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ICFA names Jackie Hirschhaut as executive director
The International Casual Furnishings Association has named Jackie Hirschhaut as its new executive director following the retirement of long-time head Joseph Logan.
'Category 5 General' to headline FUTURE Leadership conference
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, hailed in the media as the "Category 5 General" for leading Task Force Katrina in the aftermath of the devastating 2005 Gulf Coast hurricane, will be the keynote speaker at Progressive Business Media’s FUTURE Leadership Conference, set for Sept. 10-11 in New Orleans. Satya Tiwari, president of Surya, will introduce Honoré to the audience.
Telescope Casual Furniture implementing lean manufacturing processes
Telescope Casual Furniture, a leading manufacturer and marketer of outdoor furniture, is launching a lean initiative to maximize its effectiveness in serving the ever-changing marketplace.
Las Vegas Market reveals plans for third phase
Las Vegas Market announced today that phase three of its strategic growth plan to position itself as the leading buying platform for furniture, home decor and gift in the western United States will be implemented at the summer 2015 market, scheduled for Aug. 2-6, 2015.
Pride Family Brands unveils Trento collection
Pride Family Brands will introduce the Trento collection for the 2015 season during the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market.
Product of the Day: OW Lee
Designed with the utmost comfort incorporating its curved frame and arched back, the pillowed cushioning of Cambria by OW Lee is the ultimate in outdoor relaxation.
Merchandise Mart reports strong ICFA Preview Show
The Merchandise Mart reports that the recent ICFA Preview Show, held July 15-17, saw a 22% uptick in attendance over last year.
Messe Frankfurt acquires South Africa Show Services
Messe Frankfurt is acquiring a 56% majority stake in the South African trade show organizer South African Show Services (SASS), based in Johannesburg.
- Shifting Into Neutral
- South Sea Rattan expands outdoor offerings
- Pantone announces Fashion Color Report Spring 2014
- South Sea Rattan expands outdoor offerings
- Casual furnishings manufacturers win leadership awards
- Kenroy Home relocates to new High Point showroom
July 23, 2014Moving past the misconceptions to make sales Let me start off by saying I am not one, but I raised two of them and although I can't speak from a first-person perspective, I would say I can speak from a pretty dang close second-person one. Born between 1980 and 2000, the "Millennial" is perhaps the most talked about generation in retail today. The Millennial generation makes up about a fourth of the population and is responsible for more than $600 billion in annual retail spending. Now as a parent to two of them at the later end of the ...
July 18, 2014Summer has finally arrived but unlike the old song, the living is never too easy. Change is happening so fast, it’s hard to keep up with the pace. There was a time when the backyard was considered complete when it had a barbecue grill, a picnic table and a few folding chairs. Over the past decade, the outdoor living trend turned a corner from what some considered a fad to become a permanent fixture of the American home. So now, the largest room in the home is more likely to be outdoors. In a recent study from Saber Grills ...
July 18, 2014I recently had the pleasure of hosting and moderating Furniture/Today’s fourth annual Logistics Conference. Our theme this year, Logistics 2014: It’s about time, underscored the fact that with time being money, speed to market was a critical link to having a profitable supply chain. Our event got off to a great start with a compelling keynote delivered by Dave Nielson, co-president of online giant Overstock.com. Overstock.com makes it a point to be dominant in every category it sells, and that more than holds true for its very large assortment of outdoor furniture and accessories. Despite ...
Detail Oriented: Fire Pits
Colorful and contemporary was the overarching theme among outdoor exhibitors at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, held July 8-15 at AmericasMart. Modern furniture styles, whimsical garden decor, sophisticated rug designs and clever merchandising ensured all eyes were on outdoor this July. — Alexa Boschini
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