Furniture

Elite Leather Acquires Hiatt Furniture

Elite Leather Acquires Hiatt Furniture

LOS ANGELES—Elite Leather Company has acquired upholstered furniture maker Hiatt Furniture.  Hiatt will become a new division of Elite Leather which will keep its name under Elite’s ownership. Like Elite Leather, Hiatt Furniture is a family-run business that has been manufacturing in Southern California for over 50 years. Hans, grandson of founder Hayden H. Hiatt,More »

Las Vegas Market Opens Today

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Attendees descend on the World Market Center here today, as the summer edition of Las Vegas Market opens. Even with temperatures in the 100-degree range, attendees are set to party as several events are planned for later today. From 4-6 p.m., Temper-Pedic will host a party in its showroom, C1512, and Twin-Star International will doMore »

World Market Center to Sponsor Home Mortgage Sweepstakes

World Market Center to Sponsor Home Mortgage Sweepstakes

LAS VEGAS–To help focus attention on the second annual National Home Furnishings Month in September, the World Market Center will sponsor a nationwide consumer sweepstakes that will pay a homeowner’s mortgage for one year. The sweepstakes will run through September and will be promoted extensively online and with the support of participating retailers. Stores canMore »

Bigger Tickets

Bigger Tickets

By David Gill Got ten-thou for a mattress? Given the current shape of the economy—recovering, but taking its time about it—the conventional answer would seem to be, “No.” But some mattress manufacturers are approaching this environment in an unconventional manner. Domestic manufacturers such as E.S. Kluft & Co., OMI and Shifman Mattresses have introduced mattressesMore »

Cocktail Tweetup During Las Vegas Market

Cocktail Tweetup During Las Vegas Market

MINNEAPOLIS—Meeting, eating and tweeting are on tab for the first official World Market Center cocktail tweetup, scheduled for Monday, Aug. 2, starting at 5 p.m. in the HotSpot: Social Media Bar in Building C-1096. The tweetup, where people who use Twitter can come together to meet, will include designers Christopher Lowell, Darryl Carter and HGTV’sMore »

World Market Center to Offer Social Media Bar at Las Vegas Market

World Market Center to Offer Social Media Bar at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–The World Market Center will provide Hot Spot: The Social Media Bar throughout the Las Vegas Market, Aug. 2-5. Located in room 1096 of Building C, the concept will offer free assistance to exhibitors and attendees in registering their companies and brands on social-media sites, including Facebook and Twitter. Leslie Carothers and Sev Ritchie,More »

World Market Center Tabs Executives for Gift + Home

World Market Center Tabs Executives for Gift + Home

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center has designated 10 executives to lead the division for the Gift + Home show, which will make its debut Aug. 2-6. Georgia Davis, former executive vice president for Dallas Market Center, has been named vice president of Gift + Home, and is responsible for the strategy, sales and growth of theMore »