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Las Vegas Market News

News, features and analysis of the Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market, a biannual furniture trade show being held 18-22 January. Coverage includes updates on product introductions, style trends, business developments and strategies for growth.

Las Vegas Market News From Furniture Today

  • Market dates: Let’s have a clean fight

    The recent dustup over the dates of next January’s markets in Las Vegas and Dallas brought back some not-so-fond memories of an earlier conflict involving the Las Vegas Market. That one, as furniture industry regulars will recall, pitted the Vegas market against High Point — the granddaddy of furniture markets — and turned a bit ugly at times. Here’s hoping the current backers of the Dallas and Las Vegas shows don’t resort to those tactics. The catalyst for much of the High Point-Las Vegas sniping was former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. He famously told a Las Vegas newspaper ... More

  • Joybird lands on permanent spaces in Las Vegas, High Point

    Joybird LV1

    Online retailer Joybird Furniture, which launched a wholesale division at the winter Las Vegas Market, is taking permanent spaces in Las Vegas and High Point. More

  • Simmons shelves ComforPedic mattress brand

    A year ago, Simmons made a big push for its ComforPedic memory foam brand, hosting a lavish launch party for the ComforPedic iQ line in Las Vegas and preparing to roll out ComforPedic’s first national advertising campaign. More

  • UPDATE: Las Vegas date change has winter show overlapping Dallas

    International Market Centers’ decision to push the January 2016 Las Vegas Market back a week is having a ripple effect in the industry. More

  • Fourteen new outdoor manufacturers sign leases for Las Vegas Market casual launch

    They join 24 existing outdoor companies already showing. More

  • Las Vegas Market shifts winter 2016 dates

    The winter 2016 Las Vegas Market has been pushed back a week according to its operator, International Market Centers. More

  • Yes, we have lemons, but can make lemonade

    Last winter it was weather. This time it’s ports. It seems the furniture industry can’t catch a break. For the second year in a row it appears the industry will be forced to make up ground lost early in the year to outside events that have served to blunt sales momentum. Many retailers and manufacturers at the recent Las Vegas market reported their best fourth quarter in years, and that’s despite delays that kept some key goods off retail selling floors. Imagine what the results would have been if this wasn’t a contract renegotiation year at ... More

  • Las Vegas Market reports 11% attendance rise

    Las Vegas Market officials said last month’s winter market registered the highest attendance in the event’s history, up 11% from winter 2014 and up 21% in the home décor segment. More

  • Restonic makes three retailers winners in Las Vegas

    Restonic winner Garfield

    It’s not every day that people leave Las Vegas with lots more money than when they arrived. More

  • Vegas a solid show despite port issue

    Last week’s Las Vegas Market continued the solid momentum that many saw coming out of High Point last fall. On both the retail and manufacturer sides, reports of good fourth-quarter sales were widespread and there was ample evidence that manufacturers were investing in significant new programs based on expectations of increasing consumer interest heading into 2015. The unsettled situation at the West Coast ports, however, served as a damper on an otherwise enthusiastic market, forcing many exhibitors to reshuffle showrooms at the last minute to fill holes left by merchandise still stuck on containers. It is a situation that ... More

  • If walls could talk...

    The ancient Romans had prominent walls in their capital city where they could share their messages. In our industry, we have the walls of World Market Center buildings and parking decks in bedding’s capital city of Las Vegas. Those Vegas walls had some interesting stories last week. Let’s start with a declaration from King Koil, whose banner on the side of the WMC parking deck announced: “It’s time to disrupt your oversaturated market of the same four brands by offering your customers something better and different.” I’ve heard a lot of support for that view — from ... More

  • Las Vegas exhibitors say market rocked

    Primo John DeFalco

    Aside from some grumbling over the earlier-than-usual start to the winter Las Vegas Market and some missing products because of the labor slowdown at West Coast ports, exhibitors were pleased with retailer response to their latest efforts here. More

Vegas Videos Winter 2015

Abbyson Living at Vegas Market

See our video coverage of the 2015 Winter 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 MicroD.

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

  • Larry Thomas

    Special Order

    Larry Thomas

    February 25, 2015

    Market dates: Let’s have a clean fight

    The recent dustup over the dates of next January’s markets in Las Vegas and Dallas brought back some not-so-fond memories of an earlier conflict involving the Las Vegas Market. That one, as furniture industry regulars will recall, pitted the Vegas market against High Point — the granddaddy of furniture markets — and turned a bit ugly at times. Here’s hoping the current backers of the Dallas and Las Vegas shows don’t resort to those tactics. The catalyst for much of the High Point-Las Vegas sniping was former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. He famously told a Las Vegas newspaper ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    February 3, 2015

    Yes, we have lemons, but can make lemonade

    Last winter it was weather. This time it’s ports. It seems the furniture industry can’t catch a break. For the second year in a row it appears the industry will be forced to make up ground lost early in the year to outside events that have served to blunt sales momentum. Many retailers and manufacturers at the recent Las Vegas market reported their best fourth quarter in years, and that’s despite delays that kept some key goods off retail selling floors. Imagine what the results would have been if this wasn’t a contract renegotiation year at ...

    Read More

  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    January 27, 2015

    Vegas a solid show despite port issue

    Last week’s Las Vegas Market continued the solid momentum that many saw coming out of High Point last fall. On both the retail and manufacturer sides, reports of good fourth-quarter sales were widespread and there was ample evidence that manufacturers were investing in significant new programs based on expectations of increasing consumer interest heading into 2015. The unsettled situation at the West Coast ports, however, served as a damper on an otherwise enthusiastic market, forcing many exhibitors to reshuffle showrooms at the last minute to fill holes left by merchandise still stuck on containers. It is a situation that ...

    Read More

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