Furniture

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 »

Seminars Slated for Las Vegas Trade Shows

Seminars Slated for Las Vegas Trade Shows

LAS VEGAS–A number of seminar series have been scheduled for the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Gift + Home and Vegas Kids trade shows, all of which will take place from Aug. 2-6. The seminars are grouped into the Vegas Kids Series, the Trend Series, the Design Series, the Gift + Home Series, the One GoodMore »

Designer Thomas to Keynote Casual Furniture Market

Designer Thomas to Keynote Casual Furniture Market

CHICAGO—Roger Thomas, executive vice president of design for Wynn Design and Development, will deliver the keynote presentation at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in September. Thomas, who created the interiors of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, will showcase his hotel design work and discuss his philosophy and approach toMore »

WHFA, NHFA to Hold Sessions at Las Vegas Market

WHFA, NHFA to Hold Sessions at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–The Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) and the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) have joined to offer a schedule of educational seminars during Las Vegas Market next month. Among the sessions that are planned for this series are “The 12 Rs of Retail Selling,” conducted by Philip Gutsell of GutSELL & Associates, from 9More »

HFIA and UFA Offer Discounts With Partnership

HFIA and UFA Offer Discounts With Partnership

DALLAS–The Home Furnishings Independents Association (HFIA) and the Unfurnished Furniture Association (UFA) announced a new partnership in which UFA members can join HFIA at a discounted rate as branch members. All branch members will have access to the HFIA benefits such as bank card processing, consumer finance, e-mail marketing, freight discounts, gift cards, insurance, lightingMore »

Bassett Posts Profit in Second Quarter

Bassett Posts Profit in Second Quarter

BASSETT, Va.—Bassett Furniture Industries reported net income of $117,000 for the second quarter, compared to a net loss of $9.9 million in the second quarter of 2009. The company’s bottom-line improvement was driven mostly by a  580 basis-point jump in its gross margin, to 49.2 percent, which resulted from the retail segment’s increased share inMore »

FurnitureOrigins Buys Shadow Mountain

FurnitureOrigins Buys Shadow Mountain

STATESVILLE, N.C.–Shadow Mountain, the furniture company known for its rustic-inspired products, has been acquired by FurnitureOrigins. Terms were not disclosed. FurnitureOrigins, which describes itself as a “fully integrated furniture” resource, purchased Zocalo last year and the acquisition of Shadow Mountain, from previous owner First Capital, gives it another unit in the furniture business. Shadow Mountain,More »

Taylor-Smith Named Marketing VP At High Point Market Authority

Taylor-Smith Named Marketing VP At High Point Market Authority

High Point, N.C.— Cheminne Taylor-Smith has been named vice president of marketing for the High Point Market Authority, the group that oversees the big furniture market here. She succeeds Kimberley Wray, who left the Market Authority last month for personal and family reasons. In her new post, which she starts on Aug. 2, Taylor-Smith willMore »