LAS VEGAS—The Vegas Kids section of the Las Vegas Market will hold several seminars on the children’s home-furnishings business during the August Las Vegas Market. The seminars are part of an expansion of the Vegas Kids section, and will take place on the fourth floor of Building C at the World Market Center. The seminars … More »
It’s summertime and the casual living’s easy By Duke Ratliff Outdoor furniture makers and sellers have lots of reasons to be optimistic as they enter the height of their selling season. First, the weather has been cooperating in most parts of the United States. “As you might guess, weather is very important to the category,” … More »
The American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation has included business partners as a team for the first time among its 2010 nominees. The six nominees are: Gerald Birnbach of Rowe Furniture; Manuel Capó of El Dorado Furniture; Thomas Day, a leading furniture maker in the mid-1800s; Darrell and Stella Harris, founders of Furniture Southland; Michael … More »
NEW YORK-The deadline for sending in new product information and high-resolution images for possible inclusion in HFN’s coverage of the Las Vegas Market in August is Monday, July 12. To submit information on rugs, lighting, or accessories, contact Andrea Lillo, firstname.lastname@example.org; for mattresses, David Gill, email@example.com; and for furniture, Warren Shoulberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARTINSVILLE, Va.–Hooker Furniture has promoted Bruce Cohenour to the new position of president of Hooker Furniture Casegoods. Cohenour has overseen the company’s casegoods merchandising and marketing as executive vice president of marketing since last year. He has now assumed the additional responsibilities of sales, merchandising, marketing and operations for the wood furniture division. He reports … More »
ROCKY MOUNT, Va.–Uttermost will give away three iPads as part of its launch into social media. The giveaway is for Uttermost’s “New Product Ideas” contest, where retailers and designers are invited to share their suggestions for Uttermost’s product line by clicking the “Enter to Win” tab at facebook.com/UttermostCo. Suggestions can include sketches and illustrations, and … More »
PHOENIX–For the second time in five years, Pacific Furniture Dealers has selected case good manufacturer aspenhome as their “Vendor Partner Of The Year” marking only the second time that a case goods manufacturer has received this outstanding recognition. In addition, aspenhome sales representative Michael Gess was honored as the “Best Vendor Representative of the Year” … More »
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair closed last week, and organizer GLM reported that the fair had attracted 22,867 attendees to the event, held at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The show fielded a total of 590 exhibitors (up 7 percent over last year) representing designers, manufacturers, and purveyors of … More »