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Tom Conley Named President, CEO of High Point Market Authority

Tom Conley

HIGH POINT, N.C.-The High Point Market Authority board of directors has appointed trade show executive Tom Conley president and CEO, effective Aug. 15. Conley replaces Brian Casey, who left the Market Authority in the spring. “We are very pleased to have someone of Tom’s caliber join the Market Authority, particularly with his extensive background inMore »

Hästens to Debut “Best Bed Giveaway”

Hästens to Debut “Best Bed Giveaway”

NEW YORK–Hästens will launch its “Best Bed Giveaway” sweepstakes, in which contestants can enter to win one of its Luxuria queen beds, valued at $10,120. Beginning Aug. 8, individuals can register to enter the contest on the company’s website, hastens.com. The prize is a Hästens Luxuria continental queen-sized bed with a BJX Luxury topper, craftedMore »

World Market Center Expands On-site Dining Options

World Market Center Expands On-site Dining Options

LAS VEGAS–The foodie scene hits World Market Center Las Vegas just in time for Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market, which opened yesterday. Las Vegas Market has a new food court on the third floor of Building C, featuring nine casual dining options. “In addition to some of the more established restaurants and kiosks throughout market,More »

Blog: Memo to Pillow Vendors: Watch Out for Tempur-Pedic

Blog: Memo to Pillow Vendors: Watch Out for Tempur-Pedic

NEW YORK–A statement last week by Tempur-Pedic’s president and CEO, Mark Sarvary, should jangle the nerves of those that manufacture bed pillows. Speaking to financial analysts on a conference call about the company’s second-quarter results, Sarvary dropped this bomb: “Beyond mattresses, we’re excited about the potential for our pillow business.” He went on to sayMore »

Tempur-Pedic’s Wide Awake Second Quarter…Net Up 58 Percent

Tempur-Pedic’s Wide Awake Second Quarter...Net Up 58 Percent

LEXINGTON, Ky.–The Tempur-Pedic financial engine was in high gear in its fiscal second quarter, with a gain in net income of 58.4 percent to $53.1 million. The bottom line for the specialty mattress manufacturer was fueled by a strong 30 percent increase in net sales, to $342.2 million, and a boost of 424 basis pointsMore »

Want To Be Part of a Flash Mob in Vegas?

Want To Be Part of a Flash Mob in Vegas?

LAS VEGAS–Western Home Furnishings Association will host its first-ever Las Vegas Market flash mob next week and is inviting anyone who is interested to join in the fun. The organization will celebrate its new WHFA website, whfa.org, by launching beach balls up into the air on Tuesday, August 2, at 2 p.m. in the WorldMore »

World Market Center Continues New Buyer Incentive

World Market Center Continues New Buyer Incentive

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center Las Vegas has agreed to continue its program to provide complimentary retailer memberships to the Gift & Home Trade Association for new gift buyers who attend the upcoming summer Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market. The market center had provided these free memberships at the winter market, after it and the associationMore »

Select Comfort Boosts Net 82 Percent in Second Quarter

Select Comfort Boosts Net 82 Percent in Second Quarter

MINNEAPOLIS–In what its president and CEO, Bill McLaughlin, described as “another important step toward a record year for our company,” Select Comfort rang up an 82 percent jump in its net income in the second quarter, totaling $11.3 million. The bottom line benefited from a 16 percent increase in net sales to $161.5 million. SpeakingMore »