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2010 State of the Industry Report Released

2010 State of the Industry Report Released

NEW YORK–HFN’s 2010 State of the Industry Report—the only all-encompassing statistical source on home furnishings data—has been released and is now available for free online at our Web site, hfnmag.com.   The 2010 report is presented online by the New York International Gift Fair.   The report, also included in the April print edition ofMore »

Gift for Life’s New York Experience Scheduled for Jan. 30, 2011

Gift for Life’s New York Experience Scheduled for Jan. 30, 2011

NEW YORK–Gift for Life’s New York Experience will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2011, during the New York International Gift Fair. A national fundraising event as well as the charitable organization’s 19th anniversary party, the event will be held at the Central Park Boathouse here from 6:30 to 10 p.m. All proceeds will benefitMore »

Douglass Joins Surya as Vice President

Douglass Joins Surya as Vice President

CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya has appointed Pat Douglass as vice president of its printed rug division, a category the company has been growing. Douglass will work with Surya’s printed rug factories on development, production and distribution, as well as develop relationships with retailers and wholesalers. “Pat brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our company,” saidMore »

HFIA and UFA Offer Discounts With Partnership

HFIA and UFA Offer Discounts With Partnership

DALLAS–The Home Furnishings Independents Association (HFIA) and the Unfurnished Furniture Association (UFA) announced a new partnership in which UFA members can join HFIA at a discounted rate as branch members. All branch members will have access to the HFIA benefits such as bank card processing, consumer finance, e-mail marketing, freight discounts, gift cards, insurance, lightingMore »

22nd Annual ARTS Awards Judges Announced

22nd Annual ARTS Awards Judges Announced

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team have announced the 22nd annual ARTS Awards judges. This judging panel will select the winners of 26 awards to be presented during a gala event on Jan. 22, 2011. The ARTS Awards is a premier awards program for the decorative accessories industry and is held each JanuaryMore »

Leggett & Platt to Sponsor WithIt Leadership Conference

Leggett & Platt to Sponsor WithIt Leadership Conference

GREENSBORO, N.C.–Leggett & Platt has signed on to sponsor WithIt’s annual education conference, “Leadership2: Take It to the Next Level.” Scheduled for Aug. 17-19, the conference will provide opportunities for leadership development, business networking and professional and personal growth for executives in the home-furnishings industries. It is also part of WithIt’s effort to encourage femaleMore »

Retailer Container Traffic Projected to Rise 16 Percent in July

Retailer Container Traffic Projected to Rise 16 Percent in July

WASHINGTON—A new forecast from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates has predicted that import cargo at the nation’s major retail ports will increase 16 percent this month. In the monthly Global Port Tracker, the two organizations added that the double-digit increases in container traffic could wind down this fall, as retailers look to manageMore »