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Cameron Feizy Assumes Sales Leadership at Feizy Rugs
He will be responsible for Feizy’s team of Regional Sales Managers and Territory Managers and their development of new accounts, as well as maintaining the positive trajectory of existing accounts.
Barbara Goldstein, Former GMFA Executive Director Passes
Goldstein directed the NY-based IHFRA affiliate organization for 15 years.
Art Van Furniture Chicagoland Stores "Let It Snow" Promotion
Full refunds will be given on all furniture, mattresses and clearance center if it snows three inches or more on Super Sunday!
Globe University and Schneiderman's Furniture Partner to Bridge the Skills Gap
As part of the Schneiderman's Business and Sales Cooperative Training program, the student/employee enrolls in the Globe University business courses, at no cost to the student.
Herman Miller Reports Strong Sales and Earnings Growth
The company's results include a full quarter of activity related to the July 2014 acquisition of Design Within Reach, Inc.
Leggett & Platt, Mantua, Sleep Doctor Lead Outpouring of Support for 7th Annual Ante4autism Event!
Proceeds from the event held during the upcoming Las Vegas Market to benefit families impacted by autism.
Jensen Leisure Furniture Extends Lease At Chicago's Merchandise Mart
Showroom is one of 45 high end, permanent outdoor furnishings showrooms located on floors 15 and 16.
imm cologne 2015: Introduces The “Immagine Living Spaces” Facebook App
Fans can furnish the virtual imm cologne-house by selecting their favourite pieces of furniture from imm cologne‘s exhibitors online and win.
OMI "Retailer Council" Looks At Critical Issues For Delivering Latex Mattresses
Panel offers insight into ways to improve sales & delivery of latex mattresses.
Leggett & Platt® Consumer Products Group Adds Bar And Counter Stool Collection
Distinctive Styles to be Showcased at Las Vegas Winter Market
PureCare Appoints Industry Veteran Anthony Petrucci, Director of Sales for the East Coast
Petrucci brings broad bedding key account management experience to his new position.
Surya to Introduce 20 New Bedding Designs at Winter Markets
Brand will also unveil expanded lighting, decorative accents and outdoor offerings
Guest Editorial: Wooden Bedroom Furniture Anti-dumping Case
Attorney says that US importers may owe100s of millions of dollars in retroactive liability based on court decision in Baker, Knapp & Tubbs, Inc. et al v. United States, and advocates for repeal of anti-dumping legislation.
Paramount Sleep Partners With British Bedding Manufacturer Hypnos
Jackie Fair joins Paramount Sleep as Hypnos brand manager.
DONCO Trading Company/DONCO KIDS Takes New Las Vegas Showroom
The new showroom will be in building A 9th floor –A930.
The Importance Of The Structure Of Selling
A fanciful story by Dr. Peter A. Marino about a contest between Mr. Positive Attitude, Mr. Professional Selling Skills and Mr. Specialized Product Knowledge.
Dorel Acquires Remaining 30% interest in Dorel Juvenile Brazil
Mr. Rafael Camarano, will continue in his role as President and CEO, a position he has held since inception in 2009.
ROJO16 Debuts New Designs At January Markets
Set to debut within the January markets are ROJO16’s designs incorporating mixed elements from glass to metallic.
Nova LifeStyle Announces Opening of Seven New Franchise Stores in China
The stores will sell Nova branded furniture across major cities in China, including Shenzhen and Shanghai.
Sam’s Club Introduces Exclusive Furniture Collection by Nicholas Sparks
Six-piece collection designed by author with inspiration from his latest book and upcoming movie in mind.
Hammary Launches Online Credit Card Processing and Affordable Shipping Solutions to Interior Design Trade
The online account management system allows interior designers and gift/accessory store owners to research pricing and availability, place new orders with a credit card and check the status and delivery date of orders.
AICO Honors Staff At Annual Holiday Event
The prestigious Employee of the Year award was presented to Jerry Robles, Director of Showroom Logistics
Kingsdown Inc. To Open 100,000-Sq. Ft. State-Of-Art Manufacturing Facility In Texas
New plant will support growth in central region of U.S.
Feizy Gives $25,000 to Support the Global Fund for Children
Partnership with charity works to improve education in impoverished countries, end child labor.
Las Vegas Market Accepting Global Goodness Award Entries
Fourth semi-annual awards to honor sustainability & social responsibility.
Abbyson Living To Introduce Extensive Product Offerings At Las Vegas Show
At the winter Las Vegas Market, the company will introduce 25 new outdoor designs, 30 new Monica Pedersen designs, 100 new lamps and accessories, and 75 new living room sets, accent chairs and upholstery leathers in fresh colors.
January Cologne Show To Feature Trend Know How
imm cologne will offer an overview of current trend developments at the presentation forum “The Stage”.
Gotcha Covered Enters The Tencel Market For Las Vegas Show
Gotcha Covered chose Tencel® for its eco-friendly and comfort properties including superior moisture control, natural breathability, anti-bacterial properties, skin friendliness and softness.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Jacksonville Gives Comfort to Healing Warriors
Ashley Furniture HomeStore – Jacksonville, helped furnish the new K9s for Warriors facility at Nocatee, which will provide critical recovery care for post-9/11 servicemen and women.
At Home Names Jennifer Warren Chief Marketing Officer
At Home owns and operates 81 stores in 21 states. Warren most recently held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for Radio Shack.
Art Van Furniture And WXYZ-TV Collect 20,701 Pounds Of Food
Art Van and WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 donated the non-perishable food items to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan during their 2014 Together We Can food drive.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Appoints Jillian Mccarty As Operations Director
McCarty is responsible for customer outreach, product costing, internal reports, bookkeeping and office management.
NAHFA CEO Nominated for WithIt WOW Award
Sharon Bradley has been nominated for WithIt’s WOW Award in the Mentoring category along with Patrick Cory, Cory Home Delivery and Lorri Kelley, Palliser.
Tupelo Furniture Market Announces ‘Buyer Rewards Initiative’.
Registrants get expanded regional shuttle services, special “show dollars”, buyer and seller “Matchmaker” assistance, educational seminars, the TOS program and hotel, flight and meal and entertainment incentives.
Groovystuff Expands Winter Internship Program
The curriculum for this 25 day internship is designed to provide future graduates with real world job experience in the residential home furnishings industry prior to their graduation.
Jaipur Celebrates New Showroom Location and Hosts Book Signing with Suzanne Kasler
Jaipur's show space has moved to building 1, 12-F9 and has been extended by 2,074 square feet.
10th ICFF Studio Showcases Work of Emerging Design Professionals
ICFF and Bernhardt Design partner for juried competition.
Company C Brings New Collections To Atlanta & Dallas Markets
Company C’s Spring 2015 collection includes richly hued rugs, bedding, linens and bath products inspired by nature and exotic travel destinations.
Latex International Introduces Its First Gel-Infused Product
“Talagel” Combines Cooling Properties Of Gel With Multiple Benefits Of Talalay
Leading Mattress Retailer Names Kingsdown “Vendor Of The Year”.
Bedmart cites brand’s quality, service achievements.
Las Vegas Market Announces Roster of Seminars for Winter 2015
Speakers from Amazon, Pantone, Wayfair & Dwell Studio Join Design Legend Carleton Varney.
R&A Marketing Celebrates 30 Years
Over 40 store fronts attended a networking and educational event called the R&A Round Table. Company introduces R&A Club.
Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Selects TD Bank For New Private Label Credit Card Program
Under the agreement, TD’s Retail Card Services division—one of North America’s leading private label credit card companies -- will direct all facets of the program for the 67-year-old retailer.
The Furniture Training Company Announces the Retirement of Mark Lacy
Mike Petersen will lead charge into upcoming chapter.
Drum Works Furniture To Be Represented By Dynamic Marketing Inc.
Drum Works Furniture LLC re-purposes recycled 55 gallon steel drums to form both indoor and outdoor eco-friendly seating.
Decorating Den Introduces “To The Trade Business Growth Program”
The program for interior design and home furnishings professionals provides turnkey client development and marketing tools.
California Officials Decline To Extend Deadline On New Labeling Rule
American Home Furnishings Alliance requested the delay on behalf of industry.
Formost Groups Launches Craft + Main™ Line At Las Vegas Market
This is the first time the direct manufacturing company has launched a full-line of case goods furniture under its own brand.
Cantrex Nationwide COO Adds President to Title
Jeannine Ghaleb has been named President of Cantrex Nationwide, the company’s Canadian division. She will continue to act as Cantrex Nationwide’s Chief Operating Officer.
Cologne Show's Hall 9 Featuring Bedding Totally Booked
96 exhibitors have registered for the Sleep segment, 56 of them manufacturers from abroad. Among the first-time exhibitors are Schlossatelier from Switzerland, luxury bed manufacturer Kluft from the USA, and mattress manufacturer Permaflex from Italy.
Consumer Credit Growth Driving Higher Holiday Spending
Versatile Credit says retailers and consumers benefit from more credit choices.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: 5 Marketing Secrets You Can Profit From (Secret Tip #5)
For your ads to achieve Maximum Response, rather than just Some Response, try using “Different” and “Unusual” Advertising and Marketing Strategies.
Wholesale Interiors / Baxton Studio Opens New Furniture Distribution Facility in Midwest
This second location will serve to augment in the increase in demand from national furniture retailers, online stores and interior designers for the line of living room, dining room and bedroom furniture.
Hooker Furniture Reports Robust Income Gains on Higher Sales in Third Quarter
An uptick in incoming orders that began in August continued throughout the third quarter resulting in a nearly 8% increase.
Wright Global Graphics Promotes Kim Grubb
Company continues strategic realignment and grows sales team.
Hillside Furniture Gives Back to Detroit
Hillside Furniture supports detroit firehouse engine 33 ladder 13 by donating furniture to furnish five rooms of the firehouse.
Conn’s, Inc. Reports Third-Quarter Fiscal 2015 Financial Results
Furniture unit sales increased 31.7% and the average selling price increased 2.0%. Mattress unit volume increased 24.8% and the average selling price increased 12.6%.
Tupelo Furniture Market Adds 200 New Exhibitors
Show credits introduction of a marketing package for exhibitors that includes direct mail, telemarketing, print and online advertising, e-marketing, web targeting/re-targeting and geo-fencing.
Withit Names 2015 WOW Award Nominees
Carolyn Kinder, founder & CEO of Carolyn Kinder, Inc. To receive Legacy Award.
UL To Give GREENGUARD Certification Presentation At Las Vegas Market
The program will be entitled: “GREENGUARD: Clearing the Air on Chemical Emissions Claims.” and will be held in Las Vegas World Market Center on January 19th.
A&B Home Hosts Party During Atlanta Show
AmericasMart registered buyers can meet and greet the newest product designer in the A&B Home family, French designer and author, Florence de Dampierre.
Carleton Varney to be Honored as 2015 Design Icon at Las Vegas Winter Market
Varney is president of New York-based Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., one of the oldest established interior design firms in the United States.
Howard Cooper of Sit 'n Sleep To Retire
Executive Vice President of Finance & CFO of the mattress chain with 34 superstore locations will step down at year's end.
Jackson Furniture Industries/Catnapper Joins Las Vegas Market
The company joins current tenants Abbyson Living, aspenhome, Therapedic International, Violino and other top companies on the 8th floor.
XSENSOR Technology Takes Permanent Showroom for REVEAL Products at Las Vegas Furniture Market
REVEAL uses a highly accurate pressure imaging system to display a dynamic, high-resolution body pressure image that assists in mattress recommendations.
Naturepedic Joins The Chemical Footprint Project
New tool measures corporate progress towards safer chemicals.
Surya Honored with Niryat Shree Award for Outstanding Export Performance
The award was presented to Surya founder Surya Tiwari by the President of India, Honorable Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
Sunbrella Icon Collection Named Best of Year 2014 Winner
The collection was named a Best of Year 2014 Winner for the Textiles: Outdoor category by Interior Design Magazine.
Cleanbrands To Debut “Sleep Sweet Trio™” At Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market
CleanRest, debuting in the Specialty Sleep Suite C15, says it will prove that comfortable pillows and mattress protectors can be healthy.
Bill Gollnitz Elected to Serve as President of the Polyurethane Foam Association
Gollnitz succeeds Joe Progar, with Innocor, Inc., Advanced Urethanes and Sleep Innovations.
Culp Announces Second Quarter Net Sales Increase
Net sales were $74.0 million, up 4.8 percent, with mattress fabric sales up 6.7 percent and upholstery fabric sales up 2.3 percent, as compared with the same quarter last year.
NAHFA Partners with PROFITsystems to Bring Back the Retail Performance Report
The NAHFA and PROFITsystems’ consultants will re-launch the benchmarking tool for the home furnishings industry during the 2015 Home Furnishings Networking Conference.
11th Istanbul Furniture Fair, January 27 - February 1, 2015
Over One Million square foot ISMOB exhibition will highlight Turkish and international exhibitors.
Capel Rugs Offers Virtual Tour of High Point Showroom Using Google Technology
Retailers can visit showroom at any time to view latest products and displays.
Surya Partners with Shaw Floors to Provide Area Rugs to More Than 2,000 Retailers Nationwide
As a Shaw vendor partner, Surya will make available to SFN retailers its extensive area rug offering, which includes more than 5,500 rug designs in a broad range of styles, colors, constructions and price points.
Arhaus Furniture Renews Credit Card Program With Alliance Data
Alliance Data will provide digital marketing solutions to complement Arhaus’ plans to leverage mobile technology at the point-of-sale, including the launch of account acquisition via tablets in-store.
David Francis Appoints New Vice President and Creative Director
Catherine Blum named to top positon at David Francis Furniture.
American Dakota Introduces Fourteen New Rug Patterns
The company, showing at the Atlanta Market specializes in rugs for cabins and mountain homes.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: 5 Marketing Secrets You Can Profit From (Secret Tip #4)
The only purpose of Advertising is to make sales. Period.
The Wilks Group Partners with Customers to Donate Mattress Sets to Children
Company that operates Ashley Furniture HomeStores in several Texas markets, provided over 150 children in local communities with a brand new mattress set.
Las Vegas Market Reports Record Growth In Temporary Exhibits
Winter Market 2015 on track to be largest market to date.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 202: Best Practices For Website Design Colors
Use secondary and accent colors in your website design to bring unity, interest, and life to your web pages.
Reverie Will Make Push Into Burgeoning Accessories Category Industry
The company has appointed 35-year industry veteran Diane Abell to the position of accessory product category manager.
Surya to Spotlight “All Things Marsala” at Winter Markets
A selection of products in Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year "Marsala" to be featured.
Furniture Training Company Advertising Webinar
Furniture sales and advertising consultant David Love will discuss how to get the most out of your store's advertising on Thursday, December 11.
Winterthur Licensing Director Named 2014 Women In Business Honoree
Kristin Langerak DeMesse, Director of Licensing, has been named a 2014 Women in Business honoree by Delaware Today and Delaware Business Times.
Lift Truck Manufacturer NMHG Names VP of Fleet, Service and Aftermarket
Pat DeSutter will oversee all sales, operations and management for the fleet, service and aftermarket divisions of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation.
Z-Line Designs Joins Las Vegas Market
The company’s product line includes home office and commercial desks, office chairs, TV stands, fireplace consoles as well as casual furniture.
Pride Family Brands Launches Revamped YouTube Channel
Updated and revised YouTube Channel shows videos of the manufacturer’s latest and most popular collections.
Latex International Reaches Agreement With Unsecured Creditors
Company also says it is no longer for sale.
Tempur-Pedic Announces Sponsorship With The U.S. Ski And Snowboard Association
Partnership to include Tempur-Pedic Sleep Center at USSA’s Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah.
November 2014 Furniture Insights Monthly Results From Smith Leonard
Year-to-date, new orders were 5 percent higher than the same period a year ago. Housing market continues to improve.
Commentary: The Best Independent Retailers Are Generational, Flexible & Grateful
Lessons from Tri-State Home Furnishings Association's recent awards dinner.
Naturepedic Gets Twitter Support from Jessica Alba
Movie actress, and co-founder of The Honest Company, Jessica Alba has over 7.75 million followers.
Mattress Firm Announces Third Fiscal Quarter Sales Increase
et sales for the third fiscal quarter increased 42.3% to $464.3 million, reflecting comparable-store sales growth of 8.5% and incremental sales from new and acquired stores.
Schafer, Yaraghi and Weinstein Honored At Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Association Dinner Dance
Andy Gans becomes President of the NY/NJ Association of home furnishings retailers, representative manufacturers and suppliers.
Cory Named Finalist Among New Jersey’s Top Businesses and Business Leaders
The NJBIZ award celebrates New Jersey’s most dynamic businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth and the community.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Is First In Its Category To Receive “Energy Star” Certification
Power supply platform to offer the highest standard in energy efficiency.
Cologne Show Sponsors Young Innovative Companies
Koelnmesse provides effective support to small creative companies with a range of services to help them write their own success stories at the international furnishing trade fair for in January 2015.
Home Furnishings Trends to Embrace the Glamour of White and Gold in 2015
Trend forecasters, designers and manufacturers say the home is returning to ‘glam.’
Natuzzi Reports Improved Quarterly Results
Sales trend improves in 3rd quarter. Quarterly operating loss reduced.
AHFA Message About Holiday Furnishings Safety Risk
The American Home Furnishings Alliance recommends tip restraints – for both the televisions and the furnishings that hold them.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: 5 Marketing Secrets You Can Profit From (Secret Tip #3)
Even the best furniture or mattress store in the world will struggle, suffer, maybe even have to close without a steady flow of good REPEAT customers.
Treasure Garden Expands Independent Sales Representation Team
Treasure Garden announces the addition of Greg Kavoklis, Stacey Riley, Brian Browning and Laurie Falconer.
ITMA Announces Newest Exhibitors At Showtime®
New and returning exhibitors debut at Showtime December 2014.
Showtime® Schedule Of Events
Textile event adds to event schedule.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Awards $25,000 to Gov. John Fairfield Elementary School of Saco, Maine
The annual contest has donated more than $300,000 to retain and grow school arts programs.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Donates over 1,000 Mattress Sets in Celebration of Universal Children's Day
This donation is just part of Ashley Furniture HomeStore's broader 2014 goal, which is to donate over 4,000 mattress sets to children in need this year.
West Elm & Inscape Re-Imagine Office Furniture Experience
The new collections will span benching, systems, private office, tables, task, guest, occasional and lounge seating, storage and accessories.
Paramount Sleep Licenses Bedding Brands to Sound Sleep Products
Sound Sleep will produce Paramount mattress lines including HD Super Duty, Nature’s Spa, and Back Performance, as well as A.H. Beard.
Dormeo N.A. Teams With “Dwell With Dignity” To Provide Mattresses & Pillows For Low-Income Families
The company has committed to donating 50 mattresses and foundations and 100 pillows to the area’s homeless and poor over the next several months.
Las Vegas Market Confirms Four New Tenants For C5 Launch
Auskin, Chive, Pheromone & Woven Workz debut showrooms at winter market.
Art Van Furniture Appoints David Van Elslander Senior Vice President And President Of Art Van Puresleep
He will oversee new product, manufacturing, marketing and sales initiatives for Art Van PureSleep in freestanding stores, in-store galleries and franchise locations.
Valdese Weavers Expands Crypton Home Collection
The move allows customers to decide which constructions, colors and patterns they need to be high performance.
PureCare Launches Major Market Diversification Program
Industry veteran Lonnie Scheps to lead effort as Vice President of Market Diversification for PureCare.
High Point Releases the Market Style Report for Fall/Winter 2014
28-page report was developed by six home fashion trendsetters, all part of the Market’s 2014 Style Spotters team, who scoured the High Point Market for the hottest must-have items.
Groovystuff New Product Introductions - Las Vegas Market
The company will debut a new line of reclaimed, upholstered, and Bohemian inspired “Caravan Cubes.”
Serta Simmons Bedding to be Presenting Sponsor at 7th Annual Ante4autism Event
The event will be held in the “Grand Room” at the Golden Nugget during Las Vegas Market.
Last Mile Home Opens Distribution Center in Chicagoland
Facility will initially make 150 home deliveries daily for its high end furniture clients.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: 5 Marketing Secrets You Can Profit From (Secret Tip #2)
Even the best furniture or mattress store in the world will struggle, suffer, maybe even have to close without a steady flow of good NEW customers.
New 360 HD Viewer Helps Retailers Transform Online Furniture Shopping
Technology designed specifically to give furniture retailers superior product presentations on websites.
Johanna Soto Of Cory Home Delivery Chosen To Serve On Withit Board
Soto was instrumental in taking the lead in the Women@Cory program, that provides development and advancement opportunities to women who achieve results, demonstrate potential, and express the desire to grow.
CORT Introduces CORT Certified Program to Furniture Clearance Centers Nationwide
This program includes a five-point pledge to customers, 14-day return policy and CORT Certified stickers that guarantee an eight-step checklist for quality on every piece of CORT furniture and accessories.
Abbyson Living Expands Accessories, Introduces 100+ New Lamps
New focus will allow Abbyson to ultimately become a cross-category brand offering retailers accessory solutions in addition to furniture.
Surya Donates More Than 3,900 Food Items to Community Food Bank
Surya employees collected more than 3,900 non-perishable food items during the company’s fourth annual food drive.
Denver Mattress Partners with The Salvation Army for Charity Campaign
Components of the campaign will include in-store signage, as well as newspaper and television advertising to solicit donations and raise awareness for the The Salvation Army.
Gift & Home Décor Leasing Intensifies At Las Vegas Market
More than 30 leading suppliers opening & enlarging showrooms For winter market.
SnapRetail Announces Change In Executive Leadership
Founder and CEO depart from company. Chief Technology Officer Tara Ronel to serve as interim CEO.
Tempur Sealy International Appoints Jay Spenchian Chief Marketing Officer
Spenchian has an exceptional history of transforming consumer insights into record-breaking products, sales and innovative marketing initiatives for Fortune 500 brands.
Patrick Laframboise Receives 2014 Distinguished Service Award From AHFA
Former International Woodworking Fair CEO honored as ‘Master Diplomat’.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #127 from Lance Hanish: Mobile Devices Spur Sharing Of Timely Content
Once a topic starts trending, mobile devices make up 72% of the total content sharing. This is a strong indicator that mobile devices are extremely fitting for sharing timely news.
Malouf Delivers Comfort for Breast Cancer Patients
Malouf develops and creates Comfort Kits for those undergoing breast cancer treatment and donated a portion of proceeds to the cause.
New Release of Popular Online Furniture Product Knowledge Training
The revised and updated Furniture Product Knowledge training program consists of nearly 40 interactive training modules fully redeveloped in HTML 5.
El Dorado Furniture Holds Fort Myers Grand Opening
The new 65,000-square-foot store, showcases the furniture retailer's boulevard concept, a winding street adorned with street lights, beautifully painted murals, and park benches.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Donates $56,000 to Food Banks Across the Region
Feeding America, a network of 58,000 food banks, estimates that more than 46 million people rely on their food pantries and meal service programs each year.
Leon's Reports Same Store Sales Increase
Gross margin for the third quarter 2014 of 43.0% was up from the 42.9% gross margin experienced in the third quarter of 2013.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Furnishes 50 Homes for Veterans
Furniture Retailer provides 680 pieces valued at $120,000 in Tampa.
Art Van Furniture Hiring Seasonal Sales Associates For First Time In 55 Year History
Art Van is recruiting and hiring 30 seasonal sales associates over the next ten days for its Lakeside, Novi, Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids and Warren stores.
Capel Rugs Relocating AmericasMart Showroom to New Premier Location
Enhanced showroom on third floor of building one will showcase fresh new looks.
Crest Partners with Versatile Credit to Offer Faster Approvals
Versatile Credit’s unique self-service kiosk-based solution combines the applications for Synchrony Financial, formerly GE, and Crest Financial.
Kevin Sauder Elected 2015 AHFA Chairman
Kevin O’Connor, CEO of Samson Marketing, High Point, N.C., was named first vice chairman, and Richard Magnussen, Magnussen Home Furnishings, Ontario, Canada, was named second vice chairman.
Legacy Classic & Craftmaster Hires Melissa Way as Showroom Manager/Designer
Melissa has previously worked with Craftmaster as a freelance designer and merchandising assistant while self-employed by Ways2Design, LLC.
Company C Announces Results In “Dream in Full Color” Contest
Company C reviewed hundreds of entries before selecting Keri Steckler, a resident of Andover, MA, as the winner of a $10,000 room makeover.
Caracole Joins Las Vegas Market on c-One
Design brand to debut new showroom at Winter 2015 Market.
Scott Eckman Named Executive Vice President of Marketing and Furniture Leasing For International Market Centers
Tom Mitchell, President of Home Furnishings will retire at the end of 2014.
Naturepedic Showcased in Environmental Media Association Video Series
First episode stars actress Amy Smart and home improvement personality Carter Oosterhouse.
UL To Give GREENGUARD Certification Presentation With SSA At Las Vegas Market
The program for furniture and mattress retailers will be entitled: “GREENGUARD: Clearing the Air on Chemical Emissions Claims.”
Second Annual “For Your Home” Philanthropy House Gala Raises Over $18,000
Vicki Payne, FYH host and designer, transformed the 30-year-old Morrocroft home into a stunning contemporary show place.
LendPro Partners With NAHFA
NAHFA will offer LendPro’s consumer retail finance solution to the NAHFA’s 8,000 member stores.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 201: Yes, you are creative!
Recognize and appreciate the high level of creativity you bring to your business.
Creative Colors Tip #2: Educating Consumers on Choosing the Right Fabric for their Lifestyle
How retail sales professionals can help customers to choose fabric and leather that is durable and attractive.
Aaron's, Inc. Names John W. Robinson III Chief Executive Officer
Robinson is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of TMX Finance LLC (dba TitleMax), one of the largest auto title lenders in the U.S.
Mattress Recycling Council Hires Marketing & Communications Coordinator
The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has hired Amanda Wall to coordinate the communications aspects of its recycling programs in Connecticut, Rhode Island and California.
Surya’s Miles for Meals Campaign Raises Over $69K for School Lunch Program in Rural India
Funds raised will provide daily lunches to more than 4,600 school children for an entire year.
Marge Carson Holds ‘School of Fashion & Design’
High Point market event emphasized an in-depth, up-close and personal approach.
Spike TV To Debut First-Ever Competitive Furniture Design Series
"Framework" Hosted By COMMON Features the Country's Top Aspiring Furniture Designers Competing for $100,000.
Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic Honor Southern California Veterans by Donating Nearly 300 New Mattresses
Companies partner with PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) and local city government to host weeklong donation events in honor of Veterans Day.
Capel Rugs Awards Prizes to Three Lucky Market Winners
Prizes include a "WILLIAMSBURG® getaway," Biltmore® gift basket and stylish new rug.
Bernie & Phyl's Furniture Honored by Family Business Association Awards of Massachusetts
Retailer is recognized for its longevity, excellence and achievements.
Bob’s Discount Furniture and the American Red Cross Team up with the New England Patriots For Blood Drive
Eighth annual blood drive also celebrates the Bob’s Discount Furniture $250,000 High School Heroes Scholarship Program.
Samson Marketing Raises Funds For Breast Cancer Awareness
Program encouraged Samson’s employees about the importance of a yearly mammogram and raised money with golf themed event.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: 5 Unknown Furniture Marketing Secrets You Can Profit From
Secret #1. Being good at what you do is not good enough.
NAHFA Welcomes New Board Members
Incoming president is Marty Cramer, Cramer’s Home Furnishings, Ellensburg, WA.
Furniture First Announces New Members & New LV Showroom
Stacy Furniture & Design of Grapevine, TX and Bowen Town & Country Furniture of Winston-Salem, NC recently joined the buying group that represents 450 storefronts.
Arteriors Announces New Collaboration With Jay Jeffers
Capsule Collection of Entertaining Accessories will Launch in 2015.
Gotcha Covered Receives Patent Approval For Smarty-Bandz Sheet System
Gotcha Covered product lines can be found at national retailers/etailers, furniture and mattress stores.
Organicpedic™ By Omi Creates “Retailer Council” For Collaboration On New Product Collections
Company effort seeks to tap into the insights of the people on the front line – retailers and customers.
Cleanbrands Patented Zip-N-Click® 2.0
Zip-N-Click, mattress and pillow encasements feature an oversized, contrasting colored zipper pull, that requires less dexterity and is easy to install.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #126 from Lance Hanish: Many Of Today’s Advertisers Are Stuck In The Past.
It is important to understand that today’s mobile users are making shopping decisions whether away from the store or in the store. And, they are showing high levels of engagement.
IFFS 2015 Shines Spotlight on Design
New exhibiting countries and design elements announced.
Las Vegas Market Sees Continued Growth in Furniture Category
Leasing activity to date includes 11 new resources, 20 renewals and 4 expansions.
Bristlecone Lending Ventures Into Consumer Furniture Market
Tech-savvy system aims to expand and retain client base.
HGTV Unveils a Reimagined HGTV.com
Site has an expanded photo library of rooms and web-exclusive videos.
The High Point Market Authority Announces New Members to the Board of Directors
Bruce Cohenour, Abe Elmore, Rod Lambeth, Julie Messner, William “Dudley” Moore, Jr., and MichelleMichelle Jennings Wiebe start two-year terms.
Mattress Firm Commits $1 Million to Kick-Off National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Mattress Firm is partnering in the fight against pancreatic cancer with Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).
Final Speaker Agenda Announced For CEO Summit At Las Vegas Market
Early bird registration rates are available through November 28, 2014 for this exclusive executive-level conference for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries.
Walker Edison Makes Return Appearance On Utah’s Business “Fast 50” List
RTA manufacturer recognized by Utah Business as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in Utah.
New England Region of the NAHFA Hosts 6th Annual Holiday Bash
The Association invites all members of the home furnishings industry to enjoy an evening of camaraderie on December 11th in Framingham, MA.
Cindy Crawford Officially Kicks Off Role As 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge Ambassador
The Art Van Charity Challenge has generated close to $20 million in donations over the past six years for charitable organizations in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
Kingsdown Wins 2014 North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year Award
Award recognizes top manufacturers for growth and innovation.
Gunlocke Continues to Grow Business Development Team
Aron Fehr, Beth Gall and Diane Vore expand contract furniture manufacturer’s ranks
across the United States.
Christopher Guy Designing Honoree And VIP Reception Rooms
For The Bafta Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards
The honoree room features a series of significant feature pieces from the CG Collection. The centerpiece of the star-studded room will be the eye-catching Cosmopolitan headboard.
Groovystuff announces “Popular Vote at Market” Winners
Mr. Roan, Ms. Li and Ms. Ziesmer placed first from their respective schools. They competed with over sixty other classmates who participated in an education to industry collaboration with Groovystuff.
Legacy Awards Sales Representative Of The Year Award
The Salesman of the Year award is given to the top sales representative or team who increases their territory’s accounts and business across all categories, along with other factors such as overall professionalism.
Summer Classics® Latest to Sign up for Casual/Outdoor Floor Launch at Las Vegas Market
Joins Agio, Hanamint, Tommy Bahama and other manufacturers already committed.
Denver Mattress Company Pledges to Sixty-Nine Rescue Missions Across the U.S.
DMC will match every dollar that is donated to one of the 69 missions across more than 30 states from November 1st until the 30th.
Aaron's, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results
Same store revenues decreased 2.8% during the third quarter of 2014 compared to the third quarter of 2013, and customer count on a same store basis was down 3.9%.
Ashley Furniture Creates Over 657 New Jobs in Davie County, NC
The total size of Ashley's manufacturing and distribution center is now approximately 2,837,507-square-feet (or 65 acres) under roof.
Sleepy's Celebrates 1,000th Store Opening
Newest store is located in Joliet, Illinois.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: People like to deal with people.
If you’re not making your business as personal as you can, you might want to start.
AmericasMart® Prepares For January Market With Campus-Wide Enhancements
These include a new Designer Workspace, the opening of the Floor 15 HOME & DESIGN collection, and a A new Floor 6 bridge.
Kurt Darrow, Clarence Smith, Grover Geiselman And Jim Mcingvale To Receive City Of Hope Top Honors
Home furnishings industry leaders to will spearhead 2015 campaigns for cancer and diabetes research.
Veranda Classics Names Winner Of Cruise Giveaway
Jennifer McQuaid, Buyer at Watson’s Fireplace and Patio in Lutherfield, MD, is the winner of the four-day Royal Caribbean Cruise gift certificate given to promote the sweeping plans for Veranda Classics 2015.
The American Craft Council Show Returns To Baltimore
Make Room, Modern Design Meets Craft home décor exhibition, will put craft into context by featuring room vignettes inspired by design elements: earth, air, fire or water.
October 2014 Furniture Insights Monthly Results From Smith Leonard
Retail sales trended down slightly in September but were still up 4 percent over last year. Sales at furniture and home furnishings stores were up 2.5 percent year-to-date.
ASTM Publishes Revised Furniture Tip-Over Standard
AHFA says most manufacturers already comply with the new testing method.
INTER!ORS Furniture and Design To Open New Location
The store located in Camp Hill, PA will feature a combination of lifestyle presentations as well as an expansive design center to focus on the company’s commitment to design and custom order.
Nationwide Launches Redesigned Website
The group’s revamped site includes a look and feel similar to Nationwide’s intranet site, features a cleaner layout, refined navigation, refreshed copy, new graphics and a strong social media presence.
Las Vegas Market Accelerates Launch Of New C5 Showroom Floor
The planned launch of C5, a new floor for high-end home décor, home textiles, and accessories has been moved up to January 2015.
Georgia Chair Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary
The company announced an exclusive international trade agreement, new partnerships, and the creation of 100+ manufacturing jobs in Georgia.
Mitsubishi Reports that 2014 IRC-179 Tax Rule May Help Businesses Expense up to $25,000 in Work Truck Purchases
Provisions of IRC-179 allow a taxpayer to elect to treat the cost of qualifying Section 179 property as an expense in the tax year in which the equipment is placed in service.
Interior Lifestyle China Reports 28 Percent Increase In Buyers
As the Chinese middle and upper classes continue to grow, so does demand for interior lifestyle products according to the fair’s exhibitors.
imm cologne Pre-Show Report
The first international interior design fair of the year will start on January 19 with approximately 1,300 companies showing over 100,000 pieces of furniture from 50 countries and upwards of 15,000 visitors from Asia, North America and Europe.
Malouf Introduced Three New Products At High Point Market
Introductions included a luxury flannel sheet set, a new mattress topper and a highly functional mattress bag making transportation or storage clean and easy.
B. Pila Design Expands The Hide & Seek Collection
Fresh interpretations of signature pieces and new introductions play on a ‘Modern Baroque’ theme.
Legendary Designer, Ruth Clark, Selected as IFDA’s 2014 Luminary
Award to be presented in High Point on November 5th salutes design pioneer and visionary in upholstered home furnishings.
Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2015 Sets Trade Platform For US Buyers And Importers
Furniture exports from Malaysia to the United States were up 8.2% in the first half of 2014 to RM1.28 billion (US$388 million) accounting for 1.6% of total market share.
The High Point Market Authority Recognizes Outgoing Board Members
Outgoing board members were presented with plaques at the October 22, 2014, board meeting.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Gift-With-Purchase.
A time honored marketing strategy. Are you using it effectively?
Grand Re-Opening of Indiana Furniture & Mattress
The store now occupies an additional 3,000 square feet of frontage that was previously occupied by another retailer.
STORIS Wraps Up 25th Annual User Conference
The conference focused on the STORIS Clients as a differentiator in their 25 years of success in both the industry, and as a top employer in the State of New Jersey.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 200: Writer’s Block? Start Anywhere.
Hearing the crickets sing? Professional commercial writers know that it’s relatively easy to overcome writer’s block.
Organicpedic By OMI Complies With California’s New Flame Retardant Tag Law
Company will voluntarily begin shipping product with updated labels.
Amtech Enters Into Letter Of Intent To Acquire Assets Of Chromecraft
Amtech intends to purchase certain assets of Chromcraft-Revington, including its Chromcraft, Peters-Revington, and Cochrane brands.
Lexington’s “Destination Design” Winner Headed to Las Vegas Interior Design Camp
The winner of the drawing, Genevieve Roberts, is the principal of Interiors by Genevieve, a 35-year-old full-service firm.
Two New Oral Histories Of Industry Leaders Released From The American Furniture Hall Of Fame
Oral histories are with furniture industry leaders: Joe Carroll and Gordon Segal. The hardcover books include company and family photos.
Furniture Retail Energy Saving Store Tip #2: Do You Buy Half-Full Sodas? Why Pay for Unused Energy?
Power factor correction devices can help retailers save electricity, avoid utility company fees.
Dormeo N.A. Expands Service With Key Accounts By Naming New Relationship Managers
Campbell is the fifth key account manager recently assigned to top accounts to help deepen the relationship between key dealers and the company.
Zenith Global Logistics Opens Two Northeast Home Delivery Hubs, Adds Trucks
The company has opened home delivery hubs in Stoughton, Mass., and Bloomfield, N.J., and added nine new straight trucks to its home delivery fleet at the new locations.
AGIO-USA Partners With Major Rug Supplier to Sell Outdoor Rugs
Huge assortment of outdoor rugs with popular price points and sizes, now available domestically to brick-and-mortar retailers.
Natuzzi Italia Introduces New Case Goods At High Point Market
New collections include new Kubika Wall System, inspired by groundbreaking modern art and architecture.
Sleeper Sofas From Natuzzi Editions Offer
Beautiful Styling, Great Seating And Comfort
Natuzzi has co-developed a groundbreaking mechanism that allows consumers to open the sleeper with one hand in under 10 seconds.
The American Furniture Hall Of Fame Foundation Inducts Four New Members Into The American Furniture Hall Of Fame
Joining the current 94 Hall of Fame members are Hershel Alpert, former president of Alperts, Inc.; Bernard Castro, founder of Castro Convertibles; Harry M. Cornell, Jr., chairman emeritus of Leggett & Platt Inc; and Jena Goldman Hall, president and CCO of Jena Hall Associates.
DesignCliq Unveils Website, Expands Team Of Industry Veterans And Customer Base
Style preference quiz helps top 100 retailers realize potential of internet marketing.
Ametech Management Ltd. Signs Letter of Intent To Purchase Chromecraft-Revington
Acquisition to include Chromecraft, Peters-Revington and Cochrane brands.
Durham Furniture Renews license with George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon is owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, America’s oldest national preservation organization. New collection to be shown at High Point Market.
Capel Rugs Awarding 'WILLIAMSBURG® Getaway' During Market Ice Cream Party in High Point
Prize will include two-night deluxe stay at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Surya Introduces Novel Custom Rug Program
Choice of fashion forward designs in multiple colorways, shapes and sizes for delivery in less than three weeks.
LaurelHouse Designs Presents Over 100 New Product Introductions
For its sixth High Point Market, LaurelHouse Designs reported will introduce 11 new occasional groups.
MicroD’s New Platform OmniVue Raises the Bar for Merchandising and eCommerce
MicroD is introducing next-generation merchandising and ecommerce website solutions that leverage the latest in digital technologies to improve the shopping experience.
Tell Your Story To The American Furniture Hall Of Fame Foundation in High Point
Appointments are encouraged but not required for each 10-minute taping. For questions or to reserve a time, email Lauren Estep, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major Changes Lead To A Resurgent 2015 Canadian Furniture Show
In addition to a new name and logo and moving the date from January to June, one of the main changes being planned for the 2015 Show is opening the event to consumers, on Sunday, June 7.
Tri-State HFA to Honor Ken Gilberg, Esq. as Person of the Year
As part of the evening's festivities will be induction of Ray Isser, CHR as President and Tommy Leflein will begin his term as Board Chair.
La-Z-Boy Expands On Style, Comfort With New Additions to Its Most-Popular Collections
La-Z-Boy adds 10 new products across its line, including its Urban Attitudes and Designer’s Choice collections at High Point market.
Elk Group International
To Occupy 10,000 Square Feet At Americasmart
The colocation of its lines allows ELK to simplify the buying experience for its large and diverse customer base.
Summer Classics’ New High Point Market Showroom
Summer Classics is introducing multiple new collections, additions to existing collections, new finishes and exclusive outdoor fabric selection for 2015.
Patriot Finance Announces New Furniture Financing Program
Program is available for furniture retailers in Georgia, Florida, Texas, and North Carolina, with more states to come.
Feizy Introduces Reversible Cosmo Collection
The Cosmo Collection has a plush, bamboo viscose rug on one side and a jacquard rug on the back.
GoodWeave Founder Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Kailash established a certification system to incentivize manufacturers to stop exploiting children as well as guide consumer purchases.
Picture Source Names Julia Marks to New Position of
Chief Visionary Officer
Marks will set the company’s strategic and creative course, and oversee general operations.
High Point Market Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Fashion Panel
Trendsetters from the fashion and home décor industries come together at October Market to discuss the common threads that bind the fashion and furnishings worlds and look toward the future for both industries.
David Francis Furniture Nominated as Finalist for 2014 Pinnacle Award
The Palm Chair’s original design earned a top spot in the “Summer/casual” category. This is the ninth year David Francis Furniture has been chosen as a nominee.
Capel Rugs Holding 'Selfie' Photo Contest During High Point Market
Contestants will post shots of their favorite new Capel introduction for chance to win a free rug.
Keystone Collections Releases New Website
Website has new user format, fresh furnishing styles, and alluring storyboards.
Hurtado Furniture Debuts Mon And Dali Collection At Fall High Point Market 2014
Hurtado is one of Spain’s leading manufacturers of upscale and European-style furniture.
ART Vendors offer great deals at the High Point Market
Member exclusive discounts for market and the return of ART Fun Night Networking Event.
Surya Partners with DwellStudio on New Line of Rugs
Designed to complement DwellStudio’s modern yet accessible design aesthetic, the debut collections feature clean, graphic lines and rich texture.
Tobi Fairley and CR Laine Enter Into ‘Creative Collaboration’
Alliance will include new furniture collection, showroom design, and more.
Fourteen New Exhibitors Added to SALON for October High Point Market
Launched in April 2010, SALON offers masterfully designed furnishings presented in a curated environment.
Sleep Train Raises over $800,000 for Foster Children at 8th Annual Charity Golf Classic
Funds raised support regional CASA groups for the recruitment and training of volunteers.
Tronk Design Celebrates High Point Debut with New Collection Launch
The 2014 ARTS Award finalist is doubling its current product offerings with the addition of the extensive Williams Collection.
Art Van Furniture And Motown Get Ready To Celebrate Joint 55th Anniversaries
A lavish Patrons Gala Reception will be held on Wednesday, October 22 at the Hotel St Regis in Detroit.
Abbyson Living Selected to Furnish The Real Television Talk Show
Abbyson Living’s fashion-forward yet accessible designs transformed five signature host dressing rooms, two VIP guest green rooms, and one collaborative host briefing room.
Capel Rugs Holding Biltmore® Party During October High Point Market
Oct. 19 event will feature cheesecake, wine and a gift basket giveaway.
Ultra luxury Eco-Friendly "Lux by Naturalie" Mattress To Debut At High Point Market
Based on the newest in ECOfoam Visco Soy technology, the mattress is 100% Oekotex Certified.
Industry Veteran Joe Capillo Slated To Become VividWorks’ Spokesperson
Joe Capillo has signed a Letter of Intent concerning a spokesperson role with VividWorks, a global leader in providing home furnishings manufacturers and retailers with online 3D product configuration, interior design and visualization technology.
PROFITsystems to Unveil Real-Time Data Analysis Tool for Home Furnishings Retailers at High Point Market
The Sales Analyzer enables retailers to access and analyze real-time sales data, empowering owners and managers to quickly understand current store performance, identify inefficiencies, and spot opportunities to achieve higher sales.
Gold Bond Brings Expanded Two-Sided Mattress Portfolio To High Point Market
Company fills in gaps in pricing strategy above and below its most popular model.
Therapedic International’s “Agilityair” Collection Makes High Point Debut
Line includes perforations in componentry that boosts airflow by more than 43%.
Reverie Will Feature Popular Customizable “Reverie Dream Sleep System” At High Point Market
Dream Sleep Systems are adjustable bed bases plus mattress combinations.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #125 from Lance Hanish: How Are You Fem-vertising?
Pro-female advertising inﬂuences women’s purchase decisions.
RM Innovations Partners With The Industry’s Major Rug Manufacturers To Help Brick & Mortar Rug Retailers
RM INNOVATION partners with rug manufacturers including Safavieh, Nourison, Momeni and Dalyn, to provide a solution for rug vendors to compete with the Wayfair's and Amazon's of the world.
RM INNOVATION & Imagine Retailer To Provide Online Rug Solution To 700+ Retailers
Online rug solution, will offer over 25 brands and in excess of 200,000 SKUs.
Natuzzi Expands Quick Time Program To Natuzzi Editions Line
Quick-ship service will be available on seven popular leather collections.
100 From Decorating Den Interiors To Visit High Point Market
100 franchise owners, interior decorators and staff from 26 states and Ontario Canada will tour October’s High Point Market.
Loloi to Feature Weaver, Loom at High Point Market
Display to show hand-craftsmanship behind Loloi’s hooked product.
Twin-Star International Purchases Bell’O® International Corporation
New products to be showcased at High Point Market.
Art Van Hosts Grand Re-Opening Of Holland, MI Store
Retailer to unveil expanded showroom, updated clearance center and new Art Van PureSleep department.
NAHFA’s High Point RRC Filled with Business Service Providers
The Retailer Resource Center (RRC), located on the first floor of Plaza Suites, hosts 30 vendors who offer products and services ranging from advertising and marketing, financial, consulting, and design, to technology, training, and warehouse distribution.
SnapRetail Adds Automated Website Support to its Marketing Automation Software for Independent Retailers
Solution allows scheduled website content updates.
Art Van Opens New Flooring Design Center
The new Center is part of Art Van's evolution to provide the "ultimate, comprehensive shopping experience" for homeowners.
New Collections and Big Celebrations Mark Loloi’s 10th Anniversary
Dallas-based manufacturer to host anniversary party at High Point Market, Oct. 19.
Reverie Will Open First Permanent High Point Showroom
New space accommodates company’s growing footprint & expanded product offerings.
Keystone Collections introduces Designer Program
Designer program greatly reduces restrictions to designer creativity.
Cindy Hall Promoted to Vice President-Merchandising at Hooker Furniture
Hall is responsible primarily for merchandising and product development for collections at the upper end of Hooker’s casegoods line, along with developing accent furniture and the Mélange brand.
Stein World Debuting Motion at October High Point Market
Its collection of contemporary motion styles debuts under the brand name: Boulevard S.
Smart Furniture Web Tip #5: Creating Customer Communication That Boosts Conversions
Online furniture retailers need to meet the challenge of offering simple, convenient access to their furniture experts across multiple channels.
2014 Furnituredealer.Net User Conference Focused On Collaboration
Retailers gather for intensive, two-day educational and networking experience.
LC Kids Introduces Two New Collections by Wendy Bellissimo
New Wendy Bellissimo collections, Big Sur and Harmony, build upon the successful Inspirations by Wendy Bellissimo group that launched a year ago.
La-Z-Boy Infuses Enhancements & More Power Into Reclining Collection
La-Z-Boy will unveil a technological advancement enhancing the recline position in wall proximity products while offering the option to upgrade to power recline.
Jasper Home Introduces 12 Upholstered Groups At High Point Market
The new frames are popular designs found in better-end upholstery. Targeted retail price points are at $599 to $899.
Klaussner® Home Furnishings Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its New Outdoor Living Showroom
Featuring a separate entrance, the newly remodeled showroom is located in a dedicated space in the Klaussner on Hamilton Building and has been designed with both indoor and outdoor display areas.
NAHFA Announces Fall 2014 High Point Market Seminars
The NAHFA educational seminars, which are free to market-attendees, are held in the Retailer Resource Center (RRC).
Eleven Vietnamese Manufacturers To Show At High Point Market
The exhibit gives the opportunity to North American buyers to access one of the fastest growing sourcing destinations in the world.
Lazzoni Celebrates Opening of SoHo Boutique With Gala Cocktail Reception & Art Exhibit
An environmentally conscious firm that avoids harming trees and forests, Lazzoni specializes in sleek, contemporary designs for urban high-rises.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #124 from Lance Hanish: How Quality-Driven Affluents Prefer To Shop
According to a report, more than three-quarters of the respondents prefer to buy and use brands that reward them for their loyalty, and two-thirds are willing to spend money to save time.
Tommy Bahama Teams With Therapedic International
New mattress collection will be introduced at the January 2015 Las Vegas Furniture Market.
Jaipur offers Vegetarian Lunches during the High Point Market
Daily menu graphics will be posted on all of their social media channels.
Jack Johnson Joins Bramble Company as VP of Sales & Marketing
With over 29 years in the home furnishings industry, Johnson was most recently Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Jaipur Rugs.
Shahrooz Furniture To Debut New Acrylic Highlights At High Point Market
All of the SHAHROOZ original designs are registered with the USA copyright office and are signed by the artist for authenticity.
Surya Releases Fall 2014 Catalog
Enhancements include new bedding category and expanded lighting section.
NAHFA’s Next Gen NOW Market Events
Power lunch, endorsed education and semi-annual bash.
Therapedic International To Introduce “AgilityAir” Collection
Line includes perforations in componentry that boosts airflow by more than 43%.
Cologne Show Expects Strong January 2015 Market
Brands such as Cassina, Gervasoni, Koinor, Natuzzi, Treca Interiors and Vitra will exhibit. German exhibitor Hülsta returns to imm cologne after 20 year absence.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 199: Keep Web Content Writer in the Loop
Nine problems to watch for when updating website content that can reduce traffic, customer engagement, and conversion rates.
Denver Mattress Company Announces Grand Opening of New Store in Florence, KY
The specialty stores of Furniture Row include Denver Mattress, Sofa Mart, Oak Express, and Bedroom Expressions.
Mattress Firm Completes Previously Announced Acquisitions
Mattress Firm expects to rebrand and transition Back to Bed, Bedding Experts and Mattress Barn stores into Mattress Firm stores.
Latex International Expands National Sales Team With Eastern Region VP
Daniel Manning will report to Executive Vice President of Component and Direct-to-Retail Sales Ken Hinman.
Arteriors Presents Third Collection with Designer Barry Dixon at High Point Market
This collection is a fusion of Dixon’s personally curated collection of antiques and found objects, nature-inspired pieces as well as permutations of best-selling pieces from previous collections with Arteriors.
Specialty Retail Icons Karl And Alpana Offenbacher Announce Retirement
Offenbacher’s has been acquired by Antson Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on acquiring small to middle market companies and their associated real estate.
ShipHawk raises $5M To Launch eCommerce Shipping Platform
Platform gives instant quotes, followed by automated booking, dispatch, tracking, and delivery confirmation for large items such as furniture.
Stephanie Lucas Named CEO At Boston Interiors
Lucas joins Boston Interiors after serving two years with HTL furniture, most recently as President of their North American business.
Jaipur Hosts Micro Design Camp in High Point Showroom
Retailers will be informed, inspired and entertained by Lori Dennis, Kelli Ellis and keynote speaker, Mary McDonald.
Bernhardt Announces Boutique Program for Select Retailers
The program provides retailers with a simplified way to achieve a sophisticated presentation in a 2,500 square foot boutique.
Kingsdown Launches Enhanced Website to Enrich Pre-Shopping Experience
New features and content help consumers choose the best mattress for their needs.
Capel Rugs To Introduce 11 New Collections at High Point Show
Capel's focus this market is on creating the visual interest and depth that consumers are looking for in today's interior designs.
COTTO Continues Collaboration with Florim Group at Cersaie 2014
It will unveil a new collection for 2015 at Cersaie 2014, the annual event that is recognized as the most prestigious international trade exhibition for tiles and bathroom products.
Klaussner University Recognized With Major Learning Award
The 19th annual EDDIE Awards, sponsored by the ComputEd Learning Center, recognizes the very best in innovative and content-rich education and training programs using technology.
BDI Furniture Celebrates 30 Years of Innovative Design
Design leader celebrates three decades of High Performance Furniture.
Surya Offers High Point Market Attendees Chance to Win 50% Off Orders Until 2015
Chosen by random, one lucky winner will be announced in Surya’s Fall Market Pulse e-newsletter in early November.
Tomlinson Honors Kay Lambeth, A Woman Before Her Time, In New Collection
Tomlinson’s collection set to debut in High Point will feature many of the iconic designer's best pieces.
Surya to Debut More than 1,000 Coordinating Home Accessories at High Point Market
Latest additions include significantly expanded bedding, lighting, decorative accents and outdoor lines.
Cory Home Delivery Expands With New Distribution Complex
The North Bergan, NJ facility is part of a strategic expansion plan for Cory as they continue to grow the company in their 80th year in business.
Bassett Announces Higher Third Quarter Sales
Company-owned store sales increased 17%, including a comparable store sales increase of 13%, compared to the prior year quarter.
Lexington Home Brands sets Destination Design for October Market
Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis will present designers’ top 10 takeaways from their Interior Design Camp.
Cubit Chair Introduces Kids Chair That Goes From Chair To Square To Table At High Point
Children can fold it from a chair into a square and easily move it around themselves to help clean up their bedrooms or playrooms.
Keystone Collections Moves to Larger High Point Showroom
This move will allow the company to exhibit additional product collections, new customizable door and drawer configurations on case goods, finish options, upholstered chair backs, premium hardware, and fabric choices.
Company C Supports Pretty In Pink Foundation At High Point Market
New Hampshire based company will also introduce 2015 collection of bedding, pillows, table linens, throws and rugs.
New Occasional Collections by Hammary Offer Solutions for Retailers,
Interior Designers and Gift/Accessory Store Owners
Fall High Point Market introductions include expanded home office and Hidden Treasures.
American Drew To Introduce Three Collections At High Point Market
Each collection appeals to a different consumer base, from established families ready to upgrade, to younger, urban consumers looking for their first piece of high quality furniture.
Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market Pre-Show Report
The market will jumpstart the global retail year with a merchandise line-up featuring thousands of lines and countless introductions, many in exclusive U.S. debut.
Furniture First Promotes Two Staff Members to Vice President Positions
Brian Hass has been promoted to Vice President of Merchandising. Andrew Kauffman is now Furniture First’s Vice President of Sleep Products & Markets.
Jaipur To Introduce Traditions Made Modern Collection At High Point Market
The Traditions Made Modern® collection developed with the Museum of New Mexico features inspirational adaptations of museum textiles from Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa.
Clear Destination Uses HERE's Cutting-Edge Mapping Technology to Guarantee Quicker Home Deliveries
Retailers, vendors, and transportation companies can now predict road conditions and plan optimized routes in real-time, so their customers can arrange for shorter home delivery time slots.
Myriad Software Launches PointCentric™, Web-based Retail Furniture Software Designed to Use Anywhere, on Any Device
PointCentric™ by Myriad Software, the much-anticipated successor to Myriad’s Eclicktic™ retail software, is a comprehensive mobile tool for sales, inventory, vendors and customers that operates in real time, across all platforms.
Malouf Expands with Acquisition of Building from La-Z-Boy
Malouf surpasses one million square feet of space with the acquisition of new building from La-Z-Boy to elevate logistics and prepare for continued growth.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #123 From Lance Hanish: Which Mobile Location Ads Are The Most Accurate?
Broken down by location, hyperlocal campaigns grabbed the largest share of accurate ad impressions served in the U.S. in Q3 2014, at 46%. This was up from 34% in Q2 2014.
Jasper Cabinet/RowOne Moves to New IHFC High Point Showroom
RowOne® is introducing new theater seating with technology and custom home entertainment centers.
Building Customer Loyalty through Education – Part 1: Leather Education
Telling customers the ways to increase the lifespan of their leather furniture helps them to justify the cost.
Furniture Mall of Kansas – Opening 5 Stores in the Kansas City Area
The new Furniture Mall will include five stores: RoomMakers, Discovery Furniture, Marling’s Furniture, Mattress Headquarters and Abbey Flooring Headquarters.
KAS Rugs Opens New, Larger Space in High Point. Hosts Welcoming Party
Company will feature new projects with their Donny Osmond Home and Bob Mackie Home lines and an expanded selection of Pillows and Poufs.
Annual CEO Summit Speakers Announced For Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market
Consumer behavior expert Dr. Andreas Weigend, director of Social Data Lab and former chief scientist for Amazon will present a keynote address on the second day of the Summit.
Versatile Credit and AcceptanceNOW Partner Introduces Rent-To-Own Options
Partnership adding rent-to-own specialist AcceptanceNOW provides an alternative method for customers to obtain selected merchandise through Versatile’s self-service credit ecosystem.
Latex International Reports Strong Third Quarters Sales
Production at Shelton, CT facility has been fully restored.
Zenith Global Logistics Adds Trucks, Trailers to Fleet
Investment will allow Zenith to address our customers’ needs for faster, more efficient, on-time delivery.
Norris Home Furnishings wins five Sand Dollar Awards
Sand Dollar Awards are presented each year to CBIA member builders, developers, remodelers, interior design firms, landscape architects, trades and marketing, sales and advertising professionals who have demonstrated building, design and marketing excellence in Collier County, Fl.
Monthly Survey Of Furniture Business From Smith Leonard
Leading economic indicators and retail sales continue to show improvement.
Surya to Unveil Hip New Collections from Bobby Berk Home at High Point Market
Surya will introduce an energetic new line of rugs and coordinating pillows from trendsetting home furnishings and decor brand Bobby Berk Home at the Fall 2014 High Point Market.
California Governor Signs New Furniture Labeling Law
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new furniture labeling law requiring manufacturers to identify upholstered products that contain added flame retardant chemicals.
IKEA Begins Work to Pave Way for Expansion of Detroit-Area Store
IKEA Canton, which opened June 2006 at 311,000 square feet in size, will grow nearly 44,000 SF to the new size of approximately 355,000 SF with the project’s completion by Summer 2015.
Somerton Dwelling Promotes Kevin King to National Sales Manager
Kevin will manage the day to day operations of Somerton's domestic and international sales organization.
Kincaid To Introduce Two Solid Wood Collections At High Point Market
Introductions include a rustic collection with farmhouse influences and a collection inspired by travels to a village in the heart of Tuscany.
AHFA Adds Director Of Sales
Mary O’Keeffe hired in position dedicated to membership development.
Surya Announces Dynamic Roster of Events for High Point Market
Candice Olson, Nancy Fire, Jason Harris and Jerry Epperson among presenters.
The Interior Design Society With Burton James and Fremac Designs Host High Point Seminar
Designers will learn how to determine the best way to charge for their creativity and incorporate it into a solid letter of agreement, with confidence.
ZUO Modern Celebrates 10th Anniversary
ZUO will debut a new 16,000 square foot showroom that is double the size of previous High Point exhibition spaces.
Dormeo Expands U.S. Retail Base
A dozen new dealers fill in “white space” of national distribution grid.
High Point Strengthens Bedding Category
Bedgear and other manufacturers join growing bedding category for fall High Point show.
Bienenstock Furniture Library Announces
Hadley Court Center for Design Collaboration
New addition adds state of the art connectivity, functionality and resources for the furniture industry.
Ergomotion, Inc. Acquired by Jiaxing Shufude
The acquisition will leverage Ergomotion’s U.S.-based design, sales, and customer support with Shufude’s extensive manufacturing abilities and industry leading quality.
Roche Bobois Paris Signs Lease For Furniture Showroom In Aventura, Florida
The 4,500-sq.-ft. Aventura showroom, will be among the 250-plus worldwide for Roche Bobois.
Surya Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with “Think Pink” Promotion
Portion of proceeds from sale of pink products to be donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Marge Carson Hosts Grand Opening Event in Dallas Showroom
The event, co-hosted by DHome Magazine and benefitting the interior design charity Dwell with Dignity, featured live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the 7,200-square-foot, two-level showroom.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Celebrates New Springfield Store Opening
The new store is the third Bob’s location to open in Pennsylvania this year, as the company continues to expand throughout the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
MIFF 2015 Readies to Open Asia Season
Buyer registration opens 0nline for March 3-7 show.
Domicil To Introduce New Style Groups at Fall High Point Market
Company will introduce "Cocoon", a unique new collection that features plus tufted seats and backs.
Sunpan to move High Point showroom to Showplace 1200
Earlier this year, Sunpan doubled its showroom space to 15,000 square feet in Las Vegas.
Spring Time Bedding Taps Into Ice Bucket Challenge Popularity
Company will donate portion of sales from it’s moderate line to ALS Association
Shifman Dealers Participate In Creating Next-Generation Masters Collection
The new line features a modern twist with new fabric construction and designs, complimentary borders, and fine tailoring details.
ART Announces New President
Susan Andrulis with IMAX is ART's new president and Kellee Hollenback Hammond with Littman Brands & Sonneman – A Way of Light is the the new executive VP of the ART Board of Directors.
Paramount Sleep Will Feature Two Redesigned Mattress Lines at High Point Market
Sleep essentials supplier PureCare® and sleep expert Dr. James B. Maas will join Paramount Sleep
Three New Pavilions Added to Top Floor of Suites at Market Square
Joining the Made in America Pavilion are the Soft Goods Pavilion, Modern Living, and Fashion, Accessories & Gift.
CReed Marketing Takes Over U.S. Management of TemaHome
TemaHome, established in 1981, has been selling contemporary furniture in the U.S. for over 15 years.
KAS Rugs Unveils First Ever Fashion Forward Look Book
The company says that it's 238-page landscape bound book is more than a traditional catalog.
Reverie Partners With Charity To Aid Local Veterans
Company to donate full sleep systems to Horizon Village Terrace House facility
Easy Furniture Web Tip 198: Google says, “HTTPS Everywhere.” Does your website need it?
Whenever there’s an announcement from Google, it’s a good idea to wait a bit until the dust settles before spending any money or staffers’ time and talent.
Casual Industry Salutes 2014 Award Winners
The Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” award, selected from among the 11 category winners, went to the Mamagreen Natun Sun Lounger.
ICFA And Merchandise Mart Sign Agreement
ICFA selects Merchandise Mart to host the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart through 2022.
Furniture First Welcomes New Member
Lucas Home Furnishings, Kokomo, IN, is the newest member of the 445 store national buying group.
Tempur-Pedic Launches Golf Sweepstakes, Partners with Golfer Kenny Perry
One consumer will win a seven-day, six-night trip from November 11-17, 2014 to Playa del Carmen, Mexico in Tempur-Pedic's Golf Sweepstakes.
Las Vegas Market Synchs With New Design & Construction Week
Las Vegas Market announced that its Winter 2015 edition is timed to coincide with the second annual Design & Construction Week™ (DCW), bringing together five of the leading design and construction industry trade shows in Las Vegas.
Showplace Features Major Expansions & New Showrooms
Sunpan Modern Home joins anchor tenants at Showplace in a new 19,000+ square-foot showroom on the first floor.
Norwalk Furniture Moving High Point Showroom
Expanded space will showcase two new upholstery collections.
REVEAL Mattress Recommendation System To Show At Bed Show UK 2014
REVEAL uses a highly accurate pressure imaging system to display a dynamic, high-resolution body pressure image that assists in mattress recommendations.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Introduces New Fabric, Color Options
Enhanced palette offers retail partners more customization options .
Northwest Furniture Express Announces Expedited Service Options
NWFXpress provides transportation services for leading retailers in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.
Nineteen New Exhibitors Added to Pavilions on Main 3 in IHFC for October High Point Market
Fall Market, which runs from October 18-23, will see the debut of many new product lines as well as new companies, many of whom are displaying their wares publicly for the first time.
Advertising Insight From FurnitureAdTracker #2: Labor Day Top 100 Ads
Most furniture retailers promoted 2 – 4 year financing, shorter than what Memorial Day or July 4th featured. A handful of retailers promoted 5 year or 2020 financing; including Ashley, John V., Kittles and Star Furniture.
Theme Area At Interior Lifestyle China Features Three Design Concepts
Under the theme of “Design Your Best Time,” the concepts feature “Loft” aimed at mature design brands, “Next”, focused on future brands and “Talents” which highlights the work of young designers.
Reservations Open For 2014 Furniture Hall of Fame Banquet During High Point Market
The six nominees who will be made Industry Fellows on October 19th are: Hershel Alpert; Bernard Castro; Harry M. Cornell, Jr.; Donald D. Dreher; Jena Goldman Hall; and Stuart Miller Love.
Joe Ruggiero To Co-Host 19th Annual Pinnacle Awards
The Pinnacle Awards will be held October 20th at 6:00 pm in High Point at International Home Furnishings Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now.
E.J. Victor Announces New York Showroom Launch
The showroom will be opening in conjunction with NYDC’s “What’s New What’s Next” building-wide event.
Art Van Furniture, To Open Mishawka, Indiana Franchise Store
The franchise store, Sofa Select will be renamed Art Van Furniture at its current location and continue to serve northern Indiana as well as lower southwest Michigan.
Hooker Reports Higher 2nd Quarter Income
Company reports that net income increased 34.6%, while sales decreased by one percentage point.
Brown Jordan International Acquires Tropitone Furniture Co.
Combines leading brands in the outdoor furniture industry. Further diversifies product lines, customer base and end markets.
Health Care Sector Moves Away From Flame Retardants in Upholstered Furniture
Combined, these four health systems represent 7,000 patient beds throughout Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio.
NAHFA Hosts Southern Regional Meeting At MicroD's Headquarters In October
The day will include workshops on technology trends and updates, networking opportunities, lunch and a tour of Havertys Smith Corners showroom, led by Haverty’s regional manager, John Gross.
Billy Ocean and Little River Band To Play At High Point Market
High Point Market’s Stars Under the Stars program will feature Billy Ocean and Little River Band on October 18th and 19th.
12 Day KickOff Event Pays Off For Ashley Furniture HomeStore in College Station Texas.
The promotion held in conjunction with SCA Promotions generated tickets ranging from a couple hundred dollars to upwards of $20,000, bringing in over $1 million in sales.
Serta Partners with Fisher House Foundation to Bring Comfort to Military Families
For every qualifying photo Serta receives by Veteran's Day 2014, Serta will donate one night's sleep (valued at $10) to Fisher House Foundation, up to 2,500 nights paid for by Serta.
Former Wayfair.com Executive Launches New Furniture Startup
Online retailer Homespun Design says it will sell only American-made furniture, true heirloom-quality pieces.
Flexsteel Introduces Multi-Featured Lift Recliners
The new lift recliners can accommodate consumers at any weight, up to 500 lbs. and almost any ability level.
WithIt Announces 2014 Fall Raffle
Profits from the annual raffle will benefit education and mentoring services provided by WithIt, the women’s leadership development network.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: We Must ‘Serve’ Our Clients In Order To Sell Them
Every store in the world talks about service. But, if ‘service’ is so important to the success of your store, why doesn’t your advertising serve your clients?
Surya Van Pool Delivers Big Savings on Daily Commute
Program will have taken an estimated 100,000 miles off the road by end of October.
POLYWOOD® To Debut New Products At Casual Furniture Show
The company will add to its Palm Coast, Harbour, and Coastal collections during the International Casual Furnishings Market.
Versatile Credit Adds Credit Card Security
Company achieves compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).
Carolina Mattress Guild To Premiere Crāve At High Point Market
The debut of the new CRāVE innerspring collection is part of an effort to create a consolidated brand portfolio that has national appeal.
Selva To Introduce New Indigo Collection At Fall High Point Market
A total of twelve creations made from Canaletto Walnut carry the signatures of two masters in their field.
Century Furniture Names Ron Fiore Creative Director
Ron comes to Century from Bernhardt, where he had been VP Creative Director responsible for strategic branding and merchandising.
Classy Art Announces New Partnership with Duck Commander® On Upscale Wall Décor
Products for the line are currently in development and include a variety of framed prints, mirrors, canvases, and metal wall décor.
New Technology: Superfish Enables Consumers to Search for Décor with Images, Not Keywords
Users take pictures, or upload photos from websites. The app finds similar pieces and directs them to online stores for purchase.
ICFA Announces Design Excellence Category Winners
From among the 11 category winners in ICFA’s Design Excellence competition, one product will be honored with the Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” Award.
Abbyson Living Introduces iPad Catalog Application
App allows Abbyson's reps to quickly take and manage orders and send retailers an immediate confirming email along with pictures and details.
Jaipur Rugs To Debut New Showroom At 2014 Casual Market
Company will present its indoor/outdoor offerings, plus feature an exclusive catalog showcasing current and newly added indoor/outdoor rug and pillow collections.
CR Laine Expands High Point Market Showroom
Adds close to 5,000 square feet, taking total space to 15,000 square feet.
Jason Phillips Joins Bienenstock Furniture Library Board
Phillips, the VP Sales & Marketing for Phillips Collection is well known for his fresh contemporary award-winning designs.
Paramont Sleep Reports Donation of 2,000 New Beds
The beds, which were purchased from Norfolk-based Paramount Sleep will be available to nearly 600 families on A Wider Circle’s bed waiting list.
Over 60 Students To Participate In Groovystuff by Design Challenge
Students from Florida State University, The University of Minnesota, and Auburn University will be participating in “The Groovystuff by Design: Connecting Education with Industry Challenge,” for the Fall 2014 academic semester.
AmericasMart® Announces 2015 – 2018 Show Dates
AmericasMart® confirmed dates for the January and July editions of its Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® through calendar year 2018.
HomeStretch Announces Plant Expansion
Domestic upholstered reclining furniture manufacturer is adding 60,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space to its existing facility.
Woodard Revives Sculptura Collection
The classic occasional chair, a spring chair, side table, and a stunning two-seat bench to be introduced at the 2014 International Casual & Outdoor Furniture Market.
Pride Family Brands Expands Outdoor Table Designs at Casual Show
Also being introduced are the Contempo, a contemporary cast table top, and a decorative console table at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart September 16 – 19.
House Beautiful Welcomes Libby Langdon As Monthly Columnist
House Beautiful will also sponsor the Libby Langdon Lighting for Crystorama launch party at the October, 2014 High Point Furniture Market.
Mattress Firm to Acquire Sleep Train
Combined business will operate approximately 2,000 mattress specialty retail stores and 70 distribution centers across 40 states.
Trump Home® by Dorya® Bar is Nominated for the Pinnacle Design Achievement Award by ASFD
The piece was part of the 50 piece bespoke Trump Home by Dorya collection that debuted during the High Point April 2014 Market.
Surya to Unveil Extensive New Outdoor Offering at Casual Market
Brand to showcase more than 700 new outdoor products in an array of styles, colors, sizes and price points.
John Thomas Furniture Expands Custom Finish Program
The company will offer its retailers the opportunity to present customers a whole home custom solution.
Inada DreamWave™ Massage Chair Wins EXC!TE Award
DreamWave™ will be recognized at the annual EXC!TE Awards celebration during CEDIA EXPO.
Organic Mattresses, Inc. Reports 20 Percent Increase In Retail Doors Since Vegas Show
The company believes the spike in buyers interested in organic offerings comes from the breadth of American consumers seeking out products within the organic category.
IKEA Kicks Off “First :59” Program
IKEA partners with Oprah.com and a panel of four lifestyle and design experts to give advice for organizing bedroom and bathroom routines.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #122 from Lance Hanish: How To Make Consumers Click On Your Mobile Ads
When we first talk to people about mobile and their business, they invariably say their mobile ad click-through rates are low. Why?
Love Furniture Profits Tip: How To Get Maximum Mileage From Testimonials
Use as many testimonials as you can in these easy ways.
AICO To Show Bedding Line In NYC
Company leases space to get better exposure for it's fastest growing Top-of-Bed category.
NAHFA Exhibits and Hosts Speaker at Midwest Furniture Show
Ashley Furniture’s Geoff Weed will facilitate the seminar, Eight Great Closings, presented by Phillip Gutsell, GutSELL & Associates.
High Point Market Authority Announces the Public Art Pilot Project
The project calls for the artwork to appear on a rotating basis for a period of 7+ months.
Cory Home Delivery Team Recognized For Life Saving Actions.
Delivery professionals Miguel Mendez and Jesus Munoz delay a delivery to save a woman's life in Lombard, IL.
LumiSource Expands Dining Collection
The new dining design is expected to bring an industrial edge to the company’s signature contemporary aesthetic.
High Point Market Announces Design Viewpoints Series Topics for Fall Market
The Design Viewpoints Series will take place October 18-21, starting each day at noon in the High Point Theatre.
Mantua Markets Easy To Assemble Bed Frames To The Hospitality Sector
The company says it's bed base options offer half the number of parts, install faster than other products on the market, a perfect fit for the hospitality sector.
Fall Tupelo Furniture Market Reports Increase in Attendance and 1st Time Retailers
Show credits uptick in new customers with two years of aggressive marketing.
Pure LatexBLISS™ Finds Regional Trade Shows & Buying Group Events Deliver Strong Results
Company says it has increased its investment in regional trade shows and buying group events.
Zenith Global Logistics Adds Texas Facility, Expands Square Footage
Company adds capacity to meet demand for their freight, 3PL warehousing, and home delivery services.
Miami-Dade IKEA Store Opens In Sweetwater, Florida
IKEA Miami recognized customers by giving away thousands of dollars in gift cards and merchandise.
California General Assembly Passes New Furniture Labeling Law
The proposal followed the release of the state’s new flammability standard, Technical Bulletin 117-2013, which replaces an open flame test for upholstered furniture with a smolder test.
Jaipur Rugs Makes Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 List
The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.
Reverie Sponsors National Pro Grid League And “Recovery Lounge” At Madison Square Garden
Partnership promotes the importance of sleep and recovery to athletic performance and success.
Pride Family Brands Inks Deal For Showroom In High Point
The Pride showroom will be on the first floor of the original Main Building of the IHFC campus.
Mitsubishi Fuso Offers New Idle Limit System Option for Its Canter Line of Work Trucks
Feature can help retailers to comply with local idle-limiting legislation.
Affluent Consumers Continue their Bumpy Ride to Financial Confidence
Unity Marketing finds a "Tale of Two Cities" and the sharp divide between where the HENRYs and Ultra-Affluents live and shop.
Larger Edison, NJ Furniture Show Re-Introduced As Annual Event
Karel Exposition Management receives positive feed back to announcement of February show from exhibitors.
Energy Saving Store Tip #1: Send Your HVAC Unit on Summer Vacation
Roof top unit furniture store retrofit for single-zone HVAC systems reduces electric consumption up to 70 percent.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Do You Provide A “Wow!” Experience For Your Guests?
It’s important to get your guests talking about you after they leave the store.
Libby Langdon Crystorama Collection Launch Set For High Point
House Beautiful magazine will host a launch party at the Braxton Culler showroom.
August 2014 Furniture Insights® - Monthly Economic Results From Smith Leonard
Latest report shows consistent improvement in orders and shipments, with the other key indicators pretty much in line.
Furniture 1st Announces the Approval of 21 Mattress 1st Stores
Since launching the Mattress 1st store concept, participating Furniture First members report seeing a dramatic increase in their overall mattress volume.
Indiana Furniture & Mattress opens Indiana Mattress Featuring Simmons
3,000 square foot Indiana Mattress store is adjacent to its parent store, Indiana Furniture and Mattress.
Miff Furniture Holds Design Competition Workshop
Malaysia's top furniture design contest, MIFF FurnitureDesign Competition (MIFF FDC) returned with a brand new theme this year - 'Living Furniture, Global Perspective.'
HGTV HOME™ Furniture Collection and Fitzgerald Home Furnishings Announce Sweepstakes Winners
Winner received $5,000 worth of furniture for a room makeover and a special design consultation from popular HGTV host, Todd Davis.
Denver Mattress Company Opens Colorado Springs Store
The new store represents the 2nd Denver Mattress in the area, 18th in the state, and 94th in the country.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 197: The Solution to Longish Web Pages
When the topics are all grouped together on one page, it’s difficult for the search engines to determine what the page is about. They may simply serve it up in their listings as a “furniture trends” page.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Partners with Diakon
Diakon Logistics will provide home delivery services for Bob's 53rd store starting Labor Day week.
Surya Launches Third Annual “Miles for Meals” Fundraising Campaign
Aims to raise $50,000 to feed daily lunches to more than 3,300 school children in Northern India.
High Point Market Authority - Announces Twitter Chat Fall 2014
High Point Market exhibitors are invited to submit a total of two photos of their new October introductions to Decor Mentor by 5:00 pm (Eastern) Thursday, September 11.
RFA Decor: New Name, New Space At High Point Market, New Art
The new, more visible showroom location, H223 in the IHFC building’s Hamilton Wing, offers a selling space more conducive to today’s lifestyle merchandising culture.
Twin-Star International Hires Lauren Stratman as Marketing Communications Specialist
Ms. Stratman will be a major contributor to the Marketing and Public Relations efforts at Twin Star.
Mark Quinn To Leave Leggett & Platt
Quinn most recently served as Vice President of Marketing for the Residential Furnishings Segment.
Jason Oliver Nixon Joins Bienenstock Furniture Library Board
Nixon is the Global Lifestyle Editor of Delta Sky Magazine and co-founder of Madcap Cottage, a widely published design firm renown for its whimsical use of color and pattern.
WithIt Calls for WOW Nominees
Awards ceremony scheduled for World Market Center Las Vegas
january 18, 2015.
FurnitureDealer.Net Purchases High Point Building
Internet marketing firm plans to create a permanent “Hangout” space in the heart of the High Point's Market district.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Why Testimonials Are So Important
Testimonials help make what you say in your ads and on your web site believable.
Douglas Broward Named Executive Vice President of AmericasMart
The promotion recognizes Broward's continuing contributions to AmericasMart business and brand growth.
RFA Decor Welcomes Britt Albright as Creative Director
Albright brings over 20 years of design expertise to her new position.
Grow Trade Consulting Inc. Named North Carolina's New Canadian Trade and Business Development Representative
Three member team recently won the contract to fill a vacancy left by the retirement of Russ Sawchuk.
One Week Left Before Ashley's "A Hope to Dream" Goes Global
100 children in need will spend the night at Wembley on August 30 to take part in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s first “A Hope to Dream” sleepover outside of the United States.
Furnitureland South to Unveil Restoration Vintage Gallery
Retailer continues to address consumer category requests.
New Art Van PureSleep Store Opens In Grand Blanc
Newest addition brings Art Van 38 freestanding PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan and Ohio.
La-Z-Boy Reports 1st Quarter Same Store Sales Increase
Casegoods segment posts a 16.6% increase in sales.
Surya Named to Inc. 500|5000 List for Fourth Straight Year
Three-year revenue growth of 131 percent earns brand a spot on Inc. Magazine's 33rd annual list of fastest growing U.S. companies.
Inada USA Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America
Inada USA demonstrated three-year growth of 170%
Astoria Compass Appoints Jenny Vance as New President
Company will open new manufacturing facility in Mexico this fall 2014.
Nation’s Largest Mattress Firm Store Opens in Scottsdale, AZ
The almost 24,000-square-foot store brings Mattress Firm’s store count to 85 in Arizona.
Cleanbrands Signs Key Retail Sales Agreement With Hac Consulting
CleanBrands signs agreement with retail veteran Harry Costantino to provide retail sales training.
Capel Rugs Offers Virtual Tours of Atlanta Showroom Using Google Business View
Virtual tour serves as a way to show customers who didn't come to market what they missed.
Furniture First Announces 2015 Symposium in Nashville, TN
The theme for this event is “Your Ticket to Breakthrough Performance,” acknowledging Nashville’s reputation as Music City.
ASFD Reports “2013 New Initiative Campaign” a Success
New positioning-Touching Lives By Design, new logo, website facelift and new Pinnacle Award trophy got results says ASFD executive director John Conrad.
Noted Chemist Rejoins Latex International To Lead R&D, New Product Development
Industry vet credited with many innovations in talaly.
IMC Appoints Priscila Onou Gilburg Leasing Manager
Industry veteran will oversee expansion of temporary gift & lifestyle exhibitors at Las Vegas Market.
AHFA Supplier Members Change Division Name To ‘Solution Partners’
Rebranding effort emphasizes more active industry role.
Mohawk Finishing Products Names Salesperson of the Year
Greg Massicotte receives the top honor among Mohawk Sales Representatives.
Surya Invites Designers and Retailers to “Step Inside” New Virtual Showroom
During the recent Las Vegas Market, Surya worked with a professional photography team to develop the virtual tour, which features high resolution panoramic views and intuitive navigation.
Smart Furniture Web Tip #4: Product Knowledge: Knowing What You Sell
Implementing these four tips will help you to gain a working knowledge about what you sell and effectively present that product knowledge to your customers to aid their decision-making.
Modus Furniture International Launches Dealer Rewards Program
Reward program commemorates Modus' 20th anniversary.
Cameron Cook Joins Natuzzi Americas As Marketing & Communications Manager
Cook joins Natuzzi from Four Hands, an Austin-based wholesale and import furniture company.
Baartmans, Berge & Rodriguez Expand Marketing Roles At Dormeo
Sfeir departs sleep products manufacturer.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 196: The Problem with Headlines and Responsive Design
Check out how your headlines render on a smart phone and mobile device. Then adjust accordingly.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #121 from Lance Hanish: The Mobile Revolution
While many businesses believe mobile is a collective term for a number of various devices, the consumer believes mobile is most frequently associated with a smartphone/cell phone.
Michael Crowell Named Executive Director of CertiPUR-US® Foam Certification Program
Crowell has more than 40 years of senior management experience in the polyurethane foam industry, including technical, manufacturing, sales and marketing positions.
Leon's Furniture Limited Reports Lower Same Store Sales
An increase in gross margin was driven by a change the sales mix due to a slight increase to furniture vs. appliance and electronic sales.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Upcoming New York and Pennsylvania Store Openings
These stores mark the 52nd and 53rd Bob’s locations throughout the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Art Van Furniture Announces Emergency Flood Damage Relief Program for Michigan
Art Van Furniture announced that it will extend its best pricing, the Employee Family Purchase program pricing, to flood victims.
Mattress Firm Reports Increased Sales
Net sales for the second fiscal quarter increased 35.5% to $410 million, reflecting comparable-store sales growth of 9.7% and the addition of new and acquired stores.
Culp, Inc. Plans $9.5 Million Expansion for Mattress Fabrics Business
In tandem with capital improvements and to support future growth as well as customer service, the company also announced management changes for Culp Home Fashions.
Sleep Startup Casper Raises $13.1 Million in Series A Funding
The new investment will advance product design and innovation, allowing Casper to expand its sleep offerings.
Surya Named Winner of Global Goodness Award
Surya actively supports economic opportunity for the more than 50,000 weavers and artisans that it employs in Northern India, and empowers women by providing fair wages and a safe working environment.
Dutailier releases four new gliders at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas
These next generation gliders fit the modern life of busy parents.
Chicago Furniture Rental Giant Plans for National Expansion
Brook Furniture Rental capitalizes on opportunity to meet growing customer demands.
HGTV HOME™ Furniture Collection Announces Sweepstakes Winners
68 HGTV HOME Furniture Collection locations participated in the promotion which kicked off April 21st.
Thos. Moser Recognized for Innovation and Excellence
The Pine Tree Award honors the creativity and innovative spirit of members of the Maine Wood Products Association.
Ambella Home Launches New Upholstery Division
The new upholstery and furniture designs will debut at the upcoming October 2014 High Point Market.
Poly-Wood, Inc. Names Megan Pierson As Director of Sales and Marketing
Previously holding the position of administrative director for Poly-Wood, Inc., Ms. Pierson now will direct the company’s sales team including in-house staff and independent representatives.
Simply Amish's Founder Debuts New Company Patio DaddyO
Patio DaddyO provides trend forward designs with classic, remarkably comfortable and enduring construction.
A.R.T. Furniture Promotes Two To Senior VP Positions
Jeffrey Behmer is the new Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Jeremy Hoff is Senior Vice President of Sales.
Expanded Outdoor Rug Program Announced By Treasure Garden
The rugs are made from 100% UV Stable Polypropylene and include a one year warranty against fading.
Compliance Issues Spur AHFA Membership Growth
Membership among manufacturers and importers is up 10 percent since the beginning of 2014.
ICFA Industry Roundtable Offers Education & Networking
Roundtable is scheduled for September 15, the day prior to the opening of the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market in Chicago.
VividWorks Featured in Gartner’s Augmented Reality Vendor Market Guide
VividWorks is the only company listed in Gartner’s guide focused on providing the global home furniture manufacturing and retail industry with an augmented reality solution.
Hirschhaut Named Executive Director Of ICFA
She assumes leadership of the 370-member trade association dedicated to the casual furnishings industry.
NAHFA Rallies Members to Support MFA
This is the second such letter the Association has sent in its support of the online sales tax.
Reverie Taps Former Ford Exec To Head Training & Development
Shepard is tasked with utilizing adult learning methodologies in design to facilitate new training programs for Reverie.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Celebrates Upcoming New York and Pennsylvania Store Openings
These stores mark the 52nd and 53rd Bob’s locations throughout the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
New Roofing Technologies Cool Retail Stores, Cut Costs
Cool roofs provide a great ROI by reducing utility costs, but also by taking advantage of government incentives and tax rebates.
Libby Langdon Lighting Collections for Crystorama at
High Point Market, Fall 2014
Langdon will introduce the Libby Langdon for Crystorama Lighting with three cohesive collections of hanging chandeliers, wall sconces and ceiling mount fixtures.
NAHFA’s Las Vegas Lunch with Leaders a Success
City Furniture president Keith Koenig, Gallery Furniture president Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and Steinhafels president Gary Steinhafel, met with 18 Next Generation NOW members.
Surya Breaks Ground on One Million Square Foot Facility
Expansion expected to bring more than 200 jobs to North Georgia over next several years.
Hooker Furniture Launches Leading Edge, Consumer-Centric Website Design
The website solution provided by MicroD promises to significantly raise the company’s level of engagement with consumers and collaboration with its retail partners.
Organic Mattresses, Inc. Appoints Key Industry Exec To Lead Sales
Baumberger brings over 20 years of sales experience in key executive positions to the company.
AHFA’S Fall Manufacturing Summit To Focus On Upholstery Operations
Presenters will spotlight strategies for peak performance.
PROFITsystems Announces New Features For RETAILvantage Sofware
The latest release of PROFITsystems RETAILvantage contains enhanced functionality, further e-commerce integration with leaders FurnitureDealer.net and MicroD, and new capabilities such as e-receipts and signature capture.
Crate and Barrel Announces Leadership Change
Following the recent resignation of CEO Sascha Bopp, the company’s COO and CFO Adrian Mitchell has assumed interim leadership of the company.
Las Vegas Market SSA Showroom Experiences Uptick From 2013 Summer Market
Showroom reports capturing 303 distinct separate buying groups and stores, up from the last summer market.
Rooms To Go partners with flexReceipts to Enhance Customer Engagement
The flexReceipts platform gives retailers the ability to incorporate product recommendations, unique discount codes as well as embed video and promotions.
Three Organic Visionaries To Receive 2014 Organic Leadership Awards
Barry A. Cik, Technical Director, Naturpedic Organic Mattresses to be presented with the Rising Star Award.
Tempur-Pedic® Teams With The Chicago Bears
Tempur-Pedic mattresses were delivered to the Bears training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill.
Duraflame™ by Twin-Star International™ Receives Women’s Choice Award®
Honors Duraflame brand as America’s most recommended indoor fireplaces.
Simmons Expands Use Of Wright Global Graphics’ Innovative “Retailive” Tool At Las Vegas Market
Sleep products leader employs real-time brand messaging & product information to enhance shopping experience.
Registrations Increase at Tupelo Furniture Market
Market reports that 32% of those that have registered have never attended the market or have not done so in several years.
Leggett & Platt® Consumer Products Group’s Herman Tam To Leave VP Of Marketing Post
CPG’s Vice President of Marketing will leave the company to pursue other interests.
Wogie Badcock Is A Finalist For NRF Retail Award
Vice president of public affairs and chairman of the board for Badcock Furniture & More, is among the Retail Champion finalists honored by the National Retail Federation as part of its Retail Advocates Summit and fly in.
Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 152 - A Good Leader...
This "Good Leader" tip from business guru Ray Morefield lists 12 things retail leaders should know when it's time think about letting go.
Somerton Dwelling Develops New Customizable Retail Catalog
Manufacturer says it's a retail catalog that is a cross between a beauty book and a reference guide.
Havertys Reports Sales Increase for Second Quarter
Net sales increased 2.4% to $175.1 million. Comparable store sales were up 3.2%.
Planned Furniture Promotions Names Duffey Western Regional Manager
Duffey, whose experience in home furnishings spans over 30 years, has worked in both the retail and wholesale sectors of the business throughout his career.
HGTV’s Hillary Farr Named Spokesperson For HGTV Home Sleep Collection
The popular HGTV personality will be featured in national and local television, print and online advertising and marketing campaigns for the Sleep Collection.
Mississippi Manufacturers Association to Hold Reception for Furniture Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers at 54th Tupelo Furniture Market
The event is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be located in Building VI at the Tupelo Furniture Market.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 195: Welcome? Not!
“Welcome” is for your doormat, not your home page headline.
Here’s why …
July 2014 Furniture Insights® Monthly Results From Smith Leonard Accountants & Consultants
The picture for the residential furniture business should remain on a positive course. Business is OK to good with some reporting better than good business.
Marge Carson Opens Designer Showroom in Dallas
Marge Carson's designer showroom in the Dallas Design Center presents a broad array of its upscale upholstery, bedroom, dining and living room furniture to the interior design trade.
Surya Announces Winners of #SpottedwithSurya Contest
Designers and retailers were asked to post to Instagram a photo of a Surya tote bag in an interesting or unusual location.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: How To Get Free Media Exposure.
Press releases are often more read than ads because they are news.
Three Speakers & Five New Sponsors Confirmed for Third Annual CEO Summit at Las Vegas Market
Executive level forum to be held during Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market.
Las Vegas Market Announces ‘Book the Block’ Winners
Monthly prizes including a free room stay for up to five nights during the Winter Market, gourmet dinners, show tickets and room upgrades, will be awarded.
Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 151 - A Good Leader...
This "Good Leader" tip from business guru Ray Morefield lists 22 reasons why being a good retail leader is more than responding in a positive manner to customers.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #120 from Lance Hanish: Mobile Traffic Grows!
Smartphone traffic to online merchants continues to grow, but tablet traffic remains more valuable, according to the latest quarterly performance index from MarketLive.
Conn’s, Inc. Announces Appointment of Director
Mr. Saunders has served as Chief Executive Officer of Community Choice Financial since June 2008, after joining the company as its Chief Financial Officer in March 2006.
Mattress Firm Completes Rollout of Genesis Credit Second Look Financing
Genesis Credit allows customers with less-than-perfect credit to purchase goods and services from any Mattress Firm location.
7th Annual Ante4autism Event Scheduled For Winter Las Vegas Market
Event to be held opening night of the Winter Las Vegas furniture market.
XSENSOR Technology Expands Sales Leadership Team for REVEAL Mattress Recommendation System
Stephen Anstey becomes Vice President, International Business Development, Sleep. Jacqueline Martinovich and Nick Yates will be responsible for Business Development Roles in the International and US markets respectively.
Jim Levine Named Vice President of Surya Outdoor
Levine was previously owner and CEO of Porch & Patio, a casual furniture store that he grew from a single retail location to a seven-store chain, and also served as vice president at Robb & Stucky Patio.
Merchandise Mart Reports Strong ICFA Preview Show
Attendance at the show that gave visitors a look at products to be shown in September, was up 22% .
Carolina Mattress Guild Sells Florida Plant
Orlando manufacturing facility sold to Florida-based Mattress1One in preparation for CMG’s Northeast expansion.
NAHFA Calls For Speakers for the RRC at High Point Market
The Association hosts complimentary seminars for home furnishings retailers in its RRC at both Las Vegas and High Point furniture markets to help educate and inform the industry.
You Can Negotiate Anything: 13 Negotiating Techniques
Everything is open for negotiation—even prices, schedules, and product offerings that seem carved in stone.
Valdese Weavers Promotes Three
Kuck, Crisp and Pritchard take on new responsibilities.
Advertising Insight From FurnitureAdTracker #1: Independence Day Furniture Marketing
Ad tracking company finds some furniture retailers' 4th of July financing ads confusing.
Cleanbrands Introduces Exclusive Cleanrest® Signature Mattress Protectors
New mattress protectors are designed to actively regulate body heat.
Serta Expands its iComfort Collection, Introduces New iComfort Accessory Program
New products will debut at the Las Vegas Market.
Organic Mattresses, Inc. Invests In Marketing The Organic Space
Company introduces custom merchandising and point of purchase displays to raise organic industry awareness.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Introduces "Custom Clips" Mattress Retainer System
Customatic Adjustable Bedz introduces new solution to unsightly metal “U” brackets On bases.
Pure Latexbliss™ “Intela-Tec” All-Latex Mattress Collection Featured At Las Vegas Market
Collection offers three all-synthetic Talalay latex mattresses at value price points.
Reverie Enters Accessories Segment With Unique Pillow Design At Las Vegas Market
“Sweet Slumber” pillow collection provides down-alternative without hefty price & allergy issues.
Seahawk Designs Introduces “Synergy System” At Las Vegas Market
Wooden or Upholstered panels slide into place providing personalized style for the showroom and adding greater value for consumer.
Decor-Rest Furniture Unveils Condo Living Concept In Las Vegas
Collection aimed at demographic shifts/expanding condominium market.
Las Vegas Market Announces Winners of Third Global Goodness Awards
Banded, Distinctly Himalayan, Naturepedic, Phillips Collection & Surya to be honored during the summer market.
Kingsdown Focuses on “Change” at 2014 Las Vegas Market
The 110-year-old mattress company is featuring enhanced models of its technology-based sleep systems, as well as its new legacy product offerings that have performed well in the marketplace.
The Rug Market America Adds Resort and Interior Rug Collections For Las Vegas
Among the introductions will be wool and silk designs from the Maison Collection including the Westover that features a rich navy field with geometric imagery.
Feizy Rugs Debuts New Concepts, Fresh Palettes in Las Vegas
The company will introduce a variety of rugs at various price points.
HTL Introduces New Groups with Modern Motion at Summer Las Vegas Market
The company plans to debut six new motion frames and six stationary frames.
FURNITURE WIZARD Unveils iFurniture Inventory &
Ultimate Point-of-Sale Kiosk
Ultimate Point of Sale is a large format, digital, super catalog that can easily be set up to intelligently suggest add on items as a shopping cart is being reviewed; this can be a powerful silent salesperson.
Serta Simmons Bedding Appoints Michael Traub as Serta International’s New President
Mr. Traub brings 20 years of global experience in high-end durable consumer goods and home appliances.
Retailer, Wholesaler, Designer Tony Petruzzelli Passes
Four Go Modern USA furniture stores continue operating under the leadership of his family.
Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 150 - A Good Leader...
This "Good Leader" tip from business guru Ray Morefield lists 14 responsibilities and benefits of appropriate retail planning.
Protect-A-Bed® Launches ‘REM-Fit Life’
New video channel to inspire, encourage with health & fitness tips.
How Depression and Stress in the Workplace Are Killing Productivity
Five pro-active ways to lessen the effects of a hypercompetitive business enviroment and the quest for performance increases on your employees.
Las Vegas Market Sells Out C-ONE Temporary Exhibits
Summer market will feature largest number
of temporary booths in its history.
Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Features New Trend Areas & Events
Featuring over 1,400 exhibitors from more than 30 countries & regions, the fair will take place from 27 to 29 August at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
Jerome’s Furniture Continues Expansion into LA Market
Jerome's Furniture will open its 10th store in Southern California in Anaheim this Fall.
Will Schafer of Ashley Furniture HomeStores To Be Honored At GMFA Dinner & Dance Event in November.
Schafer will be presented with the Howard Liveright Award at the Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Association gala dinner & dance held on Saturday, November 22nd.
Omnia Leather Celebrates 25 Years With an Expanded Showroom
The expanded showroom boasts 12,000 square feet, which is 5,000 more square feet than their original showroom, allowing both their leather furniture and fabric furniture division, American Elegance, to be displayed in one location.
OMI Expands Certified Organic Collection With New Toppers
The Verona topper features 2-inches of GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) certified organic latex encased in certified organic cotton knit fabric.
Groovystuff Offers Led Zeppelin Prize Pack at the Las Vegas Market
Groovystuff teams up with Warner Music Group (WMG) to promote the launch of the re-mastered first three Led Zeppelin albums.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #119 From Lance Hanish: Target Loyal Fans With ‘Private Viewing’ eMail
Offering loyal consumers an exclusive look at products or promotions can create greater loyalty and consumer interaction with a brand.
Somerton Dwelling Promotes Dave Pinamonti to President
Pinamonti joined Somerton Dwelling last year as Executive VP and has lead the company’s rebranding efforts.
Heritage Home Group Officially Names Location Of New Corporate Headquarters
City Council’s unanimous approval of re-zoning request paves the way for Heritage Home Group to move to High Point
Zenith Global Logistics Opens Mississippi Freight Hub & Warehouse
The new 30,000-sq.-ft. facility replaces the existing freight hub opened in 2009 at the Tupelo Furniture Market, expanding Zenith Global’s footprint in the region.
Organic Mattresses, Inc. Appoints Ling New CEO
Industry Innovator Credited With Several Firsts For Industry.
Samson Marketing Preident & CEO Kevin O'Connor Steps Down
O’Connor was a founding partner of Legacy Classic Furniture along with Samuel Kuo in March 1999.
Jordan's Furniture Hosts Adoption Summer Mixer
Over a hundred children in foster care, countless families from around Massachusetts and scores of social workers came together to find permanent homes for some of the hundreds of older children in foster care.
Stanley Furniture Reports Second Quarter Results
Net sales for the company’s Stanley Furniture brand grew 10.9% and loss narrows compared the prior year quarter.
PureCare Introduces Unique FRíO™ Cooling Protector at the Summer Las Vegas Market
PureCare FRíO™ mattress and pillow protectors combine PureCare’s lightweight OmniGuard® Advance fabric with Rapid Chill Cooling Fibers – a Micarex-based responsive textile with unique cooling properties designed in Japan.
Dormeo Introduces New “U.P.S.-Able” Foundation At Las Vegas Market
New construction adds to retailer shipping convenience.
Glideaway Introduces Promotional “Wink-Zzz” Juvenile Mattress Collection
New offerings specifically designed for children start at $179.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Sell The Sale Or Event Itself If You Want To Pull More Buyers
We spend lots of money selling products in our ads. How bout ‘selling’ the Sale as well.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 194: Checking New Website on Multiple Devices
You will be surprised how many things go wonky on the different devices.
Reverie Introduces Elation™ Surround Sound System With Universal Mounts At Las Vegas Market
Speaker system designed to be used with all foundations providing retailers with more up-sell options.
Sensorpedic’s Gel-Infused “Super Cool” Collection Makes Las Vegas Debut
Top-of-bed line sleeps up to 10 degrees cooler than ambient bedroom temperature.
Mantua To Introduce "Express Yourself" Bed Frame Series At Las Vegas Market
Available in contemporary or traditional styles, the collection features frame inserts that can be purchased in 16 color options, and wood grain and fabric-look styles.
Spring Time Introduces High End Mattress Collection At Value Price Points
The collection features top quality materials at value price points, offering its retail partners the potential for high sales margins.
Eclipse Launches New “Eclipse Cares" Program
Eclipse is introducing a series of trade advertisements, point of purchase, and other marketing tools that focus on the critical requirements of healthy sleep.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Introduces New Lumbar Design Feature
Feature is designed to offset the tipping effect that occurs in lumbar support adjustables resulting in the sleeper “rolling” out, effectively negating the importance of the lumbar feature itself.
Wright Global Graphics Brings P.O.P. Design Alternative “Dometec” To Las Vegas
DomeTEC, an alternative to embroidered POP materials features an embossed metallic look while maintaining a soft, flexible feel.
NAHFA’s Las Vegas RRC Filled with Business Service Providers
The Retailer Resource Center (RRC), located in Building B, space 1050, hosts more than 40 vendors that offer products and services ranging from advertising and marketing, financial, consulting, and design, to technology, training, and warehouse distribution.
Cory Home Delivery Launches Mobile App
The Cory Way App is available at the Apple and Google Play Stores.
FMG Partners with LendPro
MG will market LendPro's Open-to-Buy retail consumer finance technology directly to its 110 members.
ASFD 2014 Pinnacle™ Award Finalists Have Been Selected
Finalists to be announced at Las Vegas Summer Market.
CleanBrands Introduces The Exclusive Suite, CleanRest Signature At Las Vegas Market
Suite of high end thermo-regulating waterproof protectors and pillows are designed for discerning consumers who demand the best from mattress/furniture specialty stores.
Surya Garners ICON HONORS Award for Technology Innovations
Home accessories brand also earns Best Visual Display recognition for Atlanta Market showroom.
Latex International Plant Resumes Full Production
Two weeks after fires shut down its River Road facility, executives at Latex International said that all its employees have returned to work and that production had ramped up to full capacity.
Ergomotion Inc. Announces Senior Leadership Changes
Alain Clenet along with company President Kelly Clenet, jointly announced the addition of two new board members and appointed long time Chief Operating Officer Leo Vera as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Dormeo North America Partners With Brookstone
Dormeo N.A. launches a new relationship with Brookstone to become a national retail partner for its Octaspring foam mattress line.
KAS And Donny Osmond Home Launch Rug Line At Las Vegas Market
A launch party to celebrate the new product on Monday, July 28th will have Donny and Debbie Osmond in attendance.
AICO Transforms The “Shopping Experience” With Upgrades To Its Las Vegas Showroom
There will be an expanded lobby decked with signature décor and high-definition videos created to inspire market attendees to replicate a similar shopping experience in their own retail spaces.
UltraComfort America To Introduce Shiatsu Lift Chair At Las Vegas Market
Three pillow back shiatsu lift chair features a softer, but still effective, kneading massage motion.
IKEA Unveils 2015 Catalog
Themed “Where the Everyday Begins and Ends,” this year’s catalog highlights the two important rooms where people sleep and get ready every morning and night – the bedroom and the bathroom.
Gotcha Covered Celebrates 18 Years In the Bedding Industry
Designer and manufacturer of bedding solutions for national retailers, hotels and medical supply companies reported that it will also launch “Shadow Grey” to its Classic Collection.
HTL International Grows Its Newest Brand ‘Muse’, At Las Vegas Market
The company will add contemporary motion pieces including a new collection that features adjustable headrests, a roll-over track arm, and runner-style legs.
Naturepedic Launches New Organic Sleep Accessories, New European-style Foundation
Trio organic pillow system lets sleepers adjust fill; FlexSlat™ Foundation offers European style comfort and adjustability.
Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 149 - A Good Leader...
This "Good Leader" tip from business guru Ray Morefield lists 13 ways to look at problems in retail organizations.
Highlights at CIFF 2014 September in Guangzhou
China International Furniture Fair CIFF expands its home furnishings platform beyond residential home furnishings to include contract furnishings, machinery and raw materials.
LumiSource Redesigns Las Vegas Showroom
Company will introduce new pendant lighting and a dramatically expanded line of dining sets.
Bob Gerber, Furniture Representative Passes.
Bob was a Furniture Sales Rep covering the state of North Carolina for 45 years.
Reverie Receives “Women’s Choice Award” For Third Consecutive Year
9 out of 10 women surveyed said they would recommend Reverie to family & friends.
Aireloom Strengthens Position In Mid-Priced Luxury Segment
Enhanced product portfolio brings better mix of better beds to retail floors.
Top Designers Preview Hot Trends & Designs at Las Vegas Market
Moderated by TODAY Show contributor, design author and tastemaker Susanna Salk, the presentation will take place on Tuesday, July 29, and offers CEU-accreditation to interior designers.
Versatile Credit and Mail America Partner to Boost In-Store Retail Sales
The new solution provides consumers with a discount based on codes delivered by a Mail America multimedia campaign.
Home Depot Executive to Headline WithIt Professional Conference
Trish Mueller to discuss leadership using political acumen.
Hanamint Signs Major Las Vegas Market Showroom Lease
Hanamint USA and sister company Alu-Mont will exhibit in a new 12,000-square-foot showroom in Space C-1305 as part of the Casual Furnishings category launch taking place at the summer 2015 market in Las Vegas.
IKEA Submits Plans To Open Las Vegas Store
The 351,000-square-foot proposed IKEA store and its nearly 1,300 parking spaces would be built on 26 acres along the northern side of Interstate-215 at Durango Drive, near the intersection with Sunset Road.
MMPI Announces Showroom Opening And Expansion In Advance Of July Pre-Market.
Parker James opens first U.S. showroom and Zuo Modern Contemporary expands showroom at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
4th All American Furniture Show Set For Early September
Cramco Dinettes, Naturepedic, Unique Wood Creation and American Baby Classics are some of the new exhibitors at this year’s show.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #118 from Lance Hanish: CEOs Believe Customer Engagement Top Strategic Priority
Recent study finds that 35% of responding executives believe that at least 15% of their companies’ overall growth in the next 3 years will result from digital efforts.
Baker Furniture Hosts CRAFT+DESIGN Event At New York Design Center
Event served as a precurser to its 125th anniversary in 2015.
imm cologne Launches International Study On Interior Design
The object of the study is to look at how normal people all over the world have cultivated interior design in their homes and to present these impressions on a sensory level in the form of photography exhibitions and trend installations.
Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 148 - A Good Leader...
This "Good Leader" tip from business guru Ray Morefield lists eight ideas of merit retail coaches should consider.
Veteran Buyer Relations Expert Joins Merchandise Mart Properties
Debra Egli brings over 20 years experience to the Casual Market team.
PureCare Reports Strong Results Following "One Pillow" Line Introduction
Company asks sales associates to tweet their PureCare One feedback - what they like about it the most, tips on how to sell it, and stories about customer and retail success.
Hotel Rooms Fill Up Fast in Tupelo; Show Organizers Praise Community for Immediate Response to Tornado’s Damage
Although a couple of existing hotels may not be re-opened in August during the Tupelo Furniture Market, several new ones have opened for business, including a 121-room Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites located just a few miles from the furniture market.
Speedy Delivery LLC Partners with Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Ashley Furniture HomeStores in Peoria, Bloomington and Champaign, Illinois will use Speedy Delivery's delivery and logistics management services.
High End Home Furnishing Retailers Bring Window Shopping To The Next Level With Google Maps Business View.
Mr. Price’s recent Google Business View Tours include: Williams-Sonoma, Custom Comfort Mattress, Thrive Home Furnishings, Resource Furniture and Dana John Custom Furnishings.
Safavieh's Michael Yaraghi To Be Honored At GMFA Dinner & Dance In November.
Yaraghi will be presented with the Jerry Gans Memorial Award at the Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Association’s Gala Dinner & Dance held on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 in Cliffside Park, NJ.
Mantua Hires Industry Veteran To Head Commercial Sales
Former Simmons exec will focus on expanding North American business efforts.
NMHG Adds Two Executives to Talented Leadership Team
Mike McCormick has been added as vice president of warehouse solutions and Bill Buckhout as director of leasing and remarketing.
Furniture Training Company Introduces Module On Using Smart Tablet Devices
Just released, the interactive skills training teaches salespeople how-to use smart tablet devices to be more successful during every step of the retail selling process.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: De-Program yourself.
Nothing changes unless something changes.
Naturepedic Brings Bio-based Fabric to American Mattress Market in EOS Organic Mattress Line
EOS customizable mattress offers coils encased in plant-based fabric with no adhesives.
Blu Sleep Products Introduces Four-Bed Island Dreams Latex Bed Collection At Las Vegas
New latex line includes low to high profile models and offers soft, plush to firmer feels with a variety of support options.
Mega Motion®, Windermere Motion Announce Results Of Power Recline And Lift Chair Consumer Research By Strategic Decisions Inc.
Study finds that he interest level and market for power recliners with the “lift” feature is broader than had been previously assumed and offers an increased sales opportunity for aggressive retailers.
FURNITURE WIZARD® Releases Version 15
The latest version takes advantage of the new Windows 8 and Server 2012 operating systems; plus improvements to it's iPad application, a Web Wizard re-launch and much more.
Surya Employees Step Up to Help Local Community During Habitat for Humanity “Build Day”
The Surya team rolled up their sleeves, volunteering their time and energy on a Saturday to help landscape the new home, which is scheduled to be completed by early fall.
Bob’s Discount Furniture Donates $50,000 to Autism Speaks
Company’s ongoing cafe donations program supports non-profits.
Omnia Leather Appoints Katherine Skinner as Merchandising Manager
Skinner comes from an extensive background in both retail and manufacturing, where she merchandised the fabric programs for upper mid-level furniture retailers and West Coast furniture manufacturers.
Accellos and HighJump Software Merge
Merger betweem PROFITSystems parent Accellos and HighJump creates fulfillment and networked trading partner management technology solutions leader.
Tayse Rugs nearly Doubles the number of SKUs Shown at Las Vegas Market.
Manufacturer and importer of machine made area rugs and shags acquires new looms & warehouse space to support growth.
FXI Acquires 25-Acre Southern California Manufacturing Site
Deal solidifies long-term commitment to customers, employees & community.
ZUO Modern Representative Josef Wiser Passes
Wiser represented the company for ten years covering Nevada, Arizona and Southern California.
Jordan's Furniture and Cradles to Crayons Help Local Children In-Need
Cradles to Crayons was founded in 2002 and provides for children from birth through 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive at home, school, and play.
Bassett Announces Higher Fiscal Second Quarter Sales & Net Income
Company-owned stores sales increased 3.5% compared to the prior year quarter with comparable store sales essentially flat.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: More From One Of The ‘Old Masters’ Introduced Last Week
Your prospects and customers are not as easy to motivate to buy as you think.
Heritage Home Group Makes Investment in New High Point Showrooms
Designer brands moving to Market Square. Thomasville®, Broyhill®, Lane® to occupy contiguous space on sixth floor of IHFC.
Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 147 - A Good Leader...
This "Good Leader" tip from business guru Ray Morefield lists nine important business areas good retail executives must continually evaluate.
Atlanta International Area Rug Market Features New & Expanded Rug Showrooms
The strategic integration of the Home and Rug collections in AmericasMart Building 1 continues to inspire growth on Floors 3 through 6.
Gunlocke Announces New Division Manager for the Western Region
Jamie Mikkelson returns to contract furniture manufacturer’s sales team.
Loloi Opens Atlanta Showroom to World Cup Fans, July 8-9
Visitors can catch the semi-finals in style with food, drinks and a 14-foot screen.
AHFA Marketing Summit Helps Companies To Connect With Consumers
Adrian Madland, a 10-year veteran of Google who works with clients in the specialty retail sector, will headline the meeting with an exploration of digital solutions to driving business.
Groovystuff To Add To Moonshine Colllection At Las Vegas Market
As the “Featured Student Designer” for Groovystuff at the Summer Las Vegas Market, Ian O’Hare will be revealing his design creation, “The Khunkhea Table Collection” exclusively for market attendees.
South Shore To Emphasize Functional Furniture At Las Vegas Market
Company plans introduction of more than 40 new products. This year's theme is: "Going off the beaten path for our consumers".
Allan Copley Designs has named David Foley as their National Sales Manager.
Foley will focus on building and deepening the Allan Copley line while strengthening service offerings.
Serta Named A Most Recommended Brand by Women
WomenCertified Inc. honored Serta with the 2014 Women’s Choice Award® seal.
Tupelo Market Reports Substantial Pre Registration Growth
Retail registrations for the August show are already equal to last year's total traffic.
Furniture Training Company Introduces SalesTracker LP App
The SalesTracker LP app has been designed to address the essential need of keeping retail sales associates constantly informed of the results of their sales efforts.
Chinese Architects to Create “Das Haus” 2015 At Cologne Show
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu will design the concept house "Das Haus" at the next Cologne Furniture Fair, imm cologne in January 2015.
Feizy Rugs Announces Summer of Color Giveaways Program
Color Giveaway promotion began June 30th and run through September 5th.
Suzuki Music Introduces New Program For Furniture Retailers
"Furniture You Can Play" and the new MDG-400 Digital Grand Piano provides furniture retailers with an additional, promotable profit center.
Piedmont Furniture Club to Hold 28th Annual Golf Tournament
This year’s tournament will continue its tradition and make a memorial donation to Brenner Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Oncology Research Division.
CEO of Mor Furniture for Less Wins Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award
Haux was selected from nearly 60 nominations by an independent panel of judges.
Treasure Garden Announces Modular Furniture Cover Collection
New collection is designed to accommodate the growing trend in sectional and modular outdoor furnishings.
Royak Company To Display Select-A-Mat System At Las Vegas Show
Display system triples the number of mattresses furniture and bedding retailers can display.
Furniture First And SnapRetail Partner To Provide Online Marketing
Retailers who are Furniture First members will receive special software pricing, access to free educational resources and one-on-one consultations from SnapRetail.
Latex International Taps Hinman To Lead Sales
Industry vet will lead combined component & retail sales units.
Malouf Launches New Showroom at Las Vegas Market
Bedding accessories manufacturer Malouf will unveil the new showroom to promote interaction with their products.
ART Hosts Industry Talks with Randy Eller during Atlanta Market
Seminar will deal with the subject of “The Changing Role of Sales Reps”.
Surya to Expand Footprint and Add 200 New Jobs
Surya has announced plans to invest $33M to build a new corporate office and distribution facility in Cartersville, Ga.
AICO CEO Michael Amini Receives Honorary Doctorate At City Of Hope
Iconic furniture designer and philanthropist established state-of-the-art transfusion center.
Agio-USA Names Barb Hunter Vice President Of National Accounts
An industry veteran, Hunter has more than 35 years’ experience in the outdoor sector working with companies such as Sunbeam Outdoor Products and Wellington Home Products.
Bassett Reports Second Quarter Sales & Net Income
Consolidated sales were $85.2 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $81.2 million for the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 4.9%.
Scott & DuVal to Hold Photo Contest at Las Vegas Market
The Grand Prize winner will receive a Scott & DuVal mattress and box spring set of their choosing valued at up to $7,999 MSRP.
Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard
The survey showed improvement in business conditions, plus the highest consumer confidence index since January 2008.
City Furniture Spotlights Habitat for Humanity
City Furniture celebrated the grand opening of its new Ashley Furniture HomeStore showroom in Cutler Bay with a donation to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami build affordable homes.
National Sleep Foundation, My Pillow Inc. Forge New Relationship
The new relationship was announced nationally on the Imus In The Morning show by iconic broadcasting personality Don Imus.
HSM Shows Teachers About Careers In Technology
EXTREME STEM tour is designed for teachers to learn about careers in local industries and see how curriculum relates to various positions in advanced manufacturing companies.
Participants Needed For AHFA Industry Shipment Survey
American Home Furnishings Alliance has partnered with Association Research Inc., to produce a new survey tracking quarterly shipments of home furnishings produced in the United States.
Century Furniture Announces Design & Licensing Relationship With Thomas O'Brien
O’Brien’s new collection for Century has been conceived as a diverse offering that carefully mixes a variety of styles and periods, from modern to traditional, casual to fine.
American Signature, Inc. Teams with Translation for Ad Campaign
The six spot commercial effort forms the laugh-out-loud manifesto to a refresh of the marketing strategy behind ASI’s Value City Furniture (VCF) and American Signature Furniture (ASF) brands.
Largest ever Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to take place in August
1,400-plus exhibitors from nearly 30 countries and regions will showcase their latest products in 13 halls covering 1,6 million square feet.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Think About This As You Prepare Your Next Ad
Four tough questions from one of the ‘Old Masters.’
Borkholder Furniture Recognizes Customers, Vendors And Sales Representatives
Kountry Wood Products event focuses on gratitude, communication and renaissance of quality, American-Made brands.
Gunlocke Promotes Tim Costello
Costello will oversee day-to-day selling efforts of both the furniture manufacturer’s field sales force and the Gunlocke Sales Operations team across North America.
Surya to Introduce Array of New Looks at Atlanta & Las Vegas Summer Markets
Among the new introductions are several Asian-inspired collections, including colorful, screen-printed silk pillows with Japanese-themed designs and a range of hand-hooked rugs showcasing overscaled bamboo, lattice and floral motifs.
GMFA/Clarizio Foundation Golf Outing Gives $10,000 To Families Fighting Cancer
Edward Massood of Thomasville Home Furnishings of New Jersey Receives Meadoff Award For Sportsmanship
Latex International Increases Capacity Taps Warehouse Inventory To Service Customers
Four days after a fire in its River Road facility, executives at Latex International take steps to meet interim shipment needs for its customers.
Las Vegas Market Reports Pre-Registration Increase
Overall pre-registrations for Summer 2014 are running 7% ahead of Winter 2014, with largest gains in the gift and home decor category.
Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 146 - A Good Leader...
This week's "Good Leader" tips list eight reasons why good retail executives do not arbitrarily dismiss "out of the box" thinking.
Abbyson Living Debuts ‘Monica Pedersen’s Furniture Collection at Las Vegas Market
The collection will offer 30 new designs within the upholstery category, boasting new soft colors and fashionable charm. The company plans an intensified social media strategy surrounding the launch.
16 Bedding Sales Tips
Sixteen ways you can boost bedding sales... from developing rapport (#1) To handling customer objections by treating them as implied needs.
Smart Furniture Web Tip #3: Three Steps to Creating a Great Shopping Experience
In the words of the late, great Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
BedJet to Unveil New Bedding Climate Control System at Las Vegas Market
Totally new product is bedding industry’s first ultra-rapid and affordable pro-active cooling, heating and climate control system just for beds.
Restonic Receives 4th Consecutive Women’s Choice Award
The Women’s Choice award, conducted by Women Certified, awards top brands based on calls made directly to their consumers.
Stop Losing Those Bedding Sales
There are twelve major ways that retailers systematically lose bedding sales.
Employee Stock Ownership Plans Deserve a Close Look for Business Transition: Part Four
How to sell your company directly to employees including using a: direct sale for the entire value, gradual sale, installment sale, intentional grantor trust, or a private annuity.
Bell'O To Show At Las Vegas Market
Bell'O is a design trend leader in home theater furniture, offering a broad selection of styles to showcase any audio/video system.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 193: So what is DPI anyway and why should I care?
The simple facts about image resolution (DPI) for print and web work that confuse many business people.
Pranasleep Grows Its Partnership With Jordan’s Furniture
Luxury mattress manufacturer, announced it has expanded its business at Jordan’s Furniture with the retailer’s recent introduction of three models from the PranaSleep Lotus Collection.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: What’s The Quickest Way To Add To Your Bottom Line?
Create more effective, results-producing advertising.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #117 from Lance Hanish: How Retail Will Survive!
Wait! People will go into a store with nothing in it and buy?
City of Hope Golf & Tennis Tournament and Dinner Raises $1.4 Million To Fund Research & Treatment
Hundreds of Furniture Industry executives enjoyed a very successful City of Hope Golf & Tennis Tournament and dinner honoring George Tsai, Chairman and Jason Liu, CEO of Fairmont Designs.
AmericasMart Atlanta Reports New and Expanded Showrooms
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Opens July 8th.
Las Vegas Market Adds Five New Furniture Tenants for Summer Market
Ace Bayou, Décor-Rest, Gaucho Sheep & Leather Products, Inc., Hinges Design and MLily USA to show for the first time.
Brown And Schlesinger Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards
Brown and Schlesinger will be honored during the ICFA Awards Gala at the Chicago Field Museum on September 18, during the International Casual Furnishings & Accessories Market.
CORT Names David Schwehm Group Vice President of Sales
David will provide leadership to grow the Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Connecticut, Boston and Detroit markets.
Yes, It IS a Popularity Contest!
Advice for new hires on why your success depends on your rapport with everyone at work.
Dutailier Partners With Brixy To Offer A Nursery Package Program
The program allows consumers to choose from four high quality conversion cribs and their matching case pieces in a wide variety of finishes along with a choice of four trend setting upholstered gliders and ottomans available in more than 70 fabrics and 16 finishes.
Pride Family Brands’ Introduces Bellanova Collection
Bellanova’s relaxed, yet luxurious, appeal features intricate cast aluminum back and arm details delivering a combination of old world elegance and timeless style.
Director of Education Marks 20 Years With Decorating Den Interiors
Ms. Jakab is responsible for the Professional Design and Sales School for new franchisees and the workshop program at the company’s international annual conference and supplier market.
Arteriors To Expand Laura Kirar Collection at High Point Market
The designs blend sculptural and poetic qualities together to form a whimsical assortment of lamps, mirrors and accessories.
Hayneedle Announces Promotions
New leadership team will guide the next phase of growth at home furnishings retailer Hayneedle.
SnapRetail Introduces Automated Instagram Support For Retailers
Marketing automation software provides independent retailers with ability to share Instagram images through email marketing and other social media networks.
Furniture Promotion Possibilities Tip #13: Why Renovate Your Store?
Perhaps now it's time run a renovation sale to promote your new look.
Theodore Alexander Adds Thor Taber as VP of North American Design
Taber will focus on the design and development of furniture, including all wood, metal and upholstered products for the company’s substantial North American market.
Agio Signs Major Las Vegas Lease
This long-term lease will find Agio International anchoring the 12th floor of Building C in a new 22,000 square foot showroom as part of the Casual Furnishings category launch.
Surya Announces Inaugural Semi-Annual Sales Event
Surya launches event to help drive traffic to retailers during slow summer months.
Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 142 - A Good Leader...
This week's "Good Leader" tips from Ray Morefield present seven ways retail leaders manage their time wisely.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony To Be Held At New Art Van Furniture Franchise In Gaylord, Michigan
The newly renovated, 18,000 square foot Art Van Furniture store is bringing approximately 20 new jobs to the community.
Incoming APRO President Looks to Continue ShopRTO.com's Momentum for Internet Exposure
Research showed when consumers were fully explained the no debt feature of rent to own in comparison to cash, credit and used, consumers were more likely to consider rent to own.
Design Within Reach Opens New Studio in Chicago
Throughout the Studio, well-known pieces can be found from manufacturers such as Emeco, Fritz Hansen, Herman Miller® and Knoll®, as well as designers such as Brad Ascalon, Chris Hardy, Jeffrey Bernett and Norm Architects.
La-Z-Boy Reports Consolidated Sales Increase of 6.6%
Same-store written sales for the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries store network increased 6.0% for the full fiscal 2014 year on top of a 12.7% increase in fiscal 2013.
Mattress Firm Promotes Alex Weiss to Chief Financial Officer
He will report to Mattress Firm’s president and chief executive officer and will oversee Accounting, Risk Management, Tax, Investor Relations and Financial Planning.
Mattress Firm Announces First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results
Net sales for the first fiscal quarter increased 20.9% to $333.5 million, reflecting comparable-store sales growth of 4.3% and incremental sales from new and acquired stores.
Employee Stock Ownership Plans Deserve a Close Look for Furniture Business Transition:
Determining If Your Are a Good Candidate for an ESOP.
Heart Set To Rock Icon Honors 2014 During Atlanta Market
The ICON HONORS 2014 celebration, the premier event of The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, is Thursday, July 10 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
National Sleep Foundation Survey Asks Consumers About Allergens and Scents.
Clean bedding, fresh scents play key roles in alleviating allergy symptoms and creating an optimal atmosphere for a good night’s sleep.
Walker Edison Signs Deal With Designer Angelo Surmelis And His Brands
City Grove under apartment AH by angelo:HOME with new designs, will showcase at the Las Vegas Market in July.
IKEA Shares Consumer Research
The survey was collected through online panels in Berlin, London, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Shanghai and Stockholm.
Blu Sleep Products Continues Expansion Into the United States Market
Canada-based Blu Sleep Products continues the company’s expansion into the United States with the opening of their new first US distribution center, warehouse and assembly plant in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 145 - A Good Leader...
Ten tips for retail leaders who want to understand and judiciously monitor the management of entitlement by associates.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Why Advertise?
A simple question. You might be surprised at my answer.
WithIt Announces 2014 Professional Conference Program
The event will be August 11-13 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center.
IKEA Expands Child Rights Program
Save the Children, IKEA Foundation announced plans to reach 790,000 additional children at-risk of child labour in India’s cotton communities.
Stylus Made To Order Sofas Las Vegas Market Intros.
Introductons include six new made to order collections. Leaning towards cleaner lines with unique style queues to create an upscale designer look.
Las Vegas Market On Track to Present Record Breaking Number of Temporary Exhibits
Summer Market expects 33% increase In number of booths over last year.
CleanRest Signs Agreement with 4Warranty to
Offer Value-Added Protection
Company specializing in mattress, box spring and pillow protection will show for the first time at Las Vegas Market.
Troutman Chair Company Supplies Chairs For Men and Women’s US Open at Pinehurst
USGA contacted and chose Troutman rockers for the champions and sponsor’s tents front porches.
Vividworks Partners With Five Star Innovation To Introduce 3D Online Interactive Visualization Software
Company says that the software will change the way consumers look at everything from real estate listings to home furnishing products and services.
30 Year Mattress Veteran Matthew Connolly
Appointed President of Eclipse
Stuart Carlitz will serve as Chairman of Eclipse International where he will focus on international licensing of the Eclipse and Eastman House brands.
Sleep Innovations And Flexible Foam Complete Merger
And Rebrand As Innocor Inc.
Carol Eicher named President and CEO tasked with leveraging the company's manufacturing footprint as both a retail partner and OEM supplier.
Jaipur Announces New Licensing Partnership with Jennifer Adams
The collection that includes rugs, poufs and pillows is tasteful and elegant with soft blues, grey tones and a neutral pallet.
Tupelo Furniture Market Expands Buyer Recruitment Efforts
Representatives from top national chains have already registered for the event. In addition, top producers representing states from the south, southeast, west and mid-west will be attending the Tupelo Furniture Market for the first time.
Furniture Training Company Launches "Know More - Sell More" Video Contest
Contestants are urged to make videos about how the knowledge and skills they've learned with online furniture and mattress sales training from FTC has helped them to increase sales.
Inada USA Introduces Flex 3s™ Massage Chair
The Flex 3s is designed to improve flexibility and mobilize all levels of the spinal column—keys to good posture, personal energy and self-confidence.
Letter To The Editor: From Christopher Lynch, Lynch Sales Company
Questions raised and clarification regarding recent Furniture World Article, "When To Bring In The Big Guns" from the May/June 2014 issue of Furniture World.
Nourison Introduces Timeless At Atlanta & Las Vegas Markets
The Timeless Area Rug Collection, includes 15 uniquely designed creations with depths of color and patterns, all inspired by superb original pieces dating back as far as the 15th century.
Cresent Opens New Office Headquarters
The new energy- and space-efficient facility houses supply chain management, sales, web and creative development services, finance, customer service and quality assurance teams.
City Furniture Opens New Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Retailer plans to open three more Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations and another City Furniture showroom in South Florida in the next three years.
Phillips Collection Triples its Space in the Taylors On Ten Showroom in Dallas.
Company says it's part of a larger plan to expand their presence at the major furniture markets.
Industry Leaders To Share Expertise at AmericasMart
A long and diverse slate of special events will be presented at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® in July.
Guildmaster Announces Leadership Change
Steve Crowder, CEO and President steps down. Randy Eller of Eller Enterprises brought in to consult on a temporary basis.
Feizy Rugs Names Kim Vance Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Former head of agency to spearhead marketing strategy for rug industry leader.
Surya Honored by Decorating Den Interiors
Newly created award honors a supplier achieving significant sales momentum during the year.
Cory Home Delivery Holds Conference For Women In Northeast
Experts present strategies in Women@Cory program for career development and advancement in a male-dominated Industry.
American Furniture Hall Of Fame Foundation Announces Six New Industry Fellows And Nominees For Induction At October Banquet
The six nominees who will be made Industry Fellows at the October 19 banquet are: Hershel Alpert; Bernard Castro; Harry M. Cornell, Jr.; Donald D. Dreher; Jena Goldman Hall; and Stuart Miller Love.
Easy Furniture Web Tip 192: Websites Shouldn’t Be Beauty Contests
The most important thing is to keep in mind is your target customer. What does she want when she comes to your site? Most likely, she wants to know if you can solve her problem, how fast you can solve it, and will you stand behind your products and services?
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Keep Her In Your Store!
More reasons why Selling Signs are so important to your sales and profits.
Employee Stock Ownership Plans Deserve a Close Look for Furniture Business Transition:
Part Two - Rules and Financing
This article looks at how ESOPs such as Sleep Train and Kentwood Office Furniture were financed and the rules you must comply with to have an ESOP.
Restonic Launches Father’s Day Photo Contest
Restonic’s Facebook contest continues to build on the robust content marketing strategy the company initiated with the launch of their blog and redesigned website earlier this year.
Norris Home Furnishings Appoints Bill Griffin As Director Of Retail Planning And Visual Merchandising
Norris Home Furnishings is locally owned and operated, with an award-winning staff of more than 30 interior design professionals.
Hooker Furniture Reports Double-Digit Income Rise on Higher Sales
Net income increased 31.9% compared to $2.1 million during last year's first quarter, driven primarily by higher sales in the casegoods segment.
Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 144 - A Good Leader...
Eleven good leader tips for retail managers who want to show personal concern for their associates.
Mattress Firm Completes Acquisition of Mattress King and Bedmart Retail Stores
This acquisition will add approximately 75 specialty retail stores to the Mattress Firm company-operated store base in markets where the Company currently operates.
Mattress Firm Announces First Quarter 21% Sales Growth
Net sales increase reflected comparable-store sales growth of 4.3%. Adjusted operating income margin was 6.0% of net sales as compared to 8.6% in the first fiscal quarter of 2013
Natuzzi Italia Shows For The First Time At NeoCon
The broader scope of product offerings and emphasis on technical innovation will serve as the means to introduce Natuzzi Italia to the A&D community.
Flexsteel Industries, Inc. To Fully Integrate Wynwood Case Goods Into Flexsteel Line
This action strengthens and diversifies the Flexsteel brand and expands its marketplace reach. The new program will be known as the Flexsteel Wynwood Collection.
Tickets Available For IFCA Awards Gala
Among the awards presented during the gala will be the Apollo Awards for retail excellence. Five finalists have been named in each of two categories.
Decorating Den Recognizes Key Executives
Sue Pelley, director of communication, James S.Bugg, Sr., chairman, Carol Bugg, vice president and director of design, and James S. Bugg, Jr., president and CEO celebrate milestones.
Nationwide East Buying Group Holds Advisory Board Meeting
Advisory Board Members from across the Eastern half of the US came together for 3 days to outline topics relevant to independent retailers.
STORIS Announces 2014 User Conference
The UC14 promises to be a highly educational and enjoyable event featuring over 35 seminars for STORIS Users to choose from, covering a wide range of topics and varying levels of participation.
Cardi's Furniture Receives "What's RIght About RI" Award
What's Right About Rhode Island is an initiative that recognizes companies, organizations, and non-profit entities for their contributions to the state.
Seminar Series Planned for Summer Las Vegas Market
Complimentary roster of sessions will be retail-facing as well as design-focused, and present attendees with a broad range of topics.
Delegation: Increase Profit with a Hands-Off Approach
Business owners need distance for perspective, and the best way to create that is by knowing how to delegate duties to employees.
Industry Associations Continue Joint Efforts On Prop 65 Relief
Industry associations discuss the possibility of a “general retail warning” that could appear in California stores to meet Prop 65 requirements.
Gallery Furniture's Jim McIngvale Funds Nation’s First Mobile Stroke Unit
Gallery Furniture founder provides gift to fund life-saving technology at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Oral Histories Of Industry Leaders Now Searchable On American Furniture Hall Of Fame Website
To date, 41 extensive interviews with members of the Hall of Fame and other industry leaders have been published.
Bankruptcy Court Grants First-Day Motions In Latex International Chapter 11 Proceeding
The key motions granted were for joint administration, use of cash collateral which permits the business to operate in the ordinary course of business, and to pay pre-petition payroll.
Longtime ICFA Executive Joe Logan To Step Down
ICFA is a division of the American Home Furnishings Alliance.
Hayneedle Enlists Google to Help Shoppers Find Home Furnishings
Company says that since launching Google Search, Hayneedle has experienced growth of more than 20% in revenue per search with a 12% conversion lift.
Reverie Partners With Local Academic Institutions To Promote Innovation In Engineering
University of Michigan and Lawrence Technological University students create projects with company’s R&D department and president.
Bloomingdale's Teams Up With Paramount Sleep For Wedding Registry
Paramount Sleep to provide sleep tips and mattress selection guidance.
Bernhardt Hires Regenia Payne As Residential Upholstery Fashion Coordinator
Payne reports to Roger Turnbow, Vice President of Merchandising, Residential Upholstery.
Style Note: The Chesterfield Sofa
Many believe that tufted leather sofa was originally commissioned by the Fourth Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope.
Technogel Introduces VIVE Collection of Gel Mattresses & Pillows
VIVE features up to 110 pounds of gel–which cradles the body– for superior comfort; enhanced breathability; and adjustable base compatibility.
BedJet to Unveil New Bedding Climate Control System at Las Vegas Market
BedJet's new system is a ultra-rapid and affordable cooling, heating and climate control system just for beds.
Latex International Will Restructure Business Through Chapter 11 Process
The company said there will be no disruption of service to its customers, and it aims to exit the Chapter 11 process expeditiously.
Love Furniture Profits Tip: Your Store, Too, Is A Product To Be Sold.
We spend lots of money selling products in our ads. How bout ‘selling’ your store as well.
Weekly Furniture Management Tip # 143 - A Good Leader...
A good leader understands that every person in a retail organization from the sales associate to the delivery driver is a manager of value.
Home Decor Growth Continues at Las Vegas Market
Fourth floor of Building C nears 100% occupancy.
Abbyson Living Unveils Expansive New Catalog
The catalog includes the company’s full range of coordinating product offerings including upholstery, occasional, dining, accents and seating, entertainment, bedroom, outdoor and more.
AmericasMart Atlanta To Feature More Than 2,500 Temporary Exhibiting Companies.
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market will take place July 8 – July 15.
Malouf Hires Interior Designer to Build Showroom Presence
Shauna Spencer, who will be primarily responsible for upgrading the look and flow of the company’s permanent showrooms in Las Vegas, Tupelo, New York, and High Point.
Apollo Award Finalists Named
The International Casual Furnishings Association announces finalists in single and multi-store categories.
Feizy Rugs Brings Bright Colors, Fresh Designs To Dallas Market
The company has introductions planned in a variety of price points and constructions.
Mod Mom Furniture Announces New President, Robert Petril
Thirty year industry veteran joins growing modern juvenile furniture brand.
Italian Design Virtual Furniture Exhibition Debuts June 4th
The 2014 edition of Italian Furniture Design will become the first online 3D exhibition dedicated to the furniture and home accessories industry.
Rita Karmiol Joins Feizy Rugs As VP Business Development
A veteran of the rug industry, Rita began her career at Macy’s, then worked for Nourison for more than 20 years.
Surya Launches #SpottedwithSurya Instagram Contest
Prizes will be awarded to the three most creative and original entries.
Customatic Adjustable Bedz Adds 70,000 Sq. Ft. To Taiwan Plant
This is the third expansion for its Taiwan plant over the past few years bringing total square footage to 300,000 and employment for 230 associates.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #116 from Lance Hanish: Why Don’t You Use Mobile Now?
25% of our time is spent on the internet, we only invest 22% of our budget to it. And, while we spend 20% of our time on mobile, we only deliver 4% of our budgets to this platform.
Employee Stock Ownership Plans Deserve a Close Look for Furniture Business Transition: Part One
An ESOP is a kind of employee benefit plan, similar in many ways to qualified retirement plans and governed by the same law (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act).
Nationwide Marketing Group Partners with EcoRebates to Offer Dealers Exclusive Tablet-Based Rebate and Promotion Search Tool
Comprehensive sales tool enables retailers to engage customers with all available location-aware rebate savings offers on eligible appliance products.
Natuzzi Reports 2014 First Quarter Results
Company feels impact of foreign currency movements and poor winter weather in USA.
Natuzzi Reports 2014 First Quarter Results
Company feels impact of foreign currency movements and poor winter weather in USA.
Horizons Window Fashions named Supplier of the Year by Decorating Den Interiors
Hunter Douglas, Kasmir Fabrics and Surya also honored.
Gallery Furniture To Break Ground On Third Houston Showroom
The store, which will be the third and largest Gallery Furniture location in Houston, is expected to open in late November/December.
Interior Lifestyle China 2014 Changes Hall Cofiguration & Focus of Home Style Award
The three day show’s has been reorganized to make make sourcing easier.
Biorobotics Laboratory Creates Adaptive Furniture
Roombots can move about rooms and morph into different furniture configurations.
Slumber Sage Website Says It Will Bring Unbiased Informtion To Bedding Industry
Company says that the "bad reputation of the mattress industry" was the inspiration for Slumber Sage.
Mattress Recycling Council Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors
The MRC’s objective is to implement state mattress recycling laws in a consumer friendly, efficient and cost-effective manner.
Kevin Welch Hired As National Sales Manager KAS Rugs
Welch has held various sales management positions at Karastan and Oriental Weavers, and most recently was the National Sales Manager for Rizzy Home.
STORIS Launches STORIS University
The degree program gives STORIS users real life experiences and increased knowledge about tools to help master Vision9, the latest STORIS software release.
Satya Tiwari Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award Finalist
Surya has grown from $2.7M in sales in 2004 to more than $80M last year and has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing privately held companies for three consecutive years.
Weekly Furniture World Media Note #115 from Lance Hanish: Average American Exposed To 1+ Hour Of Commercials Daily
Nielsen notes that “95 percent of neuro-optimized, shortened ads performed as well as or better than their original :30 counterparts."
Results Of ICFA Retail Benchmarking Survey Available
The International Casual Furnishings Association survey was designed to confidentially measure retail operating ratios and other performance measures.
The RoomPlace Celebrates its 22nd New Store Opening