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LuXout Shades Extends One of the Industry's Largest Fabric Selections With: Nature

Published: 9/17/2018
Luxout is also releasing 4 fabric lines and their newest product, Roman Shades, during High Point Fall Market.

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Loloi to Host Design Tour and Art Prints Signing with Rifle Paper Co.’s Anna Bond

Published: 9/17/2018
High Point event to showcase new Rifle Paper Co. x Loloi rug and pillow collections.

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2018 Sales Rep of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year Finalists Named

Published: 9/17/2018
Winners will be announced at the ICFA Awards Gala on September 27 at the Swissotel Chicago.

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SB360 Capital Partners Chosen to Conduct Store Closing Sales for Thomasville & Co., and Broyhill Furniture

Published: 9/17/2018
SB360 will assist HHG in commencing a "Store Closing Sale" in 24 Thomasville branded stores, and 1 Henredon branded store on September 14th.

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Overstock.com Selects Kansas City For New Distribution Center

Published: 9/17/2018
The Utah-based eCommerce retailer, founded in 1999, plans to start outbound delivery operations from the new 517,000-square-foot facility in October 2018.

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Design Center at The Merchandise Mart to Host “Designer Day” during Casual Market Chicago

Published: 9/14/2018
Exclusive access to the retailer-only trade show, along with outdoor design-focused educational sessions and networking opportunities, offered to industry professionals.

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New Levin Furniture Showroom Opens in Hermitage, PA

Published: 9/14/2018
Retailer to celebrate Grand Opening with ribbon-cutting ceremony and free community events on September 22 and 23.

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Twin Star Home Donates Product to Two Las Vegas Non-Profits

Published: 9/14/2018
Florida based fire and home furnishings manufacturer donates desks and infrared heaters to Habitat for Humanity and Veterans Village.

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Protect-A-Bed to Feature 2019 Preview at High Point

Published: 9/14/2018
Company is bringing an entirely new in-store experience to its High Point showroom.

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30th Annual ARTS Awards Judges Announced

Published: 9/14/2018
The judging panel will select winners from digital submissions for the 30th Annual ARTS Awards taking place on Friday, January 18, 2019.

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Youth Manufacturer Maxwood Furniture to Debut New Colors & Sizes at Highpoint Fall Market

Published: 9/14/2018
Maxwood carries 3 distinct brands designed against the good-better-best principle: M3, Jackpot, and Matrix/Matrix XL.

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Dallas Market Center Shifts Dates for January 2020

Published: 9/14/2018
Markets in Dallas to be first of the show season.

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Emerald Expands High Point Showroom

Published: 9/14/2018
The newly increased floor space allows Emerald's full portfolio of products to be on display.

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Dimplex Relocates to New Showroom for Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/13/2018
Dimplex relocates to a new showroom on the 7th Floor of the IHFC building, doubling their square feet when compared to the previous showroom.

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Hooker Furniture to Show 40 New Melange Pieces at Fall 2018 High Point Market

Published: 9/13/2018
4 Leading micro trends headline new offerings: Understated Glam, Bohemian Luxe, Natural Contemporary and New Retro.

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High Point Market Announces Robust Schedule at The Point for Fall Market 2018

Published: 9/13/2018
The Point debuted in April during Spring Market as the first freestanding, High Point Market-branded venue conceived to enhance the buyer experience.

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Classy Art to Debut Their Largest Product Release of Ethnic Art Yet at High Point.

Published: 9/13/2018
The assortment contains many types of wall decor to include tempered glass. mixed media, canvas’s and framed art.

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CASTELLE To Host Black and White Meet and Greet with Barclay Butera During Casual Market 2018

Published: 9/13/2018
The Meet and Greet, which will follow a black and white theme, will be held in the CASTELLE Chicago Merchandise Mart showroom, from 3p until 5p on Wednesday, September 26th.

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The Antiques Diva Collection by Aidan Gray to Make Its Debut at October High Point Market

Published: 9/11/2018
Champagne brunch on Oct. 14 toasts launch of licensed line.

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Hamilton-Wrenn Showrooms Include High-End Introductions, CEU-Accredited Events at High Point Fall Market

Published: 9/11/2018
Alden Parkes to feature work of well-known interior designers with new ‘Showhouse in a Showroom’ event.

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STORIS Partners with Acima Credit to Provide Additional Financing Solutions to Customers

Published: 9/11/2018
The partnership will allow furniture, bedding, and appliance retailers already using STORIS software solutions to take advantage of the Acima no-credit-needed financing system through their unified commerce platform.

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Sam Moore Ventures Into Five New Categories

Published: 9/10/2018
Upholstered beds, slipcovered sofas and upholstered console tables headline 40 new High Point Market introductions.

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Luxury Pillows to be Featured in 'Treehouse Masters'

Published: 9/10/2018
Talalay Global’s latex pillows featured in September 14th ‘Treehouse Masters’ episode on Discovery’s Animal Planet.

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Bedding Innovator Joins Blue Bell Mattress to Start New E-Commerce Channel

Published: 9/10/2018
Gary Garrison, who was the first to bring a roll-packed mattress direct to consumers on HSN in 2001, has joined the company as its first vice president of e-commerce development.

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Nationwide Marketing Group and Centricity Launch EPIC Protect Service Contracts

Published: 9/10/2018
Marketed as EPIC Protect, the program enables retailers to offer improved service on claims, enhanced coverage, added support and easy access to information through Nationwide’s digital platform.

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AHFA/UL Partnership Makes Compliant Furniture Easy to Identify

Published: 9/10/2018
Helping consumers find furniture built for stability will further reduce tip-over incidents.

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10 Design-Forward Exhibitors to Debut in SALON at High Point Fall Market

Published: 9/9/2018
Renovations to popular High Point Market design destination complement new and existing resources.

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Wayfair and Cosmopolitan Magazine Launch New Furniture Line

Published: 9/9/2018
The collection called, CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan, was designed with small-space living and affordable price points in mind.

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Joan Ulrich Joins Dallas Market Center as Executive Vice President of Leasing

Published: 9/9/2018
Joan will be responsible for leasing strategy across the gift, home, lighting, holiday, floral, and design neighborhoods of the 5 million square foot marketplace.

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Last Call for Hall of Fame Induction Celebration Journal Ads

Published: 9/9/2018
The deadline for submitting materials is Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

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5th & Home Joins Furniture First

Published: 9/9/2018
5th & Home is a new retail identity for the 96-year-old business that has operated as Stimson Furniture and Ashley Homestore in Victoria, Texas.

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Ashley HomeStore Opens New Location in the Hudson Valley Suburbs

Published: 9/9/2018
Grand Opening event to kick off September 22nd in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Global Lifestyle Furniture Supplier Debuts at High Point Market

Published: 9/9/2018
Porter Designs' new 15,000 square foot showroom is located in Centers of High Point – Centennial #119.

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ISFD Announces 2018 Pinnacle Award Finalists

Published: 9/7/2018
Winners will be announced at the Twenty-Third Annual Pinnacle Awards Gala, set for October 15 at High Point University’s Congdon School of Health Sciences.

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High Point Market Authority and Esteem Media Announce Design Bloggers Tour Participants and Sponsors

Published: 9/7/2018
Returning for its seventh Market, the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour program will bring ten (10) leading design bloggers to High Point Market for a 2-day tour of sponsoring showrooms.

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Hooker Furniture to Debut Ciao Bella Home Collection at High Point Market

Published: 9/7/2018
The 39-piece whole home collection is inspired by the small farmhouses that dot the French and Italian countryside and the furniture that has been in the hands of the same family for generations.

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Ergomotion Expands Customer Service Operations

Published: 9/7/2018
Sleep technology provider boosts customer service team by a third and moves to a 24/7 call center operation.

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American Freight Furniture and Mattress Opens Third Missouri Store

Published: 9/7/2018
The new location has 22,000 square feet of floor space and will create 6-10 new jobs in the area.

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First Malouf Foundation Golf Event Raises Over $55,000

Published: 9/7/2018
These funds will directly help rescue children enslaved in sex trafficking and assist in creating a life for themselves after the rescue.

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Pearson Reveals the Kim Scodro Collection

Published: 9/7/2018
The entire Kim Scodro for Pearson collection will be unveiled on Friday, October 12th at the International Home Furnishings Fall Market in High Point.

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Alden Parkes to Host Five CEU Seminars at Fall 2018 High Point Market

Published: 9/5/2018
The furniture maker is offering designers talks and demos to share business and creative ideas.

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Retailer Web Services Earns Premier Google Partner Status

Published: 9/5/2018
Online ad agency has earned Premier Google Partner status, resulting from developing and maintaining successful online advertising campaigns through its new AdRocket software.

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Nationwide Learning Academy’s Record Attendance Supports a Strong Finish for 2018

Published: 9/5/2018
Members Fill 9,390 Seats During Educational Sessions at PrimeTime in Orlando and Las Vegas.

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Exclusive Lineup of Seminars, Tours and Hospitality Events Scheduled for Fall High Point Market

Published: 9/5/2018
Exciting seminars and tours and social events slated during High Point Market.

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Karen Arakelian to Receive Retailer of the Year Award

Published: 9/5/2018
Founder and CEO of White House “Designs for Life”, a family of home furnishings stores, interior design services, and non-profit initiatives, will be honored at the Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Association dinner and dance in November.

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Veteran Global Luxury Brand Leader to Take Reins of E.S. Kluft Marketing

Published: 9/5/2018
Castillo of Vispring named New V.P. of Marketing.

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Bradington-Young Adding "New Moves" to Motion Upholstery & Leather Lines

Published: 9/5/2018
New products will feature new mechanisms that support taller sofa legs, added comfort to the seat & extended footrests.

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Muar Will Take Center Stage at 2019 Malaysian International Furniture Fair

Published: 9/5/2018
MIFF will celebrate its 25th anniversary sharing the limelight with Muar, the driving force that accounts for 70% of Malaysian furniture exports to over 160 countries including top destinations, the United States, Singapore, Japan, Australia and Britain.

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Spring Air Rebrand Spotlights Hard-Working, Middle-Class

Published: 9/5/2018
'That just right feeling’ positions brand as delivering comfort, value to everyday people.

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Cylindo Launches a New Website, Repositions from Product to a Platform Company

Published: 9/5/2018
The revamped version of the website puts a spotlight on the automated content creation and smooth rendering technology.

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Cory Home Delivery Promotes Giovanna Jaurequi to Learning Coordinator

Published: 9/5/2018
In new role, Gio has launched CoryRadio, a podcast series, and will assume responsibility for CoryUniversity, a learning management systems, and CoryTV.

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King Koil Promotes Veteran Marketer to SVP Creative & Strategic Planning

Published: 9/5/2018
In decade at company, Swinarski is credited with leading successful rebranding & launch of several new products.

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Monthly Furniture Insights From Smith and Leonard

Published: 9/4/2018
With consumer confidence so high, the furniture industry is not benefiting as much as we think it should.

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Th3rd Coast Launches Two Extended Reality Experiences

Published: 9/3/2018
Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies showcased in Th3rd Coast's Trendway AR Office Builder and Haworth’s NeoCon 2018 Virtual Reality Experience.

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Malouf Ranks No. 7 on Fast 50 List of Utah’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Published: 9/3/2018
The annual Fast 50 even celebrated the “entrepreneurial spirit, innovative business tactics, and skyrocketing revenue growth” of Utah companies in business for more than five years.

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Ergomotion Hosts Chinese Students for Cultural & Learning Program

Published: 9/3/2018
Brings 14 Chinese elementary schoolers to U.S. for two week cultural & learning program with American peers.

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Bob’s Discount Furniture Partners with PATH and Donates $20,000 in Furniture and Gift Cards

Published: 9/3/2018
Local families treated to surprise Bob’s shopping trip.

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Reverie’s International Reach to Span 17 Countries by 2019

Published: 9/3/2018
Sleep technology company forges key partnerships with retailers and distributors to fuel global expansion.

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Jerome’s Furniture Launches “Free Ride” Service For Clients

Published: 9/3/2018
Company offers users ability to be picked up, returned within five miles of nearest store through website.

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STORIS Partners with Avalara to Automate Tax Compliance

Published: 9/3/2018
Unified Commerce Solution from STORIS is now certified as an Avalara AvaTax Integrated Solution.

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EJ Victor Announces New Vice President of Operations

Published: 9/3/2018
James Kennedy will oversee updating EJ Victor’s manufacturing processes as domestic production continues to increase.

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Watermark Living Partners with Steelyard

Published: 9/1/2018
Watermark Living’s digital catalog is now live on the Steelyard, a trade-only digital platform for designers.

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Las Vegas Market Announces 2019 Winter and Summer Dates

Published: 9/1/2018
2019 Winter market is scheduled for Jan. 27 – Jan. 31; Summer Market scheduled for July 28 – Aug. 1.

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Alexandra O’Hare Joins Hooker Casegoods as Vice President-Merchandising

Published: 8/31/2018
O’Hare is an experienced executive in merchandising, product development and brand management.

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American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Announces Entertainment for Induction Celebration

Published: 8/31/2018
Trumpet maestro Rick Braun will entertain guests at the Lead with Vision Induction Celebration on October 14 during the High Point Market.

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Legends Launches New High-Tech Mattress Line

Published: 8/31/2018
REMedy Sleep features Nano-enhanced performance ticking, and Graphene to help thermo-regulate temperature, reduce odor and stress, and promote healthier sleep.

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Aireloom Updates ‘Karpen Sidestitch’ Collection to Work with Adjustable Bed Bases

Published: 8/31/2018
New design touts more than 40 pounds of natural cotton.

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Blue Bell Mattress Turns To Experienced Operations Executive to Lead Growth at Michigan Factory

Published: 8/31/2018
Keith Poet has nearly 20 years’ experience in production and operations management and is Six Sigma-certified bringing with him expertise in quality control, efficient manufacturing techniques and compliance.

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Malouf Celebrates 15 Years

Published: 8/30/2018
Malouf has experienced substantial growth and fostered strong partnerships with over 10,000 specialty sleep stores nationwide.

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Heritage Home Group Issues Statement on Thomasville & Co. and Broyhill Businesses

Published: 8/28/2018
HHG still looking for buyers as it issues WARN notices to employees at Lenoir Upholstery and Lenoir Case facilities.

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Global Furniture USA Announces Exclusive Distribution Deal for DJ Khaled Furniture Line

Published: 8/28/2018
The global music mogul and celebrity producer has partnered with Global Furniture USA to be the sole manufacturer and distributor of the "We The Best Home" furniture line.

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IFDA's Educational Foundation Announces Winners of 2018 Grants for Design-Related Projects

Published: 8/28/2018
Two educators, a Ph.D candidate and a trend analyst/visual designer have won 2018's Educational Foundation grants from the IFDA.

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Feizy Rugs To Debut New Designs at New York Home Fashions Market

Published: 8/28/2018
Selection of new products to include area and accent rugs, quilts, throws and bath rugs in delightful, on-trend color palettes.

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Nationwide Members Pack Over 300,000 Meals for Hungry Children

Published: 8/28/2018
On the heels of having packed over 125,000 meals at the group’s PrimeTime event in March, the group came to Las Vegas with a goal of matching their spring effort.

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Former Retail Exec Joins Gold Bond to Lead Key Accounts

Published: 8/28/2018
Ken Mazda held top posts at retailers like the Dump & 1800mattress.

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Nourison Honored for GDUSA’s 2018 American Inhouse Design Awards

Published: 8/27/2018
Company honored for their Christopher Guy Brand Catalog.

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WithIt Education Breakfast to Feature Ben & Erin Napier of HGTV’s Home Town

Published: 8/27/2018
Organization's biannual High Point Market Educational Breakfast to be held Sunday, October 14th, 7:30 to 9 am, in the IHFC ballroom.

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Mike Harris Joins Hooker Casegoods, Upholstery as Sales Vice President

Published: 8/27/2018
A 30-year veteran of the furniture industry, Mike Harris is an experienced executive in both case goods and upholstery.

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Jordan’s Furniture Donation to Cradles to Crayons Helps More Than 3,000 Children in Need

Published: 8/27/2018
Cradles to Crayons’ annual Ready for School program provides local low-income and homeless children with the essential items needed for a successful school year.

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High Point Market Announces Keynote Series Speakers for Fall Market 2018

Published: 8/27/2018
This season’s educational series features Sherwin Williams & Fashion Snoops, Doug Stephens, The Retail Prophet, and Dr. Andrew Dent, executive VP of research and chief material scientist for Material ConneXion.

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Classy Art Partners with Harris Sales Inc.

Published: 8/27/2018
HSI is known in the industry for their representation in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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Sunbrella and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Partner for First Co-Branded Collection

Published: 8/27/2018
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Chooses Sunbrella for first co-branded collaboration, fusing soft, functional fabrics with iconic design for high-energy homes.

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Protect-A-Bed Brings New Display System to New York

Published: 8/26/2018
Home Fashions Market to feature new display system.

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National Retail Federation Warns US Trade Representative Tariffs Would Cost Americans Billions

Published: 8/24/2018
New study finds tariffs on furniture and travel goods from China would cost American consumers nearly $6 billion a year.

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Dow Wins Sustainability Product of the Year Award for Second Year Running

Published: 8/24/2018
Winners in the Business Intelligence Group 2018 Sustainability Awards, Sustainability Product of the Year

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Art Van Furniture’s Flag Exchange Program Returning to All Midwest Showrooms

Published: 8/24/2018
Retailer has distributed more than 16,000 new flags since last year and hopes to reach 20,000.

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Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC to Merge With Tuft & Needle

Published: 8/24/2018
Combined company to create the leading customer-centric house of brands in mattress & bedding industry.

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Exhibitors Bring New, Innovative Resources to Market Square and Suites at Market Square

Published: 8/24/2018
Highlights include new temporary showroom space dedicated to hospitality tenants.

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New Levin Furniture Showroom in Boardman, Ohio to Host Ribbon-cutting/Grand Opening Events

Published: 8/24/2018
Newly-renovated store first of three set to debut in Youngstown, Ohio market.

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Hooker Furniture to Launch 65-Piece Woodlands Collection during Fall High Point Market

Published: 8/24/2018
After focusing on modern styling the past few years, Hooker Furniture returns to its roots in classic traditional styling.

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Universal Furniture Completes Executive Sales Team

Published: 8/24/2018
Jared Worrall will take on the role of vice president of sales for the West region.

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E.S. Kluft Names Drew Pechy to Manage California Flagship Factory

Published: 8/24/2018
Pechy, who holds certifications in Six Sigma and ISO 9001 quality control, brings a wide range of experience in operations, purchasing, safety regulations and quality control to the position.

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Malouf Foundation Raises $100,000 to Fight Child Sex Trafficking

Published: 8/24/2018
Annual Malouf Foundation Warehouse Sale on July 13 and 14 raised over $100,000 for charity.

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CIFF Shanghai 2018: An Example of Global Home Life

Published: 8/24/2018
The 42nd CIFF Shanghai will be held at the National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai) in Hongqiao from September 10th - 13th.

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ICFA Industry Roundtables Sign-Up Deadline Nears

Published: 8/20/2018
Sixth annual Industry Roundtables to run on Monday, September 24, the day prior to the opening of Casual Market Chicago.

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FFO Home to Open 52nd Store in Paducah, KY

Published: 8/20/2018
The 23,500 square foot store will be FFO Home’s first store in Kentucky.

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Lawrence Michael (Larry) Powell Passes Away at 94

Published: 8/20/2018
Larry was a pioneer in the furniture business originally known as knockdown/KD ready-to-assemble furniture.

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Century Furniture Names Chris Ward Vice President of Finance

Published: 8/19/2018
Chris has been at Century since 1997, most recently in the position of Controller.

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Baker Interiors Group Partners with MicroD for Creation of its 3D Product Catalog

Published: 8/19/2018
3D models of upholstery and casegood items were created through MicroD’s proprietary process.

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FXI Appoints Longtime Executive Its New CEO

Published: 8/17/2018
Previously the COO of FXI, Harold Earley will also join the Board of Directors.

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Bob’s Discount Furniture Hosts Bed-Zone BASH

Published: 8/17/2018
New England Patriots team up with Bob’s Discount Furniture and A Bed for Every Child to provide beds for local children in need at Gillette Stadium.

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RH Announces CFO Transition

Published: 8/17/2018
Ryno Blignaut appointed as President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Karen Boone to step down for family reasons.

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High Point Market and ASID Announce Design Viewpoints Series Sessions for Fall Market 2018

Published: 8/17/2018
The Design Viewpoints Series (DVS) will take place October 13-15, and will allow designers to earn up to 0.3 continuing education units (CEUs) through the series.

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New Home Furnishings Exhibitors to Debut in InterHall at Fall High Point Market

Published: 8/17/2018
New collections highlight innovation and a mix of materials.

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David Long Joins King Koil as EVP of Innovation & Marketing

Published: 8/17/2018
“King Koil is a clean table where i can take product to where it has never been before,” Long says.

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New Exhibitors, Products and Events Debut at Casual Market Chicago 2018

Published: 8/17/2018
Annual trade show expands offerings, marking continued growth in the Casual Furnishings Industry.

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ZUO Launches a New Collection of Domestic Upholstery Made in Mexico.

Published: 8/17/2018
New collection will be just one of several collections to be manufactured in Mexico to address the upcoming tariff situation.

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ICFA Announces 2018 Apollo Award Finalists

Published: 8/17/2018
The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.

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Louisville's Crosley Brands adds Karen Ferry to Special Markets Furniture Team

Published: 8/17/2018
Born and raised in Louisville, Ky., Ferry is the latest to join the team at Crosley Brands.

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Malouf Foundation Launches OnWatch Campaign to Educate Industry on Signs of Child Sex Trafficking

Published: 8/17/2018
The campaign is designed to train and educate industry peers and members of the public to recognize the signs of child sex trafficking—and then know how to respond.

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CIFF Shanghai Collaborates with WMF-International Woodworking Machinery Fair

Published: 8/17/2018
Collaboration moves the event dedicated to woodworking technologies from Beijing to Shanghai, creating the first edition of the Shanghai International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair.

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Eighth Annual Gift for Life Gala Raises Nearly $17,000 at Las Vegas Market

Published: 8/16/2018
'Up on the Roof’ Fundraiser Forges Partnerships to ‘Erase Hate'

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Web Pioneer Casper to Open 200 Stores

Published: 8/16/2018
The mattress seller looks to stand out from mounting competition for online shoppers.

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Sherwin-Williams Releases Industrial Wood Coatings Trend Forecast

Published: 8/13/2018
This year’s Colormix forecast is divided into six themes: Shapeshifter, Wanderer, Aficionado, Enthusiast, Naturalist and Raconteur.

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Dallas Market Center Hires New Creative Director

Published: 8/13/2018
Guillermo Tragant has joined the company in the newly created position of Creative Director, drawing upon his 25 years of experience in the industry.

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Jim Telleysh Named National Sales Manager at Watermark Living

Published: 8/13/2018
Telleysh is a casual furniture industry veteran who most recently served as president of Braxton Culler.

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Eastman House Signs New Licensee for Six Middle Eastern Countries

Published: 8/13/2018
Under terms of the licensing agreement, Three Stars has the rights to produce, market and distribute Eastman House mattresses in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Serta Simmons Bedding Names Chief Sales Officer

Published: 8/13/2018
Horan brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in consumer products, most recently with Samsung Electronics America as Vice President for U.S. Home Appliance Sales.

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ASFD Rebrands as ISFD

Published: 8/13/2018
American Society of Furniture Designers Now International Society of Furniture Designers, reflects an expanding awareness of the impact of furniture design on the worldwide marketplace.

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Ashley for the Arts Awards Great River Shakespeare Festival with 2018 “Patron of the Arts”

Published: 8/11/2018
The “Patron of the Arts” award was created to recognize an individual or organization who has demonstrated extraordinary support for the arts.

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Builder of Bradington-Young’s First High-Leg Recliner Retires After 39 Years

Published: 8/11/2018
Ronnie Hamrick helped build the company’s best-selling leather recliner nearly 40 years ago.

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E.S. Kluft Promotes Two to New Leadership Roles

Published: 8/11/2018
Juan Dionis now Managing Director; Dominick Azevedo promoted to EVP Sales & Marketing.

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Jennifer Costa Named to Top Marketing Post at Talalay Global

Published: 8/11/2018
Costa is a seasoned marketing executive with extensive experience in brand management, integrated marketing campaigns and social media.

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Alden Parkes Transforming High Point Market Space Into a ‘Showhouse in a Showroom’

Published: 8/11/2018
First-ever event at market will feature the work of seven interior designers in the Hamilton Wrenn Design District showroom.

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United Way Honors Malouf Foundation Founders for Charitable Efforts

Published: 8/11/2018
Sam and Kacie Malouf recently received the Give, Advocate & Volunteer Award from the United Way of Cache Valley for their giving in the community.

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Fairfield Gives Back to Local Community

Published: 8/11/2018
The company has worked with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, aided the renovation of Bethel Colony of Mercy’s new women’s campus, made donations to elementary schools, and participated in Relay for Life events.

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AHFA to offer Proposition 65 Compliance Guidance

Published: 8/11/2018
New California Proposition 65 warning regulations take effect August 30.

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Top Students Attend Annual WithIt Conference

Published: 8/11/2018
The organization welcomed twenty-two students to Charleston who received scholarships thanks to a $20,000 grant from AHFA’s Furniture Foundation.

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Online Retailer Wayfair to Open Brick & Mortar Store

Published: 8/11/2018
The company's first brick-and-mortar location will open by early next year.

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tulo Expands Bed-in-a-Box Portfolio with Launch of tulo liv

Published: 8/10/2018
tulo liv is comprised of three foam layers designed to provide core support, and universal comfort at a competitive price point.

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AHFA Solution Partners Division Slates Education Golf Tournament

Published: 8/10/2018
28th Annual Education Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, September 12, at Lake Hickory Country Club in Hickory, N.C.

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AHFA Announces 2018 Regulatory Summit

Published: 8/10/2018
2018 Regulatory Summit, which will illuminate complex regulatory issues, to be held October 24th in NC.

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Reverie Promotes Deena Gardner to Director of Marketing Position

Published: 8/10/2018
In her new position, Gardner drives the company’s overall marketing strategy and manages the development and execution of marketing, public relations and branding.

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Castelle to Debut Santa Fe Outdoor Collection at Casual Market Chicago

Published: 8/10/2018
This traditional collection features an oversized profile and plush cushioning with romantic flair and distinct design styling.

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Pennsylvania Manufacturers to Have Modern Presence at the All American Furniture Expo

Published: 8/10/2018
The All American Furniture Expo will be holding their 8th annual show on August 15th and 16th in York, Pennsylvania.

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Boston Interiors Gives Back With 1% For the Planet

Published: 8/10/2018
In the month of August, each time a reclaimed product is purchased, Boston Interiors will donate one percent of the sale to two charities: 1% for the Planet and the Mass Audubon Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Monthly Furniture Insights From Smith and Leonard

Published: 8/10/2018
While the first quarter results were a bit weak, the second quarter so far has been much better with orders now up 6% and shipments up 3% over the first five months of last year.

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Lexington Home Brands Partners with Barclay Butera for 2018 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Published: 8/10/2018
In its 18th year, the Showhouse highlights work by more than 20 top interior designers from around the country.

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Southerland Names Seasoned Bedding Operations Executive to Lead Nashville Factory

Published: 8/10/2018
Independent mattress producer names Steve Klancnik, a veteran bedding operations and product development executive, as general manager of the company’s flagship factory.

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50,000th Isuzu N-Series Gasoline Truck Assembled in America

Published: 8/6/2018
The Isuzu N-Series truck was the first gasoline-powered low cab forward truck available in North America.

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American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) Awards Scholarship

Published: 8/5/2018
Kendall College rising star Annina Fremgen gets nod second year in a row.

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2018 Genius Exchange Showcases Multiple Award Winners

Published: 8/5/2018
Top interior design firms lauded for business development, client interaction, community service.

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Former Delta Children EVP Joins Classic Brands

Published: 8/5/2018
Industry veteran Keith Bluestein will be Classic’s first EVP of Merchandising and Product Development.

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Barbour Spangle Design Adds Two New Professionals

Published: 8/5/2018
Jordan Neises and Hope Tucker are to serve domestic and international clientele.

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Paula Deen and Morris Home Benefit Childrens Hospital

Published: 8/5/2018
National home event begins August 3-13.

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Gold Bond Says Chinese Mattress Tariffs Would Be Welcome Relief for Domestic Manufacturers

Published: 8/4/2018
The 10 percent tariff on Chinese-made mattresses would be part a second round of tariffs on some $200 billion in consumer goods proposed by the Trump Administration.

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Latexco US Expands SalesTeam

Published: 8/4/2018
Two new hires help write the company’s new chapter for growth.

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Reverie Makes Award-Winning Materials Available to Retail Partners for Marketing

Published: 8/4/2018
Company is offering its retail partners access to a collection of award-winning materials to help with online, print and e-mail marketing.

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Three Industry Vets Join E.S. Kluft As Regional Account Managers

Published: 8/4/2018
Appoints Erin Jones, Sonny Zymali and Richard Ho as regional account managers.

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Testosterone Is the Hormone that Drives Men Wild for Luxury

Published: 8/4/2018
A new study suggests that gender differences in luxury consumption is in the genes, or more precisely in how much testosterone is coursing through the blood stream.

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Dreamcloud Holdings Adds Level Sleep to Its Family of Mattresses

Published: 8/4/2018
The online mattress company expands portfolio with patented sleep technology.

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Joelle Kuhlman Joins Hooker Upholstery as Vice President

Published: 8/4/2018
Kuhlman is responsible for all aspects of merchandising and product development for the upper mid-priced leather upholstery line.

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High Point Market Announces New Product Premiere, Twitter Chat for Fall Market 2018

Published: 8/4/2018
Focusing on new products being debuted at Fall Market (October 13-17) this program will give attendees a sneak peek of what to expect at the October show.

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Seven Top Design Students Receive Scholarships from IFDA's Educational Foundation

Published: 8/4/2018
IFDA has awarded student scholarships annually, recognizing that advanced education is a major key to career development in the various furnishings and design professions.

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BedGear Announces Staff Expansion in Sales Operations, Finance and Retail Education

Published: 8/4/2018
The company welcomed Christina Marin as Visual Operations Manager, Tony Lam as Controller and Ashleigh Reding as well as Ferdinand Guinto as Retail Sales Educators.

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Bill McConnell Joins Smart Furniture Promotions as National Accounts Manager

Published: 8/4/2018
McConnell has previous worked as CEO of Patusan Trading Company and General Manager at Triple Creek Ranch.

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HFA Announce the Winners of its 2018 Retailer of the Year Awards

Published: 8/4/2018
Awards honor outstanding retailers who represent exceptional examples of philanthropy, technology, customer experience, mentoring, sustainability and store design/merchandising.

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Ergomotion Names First Leader of Organizational Development

Published: 8/4/2018
Patricia Cooper will focus on attracting, retaining and training talent.

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Sunnyland Patio Furniture Recognized as a Texas Treasure

Published: 8/4/2018
This Texas Business Award Program pays tribute to businesses who have provided employment opportunities and who have supported the state’s economy for 50 years or more.

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Owen Shoemaker to Retire from King Koil This Summer

Published: 8/4/2018
Exec helped develop new product, licensees & marketing strategies during nearly a decade with brand.

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High Point Market Authority Teams Up with Design Influencers Conference

Published: 8/3/2018
Partners up to to launch and co-produce a brand track for the 2019 conference, to be held in Atlanta on February 24-26.

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Eclipse International Enters Joint Venture with Chinese Licensee

Published: 8/3/2018
Joint venture with Shenzhen Meiting Creation Furnishing Co. will open more than 100 mattress specialty stores dedicated to the brand throughout China.

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Divano Lounge Opens First U.S. Showroom in Design Center at the Merchandise Mart

Published: 8/3/2018
Global outdoor furniture brand unveils new flagship during ICFA preview show.

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31st Annual Bob’s Discount Furniture Golf Outing Raises $635,000 for Local Children’s Charities

Published: 8/3/2018
Sold-out golf tournament helps add to the over $7 million raised to date for non-profit organizations.

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WithIt Professional Conference Draws Record Attendance

Published: 8/3/2018
Women from all levels within the industry benefit from annual educational conference.

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Castelle to Debut Lancaster Collection at Casual Furniture Market Chicago

Published: 8/3/2018
The Lancaster includes customization with four options for the chair back allowing for easy coordination with outdoor décor styles.

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Mike Brown to Retire from Spring Air After 46 Years in Industry

Published: 8/3/2018
Brand honored retiring exec at Las Vegas Market.

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The Brick & Abbyson Launch Exclusive Furniture Line

Published: 8/3/2018
The Brick sells furniture, electronics, appliances, and bedding and is Canada’s largest home furniture retailer with more than 220 stores.

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Ante4autism Founder Presents Checks to Autism Charities

Published: 8/3/2018
Announces date for the 11 Annual Ante4Autism event: Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Golden Nugget, Grand Event Center.

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Heritage Home Group Announces Transactions to Complete Sale of Its Iconic Brand Portfolio

Published: 7/30/2018
HHG to complete in-court restructuring to facilitate auction sale process.

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PERQ Announces New Online Guided Shopping Solution

Published: 7/28/2018
New online tool helps consumers pinpoint the right appliance, increases showroom sales for home furnishing retailers.

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Feizy Rugs’ Hosts Award-Winning Designer Kerrie Kelly for a Cocktail Reception at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/27/2018
The reception will follow a CEU class Feizy is co-sponsoring with IMC, presented by Kerrie Kelly, entitled “Design It!

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Malouf Launching Industry Focused Campaign to Recognize the Signs of Child Sex Trafficking at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/26/2018
The event happens from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 in Suite C1212 at World Market Center.

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Therapedic to show New American Glory Collection at Las Vegas Summer Market

Published: 7/26/2018
American Glory headlines two collections being introduced in the Therapedic showroom at World Market Center, B946.

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Strong Early Buyer Registration and Growth in Cross-Category Resources Indicates Vibrant Summer Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/26/2018
Expanded furniture, home décor and gift resources attract retailers and designers.

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Brooklyn Bedding to Launch Six New Sleep Solutions at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/26/2018
Each new mattress will fill a critical customer niche in the bedding category, showcased at B1022

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Malouf to Unveil TripleLayer Down Pillow at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/26/2018
Available in Queen and King sizes, the new pillow features Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, and will be showing at the Malouf showroom, C1540.

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Top Names in Antique and Vintage Comprise DISCOVERIES at the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/26/2018
500+ resources expected at the Pavilions for Summer Market.

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Oliver Gal and TŌV Furniture ​​Collaborat​e ​at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/26/2018
The brand new Oliver Gal collection will be shown and available ​at the TŌV Showroom in building B at suite B658.

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Magniflex to Introduce New Aquabreeze Foam at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/26/2018
The Aquabreeze elastic foam is particularly suitable for the bedding industry, as it is a plush, yet resilient foam, that offers a high elastic recovery and increased flexibility.

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Norse Interiors Offers Upcycling for IKEA Furniture with Scandinavian-Designed Components

Published: 7/25/2018
New line lets customers paint the furniture components, used to upgrade IKEA cabinets, in any color they like.

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King Koil Expands World Luxury Intimate Collection

Published: 7/25/2018
The five new models will be showcased in King Koil’s Las Vegas Market showroom, space A-538.

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King Koil Introduces 3-Model Adjustable Bed Base Program at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/25/2018
The new adjustable bases will be showcased in King Koil’s Las Vegas Market showroom A-538.

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E.S. Kluft & Company to Unveil ‘Aireloom Platinum Preferred’ Collection at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/25/2018
Eight-bed collection that features the company’s signature Pacific Plaid cotton border will be featured during the upcoming Market.

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Southerland Unveils Its First Boxed Bed Program at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/25/2018
‘iBnB Program’ features six foam and hybrid mattress designs.

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Spring Air Unveils Upscale Mattress Line with Velvet Cover

Published: 7/25/2018
The company’s eight-model Spring Air Special Edition line will be unveiled at the Summer Las Vegas Market

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Classic Brands to Unveil ‘savile Row’ Collection at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/25/2018
New hybrid lineup with a touch of London features advanced foam, coil technologies.

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Customatic Technologies to Unveil ‘featherlite’ Update at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/25/2018
Update includes variety of custom options to accommodate all design tastes.

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Ergomotion to Launch “Extension Deck Technology” at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/25/2018
Called Contour Pure Slim, the new base will be unveiled at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, July 29-Aug. 2.

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New Motion Bedroom Furniture from Ergomotion Makes Any Bed an Adjustable Bed

Published: 7/25/2018
Motion Pure, featuring head and foot adjustability, is showcased at B-962 during Las Vegas Market.

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Eclipse International’s New ‘Hospitality Collection’ Designed to Bring Hotel Luxury Into the Home

Published: 7/25/2018
The three-model lineup of hybrid mattresses will be introduced at the upcoming Las Vegas Market.

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Eclipse International Adding $2,999 Luxury ‘Velika’ Package to Bed-In-A-Box Category

Published: 7/25/2018
Laska by Velika will give retailers a competitive, luxury-boxed-bed design.

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Interior Designers Fail in Social Media

Published: 7/24/2018
Report by Unity Marketing highlights more effective marketing tips for interior designers.

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Art Van Furniture Adds Seventh Indiana Store

Published: 7/24/2018
Grand opening festivities planned at new Evansville showroom on July 26 and 28.

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International Market Centers and AmericasMart Transaction Finalized

Published: 7/24/2018
The merger of the two creates the world’s largest permanent mart for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries.

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Skram Debuts New Products and Showroom Design

Published: 7/23/2018
North Carolina-Based heirloom furniture manufacturer premieres new products and an updated showroom at the New York Design Center.

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ManWah Holdings Acquires Vietnam Upholstery Factory

Published: 7/23/2018
Acquisition of Timberland expands the capacity of ManWah to over 18 million square feet of upholstery manufacturing

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Las Vegas Market Unveils Digital Preview of FIRST LOOK Trends

Published: 7/23/2018
Digital guide provides sneak peek of four key trends.

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Aireloom Redesigns Website

Published: 7/20/2018
Last overhauled in January 2015, the site also includes detailed descriptions of six collections, a page for the Aireloom Lift, and a dealer locator.

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Southerland Names Southern Regional Sales Leader

Published: 7/20/2018
Greg Wanninger rejoins Southerland

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Vanguard Furniture Announces New Las Vegas Showroom

Published: 7/20/2018
3,250-square-foot showroom, is located on the first floor of Building A in the Las Vegas Design Center is open year-round.

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A.R.T. Furniture Launches New Website

Published: 7/20/2018
The new look was implemented to provide richer content, improved visuals, easy navigation and better functionality.

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City Furniture a National Top Scorer On New Wood Furniture Scorecard

Published: 7/20/2018
Sustainable Furniture Council’s new scorecard empowers consumers’ eco-friendly choices.

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Bestsign International is Now BSI Nova

Published: 7/20/2018
Company to reveal new toolless outdoor products at the 2018 Summer Market in Las Vegas.

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STORIS’ Next Generation Leader Named to HFB’s 40 Under Forty

Published: 7/20/2018
Shawn McKnight has been named to the 2018 Home Furnishings Business “Forty Under 40.” list.

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Hamilton Wrenn Design District Appoints Board of Directors

Published: 7/20/2018
The new Board of Directors of the high-end district of the High Point Market will guide the Association in its promotional activities and facilitating communication with the High Point Market Authority.

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Crosley Brands Welcomes Andrea Wellkamp to Marketing Team

Published: 7/20/2018
After several years working in Boston and Dallas, Wellkamp finds her way back home to Louisville.

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Jerome’s Furniture Opens First Orange County Dream Shop

Published: 7/20/2018
Location marks sixth stand-alone mattress store; locations exceeding expectations.

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Crosley Brands acquires Rainmaker Imports

Published: 7/20/2018
Rainmaker Imports brings a full line of patented, foldable furniture and outdoor lifestyle products to the Crosley product assortment.

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Classic Brands: Consumers Will Be the Biggest Losers if Chinese Tariffs Hit Mattresses, Home Furnishings

Published: 7/20/2018
Consumers, most of whom already operate on tight household budgets, could be pushed out of the market due to increases that are certain to be passed on to them for mattresses and other home furnishings.

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ManWah Holdings Acquires Vietnam Upholstery Factory, Timberland

Published: 7/20/2018
The acquisition expands the capacity of ManWah to over 18 million square feet of upholstery manufacturing.

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Company C Debuts New Construction and Designs in Colorfields Line

Published: 7/17/2018
The new products will be displayed in vignettes at Las Vegas Market.

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IFDA to Hold First-Ever Summer Summit at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/17/2018
Conference Aims to Educate, Connect Industry Professionals

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Treasure Garden Announces 2019 Introductions

Published: 7/17/2018
2019 introductions along with their advanced multi function 13’ Starlux AKZ Plus Cantilever to be on display at Summer markets.

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Icon Honors 2018 Celebrates Global Innovation in the Home and Gift Industry

Published: 7/17/2018
Retailers, manufacturers, sales agencies and service providers all were eligible to pursue Icon Honors recognition in a broad field of 16 distinct categories of competition.

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Cribbs to Lead Spectra Home

Published: 7/17/2018
Former president John Hoff retired earlier this summer following the successful merger with leather maker Palatial Home.

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Spring Air Expands Customer Service Team

Published: 7/17/2018
Appoints Taylor Lahiff as customer service coordinator, overseeing order entry and fulfillment for national accounts, customer service and work with Spring Air factories on product returns.

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SSA Announces 30 different brands and Manufacturers at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/16/2018
Specialty Sleep Association has once again sold-out all its exhibit space with 25 returning exhibitors and 5 brand new exhibitors.

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Sleep & Beyond To Showcase Three New Products at Summer Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/16/2018
New mattress protector, comforter, and pillow to be showcased in SSA Showroom C-1565.

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PureCare and Manwah Holdings Launch Top-of-Bed Program

Published: 7/16/2018
Program featured in 520 Mattress and Bedding Retailers in China.

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Danican Introduces TrueStuff Certified Organic Linens at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/16/2018
Also unveils new, flexible, “less than container load” private label container program.

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Protect-A-Bed Adds New Roles and Refreshes

Published: 7/16/2018
Adds new positions and promotes expanding team.

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Art Van Furniture to Host Grand Opening Festivities at New East Peoria Showroom July 12 and 14

Published: 7/16/2018
Ribbon-cutting ceremony, music, refreshments, giveaways and fun in store for the community.

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Symphony RetailAI Names Todd P. Michaud as President & Chief Customer Officer of the Americas for its Retail Solutions Division

Published: 7/16/2018
Michaud joins to manage and accelerate impressive customer growth driven by innovative AI-enabled software suite.

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Brooklyn Bedding Launches Best-Selling Mattress Encasement Online

Published: 7/16/2018
Marks continued expansion of sleep accessories on BrooklynBedding.com.

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Four Hands Reveals Growth Growth Through Strategic Acquisitions, Services, and Technology

Published: 7/16/2018
Within a five year period, the company has nearly doubled their revenue, projecting $160 million in sales this year.

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All American Furniture Expo Offering Giveaways, New Exhibitors

Published: 7/16/2018
The 2018 All American Furniture Expo takes place August 15th and 16th.

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Castelle to Introducte Multiple Collections During the Casual Furniture Preview Market

Published: 7/16/2018
Company plans to unveil multiple new luxury aluminum outdoor furnishing collections encompassing hundreds of new product designs.

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Twin Star Home Reveals the Trompe L’oeil Collection

Published: 7/16/2018
Packed with function, the broad Trompe L’oeil collection gives consumers plenty of options.

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High Point Market Opens Registration for Fall Market 2018

Published: 7/16/2018
The Fall High Point Market will be held on Saturday, October 13, through Wednesday, October 17.

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Blu Sleep Develops Five Pillow Collection Using Essential Oils

Published: 7/16/2018
Collection uses essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, chamomile, green tea and citrus.

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Blu Sleep Develops Roll Packed Mattresses

Published: 7/16/2018
New roll-packed mattresses defy common industry “expiration dates” on compression of mattresses.

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Blu Sleep Develops New Protective Bags to Pack and Ship All Pillow Collections

Published: 7/16/2018
New aluminum foil packaging will be shown at the company’s showroom at Las Vegas Market

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Recap: June Total Home & Gift Market

Published: 7/16/2018
June Total Home & Gift Market sees increase in attendance from key states, more new buyers, and strong orders.

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Soft-Tex Unveils New Lines of Adjustable Bases, RTA Furniture

Published: 7/16/2018
Also unveils a new sourcing-as-a-service solution for compressed and roll-packed mattresses.

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Theodore Alexander Partners With Designer Alexa Hampton

Published: 7/16/2018
Partnership to launch a comprehensive furniture collection at April 2019 High Point Market.

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TEMPOE Adds Quincy Sterling to Executive Leadership Team as VP of Operations

Published: 7/16/2018
Sterling brings more than 20 years of executive management and operational experience for large, publicly traded Business Process Outsourcing organizations.

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Seven Furniture Companies Win High Scores on Sustainable Wood Sourcing

Published: 7/16/2018
SFC and NWF launch Wood Furniture Scorecard.

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Merchandise Mart Celebrates Showroom Growth

Published: 7/16/2018
ICFA Preview Show to kick off with several showroom ribbon-cutting events.

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Jardinico Debuts Designer Outdoor Accessories During Upcoming Markets

Published: 7/16/2018
New Jardinico accessories collection includes outdoor lanterns, wine cooler & tub and multi-purpose occasional tables.

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Las Vegas Market Expands Industry Partnerships to Add Education and Networking Opportunities

Published: 7/16/2018
Partnerships add to the available education and networking events at the Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market, running from July 29 to Aug. 2.

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Furniture Liquidators Brand Retiring

Published: 7/10/2018
The company, along with Mattress and More, was acquired by FFO Home in February of 2018, with plans to rebrand all 13 Furniture Liquidator stores to FFO Homes by November.

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Las Vegas Market & ASD Market Week Continue Cooperation With Summer 2018 “Two for Tuesday” Program

Published: 7/10/2018
Easy transportation & access to both shows on Tuesday, July 31.

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MacKenzie-Childs Introduces Its Spring 2019 Collection at Atlanta Gift Market

Published: 7/10/2018
The home décor brand is introducing a spring collection that features a new candle collection called Glow, rich and colorful furniture pieces, a new dinnerware collection, seasonal offerings, and a partnership with SCOUT Bags.

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Tōv Furniture to Bring Sensory Experience to Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/10/2018
Opening July 29th in the Las Vegas Market, the On Fleek showroom will offer an Instagram-friendly, immersive sensory experience for attendees.

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New Pacific Direct Unveils 2018 Summer Collections at Las Vegas Market

Published: 7/10/2018
The firm introduces 160+ new items at the Las Vegas Market in Building A #654.

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Winning Website Tip #3 From PERQ

Published: 7/9/2018
How to Increase Store Traffic During Slow Times

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Malouf and Supima Partner for Runway Getaway Contest

Published: 7/9/2018
Sales contest that will send one lucky winner on a New York getaway with two tickets to attend the Supima Fashion Show.

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Nourison Introduces Watercolor Designs and Abstract Shags at Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets

Published: 7/9/2018
New introductions include new styles from the Prismatic Collection and the Corsica Shag Collection.

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Recap: Renegade Furniture Group's Fourth Annual Furniture Industry Networking Event

Published: 7/9/2018
Educational and networking event drew more than 400 executives from over 150 companies covering all sectors of the industry.

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2018 Apollo Award Finalists Named

Published: 7/9/2018
The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.

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AHFA Solution Partners Division Awards Eight Scholarships

Published: 7/9/2018
Last month eight $2,500 scholarships were awarded to the children of industry workers; previously, six $2,000 scholarships were presented annually.

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Sleep Geek to Launch Campaign for 1,000th Geek University Graduate

Published: 7/9/2018
As the site approaches a milestone amount of Geek U graduates, a full campaign will launch to encourage retail managers and sales associates to also become graduates.

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Blue Bell Mattress Adds Two to Growing Sales Team

Published: 7/9/2018
Adds Paul Jagielski and Christine Beach as account managers.

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KAS Rugs Unveils 4th Annual Look Book at Summer Markets

Published: 7/9/2018
The new book includes 280 pages full of product photography, descriptive rug copy, textile trends, care information and more.

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IMAX Worldwide Home Unveils Newly Remodeled Showroom in Atlanta

Published: 7/9/2018
Open for AmericasMart Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, July 10 - 16, 2018

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Castelle’s 2019 Introductions to Include Traditional Design, Madeleine Collection

Published: 7/9/2018
Inspired by the appeal of a French country terrace, pieces within the Madeleine collection feature interconnected lines and curves across the chair back in addition to decorative turned-like cast aluminum legs.

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Surya to Launch 500+ New Accessories and Instagram Giveaway at Atlanta Market

Published: 7/9/2018
The company to launch accessories across every category, price point, and lifestyle.

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Easy Furniture Web Tip #266: Not on Google? Not!

Published: 7/9/2018
National Internet marketing strategies are overkill for the local business.

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Theme for CIFF Shanghai to be "An Example of Global Lifestyle"

Published: 7/9/2018
The 42nd Edition of the China International Furniture Fair to be held at the National Exhibition & Convention Center September 10-13th.

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Gold Bond Uses Cotton in New ‘Cambridge’ Mattress to Mimic a Hybrid Feel

Published: 7/3/2018
New Cambridge mattress developed to combat rising foam costs and give retailers a quality mattress.

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Barney’s of Springfield, IL Launches REM-Fit Brand Store

Published: 7/3/2018
FMG Member store focuses on improving sleep through innovative offerings.

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Monthly Furniture Insights From Smith and Leonard

Published: 7/3/2018
For the furniture industry, we have to remember it is summertime ‒ we do need to keep in mind that this is generally just a slower time for the furniture business.

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KAS Rugs Partners with Hang Ten

Published: 7/3/2018
Hang Ten and its signature footprint logo is currently licensed in apparel, swimwear, sunglasses, footwear, outdoor recreational products and most recently fashion bedding.

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IMAX Worldwide Home and Trisha Yearwood Introduce Two New Home Accessory Collections

Published: 7/3/2018
Canyon and Nightingale Collections to debut at Summer Markets.

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IFDA's Educational Foundation Assembles a Panel of Pros for DesignEDGE

Published: 6/29/2018
DesignEDGE will be held on opening day of Las Vegas Market, July 29.

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Bush Furniture to Introduce New Products, Finishes and Collections in Vegas

Published: 6/29/2018
Bjorn represent Bush Furniture’s first venture into Scandinavian modern styling, and the Float Collection features desks and storage with metal legs and a rustic finish.

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Southern Furniture Announces Promotion and New Hire for Key Roles

Published: 6/29/2018
Upholstery manufacturer promotes Michelle Doherr to Creative Director and adds industry veteran Susan Lenhart as Director of Marketing.

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InfoGraphic: Social Media and Customer Service

Published: 6/29/2018
Social media provides businesses the opportunities to offer instant customer service and can also help build brand validity, awareness, and exposure to core, niche or mass audiences.

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PERQ Wins Top Honors in 16th Annual American Business Awards

Published: 6/29/2018
Indianapolis-based PERQ takes home the 2018 Gold Stevie Award for “Founding Team of the Year”.

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Spring Air Signs Continental Silverline Products as Newest Domestic Licensee

Published: 6/29/2018
Continental Silverline will begin producing the signature Back Supporter and high-end Chattam & Wells lines on Sept. 1 for distribution in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana.

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Malouf Named 2018 Best of State Winner in Utah

Published: 6/29/2018
Malouf received a medal of excellence in the Wholesale Goods category at the annual Utah Best of State Gala in Salt Lake City.

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Las Vegas Market Continues Partnership with Aid to Artisans

Published: 6/29/2018
Innovative showcase of global artisan exhibitors returning for Summer Market.

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OW Lee Expands Presence in Design Center at the Merchandise Mart

Published: 6/29/2018
OW Lee’s official grand opening will be held during the ICFA Preview Show next month.

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Fine Furniture Design’s Veranda Collection Makes Successful Retail Debut

Published: 6/29/2018
53-piece Veranda Collection has been on retail floors for about a month and is receiving a strong response from consumers based on feedback.

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3D Room Planner by MicroD Launches at Art Van Franchising

Published: 6/29/2018
Art Van Franchising taps MicroD’s 3D Room Planning and augmented reality technology to increase sales.

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Former Serta Simmons CFO Joins Classic Brands

Published: 6/29/2018
Industry veteran Brian Callahan will serve as classic’s first chief financial officer.

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STORIS 9.10 Release Delivers Continuity of the Connected Customer

Published: 6/29/2018
In 9.10, STORIS processes have been enhanced to manage Open Orders on a customer account and streamline delivery fulfillment.

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Porch and Overstock.com Partnership Offers Shoppers an Expanded and Personalized Customer Experience

Published: 6/25/2018
Through the partnership, Porch gives Overstock shoppers access to their nationwide network of over 300,000 high quality, vetted home service professionals for a fixed, upfront price.

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Jordan's Furniture Partners with Cradles to Crayons for "Ready For School" Program

Published: 6/25/2018
This marks the 12th year of Cradles to Crayons’ school preparedness program, which provides local Massachusetts children-in-need with the essential back-to-school supplies and clothing.

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Las Vegas Design Center & ASID Announce 4th Annual Andyz Award Winners

Published: 6/25/2018
Summer Market celebration will recognize 10 interior design project winners.

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CPSC Ends Third-Party Testing for Engineered Wood Products Under CPSIA

Published: 6/25/2018
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission rules that untreated and unfinished engineered wood products do not contain lead and, therefore, are not required to have third-party testing for compliance with the lead content requirements.

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Ray Allegrezza Named IHFRA's New Executive Director

Published: 6/25/2018
He replaces Kathy Parks, who held that title since 2005 and recently retired.

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Levin Furniture to Debut Free Flag Exchange Program

Published: 6/25/2018
Ohio/Pennsylvania furniture retailer invites families to trade in their worn Old Glories for new flags during Fourth of July Holiday.

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Retailers Call Supreme Court Ruling ‘Missed Opportunity’ to Rein in Billions of Dollars in Credit Card Fees

Published: 6/25/2018
Supreme Court rules in favor of American Express rules that prevent retailers from encouraging the use of other credit cards with lower processing fees.

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BIFMA Appoints Don Van Winkle to the Role of Board President

Published: 6/22/2018
Don previously served as Board Vice President/President Elect.

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High Point Market Authority Accepting Submissions for the 2019 Style Spotters Team

Published: 6/22/2018
The 2019 Style Spotters team will be selected in August and then announced live at the Style Spotters LIVE! breakfast at Fall Market on Tuesday, October 16.

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Malouf Names Aaron Womack Sales Director of Latin America

Published: 6/22/2018
Womack will be responsible for developing and implementing international sales initiatives, with specific focus on Latin American countries.

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King Koil Enters Vietnam Market With New License

Published: 6/22/2018
New Arizona plant will manufacture export product to this growing market.

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Capel Rugs Announces Summer Market Introductions

Published: 6/22/2018
To introduce three new creative collections with a plush hi-lo feel at Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets.

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PureCare Partners with Index Living Mall

Published: 6/22/2018
Continues global expansion into Southeast Asia through partnership.

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ELFA International Opens New Warehouse in Western North Carolina

Published: 6/22/2018
New warehouse to service growing Southeastern business.

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Malouf CEO Sam Malouf Named a Glassdoor Top CEO in 2018

Published: 6/22/2018
Glassdoor released its annual report recognizing Top CEOs.

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Ergomotion Names First Sales Manager for Europe & Middle East

Published: 6/22/2018
Nuno Corte Real Figueiredo is a 20 plus year experienced international sales executive.

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The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Names Four New Members

Published: 6/22/2018
Honorees to be inducted at October 14 celebration.

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Nadeau Opens 40th Brick-and-Mortar Retail Store in the U.S.

Published: 6/22/2018
The more than 7,000-square-foot space in Overland Park, Kan. is the latest to open in the company’s multi-year national expansion.

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Twin Star Home Supports City of Hope at Annual West Coast Fundraiser

Published: 6/22/2018
Florida based home furnishings manufacturer helps raise $4,500 toward cancer curing research during the event’s live auction.

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Abbyson Expands AbbySky Factory

Published: 6/22/2018
Expansion gives Abbyson the space necessary for growing the company’s Motion upholstery category.

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Diamond Mattress Announces New Products for Las Vegas Market

Published: 6/22/2018
New products and customer-centric programs propel fourth-generation manufacturer to record-breaking sales.

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Home Renovation Boom Continues, Houzz Survey Finds

Published: 6/22/2018
Kitchens and bathrooms top remodel activity and spend; Houston and Los Angeles metros see largest YoY spending gains.

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Englander E-Gel Hybrid Combines Latest in Cooling, Support Technology

Published: 6/22/2018
New E-Gel Hybrid, debuting at the Las Vegas Market, will offer applications of the latest technologies for cool and supportive sleep.

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DECASO Introduces New Authenticity Policy

Published: 6/22/2018
The online destination becomes the industry’s first luxury marketplace to ban reproductions.

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HFA Leadership Institute Held at LSU

Published: 6/22/2018
The four-day program is designed to prepare the most promising leaders to help them take on key positions and move them into a leadership mindset.

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Durham Furniture Rebrands 'Solid Choices' to ‘Solid Accents’

Published: 6/18/2018
New enhancements to catalog & website better highlight extensive accent & occasional options.

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Milliken Specialty Interiors Celebrates Opening of Permanent High Point Showroom

Published: 6/18/2018
Showroom opened with Showtime industry party and wins Best Showroom Award.

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Rent-A-Center to be Acquired by Vintage Capital

Published: 6/18/2018
Vintage will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rent-A-Center common stock for $15.00 per share in cash.

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Anne Jacobsen Promoted to Chief Administration Officer at Hooker

Published: 6/16/2018
Will be overseeing administrative functions across the 10 operating units of the corporation.

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ManWah Holdings Acquires Delancey Manufacturing

Published: 6/16/2018
Grey Hunsucker has been named President of this new division.

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Schumacher and Williams Join HFA Staff

Published: 6/16/2018
Schumacher has been hired as the vice president of membership development and marketing; Williams has been hired as the membership director.

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Las Vegas Market Continues Home Décor Surge

Published: 6/16/2018
New resources & trend presentations highlight Summer Market.

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Manna Freight Systems Expands Regional Distribution Center Capability

Published: 6/15/2018
Atlanta Center is seventh in growing national logistics operation.

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Ashley Furniture Industries Partners with Ashley’s Angels to Donate Bicycles to Area Children

Published: 6/15/2018
Donates 42 bicycles, helmets and bike locks to area students in Whitehall, Arcadia, Independence.

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Marves Industries Obtains Minority Business Enterprise Certification

Published: 6/15/2018
The Company began manufacturing non-woven textiles in 2009 and now employs close to 100 people in their 82,000 sq. ft. facility.

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American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) Issues Call For Competition Entry

Published: 6/15/2018
23rd Annual Pinnacle Awards feature expanded categories and new venue.

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Lorraine Capital Makes Investment in Bush Industries

Published: 6/15/2018
Move will bolster the company’s ability to serve commercial office and residential customers with quality products.

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Company C Welcomes New Vice President of Global Sales

Published: 6/15/2018
Michael Ackelbein has been appointed the company’s Vice President of Global Sales and Distribution.

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Las Vegas Market Enhances Furniture Depth & Diversity

Published: 6/15/2018
New, expanding, renewing showrooms broaden assortment for Summer Market.

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FFO Home to Open 51st Store in Cleburne, TX

Published: 6/15/2018
The 32,278 square foot store will be FFO Home’s 51st company wide and 3rd store in Texas along with the locations in Wichita Falls and Longview.

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Gabby Names Rachel Blindauer as Assistant Vice President of Design for Gabby

Published: 6/15/2018
With over twelve years of professional experience in design, Blindauer will lead the Gabby design team and direct the creation of design concepts and products.

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Surya’s Inaugural Designer Showroom to Open at theMART In Chicago

Published: 6/15/2018
The showroom made its debut at NeoCon and will serve as a year-round resource for designers and their clients.

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High Point Market Authority Accepting Submissions/Sponsorships for Design Bloggers Tour

Published: 6/15/2018
Once again partners with Esteem Media to develop a Design Bloggers Tour for the 2018 Fall Market in October.

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Las Vegas Market Adds Value for Non-Profit Groups

Published: 6/15/2018
Fourth non-profit retail symposium features “Museum Store” Monday track.

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Spring Air Signs Johnson City Bedding Company as Newest U.S. Licensee

Published: 6/15/2018
Johnson City Bedding will begin producing the signature Back Supporter and Chattam & Wells lines Sept. 1 for distribution in Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Alabama.

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Darvin Furniture and Mattress Selects TD Bank as New Financing Partner

Published: 6/11/2018
TD Partnerships to provide private label financing for the long-standing Chicago retailer.

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Comfort Research Recognized by Forbes as One of America's Best Small Companies

Published: 6/11/2018
In the past year, Comfort Research has been named "Outstanding Growth Award" winner by Grand Rapids' Association for Corporate Growth as well as a "Best and Brightest" place to work for in Michigan.

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PERQ Teams Up with Who’s Up CRM to Improve Lead Management for Furnishing Retailers

Published: 6/9/2018
Who’s Up is a mobile and web-based up-system and contact relationship manager (CRM) designed for home furnishing retailers to manage their in-store sales flow.

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Standard Furniture Acquires Albany Industries

Published: 6/9/2018
Acquisition expands Standard Furniture into the stationary upholstery market, creating a top 10 industry resource with a full range of home furnishing products and services.

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Cylindo Introduces StyleShots - Interactive Room Scenes for Empowered Digital Storytelling

Published: 6/9/2018
Cylindo Styleshots will augment the value of the 360 HD Viewer, adding interactive room scenes to enhance the overall shopping experience.

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Steve Elton and Larry Smith Receive ICFA Lifetime Achievement Awards

Published: 6/9/2018
Elton and Smith will be honored during the ICFA Awards Gala at Swissotel Chicago on Thursday, September 27, during Casual Market Chicago.

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Four Hands Adds Vice President of Business Innovations Position

Published: 6/9/2018
Taps Douglas Estremadoyro for the role, serving as a key cross-functional business lead and project manager.

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Four Hands Adds Upholstery Specialist Jessica Green to Management Team

Published: 6/8/2018
Jessica joins as the new Director of Upholstery, having previously served as Merchandising Manager at American Leather.

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Ashley HomeStore of Metro New York/New Jersey Partners with Habitat For Humanity

Published: 6/8/2018
Lends helping hands to build seven new homes for families in need.

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TRIO Environments and Phillips Collection To Launch Modern, Artisan-Made Product Line

Published: 6/8/2018
Angela Harris for Phillips Collection offers custom look for builders, developers, designers, and consumers.

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CORT Announces Partnership With Move For Hunger

Published: 6/8/2018
CORT pledges to support the non-profit’s mission to reduce food waste and fight hunger nationwide.

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All American Furniture Expo Holding Milestone Show

Published: 6/8/2018
All American Furniture Expo is hosting their 8th annual furniture show on August 15th and 16th.

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Las Vegas Market Hosts 8th Gift For Life Fundraiser

Published: 6/8/2018
“Up On The Roof” memorializes murder victim Matthew Shepard with ‘ERASE HATE: A Celebration of Love’ Theme.

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King Koil Expands Sales Team in Pacific Northwest

Published: 6/8/2018
A 14-year bedding industry veteran, Zachariasen was most recently a senior territory manager at Serta Simmons Bedding.

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High Point Market Authority Releases the High Point Market Style Report for Summer/Fall 2018

Published: 6/8/2018
17-page report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, all part of the HPMA’s 2018 Style Spotters team.

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Malouf Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2018

Published: 6/8/2018
Inc.’s Best Workplaces list is a magnifying glass on how innovative companies can raise the bar in hiring and retaining the best talent.

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Fine Furniture Design Adds Performance Fabrics to ‘FFD Armour’

Published: 6/8/2018
Company recently doubled its performance fabric offering to a total of 14.

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A.R.T. Furniture Announces Jon Witteveen as Senior Director, Design & Product Development

Published: 6/8/2018
Witteveen’s responsibilities include leading product development from creative and design, up through production.

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Design Center at the Merchandise Mart Celebrates NeoCon 50

Published: 6/8/2018
Highlighted participation reflects convergence of commercial and residential design.

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2018 Scott Morgan Design Scholarship Recipients Named

Published: 6/8/2018
Fourth annual award supports career development in art, design and architecture.

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Fairfield Presents Several Collections at EFA Expo

Published: 6/8/2018
The company specifically highlighted the Live Edge collection, Conneaut Crypton Leather, a new laminate series and the launch of the Accention Dining Chair Collection.

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DreamCloud Sleep Launches First-Ever Luxury Bed-in-a-Box

Published: 6/8/2018
The mattress features an eight-layer hybrid construction ​with a mixture of cooling gel-infused memory foam, natural latex and patent-pending coil technology​. ​

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PROFITsystems Unveils New RETAILvantage Capabilities for Consumer of Tomorrow

Published: 6/8/2018
Additions to home furnishings retail management system simplify omnichannel workflow and expand showroom to the Internet.

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Caracole Names Paul Seston President

Published: 6/8/2018
In his new role, Seston will oversee everyday operations while providing leadership and direction for the continued growth of the brand.

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CASTELLE’s 2019 Introduction Rollout Continues with the Avenue Collection

Published: 6/8/2018
The Avenue Collection will be exhibited in the Castelle Chicago showroom at the Merchandise Mart, during the upcoming Preview Casual Market in July, and the Casual Market Chicago in September.

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BDI Names Matthew Weatherly Associate Design Director

Published: 6/8/2018
Matthew Weatherly was formerly the company’s senior designer and has been with the company for 14 years.

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“Furnishing the Future”: Finalized Presenter List

Published: 6/4/2018
Renegade Furniture Group’s 4th annual furniture industry networking event.

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Century Furniture Honors Employees' Years of Service

Published: 6/4/2018
Honors 86 employees who represent over 1,400 total years of service to the company

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SOFA Rebrands as Toronto International Design Centre

Published: 6/4/2018
New brand for Canada’s premier design centre will enhance services for industry professionals.

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BDM+ Furniture Announces Departure of Denis Darveau

Published: 6/4/2018
Vice-president of sales passed the torch down to his nephew Philippe Darveau on May 25.

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Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard

Published: 6/4/2018
Overall consumer confidence remains strong which we believe is the key to good furniture business.

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King Koil Inks First Major Retailer for its New Phoenix Plant

Published: 6/4/2018
Sit ‘n Sleep will be first King Koil California retailer & floor 23 models.

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imm cologne Announces Hall 11 Transformation

Published: 6/4/2018
Hall 11 will be transformed into Pure Atmospheres as part of the conceptual development of the Pure design segment.

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spoga+gafa Adds Outdoor Kitchens to it's BBQ Grilling Segment

Published: 6/4/2018
The new format will highlight accessories and appliances for cooking in the garden.

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ELFA International Releases New Design Trends and Color Reference Catalog

Published: 6/3/2018
New first-ever trends book spotlights textile fashion, color directions for fabric buyers.

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Carla Green of CLARITY Designworks to Speak at SSA Market Seminar at Las Vegas Market

Published: 6/3/2018
The California-based graphic designer will present “Augmented Reality for the Rest of Us” for mattress and bedding retailers, manufacturers and suppliers.

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Two New Ashley HomeStores Open in Ohio

Published: 6/3/2018
The Morris Furniture Company opens new Ashley HomeStore in Columbus, The Wellsville Group opens store in Avon.

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A.R.T. Furniture Announces Roland Maddrey as Vice President Of Sales

Published: 6/3/2018
Maddrey takes the position following the recent announcement of Bryan Edwards becoming President of A.R.T. Furniture.

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First Mattresses Roll Off Line at King Koil Arizona Plant

Published: 6/3/2018
Local dignitaries & company leaders unveil new 90,000-square-foot facility.

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BDI Launches Online Product Catalog for Retailers Using the MicroD Platform

Published: 6/2/2018
On the MicroD platform, BDI will have the ability to continually update their catalog with new products, designs and offerings.

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Celia Moh Scholarship Announces 2018-2019 Winners

Published: 6/2/2018
his year’s recipients are: Ryan Decker, a senior Industrial Design major; Cole Dignard, a junior Industrial Design major ; and, Annina Fremgen, a senior Furniture Design major.

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Las Vegas Design Center Spotlights Top Kitchen & Bath Brands

Published: 6/2/2018
Leading designers creating integrated lifestyle vignettes for Summer Market.

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Protect-A-Bed Donates Mattress Protectors to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas

Published: 6/2/2018
New 15 guestroom addition to RMHC of the Carolinas in Greenville, South Carolina will benefit from shielding from bed bugs and spills.

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Ergomotion Names 20-Year Veteran to Head Supply Chain Management for Growing Global Organization

Published: 6/2/2018
Shae Gentry has more than 20 years’ experience leading supply chain, logistics and transportation management for global companies.

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Recap: 46th Canadian Furniture Show

Published: 6/2/2018
Visitors discovered the latest products and trends, did some networking and conducted business at more than 200 exhibitors.

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FFO Home Becomes Furniture Sponsor for 1st Waco St. Jude Dream Home

Published: 6/2/2018
Every year, St. Jude’s raffles away custom-built dream homes across the nation with all proceeds going directly to benefit St. Jude’s research and treatment.

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Blue Bell Mattress Appoints its First CFO

Published: 6/1/2018
David Brault, who has more than 25 years’ experience in corporate finance, will oversee budgeting, strategic forecasting and financial analysis.

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Twin Star Home Launches Redesigned ClassicFlame Website

Published: 6/1/2018
New redesign of the site brings the products to life with the 3D Flame Effect imagery.

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Modway Furniture to Debut New Outdoor Furniture Line at Las Vegas Market

Published: 5/28/2018
Gray-on-gray synthetic rattan weave, squared corners, and clean lines bring designer style to this contemporary collection.

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Jerome’s Furniture Opens Second Riverside County Dream Shop

Published: 5/26/2018
Location marks fifth stand-alone mattress store.

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The 1st Chair Announces 3P Protected Fabrics for Nursery Chairs

Published: 5/25/2018
3P Protected Fabrics for nursery chairs equip parents for reality.

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Wayfair 3D University to Accelerate Visual Merchandising

Published: 5/25/2018
Industry’s first 3D-modeling curriculum for furniture and décor available to suppliers and manufacturers.

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imm cologne Show Expects Around 1,200 Exhibitors From 50 Countries

Published: 5/25/2018
In Cologne trend scouts can discover progressive design experiments, and retailers and wholesalers can find designs perfectly suited for their markets.

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H Contract Will Feature “Resimercial” Designs At NeoCon

Published: 5/25/2018
Product offering joins residential styling, commercial functionality.

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More Than $1.2 Million Raised in the 10th Annual Art Van Charity Challenge

Published: 5/25/2018
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana wins $100,000 grand prize.

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Nourison Donates Rugs to Support Tornado Relief Efforts in Greensboro

Published: 5/25/2018
The tornado on Sunday, April 15th affected more than 1,000 structures in the area, damaging homes, businesses and schools.

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One Kings Lane Announces New York City Flagship Store Opening

Published: 5/25/2018
The New York City flagship will be located at the landmarked 143 Spring Street in Soho.

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Furniture First Symposium Recap

Published: 5/25/2018
The three-day event included guest speakers, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions, and devoted networking time.

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Sealy Sofa Convertibles Adds to Executive Team

Published: 5/25/2018
DeShun Smith hired to manage e-Commerce.

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IHGF Delhi Fair-Autumn 2018: 5 Days, 2000+ Products, 3000+ Exhibitors

Published: 5/25/2018
Biannual show that connects India’s leading manufacturers for home, lifestyle, fashion & textiles segments runs from October 14-18.

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New products are in the Spotlight of the 2018 Canadian Furniture Show

Published: 5/24/2018
The 46th edition of the event has more than 200 exhibitors - including over 50 new ones - who will unveil their new products to thousands of participants.

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Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design Selects TD Bank as New Financing Partner

Published: 5/24/2018
TD Partnerships to provide private label financing to Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design clients through the store's SmitheCard.

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Wayfair and HGTV’s “Brother Vs. Brother” Celebrate Fifth Year of Partnership

Published: 5/24/2018
Online retailer makes it easier for viewers in U.S. and Canada to shop the looks featured in home renovation series.

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Over Eight-Hundred Enter Hooker Furniture High Point Market Social Media Contest

Published: 5/24/2018
During Market week, retailers, interior designers and consumers were invited to vote via Facebook for their favorite Hooker Furniture, Sam Moore or Bradington-Young upholstered chair.

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Wooda Introduces New Designs to its Luxury Furniture Collection

Published: 5/24/2018
Unveils new products including the Cairn Collection, Drape, Facet and Elemental Tops.

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Domus Vita Hires Andrea Arvanitakis as Director of Special Accounts

Published: 5/24/2018
In her new role, Arvanitakis will be servicing Domus Vita’s major national and international retailers with both their in-store and online accounts.

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Decorating Den Interiors announces Franchise Owner of the Year and Other Top Business Awards.

Published: 5/24/2018
Bohnne Jones, of Nashville, Tenn., was named Franchise Owner of the Year, their highest franchisee business award.

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Annual WalkRun for Adoption Helps Local Children Find Adoptive Homes

Published: 5/21/2018
Jordan’s Furniture hosted a 5K race on Sunday May 20, and raised Over $90,000.

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The Power of Influencers in Social Media Networks

Published: 5/21/2018
New study published in Nature Human Behavior touches on the topic of microtargeting campaigns designed to change behavior.

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HFA Announces 2018 Retailer of the Year Nominees

Published: 5/21/2018
Winners will be announced during a press conference on Sunday, July 29, 11:00am in the HFA Retailer Resource Center.

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Las Vegas Market Expands Seasonal & Gift Presentations

Published: 5/21/2018
C7 Remerchandised to showcase the category exclusively.

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Mattress Firm Names Lorie Silva Chief Merchandising Officer

Published: 5/21/2018
In her new role, Silva will be responsible for the merchandising strategy and ecosystem driving sales to ensure Mattress Firm has a curated selection of leading brands.

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kathy ireland Worldwide Names Bialik Benjamin Vice President of Business Development

Published: 5/21/2018
Benjamin will also be Kathy ireland Worldwide's Ambassador for Israeli Affairs.

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Farooq Kathwari Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Published: 5/20/2018
The award, presented by the Ellis Island Foundation, recognizes “a select group of individuals whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are cause for celebration.

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Protect-A-Bed Sees Growth with RSA Education

Published: 5/20/2018
Protect-A-Bed University sees record high engagement and partner success.

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Las Vegas Market Extends Home Décor Growth Streak

Published: 5/20/2018
New & expanding firms bolster better goods assortment at Summer Market.

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Wayfair Names Andrea Jung to its Board of Directors

Published: 5/20/2018
Former fortune 500 CEO and women’s empowerment visionary joins online home furnishings retailer.

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Jordan’s “Double Play Youth Donation Program” Delivers Donated Equipment to The Red Sox Foundation

Published: 5/20/2018
The delivery to Fenway Park includes over 32 boxes (the size of living room recliners) of donated equipment.

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DirectBuy Brings In Director of Merchandising, Continues Expansion Drive

Published: 5/20/2018
Nick Lemieux will be managing Accessories, Electronics, Flooring, Kitchen & Bath and Sports & Leisure at DirectBuy.

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Malouf Celebrates Zero Score with Completion of Solar Array Expansion

Published: 5/20/2018
The company has completed an expansion of its rooftop solar array giving its headquarters a score of zero on the Zero Energy Performance Index (zEPI), averaging zero net energy use.

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Ashley HomeStore Opens New Store in Staten Island

Published: 5/20/2018
New 35,000 sq. ft. showroom is located on 2845 Richmond Avenue in the Richmond Shopping Center.

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Bedgear Officially Launches In Thailand

Published: 5/18/2018
Bedgear Performance Sleep Shops will be in stores across Thailand through their partnership with Dunlopillo, its sole local distributor.

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Walker Edison Selects enVista to Enhance Customer Service and Inventory Visibility

Published: 5/17/2018
Walker Edison will leverage enVista’s Enspire Commerce.

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Spring Air Signs New Licensee in Israel

Published: 5/17/2018
TopMarket Holdings will broaden product base by bringing Spring Air to Israel.

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Lynch Sales Company Promotes Daniel Ledo to Vice President of Marketing.

Published: 5/17/2018
Ledo has been with Lynch Sales Company for 13 years.

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Jordan’s Furniture to Host 5K this Sunday May 20, 2018

Published: 5/17/2018
Annual WalkRun for adoption helps local children find adoptive homes.

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Ashley Furniture to Debut Outdoor Furniture Line at Casual Market Chicago This Summer

Published: 5/17/2018
The company has transformed a 12,500-sq. ft. space on the seventh floor of the building to exhibit their line at both the ICFA Preview Show in July and the Casual Market Chicago in September.

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“Style Eyes” Tastemaker Trend Scouts Announced

Published: 5/17/2018
New program to share market trends and finds via social media, panel discussion with host Adam Glassman during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

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Castelle and Biltmore Partner For Giveaway Promotion

Published: 5/17/2018
The Biltmore by Castelle promotion will run from May 17th to October 7th, with a Grand Prize handcrafted garden bench from the Estate Collection.

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Serta Simmons Bedding Opens New Manufacturing Plant in Moreno Valley, Calif.

Published: 5/17/2018
Third Facility to open as part of $100 million manufacturing investment.

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[Infographic] 9 Digital Trends Shaping the Furniture Industry

Published: 5/17/2018
Emerging technologies are changing the way consumers shop for furniture and rewriting the retail playbook rapidly.

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Members of Nationwide Marketing Group Work Together to Feed Children in Need

Published: 5/15/2018
Demonstrating “The Power of One”, retailers, vendors and staff pack 125,000 meals.

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Ergomotion Develops ‘Dreamtech Radio’ to Enhance Sales Training with Audio, Video Series

Published: 5/15/2018
The series also includes YouTube videos, a dedicated Facebook group and blog posts summarizing each podcast and video.

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American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Announces Keynote Speaker for Induction Celebration

Published: 5/15/2018
Legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski will now headline the 2018 Lead with Vision Induction Celebration on Oct. 14 during the High Point Market.

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Broyhill Family Establishes Scholarship for HPU Design Students

Published: 5/15/2018
The $135,000 gift supports the Broyhill Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship, making it one of the university’s largest endowed scholarships to date.

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Monroe & Kent Relaunched With Focus on Home Furniture and Decor

Published: 5/15/2018
Formerly a women's fashion webstore, Monroe & Kent has been transformed over the past three months into a home furniture and decor destination.

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The RoomPlace Opens 26th store in Peoria, Ill.

Published: 5/15/2018
Furniture retailer creates 50 new jobs with 65,000 square foot store.

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AmericasMart To Combine With International Market Centers

Published: 5/15/2018
International Market Centers and AmericasMart to Combine to Form the World’s Largest Owner and Operator of Premier Showroom Space

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Las Vegas Market, IFDA Reveal Speakers for Educational Summit

Published: 5/13/2018
DesignEDGE brings stellar lineup of industry pros to Summer Market.

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AHFA Opposes Changes to Stability Standard Proposed by Consumer Reports

Published: 5/13/2018
The magazine proposed increasing the test weight from 50 pounds – the 95th percentile weight of a 60-month-old child – to 60 pounds – the 95th percentile weight for a 72-month-old child.

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Fine Furniture Design Announces Winners of High Point Market Social Media Contest

Published: 5/13/2018
During Market week, retailers and consumers who engaged with the contest posts on the company’s social media platforms were entered to win original artwork by Dale Henry.

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One Ten Home Furnishings Expands Footprint with Opening of New Furniture Store

Published: 5/13/2018
The Show Place Furniture Galleries opens at 1660 Broadhollow Road in Farmingdale, New York.

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Ashley, Bassett, Klaussner, Glen Raven, Among Home Furnishings Solutions Expo Excellence Awards Winners

Published: 5/13/2018
Winners in six categories announced for the Expo, being held July 18-19 in Greenville, SC.

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E.S. Kluft Boosts Production Capacity With Expansion of California Factory

Published: 5/9/2018
42,000-Square-foot expansion includes new showroom.

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Saxon-Clark Furniture in Orlando celebrates 22 Years With Addition of New Store

Published: 5/9/2018
Second store is a return to roots for local company.

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Dallas Market Center Announces Showroom Debuts and Events During the June Total Home & Gift Market

Published: 5/9/2018
Clodagh, Barclay Butera, Adam Glassman, Scott Kravet among special guests.

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Legends Promotes Shankar Rathnam to Chief Operating Officer

Published: 5/8/2018
Rathnam began his career with Legends in 2004 as a production advisor, specializing in Lean Manufacturing.

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ORGATEC 2018 Presents PLANT 10.1 Event Area

Published: 5/8/2018
International trade fair for the modern working world plans to address current issues of digitalization and globalization in the workplace.

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George Revington to Retire as COO of Hooker Furniture

Published: 5/8/2018
Revington has served as the second ranking officer at the company for over two years, and has been involved with HMI for a total of 18 years in the chief executive role.

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Kimball International CEO to Retire

Published: 5/8/2018
Bob Schneider plans to retire on October 31, after four years as CEO.

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Gloster Relocates Within Chicago’s Design Center at the Merchandise Mart

Published: 5/7/2018
Outdoor furniture manufacturer reveals future brand identity with studio move.

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Education Foundation Announces 2018 DesignEDGE Keynote Speaker

Published: 5/7/2018
Nolen Niu, CEO of his own industrial design firm, is scheduled to speak on July 29th, opening day of Las Vegas Summer Market.

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GBS Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Published: 5/7/2018
GBS’ software system allows furniture retailers to efficiently manage all warranty related registrations, claims-process and more.

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Diamond Mattress Promotes Two VPs

Published: 5/7/2018
Steve Anderson has taken the post of Vice President of Business Development and Patrick Wolf ascended to the new role of Vice President of Sales and Education.

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H Contract Announces Winners of Social Media Contest at Environments For Aging Expo

Published: 5/7/2018
New social media tactics have resulted in significant increase in engagement and followers.

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Tempur Sealy International Names Tom Murray SVP, Marketing

Published: 5/7/2018
Veteran Marketing Exec will develop and execute marketing plans in the U.S. and Canada

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Claire Steinbrück to Become Director of imm cologne

Published: 5/7/2018
Previous to this, she worked for more than two years at Koelnmesse as team leader for international trade fairs in the International business division.

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Midwest Nonprofits Launch Fundraising Efforts to Compete for $305,000 in Grants in 10th Annual Art Van Charity Challenge

Published: 5/7/2018
Charities in five states kick off three-week race to engage supporters, raise money for chance at 10 grand prizes.

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Scott Thaler Appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Mattress Firm

Published: 5/7/2018
With more than two decades of industry experience, Thaler has been leading nationally recognized retail-focused campaigns that drive results.

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Fairfield Highlights New Products at Hospitality Design Expo in Vegas

Published: 5/6/2018
Among the products showcased by Fairfield were the Urban Living, Live Edge and Conneaut Leather collections.

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Bedgear CEO Eugene Alletto Receives 2018 Retail Innovator Award

Published: 5/6/2018
Awarded for the brand’s additive value to the home Furnishings Industry.

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LVMKT's First Look Program Showcases Directional Trends

Published: 5/6/2018
Exhibitor Submissions Accepted in Four Categories through May 15

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Monthly Furniture Insights Report From Smith Leonard

Published: 5/5/2018
While not every week or month, overall the industry continues to improve.

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Todd & Karen Wanek Co-Chair 60th Anniversary Tampa Bay Heart Ball

Published: 5/5/2018
Raising more than $2,500,000 for research and education efforts.

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New Canadian Company Takes on Transformational Furniture Category

Published: 5/5/2018
Xtraroom is launched by four industry veterans with over 100-years combined furniture experience.

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Nourison Donates Product to Design on a Dime Vignettes for Francis Interiors and Saudah Saleem Interiors

Published: 5/5/2018
The 14th Annual Design on a Dime benefit presented 68 vignettes curated by over 70 top interior designers.

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Ashley Homestore and Ole Miss Athletics Host Hope to Dream Event

Published: 5/4/2018
Groups provided 50 children in the Oxford, Mississippi area with an entire bed set of their very own.

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New & Returning Exhibitors Confirm Participation in Pavilions at Las Vegas Market

Published: 5/4/2018
500+ temporary exhibitors expected at Summer Market.

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Renegade Furniture Group Announce 4th Annual Furniture Industry Networking Event.

Published: 5/4/2018
The event, titled “Furnishing the Future”: Planning for the Future of the Furniture Industry, will be held June 13th in Melville, NY

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The 1st Chair Launches Website to Support Brand Awareness to Consumers

Published: 5/4/2018
The website is a showcase of current products featured in two series-Yellow Swallowtail Series available at independent retailers and the Monarch Series available at buybuy Baby retailers.

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BrandSource Partners with STORIS

Published: 5/4/2018
The alliance grew out of the interest of some BrandSource members, who requested assistance with commerce solutions to help their businesses.

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Better Sleep Council Releases Survey Findings

Published: 5/4/2018
Although there was room for improvement for all, the study found men were more likely to get a better nights sleep due to positive sleep habits.

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Posh+Lavish Honors Retailers for Funding More Than 100 Life-Changing Medical Procedures

Published: 5/4/2018
Company Donates 25% of profits to CURE International to fund life-saving/changing medical procedures to children in need.

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American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Releases Video for Lead with Vision 2018

Published: 5/4/2018
The video offers insights from respected industry leaders on the meaning of great leadership.

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Customatic Changes Name to “Customatic Technologies”

Published: 5/4/2018
New name reflects company’s growing footprint outside of sleep products industry.

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Classic Brands to Open California Factory and Warehouse

Published: 5/4/2018
New 157,000-square-foot facility will streamline logistics for West Coast retailers.

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Classy Art Makes Mirrored Frame Prints Available on all Framed Prints

Published: 5/4/2018
This addition will give their already extensive line another 2000 plus SKU’s for their customers to choose from.

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New Hope Housing Unveils New Community with Help from CORT

Published: 5/4/2018
Nonprofit teams up with furniture rental and retail company to support Houstonians with low incomes.