Furniture Manufacturing, Imports, Exports, Distribution & Logistics News
The acquisition of The Brick last March continued to be the sole driver of increased sales and earnings for Leon’s Furniture for both its fourth quarter and full 2013 fiscal year as same store sales fell by both measures, according to figures published by the family-managed full-line retailer. More
Havertys said its fourth-quarter sales rose 7.6% and profits rose more than 40% as the retailer continued to focus on higher-margin, fashionable products. More
Whitewood Inds., a manufacturer and supplier of mid-priced casual dining, has purchased Sedgewick Inds., a High Point-based manufacturer of mid to high-end upholstery for the office and hospitality sectors. More
Furniture stores today can't afford to ignore the Internet nor deny the ever-growing importance of social media as the consumer's go-to tool for inspiration, reviews, communication and shopping. More
A group of U.S. hardwood plywood producers is seeking a judicial review of the International Trade Commission's decision not to pursue an antidumping case against Chinese hardwood plywood producers, which the U.S. companies say are selling the product into the U.S. market at unfairly low prices. More
News From The Web
February 26, 2014Social media has not only changed the way we communicate with each other; it is changing how, where and when we shop.And while this can be a tremendous opportunity for retailers, social media also allows consumers to share their shopping experiences - good and bad - in real time with millions of other consumers.Social media has also provided a platform for sellers to serve up meaningful content and information about the goods and services they offer.Clearly, the retailers who are winning are those who have found a way to communicate with consumers while managing to control the content and ...
The 'Why' of Leadership
February 25, 2014We've all known control freaks. You know them as the folks who have to know everything, be sure everything is and will be perfect, who obsess over even the smallest issues to the detriment of the bigger ones, who must be in charge, who are unable to delegate effectively, who dominate conversations and who worry their life away. You may even be one of them.I certainly have a bit of this within me. It has dissipated over the years, but even today, I still have to guard against it. At some point along my career path I discovered ...
February 19, 2014In today's pressure-cooker world, consumers, including yours truly, are demanding more from every type of experience and nowhere is that more evident than at retail.Today's shopper is not only intelligent and informed, she also knows what she wants, how she wants to access it and who she wants to buy it from.Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the shopping process, allowing her to research, comparison shop and even buy at the touch of a button on her smartphone.But that same technology can be a two-edged sword that has the potential to quickly sever ...
- 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.