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The Federal Maritime Commission has approved an agreement that allows the Georgia Ports Authority and the Virginia Port Authority to begin discussing ways the two ports can share information in certain operational areas to position themselves as leading gateways for containerized cargo on the U.S. East Coast. More
Development of wide, deep channels and big-ship infrastructure have earned South Carolina Ports Authority the position as last port of call when the biggest ship ever to call the U.S. East Coast, the COSCO Development, arrives in May. More
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should continue to see strong increases throughout the spring and summer as the nation’s economy improves, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. More
South Carolina Ports Authority Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and CFO Peter Hughes will retire, effective July 1, the end of SCPA’s 2017 fiscal year. Stan Van Ostran, former vice president and CFO of Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, has been named as Hughes' replacement. More
The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood has filed "critical circumstances" petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce to stop what it said is a recent surge of Chinese hardwood plywood imports into the United States. More
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- Furniture/Today Editor in chief Bill McLoughlin shares details of F/T's recent trip to Turkey, including that country's plan to dramatically increase furniture exports to the U.S. In the coming years.
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February 24, 2017The common axiom of the furniture business is that housing activity drives furniture sales. When the housing bubble burst in 2008, the furniture industry suffered near catastrophic setbacks, and the uneven recovery of the housing business since then has been a contributing factor in the furniture industry’s inconsistent recovery. There was good news in January as purchases of previously owned homes were up 3.3% and overall home sales hit their highest levels since 2007. However, the combination of low housing inventories and rising mortgage rates are serving as a brake on momentum, and expectations are that interest rates ...
Sourcing Strategies by Tom Russell
February 10, 2017Reading all the headlines about the threat of tariffs on foreign made goods — China, Mexico or otherwise — got me thinking about what the furniture industry was like before I joined Furniture Today in 2003. Back then, the industry was undergoing one of the biggest shifts it had experienced since it moved from the Grand Rapids region of Michigan to the South in the early- to mid-20th century. Fast forward to the early 2000s, and China had not only become the largest source for imported furniture, but it was also a factor responsible for the shuttering of many U.S. furniture ...
An Insider's View
December 22, 2016"Just sit right back, and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful election ..." Just before November 8th, I was so exhausted from hearing the political babble that I began to watch reruns of Gilligan's Island and episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants. I can relate to SpongeBob's cynical neighbor, Squidward. We all know that January 1 st is just an arbitrary date, no different from any other day, but there is something refreshing about a new year. Add a new administration, even a controversial one, and we feel like there is hope for improvement and progress in ...
- Louisville Furniture Market
May 17, 2017 - May 18, 2017
Kentucky Exposition Center
Louisville, Kentucky, US
- Canadian Furniture Show/Salon canadien du meuble
May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Mississauga, ON, US
June 4, 2017 - June 7, 2017
Suites at Market Square
High Point, North Carolina, US