The High Point Market Authority reports that this year’s Sept. 11-12 fall High Point Premarket has 24 vendors on board as sponsoring exhibitors for the event, which allows retailers to get a first look at the Oct. 14-18 main show’s introductions. More
Boston Inc., the parent company of Furniture & ApplianceMart and a Wisconsin Ashley HomeStore licensee, will enter the market with the acquisition of three Ashley corporate HomeStores locations. More
Maine has passed a law banning all flame retardants in upholstered furniture and has become the first state in the nation to do so. More
Glen Raven Inc., a global provider of performance fabrics, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills, a market leader in the design and manufacture of decorative jacquard fabrics. More
Showroom Technologies, a subsidiary of retailer Danto Furniture, will be shopping its “Active Showroom” updated display/sales program with more potential vendors at the upcoming Las Vegas Market. More
While much has changed between winter to summer markets in Las Vegas, the motion category remains strong and highly competitive with growing demand for power function, custom options and fast delivery that up the ante on value at retail. More
Contemporary and transitional case goods and upholstery source Star International Furniture and Orient Express Furniture have moved their East Coast distribution center to High Point. More
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