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Betting on Hope

Betting on Hope

By David Gill Sales picked up momentum in the latter part of 2009, the Las Vegas Market was well attended and busy, and now U.S. mattress manufacturers feel they can experience something missing from the industry for a long stretch—growth. According to figures from the International Sleep Products Association, U.S. sales of mattresses in theMore »

Berkline Puts Its Plan Into Motion

Berkline Puts Its Plan Into Motion

By Warren Shoulberg Rob Burch probably isn’t quite ready to sit in one of his Berkline recliners, put his feet up and relax: There’s still a lot to be done. But since taking over 11 months ago as president of the well-known motion and upholstery supplier that had been going through some troubled times, heMore »

ART Conference 2010 Set for Palm Springs

ART Conference 2010 Set for Palm Springs

Accessories Resource Team will hold its an-nual industry conference May 20-23 at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif.The annual conference is designed to inspire active participation and encourages collaboration while imparting timely information for decorative accessory businesses, organizers said.  Joining the lineup of speakers this year are Leslie Newby, BrandMore »

Climbing the Sustainability Summit

Climbing the  Sustainability Summit

By Marilyn Nason Genuine commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship has become a requisite in today’s competitive home furnishings industry, emerging as top priority for those involved in determining how executives run their own companies, especially as part of their marketing/retailing goals influencing consumer purchasing decisions. Couple this with the realization that not only marketingMore »

Furniture Awards of Excellence

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Amid the 11 million or so square feet of exhibition space at the recent High Point Market were literally thousands of new products. Here are the ones the editors of HFN selected to receive Awards of Excellence this time around.. Click here to download

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Home may be where the heart is, but it certainly wasn’t where the business was in 2008. Click here to download