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Blog: Viva Las Vegas, Day 2

Blog: Viva Las Vegas, Day 2

In addition to the International Market Center’s big news that it will create what it called a “super regional” gift show, the second day of the Las Vegas Market was notable for numerous introductions and company news. Here are some highlights: Designer Angelo Surmelis officially signed with AF Lighting. The company’s showroom staff wore fedorasMore »

Blog: Hot News from Las Vegas Market

Blog: Hot News from Las Vegas Market

The home furnishings industry braved the desert heat on the first day of the Las Vegas Market yesterday to see and hear the latest and greatest. Here are some highlights form the opening day of the show: Sealy touted its recent purchase of a non-controlling interest in Comfort Revolution, a foam products vendor headed by industryMore »

Blog: Rug News from Vegas

Blog: Rug News from Vegas

LAS VEGAS–Rug manufacturers are putting their best foot forward here at the Las Vegas Market, showcasing their newest products and partnerships. A few impressions from the first day of Market: Artist John Beard debuted at market with his line of original acrylics. Showing in Jaipur’s showroom, B424/426, Beard’s line crosses a number of design styles,More »

Blog: Party Time in Arkansas

Blog: Party Time in Arkansas

There was some reason to expect that the Walmart shareholders meeting last Friday would be a somber, or even contentious, affair, in light of the bribery scandal involving the retailer’s Mexican operation. Various news reports leading up to the meeting spoke of shareholder groups calling upon Walmart executives to ’fess up. Some of these groupsMore »

Blog: Amazon Coming on Strong

Blog: Amazon Coming on Strong

By David Gill The signs are all in place that Amazon.com may soon supplant Walmart as America’s most powerful retailer—if it hasn’t already. Last week, a survey by consulting firm Brodeur Partners ranked Amazon as the most relevant retailer in the country. This survey asked consumers to rank 21 retailers on their relevance in practicality,More »