Furniture

Whitecraft Expands, Relocates Merchandise Mart Showroom

Whitecraft Expands, Relocates Merchandise Mart Showroom

CHICAGO–Whitecraft has expanded and relocated its showroom to the 17th floor of The Design Center at The Merchandise Mart. Whitecraft added approximately 65 percent more space for a total display area of 3,500 square feet. The Whitecraft showroom is located in Suite 1752. “With our relocation to the 17th floor, we will be able toMore »

Espacio Sami Hayek to Launch Home Collection at ICFF

Espacio Sami Hayek to Launch Home Collection at ICFF

NEW YORK–Espacio Sami Hayek, a luxury collection for the home that is a partnership between environmental designer Sami Hayek and Springs Global U.S. is launching at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which opens tomorrow. Select items were on view last night at a launch party at the Cooper Square Hotel. Comprising furniture, decorative accessories, tabletop,More »

Dallas Readies for June Market

Dallas Readies for June Market

DALLAS-With the Dallas Market Center’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market coming up June 22-28, new lines and special events will be a part of the action. The Gourmet Market, the 25,000-square-foot shared showroom located on the first floor of the World Trade Center (#180), features gourmet gifts and specialty food and beverage lines, asMore »

Home Furnishings Industry Conference Draws 370 Participants

Home Furnishings Industry Conference Draws 370 Participants

ROSEVILLE, Calif.-A total of 370 executives with retailers and manufacturers attended the inaugural Home Furnishings Industry Conference April 30-May 2. The event, which took place in San Antonio, was co-hosted by the Western Home Furnishings Association, the National Home Furnishings Association and numerous industry co-hosts. It presented educational sessions on retailer-manufacturer relationships, social networking, bestMore »

Outdoors Hits Furniture Stores in Hotlanta

Outdoors Hits Furniture Stores in Hotlanta

By Jessica Goldbogen Harlan With sunny skies and 80 degree temperatures, it’s beginning to seem a lot like summer in Atlanta—and two furniture store outlets here have taken advantage of the mini heat wave by promoting their outdoor furniture selections. Macy’s Furniture Gallery, a returnee to the casual furniture category, and Room & Board, aMore »

Agio Adds Sokol to Team

Agio Adds Sokol to Team

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.–Agio International has named Andy Sokol, a 27-year-furniture-industry veteran, as vice president sales. Sokol will lead the outdoor manufacturer’s newest initiative to make additional inroads and increase sales from traditional home furnishing retailers. Most recently Sokol was with Macy’s. He spent most of his career in outdoor furniture with Fortunoff. “I’m excited toMore »

Sales Drop Brings First-Quarter Net Loss to Furniture Brands

Sales Drop Brings First-Quarter Net Loss to Furniture Brands

ST. LOUIS–A 7.6 percent fall in net sales brought a reversal to the bottom line of Furniture Brands International in its first quarter. The company posted a net loss of $3.1 million in the quarter, which ended on March 31 and which contrasted to first-quarter net income of $3.5 million in last year’s first quarter.More »

Twin-Star Launches 300 Cube Split Container Program

Twin-Star Launches 300 Cube Split Container Program

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.–Twin-Star International has launched a 300 cube split container program for its ClassicFlame Electric Fireplaces, Tresanti Media Consoles, Thermoelectric Wine Coolers, Beverage Cabinets, Kitchen Islands and Duraflame Infrared Quartz Heaters and Fireplaces. Twin-Star said that retailers who participate in the program can take advantage of China-direct pricing while being able to order inMore »