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News on furniture tradeshows, events and seminars with exclusive previews and live updates on new products and trends.

Widgets

Widgets

See our new publication Widgets, which is dedicated to the parts and pieces that make up the products your customers buy. This issue includes details about Hickory Springs, Leggett & Platt, Atlanta Attachment, Jones Nonwovens, Lectra, Saba and HFMSE. Get the latest!

Videos

  • WithIt panel discussion spotlights group's 20 years

    WithIt panel discussion spotlights group's 20 years

    WithIt Managing Director Amy Van Dorp shares about the work the organization is doing to help women advance in the furniture industry, and she looks ahead to the WOW Awards in April and the WithIt Professional Conference in June. (Video coverage sponsored by Crest Financial.)

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Blogs

  • Courtney Thabet

    Formalized Curiosity

    Courtney Thabet

    December 12, 2016

    Fear and Millennials in Orlando

    Last week, after celebrating my two month anniversary with PBM, I presented research in front of more than 300 people at the 2016 Furniture Today Leadership Conference. As a former professor who had to speak in front of people daily, I did not think I would be nervous. Man, was I wrong. The nerves did not hit until five minutes before presentation. And while I did not fall or trip (a minor miracle), my voice did shake while speaking. Generally, I think a little bit of fear and adrenaline is good; one can use it to boost your energy for ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    December 2, 2016

    A gentle lesson in leadership

    As I sit here writing this, the Furniture Today Leadership Conference has just concluded. The focus of the conference this year was transformative change and leading organizations through it. Day one was packed with speakers describing the increasing pace of change the industry confronts and offering a plethora of strategies to confront it. Day two concluded with three bright, passionate and knowledgeable future leaders laying out a vision for tomorrow that cannot help but make one optimistic about the industry’s future. We will have complete coverage in next week’s paper. But sometimes the most profound learning takes place ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    November 3, 2016

    4 reasons you might not have had a good High Point Market

    By most accounts the recent High Point Market was solidly attended. At least two exhibitors told me they had their best market in years. Another reported a 30% increase in retail showroom visits, and yet another said by Saturday his company had seen at least 20 Top 100 retailers. That doesn't mean everyone had a good market. In fact, there were some companies complaining about traffic. If you are one of those, there is reason for concern. When there is widespread agreement on diminished traffic, such as we saw this summer, it’s a pretty good indicator of slowed ...

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