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Las Vegas Market News

News, features and analysis of the Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market, a biannual furniture trade show being held 2-6 August. Coverage includes updates on product introductions, style trends, business developments and strategies for growth.

Las Vegas Market News From Furniture Today

  • Customatic Adjustable Bedz introducing Equinox model

    Customatic’s new Equinox bed offers a full lounge position in a deck-on-deck design.

    LAS VEGAS — Customatic Adjustable Bedz is giving its customers new adjustable bedding options with its Equinox lounging deck-on-deck model, which is being introduced at the Las Vegas Market. More

  • Industry News Bedding accessories suppliers report solid sales at Vegas Market

    Bedgear CEO Eugene Alletto stands in front of a number of the company’s new temperature regulating performance sheets.

    LAS VEGAS — Suppliers showing bedding accessories at the Las Vegas Market reported solid sales and a market that met or surpassed expectations. More

  • Retailers give mixed report on first half, look for strong second half

    LAS VEGAS — Furniture retailers attending the Las Vegas Market offered mixed reviews on first half business — from flat to outstanding — but were largely looking for a strong second half, fueled in part by tweaks to their operations. More

  • Wood resources branch out at Las Vegas Market

    Jofran is showing its Geneva Hills bedroom alongside companion dining and occasional pieces to emphasize its ability to produce whole home wood collections. It is made with acacia and features a storage bed that retails at $799.

    LAS VEGAS — Case goods resources at the Las Vegas Market say they are having success with product introductions that position their companies in new price points, styles, materials and finishes that could generate strong business in the second half. More

  • Sixty-four finalists to vie for 2015 Pinnacle Awards

    ART Collection One

    Collections developed by A.R.T., Century, Bernhardt and Hooker were named finalists today in the major collections category for the 2015 Pinnacle Awards. More

  • Walker Edison launches Angelo Surmelis console line

    This mid-century inspired design is one of three new Angelo Surmelis-branded home entertainment consoles.

    LAS VEGAS — Ready-to-assemble furniture specialist Walker Edison is rolling out a new line of media consoles at the Las Vegas Market in collaboration with award-winning designer Angelo Surmelis. More

  • Symbol launches four-model Unite line

    The Connect bed is part of Symbol’s new four-model Unite line, a hybrid offering.

    LAS VEGAS — Top 15 bedding producer Symbol Mattress is launching what it is billing as one of its most significant product collections in years. The new, four-model Unite line signals a change in strategic direction for the 53-year-old mattress producer, officials said. More

  • Metal beds turn heads with new designs, finishes

    Wesley Allen is showing about 15 metal beds, which showcase various styles including these models shown here.

    LAS VEGAS — Metal beds resources at the Las Vegas Market are seeing key customers looking for alternatives in the category, including new designs and finishes that could help boost their business. More

  • No summer doldrums for home entertainment at Vegas Market

    Mixed media and industrial looks get attention in a new wall from Legends.

    LAS VEGAS — New configurations and style directions, as well as mixed media, mark home entertainment introductions at this week's Las Vegas Market. More

  • Coaster rolls out Donny Osmond line

    Donny Osmond video2 player

    LAS VEGAS — Coaster Company of America is rolling out the Donny Osmond Home collection at the Las Vegas Market, a full-line group of 120 SKUs of bedroom, dining room, upholstery, home office and accent furniture. More

  • Vegas Market bursting with beds

    Simmons is once again going to great heights to tout its bedding lines at this bedding-rich market. This banner is on Building A on the World Market Center campus, and refers to the new Beautyrest national advertising campaign that promotes the energy consumers get from sleeping on a Simmons Beautyrest.

    LAS VEGAS — Buoyed by an industry report of booming business in June, this bedding-rich Las Vegas Market kicked off on a positive note. Adjustable beds and hybrids were key topics of conversation as retailers began visiting the more than 100 bedding exhibitors here. More

  • Unique woods add value to collections at Vegas Market

    Sunny Designs Canyon Creek dining

    LAS VEGAS — Case goods resources showing at the Las Vegas Market are using some unique wood species that in some cases are native to the regions where the products are being made, offering retailers and consumers alike a unique wood story that aims to spark interest on their selling floors. More

Vegas Videos Summer 2015

Jamie Durie

See our video coverage of the 2015 Summer Las Vegas Market.  We talk to key retailers and suppliers for the latest product trends and business news. Click to view. Coverage is sponsored by STORIS.

Las Vegas Market Seminars

Las Vegas Market

Educational seminars at the Las Vegas Market will give buyers a chance to soak up an array of ideas, advice and information about the home furnishings business.  See the schedule.

Blogs

  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    July 30, 2015

    Robust slate of bedding intros set for Vegas show

    The summer Las Vegas Market can’t match the introductory firepower of its winter counterpart, but the upcoming event offers a surprisingly robust assortment of offerings. A careful look through the bedding charts elsewhere in this issue — an exercise I highly recommend for the serious bedding retailer — reveals a growing emphasis on sleep technology and sleep-tracking equipment, expanded offerings in the red-hot adjustable bedding arena, and even more emphasis on sleep accessories. This market offers much to bedding retailers, who still have time to tweak their lineups in what is shaping up as a solid year. And the bedding roster ...

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  • Powell Slaughter

    Logistics Logic

    Powell Slaughter

    July 27, 2015

    Any port in a storm?

    While things appear to be returning to what passes for normal at West Coast ports, numbers are appearing that indicate the bitter labor dispute that clogged ocean shipments to and from the region, including the nation’s largest port complex in Los Angeles/Long Beach, could have a long-term impact on routing choices for goods from Asia. Zepol, which does a ton of research on ocean freight trends, recently reported that even after the new International Longshore & Warehouse Union/Pacific Maritime Assn. contract was reached, shippers continued to increase routings to East Coast and Gulf Coast Ports, where container volume ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    July 27, 2015

    Here comes the recovery . . . maybe

    Is it? Could it be? The on-again off-again improvement of furniture industry fortunes and the stuttering economic recovery that seems to take two steps forward and one step back appears to be back on again . . . maybe . . . for now. If that sounds qualified and tentative, it is. The most recent report from the Department of Commerce showed June sales at furniture and home furnishings stores dipped 1.6% from May levels; not a great sign. On the other hand, they were up 4.1% from June 2014; a good sign. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index delivered its second consecutive ...

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