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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The American furniture industry has faced numerous challenges over the past decade, not the least of which included an economic meltdown, the offshoring of domestic manufacturing operations, and shrinking demand. The tide is shifting as economists and furniture insiders express cautious optimism for a slow industry turnaround. More
A new software program that allows furniture manufacturers to integrate their dealer and consumer websites has been released by The Software Builders. More
The Market Authority is ramping up efforts to make sure new buyers return to market regularly, and plans to make follow-up contacts to registrants to make sure they actually show up in High Point, the group’s board of directors was told Wednesday. More
Components supplier Leggett & Platt said third-quarter sales from continuing operations jumped 13.7% to $997.4 million as the company posted strong gains in most of its residential markets. More
HIGH POINT — Better-quality leathers and fashion colors are in the spotlight in many leather upholstery showrooms at this week's High Point Market as producers try to gain a larger foothold in the middle and upper end of the market. More
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October 21, 2014Here's a quick rundown on what's new and notable in mattresses and sleep accessories at the High Point Market: On the showroom scene, there are a handful of new bedding exhibitors, and a couple of bedding companies who have been in High Point before are returning to this market in new showrooms. On the flip side, there are also a couple of bedding producers who have exited High Point. The newcomers are led by Bedgear, a sleep accessories producer that says its new Plaza Suites showroom (1-500) will showcase “game-changing products.” Bedgear officials say they will unveil a ...
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October 21, 2014As the economy continues to improve at a slow-yet-steady pace, rug vendors are placing more importance on showing at the High Point Market. While those who have been here for a while continue to place emphasis on High Point, this market is notable for the showroom return of a high-end producer and the introduction of a custom rug creator. (Also see my interview below with Bobby Berk for our sister publication Home Accents Today.) Harounian Rugs International is back in a showroom in the Furniture Capital of the World with a space on the third floor of the International Home ...
October 16, 2014In researching affluent consumers for our biennial High Road project, I came across several interesting facts. Affluents are defined as having incomes of $100,000 or more. They currently number 27.6 million households or 23% of the total. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Just because they have the money in the bank doesn’t mean they’re spending it. Today’s post-Recession affluents are choosing to invest rather than spend. Furniture/Today research shows that one-third of affluent households have been buying furniture less often since the Recession. 2. Affluents want quality product when they do ...
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