Eco-friendly home furnishings
Art Van Furniture will open its 10th Chicagoland showroom in the northwest suburb of Algonquin next spring. More
Scot Chinery, Emerald Home Furnishings’ 2014 Salesman of the Year, died Sept. 30. He was 54. More
Mattress retailer Sit ‘n Sleep has teamed up with bedding major Tempur-Pedic to donate more than 250 mattresses to four Southern California fire departments. More
Sleep Train, part of the Mattress Firm family of bedding retailers and the West Coast’s top specialty bedding retailer, raised a record-breaking $1 million to provide educational support for West Coast foster youth during its annual Charity Golf Classic on Sept. 23. More
Jackie and Larry Kraft, owners of the Serta licensee in Romulus, Mich., will be recognized at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus’ 31st anniversary dinner on Nov. 1. More
About a month ago, we reported that the nuclear restrictions deal between Iran, the United States and the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council might lead to the reopening of the Persian rug trade here, and what it could mean for the rug industry. Should the deal go through and sanctions lifted, it will most definitely provide a spark at the top end of the price spectrum, as authentic Persian rugs are regarded as the best-of-the-best and true heirloom items. Many of those rugs maintain their looks even as their product life is measured in decades, not ... More
The “world’s largest” stationary upholstery plant is getting larger. More
The furniture industry is well positioned for growth but is facing significant change and challenges, including the increasing importance of technology, evolving consumer lifestyles and, for those companies seeking to produce domestically, a shortage of next-generation workers. More
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October 5, 2015This is going to be a very strong High Point Market. Based on my highly scientific methodology — pouring over the flow of new product information, studying our rapidly expanding list of market parties and parsing myriad conversations with industry insiders — I’m going to go out on a limb and say that retailers looking for new and unique, on trend or aggressively priced new offerings, will find just what they need this fall. Many of you don’t know me well yet, so let me tell you, I don’t gush. Having attended markets and trade shows for over a ...
October 1, 2015These beds sell themselves. Many bedding experts make their name by helping retailers and their sales reps understand how to better reach consumers when they enter the store. But Milwaukee-based mattress retailer Hassless Mattress is trying out life without salespeople. Using mattresses to break the cycle. Topeka, Kan.-based Memory Foam Liquidators is giving former inmates from the Shawnee County Jail and Topeka Correctional Facility a chance to earn a living again, even finding a way to give some of its new employees a ride to work. "They are just people like you and me, and you know it's ...
September 30, 2015Dear President Trump: A while back I made some ill-conceived comments in this space about something to do with you and some bedding producer. I may have called you “classless” for calling out that bedding company. That was my mistake. I should have called you “presidential,” your excellency. You are a very smart guy. OK, I may be getting ahead of things a bit, but you have to admit that the political world has changed dramatically since I wrote whatever it was that I wrote about Donald Trump a few months ago. Trump is now leading in the polls, improbably ...
Oeko-Tex: Confidence in Textiles
- New York Tabletop Market
October 13, 2015 - October 16, 2015
- Vietnam International Woodworking Industry Fair
October 14, 2015 - October 17, 2015
Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center
Ho Chi Minh City, VN
- High Point Market
October 17, 2015 - October 22, 2015
Downtown High Point
High Point, NC, US