Furniture

Unity Marketing: Affluent Consumer Confidence Drops

Unity Marketing

STEVENS, Pa.–Consumer confidence among the country’s wealthiest shoppers dropped significantly in the second quarter, according to Unity Marketing’s recent Luxury Consumption Index.  The index dropped nearly 18 points to 66 points, which stands close to the level attained at the onset of the Great Recession in 2007.  “Consumer confidence among the affluent – the economy’sMore »

Next Generation-NOW to Hold Reception at Las Vegas Market

Next Generation-NOW to Hold Reception at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Next Generation-NOW will host a “Chatter Over Cocktails” reception during next week’s Las Vegas Market. The reception will provide a networking opportunity for young professionals in the furniture industry. Executives from past generations in the industry will be on hand to mentor the younger executives in networking and communicating about current issues and newMore »

Want To Be Part of a Flash Mob in Vegas?

Want To Be Part of a Flash Mob in Vegas?

LAS VEGAS–Western Home Furnishings Association will host its first-ever Las Vegas Market flash mob next week and is inviting anyone who is interested to join in the fun. The organization will celebrate its new WHFA website, whfa.org, by launching beach balls up into the air on Tuesday, August 2, at 2 p.m. in the WorldMore »

Stewart Appointed V.P. Sales for Drexel Heritage

Stewart Appointed V.P. Sales for Drexel Heritage

ST. LOUIS, Mo.–Chip Stewart has been appointed as the new vice president, sales of Drexel Heritage. In this position, Stewart will be responsible for all sales activities and the sales organization at Drexel Heritage, a division of Furniture Brands International. Stewart has been a regional sales manager within Furniture Brands since 2009. Most recently heMore »

Five Furniture and Bedding Tenants Renew at World Market Center Las Vegas

Five Furniture and Bedding Tenants Renew at World Market Center Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center Las Vegas announced the renewal of five leading manufacturers in the furniture, bedding and ready-to-assemble categories. Bush Industries, Furniture Traditions, Hollywood Bed & Spring Manufacturing, Legaré Furniture and Prepac Manufacturing all renewed their permanent showrooms and will showcase their latest wares at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Aug. 1-5. “These premierMore »

Hickory Springs Partners with Panama Jack

Hickory Springs Partners with Panama Jack

HICKORY, N.C.–Hickory Springs has formed a license agreement with Panama Jack, the beach-products brand, for a line of futons. The line includes 11 mattress-and-frame ensembles which convert from sofas to sleep surfaces, with two different mattress options—8-inch and 10-inch. The 8-inch mattress is made with Hickory Springs’ Preserve bio-based foam and fiber, while the 10-inchMore »

World Market Center Continues New Buyer Incentive

World Market Center Continues New Buyer Incentive

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center Las Vegas has agreed to continue its program to provide complimentary retailer memberships to the Gift & Home Trade Association for new gift buyers who attend the upcoming summer Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market. The market center had provided these free memberships at the winter market, after it and the associationMore »

Sealy, Furniture First and Rowe Furniture Support Cruise for Hope

Sealy, Furniture First and Rowe Furniture Support Cruise for Hope

NEW YORK–Sealy, Furniture First and Rowe Furniture will be among the supporters of the Northeast Cruise for Hope, which will be presented by City of Hope, the research, treatment and education center for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The cruise will honor Simon Kaplan, president of Crest Furniture. The cruise, which is scheduled for Sept.More »