Author Archives: Home Furnishings News

HFN High Point, Tabletop Editorial Deadline: Sept. 5

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NEW YORK–HFN has started collecting new product information and high-resolution images for its editorial show coverage of High Point Market and the Tabletop Show in October. To be included, please send a brief product description, your company website and a hi-res image to us no later than Friday, Sept. 5. Images (preferably jpegs, but weMore »

West Elm to Debut Grant Program for U.S. Artisans

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BROOKLYN, N.Y.-The West Elm segment of Williams-Sonoma will launch the We Love Local Small Business Grant contest, an effort to provide support to U.S.-based artists, makers and designers. Beginning tomorrow, local artisans can go online at westelm.com/localgrant and submit stories about who they are, what they make and how the prize ($25,000 to the winner)More »

Mattress Firm Q2 Sales Climb 35.5 Percent

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON-Mattress Firm’s second-quarter net sales rose 35.5 percent to $410 million, according to a preliminary statement from the specialty retailer. The jump in the top line owed to a 9.7 percent gain in same-store sales along with the addition of new and acquired stores, the statement said. “Our sales performance has been consistently strong inMore »

Furniture Industry Group Plans High Point Lunch for Young Members

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–Enthusiasm for the North American Home Furnishings Association’s recent luncheon program for younger members has prompted another such gathering at High Point Market in October. Lunch with Leaders was held for Next Generation Now members at Las Vegas Market last month. City Furniture President Keith Koenig, Gallery Furniture President Jim McIngvale and Steinhafels PresidentMore »

NRF Cites Badcock as “Retail Champion” Finalist

Wogan Badcock

ROSEVILLE, Calif.-Wogan Badcock III, owner of Badcock Furniture and More, has been named one of the five finalists for the National Retail Federation’s Retail Champion award. The award recognizes retailers for their grassroots advocacy and engagement on federal, state and local issues affecting the retail economy. Badcock was honored with the four other finalists atMore »

Copeland Named to Head Haier Air Quality Business in the Americas

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NEW YORK-Haier America has appointed Gina Copeland senior vice president of air quality, making her responsible for the company’s home comfort products in the Americas. Copeland’s role is a new position for Haier America. She reports directly to Adrian Micu, president and CEO of Haier America. Haier America’s home comfort products include dehumidifiers and airMore »

IMC: Las Vegas Market Garners Rave Reviews

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LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market announced that the just-concluded Summer Market was a success for both buyers and suppliers. According to Bob Maricich, CEO, International Market Centers, the strong positive reactions to Summer Market from participants are a direct result of the phased growth and enhancement of Las Vegas Market over the past two years. “JustMore »

Young Designers in NY Now Spotlight

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Two special programs will showcase emerging designers at NY Now later this month. Two young companies—J R Meyer Lighting of Norwich, Vt., and Above The Fray from Bangkok, Thailand—will participate in their first wholesale market as part of The Emerging Designer Maker Platform in the show’s Handmade collection. And within Accent on Design,More »