Furniture

Safavieh’s Self-Branded One-Stop Shop

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By Duke Ratliff Safavieh’s newest store is a test lab for all things Safavieh. The 20,000-square-foot unit, which opened last month in Farmingdale, N.Y., is the first of the company’s 10 stores to be completely stocked with all Safavieh products. Safavieh’s executives will monitor and evaluate shopping patterns in the central Long Island store, thenMore »

Casual Furniture Players See Smoother Sailing Ahead

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By Jessica Goldbogen Harlan A more stable economy, coupled with more diverse retail interest in the category, means that 2014 is shaping up to be a good year for casual furniture, according to industry members. “We’re anticipating a very good year in 2014,” said Joe Logan, executive director for the International Casual Furnishings Association. “TheMore »

ART Vendors to Offer Exclusive Deals, Events at High Point Market

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Six new vendors—Go Home, Selamat, Lili Alessandra, Couture Lamps, Van Teal and Control Brand—will participate in the Accessories Resource Team’s ART card program for High Point Market next month, for a total of 26 exhibiting companies. The ART card program offers exclusive promotions and other deals to retailers who are members of ART. InMore »

Twin-Star Names Hunter National Account Manager-Lowe’s

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DELRAY BEACH, Fla.–Twin-Star International has hired Shane Hunter as national account manager-Lowe’s. Hunter will report to Chris Harley, vice president of Twin-Star’s Luxe Bath Works division. He most recently was a national accounts manager with Duraflame. “Shane brings more than 15 years of experience in national account management within the retail and industrial channels,” saidMore »

NAHFA Launches Regional Event Program

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) is launching a regional event program to provide members and retailers across the country with local networking and educational opportunities. While the association offers seminars and opportunities for interaction at its market Retailer Resource Centers and Home Furnishings Networking Conference throughout the year, these regional events willMore »

Sustainable Furnishings Council Names New Board Members

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) welcomes five new appointees to its board of directors. The new members of the board, who begin their three-year term this year, are: Gat Caperton, president and CEO of Caperton Furnitureworks, a West Virginia manufacturer of handmade, solid-wood home furniture; environmental lawyer Alexander Elkan, partner at Greensboro, N.C.-basedMore »

NAHFA Announces 2014 High Point Market Seminars

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) has announced its schedule for the 2014 High Point Market Seminars, April 5-8. The NAHFA educational seminars, which are free to market attendees, are held in the Retailer Resource Center (RRC), first Floor of Plaza Suites, 222 South Main St. “This market we’ve added two government relationsMore »

IMC Seminar Series for Spring High Point Market Announced

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HIGH POINT, N.C.–The High Point Market Seminar Series, presented by International Market Centers, is back with a full roster of programming. Seminars are slated to run Saturday, April 5, through Tuesday, April 8, and will feature top design personalities, trend setters and brand influencers discussing the next big things in design, brand building and industryMore »