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High-end case goods manufacturer Century Furniture has promoted Jay Paschall to vice president of sales, a position that became vacant when Alex Shuford III was named president in 2013. More
Versatile Credit, which provides in-store credit to consumers via kiosks, has announced it is adding rent-to-own specialist AcceptanceNow to its options. More
Rug and home décor producer Surya has a slate of events scheduled in its Showplace 4100 showroom for the Oct. 18-23 High Point Market . More
Contemporary upholstery and wood furniture specialist Sunpan Modern home has named Ansley Brown director of product development, a new position. More
Regal Fabrics, a converter of upholstery fabrics, has named Sue Patrolia director of product management and Anne Hood director of merchandising. More
Adjustable bed base resource Ergomotion has been acquired by Jiaxing Shufude, a Chinese company that has been Ergomotion’s principal supplier since the company was founded in 2005. More
Kingsdown’s original lawsuit against former CEO Eric Hinshaw said he paid himself more than $1 million a year in salary from 2000 to 2010, and also paid himself more than $10 million in bonuses in that time period, without consideration by the company’s board. More
New details have emerged about The Furniture Mall of Kansas’ plans to open in the former 160,000-square-foot Benchmark Home Furnishings building here. More
La-Z-Boy is opening an expanded showroom here after a five-year absence from the market. More
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September 25, 2014As you read this, we're less than a month from the next installment of the High Point Market and soon showrooms will be brimming with activity. For those who can’t attend markets for whatever reason, technology exists to give you a glimpse of what was out there in past shows. Glenn Sheridan, a Google-trusted photographer and owner/operator of Greensboro, N.C.-based GSO360, says virtual tours are the next big thing in market attendance because of the portability aspect they offer. “We now offer companies the ability to basically fold up their entire showrooms and have their ...
September 17, 2014This week we pose three questions on the blockbuster announcement that Mattress Firm has agreed to acquire West Coast powerhouse Sleep Train. We will take these questions one at a time. (See earlier article.) With this move, will Mattress Firm dominate the retail bedding landscape? Given the chain’s high profile, one that gets even higher with each major acquisition, it might seem that Mattress Firm does dominate the retail mattress world. But the numbers tell a very different story. With the addition of Sleep Train, the No. 4 bedding retailer, No. 1 Mattress Firm will have a market share ...
September 17, 2014If you intend to stay in business, innovation is the "in" that will keep you in the game. So, with that supposition in mind, we've decided to make innovation the theme of this year's Leadership Conference. (Click here for details.) Our theme is Are You In(novative)? and we plan to tie innovation to each of our presentations during this year's conference, set for Dec. 2-4 at the lovely Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, Fla. To show you the absolute connection between innovation and profitability, Steve Barr, partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP., will share findings from a recent ...
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October 7, 2014 - October 9, 2014
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October 18, 2014 - October 24, 2014
High Point, N.C.
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November 8, 2014 - November 11, 2014
New York, NY