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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

  • 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

  • Las Vegas Market presents six Best Booth awards

    Las Vegas Market officials have given Best Booth awards to six exhibitors at this week’s show — Bison Book Binding, Cozy Nomad Designs, Dogberry Collections, Joybird Furniture, Karma Living and Vital Inds. More

  • Industry News Dining goes industrial, contemporary, rustic

    The Harrisburg dining set by Urban Styles is made with rubberwood solids and has an aged cognac finish. A table, four chairs and a bench retails at $1,199.

    LAS VEGAS — Casual dining resources at the Las Vegas Market are seeing continued strong response to a combination of industrial-influenced, contemporary and rustic designs that combine wood, metal, concrete and bluestone materials. More

  • Retailers enthusiastic about new bedding programs at Vegas Market

    Terry Brophey of Tempur Sealy International sits near a display in the Stearns & Foster showroom that salutes the history of craftsmanship that she said is embodied in the line.

    LAS VEGAS — Major new bedding programs are getting strong retail reviews at the Las Vegas Market, bedding producers reported. More

  • Industry News Innovation strikes a chord in occasional

    Innovations in materials at Phillips Collection include this cocktail table with gold and rose gold flakes embedded in the top.

    LAS VEGAS — Innovative use of unusual materials in occasional are striking buyers' fancy at Las Vegas Market. Mixed media are nothing new in the category, but several vendors are pushing the envelope and reporting strong retailer reception. More

  • Logistics a big challenge for case goods sources at Vegas Market

    LAS VEGAS — Case goods suppliers at the Las Vegas Market are making the most of a tough logistics situation by highlighting what did make it to their showroom floors, including inline goods that are available for relatively quick delivery. More

  • Marketing strategies in forefront at Vegas Market

    Decor-Rest hired a contortionist for the grand opening of the company’s Las Vegas showroom to highlight the “inside” of the upholstery line.

    LAS VEGAS — A contortionist, a light and water display and dozens of designer and celebrity meet-and-greet events are among the supplier marketing strategies taking place at the Las Vegas Market as furniture manufacturers attempt to woo busy dealers. More

  • Leggett & Platt’s CPG hires William Healy as e-commerce manager

    Leggett & Platt’s Consumer Products Group has hired William Healy as e-commerce manager, a new position. More

  • Tempur-Pedic offerings evolve with addition of innersprings

    Rick Anderson calls it "an evolutionary revolution." I call it a fascinating new product move, one that could pay big dividends. We are talking about the new Tempur-Flex line, which we have reported on in another article. (Click to read.) The flex comes from a new, faster-responding type of Tempur material, and the addition of a component that has never before appeared in a Tempur-Pedic sleep set: innersprings. Yes, you read that correctly. Tempur-Pedic has incorporated innersprings into a high-end line of bedding. And the mattress world has not come to an end. In fact, a new chapter is beginning ... 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

  • 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 ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    January 27, 2015

    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 ...

    Read More

  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    January 20, 2015

    Tempur-Pedic offerings evolve with addition of innersprings

    Rick Anderson calls it "an evolutionary revolution." I call it a fascinating new product move, one that could pay big dividends. We are talking about the new Tempur-Flex line, which we have reported on in another article. (Click to read.) The flex comes from a new, faster-responding type of Tempur material, and the addition of a component that has never before appeared in a Tempur-Pedic sleep set: innersprings. Yes, you read that correctly. Tempur-Pedic has incorporated innersprings into a high-end line of bedding. And the mattress world has not come to an end. In fact, a new chapter is beginning ...

    Read More

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