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Shane Spiller of Spiller Furniture, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Chris Cooley of Michael Alan Distinctive Home, Lake Havasu, Ariz., are the North American Home Furnishings Assn.’s 2015 Retailer of the Year honorees. More
David Martin Todd, a Thomasville sales representative for 25 years, died on March 13 after a battle with cancer and stroke. More
The companies in La-Z-Boy’s case goods group will share a common showroom in the International Home Furnishings Center at the High Point Market. More
Industry veteran Dixon Mitchell has been named chief sales and marketing officer for Resource Décor, the new U.S. distribution arm of high-end manufacturer Rochdale Spears. More
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March 23, 2015One day during high school basketball practice, I wasn’t passing the ball the way my coach would have liked. I was the best player on the team; so naturally, I felt I was the best person to be in control of the offense. There’s not an “I” in team but there is an “I” in win, right? Suddenly! The whistle blew and Coach Murr yelled my name. I was pretty sure he was going to make a teaching point about something awesome I had just done. I wasn’t sure what it was going to be; after all ...
March 23, 2015The International Home Furnishings Representative’s Assn. last week announced that for the first time it would present a Lifetime Achievement Award, and the recipient of that inaugural award would be Ray Allegrezza, my predecessor as editor in chief here at Furniture/Today. To say that it is well-deserved would be a gross understatement. Ray’s contributions to the furniture industry are immeasurable. He is as gracious and giving a gentleman as the industry is likely to see, a consummate professional and accomplished journalist. But that does not describe his greatest gift. Let me share a story … I met Ray ...
March 23, 2015A thought-provoking presentation at the International Sleep Products Assn. Conference earlier this month shone a spotlight on an industry dilemma: Consumers crave sleep, but dread shopping for mattresses. Phil Johnston, senior vice president of the strategic services group at Marcus Thomas, accented the dreadful piece of that equation with two comments consumers made about mattress shopping. The first comment: “Everyone knows that buying a mattress is a treacherous affair, not unlike purchasing a kidney on the black market.” The second: “If you could keep me in your prayers.…” Sadly, there is some truth in those comments, although black market kidney ...
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- New York Tabletop Market
April 14, 2015 - April 17, 2015
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April 18, 2015 - April 23, 2015
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April 20, 2015 - April 23, 2015