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Don Peppers, an authority on customer-focused business strategies, will be the keynote speaker at Furniture/Today’s upcoming Bedding Conference. More
Retail software provider Reliable Softworks is introducing updates to its ReliaSale product to meet the demands of furniture retailers as well as provide better, faster analytics for all retailers. More
NCAA basketball tournament action and the musical stylings of multi-platinum recording artist Chris Daughtry are among the highlights of the Stars Under the Stars events set for the April 5-10 High Point Market. More
Leather upholstery resource HTL International has launched a gallery-like program for its motion furniture line that includes items with manual and power reclining mechanisms and a variety of technology features. More
Educational seminars at the spring High Point Market, April 5-10, will give buyers a chance to take in an array of ideas, advice and information about the home furnishings business. More
Twin-Star International is recalling about 31,000 Duraflame electric space heaters that pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in announcing the recall today on its website. More
There’s a new “S” brand on the bedding stage. And it’s brought to you by the “A” brand: Ashley Furniture Inds. More
Reflecting its ongoing growth and evolution, Progressive Business Media, the leading home furnishings business-to-business publisher and parent to Casual Living, has promoted Kristin O’Brien to the newly created position of associate publisher at the publication. More
Jay Reardon, the longtime Hickory Chair executive known for his expertise in lean manufacturing and development of branded designer collections, has joined high-end case goods and upholstery manufacturer Chaddock as chairman of the executive committee and a member of its board of directors. More
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Law and the Business of Furniture
March 4, 2014At the recent Casual Living conference, I moderated a panel on California Proposition 65, a law requiring warning labels to consumers who buy products containing certain chemicals determined to pose health risks. While the law is nearly thirty years old, it has become big news recently in our industry because of a new requirement starting in October 2012. A chemical called TDCPP, also known as Tris, is a common flame retardant used by furniture manufacturers, and that chemical was added by the state of California to the list of chemical carcinogens requiring a Proposition 65 warning. (A short version of ...
March 3, 2014We will be helping retailers make more mojo at our upcoming Bedding Conference. Yes, mojo is a good thing, something that all successful retailers must possess. It’s the power that allows individuals and companies to be at the top of their game. “Making Mojo at Retail” is the theme of the conference, set for May 14-16 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, Fla. We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Seena Magowitz Golf Classic at our conference. The Bedding Conference runs from Wednesday, May 14, through the morning of Friday, May 16, and the ...
Sourcing Strategies by Tom Russell
February 27, 2014A recent news article on Woodworking Network.com states that the Chinese wooden furniture industry saw growth in 2013, albeit slower than in previous years. I've included a link to this story below for more details. http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood-market-trends/woodworking-industry-news/production-woodworking-news/Chinese-Wooden-Furniture-Industry-to-Reach-963-billion-by-2018-247411601.html#sthash.2BguhINc.dpbsThis should come as no surprise given the challenges that all industries in China are facing of late. For example, government-mandated wage increases are putting pressure on many manufacturers to find ways to lower costs. This is certainly one way to keep a lid on price increases, but obviously will continue ...
- Indonesia International Furniture Expo
March 11, 2014 - March 14, 2014
Jakarta International Expo
- Vietnam International Furniture & Accessories Fair
March 11, 2014 - March 14, 2014
Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center
Ho Chi Minh City, VN
- Thailand International Furniture Fair
March 12, 2014 - March 16, 2014
IMPACT Muong Thong Thani
From touring a retail store or playing a round of golf to attending cocktail parties with casual industry peers or learning more about the changing marketplace, professionals who took time to attend the third annual Casual Living Conference found time to squeeze in some fun. Change: The New Status Quo was the theme for the event, held Feb. 19-21 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.