Furniture

Hooray for the Great Outdoors

Hooray for the Great Outdoors

By Duke Ratliff To paraphrase Ed Sullivan, the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market is a REALLY big show. How big? Try 350 exhibiting manufacturers in approximately 350,000 square feet of permanent and temporary showroom space in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Adding to its importance is that it’s the only show endorsed by the International CasualMore »

Trex Teams With Poly-Wood for Outdoor Furniture

Trex Teams With Poly-Wood for Outdoor Furniture

WINCHESTER, Va.–Trex Company, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of wood-alternative decking, has entered into a licensing agreement with Poly-Wood, Inc., to develop and market outdoor living furniture. The Trex Outdoor Furniture collection will include 26 exclusive designs across four different product lines to complement low-maintenance and eco-friendly Trex outdoor living spaces. The introductory TrexMore »

ART, HFIA and IHFC Sponsor Bowling Event at High Point Market

ART, HFIA and IHFC Sponsor Bowling Event at High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C.–High Point Market attendees are invited to a bowling event sponsored by the Accessories Resource Team, the Home Furnishings Independents Association and the International Home Furnishings Center. The event will take place Monday, Oct. 18, at the High Point Bowling Center, with dinner starting at 7 p.m. and bowling at 8 p.m. TheMore »

Gift + Home Show Boosts Gift-Buyer Attendance

Gift + Home Show Boosts Gift-Buyer Attendance

LAS VEGAS–The inaugural Gift + Home Show increased attendance by retail buyers of gift products over previous Las Vegas Markets, according to a statement from World Market Center Las Vegas. The show, which ran in tandem with Las Vegas Market in August, posted a 35 percent jump in gift buyers over the winter Las VegasMore »

ICFA Slates Annual Meeting

ICFA

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The International Casual Furnishings Association will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market in Chicago.    The meeting will be held in the Merchandise Mart Conference Center on the second floor, across the pedestrian bridge. Members will be asked to vote onMore »

New North Carolina Export Consortium to Debut Showroom in January

New North Carolina Export Consortium to Debut Showroom in January

By Andrea Lillo With the continuing troubled economy here at home, a new manufacturers’ consortium headed by Capel’s Bud Young looks to help expand U.S. manufacturers’ business outside the border. Called the North Carolina Furniture Export Consortium, the group of mostly North Carolina companies covers a number of complementary categories, including case goods, lighting, rugs,More »

Retailers Sign Up for National Home Furnishings Month

Retailers Sign Up for National Home Furnishings Month

LAS VEGAS–A number of retailers throughout the country have said they will participate in the National Home Furnishings Month campaign, according to a statement from the World Market Center, the campaign’s sponsor. Eight thousand retail stores have signed up to take advantage of the store locator on the campaign’s Web site, homeyet.com, the statement said.More »

Goldberg, Raymour Co-Founder, Dies

Goldberg, Raymour Co-Founder, Dies

SYRACUSE, N.Y.–Bernard Goldberg, co-founder of Raymour Furniture Company, died on Friday. He was 84 years old. Goldberg founded the company, now known as Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Company, in 1947 with his brother Arnold. For the past 20 years, he served as chairman of the board of Raymour & Flanigan. Known as “Bernie,” he servedMore »