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Stores Take Home Top Honors for Casual Furniture Retailing

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The leading retailers in the casual furniture industry were honored at the 2008 Apollo Awards during the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, located at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, September 15-18, 2008. Regarded as the highest honor among casual furniture retailers, the Apollo Awards celebrate the influential contributions made by industry icons. Winners are selected from hundreds of retailers throughout the country. Selection for the Apollo Awards begins with members of the International Casual Furniture Association (ICFA) offering three nominations in each category of the Apollo Awards. The winners from each category are then chosen by ballot by members of the ICFA. The 2008 Apollo Awards Winners: Single-store Winners - First Place: Sunnyland Furniture - Second Place: Leisure Living - Third Place: Kolo Collection Multi-store Winners: - First Place: Patios Plus - Second Place: Greenhouse Mall - Third Place: Robb & Stucky Patio Best in Show - Lillian B. Winchester Award: JANUS et Cie for the Forest Arm Chair The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market is exclusively endorsed by the International Casual Furniture Association (formerly known as the Summer & Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association, SCFMA) and the Casual Furniture Retailers Association (CFR) and managed by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI). For more information about the Market or the Design Excellence Awards, please call 800.677.6278 (MART) or visit www.casualmarket.com.

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