Palm Springs Rattan and Garden Classics announces positive sales growth
Cecile Corral -- Casual Living, January 28, 2011
LARGO, Fla. — As Palm Springs Rattan and Garden Classics, wholesale manufacturer and distributor of casual furnishings, enters the spring market season, it will build on positive sales indicators and growth already experienced in not only the casual, but also the traditional furniture retail segment.
"We are growing and are excited about the potential for more growth in the entire home furnishings category," said Tami Newton, sales manager for the Largo, Fla.-based manufacturer. "This year, we already have added volume as we picked up numerous full-line traditional furniture retailers." Newton sees the depth of their lines, their customer service and quick shipping and proven product mix as ingredients in the growth being experienced.
One proven sales winner, The Empire Collection, will be reintroduced in April 2011 in the company's High Point Showplace showroom, 1539. Familiar to some, this collection returns after an absence of more than one and a half years.
"The Empire is one of our best-selling collections," said Newton. "However, recently, it has been unavailable to our dealers, and we are looking forward to reintroducing it this year."
Crafted of woven wicker, the Empire features a woven body in a sling design. The depth of the collection added to its popularity with six chair designs and four table designs. The add-a-pad program enables buyers to customize the look of the pieces utilizing Palm Springs' no-grade fabric pricing.
Palm Springs Rattan and Garden Classics is currently sourcing new products that also will be introduced to designers and traditional furniture store buyers during the spring markets, including High Point.
"The High Point Market is an important venue for our products, especially in light of the recent buying trends," said Newton. "We will feature numerous indoor and outdoor collections at that time."