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IMC Announces New Hire to Enhance Open Year Round Experience
as the new Design Services Manager, Caroline Russelll will focus on driving Open Daily and at-market attendance of designers and home retailers to AmericasMart; Market Wednesday” Dates Set Through 2022
PermaPlate Furniture Signs Partnership With Stanley Steemer® to Expand Innovative Solutions
The new partnership complements the service level innovations being developed by PermaPlate Furniture for furniture retailers, which will enhance the service levels for their trusted customers.
Consumers’ “State of Mind” Explored in IMC’s Spring 2022 TrendWatch
Buyers can discover the three all-new connected trends, Elation, Growth and Synthesis via IMC’s High Point Market exhibitors in vignettes presented at the April 2-6, 2022 market.
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Opens Nominations for The Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award
The Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award, named after one of the industry’s leading families and a company that focused on executive training, is given annually to five emerging leaders.
STORIS Introduces Four New Inventory Features to Provide Visibility Across Retailers’ Supply Chains
These new interfaces add layers of pertinent inventory data, making them effective tools to fulfill more customers’ orders faster.
Darvin Furniture & Mattress Blood Drive Addresses Local Blood Shortages
Sign up at Darvin.com to donate Sunday, Feb. 6.
Las Vegas Market Names Six Winter 2022 Market Snapshot “People’s Choice” Winners
The Winter 2022 Las Vegas Market Snapshot Winners represent the best in the market’s product categories - furniture and bedding; gift and housewares; lighting and home décor.
Bedding Industries of America Acquires Majority Stake in Midwest Manufacturer, Illinois Sleep Products
ISP’s current management team, in addition to its over 100 employees will continue in their positions with the company, which will be rebranded BIA Midwest.
Doug Townsend Joins Parker House as COO
Townsend will oversee the organization’s corporate operations, product manufacturing, supply chain management, domestic and international logistics, as well as directing the company’s warehousing and eCommerce initiatives.
Stephen Chen, MLILY USA President, Passes Away at 59
Chen was credited with leading MLILY USA’s successful growth these pass several years including expanding its retail base from a handful of independent dealers to more multi-store chains and regional players.
Marc de Grave Named Blu Sleep's Executive Vice President
Marc de Grave has more than 15 years of experience in bedding industry and furniture industry as well as many years of industrial manufacturing and distribution experience.
Blu Sleep Launches Luxury Conforma Plus Topper
The 3 inch topper made with graphite gel foam will complement their Conforma mattress collection.
Corsicana to Introduce 11 New “Luxury” Beds to Its American Bedding Line During Las Vegas Market
Handcrafted in the United States, American Bedding’s expanded collection features 11 new mattresses in 12-14-inch and 15-inch profiles, with a choice of flat or rolled pack delivery.
SSA Partners with Relief Bed International and Salvation Army at Las Vegas Market
Relief Bed will build and donate one bed per buying group scanned in the SSA Sleep Pavilion.
Intellibed Showcases Latest Sleep Technology at Las Vegas Winter Market
The sleep technology company will showcase its newest generations of the Sleep Genius™ Smart Base and Sleep Genius® Program.
Excitement Grows for Winter 2022 Las Vegas Market
Las Vegas Market is ready to welcome buyers, January 23-27 at World Market Center Las Vegas, with showrooms and temporary exhibits presenting expanded furniture, bedding, home décor and gift resources and 30+ in-person networking and educational events.
MLILY to Host Moonshine Mixer & Live Charity Auction at Las Vegas Market to Benefit “Special Spaces”
The mattress manufacturer will include a live auction to raise awareness and funds to support the important work of Special Spaces – a non-profit organization that creates dream bedrooms for children fighting cancer.
step-up.today Launches Digital Transformation Platform, Chorus
Chorus is a digital transformation platform that helps furniture wholesalers eliminate excessive software, reduce data waste and build long-term operational gains.
Magniflex to Debut 6 Updated Collections at Las Vegas Market
These revised collections will offer Magniflex’s temperature-regulating, anti-bacterial fabrics, and Dual Core technology models.
Ergomotion to Showcase Four New Consumer-Driven Sleep Systems at Las Vegas Winter Market
In addition to the Quest 4.0, Quest Zone, ErgoSportive and Dawn House systems, Ergomotion’s full Quest lineup, including the award-winning Quest 2.5 and smart home integrated Quest Connect will be featured at the event.
Bedding Industries of America Puts Focus on Its Luxury Collections at Las Vegas Market
Hemingway, Eastman House, Millbrook, Velika & Natural Dreams will all have new looks.
Infinity Will Showcase 5 Full Feature, Ready-To-Ship Massage Chairs at Las Vegas Furniture Market
The Genesis Max 4D, Infinity® IT-8500 Plus, Prelude, Aura and Smart Chair X3 will be highlighted in their showroom at the World Market Center in Building B, suite 1204.
King Koil to Launch PureBliss by King Koil™ at Las Vegas Market
The co-branded collaboration with Talalay Global will be showcased in a six-model, contemporary design program.
Las Vegas Market Names 47 Winter 2022 Market Snapshot Finalists
Voting open now at LasVegasMarket.com.
Brands Report Record Sales at Winter 2022 Atlanta Market
Brands and sales agencies reported record sales at the close of the winter 2022 edition of Atlanta Market, January 11-18, at AmericasMart Atlanta.
Nourison Introduces New Abstract Prismatic and Christopher Guy Designs for Las Vegas Market
The floor covering and home accents manufacturer will also revel 57 Grand by Nicole Curtis Series 2 and Series 3 collections.
Southerland to Introduce Revamped Evolution Collection at Las Vegas Market
Next-gen luxury assortment helps retailers fill price gaps.
Meva Returns to Las Vegas Market!
Meva’s Design Team will present a new design selection that combines the right amount of mid-century and modern nuances.
Malouf™ Releases New Linen-Weave Cotton Sheets
The set adds an additional option to the overall Malouf sheet selection that’s designed for a customer searching for attainable luxury.
Kingsdown to Introduce Insignia Collection at Las Vegas Market
New hybrid models provide next-generation comfort and design.
Kaleen Rugs Launches 4 Brand New Collection Collaboration with HGTV's Bargain Masion Star Tamara Day
The rugs will work in a variety of spaces offering uniqueness with their array of color pallets and design elements.
King Koil Moves Into a Larger Las Vegas Showroom
The 12,000-square-foot showroom is in a higher traffic area at B-1200 in the World Market Center and offers a prime location near the escalators.
R.E.S.T. Makes Vegas Market Debut with Adjustable Base Program
Renaissance Elevated Sleep Technology to show full collection of feature-packed adjustable base collection for the first time.
Englander Expands Supreme® with Latex Hybrids, Enhances Suite of Marketing Assets
Top U.S. mattress producer focused on retail success with strong selling story in products and marketing tools.
Registration Now Open for ART Conference 2022
The Annual conference takes place on May 12-15, 2022 at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, TX.
Whitley Furniture Galleries Going Out of Business After 113 Years
Fourth-generation owners liquidate family business and sell city-block of buildings.
KUKA HOME Launches K-TRON Mechanism Division
The launch aims to shorten lead times, increase quality and lower costs for the company’s motion upholstery line.
Decorating Den Interiors Achieves 34-Percent Retail Sales Increase
This is the second consecutive year of record-setting sales growth; highest achievers honored.
Outward Las Vegas Market Seminar Will Focus on “Maximizing the Power of Visual Merchandising”
The seminar, “Visual Merchandising as a Competitive Advantage: Top 10 Ways to Master Omni Channel Commerce” will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 25th at 9:00 a.m. at the HFA Retailer Resource Center.
GhostBed to Debut Venus Williams Collection at Las Vegas Market
Collection utilizes infrared technology to maximize rest, recovery and performance.
Corsicana to Launch Renue Adapti-Gel Collection at Las Vegas Market
Adapti-Gel Collection at Las Vegas Market New collection provides advanced comfort and support.
Feizy to Debut Four New Collections at Las Vegas Showroom
The new collections include Indio, Dafney, Ellyse, and Harmon.
Therapedic® Expands Tommy Bahama at Las Vegas Market
The popular Tommy Bahama Collection expands with new mattresses and technology at the Las Vegas Market, Jan. 23-27.
Reverie Announces Additions to Power Base Lineup
At this winter’s World Market in Las Vegas, Reverie will be displaying the R480 and R380, two new power base models that are foldable, and have been redesigned for a simpler and quicker setup process for delivery teams and consumers.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #322: Keep Holidays Updated on Your Platforms
Update your holiday hours regularly on your website, Google Business Profile, and Yelp.
Spring Air Expands Reach Into 7 Western States in New Licensing Agreement with Everton Mattress Factory
The bedding manufacturer has signed a licensing agreement with Idaho-based Everton Mattress Factory to produce its family of brands in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Montana.
J.B. Hunt and Waymo via Announce Long-Term Collaboration with Plans to Complete Fully Autonomous Transport
Multi-year agreement will feature multiple pilots and explore digital marketplace integration.
Phillips Collection Shares an Optimistic Approach to 2022, Adding Several New Roles.
Creating a new Director of Marketing role, Serena Martin joins Philips Collection with responsibilities that include email marketing, content, branding, website, print and digital advertising, partnerships, trade events, engagement and collaborating with the design community.
INFOGRAPHIC: 2022 Trendiest Interior Design Styles on Google
RentCafe, an apartment search website, turned to Google to identify what styles are emerging as the new favorites and are going to dominate interior design in 2022.
The 60th Edition of The Salone Del Mobile.Milano Moves to June 2022
The Board of Federlegno Arredo Eventi, in agreement with Fiera Milano, has elected to postpone the event, which will now take place from June 7th to 12th, 2022.
WithIt Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Year
Renee Loper-Boyd Serves as WithIt President in 2022.
53rd IHGF Delhi Fair 2022 Sets New Dates From March 30th to April 3rd
Show moves to end of March for ease of exhibitors and overseas visitors.
STORIS Releases 2022 Home Furnishings Industry Trend Guide
This year, STORIS surveyed retailers to produce first-party home furnishings industry insights.
Industry Icon Simon Kaplan of Crest Furniture Passes at 97
Kaplan was a remarkable individual who, with his wife Annette and a group of talented WW2 veteran managers, built his operation from the ground up.
IMC Invests in Women-Owned Businesses Through Acquisition of Dough
Dough is an eCommerce platform focused on empowering women-owned businesses.
CITY Furniture Celebrates the Grand Opening of their 22nd Showroom in Altamonte Springs, FL
The Altamonte Springs location, a 120,000 square foot showroom, will increase the company’s footprint in Orlando, and expand their delivery radius to customers living in the city and surrounding areas.
Ingka Investments to Plant New, Sustainably Managed Forest in Florida Area Damaged by Hurricane Michael
The investment property, Tupelo Honey, consists of two parcels of land near the Apalachicola River that will be used for an ongoing afforestation project, creating new forestland by planting trees in areas where there were none before.
Therapedic International Adds New Licensee in S. Korea
The new license deal with South Korean mattress maker SAB Co., Ltd. brings increased international production power for the U.S. leading brand alternative.
Wayfair Professional Launches 7th Annual Tastemaker Awards Calling for Top Commercial & Residential Design Submissions
Industry-leading judges to select the year’s most impactful designs & award thousands of dollars in prizes.
Malouf Launches New Peak Mattress Line
The Peak line is the premium product of the three-tier Malouf mattress offering, which also includes Embark and Ascend mattresses (previously part of the Wellsville brand).
Culp’s Livesmart Performance Fabric Now Covers Seating in UNC's Dean Dome
Culp’s LiveSmart performance fabric, which is moisture repellent, stain resistant, fade resistant, and heavy duty was a perfect combination for the Smith Center’s nearly 10,000 lower-level and mezzanine seats.
Atlanta Market Names Four People’s Choice Winners in Winter 2022 Market Snapshot
Allsop Home & Garden, Annie Selke, BrüMate and Zuo are winners.
Vanguard Furniture Acquires Former Drexel Heritage Factory in Morganton
Historic factory rescued from mothballs with the potential of adding 150 high paying jobs.
Unbounce Acquires U.S.-Based Marketing Analytics Platform, LeadsRX
The conversion intelligence platform continues growth momentum with expansion into the marketing attribution space.
Chairish Introduces Europe’s Finest Inventory to US Customers
The announcement comes after two years of stellar growth and major acquisition.
Top Bedding and Furniture Brands to Open for Winter 2022 Las Vegas Market
15 new and expanded showrooms – representing more than 100,000 square feet of updates – are joining the 300+ showrooms open for the Winter 2022 market, January 23-27, 2022 at World Market Center Las Vegas.
SSA New Product Debuts – in Stock and Ready to Ship
Nineteen different companies in one showroom, the SSA Sleep Pavilion (C1565) at Las Vegas Market.
Blu Sleep to Launch Prestige Pillow Collection at Las Vegas Market
This collection, as well as the rest of the company’s line up, will be featured at the Blu Sleep showroom, space B-960, at World Market Center at the Winter Las Vegas Market.
Feizy to Open Las Vegas Showroom Year-Round
Starting January 10, 2022, the showroom will be available to visit Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Corsicana to Unveil New 21,000 Sq.-Ft. Showroom at Winter Las Vegas Market to Showcase Its ‘House of Brands’
Following its acquisition of Symbol Mattress in May of last year, the company’s new showroom will consolidate the Corsicana and Symbol Mattress showrooms to serve as a relaunch of the combined entities now under Corsicana.
Pleasant Mattress’ McRoskey Brand Will Show at Las Vegas Market for The First Time
McRoskey will be featured in art gallery-themed showroom devoted to ‘Artistry of Sleep’ .
Bellini Modern Living Expands Italian Dining Collection in Time for Las Vegas Market
Collection targets consumers with modern contemporary style.
Ergomotion Unveils Smart Beds Infused with Home Connectivity Options at CES
The most recent products by Ergomotion include aromatherapy integration, apps that provide concise and consistent health data while you sleep and customized circulation cycles that will allow you to soothe muscle pain while regenerating body, mind and spirit.
Atlanta Market Set to Welcome Nation’s Top Buyers to Winter 2022 Market
Atlanta Market continues to refine its product offerings with new commitments in showrooms and temporaries further expanding some 8,000+ lines presented in 1,000+ permanent showrooms and 1,000+ temporary exhibits.
32nd ARTS Awards Recipients Announced
Industry’s highest honor extended to more than twenty companies and leaders.
Feizy Introduces National Concierge Service
The designer-focused concierge service features hand-selected rugs from Mr. Feizy’s personal vault.
After, Inc. and PermaPlate® Partner to Expand PermaPlate Furniture Protection to Online Furniture Retailers
QuickCover® platform will allow any online furniture retailer to easily implement and offer PermaPlate Furniture protection plans with confidence in minutes through native e-commerce platform APIs like Shopify and Magento
Outward to Demo New Aperture Platform at Upcoming Winter Las Vegas Market
During the market, demos will provide visitors a look at the capture process, image preparation and installation requirements, as well as what the entire process will entail from start to finish.
Delta Children Partnered with Operation Homefront, Mitzvah Circle, Jackson in Action, and JPMA for Charitable Initiatives in 2021
The brand's donations total 6m+ closing out 2021.
Hooker Furnishings & HGTV Host, Breegan Jane, to Host Ribbon Cutting Event for New Las Vegas Showroom
The event will take place on Monday, Jan. 24th at 3:30 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a cocktail reception with interior designer and HGTV host, Breegan Jane.
Three Interior Designers Weigh in On Trends We Will See in 2022
Three members of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID NJ) share their vision for the coming months and beyond.
Lew Nick, Long Time AICO Sales Representative Passes Away
He was a passionate and respected member of the furniture industry for more than a half century, loved by his peers, his customers and his friends.
JuniperMarket Opens for Business
New eCommerce platform connects buyers & sellers anytime & everywhere.
Homecrest Outdoor Living Hires New Director of Retail Sales
Marjorie Partin joins the team as Director of Retail Sales for both the United States and Canada.
The Elizabeth Smart Foundation Officially Becomes Part of the Malouf Foundation
During a press conference on January 5, 2022, representatives from the Elizabeth Smart Foundation (ESF) announced that their organization was becoming a part of the Malouf Foundation™, a Utah-based 501(c)3 public charity founded by Sam and Kacie Malouf in 2016.
Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer to Deliver Inspirational Opening Keynote at PrimeTime in Phoenix
An accomplished climber, paraglider, skier and kayaker, Weihenmayer will take to the Nationwide Marketing Group PrimeTime stage to share how independent retailers can harness the power of adversity as fuel for greatness.
Home Remodeling and Design Platform Houzz Predicts 10 Home Design Trends for 2022
The full list includes kitchen, bath and outdoor design, as well as advances in universal design and sustainability.
Bond Furniture and Design Debuts Their Newly Designed Website for 2022
After Bond Furniture and Design’s new ownership completely remodeled the entire showroom, they turned their attention to their website and designed their new digital showcase.
Lifeloom™ Debuts at Las Vegas Market with FDA-Cleared ‘Frictionless Sleep’
Lifeloom™ with Dermatherapy® technology improves sleep as the only FDA 510(k) certified medical device available in the world.
Steve Ennis Heads Specialized Furniture Carriers in 2022
Ennis is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Murrow’s Transfer in Thomasville, N.C.
Spring Air Upgrades Showroom at Las Vegas Market
The mattress manufacture moves to a larger showroom at the World Market Center in time for the January 2022 Las Vegas Market.
Wichita Furniture & Mattress Announces Expansion Plans for A New Furniture and Mattress Superstore
The new 105,000 square foot superstore, opening in Fall of 2022, will include a full renovation of the former Kmart property.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
While the November retail and food services sales were up 18.2% over November 2020, the consumer price index rose 6.8% for the 12 months ending November, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending June 1982.
Reverie Enhances Customer Experience With Customer Convenience Hub
This handheld device provides a direct connection to the control box of the power base and may be attached to the side of the base or placed on a nightstand.
Capel Rugs Debuting New COCOCOZY, Genevieve Gorder Designs in Las Vegas
The new designs recently added to the high-profile Genevieve Gorder and COCOCOZY licensed rug programs are making their debut in the Capel Rugs showroom at the upcoming Las Vegas Market.
Mattress Firm and SleepScore Labs' New Objective Sleep Study Reveals In-store Pillow Fitting Can Lead to More Sleep
Study participants experienced an extra 8 hours of sleep per month.
Greg Van Dyke to Chair AHFA Supplier Division
The Vice President of Sales and Outside Locations for Hanes Industries, Conover, N.C., will serve as chair of its Solution Partners Board of Directors in 2022.
Shifman Momentum Signals Strong Growth Ahead
The handcrafted luxury mattresses manufacturer sets stage for continued growth, recaps year of strategic expansion.
Diamond Mattress Helps Retailers Build the Ticket with Bedding Bundle
Top U.S. mattress maker introduces customizable top-of-bed package at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Jan. 23-27.
FormPiper Delivers Innovative Consumer Finance Tech Solution to the Furniture Industry
Results-focused technology streamlines and enhances retail furniture stores' consumer finance processes.
Therapedic® To Debut Immunity™ at Las Vegas Market
The bedding producer launches this newest collection with highest copper content of any mattress for immune-boosting benefits.
Easy Furniture Web Tip #321: Link Your Signup Text and Other CTAs
Check that all the signup text and call-to-actions on your website are properly linked.
Bellini Modern Living to Showcase Entertainment Collection at Las Vegas Market
The new line is designed with fashion and function in mind to attract a younger, more minimalist consumer.
Corsicana Mattress Opens New Sourcing Facility in North Carolina
The office’s proximity to suppliers will enhance the company’s sourcing strategy by bringing the stakeholders together to spearhead increased performance and efficiency.
IMC Market Insights Continues January 6 with Pantoneview 2022 Color of The Year Webinar
The 2022 Color of the Year is Very Peri.