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Rendy Launches 3D Omnichannel Platform

Published: 3/16/2019
The new platform aims to make high-tech like 3D web content and augmented reality applications accessible to all retailers.

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Main Street Properties Feature New Exhibitors and Collections for Spring High Point Market

Published: 3/16/2019
Six Tenants Debut in Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza and 300 S. Main St.

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Biography Published of Furniture Man and US Ambassador Dave Phillips

Published: 3/16/2019
After building the family textile business that he inherited from his father, Phillips went on to form the Market Square Partnership and influence the rise of the International Furniture Market.

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Nourison Introduces Accent Rugs at New York Home Fashions Market

Published: 3/16/2019
The floor covering and home accents manufacturer will introduce new accent rugs in stripe and diamond patterns as well as coir doormats and utility rugs in new colors.

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Palliser Launches Collaboration with Designer & Television Personality Sarah Richardson

Published: 3/16/2019
Sarah Richardson for Palliser, the company’s first-ever designer collaboration, launches at High Point Market in early April.

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Sustainable Furnishings Council To Offer Sustainability Training at High Point Market

Published: 3/16/2019
The GREENleaders certificate course provides a grounding in sustainability issues and offers practical solutions for growing an eco-friendly home furnishings business.

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BrandJump Announces Latest Additions to Team

Published: 3/16/2019
Joanna Otto, Aileen English appointed to new posts.

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Corsicana Recognizes Kathy Ranieri & Dan Thigpen With Top Sales Award

Published: 3/16/2019
Western region sales hiked 15% due to efforts of pair.

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Joe Richardson II Passes Away at 89

Published: 3/15/2019
Joe was past president of the American Furniture Manufacturers Association (AFMA), and as an industry leader, was inducted into the Furniture Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Eclipse International to Open 8,000-Square-Foot High Point Showroom

Published: 3/15/2019
The new exhibit space, occupying the entire fifth floor of the Market On Main building, will become the company’s largest showroom.

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Malouf Wins Gold at 13th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service

Published: 3/15/2019
Malouf was recognized in three categories, winning gold for the Sales Partnerships Ethics in Sales Award and the Best Customer Feedback Strategy and a silver for Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy.

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Plant Seven Announces New Exhibitions For High Point

Published: 3/15/2019
The historic textile mill is being renovated into a year-round center for innovation and culture.

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Twin Star Home Brings Successful ‘Style Takeover’ to High Point

Published: 3/15/2019
Three lifestyle bloggers, influencers and designers will each be given areas in the Twin Star Home showroom to stage and show how a consumer would use pieces in their home.

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Diamond Mattress University Opening to Retailers Nationwide

Published: 3/15/2019
DMU is an online, mobile-friendly education program that provides three levels of specialized sales training and certification.

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Bradington-Young to Launch Customizable Luxury Upholstery Program

Published: 3/15/2019
Called Luxe for Living, the program offers more than 60 stationary and motion seating silhouettes in a variety of customization options.

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Legacy Classic Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Published: 3/15/2019
Kevin O’Connor, Richard Mihalik and Jerry Sagerdahl left Master Design to launch the High Point-based wood furniture supplier Legacy Classic in 1999.

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Art Van Furniture and Detroit Pistons to Collect Prom Dresses for Sick Teens for Wish Upon A Teen Prom

Published: 3/15/2019
From Friday, March 15 through Monday, April 1, individuals are invited to drop off new or lightly used dresses at the Art Van Furniture showrooms in Canton, Warren, Novi, Taylor and Sterling Heights.

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New, Expanded and Relocated Showrooms Debut in IHFC for High Point Market

Published: 3/15/2019
Fourteen new tenants join international home furnishings center lineup for Spring Market.

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Classic Brands Showcases Curated Product Selection at Home Fashions Market

Published: 3/15/2019
Classic Brands will showcase the streamlined product mix at the New York Home Fashions Market, March 18-21.

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Greenington Wins Wins Both IDA and Global Goodness Awards

Published: 3/15/2019
The Earth-friendly bamboo furniture manufacturer was recently named recipient of the IDA, International Design Award and Las Vegas Market’s Global Goodness Award.

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Watermark Living Kicks Off High Point Events With Table Discussion at The Point

Published: 3/15/2019
“Top Tips For Selling the Outdoor Room at Retail” will be presented on Saturday, April 6, 2019 and will focus on retail tips for selling outdoor furnishings.

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High Point Market Announces Stars Under the Stars Entertainment for Spring Market 2019

Published: 3/15/2019
On Saturday, April 6, Party Of The Year will grace Center Stage, and the Gin Blossoms will perform on On Sunday, April 7.

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Ray Booth for Hickory Chair Collection to Be Unveiled This Spring

Published: 3/15/2019
The new collection of bedroom, dining room and living room furniture is a collaboration between Ray and the Hickory Chair team.

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BEDGEAR Now Available at Macy’s

Published: 3/15/2019
The sleep performance company is headlining a curated collection of Performance sleep products in 130 stores and online at macys.com.

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Hooker Furniture Develops New Upholstery Category

Published: 3/15/2019
The new upholstery category blends the most popular elements of stationary and motion furniture.

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H Contract to Unveil Expanded Senior Living Seating Line at EFA Expo

Published: 3/15/2019
Two new silhouettes along with a variety of existing case goods and upholstery products will be on display at the Environments for Aging Expo next month in Salt Lake City.

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Castelle to Launch Savannah Collection by Barclay Butera at the April High Point Market

Published: 3/15/2019
The Savannah outdoor collection will include 18 SKUs including dining, deep seating and lounging pieces.

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Independent We Stand Announces New Associate Sponsor

Published: 3/15/2019
Nationwide Marketing Group reinforces support for independent dealers.

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Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery Named Carrier of the Year By Bob’s Discount Furniture

Published: 3/15/2019
Cory is now a part of J.B. Hunt Final Mile Services, a division of the company’s Dedicated Contract Services business unit.

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City Furniture Announces $25,000 Fundraising Match In Support of Broward’s 2019 American Heart Association Heart Walk

Published: 3/15/2019
The Broward Heart Walk scheduled for March 17 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie.

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Spring Air Redesigns Labels for Back Supporter Line

Published: 3/12/2019
The mattress manufacturer collaborates with Florida-based World Emblem, whose credits include apparel and uniform patches for several professional sports teams and major corporations.

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The Largest Presentation of Polish Furniture in the World: Meble Polska 2019

Published: 3/11/2019
The largest furniture contracting event in Eastern Europe, Meble Polska attracts wholesale furniture distributors from over 60 countries.

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The Interior Design Society Announces Judges for Designer of the Year Awards

Published: 3/11/2019
The Designer of the Year Awards recognizes outstanding achievement among IDS members in 30 categories of interior design.

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Abbyson Celebrates 30th Anniversary at 2019 Spring High Point Market

Published: 3/11/2019
The home furnishings brand will kick off the 2019 Spring High Point Market with the Grand Opening of their brand-new flagship showroom location.

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Four Speakers Confirmed for CEO Summit at Summer Las Vegas Market

Published: 3/11/2019
Leading minds in global business, innovation and economics to headline Home & Gift Executive Level Conference.

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Durham Furniture Marks 120th Anniversary With Updates to Chateau Fontaine Collection

Published: 3/11/2019
Makeover to best-selling collection, debuting at the Spring High Point Market, includes several new finishes and updated functionality.

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Pamela R. Bailey Joins Currey & Company as Director of Showrooms

Published: 3/11/2019
Her duties for Currey & Company will include maximizing company sales growth and profitability through developing and supporting all showroom efforts.

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FurnitureDealer.Net Upgrades Retailers’ Websites to New Mobile-First, 2-Step Shopping Cart

Published: 3/11/2019
Two-Step checkout process designed to make online purchasing easier on mobile devices.

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43rd Edition of CIFF Guangzhou to Celebrate Home and Lifestyle Decoration

Published: 3/10/2019
700 exhibitors will present multiple products and themes to give life to the ‘interior decoration living space'.

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Bienenstock Furniture Library Announces 2019 Furniture Design Competition Winners

Published: 3/10/2019
$5,000 and $1,500 scholarships awarded to distinguished scholars to continue their studies in Interior Design and Furniture Design.

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Jaipur Living Selected as a TrendWatch Winner at Spring Hight Point Market

Published: 3/10/2019
The TrendWatch program gives market attendees “an inside look at leading trends in the home furnishings industry".

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John Thomas Furniture Launches New MicroD Website

Published: 3/10/2019
The new website brings together cohesion between the Whitewood Ready-to-Finish and John Thomas Furniture brands.

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Watermark Living's Outdoor Furniture Tapped for High Point Market Events

Published: 3/10/2019
HPMA selects Watermark Living's seating pieces for The Point and a pre-market pop up event for High Point designers Allen and James.

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OW Lee Adds New Sales Rep

Published: 3/10/2019
Outdoor furniture, fire pits, and accessories manufacturer adds Chris Hemrick as an independent sales rep for North and South Carolina.

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Pleasant Mattress Ships First Fresno-Made McRoskey Sleep Sets

Published: 3/10/2019
Six specially trained ‘master craftsmen’ building iconic line.

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Steelyard Announces Slew of Opportunities and Events for High Point Market

Published: 3/10/2019
Announces upgraded designer lounge experience, adds exclusive perks with trolley, talks, and insider opportunities.

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Organic Trade Association launches Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions Program

Published: 3/10/2019
Organic businesses may now voluntarily pre-enroll in a program to help minimize or eliminate organic fraud.

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Englander CEO Announces Retirement

Published: 3/10/2019
Toman, who has led the top 10 bedding brand since 2005, said he will serve as a consultant to the Englander board of directors for a period of time.

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New Class 5 Gasoline Trucks to Join Isuzu Lineup

Published: 3/8/2019
Isuzu production plans for 2019 and 2020 models include new Mobileye advanced driver-assistance features.

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FFO Home to Open Store in Stephenville, TX

Published: 3/8/2019
This will be the 68th store company wide and 5th store in Texas.

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Castelle Adds Antler Hill Collection to Their Biltmore Line

Published: 3/8/2019
The new designs will be on display in the Castelle showroom during the April 2019 High Point Market.

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Alden Parkes to Continue CEU Seminar Series at Spring High Point Market

Published: 3/8/2019
The seminar series, co-sponsored by Alden Parkes and the International Market Centers (IMC), is free and open to all designers.

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Houzz Opens Design and Architecture Scholarship Program Call for Entries

Published: 3/8/2019
Houzz awards four $2,500 scholarships in the categories of ‘Women in Architecture’, ‘Residential Design’, ‘Sustainable Residential Design’ and ‘Residential Construction Management’.

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Home Furnishings Lines to Debut in Historic Market Square for Spring High Point Market

Published: 3/8/2019
Louise Gaskill Company and Tempo Home join Historic Market Square lineup.

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ART Announces ART Perks Deals For April High Point Market

Published: 3/8/2019
Formerly known as the ART Card Program, ART Perks provides retailer and interior designer members with savings while they shop manufacturer member showrooms during markets.

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Bienenstock Furniture Library Announces 2019 Furniture Design Competition Winners

Published: 3/8/2019
$5,000 and $1,500 Scholarships Awarded

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Ergomotion Pulls Out of High Point

Published: 3/8/2019
Sleep technology company will focus resources on its Las Vegas Market showroom.

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American Leather names David Workman VP of Sales

Published: 3/8/2019
Workman joins American Leather from Broyhill Furniture Industries, where he most recently served as President.

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Ameriwood Home to Focus On Small Office, Home Office (SOHO) at High Point

Published: 3/8/2019
The push for a more SOHO items began after research proved home buyers were searching for homes with extra office spaces to accommodate remote working positions.

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Legends Expands High Point Showroom

Published: 3/8/2019
The additional 6,000 square feet is needed for what will amount to the largest single market introduction in Legends 30-year history.

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Chad Spencer to Keynote 26th Annual High Point Market Prayer Breakfast

Published: 3/8/2019
Chad Spencer is the CEO of Memphis-based Dufresne Spencer Group, the largest Ashley HomeStore licensee in the country.

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TrendWatch Highlights Key Influencers in Home Furnishings Industry

Published: 3/8/2019
Trend forecast program will feature three themes – ORE, MAX and CHARGE – for Spring 2019 High Point Market.

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PERQ Acquires Who’s Up

Published: 3/7/2019
Who’s Up is a full featured retail ‘up system’ and CRM tool designed for Home Furnishing Retailers.

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High Point Market’s Schedule at The Point to Feature Retailer and Designer Tracks, Celebrities, Mixers, and More

Published: 3/5/2019
The Point debuted in April 2018 during Spring Market as the first freestanding, High Point Market-branded venue conceived to enhance the buyer experience.

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Decorating Den Interiors Rolls Out New Websites for Its Design Business Franchise Partners

Published: 3/5/2019
Each new website is built on a foundation of content provided from the corporate staff and branded in concert with the corporate website.

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Zoy Home Furnishings to Debut at High Point Market

Published: 3/5/2019
Zoy will exhibit its full assortment of upholstery in their new 15,000-square-foot Elm St. showroom.

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Treasure Garden Expands Independent Sales Representation Team

Published: 3/5/2019
Chris Hemrick and Phil Spring of Carson Heath, Inc. will now represent the shade products of Treasure Garden in the southern United States.

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Classic Brands Returns to April High Point Market With New Furniture Plaza Showroom

Published: 3/5/2019
The new exhibit space, FP-510, marks Classic’s return to the world’s largest home furnishings show after a one-market hiatus.

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Isuzu Announces New 12-Foot Road-Ready Supreme Service Body for NPR Gas Trucks

Published: 3/4/2019
The 12-foot Supreme Spartan Service body will be available for 109-inch-wheelbase NPR and NPR-HD models.

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Nationwide Marketing Group Packs 87,000 Meals for Hungry Kids in 60 Minutes

Published: 3/4/2019
Dealers, vendors and the NMG team again joined in a meal packing effort with partner No Child Hungry during the group's spring PrimeTime convention.

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Roberto Schettler Joins Cylindo as a Board Member

Published: 3/4/2019
Schettler was the co-CEO of Realtime Technology (RTT), a 3D software and services company for the automotive and aerospace sector.

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Pleasant Mattress Hires 30-Year Industry Veteran for New Sales Manager Post

Published: 3/1/2019
Mike Clark has worked for several major bedding manufacturers and retailers throughout his three-decade career and will now lead day-to-day sales efforts at Pleasant Mattress.

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Classic Brands Adds "First Scan" Technology, Streamlining Tracking Process

Published: 3/1/2019
Employees scan shipments on-site as they are loaded onto delivery trucks, eliminating the need for the shipping companies to scan and update tracking records later in the distribution process.

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Alden Parkes Partners With Replacements to Debut New ‘Dining by Design’ Concept

Published: 3/1/2019
The companies are giving eight design partners free rein to blend Alden Parkes’ collections with Replacements’ massive inventory of tableware and accessories.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Calls On Industry to Comply With Stability Standard

Published: 3/1/2019
Non-compliant products will be deemed a ‘substantial hazard’.

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Store Closing Sale to Begin at 'The Dump' in Turnersville, NJ

Published: 3/1/2019
Furniture chain also selling off inventory at Oaks, PA location in advance of new Philadelphia outlet concept.

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Exclusive Lineup of Seminars, Tours and Hospitality Events Scheduled for Spring 2019 High Point Market

Published: 3/1/2019
IMC’s Spring Market educational and social offerings will feature 18 seminars, nine designer-led tours and numerous IMC-hosted events.

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NEHDS Logistics Relocates into New State-of-the-Art Facility

Published: 3/1/2019
Final-Mile provider moves into a 90,000 square foot facility in Monroe, CT.

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South Texas Retailer & Corsicana Sales Rep Each Pocket $10k in Las Vegas Market Sweepstakes

Published: 3/1/2019
The sweepstakes helped promote the launch of Go Corsicana, the company’s dedicated web portal.

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Monthly Furniture Insights From Smith and Leonard

Published: 3/1/2019
Even though both Consumer Confidence and Economic Indicators reports were positive this month, they both noted that the economy growth is slowing and is expected to taper off in 2019.

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Loloi’s 2019 Catalog Showcases Rug Collections and Celebrates Company’s 15th Anniversary

Published: 3/1/2019
Includes Articles Featuring Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines, ED Ellen DeGeneres, Rifle Paper Co. and Justina Blakeney.

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Bernhardt Design's Elevation Collection, Designed by Terry Crews, Now Available

Published: 3/1/2019
Elevation is a system of tables and benches that can be grouped in