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LAS VEGAS — New configurations and style directions, as well as mixed media, mark home entertainment introductions at this week's Las Vegas Market. More
LAS VEGAS — The summer Las Vegas Market typically is a good bit lighter than the winter edition when it comes to the number of introductions in occasional, but buyers at the show will see plenty of fresh uses of material and finish in the category. More
Amish-made, solid-wood furniture resource Conrad Grebel has launched a new touchscreen interface technology that allows consumers to customize their dining room furniture on a screen in the retail showroom. More
Nova LifeStyle , the publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of occasional furniture and upholstery, has hired an investment bank “to explore strategic options.” More
The Dufresne Group is looking to add 17 Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations in four provinces, a move that would double the size of its current chain of Ashley-branded stores across Canada. More
HIGH POINT — When consumers shop for dining tables, the style and appearance of the table top can be as important to their purchase decision as the appearance of a headboard is in the bedroom. More
Strong upholstery and dining room business and larger sales tickets helped Havertys to a 7.2% second-quarter sales gain and a 4.8% same-store sales increase, the company reported. More
U.S.-based fabric supplier Robert Allen is adding occasional furniture to its product repertoire. Company officials said the new collection includes 15 ottomans and nine benches, offering designers an opportunity to create custom pieces at accessible price points. More
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Cindy W. Hodnett
May 13, 2014One of the great things about not being famous is anonymity — the type of anonymity that allows one to walk into a furniture retail store to take a look at what’s on the floor and to experience customer service firsthand. These unscheduled excursions offer a rare opportunity for those of us immersed in the furniture business to put on a different hat and see the world of furniture from the consumer’s viewpoint, often illuminating why some stores continue to perform well even when consumers are reigning in their spending. Following a recent visit to a large fabric manufacturer ...
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November 18, 2013I hope no one expects me to lead by example. One evening, my lovely bride of 44 years and I were watching an old black and white murder mystery on television. Actually, I was watching the movie and she was playing Words with Friends with a friend, I guess.The movie was so old, the family had a maid who answered the door and served the meals. I interrupted Kathy and asked her if she noticed anything about the house in the movie. After a few minutes, she said it looked normal to her.That's when I pointed out ...
November 18, 2013Sometimes you hear a story that simply leaves you scratching your head in disbelief. Last week, I heard one from a furniture designer named Austin Rese. Austin is a man on a mission to launch a new lifestyle line of home furnishings. But before you yawn and turn the page, let me add this twist: He intends to bring this line of home furnishings to market from materials sourced only from the United States.Like so many others in our industry, Rese has been troubled by the staggering loss of U.S. jobs to overseas production. But unlike most of ...
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