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Sealy Sofa Convertibles Brings Italian Design to America at Las Vegas Market

Published: 1/18/2019
By day the convertible sofa bed is a comfortable, stylish sofa, and by night, the eight-inch height Sealy mattress provides a rejuvenating, restorative night’s sleep.

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Flex Group Acquires Marshall Mattress

Published: 1/17/2019
Flex Group adds Marshall Mattress to its portfolio, which includes the Vispring, E.S. Kluft & Co. and Aireloom brands.

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Dallas Market Center Announces January 2019 StyleEyes Trendspotters

Published: 1/17/2019
Top influencers, retailers and design stars will identify products and key retail trends during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 16-22.

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Nourison Wins in Two Categories at 2019 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards

Published: 1/17/2019
Nourison’s winning designs include the Prismatic rug and the Twilight rug.

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Fairfield Appoints of Phil Cooper As Director of the New Motion Seating Division

Published: 1/17/2019
Fairfield will launch the Retail Motion and Recliner Division at the April 2019 High Point Furniture Market.

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Bobby Berk Interiors + Design Hires Brady Tolbert as Creative Director

Published: 1/17/2019
Designer, prop stylist, and former creative director for Emily Henderson Design to oversee the vision and design direction for the Bobby Berk brand.

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IFDA NY Chapter has Two Finalists in 30th Annual Arts Awards

Published: 1/17/2019
David Santiago of Casa Santi is a finalist in the Interior Designer Category and Designer Charles Pavarini III is a finalist in the Product Designer Category.

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Eclipse Signs Record Number of Licensing Agreements

Published: 1/17/2019
19 New licensing agreements signed in 2018, boosting the total number of licensees to 77 worldwide.

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Company C Launches New Solution with MicroD

Published: 1/17/2019
Partnership creates a featured online product catalog and brand landing page on the MicroD website platform.

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Diamond Mattress Hires New VP

Published: 1/17/2019
Company names senior marketing and sales executive Adam Ziegelman to the role of Vice President of Marketing.

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ICFA Awards Gala Changes Night and Location

Published: 1/17/2019
2019 ICFA Awards Gala to be held on Wednesday, September 11, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue.

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Southerland to Launch International Licensing Program

Published: 1/17/2019
The new program – the first licensing effort in Southerland’s 126-year history – will make its debut at the upcoming Las Vegas Market.

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STORIS Begins New Year with General Release of Revision 10.0

Published: 1/17/2019
Release 10.0 delivers the most voted on Product Suggestion Portal Enhancement as requested by STORIS’ retail partners in the home furnishings industry.

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CORT Provides Furniture, Housewares for Shelters to Shutters Program Participants in 2018

Published: 1/17/2019
Furniture rental and retail company helps situationally homeless turn their houses into homes.

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OW Lee to Host Designer Panel at the Las Vegas Winter Market

Published: 1/17/2019
“Creating Continuity in Interior & Exterior Design” will cover the subject of marrying the interior and exterior design, taking place on Tuesday, January 29th, at 11:30 am.

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Ideas, Inspiration and New Connections Await at the IWCE

Published: 1/17/2019
The International Window Coverings Expo is North America’s only show dedicated to window fashion professionals.

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Trendsetters and Creative Newcomers to Present Latest Innovations at imm cologne

Published: 1/14/2019
The international interiors show, running January 14-20, presents new living ideas from innovation drivers, market leaders and international brands.

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Isuzu Shatters Sales Records for Fourth Consecutive Year

Published: 1/13/2019
Sales of Isuzu-Brand trucks and Isuzu parts reach all-time high in 2018.

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Jamie Young Company to Debut New Products and Expand Showroom Market Spaces in January

Published: 1/13/2019
In addition to the 115 new designs, they are expanding their showroom presence, doubling their square footage in both Atlanta and Dallas.

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Registration Now Open For ART + IDS Conference

Published: 1/13/2019
Collaboration encourages interior designers, manufacturers, importers, retailers, product designers and other industry professionals to connect outside of trade shows for better business relationships.

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Andrew Koenig Promoted to President of City Furniture

Published: 1/13/2019
Andrew Koenig, who joined City Furniture 15 years ago, has most recently served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

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Corsicana Mattress Redesigns Las Vegas Showroom & Plans Official Saturday Opening

Published: 1/13/2019
New vignettes serve as catalyst of ideas to help dealers improve business.

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Dallas Market Center Announces Record Number Buying Groups, Trade Groups and Associations

Published: 1/13/2019
More than 40 retail buying groups, trade groups and associations participating in January markets.

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Nourison Hospitality Appoints New Senior Designer

Published: 1/13/2019
Laura Gibson has spent 15 years progressing through increasing roles in design and design management.

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New Pacific Direct to Present Latest Collection and Promotions at 2019 Winter Las Vegas Market

Published: 1/13/2019
The firm introduces 140+ new items at the Las Vegas Market in Building A654.

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A.R.T. Furniture Moves Into New High Point, N.C. Office

Published: 1/12/2019
A.R.T. is moving its corporate office this week and will unveil its new showroom in April at the Markor Art Center (MAC) in High Point.

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Las Vegas Market Reveals 2019 Global Goodness Winners

Published: 1/12/2019
Judges choose Greenington, Finatur and Solmate Socks; Me to We selected as People’s Choice.

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Today’s Home Joins Furniture First

Published: 1/12/2019
Located in Pittsburgh, PA, Today’s Home was founded in 1953 by Sigmund and Audrey Lenchner and is now owned and operated by their son, Jeff Lenchner.

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Tasanee Collection Leads Capel Rugs' Slate of Winter Market Intros

Published: 1/12/2019
In addition to the Tasanee collection, Capel also has other fashionable designs with fresh colorations on tap for Winter Market.

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OW Lee to Preview New 2020 Products at the Las Vegas Winter Market

Published: 1/12/2019
Select pieces from three new collections plus new finishes and fabrics on display at the Las Vegas Market.

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Ante4Autism Adds Six New Sponsors for 11th Annual Event

Published: 1/12/2019
Brooklyn Bedding, Janet Pickett, Devan Chemicals, Furniture Fair, ELFA International, Box Drop Mattress and Furniture Direct added as sponsors for the January 26th event.

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Hooker Furniture Redesigns Website

Published: 1/12/2019
Enhancements include simplified ordering processes, enhanced search capabilities & marketing intelligence features.

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Brooklyn Bedding Launches Ascension Adjustable Base Online

Published: 1/12/2019
The Ascension Adjustable Base is one of several new sleep accessories added to their online assortment, intended to create a more holistic sleep system.

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Noir To Debut New Furnishings and Accessories at Three Winter Markets

Published: 1/12/2019
The design brand will unveil their newest collections at the Las Vegas Winter Market, the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, and Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

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Soft-Tex Launches Luxury Brand “Sleep Addict”, Gift With Purchase (GWP) Solutions

Published: 1/12/2019
Unveiling at market will be a curated offering of pillows, mattress protectors, and sheets spanning 3 collections of features and benefits: wellness, luxury, and cooling.

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Expands Final Mile Delivery Services With Acquisition Of Cory 1st Choice Home

Published: 1/9/2019
Based in New Jersey and founded in 1934, Cory provides home delivery services of big and bulky products in the continental United States and U.S. territories using 14 warehouses and other customer-owned facilities.

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FFO Home to Open 1st Mattress & More

Published: 1/7/2019
This store is FFO Home’s first to open after acquiring the brand in February of 2018.

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Temporary Resources Expanding in Pavilions at Las Vegas Market

Published: 1/7/2019
Notable surge in jewelry and fashion accessories resources among nearly 600 exhibits expected at Winter Market.

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Surya to Launch Four Emerging Design Themes and New Products at the 2019 Winter Markets

Published: 1/7/2019
The emerging themes include: Distressed and Vintage Appeal, Living Simply, It’s a Colorful World, and Ice Cold & Metallic Hot.

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Classic Brands Hires 20-Year Vet for New Sales Post

Published: 1/7/2019
As Vice President of Sales, Paris Fealy will focus on growing the company’s adjustable bed base presence and developing sales strategies for its mattress lineup.

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Talalay Global Redesigns Las Vegas Showroom

Published: 1/7/2019
New vignettes designed to help retailers better merchandise luxury Talalay products.

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Englander Names Mark Kinsley as New President

Published: 1/7/2019
High-profile industry executive to drive dynamic initiatives and continued growth.

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Restonic Promotes Julia Rosien to Vice President of Brand & Digital Marketing

Published: 1/5/2019
Rosien is the current chair of the Better Sleep Council and past president of WithIt.

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High Point Market Announces the 2019 Style Spotters Team

Published: 1/5/2019
The Style Spotters program launched as home fashion trendsetters that showcase their favorite products and top trends from Market exhibitors on Pinterest.

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Versatile Credit Sees 15 Percent Increase in Approved Consumer Credit During 2018 Holiday Shopping Season

Published: 1/5/2019
In-store credit solution enables nearly $528 million in approved credit at big-ticket retailers.

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ART Perks Deals Announced for 2019

Published: 1/5/2019
ART Perks’ aim is to provide retailer and interior designer members with savings while they shop manufacturer member showrooms during markets.

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High Point Market Opens Registration for Spring Market 2019

Published: 1/5/2019
The Spring High Point Market will be held on Saturday, April 6, through Wednesday, April 10.

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Celadon Art Opens New Permanent Atlanta Showroom

Published: 1/5/2019
The new showroom, approximately 2000 square feet, is located in AmericasMart Building 1 on the 10th floor.

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Furniture First Launches Third Performance Group for Members Only

Published: 1/5/2019
Each of Furniture First’s performance groups holds three meetings a year, each hosted by a different store.

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Nourison Launches New Collections at January Markets

Published: 1/5/2019
New collections include abstract patterns, Persian designs and shag rugs.

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Ante4Autism to Live Auction Several Trips during 11th Annual Event

Published: 1/2/2019
Silent auction will also be held in addition to live auction for a trip to Kenya, Costa Rica, and a private airplane excursion.

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Spring Air Grants Northeastern License to C.M. Bedding

Published: 1/2/2019
The move will allow Ed Bates and the Spring Air International management team to concentrate fully on the licensing, branding and marketing of Spring Air.

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IMAX Worldwide Home Celebrates 35 Years

Published: 1/2/2019
Established in 1984, the company got its start when Al and Berrin Bulak began importing various copper pots and containers from their native homeland, Turkey.

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Ashley’s Angels Delivers Holiday Cheer to Over 1,200 Children

Published: 1/2/2019
The non-profit raised over $290,000 in Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin this year.

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Art Van to Host Fifth Annual “Let It Snow” Promotion

Published: 1/2/2019
In-store Art Van purchases of $999 or more on January 4, 5, 6, and 7 to be refunded if three inches of snow falls February 3.

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Las Vegas Market Announces Partnerships with 40+ Leading Retail & Trade Groups

Published: 1/2/2019
Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, Kite Trade Association International bring members to Winter Market.

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City Furniture Commits to Donate Five Percent of Annual Profits to Charities

Published: 12/30/2018
Pledges to donate a minimum of five percent of annual profits to a host of charities throughout Florida.

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IFDA Educational Foundation Names New Board of Trustees

Published: 12/30/2018
The 2019 Board of Trustees is selected to oversee and administer $27,000 in annual design-related scholarships and grants.

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Living Spaces Donating Mattress Sets to California Fire Victims

Published: 12/30/2018
Woolsey and Camp Fire victims are eligible to receive a free Revive Series 4 mattress set.

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Reverie to Return to CES in 2019

Published: 12/30/2018
Company is returning to CES, the world’s largest technology show, in January to display its new sleep products to a wider technology-focused audience.

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Monthly Furniture Insights From Smith and Leonard

Published: 12/30/2018
Consumer confidence has remained at high levels in spite of the declines in the stock market.

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Art Van Furniture Donates New Serta Mattresses Indiana Fire Department

Published: 12/28/2018
On Thursday, December 27, Art Van Evansville donated and delivered 15 new Twin XL Serta mattresses to Station 17 in Evansville.

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KAS Rugs to Highlight 3 New Collections at Upcoming Winter Markets

Published: 12/28/2018
KAS will have an assortment of in-stock outdoor rugs, ready to ship for the upcoming Spring/Summer selling season.

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Art Eisenberg Donates $10,000 to the Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation

Published: 12/28/2018
Sold out Charity Event also raised $255,000 for the Mariano Rivera Foundation, New York Teen Challenge, and LI2DAY charities.

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Stora Enso Partners with Inter IKEA Group and H&M Group to Industrialize TreeToTextile

Published: 12/28/2018
The renewable, sustainable fiber is now to be scaled up with the construction of a demonstration plant at one of Stora Enso’s Nordic facilities.

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Watson Smith Expands to New Showroom in Design Center at theMART

Published: 12/28/2018
The 4,800-square-foot showroom will better serve its large customer base with new, coveted product lines, expanded customization options, and areas dedicated to commercial product.

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Indiana Furniture Introduces Enhancements to 4 Product Series

Published: 12/28/2018
The company will begin taking orders for new additions to four existing casegood and seating product lines: Canvas, Gesso, Delphi, and Gleem.

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AICO Bestows Annual Honors

Published: 12/28/2018
Company held its annual Holiday Party in December and recognized select staff for their exceptional service throughout the year.

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Flexsteel Appoints Jerald K. Dittmer President and CEO

Published: 12/21/2018
Dittmer comes to Flexsteel with more than 25 years of experience in the furniture industry including leadership positions with HNI Corporation.

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PERQ Appoints Amy Peck as VP Marketing Cloud Solutions

Published: 12/21/2018
Peck will lead new home furnishings division created to drive even more engagement online and more sales in stores.

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W. Silver Products Highlights Line of Adjustable Beds and Bed Frames

Published: 12/20/2018
This full line of North American made bed-bases will be shown at the Winter 2019 Las Vegas market.

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Sleep & Beyond to Showcase Popular Expanding Side Pillow Line at Las Vegas Market

Published: 12/20/2018
Sleep & Beyond is introducing their new myDual Side Pillow, ergonomically contoured on both sides to accommodate the side sleeper.

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SSA Showroom Hosts 34 Exhibitors at Winter Las Vegas Market

Published: 12/20/2018
34 Exhibitors include 6 new manufacturers, and dozens of new product introductions.

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Ergolife To Demonstrate Their Advanced Ergonomic Electrical Adjustable i-Bed in Las Vegas Market

Published: 12/20/2018
the new i-Bed offers individualized, hand-held, remote- and App controlled, fully customizable conformity and support at the shoulder, lumbar region and hips.

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Blu Sleep Products to Introduce New Essential Oil Products at Vegas Market

Published: 12/20/2018
Five new essential oil gel pillows and two new essential oils mattresses will be showcased at the Winter Market.

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Danican Highlights Three Big Initiatives at Winter Las Vegas Market

Published: 12/20/2018
New customer focused marketing and prominent show space; New flexible private label program; and new quality product choices for private label customers.

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Aximon Sleep Products to Introduce New Southeast Asian Mattress and Bedding Line at Vegas Market

Published: 12/20/2018
New Southeast Asian Mattress and Bedding Line from Malaysia will be unveiled in the SSA Showroom.

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Englander's Nature’s Finest Hybrid to be unveiled at Las Vegas Market

Published: 12/20/2018
Nature’s Finest Hybrid, available in three firmness levels, is a premier-class 2,500-coil-count hybrid mattress constructed of aluminum gel and copper-infused latex.

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Symbol Powers Up Retailers With ‘Take Back Your Traffic’

Published: 12/20/2018
Bedding producer to reveal new campaign to drive traffic at Las Vegas Market.

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Diamond Mattress Launches Re-Brand with Health and Wellness Focus

Published: 12/20/2018
At the Las Vegas Market later this month, Diamond will unveil its revamped core product line with four mattresses, along with new branding and website.

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Bob’s Discount Furniture Teams up with Roosevelt Nix of the Steelers to Deliver a Holiday Surprise to Fire Victims

Published: 12/20/2018
Bob’s and the Pittsburgh Steelers brought comfort and joy to the Johnsons, a family of two adults and two children, who suffered from a devastating residential fire.

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FFO Home to Open 67th Store in Norman, OK

Published: 12/19/2018
The 23,500 square foot store will be FFO Home’s 67th company wide and 11th store in Oklahoma.

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Ashley HomeStore Increases Presence to 54 Countries Worldwide

Published: 12/19/2018
Through the company’s most recent HomeStore openings in Vietnam, Thailand, and New Zealand, Ashley HomeStore currently has 310 international locations.

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OFM’s New Furniture Lineup in 2018 Shows Company’s Market Expansion

Published: 12/19/2018
OFM added more "resimercial" furniture to its lineup, which blends residential and commercial features, as well as adapted ergonomic designs.

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AHFA Announces New Leadership for Two of it's Divisions

Published: 12/19/2018
For 2019, Richard Tucker will lead The Specialized Furniture Carriers division; Barrett Plasman to lead Solution Partners division.

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American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Opens Nominations for 2019 Inductees

Published: 12/19/2018
Nominations are now being accepted through February 1.

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30-Year Mattress Industry Veteran Rejoins King Koil

Published: 12/19/2018
Kevin Damewood has rejoined the mattress producer in the newly created position of executive vice president of business development.

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IMAX Worldwide Home Introduces New PGA TOUR Licensed Home Accessory Collection

Published: 12/19/2018
The new line of lamps, vases, trays, wall decor and more will make its debut in Atlanta at the International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, January 8-15.

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Las Vegas Market Provides Latest in Bedding with New Products, Insider Information

Published: 12/19/2018
Nine New, expanding and relocating showrooms confirmed for January edition.

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Las Vegas Market Expands Gift and Home Décor Resources at Winter Market

Published: 12/19/2018
Nine new, expanding and relocating showrooms confirmed for January edition.

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Natura Returns to Las Vegas Market After 3-Year Absence

Published: 12/19/2018
Plans to showcase 12-model lineup focusing on natural & organic components.

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Ante4Autism Picks Up Additional Sponsors for 11th Annual Event

Published: 12/19/2018
Annual charity tournament adds Gary Fazio, Jones Non Wovens, Maxime Knitting and Jake Monnier & Myra Stone as sponsors.

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Popular Science Awards BEDGEAR in “Top 100 Innovations of 2018”

Published: 12/19/2018
BEDGEAR's M3 Launchpad has been selected as one of the top 100 innovations of 2018 by Popular Science in this year’s Best of What’s New.

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Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream Program Celebrates 8th Anniversary

Published: 12/19/2018
Since its inception in 2010, the program has recently reached a milestone of 80,000 beds donated to children in need across the U.S. and Canada.

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Bob’s Discount Furniture Partners with The Teen Project for Vera’s Sanctuary for Women

Published: 12/19/2018
Delivers a $25,000+ Bedroom Furniture Donation in support of safe haven for young women in Trabuco Canyon.

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Cylindo Raises New Funding to Invest Further in Automation and 3D Experiences

Published: 12/19/2018
The funding represents another milestone for the company, after doubling revenue two years in a row.

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Taylors Expands Showroom at Dallas Market Center

Published: 12/17/2018
Adds space for home lines, to manage new Generation Lighting showroom.

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French Furnishings Company Miliboo to Unveil AI-Integrated Smart Sofa at CES 2019

Published: 12/17/2018
Miliboo’s Smart Sofa offers a unique home theater experience, providing a global home automation solution, wireless device charging and integrated lighting.

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Furniture First Board Authorized Charitable Donations In Employees’ Names

Published: 12/17/2018
Each employee chose a charity to receive $1000 in their name.

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Dallas Market Center Announces Lineup of Events for Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Published: 12/17/2018
Highlights include celebrity appearances, top interior design experts and business advice from industry leaders.

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Abbyson Announces 2018 Employee of the Year

Published: 12/17/2018
Michael Connell, Product Performance Analyst, was awarded Employee of the Year for 2018.

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Top 10 eCommerce Trends That Will Impact Retailers and Consumers in 2019

Published: 12/17/2018
Absolunet analyzed over 200 eCommerce initiatives to predict the 10 trends that will have the greatest impact in 2019.

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Art Van Furniture and WXYZ-TV Collect More Than 15,000 Pounds of Food to Help Fight Hunger

Published: 12/17/2018
Thousands of metro Detroiters donate non-perishable food items that will provide 12,520 meals to families in need during 10th Annual "Together We Can" Community Food Drive.

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HPMA Accepting Submissions for Spring Market 2019 Design Bloggers Tour

Published: 12/16/2018
Design bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered can apply now through Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.

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Nationwide Team Delivers on No Child Hungry Commitment with Trip to Haiti

Published: 12/16/2018
Group’s staff on the ground to deliver meals to children in need.

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Era Nouveau Taps Hamilton for New Management Post

Published: 12/16/2018
Angela Hamilton will be using her extensive retail experience in managing key accounts and also will be working with merchandising on new product development.

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SLIM Furniture Introduces ‘The Capital’ Furniture Line

Published: 12/16/2018
The flexible furniture line features easy furniture assembly/disassembly, built-in storage and seating adaptable for every space.

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BDI Names Dave Adams Vice President of Marketing

Published: 12/16/2018
A veteran of the retail industry, Adams served in positions within retail management and visual display prior to joining BDI.

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Malouf Ranks No. 8 on Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2019 List

Published: 12/16/2018
Among the 830,000 businesses on Glassdoor, Malouf ranked No. 8 in the small and medium category for businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees.

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Eclipse Int. Appoints Shelly Anapol as Pure Talalay Bliss Sales Lead

Published: 12/14/2018
A sales and marketing veteran with nearly 20 years’ experience, Anapol will work with retailers in the Northeastern US to build the brand’s presence.

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Lynch Sales Promotes Diane Salerno to Sales Conductor

Published: 12/14/2018
Salerno will coordinate Sales for Lynch clients in both the US and Canada

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Easy Furniture Web Tip #272: Rev. A Cool Transcription Tool

Published: 12/14/2018
Use an online transcription service for fast and painless transcription of audio content.

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Surya Announces "12 Days of Giving" Instagram Giveaway

Published: 12/13/2018
From Dec. 14 through Dec. 25, Surya will gift one of its accessories to a randomly selected winner via Instagram.

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Twin Star Home Releases New Virtual Reality Experiences

Published: 12/12/2018
Consumers can experience a full 360 degree tour plus more in the Genevieve, Uptown Loft֭ and Wright Collections.

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Alden Parkes Names Denis Crnojevic Vice President of Sales

Published: 12/12/2018
Most recently Crnojevic was Vice President of Sales at Powell Furniture and previously held a similar position at French Heritage.

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U.S. Isuzu Technicians Win Silver In World Technical Challenge

Published: 12/12/2018
Thirty-two countries competed for honors in 13th Annual Global Championship.

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Southerland Acquires Tualatin Sleep Products

Published: 12/12/2018
The acquisition will facilitate Southerland’s growth in the Northwest giving it complete penetration throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming

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IMAX Worldwide Home Expands, Moves to New Showroom Location in Dallas Market Center

Published: 12/12/2018
The Lifestyle Vignette Merchandising Showroom will open for Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 16 - 20, 2018.

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Leggett & Platt Revenues Climb in 8% 3rd Quarter

Published: 12/12/2018
Company reported net sales of $1.09 billion during the third quarter of fiscal 2018, an 8% increase compared with third-quarter last year.

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NEHDS Logistics Begins Macy’s, Inc.’s Raritan, NJ Operations

Published: 12/8/2018
Commits to purchase and deliver 50 new, 2019 Hino straight trucks by opening day of the partnership.

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Cory Presents Eugene Alletto With The Joseph Cory Leadership Award

Published: 12/8/2018
Eugene Alletto was the first recipient of the Joseph Cory Leadership award, which was presented by the Cory family at this year's GMFA Awards Gala.

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Richard Frinier Wins International Design Excellence Award

Published: 12/8/2018
Designer honored for his Architexture Collection for Sunbrella fabrics.

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Fine Furniture Design, Woodbridge Interiors Host Launch Event for VERANDA Collection

Published: 12/8/2018
The 53-piece upholstery and case goods collection is being rolled out by retailers across the United States.

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Changes Proposed for Furniture Stability Standard in 2019

Published: 12/8/2018
A Task Group Has Recommended Dropping the Height Stipulation for Products Covered by the Standard.

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PureCare Launches Premium and Value-Based Product Collections

Published: 12/8/2018
Provider of health and wellness products in the sleep essentials category is introducing a broad selection of new pillows, sheets and protectors at Las Vegas Market.

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Stressless CHAIRity Promotion Benefits Charities Across U.S.

Published: 12/8/2018
Stressless dealers offer customers $200 incentive with $50 donation to charity of their choice.

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Raffel Systems Powers Reclining Heated Movie Theater Seats

Published: 12/8/2018
Triad area movie theaters to feature Reffel's power recline and heat control plush leather recliners.

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Surya Spotlights Energetic, ‘Living Coral’ Accessories at Winter Markets

Published: 12/8/2018
Company will be highlighting an array of accessories in Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, at the Atlanta and Dallas Winter markets.

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Malouf Furnishes Luxury Hospitality Suites to Accommodate VIP Guests

Published: 12/8/2018
Located near its headquarters, the suites will provide a unique testing opportunity for the company’s retail partners during their visit.

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Feizy Rugs Unveils Latest Trend Fluid Designs at Upcoming Las Vegas Market

Published: 12/8/2018
The rug manufacturer will debut dynamic designs that focus on fluidity among 10 key trends identified for 2019

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Nice Link Sells over 1-Million Yards of Echo Handwoven Fabric in 2018

Published: 12/7/2018
Upholstery fabric and leather resource has sold over a million yards of its Echo Essentials Handwoven chenille body cloth fabric in 2018 alone.

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HPMA Releases High Point Market Style Report for Winter/Spring 2019

Published: 12/7/2018
The 34-page report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, all part of the HPMA’s 2018 Style Spotters team.

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Pleasant Mattress Hires First Customer Experience Manager

Published: 12/7/2018
Laurie Zaninovich will monitor all customer touch points to assure top-notch service is maintained across all of its brands.

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HTSN and Metra Home Theater Group Announce Partnership

Published: 12/7/2018
The partnership brings to bear Metra Home Theater Group’s easy ordering portal, as well as the logistic capabilities of their six US warehouses.

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Nationally Renowned Business Coach and Top-Tier Interior Designers to Attend Winter 2019 Las Vegas Market

Published: 12/7/2018
Gail Doby, professional consultant and business coach for interior designers, is hosting Boardroom III, a group of premier interior designers at La Vegas Market in January.

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Latexco US builds on Sales Team

Published: 12/7/2018
Two new hires support customer needs and company expansions.

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Las Vegas Market Announces Lineup of Seminars and Events for Winter Market

Published: 12/4/2018
Programming includes trend forecasts, CEU-accredited seminars and industry networking.

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Jerome’s Furniture Selects StaffConnect Mobile Employee Engagement Platform Across 19 Stores

Published: 12/4/2018
With rapid growth and recent changes to its executive team, Jerome’s felt it was important to provide open, two-way channels of communication with employees.

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Ashley HomeStore Reaches 900 Stores Worldwide

Published: 12/4/2018
The Ashley HomeStore brand recently celebrated the opening of the 900th store located in Ahuriri Napier, New Zealand on Friday, November 30.

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Abbyson Sees 66% Increase in Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

Published: 12/4/2018
With a 66% increase in sales volume over 2017, Abbyson recorded more than 20,000 shipments during the holiday weekend.

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PureCare and Sit ‘n Sleep Donate to California Fire Victims

Published: 12/4/2018
PureCare and California based retailer Sit ‘n Sleep have teamed up to help the victims of the recent CA Camp Fire which burned over 153,336 acres and destroyed over 19,000 buildings.

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Ameriwood Home Creates New Bundling System to Help Combat Out-of-Stock Inventory

Published: 12/4/2018
The company has been able to double their SKUs without doubling inventory and warehouse space by matching TV stands with a space to put an electric fireplace.

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Ante4Autism Announces New Sponsors, Guest Speaker

Published: 12/4/2018
11th Annual event to be held at the Grand Event Center of the Golden Nugget, Saturday, January 26th, 2019.

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Resource Decor Launches New Products at Las Vegas Market

Published: 12/4/2018
Included in the introductions is the Cersie Dining Chair by Andrew Martin, providing a supportive seat and sleek, low profile.

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Pure Talents Contest 2019: 27 Finalists to Exhibit at imm cologne & LivingKitchen

Published: 12/4/2018
27 Forward-looking product ideas will be on display at imm cologne and LivingKitchen, January 14th-20th.

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Malouf Now Shipping All Products to Midwest and Northeast Regions from Ohio Warehouse

Published: 12/4/2018
Earlier this year, Malouf acquired this 125-acre distribution property in central Ohio that adds a little over 1 million square feet to its total warehouse space.

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Dallas Market Center Relaunches Brand

Published: 12/4/2018
New logo, new magazine are first elements in strategy supporting new era of wholesale buying.

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Monthly Furniture Insights From Smith and Leonard

Published: 12/3/2018
The tariff issues continue to be a topic of conversation even though the 10% tariff Issue seems to have been dealt with one way or another.

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Wayfair Names Allan Lyall Global Vice President of Fulfillment

Published: 12/3/2018
Former Tesco, Amazon Executive to lead Fulfillment Operations for Wayfair.

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Eclipse International Expands Las Vegas Market Showroom

Published: 12/3/2018
The new 5,700-square-foot showroom will allow the company to display a larger portion of its growing product line in a more retail-like setting.

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Bob’s Discount Furniture Launches Augmented Reality App

Published: 12/3/2018
Furniture retailer, in Partnership with Marxent, launches new app just in time for holiday shopping.

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A.R.T. Furniture Names Bill Gao Director of Integrated Supply Chain Management

Published: 12/2/2018
Gao will oversee A.R.T. Furniture's development, planning, execution, and will also have control of a supply chain that supports their global growth.

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American Freight Furniture and Mattress Moves Delaware, Ohio Store

Published: 12/2/2018
Retailer moves to larger, more easily accessible location.

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Celliant Home Introduces Performance Textiles

Published: 12/2/2018
Showtime sock-hop celebration links athletic wear technology with interiors market.

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Omnia Leather Celebrates 30 Years of Manufacturing in the USA

Published: 12/2/2018
The company began with two friends who had a passion for European-styled furniture and a love for fine leather.

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IKEA and Tom Dixon Announce New Collaboration to Explore Urban Farming

Published: 11/30/2018
New collaboration is to find affordable, forward-thinking solutions to grow greens at home and beyond.

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McRoskey Mattress promotes Executive to Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Published: 11/30/2018
Jill Farnsworth Bibo has been promoted to newly created position to oversee sales and marketing for Bay Area retail stores.

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Universal Celebrates Men’s Luxury in Richmond

Published: 11/30/2018
More than 70 men and women attended "The Perfect Fit "event, which brought together key elements that define men’s style: clothing, furnishings and choice of spirit.

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Wayfair Reports 58% Increase in Direct Retail Sales for Peak Five-Day Holiday Shopping Weekend

Published: 11/30/2018
Black Friday marks biggest growth day of holiday period for Wayfair as shift to online shopping continues to gain momentum.

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JLA Fabrics Collaborates With Non-Profit for Design Inspiration

Published: 11/30/2018
The Curate Collection debuts at ITA Showtime with two upholstery fabrics inspired and designed from paintings by local artists at The Arc of High Point.

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Breathe by Milliken to Launch New Texture-Driven Fabrics at Showtime

Published: 11/30/2018
With the addition of new cotton-linen blends and chenilles, the Breathe collection now features fabrics with varying degrees of texture and a range of plain to subtle patterns.

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Classy Art Moves Showrooms in Las Vegas

Published: 11/30/2018
The new World Market Center showroom is approximately 40% larger than its previous showroom.

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ZUO Announces Kevin Baum as New EVP, e-Commerce

Published: 11/30/2018
Baum is a retail veteran with three decades of experience in brand development, merchandising, online sales and consulting for top online brands.

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Winning Website Tip #5 From PERQ: Does Your Store Reflect This Relaxing Home Design Trend?

Published: 11/30/2018
After an exhausting day, people want to retreat to a living space that’s cozy, relaxing and restorative. ​

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Alden Parkes Furniture Releases New Catalog

Published: 11/30/2018
The catalog showcases newly released and established casegoods and upholstery.

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Handmade Continues to Grow at Las Vegas Market

Published: 11/27/2018
Largest-ever HANDMADE temporary exhibits at Winter Market.

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Theodore Alexander Raises $75,000 for Nonprofit Whole Child International

Published: 11/27/2018
Dinner, silent auction with Lord and Lady Spencer secure vital funds to meet critical needs of children in El Salvador.

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E.S. Kluft’s Aireloom Brand Receives ‘Most Impactful Vendor’ Award from Jerome’s Furniture

Published: 11/27/2018
The Aireloom brand has been a staple of Jerome’s mattress lineup for nearly a decade.

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St. Louis Designer, Two Consumers Win Biltmore Estate-Themed Contests

Published: 11/27/2018
The giveaways, sponsored by Fine Furniture Design, were to celebrate the October launch of the company’s latest Biltmore Estate inspired Quintessence collection.

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IFDA's Educational Foundation Announces Additional Design-Student Scholarships

Published: 11/27/2018
Two newly established scholarships have been added to the lineup of design-focused awards from the Educational Foundation of IFDA

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Abbyson Debuts New High Point Building for 2019 Spring Market

Published: 11/27/2018
The new building gives Abbyson additional square footage allowing for more than 60 rooms of product, two executive conference rooms for meetings and several private offices.

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Nice Link Covers Modern Lifestyle With Vintage Remix for Showtime

Published: 11/27/2018
Key supplier of upholstery fabric and leather debuts four new collections from Echo Essentials.

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Las Vegas Market to Host 14th Housewares Design Awards Celebration

Published: 11/27/2018
2019 Winners to be Announced at Winter Market Event

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ManWah Holdings Announces Interim Results

Published: 11/27/2018
ManWah posted a 18.6% increase in Revenues, Net profits saw a decline of 16.1% and Net Margin decreased of 5 points to 17.1% as compared to the corresponding 6 -month period.

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Bob’s Discount Furniture Donates $256,000 to Hunger-Relief Organizations

Published: 11/27/2018
Retailer celebrates the holiday season by gifting $2,000 to 128 food pantries.

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FFO Home to Open 66th Store in Waco, TX

Published: 11/27/2018
The 34,715 square foot store will be FFO Home’s 66th company wide and 4th store in Texas.

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IMC Announces Marketing and Digital Team Structure

Published: 11/27/2018
International Market Centers (IMC) shares a new integrated structure and staffing for its Marketing and Digital teams.

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Dallas Total Home & Gift Market to Premiere New Brands, Events and Enhancements for January

Published: 11/27/2018
Also announces Anne McGilvray & Co. will open a showroom in the World Trade Center prior to the January market.

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MIFF Holds 25th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Dinner

Published: 11/20/2018
Malaysian International Furniture Fair recently held a customer appreciation dinner to honor loyal exhibitors of the annual trade show.

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Diamond Mattress Unveils New Patented Wrapped Coils System

Published: 11/19/2018
The new system, which provides zoned support, will debut in a new mattress line at the Las Vegas Market in January 2019.

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La-Z-Boy Casegoods Promotes Peter Blackwell to VP Sales-Eastern Region

Published: 11/19/2018
In his new role, Blackwell will lead the sales efforts for the company’s three portfolio brands – American Drew, Hammary and Kincaid.

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Kelly Bristol Joins Dallas Market Center as Vice President of Tradeshow Business Development

Published: 11/19/2018
Kelly brings more than 20 years of experience in the tradeshow, wholesale, and consumer show industries.

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Hooker Furniture Names Winners of High Point Market Social Media Contest

Published: 11/19/2018
A furniture retailer, two interior designers and a consumer were named winners of the social media contest.

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Moe’s Home Licensing Program Expands to Alaska

Published: 11/19/2018
The North American retailer and wholesaler announced its partnership with Anchorage-based company, Treeforms Furniture Gallery.

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IMC Announces Sales & Leasing Team Structure & Staffing

Published: 11/19/2018
International Market Center announces a new integrated structure and staffing for its sales and leasing teams.

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Bobby Bush Honored with CertiPUR-US Outstanding Leadership Award

Published: 11/19/2018
Bush played a key role in the development of the CertiPUR-US program, now marking its 10th year.

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WithIt Student Mentoring Day Provides Behind-the-Scenes Look at High Point Market

Published: 11/19/2018
WithIt recently hosted 110 students at its annual Student Mentoring Day during the fall High Point Market.

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LeAnne Flack Named One of Home Furnishings Industry’s Most Inspiring Women

Published: 11/19/2018
Flack, who serves as Milliken Specialty Interiors’ marketing manager, has been honored as one of Home Furnishings News’s Inspiring Women in Home.

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E-Commerce Mattress Company Nectar Sleep Announces Brick & Mortar Debut

Published: 11/19/2018
Direct-to-consumers mattress company taps Macerich’s BrandBox for new retail approach at Tyson’s corner center.

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Laurie Reed Promoted to Creative Director at Marge Carson

Published: 11/19/2018
Reed will be responsible for showroom layout and design, fabric- to- frame applications and visual merchandising.

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International Market Centers Hosts 6th Annual Hospitality Link

Published: 11/19/2018
Three-Day Event Connects Vendors, Designers and Buyers.

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BEDGEAR Makes 3 New hires and 1 Promotion in Merchandising, Education and Logistics

Published: 11/19/2018
Company also announced the promotion of Andrea Antinozzi to the company’s merchandising department as the Director of Merchandising.

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Ashley Furniture Opens Doors to Over 500 Students

Published: 11/17/2018
Company hosted several onsite events in celebration of National Manufacturing Month.

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George Revington Receives Distinguished Service Award

Published: 11/17/2018
George Revington is a retired president and chief operating officer of Home Meridian International (HMI) and retired chief operating officer of Hooker Furniture.

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Mark Rosenthal Passes Away at 72

Published: 11/17/2018
Furniture Sales Rep represented many lines over the last 43 years in NY,NJ, and PA.

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Pleasant Mattress Hosts Warehouse Sale to Benefit Fresno Domestic Violence Victims

Published: 11/17/2018
The "Friends and Family" sale will take place Nov. 17 at the headquarters of independent mattress manufacturer Pleasant Mattress.

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Malouf Launches New Retailer Hub

Published: 11/17/2018
New mini-site is meant to inform and educate potential wholesale clients on the company’s vertical integration advances.

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Michael Delgaudio Passes Away at 66

Published: 11/14/2018
Michael Delgaudio was a creative force at some of the greatest brands in the furniture industry and a veteran high-end visual merchandising executive.

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Kane’s Furniture Appoints New Vice President of Operations

Published: 11/14/2018
Bryan Bach was most recently vice president of distribution and logistics with Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Mattresses where he led explosive growth in the New York City market.

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AICO Walks for Hope

Published: 11/14/2018
The annual 5k Walk for Hope event provides funds to help support City of Hope

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Las Vegas Market Accepting Entries for 8th Annual Global Goodness Awards

Published: 11/14/2018
4 Exhibitors to be honored for sustainability and social responsibility at Winter Market.

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AHFA Elects Gat Caperton as 2019 Chairman

Published: 11/14/2018
Gat Caperton is CEO of Gat Creek Furniture of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

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Furniture Veteran Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Summer Classics and Gabby Brands

Published: 11/13/2018
John Lomax will oversee the areas of supply chain, quality control, logistics and manufacturing.

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International Market Centers Completes Acquisition of Atlanta Decorative Arts Center

Published: 11/13/2018
The ADAC acquisition follows the previous merger between IMC and AmericasMart Atlanta earlier this year.

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Nourison Hospitality Appoints New Creative Director

Published: 11/13/2018
Dipesh Haria will be responsible for development of brand positioning strategies to include design trend analysis, collections, product launches, marketing, media, trade shows and sales collateral.

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McRoskey Mattress Names New President

Published: 11/13/2018
Vanessa Contreras is the first non-family member named president of 120-year-old San Francisco bedding retailer.

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Kingsdown’s bedMATCH Diagnostic System Tops 12 Million Consumer Profiles

Published: 11/13/2018
The profiles provide retailers with valuable insight into the needs of customers who are often confused by a bewildering array of mattress choices.

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Tupelo Furniture Market to Highlight New Products from the Bedding Industry

Published: 11/13/2018
Being the first market of the year, the bedding industry is taking the opportunity to introduce new product from Serta and Simmons/BeautyRest, Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, Stearns and Foster, Corsicana, and more.

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Leggett & Platt Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Published: 11/13/2018
Mitch Dolloff will also maintain his current position as President of the Specialized Products and Furniture Products segments until successor segment presidents are appointed.

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imm cologne's Das Haus to Feature Living Concept Revolving Around Moods

Published: 11/13/2018
Truly Truly was interviewed about the upcoming “Das Haus” at imm cologne, a must-see event for home furnishings designers and retailers.

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Castelle Recognizes Independent Sales Team Members With Annual Awards

Published: 11/9/2018
The 2018 Independent Representative Awards were presented during the September Casual Market.

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IFDA to Present the "Rising Stars of Design" 2018 Awards

Published: 11/9/2018
12th annual “Rising Stars of Design” awards ceremony will be held on Thursday evening, November 15th in New York City.

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Latexco US Expands With New Western Facility

Published: 11/9/2018
Brand-new 100,000-square-foot facility in Phoenix, Ariz., will produce polyurethane (PU) and latex foam.

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Bob’s Discount Furniture Hires New Vice President of Merchandising

Published: 11/9/2018
Tracy Paccione has joined the company as the new Vice President of Merchandising to help drive growth.

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Eclipse International Reports ‘Velika’ Brand Selling Briskly at Independent Retailers

Published: 11/9/2018
In its initial rollout in the Northeast, Velika has become one of the most profitable slots on the sales floors of many independent retailers

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High Point University Student's Undergraduate Research Helps Mattress Industry

Published: 11/9/2018
Mattress retail sales associates opinions find customers know very little or do not care about mattress support systems.