Furniture

Furniture Association Offers Buyer Help in High Point

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) provides High Point buyers a one-stop marketplace filled with business service providers offering money-saving tools to improve their businesses. The Retailer Resource Center (RRC), located on the first floor of Plaza Suites, hosts more than 30 vendors that offer products and services ranging from advertising and marketing,More »

LaVon Barnes, The Prime Source Founder, 58

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DALLAS–LaVon Barnes, a former retail buyer whose sharp product development instincts led her to create her own sourcing company, The Prime Source, passed away on March 21 from complications of cancer. She was 58. Barnes began her career in retail buying offices. She first worked as a buyer at Sanger Harris (Federated) in Dallas. SheMore »

AIMsights Adds Associates

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DOVER, Pa.–The AIMsights Group, a market research firm, has named Judy Bono and Henry Ching as senior associates. Bono worked at The Pfaltzgraff Co. for more than 20 years, managing branded, licensed and private label product categories and merchandised assortments across multiple channels—including stores, catalogs and e-commerce—and built the Pfaltzgraff’s licensing business with more thanMore »

AmericasMart to Grow Home

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ATLANTA–AmericasMart Atlanta has unveiled a plan to expand its home furnishings offerings with the opening of Building 1 Floor 15, an addition of more than 100,000 square feet of space created expressly for design-led furniture. The development program for the new space launches in July, and the space will officially open in January 2015 atMore »

ART Conference Presents Speed Dating ART Style

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.–ART Conference 2014 has added a “Speed Dating ART Style” line-up of subjects and coaches for its annual conference in May. This year, ART Conference will be held May 1-4 at Paradise Point in San Diego, and the inaugural Speed Dating ART Style program is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, May 2. AttendeesMore »

Home Furnishings Group Offers Networking Opportunities in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C.-The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) will host several Next Generation Now networking and educational opportunities at the April High Point Market. On Sunday, April 6, the Association invites young professionals to a Lunch with Leaders, with appointments available between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Marty Melcher, group vice president of sales,More »

Pantone Unveils Color Trends for 2015

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CHICAGO-Pantone unveiled Pantone View home + interiors 2015, a compendium of major color trends that will influence the home and interiors marketplace in 2015 at the International Home + Housewares Show here. Containing nine key trend palettes, plus individual color and material direction, Pantone View home + interiors arms home furnishings and interior designers withMore »