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Casual dining suppliers offer modern in many variations at High Point Market

Looks cover mid-century modern, chrome-and-steel, industrial, reclaimed

Sunny Designs is getting good response this week to its Retro casual dining group, a throwback to mid-century modern styling with a low sheen smoky oak finish.Sunny Designs is getting good response this week to its Retro casual dining group, a throwback to mid-century modern styling with a low sheen smoky oak finish.
HIGH POINT - Casual dining suppliers are focusing much of their effort at the High Point Market on modern looks.
Variations range from mid-century modern and chrome-and-steel to industrial and reclaimed looks.
Jofran reports that retailers have responded well to the 941 reclaimed dining group in pine with a 10-step wax finish, light nail holes and distressing, and four real-linen slip covered chairs. A five-piece group retails for $1,099.
Also popular in the 941 group is a small scaled kitchen island with a granite top and double push-through top drawer, according to Bob Roy, CEO. Jofran is also doing well with its 836 dining group in birch veneers and deep brown finish, 78-inch length and six-piece retail price of $799, Roy said.
Canadel is seeing success with contemporary clean-lined sets without much heavy traditional detailing, according to Howard Cohen, vice president of sales.
Retailers also are getting more adventurous with color on their floors, he said, adding that some stores are finding success in giving consumers a reason to come in by hosting special events and using social media.
"You can't be a potted plant. You always have to be doing something," Cohen said. "Stores have to refresh floors regularly."
Cramco is having success with five new collections of dinettes with interchangeable Parson's chairs that can be mixed when shipping out of its warehouse or container-direct.
Dealers also like wood edge banding added to laminate table tops, according to Dave Shock, national sales manager. Promotional dinettes at $199 for a three-piece group to $299 for a seven-piece set also are doing well, he said.
Retailers also like two chrome contemporary groups with half-inch tempered glass tops that range from $399 to $599 and come with a sled or a brewer chair, Shock said.

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