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Furniture Today is searching for the best furniture retailers in America and is enlisting the industry’s help to make the choice. The industry’s leading business newspaper is accepting nominations today through August 4, 2017 on a special landing page created exclusively for its Furniture Industry Leadership Awards. More
High end case goods and upholstery resource French Heritage is moving to a new space for the July 30-Aug. 3 Las Vegas Market. More
Progressive Business Media has announced the creation of a new Impact Awards program that will take place at the company’s upcoming Next Conference, Sept. 25-27 at Nationals Park in Washington. More
Mississippi State University announced it is establishing the Franklin Innovation Center as a result of reorganizing the Franklin Furniture Institute following this week’s reports that the institute lacked funding to continue. More
Donny Osmond, celebrity entertainer and home products licensor, will serve as an auctioneer at Las Vegas Market’s seventh annual Up on the Roof fundraiser benefiting Gift For Life. More
The Home Furnishings Assn. (HFA) facilitated its fourth Leadership Immersion Experience for its Next Generation Now community earlier this month, with HFA Retailer of the Year and Furniture Today Top 100 retailer Josh Hudson hosting 12 next-generation retailers at Hudson’s Furniture. More
Mattress, pillow and protector manufacturer ViscoSoft have hired consultant Heidi J. Diamond to direct strategic planning and integrated marketing initiatives. More
Lectra, a manufacturing technology solutions provider, recently hosted the Leather Experience Event at its North American headquarters near Atlanta. More
Everyone wants to increase their revenue, but it’s not an easy problem to solve. It’s hard to forecast revenue, and some companies don’t realize that what they’re doing isn’t working until it’s too late. More
News From The Web
- Amazon, which will have its presence in Vegas, continues to make inroads into furniture. Also, occasional furniture is proving to be a strong category coming into market, with many vendors taking more of a single-item approach. And underscoring all Las Vegas Market news is the recent acquisition of IMC by Blackstone.
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- Las Vegas Market
July 30, 2017 - August 3, 2017
World Market Center Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada , US
- All American Furniture Expo
August 2, 2017 - August 3, 2017
Utz Building, York Expo Center
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US
- Next Conference
September 25, 2017 - September 27, 2017
Washington, DC, US