s Chairman and Longtime Philanthropist Bernie Moray Passes Away on His 100th Birthday
Based on his contributions to the development of the home furnishing industry, his innovations, creativity, and his philanthropy, Moray was inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame in 2017, which he considered “the pinnacle of my career.”
Delta Children Teams Up With Operation Homefront, Mitzvah Circle and Homefront Pumps For Charitable Initiatives
Brand donations total 6M+ leading into Q4 of 2021.
Embello and National Media Partner Martha Stewart Living Introduce the “Living by Design” Showhouse
The “Living by Design” showhouse will share what’s new and next for how America is living today, allowing consumers and designers to engage with today’s leading brands.
Homemakers Furniture Hosts Free Family Carnival Day
12th annual free Family Carnival Day will be held on Saturday, August 28 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #314: Local SEO Tip
When pairing a keyword phrase with a locality, you don’t have to worry about periods.
Norwalk Furniture Plans to Transition Ownership to Its Employees
The upholstered furniture manufacturer enters into an agreement to create an ESOP that gives employees full ownership of company.
Corsicana Introduces Redesigned American Bedding Line at Las Vegas Market
The six-model grouping of hybrids will be made with foams and a coil system that together improve ergonomic support, enhance levels of comfort, furnish pressure relief and regulate body temperature during sleep.
Ante4Autism Raises a New Record of Over $150,000
Annual poker tournament at Vegas has raised over $1,000,000 in 13 years
Hall of Fame Sets Groundbreaking for Its New Home: Friday, Oct. 15, 2021
The 17,500-square-foot building will be expanded into a 23,500-sq.-ft. hub of innovation, excellence and leadership in the heart of the High Point Market.
Las Vegas Design Center and ASID Announce ANDYZ Award Winners
11 Interior Design Project Winners Recognized at Summer 2021 Las Vegas Market.
Casual Industry Names Manufacturer Leadership Award Finalists
The five companies, Castelle by Tropitone, Lloyd Flanders, Summer Classics, Telescope Casual Furniture and Treasure Garden, were selected for ICFA’s Manufacturer Leadership Award after a call for online nominations in July among ICFA’s membership.
Las Vegas Market Names Six Market Snapshot Winners
Winners were selected from 54 finalists presented in nine themed weeks leading up to Las Vegas Market, which runs through August 26, 2021.
Mattress Firm Announces Extension of Sales Partnership with Tempur Sealy
Mattress Firm entered into a three-year strategic sales partnership with Tempur Sealy in 2019, bringing of products to consumers through Mattress Firm’s 2,300+ locations nationwide and online.
Culp, Inc., Leads Community in Donation Drive for Haiti Earthquake Relief
The High Point-based textile company has production facilities in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, and While the earthquake occurred in another region of the country, many CULP employees have family members who have been affected by the disaster.
Nationwide Partners with ADC
New program builds on ADC’s highly successful distribution model to deliver immediate access to more than $50 million in product inventory.
Corsicana to Launch Revamped SleepInc. Collection at Las Vegas Market
Beds in revitalized lineup will feature prime materials and components at value prices.
Southerland to Relaunch American Sleep Line
The revamped line includes hybrids and two-sided mattresses, and will serve as a companion collection to its popular Signature collection.
Eclipse International to Reintroduce Lifetime Collection as A Premium Hd Mattress Line
The collection will be branded under Eastman House and will be marketed under the tagline, “Comfort built to last.”
Kaleen Rugs Launches 2 New Additions and A Refreshed Showroom During Las Vegas Summer Market
On top of Kaleen's 2 new additions, which debuted this past High Point Spring Market, they are also showing off a refreshed showroom for Las Vegas Market.
Las Vegas Market Primed for Strong End to Summer 2021 Market Season
Las Vegas Market closes out the Summer 2021 buying season with a comprehensive presentation of top furniture, home décor and gift brand presentations in showrooms and the all-new EXPO at World Market Center
Package.ai Integrates to STORIS for Routing & Reputation Management
The integration enables STORIS post-purchase data to be utilized in Package.ai’s platform, which combines automated customer messaging, delivery and reputation management, and contextual up-sell tools.
Nourison Opens Las Vegas Market Showroom Early on August 21
During Las Vegas Market, Nourison will be previewing hundreds of new styles of area rugs and home accessories, all in-stock and ready to ship.
Adrian Zmed, David Williams, Antonio Fargas Scheduled to Play at 13th Annual Ante4Autism
True Sleep Mattress Store, Tom Daley, Roger Magowitz added to sponsors.
Las Vegas Market Expands Buying Group and Trade Association Programming for Summer 2021
PLATIN America will launch a first-in-the-industry permanent showroom and gathering space in Building A at the World Market Center.
Shifman Adds Sales Veteran for Southwest Growth
Luxury mattress maker names sales veteran Diana Genshoc to key market.
IMC Plans Expanded Resources and Programming for Fall 2021 High Point Market
Accelerated leasing activity is resulting in new, expanded and relocated brands among 1,000+ resources presented by IMC.
Las Vegas Market Announces Summer 2021 Market Snapshot Finalists
People’s Choice Voting now open through August 20th, 2021.
Flexsteel's Brand Getting A Contemporary Update
Traditional maker's new lifestyle-driven look and feel come into sharper focus.
Spring Air Launches Nature’s Choice Collection At Las Vegas Market
As a complement to their highly successful nature’s rest brand, The Nature's Choice hybrid line replicates the feel of pure Talalay latex cores at a more attainable price point.
Retail Sales Models Still Require a Human Touch, Advises A&G Analytics Leader
Veteran retail execs have good reason to be skeptical of some ‘black box’ computer models used to recommend critical store decisions, writes A&G’s Douglas Bennett.
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Launches Home Furnishings Leadership Institute at High Point University
Each year, 25 emerging leaders will be selected from a nominated pool of candidates for a challenging seminar of peer learning based on the practice of successful home furnishings leadership.
Anaya Home Expands to the Outdoors with High-Tech Pillow Collection
The PureAir collection includes a self-cleaning fabric designed to remove pollutants from the air, making the health of your home and outdoor space a priority.
MLILY USA to Host Popular “Moonshine Mixer” & First-Ever Silent Auction at Summer Las Vegas Market
Event shines a light on partnership with special spaces & allows guests to participate in two youth-themed room makeovers.
GhostBed to Debut Its First Mattress Topper at Summer Las Vegas Market
The GhostBed Memory Foam Topper is manufactured with a waterproof fitted cover featuring Ghost Ice Fabric, which is cool to the touch, and with the company’s signature 2-inch GhostGrip elastic bands, which keep the topper in place.
Diamond Mattress Launches Adjustable Bases and Foundations
Mattress maker expands bedding line with all-new foundations and adjustable bases.
Shifman Pillow Program Debut Extends Luxury Lineup
The luxury mattress maker builds the ticket for retailers with premium pillows made with natural materials.
Lastick Furniture and Wood's Mercantile Join Furniture First, Sheely 's Furniture Rejoins
Wood’s Mercantile, located in Clarkesville, Georgia, Lastick Furniture located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and North Lima, Ohio retailer Sheely’s Furniture all joined Furniture First last week.
Malouf Foundation to Host Forging Freedom Event at Las Vegas Market
The event, highlighting how companies can become OnWatch Advocates, is being held August 23 from 4:45pm to 5:45pm at the Malouf showroom in Suite B1350.
Norwalk Spotlights New Shapes & Rich Textures at Las Vegas Market
The uniquely shaped and fully customizable products will be on display in the company’s showroom located at showroom A225 of the World Market Center.
Conn's HomePlus Donates More than $80,745 in Mattresses to Houston Area Charities
Conn's Cares makes special donation to local Houston organizations.
Nice Link Home Furnishings Supports Bricks & Clicks with Expanded Quick Ship
The leather upholstery specialist has ‘ample inventory’ and ships within 48 hours from U.S. warehouse.
STORIS Launches eCommerce Buying Group Interface
The Buying Group Interface is a plug-and-play solution for website platforms such as BrandSource AVB and Nationwide's Site on Time and Retailer Web Services.
Jaipur Living Launches New Program for their Interior Design Partners
The Designer Edit program offers an exclusive collection of handcrafted products.
Gabriella White Announces Appointments to Top Leadership Positions
Summer Classics founder, Bew White moves to Executive Chairman of the Board, William White, founder of Gabby to CEO and Greg Goetcheus to the role of President of the company.
Eclipse International to Unveil Hemingway Adventure Series at Las Vegas Market
Handcrafted in the U.S., the Adventure Series features OEKO-TEX 100 certified Talalay latex and is hand-tufted with 100 percent cotton damask imported from Belgium.
Corsicana to Launch Expanded NightsBridge Midnight Collection at Las Vegas Market
New model provides consumers with additional comfort option.
Ghostbed to Enter Smart Bed Segment
The company will formally introduce their new Smart Bed at the upcoming Summer Las Vegas Market.
Natuzzi Rebrands High Point Showroom as Multi-Tenant Casa Italia
Establishes largest exhibition space for Italian manufacturers at the market.
Magniflex to Introduce CBD Infused Pillow at Las Vegas Market
The CBD Serenity Pillow is a medium-comfort memory foam pillow with a cover infused with CBD.
J.B. Hunt Celebrates 60th Anniversary
J.B. Hunt executive leaders held a virtual event to reflect on the company’s rich history and discuss what’s on the horizon.
Nationwide Marketing Group Launches Chatterbox Live Chat Platform
Chatterbox is the only web-based live chat solution specifically designed to integrate with Nationwide’s industry-leading suite of digital solutions.
Homemakers Furniture to Show Large Presence at Iowa State Fair
As a part of Homemakers’ sponsorship, they will have the second largest booth in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building at the fairgrounds.
Spring Air Reports Largest Quarterly Year-Over-Year Growth in 12 Years
Sales in the first quarter of 2021 were $28 million, a 75 percent increase over the same quarter last year.
Avery Nelson Joins the Tango Multimedia Team
Nelson brings 20+ years of experience in retail marketing to the furniture-focused marketing & advertising agency.
Serta Simmons' Gordon Hecht Gives Back with Tunnels to Towers Fundraiser
Tunnels 2 Towers provides enabled housing for wounded first responders and military veterans.
Englander and Fiesta Furniture Added to Growing List of Ante4Autism Sponsors
The 13th Annual Ante4autism event has been moved to the South Point Hotel and Casino on Saturday, August 21st at 3 PM.
MLILY USA Parent Signs Lease for Second Arizona Factory
Glendale plant will employ more than 500 at full capacity & increase manufacturing space in state to nearly 2 million.
King Koil to Launch Smartlife Program at Midwest Furniture Retailer HOM Furniture
Under the agreement, HOM Furniture stores will offer the SmartLife’s Lily Luxury Firm model at its 17 retail locations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Serta Unveils New Premium Arctic Sleep System
The Arctic sleep system, powered by Reactex®, features three layers of cooling technology that work together to pull heat deep into the mattress and away from the body, helping sleepers stay cool.
AHFA Foundation Awards Four Grants for 2021
The American Home Furnishings Alliance has awarded $44,000 in grants for 2021, with a focus on scholarships for training and academic programs to support the industry.
The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Names Myrtle Hayworth Barthmaier as A Trailblazer
Myrtle Hayworth Barthmaier , the president and chairwoman for 27 years of Hayworth Industries, will be inducted as a Trailblazer and will receive the industry’s highest honor as a member of the Hall of Fame during the Induction Celebration in October.
PICKUP Spotlights Technology Executive’s Momentum
The last-mile delivery service highlight's Jason Zubrick as Chief Technology Officer and Tim Delgado as VP of Technology and Chief Information Security Officer.
2021 CGS State of the U.S. eCommerce Consumer Survey unveils New Post-Pandemic Shopping Habits
Generation Z paves the way for new shopping trends, and consumers gravitate toward American-made children’s goods.
Sleep & Beyond to Add 3 New Products to Its Collection for Las Vegas Summer Market
The additions include the three inch myWoolly Latex Topper, myTraining Pillow and Steel Grey certified organic sheets.
SSA to Showcase Eight Different Companies in One Showroom at Las Vegas Market
The showroom will also include eight different company product displays set up with rep availability via phone or online contact.
Las Vegas Market “Market Pros” to Feature “Ahead of the Curve” Panelists for Expanded Market Trend Exploration
At-Market Instagram takeover features seven retail, design and lifestyle experts.
Lively Brights Will Lead Norwalk’s Color Trends for Summer 2021
The four themes – highlighted by a sea of greens and glowing, tropical yellows – include "Nantucket,” “Vivid,” “Beryl” and “Tiger,” presented in coordinated colors, patterns, and textures.
Carrier and Company Launches First Rug Collection with Loloi Rugs
The husband and wife team, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, are known for creating environments that are cosmopolitan and tailored, and designed with a love of layering pattern and texture.
Treasure Garden Recognizes Independent Rep Team with Annual Award
Tracey Borio and Maggie Borio of TAB Unlimited, Inc were recognized as Representatives of the Year for excellence in sales and service.
Capel Rugs to Intro New Designs at Summer Las Vegas Market
Introductions include Braymore, a cozy hand knotted collection, and and two versatile new braided designs -- Sturbridge and Stockton.
Rize Announces New Showroom at Las Vegas Market
Focused growth leads to expansion of new showroom in B925 at the Las Vegas Summer Market.
Four Hands Appoints First-Ever Chief Technology Officer
Jim Anderson, formerly of White Mountain Footwear Group and Victorinox Swiss Army, will drive implementation of new technology solutions for the home furniture wholesaler.
IMC Fall Design Events Return to AmericasMart and ADAC This September
Resources, education & networking shape atlanta's dual-venue fall 2021 design experience.
Suzann Burkhead-Bray Leaves Behind The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation Legacy
Bray along with her brother, Scott Burkhead, founded The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation in honor of their younger sister, Sandra Burkhead Campbell who died from breast cancer.
Four Design Tastemakers Identify “The Next Golden Age of Design” in IMC’s August 2021 Market Insights Webinar
Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Timothy Corrigan, Alexa Hampton and Corey Damen Jenkins to participate in the webinar.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #313: When Those SEO Types Send You an Email
When you get emails from SEO companies, sometimes they’ll give you information you can use.
STORIS' Client Relations Manager, Nancy Figueras, Named to HFB’s Forty Under 40
In 2014 STORIS challenged Nancy to build its Client Relations Department from the ground up, ensuring that each STORIS client is maximizing their technology investment and meeting their goals for success.
Darvin Furniture & Mattress Introduces Bowling in the Showroom with 3 Days of Prize Giveaways
Celebration includes live broadcast, concert tickets, $1,000 Grand Prize Darvin Gift Card.
Troy Hanson Joins Dallas Market Center as Senior Leasing Director, Design, and New Business Development
Hanson is responsible for the strategic merchandising, prospecting, and leasing of the design neighborhoods at Dallas Market Center.
MLILY Transforms Las Vegas Showroom Into an Outdoor Adventure
The mattress manufacturer will spotlight its MLILY Kids JAMA Collection at the Summer Las Vegas Market with a unique “Outdoor Adventure” display.
Mapping the New Consumer Path to Purchase
Brands talk a lot about removing friction in consumers’ path to purchase., but they should be adding joy, meaning and enrichment into every step of the process.
Leggett & Platt Reports Record 2Q Results
The manufacturer reported record quarterly sales in the second quarter of $1.27 billion, a 50% increase versus second quarter last year.
Acima Launches New, Digital Ecosystem to Lease Retail Products
Rent-A-Center’s virtual lease-to-own fintech business launches new lease-to-own (LTO) technologies that will empower underserved consumers and remove transaction barriers between these consumers and retailers.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
"The industry continues to experience a strange duality of success with orders flowing in but also being mired in backlogs as product is not flowing out with various delays and supply issues."
Dow Polyurethanes Hosting Free Virtual Event August 10 - 11
"Shaping the Future with Polyurethanes” uses collaboration to help shape the future with polyurethanes.
Renaissance Elevated Sleep Technology (R.E.S.T.) Debuts Adjustable Base Program
Newcomer to adjustable bed category launches five-model program with in-stock availability.
Blu Sleep Launches Luxury Top of Bed & Accessories at Las Vegas Market
New sheets, duvet covers, throw blankets and leisure robe add to company’s growing list of offerings.
Las Vegas Design Center Monthly Series to Focus on Scandinavian Bathroom Design
“First Friday” seminar to be held in-person on August 6.
32nd ARTS Awards Nominating Committee Announced
Home industry’s highest honor to return to in-person event in January 2022.
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Elects Neil Goldberg to Board of Directors
Goldberg is chairman and CEO of Raymour & Flanigan, the largest furniture retailer in the Northeast and the seventh largest in the United States.
Windward Design Group Efficiency Planning Accomplishes Shorter Than Industry Lead Times
Retail partners of Windward Design Group are experiencing shorter than expected delivery times due to efficiency planning across their manufacturing model.
Conn's HomePlus Donates Much Needed Appliances to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida
Nearly $21,000 awarded to local non-profit through Conn's Cares Initiative.
Flexsteel Launches New Website with MicroD
Flexsteel proudly unveils its new brand experience online.
Mattress Retailer Penalized $63,034 for Illegally Pocketing Customer Recycling Fees
Valley Mattress will pay the penalties and back payments for collecting customer recycling fees, then failing to submit them to California’s mattress recycling program.
MLILY USA Expands Design & Product Development Department
Nairi Gharibian, a consumer-packaged goods executive, will lead the growing team of highly experienced designers.
City of Hope to Host October and December 2021 Events Celebrating 2020 Honorees
Spirit of Life Award Dinner to take place during Fall High Point Market and West Coast Golf & Tennis Tournament to take place in December.
Furniture of America Pledges $250,000 for Hall of Fame Capital Campaign
Furniture of America pledged $250,000 to the Building Fund of the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame in honor of the FOA Family and a beloved member, Mike Genrich who recently passed away.
Roll & Hill Launches New Furniture by Post Company
Post Company, also based in Brooklyn, is a collection of architects, interior designers, and other creatives.
Nationwide Marketing Group Readies Endless Aisle Option for Independent Retailers
Available through the Nationwide eXchange website platform, endless aisle will provide more product flexibility to retailers and consumers alike.
Bloomingdale’s Introduces a Scaled-Down Bloomie’s Store in Order to Scale-Up
The Bloomie’s concept is a model of how multi-brand luxury retail can be reinvented then scaled.
Pleasant Mattress Re-Brands Luxury McRoskey Mattress Collection for Its National Debut
The re-branding includes two new cover patterns and distinctive elements designed to stand out on the retail floor as an instantly recognizable, elite brand for the luxury mattress market.
eSTORIS 4.3.6 Enhancements Empower Customers to Self-Service
As the role of websites continues to expand, the eCommerce Product Management team addresses non-linear shopping journeys and logistical enhancements in this new release.
Eight Las Vegas Market Webinars Prepare Retailers and Designers for Summer 2021 Buying
Sessions include trend education, access to industry thought leaders and a primer on making the most of market.
2021 Genius Exchange Presents Awards to Top Ten Interior Designers
Interior designers lauded for business development, client interaction and leadership.
Hooker Furnishings Joins Sustainable Furnishings Council
The company took the step to join the SFC to further its support of positive environmental change within the industry.
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Unveils Student Design Challenge
Student Design Challenge seeks creative submissions to celebrate the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame’s groundbreaking.
CPSC Releases Proposed Rule for Clothing Storage Furniture
Based on a preliminary review of the rule by the AHFA, a majority of clothing storage furniture currently on the market today would not be able to meet the minimum stability requirements outlined in the rule.
Spring Air to Revive ComfortFlex Brand as A Value-Priced Mattress Collection
The ComfortFlex by Spring Air collection will be priced between $399 and $699 in queen and will be unveiled digitally this summer and on display during the Summer Las Vegas Market.
Polyurethane Foam Association Will Hold November Conference in Charlotte
COVID-19 international travel restrictions necessitated relocation.
48th CIFF Shanghai 2021 Set for September
The 48th edition of CIFF runs from September 3-6 in Shanghai, Hongqiao.
PICKUP Introduces Fusion Omni-Delivery Solutions
Fusion is the end-to-end omni-delivery solution that supports PICKUP’s partners with the delivery of big, heavy and high-value items.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #312: Can’t We Just Write the Tags?
Writing title and description tags is critical for local search results, but it’s not everything.
Reverie Moves into New Showroom Space in World Market Center, B-949
Reverie had planned to transition into B-949 in 2020, occupying its old space and the improved B-949 during the buildout of the new space, however COVID-19 shutdowns delayed the move.
E.S. Kluft & Company to Showcase Popular 2021 Collections at Summer Las Vegas Market
Visitors to Las Vegas Market, August 22-26, 2021, can view a selection of the latest from the Kluft, Aireloom and Marshall Mattress brands in two showrooms at the World Market Center.
Naturepedic Becomes First Non-Food Company to Complete Organic Fraud Prevention Program
The GOTS-certified organic mattress manufacturer completes certification for the Organic Trade Association’s new organic fraud fighting program.
Malouf Announces New Inventory in Salt Flat Furniture Line
Over 12 new furniture collections in the Salt Flat line are in stock and ready for shipping.
Las Vegas Market Partners with HD Expo + Conference and ASD
Three trade events to overlap for first time in August 2021.
Hiring Tip: Don't Forget Perennials!
Perennials candidates (workers aged 55 and older) is a great opportunity and a labor segment that people can tend to ignore because of misinformation and perception.
Windward Design Group To Kick Off Updated Open House Program Beginning August 1st
The entire month of August has been designated by the casual furnishings manufacturer for individual open houses.
Englander Unveils 14 New Mattresses in National Line Expansion
Mattress producer more than doubles its national offering.
Treasure Garden’s Outdoor Rug Collection Expands for 2022
Four new designer looks are produced in Belgium exclusively for Treasure Garden.
J.B. Hunt Publishes Sustainability Report Disclosing ESG Progress in 2020
The 2020 Sustainability Report details the company’s commitment to employees, customers, shareholders, vendors and suppliers, and the communities it serves.
ICFA Awards Gala to Celebrate 2020 and 2021
The International Casual Furnishings Association will host its annual Awards Gala on Wednesday evening, September 22, marking the opportunity to recognize outstanding performances in the current year as well as 2020.
Atlanta Attachment to Introduce New Border Boxing Machine at Furniture Manufacturing Expo
The new border boxing machine eliminates operator time and the need for multiple machines for different sized products, improving precision & efficiency in production.
Home Décor, Bedding and Furniture Gains in Las Vegas for Summer 2021 Market
20+ New, expanded and relocated showrooms commit to Las Vegas Market.
Reverie Amps Up Operations and Service Talent During Pandemic
Erik Elie joined the team as Reverie’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business and reporting to CEO and co-founder Martin Rawls-Meehan.
Working for Small Business, American Express Invites Customers To ‘Shop Small’ All Year Long
The pandemic did as yet incalculable damage to small businesses across the country. Help is needed now and American Express is giving it with a $100 million investment to jump-start small businesses this summer.
Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Association’s 2021 Outing Raises $81,000 to Benefit Children Fighting Cancer
Sold out June event at the upscale Crystal Springs Resort attracts 140 golfers.
Gift for Life Welcomes New Board Member
Sarah Mount represents Juniper by International Market Centers.
Interior Design Trend Increases by 25% in Popularity Thanks to TikTok
With designers taking to the platform to showcase their work, the tag #interiordesign is now boasting over 5.9 billion views.
Mitch Willingham Joins Ergomotion as Vice President of Global Sales
Willingham succeeds Gui Peres, who will transition to President of Ergomotion’s Wellness Division.
'Mall Whisperer' Rick Caruso on What It Takes To Be Successful in Retail – Any Retail
Despite the recent boost of energy that the reopenings have given malls in particular and brick-and-mortar retailers in general, consumer shopping patterns are going to revert back to a new normal with ecommerce pulling more and more dollars out of physical retail.
Southern California Furniture & Accessory Market Returns to Long Beach for 2021
Southern California's largest furniture and accessory market returns September 30 - October 1st.
Spring Air Partners with e-Commerce Manufacturer & Retailer, Blanquil, for Exclusive Roll-Packed Mattress Program
New product ships direct to consumers across the U.S. through broad network of retail partner websites.
Intellibed, Tietex, Janet & Jeffrey Pickett, Standard Fiber and Customatic Added to 13th Annual Ante4Autism Sponsor List
The 13th Annual Ante4autism event has been moved to the South Point Hotel and Casino on Saturday, August 21st at 3 PM
King Koil Expands SmartLife Program
Split-head mattress & premium adjustable base provides luxury segment with high-end sleep solution.
Diamond Mattress Enters Upholstery Category with Acquisition of Apartment Furnishings Company
Mattress manufacturer enters upholstery category and adds bedding capacity with purchase of Texas upholstery business.
Windward Design Group Announces Appointment of Rachel Peace as Chief Information Officer
Daughter of company founder and president, David Peace, Rachel joins the Windward Design Group executive team following over two years working in the outdoor industry.
J.B. Hunt Commits $5 Million as Capstone Gift to Arkansas Children’s Campaign for A Healthier Tomorrow
Transformational gift supports future expansion at Arkansas Children’s Northwest.
Eclipse Expands Licensee Footprint to North Africa
Morocco-based Salidor – which produces mattresses, pillows and foam – is Eclipse’s first licensee in North Africa and is its 82nd licensee overall.
Atlanta Market Momentum Accelerates as Summer 2021 Market Approaches
Summer edition presents expanded resources bolstered by the return of in-person industry events and celebrations, set for July 13-19, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta.
Malouf Adds New Accessories to Weekender™ Line
The additional products include a line of three sheet sets and three mattress protectors, each with a clear step-up story that satisfies unique customer needs.
Spectra Home’s Christina@HOME Carmel Chair Featured on Christina on the Coast
You can see four of Spectra Home’s Christina@HOME Carmel chairs on Christina on the Coast, season 3 episode 6, debuting on July 8th at 9 pm (ET) on HGTV and Discovery+.
Bew White to Receive 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award
Summer Classics founder William Bew White III is this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the ICFA.
Precision Textiles’ SlumberShield Division Expands Sleep Accessories Line
Three new “SlumberSphere SmartPillows” offer high-margin, add-on sales for both e-commerce & brick & mortar retailers.
Moira Murray Joins Textile Division at Milliken & Company
Murray has been hired as the residential sales and market director for the specialty interiors business within the Textile Division.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #311: The Sound of the Words on Your Website
Strive to prettify the sound of your website with copy that’s friendly, well-written, and avoids cliches.
Nationwide Marketing Group Partners with TBI to Bring Business Technology Services to Retailers
TBI gives retailers access to a variety of business-critical services, including phone and voice services, location and data security, internet and cloud services, and more.
Libby Langdon and Fairfield Put to the Test at June High Point Market
While Fairfield's focus remained on fulfilling customer orders, Langdon “repurposed” showroom samples and release new multifaceted introductions.
Apricity Announces New Virtual Showroom In Advance of ICFA Preview Market
Apricity is encouraging retailers to see their showroom collections, if not in person then by using their ‘Virtual Tour”.
ICFA Announces 2021 Apollo Award Finalists
Founded in 1959, the program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.
AHFA Summit Will Combine Sustainability and Regulatory Topics
Sustainability initiatives, environmental leadership and a broad range of legal and regulatory issues impacting the home furnishings industry are on the agenda for a September 1-2 educational program sponsored by the AHFA.
AICO Hosts Blood Drive with City of Hope
The Full line furniture manufacturer hosted a blood drive at its corporate offices in Pico Rivera in conjunction with the City of Hope.
Justin Laven and Norman Bundt Are Awarded Top Representatives at Craftmaster Furniture for 2020
The sales representatives in the the state of Illinois were awarded the 2020 Tony Galliher Sales Representative of the Year during the June 2021 High Point Market sales meeting.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
The most prevalent discussions at market was what to do about prices and manufacturing backlogs: How do you price goods for sale today that won’t be made for say 15 to 20 weeks?
Five Influencers to Showcase Summer 2021 Atlanta Market Finds
Valerie Darden of Stafford, VA; Brittany Hayes of Monroe, GA; Marissa Nelums of Chicago, IL; Amy Williams of Waco, TX; and Ashley Wilson of Logan, UT will cover the July 13-19, 2021 buying event, using the hashtag #ATLMKT2021 to share their experiences.
2021 Genius Exchange Focuses on Breakthroughs to Rapid Growth for Professional Designers and Firms
The 2021 Genius Exchange will be held virtually on Friday and Saturday, July 16-17.
Rize Launches New Catalog with Streamlined Pricing
Updated product information and pricing make it easier to order.
Dallas Market Center Holds Biggest Summer Show in Years
The June Total Home & Gift Market boasts record attendance, more new buyers, coast-to-coast traffic, and deep order writing at first show of the season.
Three Earn Top Design Certification from Decorating Den Interiors
Joining 22 other active franchisees who are Decorating Den Certified Decorator are Julie Meyer, Tone VanderHulst and Paula Esterline.
Nationwide Marketing Group Signs Point-of-Sale Partnership with Myriad Software
Agreement adds Myriad to Nationwide’s growing list of preferred POS vendors, allowing the software to integrate into the PriMetrix suite of tools.
Webinar with New Juniper CEO Addresses E-Commerce Trends
Juniper CEO, Bill Furlong, will explore expanding business and engaging customers through e-commerce in a free webinar, Leadership Perspective: A One-on-One on Thursday, July 8.
Chuck Reilly to Retire from AICO after 40 Years in Industry
The Industry veteran and Executive Vice President of AICO will be leaving the furniture industry to spend more time with his family.
AGIO to Introduce New Designs for 2022 Season
Attendees to Pre-Market will have an opportunity see Apricity’s newly designed collections for the upcoming 2022 season.
Summer Sample Sale at World Market Center Las Vegas Is July 7-9
Gift and home furnishings showrooms will offer deep discounts.
Currey & Company Opens New Showroom in Atlanta
Official Ribbon-Cutting Set for July 16 at 4 PM.
HEARTS Awards Honors Heroes of the Pandemic
Twelve organizations presented special recognition to leaders for outstanding service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dean Berthod is 2019's Top Representative at Craftmaster Furniture
The Craftmaster sales representative for New York and Northern New Jersey was awarded the 2019 Tony Galliher Sales Representative of the Year during the June 2021 market sales meeting in High Point.
Luxury Home Boom Continues for RH
For the first quarter ending May 1, RH just announced record results, with net revenues increasing 78% from $482.9 million last year to $860.8 million this year.
IMC July 2021 Market Insights Webinar to Focus on Regional Design Trends
“Designing & Sourcing What's Next in 2021” to be presented on July 7
Simply Amish Launches Fully Redesigned Website
New website enables customers to customize furniture online, submit for quote.
Pleasant Mattress Employees Get ‘Poke in The Arm’ Incentive for COVID-19 Vaccine
Independent mattress manufacturer is offering a $50 bonus to all of its employees as an incentive to get vaccinated for the coronavirus as part of its, “We Got Stuck So You Can Sleep Better” campaign.
How Can Furniture Retailers Market to Those Migrating from The Big Cities?
Many retailers are spending time and money by marketing to core customers in the big cities who simply aren’t there anymore.
Atlanta Market Fetes In-Person Market Rebound with Celebrations, Live Events and New Amenities
IMC announces return of in-person events and celebrations with a schedule of industry parties, culinary demonstrations and expanded amenities set for the July 13-19, 2021 staging at AmericasMart Atlanta.
Indiana Furniture Takes Canvas & Gesso Casegoods To A New Level of Design
The newly added enhancements expand the lines’ design flexibility and amplify functionality within a broad range of working environments.
Gift Exhibitors Grow Las Vegas Market Presence to Tap West Coast Demand
Eleven new, expanded, relocated and renewed gift showrooms confirmed for Summer 2021 Market.
ISFD Announces David Santiago to Sponsor Design Between the Lines Podcasts
Design Between the Lines is the only design and home furnishings podcast where John Conrad, executive director of ISFD, talks with the real game-changers, industry innovators, and lifetime legends of the home furnishings industry.
Nationwide Marketing Group Partners with Lockton Affinity to Create Affordable Health Insurance Program for Independent Retailers
Plan offers access to medical and ancillary insurance benefits – with no deductibles, no waiting periods and no administrative work for business owners.
Home Renovation Spend Rises as Homeowners Invest in Large Kitchen Projects, Houzz Survey Finds
Homeowners’ intent to renovate is strong for 2021; credit card usage declines.
High Point Market Authority Announces Summer Webinar Lineup
Originally announced as a replacement to in-person programming for the Spring 2021 Market, the success of the series has prompted additional sessions to be added in July and August.
EY Announces Asha Chaudhary of Jaipur Living as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southeast Award Finalist
Celebrating the 35th class of entrepreneurs who transform the Southeast and beyond.
Industry Veteran Niles Cornelius Retires from HSM
Decades-long career ends after playing key role in sales & development of company’s innovative bedding products.
Conn's HomePlus Makes Debut in Two New Florida Cities
Specialty retailer continues Florida expansion with new stores in Lakeland and Orange City.
IHFRA’s Furniture Industry Awards Gala Goes Virtual
2021 Gala, set to air on Sept 23, will support the Malouf Foundation.
Wayfair Launches New Brand Campaign, “No Place Like It”
Omnichannel campaign celebrates consumers’ authentic lives at home - the messy, the clean, and everything in between.
Weekly Business Tip #12 from Snap Finance: What the New American Presidential Administration Means for the Furniture Industry
Following economic policy and regulation may help how you position your business in 2021.
Brand Trust Is Built on Dependably Satisfying Consumer Expectations, not on Lofty Social Causes
It’s well and good for brands to take a stand on social issues, but ultimately brand trust is based on doing what you say you’re going to do and doing it well.
Z Capital Partners-Backed Twin Star Home Acquires Classic Accessories
Classic Accessories provides products that protect and enhance outdoor living and leisure, which include covers for patio and garden furnishings, cushions and accessories.
FH Home Store Celebrates their First Year Anniversary
Proceeds from it's July Anniversary sales event will be used to fund their sister non-profit, Furnishing Hope.
Polyurethane Foam Association Comments on Foam Shortage Resolution — Recaps Member Meeting
Conference covered issues including pandemic recovery, raw material supplies, and regulatory challenges.
Nice Link Hires Matt Rubin to Key e-Commerce Role
Rubin is responsible for the efficient flow of goods from the company’s 1.5 million-square-foot factory in Haining, China to its five strategically located U.S. warehouses.
HPU Interior Design Faculty and Alumni Redesign Humane Society Lobby
The design centers on the idea that new pet owners coming to the facility are providing a ‘forever home’ for their new animals.
Surya to Feature Top Sellers, New Introductions at Dallas Market
Highlights include stylish new designs, custom sizes, and innovative performance options.
Humanscale Becomes the First Company to Make Climate, Energy and Water Positive Products
Over half of the manufacturer’s offerings leave the planet better off.
High Point Market Authority Partners with HPxD for August Masterclass
Scheduled for August 3, the Market Masterclass will offer a half day program focusing on trade resources within the Market district, followed by an evening cocktail hour and networking dinner.
Malouf Launches New Weekender Mattresses
The company recently expanded the Weekender product line with eight memory foam mattresses.
Ashley Furniture Industries Sponsors Ante4Autism Event
The company once again sponsors the charity poker tournament fundraiser, becoming a Diamond Sponsor.
Southerland Opens New 318,000 Sq. Ft. Nashville Plant
The new plant more than doubles production facility’s square footage & adds 40 new jobs.
STORIS and Tools2Win Announce Partnership and Integration
New partnership will provide retailers using STORIS’ Unified Commerce Solution the ability to send key data to the Tools2Win Analytical Platform.
Moe’s Home Collection Expands Licensee Program with New Location in Canada
The company's newest showroom opened on June 11th in Edmonton’s design district, Alberta Canada.
Interior Lifestyle China Rescheduled to September 2022
The decision was made due to travel restrictions likely remaining in place in the lead up to the fair, impacting international participation in the event.
WithIt Scholarship Foundation Awards $32,000 in Student Scholarships
Andreina Pereira Nunez receives Jena and Stephen Hall Scholarship.
Indiana Furniture President/CEO, Max Verkamp, Re-Elected to BIFMA Board of Directors
Prior to joining Indiana Furniture, Verkamp worked at MasterBrand Cabinets, providing leadership in sales, marketing, IT, and operations for 23 years.
Conn’s, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results
Same Store Sales increased 19.4% and total sales increased 26.5% compared to last year's first quarter results.
AICO's 2020 Sales Professional Awards Recognizes Key Team Members
Founder and CEO, Michael Amini presented the Northern California Sales Professional Jared Perini as the 2020 Sales Professional of the year.
What Consumers Want from Social Media Is Different than Brands, Creating a Performance Gap
Unlike traditional push advertising which interrupts people while doing other things, social media users expect to be in control when engaging with a brand.
Registration Opens for Nationwide PrimeTime in Nashville
GRAMMY Award-winning band, Little Big Town, to Perform for Nationwide Marketing Group.
Las Vegas Market Introduces Nine New Weekly Themes for Summer 2021 Market Snapshot Program
Each weekly Market Snapshot will highlight six selected products available at the upcoming Summer Market – two furniture, two home décor and two gift products – presented in specific themed designations.
DesignerBoard3D Signs 1,000+ Users and Adds Top Furniture Brands
With DesignerBoard3D, interior designers can access tools for photorealistic 3D renderings that help their clients visualize projects.
CITY Furniture Partners with OnePULSE Foundation to Celebrate Pride Month
The Florida-Based Furniture Company is matching up to $25,000 in donations to the onePULSE Foundation’s OUTLOVE HATE campaign.
IMC’s June 2021 Market Insights Explores "Cross-Merchandising for the Win"
The one-hour webinar is Wednesday, June 16, at 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT, and will be followed by a question-and-answer segment.
ART Launches Exclusive Shipping Program
Volume discounts available to all ART member categories.
Spring Air Northeast Begins Production at New State-Of-The-Art Manufacturing Facility
The new 146,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, located in Fall River, Massachusetts, features state-of-the-art machinery and an improved layout designed to increase the capacity and efficiency.
Dow to Build MDI Distillation and Prepolymers Facility in Freeport, Texas
This investment supports increasing demand for downstream polyurethane systems products.
Katapult Completes Business Combination with FinServ Acquisition Corp.
Combined company will operate as Katapult Holdings, Inc. and will trade on the Nasdaq under the Ticker KPLT.
IMC Sponsors Gift for Life Raffle During Summer 2021 Atlanta Market & Las Vegas Market
IMC matches donations up to $10,000 for COVID-related hunger relief.
Palliser/EQ3 Announces Steve Ambeau as New Chief Marketing Officer
Canadian furniture and home decor group Palliser appoints marketing and brand leader.
IMC Names Five Spring 2021 High Point Market Snapshot "People's Choice" Winners
Products by Brown Jordan, Camerich USA, Dôme Deco, Legend Accents / Legend of ASIA and Pearl Mantels win in online voting.
Kaleen Rugs Launches 15 New Rug Collections During the High Point Spring Market.
The collections include their new ultra high-end Brand Luxe as well as 3 new additions to their Chancellor, Marble and Sunice collections.
Ante4Autism Poker Event Moves to South Point Hotel and Casino
Date set for Saturday, 8/21 for the 13th annual charity poker tournament.
Las Vegas Market Temporaries See Expansive Growth For Summer 2021 Market
350+ Temporaries featured at the EXPO at World Market Center Las Vegas.
Hooker Furniture Expands Motion Product Line with Design Features & Concealed Functions
The additions were designed in response to rising demand for more comfortable and multifunctional furniture as consumers spend more time at home.
Copeland Furniture Approaches Total Energy Independence with Expansion of Solar Array and Energy Conservation Efforts
In addition to expanding its solar array capacity by 396 kWh, the company has increased energy conservation with variable frequency drives (VFDs), LED lighting throughout the factories, and more.
Precision Textiles Develops Fiberglass- & Chemical-Free FR Mattress Barrier as Healthier & Safer Alternative
The new products are fiberglass-free, chemical-free, highly breathable and are available as a sock as well as wide-width format which is laminated to the mattress ticking fabric.
Rooms to Go Has Committed $250,000 to The New Home of The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame
The Wall of Fame in the new home In High Point will be given in honor of the Rooms to Go team, the nation’s fifth largest retailer.
Malouf Increases Distribution Network with New Property in South Carolina
Acquires a nearly 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse building in South Carolina to improve shipping and stock availability for its retail partners.
J.B. Hunt, University of Arkansas Announce $1 M Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Inclusion
Company also contributes $250K to boost current inclusion initiatives at Walton College.
Surya to Invest $500,000 in The New Home of The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame
The one-stop resource for fashion-forward rugs and accessories, based in White, Ga., will name the Presentation Staircase in the heart of the new building.
Dudley Flanders Passes Away at 69
A luminary in the outdoor furniture industry, Dudley worked for Flanders Manufacturing with his father, eventually acquiring Lloyd Manufacturing and founding Lloyd Flanders Industries, a leader in all-weather wicker.
MLILY USA Opens Los Angeles Office & Showroom
New facility will house design, product development, sales & customer service.
Feizy Rugs Donates Over $150,000 to India’s Relief Efforts in Battle Against COVID-19
As the country faces a devastating second wave of cases, these funds will commit more than 56,000 meals to the people of India and help provide hospitals with proper medical equipment to aid in the battle against COVID-19.
Diamond Launches Giving Back Program with Family Promise
Mattress maker donates to Night Without a Bed event and kicks off company’s new charitable program.
Loloi To Significantly Increase its New York Market Presence at the Home Textiles Market
The company is moving its New York City showroom and will renovate and occupy the entire second floor at 260 5th Ave in Manhattan.
Conn’s HomePlus Enters Ocala, Florida
Specialty retailer expands brand in Florida, with a new store located in the Boyd Market Center at 2800 SW 24th Ave.
Magniflex to Shift New Product Launch Strategy
In an effort to better align with the needs of its dealers, Magniflex USA will begin introducing new collections at times when their dealers request them, as opposed to launching new products at trade shows.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
"It seems that for once the industry has performed at or above most others for maybe one of the first times in recent history."
Universal Furniture Transforms Classic Forms with Modern Style in New "Past Forward" Collection
Past Forward takes an eclectic mix of English, French and Scandinavian design cues, and blends each with a healthy dose of modern style to achieve a fresh, casual, comfortable collection for the home.
Made in Italy Brand, Alf, Opens New Showroom at High Point
Furnishing homes since 1951, the Italian-made brand celebrates 70 year history with new showroom at 220 Elm, High Point.
Currey & Company Announce Mister M Collection
The collection pays homage to the fabulous color combinations used by the painter Piet Mondrian.
Feizy Debuts New Thom Filicia and Expands Existing Collections at High Point Market
The company is also adding new pieces to its existing Bellini, Elias, and Piraj collections, and debuting Alden, a comfortable collection that includes curated colors selected by Thom Filicia.
Culp, Inc. Introduces Chillsense™ Powered by Repreve®
Fabrics made with ChillSense fibers create a cool sensation to the touch, and are composted of at least 30% REPREVE, a fiber made from recycled plastic bottles.
Norwalk Furniture Expands Sectional Offering at High Point Market
Norwalk Furniture will debut two new sectional sofas and expand several of its best-selling seating silhouettes with additional sectional configurations at the upcoming June High Point Market.
Sam Moore Will Highlight Four Emerging Textile Trends at June High Point Market
The four themes featured throughout the showroom include Urbane Mod, Collected Mod, Rustic Mod and Nostalgic Mod.
Nourison to Focus on Abstract Design, Rich Textures and Distressed Classics for High Point Market
New area rug introductions will include the launch of Calvin Klein Linear, kathy Ireland® Home American Manor and Michael Amini Star.
Recap: 51st IHGF Delhi Fair 2021 - Virtual
Held virtually from 19-23 May 2021, the 51st edition of IHGF Delhi Fair concluded after connecting its 700+ exhibitors with 2400 buyers from 110 countries.
American Made, Contract Grade Frames, Along with Quick Availability, to Define New Upholstery Brand
JP Home Furnishings is the newest company to launch domestic manufactured, quickly available residential upholstery.
IMC Welcomes 155+ New, Relocating and Expanding Exhibitors for Spring 2021 High Point Market
17 High Point Market properties will showcase 158 new, expanding and relocating showrooms and temporary exhibits among its 1,000+ total resources at Spring 2021 High Point Market.
Jaipur Living and Kevin O’brien Team up For Two New Rug Collections
Jaipur will be showcasing the new collections at High Point Market.
Work-From-Home Demand Prompts Bradington-Young to Launch Customizable, Domestically Made Office Chairs
Called “Home Office BY Design,” the collection is being offered in response to the increased demand for home office furniture driven by pandemic related work-from-home trends.
Eclipse to Launch Millbrook Beds Collection at Spring High Point Market
First new product from joint venture with U.K.-based manufacturer.
Norwalk Furniture to Open Second High Point Market Showroom in Interhall
‘Norwalk Design Lab’ will showcase company’s expansive customizable product line & digital design tools.
HSM Promotes New Alternatives to Foam Shortages & Price Hikes
Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company is promoting a variety of coil and fiber solutions that can be used in place of foam across different products to alleviate the challenges in producing upholstered furniture and mattresses.
Gail Meadoff, Design & Furniture Industry Veteran Passes
Gail Meadoff started in the industry as a furniture representative, joined White Fine Furniture, then created Apropos, a multi-line showroom servicing the design trade.
Badcock Home Furniture &more Enhances Digital Experience with New 3D Customization Room Planner
Room Planner gives customers the ability to input their rooms’ exact dimensions and customize everything from ceiling height and window placement, to floor type and wall color to fully simulate the room they’d like to furnish.
Bob Mills Furniture Announces Plans to Open in Wichita, Kansas
Bob Mills Furniture, a retail leader in furniture and mattresses with stores located throughout Oklahoma and Texas, announces plans to open its tenth store in Wichita, Kansas.
International Window Coverings Expo Announces New Dates and Location for 2022
North America’s only trade show and conference dedicated to window covering professionals, will take place on April 6 and 7, 2022, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Florida.
IMC'S Market Snapshot Highlights 70+ Top Products at High Point Market
Market Snapshot presents new, exciting, innovative and trendsetting furniture and home décor products across IMC's 17 High Point Market properties.
PureCare Racks Up Women’s Choice Award for 6th Consecutive Year
The wellness bedding essentials manufacturer adds weighted blankets to list of highly recommended products.
Dallas Market Center Announces Official Partnership with Tundra
Working together, Tundra and Dallas Market Center aspire to create a best-in-class virtual and physical buying and selling experience saving retailers and brands time and money.
Universal’s Designer’s Lounge Is Back with Rue Magazine
A favorite designer hangout returns with editorial one-on-ones.
MLILY USA Outfits Knoxville Homeless Shelters with 250 Pillows
KARM provides emergency shelter and services to nearly 400 homeless men, women and children each night, and works with other family service providers in eastern Tennessee to find housing and additional resources.
Hooker Furniture Selects MicroD for New Product Visualization Initiative
MicroD’s new ePreVue 3D+ product visualization solution for upholstery visualization presents a combination of 2D and 3D visualization, offering an unlimited choice of fabrics, and trims with both photorealistic rendering and full 3D results in seconds.
Oliver Space Raises $13M in Series A Financing to Ignite a Movement Toward Flexible Home Furnishing
As the furniture industry embraces alternative eCommerce model, Oliver Space experiences tremendous growth, concurrently expanding services into four new cities.
Neil and Robin Goldberg of Raymour & Flanigan Commit $250,000 to The New Home of The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame
The Tribute Wall in the new home will be given in honor of the people behind Raymour & Flanigan, the nation’s seventh largest retailer based in Liverpool, N.Y.
Sorelle Furniture Debuts Showroom and Styles
Relocating to Center Point on Hamilton, the baby furniture manufacturer will feature new Farmhouse collection and top sellers.
Dallas Market Center Announces Updated Health & Safety Policies and Guidelines
Masks no longer required for vaccinated individuals.
Las Vegas Market’s Summer 2021 FIRST LOOK Showcases Four New Gift and Home Trends
Exhibitor product submissions for the four design and color trends, ’80s BEATS, EARLY TO RISE, HOME & AWAY and SPECIAL EFFECTS, are due June 9, 2021.
Nourison Hospitality Appoints New Director of Project & Design Services
Matt Key will have responsibility for internal project management and design teams in both the U.S. and India.
Copeland Furniture to Expand Signature Collections for High Point Market
The new introductions include pieces from the Mansfield, ISO, and Statements Collections, ranging from beds and nightstands to dining tables and chairs.
Corsicana Expands Military Program
The program expansion will offer a broader product selection and special pricing at United States military exchanges on its American Bedding, NightsBridge, EarlyBird, Renue and Sleep Inc. brands.
Furniture Executive Chris Pelcher Creates New Domestic Case Goods Company, Lineage Furniture
Lineage Furniture's new case-goods line will debut at the upcoming High Point Market.
Mainly Baskets Home to Launch Second Design Collection with Sarah Bartholomew
The two design moguls are re-joining forces to launch The Garden Collection by Sarah Bartholomew for Mainly Baskets Home this Summer.
Southerland Launches National Program with Wayfair
Six model program ships direct to consumers in 5 days.
Universal Furniture Announces June 2021 Market Events
The company’s showroom and high-tech Learning Center are hosting multiple events Saturday, June 5 through Tuesday, June 7.
Surya to Unveil 1,300+ New Rugs and Accessories at High Point Market
Introductions include stylish new designs backed with strong inventory.
Special Order Products Now Saleable on STORIS eCommerce Solutions
The ability to sell customizable, Special Order merchandise via an eCommerce website is now available to home furnishings retailers through STORIS.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #310: Know the Features. Tout the Benefits
Take the time to truly consider highlighting the benefits when writing for your website, email campaigns, or social media posts.
Hooker Furniture To Launch “Chapman” at High Point Market
Targeting a younger consumer and inspired by downtown urban living, the Chapman Collection is a smaller-scaled, casual-contemporary whole home group.
Drew & Jonathan Home by Karastan Collection to Make Debut at High Point Market
The collection is one of several new categories rolling out under SBG’s latest brand, and 20 original designs will be prominently presented for the first time anywhere in Karastan’s new showroom at High Point Market.
Safety Protocols Updated for Spring Market
In light of the recent updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the state of North Carolina, the High Point Market Authority has updated its #HPMKTsafe protocols.
Following Best Sales Year Ever, Wilcox Furniture Liquidates
CEO at Wilcox Furniture speaks about the principles Wilcox Furniture was founded on and the reasons why the four-store Texas retail operation made this decision. Also why he chose Wahlquist Management to handle the inventory liquidation.
Industry Vet Joins King Koil to Support Growing Midwest Business
Misty Levenske will focus in particular on growing the sales of the company’s SmartLife collection in the Midwest.
JBS Couros Launches Antiviral Leather
Introduces new JBS V-Block technology with Silver microparticles to produce leather that inactivates bacteria and viruses including COVID-19.
IHFRA Announces ‘Grab-&-Go’ Breakfast At June Market
The event, set for June 4-6 from 7:00-10:00, will give members a chance to grab a quick breakfast, but will also offer them an opportunity to meet with new vendors, evaluate new products.
Malouf Adds Nearly 8,000 Square Feet to High Point Showroom
The acquisition of the nearly 8,000-square-foot Suite 101 at Market on Green, located next to the company’s existing showroom in Suite 100, almost doubles the company’s show space.
Moe's Home Collection to Showcase 300 New Intros in Expanded High Point Showroom
MHC’s new space is 50% larger than their previous showroom at over 15,000 square feet.
ZUO Recognized in Snapshot Program for AmericasMart Atlanta
The Snapshot program aims to highlight new and noteworthy product that will be introduced and featured at the upcoming Atlanta Market.
Eclipse International to Launch Natural Dreams Pure Talalay Collection at Spring High Point Market
The three-group collection consists of beds manufactured with 100% pure natural Talalay latex that is hand-crafted in the U.S.
Ergomotion’s Quest 2.5 Adjustable Base Wins Good Housekeeping 2021 Bedding Award
Awards honor top-performing bedding products of the year, evaluated for quality, innovation, convenience and value.
Expanded Atlanta Market Temporaries Feature More Brands and New Partnerships in Summer 2021
Accessories Council, Museum Store Association and Virginia’s Finest Confirmed to Exhibit.
IMC Recruits Digital Innovator Bill Furlong of Expedia Group
New Juniper CEO poised to drive rapid omnichannel platform growth.
MIFF Reschedules 26th Edition to March 8-11 2022
The 3rd edition of MIFF Furniverse will be BACK in August 2021 to Connect Global Furniture Market.
Hooker Furnishings to Host Meet & Greet with TV Personality Breegan Jane at High Point Market
The event will take place on June 5th from 4-6 PM in the company’s new pop-up showroom in InterHall, located at IH301on the first floor of the IHFC.
Hurtado Furniture to Expand Emerald and Coral Collections at Upcoming High Point Market
Traditional and hand-crafted Hurtado collections feature contemporary designs that transform any space.
IMC’s DesignOnHPMkt Program Features Favorite Product Finds, Best Market Tips from ‘Market Pros’
IMC will provide pre-market planning and at-market sourcing inspiration through its “Market Pros” program with nine influential industry professionals sharing market tips and favorite at-market products finds.
High Point Market District and Neighborhood Identity Project Set to Launch this June
Organized by the HPMA, the district’s 13-block footprint will be distinguished utilizing multiple communications channels, including on-street branding, wayfinding tools, neighborhood signage, art installations, and the integration of digital assets.
CITY Furniture Launches 3D and Augmented Reality to Their Online User Experience
Customers can now preview over 75% of city furniture’s catalog in their homes before purchase.
Culp, Inc. Highlights Sustainability Efforts with Livesmart Evolve®
CULP has helped divert over 63 million plastic bottles out of waste streams by incorporating REPREVE® recycled fiber into its upholstery and mattress fabrics products.
Surya Releases 2021 Catalog in Time for High Point Market
Their newest catalog features 1,300+ new products across all categories including rugs, pillows, wall decor, and accent furniture.
The Future Leaders Award Is Named in Recognition of Paul Broyhill by The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame
The Future Leaders Award given by the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation will now be named the Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award.
JAMES by Jimmy DeLaurentis Doubles Size of High Point Showroom
Additional space provides room for expansion of custom upholstery line, pet sofas & luxury accessories.
Pelican Reef Home & Patio Unveils New High Point Outdoor Furniture Showroom
The new location at 411 Manning St. comprises of just under 10,000 square feet and features an open floor plan to display a vast assortment of outdoor furniture, sunroom furniture and patio umbrellas.
68-Piece “Traditions” Collection by Hooker Furniture to Debut at High Point Market
Inspired by European architecture & antiques, the new collection offers consumers “new vintage style”.
Howie Cooperstein Joins Kaleen Rugs as Vice President of Major Accounts
Mr. Cooperstein will focus on the development of Kaleen’s current and future major retail accounts.
Sustainable Furnishings Council Releases Findings from Its Latest Consumer Study
Tenth research installment shows virtually everyone is concerned about environmental issues, including global warming, indoor air quality, and deforestation.
Expanded Resources, Date Shift Sets Stage for Robust Summer 2021 Las Vegas Market
Summer 2021 Market, which runs Aug. 22 – Aug. 26, will feature 4,300+ furniture, gift and home décor resources across three showroom buildings and in the temporary exhibits.
Naturepedic Wins Good Housekeeping 2021 Bedding Awards for “Best Sustainable Mattress”
Naturepedic’s EOS® Pillowtop Organic Mattress receives award for its sustainable materials and customizable design.
Symbol’s Former CEO Will Join Corsicana Board
Industry veteran Clevenger will play pivotal advisory role post acquisition.
Global Trend Ambassador Patti Carpenter To Receive Industry Achievement Award at 2021 Retailer Excellence Awards
As an international expert in trend research, analysis and forecasting, Carpenter is principal of carpenter + company, an award-winning firm focused on identifying trends in home décor, personal accessories, fragrance and gifts.
IHFRA Announces New Dates, Platform For 25th Annual Furniture Industry Awards Gala
The new date and time--September 23rd at 7:00 pm—also debuts another first for the annual event—a virtual format.
‘Shop Small, Shop Local’ Message Is Independent Retailers’ Best Hope for Pandemic Recovery
A Sitecore survey shows consumers, most especially the young values-driven shoppers, are looking for a better, more worthy retail alternative to support with their dollars.
CPSC Set to Require Compliance with New Furniture Standard by June 25, 2021
The Upholstered Furniture Action Council revamped its long-standing furniture flammability testing and verification program to better support its member companies’ new legal obligations and compliance efforts.
Pleasant Mattress Announces New Spring Air Line
10 New Mattress Models Priced from $399 to $1,199.
Bradington-Young Expands Plaza Midwood Collection
The expanded program will be on display in Bradington-Young’s High Point Market showroom this June.
General Silicones Announce Compo-SiL® Vegan Leather Fabric
The technology allows textile and product designers to quickly adhere vegan leather material to textiles, metals, and other surfaces using standard adhesives.
Malouf Releases New Salt Flat Video
The video offers a lifestyle perspective on the product line across the bedroom, dining room and living room categories.
Marge Carson Relocates Headquarters and Warehouse
The custom furniture manufacturer will debut table groups, expand upholstery and bedroom line at High Point Market.
Downtown Company to Launch Corey Damen Jenkins Collection
The illustrious designer will make his mark in the bedding category with his designer collection set to launch at the High Point Market June 5-9, 2021.
Market Authority Schedules Style Spotters LIVE!, Opens Submission Form for 2022 Team
Style Spotters LIVE! will be presented as a virtual event via Zoom on Wednesday, June 30.
Itinerant Studio Introduces Designer Table Collections During June 2021 High Point Market
With the Cullen and the Mondrian, Itinerant Studio will introduce unique tables in multiple styles, finishes and table top constructions each with the ability to further customize with hundreds of table top image options.
Decorating Den Interiors Announces Designer of The Year and Other Design Awards
Franchise owner Cassy Young, of Bogart, Ga., was named Designer of the Year, the highest design award presented by Decorating Den Interiors.
renovai Featured in Retail Week's Global Start-Ups Powering Retail Innovation Report
renovai provides automated Al-based product selection and interior design technology to the home furnishings and decor industry.
Sam Moore Expands “Simply Me Loft Living” Upholstery Program for Spring High Point Market
The new pieces add to the company’s customization offering, providing consumers with the opportunity to select from an even broader assortment of upholstery configurations and design styles.
PureCare Promotes Bergman to Help Lead Product Development
VP Marketing Sarah Bergman adds product development to her purview.
Nationwide Marketing Group and Pricer Announce a Preferred Partner Program for Digital Price Tags
Program brings Pricer’s digital tags in-house to create a seamless experience for members of Nationwide.
Greg Curry Passes Away at 55
Greg's commitment and passion to the industry included designing, creating, and selling furniture.
Furniture Retailers Disneo & Dupuis Partner with Udyat Logistics
Udyat Logistics offers warehousing, cross docking and delivery services throughout the state of Florida.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #309: The Heart and Gold of Your Digital Marketing
Always look for ways to make your website more engaging for your visitors.
Retailers Say Fed Move on Debit Card Routing Will Bring Competition to Payments Market
Federal Reserve plans to clarify that banks must allow retailers to decide where to route online debit card transactions for processing the same as they do with in-store debit transactions.
Chemical Insights Releases Toolkit to Help Interior Designers Specifying Furniture to Reduce Flame Retardant Exposure
Guidance will also help interior designers select furniture with greater flammability protection through use of fire barriers.
Clive Daniel Home Brings New Home Furnishings and Design Services to Sarasota
Luxury firm returns to CEO’s hometown with launch of its third location.
Kaleen Rugs Makes Donation to Help Combat COVID Outbreak in India
The manufacturer of high-quality rugs and carpet, donates $11K to Sewa International to help combat India’s ravaging COVID outbreak.
Hooker Furniture to Host Pop-Up Showroom in Interhall
Space will feature curated assortment of design-driven & lifestyle-focused pieces.
Bailey King Presented with HPU’s 2021 Haverty Cup
The Haverty Cup was established in 1988 by the late Rawson Haverty to honor annually an outstanding graduating senior in one of the home furnishings related programs at High Point University.
IMC Webinar Previews Spring 2021 High Point TrendWatch Product Selections
Spring 2021 trends include MÉLANGE, MIXTAPE and RESILIENCE & RESOLVE.
Summer 2021 Atlanta Market Welcomes 25 New, Expanded and Relocated Home Décor Showrooms
The updates include 11 new showrooms – nearly triple that of the Winter 2021 Market – and 14 relocations and expansions.
BOLD by Design Magazine Announces Its Summer Launch Series
The series includes 3 curated events for June High Point Market.
Alfredo Paredes Unveils First-Ever Furniture Collection, Produced in Collaboration with EJ Victor
The collection, launching at High Point Market this June, includes sofas, sectionals, chairs and ottomans, as well as occasional, dining and coffee tables, desks, shelving, a console, a bar cabinet, and a bed.
Conn’s HomePlus Celebrates First Florida Distribution Center in Lakeland
Specialty retailer opens 413,000-square-foot logistics facility.
MLILY USA Parent Signs Lease for New South Carolina Facility
Company will now have nearly 1 million sq. ft. of production capacity in state & employ 400.
Darvin Furniture Celebrates Arrival of Spring With All-New Outdoor Catalog
Digital catalog is convenient way to furnish your outdoor spaces.
Harrison Kelly Joins Riverside Furniture as Vice President-Product Development
In his role, Kelly will be responsible for leading all product line activities from the conceptual stage through market introduction.
Roy Morgan to Keynote High Point Market Furniture Fellowship Prayer Breakfast June 4
The industry prayer breakfast tradition will resume after the cancellation last year of the April 2020 Market, which marked the first time in 27 years that the breakfast had not been held.
HiEnd Accents Announces Opening of New High Point Showroom
The 1,557 square-foot showroom, located at Showplace #2500 in High Point, showcases a selection of HiEnd Accents bedding, kitchenware, bath, and home décor accessories.
Indiana Furniture Announces Promotion of Ashley Fair to Vice President
Ashley brings over 15 years of progressive experience in leading Human Resources and Risk Management teams, talent development programs, and implementing enterprise-wide change management strategies.
Banker & Brisebois Adds Promotional Items to Furniture First Service Lineup
Available now, Furniture First members now have access to one of the largest selections of promotional gift items for the furniture industry.
BrandSource Returns to On-Site Shows
Buying group to reconvene in Nashville for August 2021 convention.
Hooker Furniture Debuts Commerce & Market Lifestyle Brand
Smaller-scale, eclectic pieces designed to resonate with interior designers as well as omni channel, e-comm & boutique retail partners.
Naturepedic Breaks Down How Mattresses Can Affect Indoor Air Quality for Air Quality Awareness Week
Naturepedic highlights the important role mattresses play in impacting indoor air pollutants during Air Quality Awareness Week and May’s Clean Air Month.
New Licensees Further Expand Global Reach of Good Weave Certified Rug and Home Textile Products
Each new partner company expands GoodWeave’s ability to advance its mission of stopping child labor in global supply chains, and help the rug and home textile sectors stamp out all forms of worker exploitation.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
February 2021 new orders were 34% higher than February 2020 orders, continuing the string of strong double-digit growth, now up 9 months in a row.
Omnia Leather Announces Relocation at The IHFC Building for June 2021 Market
The domestic leather upholstery manufacturer has moved from D1141 to the Commerce Wing in space C1003.
Dallas Market Center Announces Updated Health & Safety Policies and Guidelines for June Markets
Face covering requirement to continue; on-site COVID testing service available; shuttles return; limited number of socially distanced events to take place.
Study: Nearly a Quarter of Consumers Abandon Transactions at Local Businesses When their Preferred Methods of Payment Aren’t Available
New study from Podium highlights the impacts local businesses may face if they don’t support their customers with frictionless payment methods.
Surya Donates $100,000 Towards COVID-19 Relief Efforts in India
The company joins forces with Sewa International to fund critical medical supplies, infrastructure and support.
McCreary Modern Donates $14,010.00 in Latest Fundraising Event
As in past years, McCreary Modern matched each contribution dollar in support of the Ronald McDonald House of Winston Salem.
30th Anniversary Edition of Interior Lifestyle Tokyo Deferred to 2022
Originally scheduled to take place from May 19 – 21 ,2021, the decision to postpone comes as a result of even stricter national regulations posed due to the pandemic.
IMC’s June Market Insights Explores the Return of In-Person Retail
The hour-long “Back to Business: Attracting Buyers Back to In-Person Visits” webinar will be on May 12.
Registration Now Open For ART Conference 2021
This year's ART conference takes place August 5-8 in Fort Myers, FL.
Hooker Furnishings’ HMI Segment to Introduce 250-Piece Multi-Collection Brand by Drew and Jonathan Scott
The 250-piece assortment, to be introduced at High Point Spring Market, will include bedroom, dining room, occasional furniture and upholstery silhouettes categorized into four design styles
STORIS’ New eBridge Commerce Solution Enables Seamless Website Integration
All-new website integration solution, eBridge Commerce, will enable furniture and appliance retailers who have made investments in their websites to seamlessly integrate to STORIS’ retail solutions.
Corsicana Acquires Symbol Mattress
Deal creates nation’s largest manufacturer of mattresses under $1,000.
World Market Center Las Vegas Hosts In-Person Buying Event, Programming in May
May events include First Friday Educational Session and Spring Sample Sale.
Fairfield Announces Virtual Design Contest During High Point Furniture Market
Fairfield has selected eight designers for a virtual design competition where they will create renderings based on the High Point Market Showroom.
GhostBed Debuts Patent Pending All-Metal “All-In-One Foundation"
The All-In-One Foundation combines a bed frame, a box spring and customizable headboard brackets into one fold-able, easy-to-assemble product.
Quadpay Partners With ChargeAfter to Bring Buy Now Pay Later to the Masses
The network of personalized point-of-sale consumer financing options for merchants will add Quadpay and Zip’s Buy Now, Pay Later installments to its portfolio of consumer financing lenders and options for online and in-store shopping.
Wayfair Professional Releases 2021 Outdoor Trend Report
Utilizing the search data of millions of Wayfair customers and the expertise of their design team, Wayfair pulled together six major trends they think are dominating outdoor this year.
BEDGEAR Promotes Ross Stuart to President Asia-Pacific
Bringing over 25 years of industry experience, Stuart previously served as the Vice President of International Sales for Asia-Pacific.
Walker Edison Restructures Sales & Partner Management Team
The RTA furniture provider announced the promotion of Lance Ferguson to Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Partner Growth as well as the addition of Alicia DeFinis as the Vice President of Partner Growth.
SFC Begins Retailer Assessments for 2021 Wood Furniture Scorecard
Qualifying dealers commit to sustainable wood sourcing practices.
Interior Designers and Tv Personalities Hillary Farr and Brian Patrick Flynn to Host the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration
Farr is the co-host of the long-running HGTV show Love It or List It and Flynn has been the designer and co-host of two HGTV home giveaway series, HGTV Dream Home and HGTV Urban Oasis.
James by Jimmy DeLaurentis Launches “Milan” Collection
Manufactured in Los Angeles, the customizable upholstered furniture collection includes sofas, chairs, daybeds and accent chairs available in a curated selection of luxurious textiles.
51st IHGF Delhi Fair Goes Virtual
Taking place May 19-23, the organizers of IHGF Delhi Fair have decided to stall the planned physical show and opt for a virtual mode this year.
New Resources Coming to Showplace for High Point Market
Six new, relocating and expanding resources will add to the 80+ exhibitors in Showplace for Spring 2021 High Point Market, June 5 – June 9, 2021.
Soft-Tex International, Inc. Creates New Executive Management Positions for Innovation, Quality, and Legal
The company appoints Danielle Ignazzi as Chief Innovation Officer, Christine McKiernan as Chief Quality Officer, and Lloyd Wilson as Chief Legal Officer.
Hooker Furniture to Launch Premium Upholstery Category
“Aspire by Hooker Upholstery” responds to consumer uptick in luxury home furnishings.
ICFA Preview On Schedule for July 20-22
46 Showrooms at theMART Open to Buyers, Designers and Specifiers.
Delivering a WOW! Customer Experience
How can pandemic-crushed specialty retailers that were too slow or ineffective ramping up their e-commerce capabilities come back from the brink?
Jaipur Living Introduces New Power Loomed Collections
The new collections will be shoppable on the Jaipur Living website in May.
Scott Brothers Global Introduces Drew & Jonathan Home
The multi-category, multi-collection brand by Drew and Jonathan Scott will deliver pieces and products that reflect their personal experiences as designers and builders.
HiEnd Accents Announces Opening Of New Dallas Showroom
The 4,240 square-foot Dallas location showcases an extensive selection of HiEnd Accents bedding, kitchenware, bath, and home décor accessories.
High Point Market Authority Partners with HFA, Purple for May IdeaStreams Webinar
Scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, HFA’s CEO, Mark Schumacher, will interview Purple’s Vice President of Brand and Executive Creative Director, Burke Morley, in an engaging and informative overview of the Purple brand’s story and success.
Naturepedic Celebrates Big Environmental Wins on Earth Day
Urges for greater sustainable commitments and an end to greenwashing across industry.
Nourison Showroom Opens for High Point Pre-Market April 25-27
The Nourison showroom will also be open during High Point Market, June 5-9, 2021.
Katapult Announces Tahmineh Maloney as General Counsel
Ms. Maloney is responsible for legal compliance throughout the company while working alongside Derek Medlin, Katapult's COO.
Spring Air: All New Product Introductions Will Now Be by Video
“Breathe” collection is first introduction in new series.
New President and Chief of Operations Announced for South Shore Furniture
The Board of Directors announced the appointment of Jean-Stéphane Tremblay as the company’s new President and Chief of Operations.
Malouf Adds Over 20 New Products to Weekender Furniture Line
20 new pieces added to the Weekender Furniture Line in the living room, bedroom and outdoor categories.
South Bay International Announces New Bedding Products for Allergy Sufferers
Allerknit is a newly developed consumer product line of bedding that is highly efficacious in the repelling and abatement of dust mites.
CITY Furniture Partners with Syte to Add Visual Search to their Online User Experience
Florida-based furniture retailer joins the ranks of retail sites using artificial intelligence to enhance shopping experience.
Itinerant Studio and Barnes Custom Upholstery OPEN High Point Showroom
Customized Décor to be focus as Barnes Upholstery and Itinerant Studio partner to open High Point showroom.
Loloi Opens New, Expanded Showrooms at Atlanta Market
Main showroom relocated to first floor of AmericasMart,13th floor showroom to showcase Loloi’s wall art and one-of-a-kinds.
Hooker Furnishings Expands Partnership With TV Personality & Design Influencer Breegan Jane
Interior designer will continue to serve as brand’s first digital ambassador targeting a younger audience.
ISFD Announces 2nd Annual INNOVATION + DESIGN Competition & Exhibition
Entries open now through June 30th for “innovative” home furnishing designs.
Homecrest Outdoor Living Appoints Randy Shorts as CEO
Shorts is a seasoned leader known for his growth mindset and people-centered approach.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #308: Follow the Golden Rule and Write Heartfelt Web Pages
Heartfelt copy on your web page is just what you need to connect with your visitors.
AHFA Proposes Pivotal ’STURDY’ Act Amendments
The AHFA proposed amendments to “STURDY” – the Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act – to bring clarity and increased effectiveness to the proposed legislation.
Shifman Honors Retailers for 2020 Growth
Shifman’s annual retailer awards recognizing top sales performance for 2020 include the Platinum Achievement Award given to Paul Rich & Sons and Brielle Furniture.
HPU Welcomes New Members to Board of Trustees
Steve Pond, Mark Phillips and Carlvena Foster join the Board of Trustees for HPU.
South Shore Furniture Invites Buyers to Its Virtual Market, June 1-2
To ensure everyone’s safety, South Shore Furniture chose not to be present at the upcoming High Point Market in June.
Recap: 47th CIFF Guangzhou 2021
With a visitor gain of 20.17% compared to 2019, the organizers of CIFF proclaim an extraordinary success this year.
5 Challenges Every Home Brand Must Overcome To Grow in the U.S. Market
Here are the five biggest challenges that every home furnishings brand faces entering or expanding in the U.S. market, whether selling through brick-and-mortar retail, B2C e-commerce or through the design trade.
Houzz Barometer Points to Home Renovation Market Strength
Residential construction and design businesses see backlogs double to more than two months versus Q2 2020.
Magniflex Adds SKU to Successful Pillow Line to Fill in Missing Comfort Feel
The new pillow, called the Deluxe Standard Soft, has a plush feel, compared to the other three pillows in the line, which provide medium-firm and medium-soft feels.
Malouf Highlights Several New Products at Las Vegas Market
Malouf Home showcased multiple new products at Las Vegas Market, including an ActiveDough mattress topper infused with CBD oil, eight memory foam Weekender mattresses and 20 Weekender furniture pieces.
New Birmingham Design Firm Builds Future On Reverence For Past
Up-and-coming young designer Zach Hodgin to head Birmingham studio of Gary Inman Home Couture.
Acima Unveils Industry’s First Lease-to-Own Anywhere Virtual Payments Card
LTO card powered by the Mastercard network enables consumers with or without credit to lease eligible goods at participating Acima merchants.
Fairfield Chair to Launch First Ever Senior Living Licensed Collection
Banko Design for Fairfield will feature a collection of dining and bistro furniture for the Senior Living division.
Decorating Den Interiors Names New Controller and Adds Staff
Names Aly Meiklejohn as new controller and adds Hannah Wedin to the marketing staff in its Easton, Md. corporate office.
ART Member Showrooms Open for High Point Premarket and First Tuesdays
Announces their online listing of ART vendor member showrooms that will be open by appointment for the April 2021 High Point Premarket and for High Point First Tuesdays going forward.
Sleep Number Introduces Health and Wellness Daytime Alertness Feature
Insights from this Sleep Number 360® smart bed feature, along with the brand’s other wellness features, help sleepers continuously achieve higher quality sleep and improve their overall health and wellbeing.
High Point Market Launching Design Oasis Program, Focusing on Outdoor Furnishings for June
Four design teams are developing stylized outdoor vignettes, which will be installed in an outdoor covered area and available to Market guests each day of Spring Market.
Metro Mattress Becomes Top Retailer of Spring Air’s Chattam & Wells Brand
The Metro Mattress chain now numbers 47 stores, stretching across upper New York State from Albany to Buffalo.
Four Hands Flagship Showroom in Austin Now Open to the Public
The showroom underwent a major renovation led by renowned local architecture firm Michael Hsu Office of Architecture to better serve as a design hub.
Rize Introduces New, Easy-to-Ship Line of Upholstered Beds at Las Vegas Market
All four styles are available in Queen, King, or California King sizes and come in three popular colors: beige, charcoal gray, and stone mist.
Riverside Furniture Names IT Officer and Showroom & Sales Operations Manager
Names Mike Shepard to Vice President of Information Technology and Elisa Watson to the new position of Showroom Manager and Sales Operations Administrator.
Anaya Home Expands with Opening of Second Ivystone Showroom Location
Debuts expanded woven collection at Vegas Market.
BrandJump Announces Buyout of Co-Founders Jeff Skippon and Misty Skippon
Founded in 2014, the Los Angeles-based company has built a reputation for enhancing the online presence for their portfolio of brands across more than 50+ retail channels.
Ashley HomeStore Celebrates Grand Opening in Patchogue
During the celebration, 50 “Hope to Dream” twin-sized beds were donated to children in the Brookhaven area in need.
Intellibed Introduces Gelee™ Brand of Mattresses and Accessories
The all new line integrates Gel Matrix® technology with traditional foam and coils to provide an unmatched hybrid mattress experience.
Feizy Announces Collaboration with Thom Filicia Home
The Thom Filicia Home Collection for Feizy will debut at High Point Market; June 5-9, 2021.
ICFA Calls for Nominations for Lifetime Achievement Award
Recipient to be honored at ICFA Awards Gala on September 22.
PureCare Launches New E-Learning Platform
Wellness-focused bedding essentials manufacturer gives retailers powerful e-learning tool with sales insight.
Inventory Replenishment Reinvented in STORIS Release 10.5
All-new Comprehensive Replenishment Tool provides a real-time view of a retailer’s supply so they have the data needed to purchase the optimal inventory quantities.
New Ownership at Magnolia Upholstery Designs Speeds Things Up
Responds to COVID demand surge with faster delivery.
Eclipse International to Debut Nemo™ Bed in Box Brand Manufactured With 100% Recycled Plastic from Ocean Clean Up Project
Retailers and manufacturer to partner in equity on nemo™ brand through ‘bricks-and-clicks’ program.
Soft-Tex International, Inc. Launches New Subsidiary Serving the International Bedding Market
The newly created subsidiary, to be led by Industry Veteran Ben Ducatteeuw, will commercialize and distribute new products across the globe as well as support international licensing.
Over 600 People Receive Covid-19 Vaccination at Culp, Inc. On-Site Vaccination Clinics
The company recently partnered with North Carolina vaccine providers to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics to eligible company employees, their families, and the public.
Home Furnishings Association Names Synchrony Inaugural Partner of the Year
Consumer financing partner recognized for contributing to HFA’s members’ success.
Southerland Emphasizes Performance-Based Products at Las Vegas Market
In response to this consumer trend towards performance-based sleep products that support better sleep health, the company will be highlighting its successful Signature Hybrid and ThermoBalance® collections at Las Vegas Market.
MLILY USA To Launch 360-Virtual Las Vegas Showroom Tour
The 360-degree virtual tour will feature 25 vignettes & expanded 20,000-sq.-ft. showroom.
Norwalk Furniture Focuses On Durable and Stylish Leather Upholstery Intros for Las Vegas Market
The company will spotlight six highly-durable and stylish leather upholstery collections that were developed to reduce scratching, fading and staining from more frequent use.
Bold Expectations and Excitement High for April Las Vegas Market
With 80% of furniture, home décor and gift showrooms opening, gift and home temporary exhibits will also be returning, staged for the first time in the brand-new Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas (WMCLV).
E.S. Kluft & Company and Marshall Mattress Unveil the Largest Introduction of Mattresses in Their History at Las Vegas Market
More than 50 new models in four distinctive collections will debut under the Aireloom, Kluft and Marshall Mattress brands.
Diamond Mattress Enters New Categories With Vegas Introductions
Diamond will unveil the company’s first natural and eco-friendly mattress collection, as well as its first complete pillow program with three distinct merchandising options.
Feizy Debuts 16 New Collections at Las Vegas Market
With a focus on color, texture, and durability, clients will be able to peruse over 25 vignettes of new rugs as well as Feizy’s’s current lineup of products.
Magniflex Responds to Growing Interest in Organic Mattresses With New Toscana Model
The new Cotton Lux 10 is aggressively priced at $1,899 as a more affordable alternative for consumers who want the health benefits of an eco-friendly mattress produced using sustainable processes.
Nourison Launches Vintage Persian and Abstract Designs for Las Vegas Market
Four new area rug collections, Odessa, Parisa, Luna and Karisma, will launch at Las Vegas Market.
Moe’s Home Collection to Open New Showroom for High Point Pre-Market
Running April 25th-27th, this will be Moe's first HP Pre-Market experience, having been attending High Point since 1999.
IMC’s Market Snapshot Program Highlights 120+ Top Products at April Las Vegas Market
Online Voting for Best in Four Categories Begins April 5th.
Isuzu and Gatik Collaborate to Develop Fully Autonomous Medium Duty Trucks
The collaboration will integrate Gatik’s autonomous driving technology into several Isuzu medium-duty N-Series trucks to produce SAE Level 4 delivery vehicles with redundant systems.
All-Star Lineup of Guest Speakers for WithIt Annual Conference in May
The conference, being held virtually on May 6th - 7th, includes an all-star lineup of guest speakers including Marilyn Sherman, Tamra Chandler, and Dr. Shirley Davis.
UNITERS Group Expands with Furniture Solutions Network
The two furniture industry service providers have partnered to present furniture manufacturers, retailers, and their consumers with a comprehensive approach to furniture protection and technician services.
Serta Simmons Bedding Announces Leadership Changes, Streamlines Organization Structure
Melanie Huet named Chief Commercial Officer, Shelley Huff named Chief Operating Officer.
Gail Doby Shares Her Business Success Secrets in New Book for Design Professionals
Doby’s new e-book is free for designers when they register for the High Point Market.
Hickory Springs Sells Wood Fabrication Business & Enters Into Strategic Alliance With Precision Materials
The move will allow HS to source fabricated wood components more competitively by leveraging Precision’s core competency and far-reaching commodity purchasing relationships.
New Shifman Website Features Key Selling Tools for Retailers
Luxury mattress maker boosts retail support with new functions and access.
32nd ARTS Awards Nominations Now Open
Home industry’s highest honor to return to in-person event in January 2022
Classy Art Feeds Nearly 17,000 Children in First Quarter of 2021
In February this year, Classy Art announced a partnership with the Indianapolis-based Million Meal Movement in their effort to provide nutritious meal packages to food pantries.
Kaleen Rugs Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Las Vegas Market
Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, the company will introduce 15 new rug collections at the Las Vegas Winter Market this April.
Norwalk Furniture Redesigns Website to Support Its Extensive Customizable Product Line
New features allow users to customize & view upholstery items before they buy.
IHFC Presents 60+ New, Relocated, Expanded and Recommitted Showrooms for Spring 2021 High Point Market
Spring 2021 High Point Market runs June 5 – June 9, 2021.
Teresa Choi Named 2021 Remarkable Woman Live at Homemakers Furniture
Choi is a co-founder of Dress for Success Des Moines, an organization that aims to “embrace, empower, and employ women.”
Las Vegas Market Enlists Five ‘Visionaries’ for April Market Virtual Showhouse
An April 8 webinar, titled The House that Visionaries Built, features the designers discussing the cultural influences and product views that went into the creation of their respective rooms runs.
Long Time AICO Sales Professional and Industry Veteran Lawrence Pascal Passes Away
After his family business closed operations, Lawrence began a long career as a Sales Professional first with Leather Trend and then with AICO for over 26 years.
IMC’s April 2021 Market Insights Explores “The Year of Wellness”
International Market Centers presents a one-hour panel discussion “2021 – The Year of Wellness: Healthy Home Products & Trends That Can Drive Sales” as its April 7, 2021 Market Insights webinar.
Norris Furniture & Interiors Designs New Model in Quail West
The Southwest Florida retailer recently collaborated with Florida Lifestyle Homes on the interior design for the builder's new St. Johns model, located in the coveted Quail West community.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
"Most people we talk with say they can never remember business being this good, yet most admit they would have never imagined the challenges that have emerged in the midst of such positive growth."
Conn’s, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results
Same store sales are up over 3.0% quarter-to-date, despite the impacts of the historic winter storm across many of their markets.
Weekly Business Tip #11 from Snap Finance: How Investments by Apple and Google Are Shaping the Future of Furniture Sales
Augmented reality (AR) provides retailers with an opportunity to change how customers shop and interact with their brand.
2021 Trend Report: Outdoor Living Space is “More Valuable Than Ever Before”
90% of Americans Agree Their Outdoor Living Space is More Valuable Than Ever Before, with 78% Making Outside Upgrades During COVID-19.
El Dorado Furniture Partners With Versatile Credit for Contactless Financing Opportunities
“Snap to Apply” technology will allow shoppers to apply from the safety and comfort of their mobile device.
Soft-Tex Unveils New Launches for April 2021 Las Vegas Market
Highlighted launches include new Serta Arctic Powered by REACTEX and iComfort by Serta top of bed collections plus more.
Remarkable Women Contest Winner To Be Announced at Homemakers Furniture
Four women were nominated by the public and then chosen by WHO to be considered for this honor.
Universal Furniture Promotes Neil Mackenzie to Vice President
MacKenzie joined Universal in May 2015 as director of marketing, responsible for overseeing the evolution of the company’s brands.
GhostBed to Launch First Mattress Collection Geared Towards Brick & Mortar Retailers
The online mattress retailer will introduce a five-model mattress program targeted specifically at brick-and-mortar retailers at the upcoming Las Vegas Market.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #307: No Need to Avoid Negative Keywords in SEO
Negative keywords don’t affect search engine optimization efforts.
Diamond Mattress Breaks Into High-End Category With Generations
In response to customer demand for more high-end bedding, the mattress manufacturer releases a four-model collection offered in three profiles and retailing for $1,999-$2,499.
STORIS Introduces Strategic Business Intelligence Offering
Strategic Business Intelligence is an inclusive solution providing STORIS BI and Data Warehouse technologies, with a growing library of out-of-the-box reports and Technical Data Consulting Services.
AmericasMart Plans In-Person Open Year Round Buying Events and Virtual Programming for Spring 2021
Three in-person buying events are happening this Spring: Market Wednesdays on April 7 and June 2 and the Spring Cash & Carry market, May 4-6, 2021.
MLILY USA Enters Juvenile Bedding Segment With New ‘Jama Collection’
Brand features mattresses & pillow designed for children 3 and up.
HSM Doubles Bedding Production Capacity
Establishes mattress manufacturing processes under one roof with 160,000-square-foot dedicated mattress manufacturing facility in Hickory, N.C.
Las Vegas Market Reports Uptick in Leasing for April Staging
50+ new, expanded, relocated and recommitted exhibitors confirmed.
J.B. Hunt, Keeptruckin Announce Technology Integration
The freight-matching platform within J.B. Hunt 360° will integrate with KeepTruckin’s Smart Load Board, providing greater visibility into capacity and offer carriers freight opportunities that better align with their operations.
Ashley Furniture Releases First-Ever Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Company commits to supporting communities, scientific innovations, enhancing education, conservation efforts & more.
Naturepedic Calls for the Removal of Phthalates in Crib Mattresses
The organic mattress and bedding manufacturer urges ban of phthalates and other toxic chemicals pervasively used in crib mattresses.
Norway Design Companies Enter US Marketplace With New Lifestyle Products
With a focus on sustainability, functionality and contemporary aesthetics, Norwegian Design Industry will introduce four interior design brands to the US Market.
RHF Investments, Inc. Acquires IP Library of Case Goods Designs from Marge Carson
The company expects that the first curated grouping of designs could be ready for shipment again thru Maitland Smith by mid-Fall 2021.
Malouf Hires New Creative Director Brian Bird
Bird's background as a manager of creative teams for various industries enables him to work with a variety of creative talent, as well as external firms and freelancers.
Holy Cross Health, City Furniture Team Up to Deliver Haven for COVID-Stressed Healthcare Colleagues
Mercy Courtyard, Resiliency Garden and Serenity Room designed to help healthcare team de-stress and recharge.
Juniper Webinar Addresses Meeting Buyers’ Needs through E-commerce
Scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, the free, one-hour webinar is titled, Seller Confessional – What Works (and What Doesn’t) for 2021’s Discerning Buyer.
Malouf Celebrates B Corp Month with ‘Sleep with a Purpose’ Campaign
The marketing campaign focuses on the company’s product line, with sustainable options that benefits consumers’ health, comfort and well-being.
Modway Introduces New Mid-Century Vinyl Record Display Stands For Las Vegas Market
These unique pieces are bringing back nostalgic appeal with classic retro designs that embody mid-century charm while offering updated modern characteristic.
Bassman Blaine to Close Their Los Angeles Showroom
Reduced prices available now as the to-the-trade showroom says farewell to its LA Mart Design Center location.
IMC’s Market Snapshot Program Highlights Top Products at High Point Market
Snapshot program will expand its weekly showcase of home furnishings product introductions to include nine special room-by-room designations.
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Unveils Concepts of Exhibits Through Series of Videos
Each short video explores a different aspect of the Hall of Fame’s new 23,500-square-foot permanent home, scheduled to open in 2022.
Maxwood Doubles Production With New 600,000 Square Foot Factory
Stock levels have improved through the first quarter of 2021 and are projected to be fully back in stock by the end of second quarter.
HS Metalworks Expands Induction-Tempered Spring Wire Capacity Through Alliance With OPEX Steel Processing
Induction-tempered spring wire has applications in the furniture, automotive, agricultural and construction industries in products which require springs that have a large load-bearing capacity.
Instead of Talking about ‘Post-Aspirational’ Consumers, Talk of ‘Transcendent’ Luxury
The phrase “post-aspirational consumers” is catching on in marketing circles, implying that consumers have evolved beyond aspiration as a motivator for purchase.
Market Authority Partners with House Beautiful for Third IdeaStreams Webinar
Featuring House Beautiful’s market director, Carisha Swanson, as the moderator, the session is titled, “Design Beyond the Walls – Making the Most of Your Indoor/Outdoor Oasis”.
Furniture of America Relocates Texas Offices and Warehouse
The furniture manufacturer relocates their Texas distribution center to a 250,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art building in the city of Irving, Texas.
New Las Vegas Market Program Highlights Favorite Products, Top Market Tips from Established ‘Market Pros’
The program will feature market tips and favorite at-market products finds from six influential industry professionals on the @LasVegasMarket Instagram page.
Hubbardton Forge to Open New, Larger Showroom at Dallas Market Center
Summer debut for atrium space in 3725 Trade Mart.
Norwalk Furniture to Expand Kim Salmela Collection at Las Vegas Market
New pieces target millennials & interior designers with a modern, west coast design aesthetic.
IHFRA To Host Digital Imaging Webinar
The event, set for March 25th, is a deep-dive into the world of digital imaging and how it can help suppliers, retailers and reps.
Craftmaster Furniture Promotes Kevin Mann to COO
Previously Mr. Mann was Senior VP of Operations in which he had responsibility for Purchasing, Product Development, HR, Engineering and Supply Chain.
Malouf Restructures Team to Include Sales Operation Specialists
The company has reorganized its internal sales and order fulfillment teams to include dedicated sales operations specialists for each district.
ICFA Launches Sales Training Program
Retail associates to benefit from accelerated selling skills course by SalesRX.
Shoptelligence Design Discovery Platform Experiences Rapid Growth in Home Furnishings Industry
American Furniture Warehouse, Bob's Furniture, Jerome’s Furniture, Missouri Furniture, and Slumberland Furniture, are among the retailers who recently partnered with Shoptelligence to improve consumer experience across the shopping continuum.
IMC’s High Point TrendWatch Highlights Key Home Furnishings Trends
MÉLANGE, MIXTAPE and RESILIENCE & RESOLVE showcased for Spring 2021 Market.
Beverly Knits Companies Appoints President
Rich Pattinson is a highly respected executive with over 30 years’ experience in the fibers, apparel and flooring industries.
Nourison Introduces New Peanuts Racetrack Rug and Colorful, Boho and Vintage Style Rug Designs for New York Home Fashions Market
During the upcoming virtual New York Home Fashions Market, March 22-25, 2021, Nourison will showcase new introductions with customers through digital presentations and virtual market appointments.
Bill and Carolyn Hinks Make $500,000 Investment in the New Home of the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame
The gift to the Building Fund will designate the central gathering space as the Bill and Carolyn Hinks Celebration Hall.
AHFA Cautions Industry to Prepare for ‘STURDY’
Momentum is building behind proposed legislation designed to reduce the number of furniture tip-over accidents involving children and clothing storage units.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #306: Quick Grammar Lookup
When in doubt about a grammar issue simply do an Internet search and find your answer promptly.
Precision Textiles Experiencing Increased Demand for Fiber Products As Alternative to Foam
ECOLOFT product line & Eco-pad fibers help manufacturers meet critical demand as foam shortages prevail.
Tiger Group Online Auction on March 30 Features Advanced Knitting, Dyeing and Finishing Equipment from Montréal-base