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The latest news and information about casual furniture retailers, manufacturers, designers and suppliers.
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  • Dallas Market Center promotes Cole Daugherty, Amy Galindo

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    Dallas Market Center has promoted Cole Daugherty to senior vice president, marketing communications, and Amy Galindo to vice president, market services. More

  • Is furniture ripe for the sharing economy?

    Here’s something to keep an eye on. The other day, Furniture/Today received an email from Gorilly, a new online shopping service that could become the Uber or Airbnb of furniture. The San Francisco-based company lets consumers “try before they buy” by essentially turning previous buyers of products into showroom operators of sorts. Thinking about buying an Oru Kayak but can’t find a local store? Check out the listings on Gorilly.com to see if a previous buyer in your neighborhood is available to show you the very kayak you’re interested in. If you end up buying ... More

  • 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

  • HOM Furniture to open largest store this weekend

    HOM Furniture’s 185,000-square-foot Furniture & Design Center in Little Canada, Minn., opens Saturday with HOM, Gabberts and Dock 86 showrooms.

    HOM Furniture is set to open its largest store complex in Little Canada, Minn. Saturday, a 185,000-square-foot Furniture & Design Center featuring its three main retail banners. More

  • PBM Seeks Project Leader for Business Research Department

    Progressive Business Media seeks a Project Leader for our Business Research department in Greensboro, NC. The successful individual will be outstanding in his/her primary research skills and proactive in outreach, leveraging existing sales relationships to build our research line of business. Significant interaction with our sales executives will pave the way for success in providing research projects that enhance our clients’ overall impact and performance in the home furnishings sector. More

  • Serta Simmons CFO Brian Callahan resigns

    Serta Simmons Bedding Chief Financial Officer Brian Callahan has resigned to “pursue other interests,” the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported. More

  • BMTC Group sales up 5.1% in 4Q but earnings dip 31%

    BMTC Group, the largest full-line furniture retailer in Quebec and the third largest in Canada, saw a 5.1% uptick in fourth-quarter sales to C$183.1 million, and had same-store sales growth of 0.8%, reversing a decline a year earlier. More

  • Mega Motion moving to larger High Point Market showroom

    Power lift chair resource Mega Motion has signed a long-term lease for a larger showroom in Furniture Plaza. More

  • High Point Market panel to focus on Gracious Design

    Southern Living magazine Senior Editor Zoe Gowen will explore the meaning of “Gracious Design” at a panel discussion on the April High Point Market’s opening day. More

  • CDG heading to Arizona for December conference

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    The Contemporary Design Group is taking its annual conference on the road again late this year, hosting members and vendor partners at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Ariz. More

  • Borkholder Furniture redefines its image

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    Solid-wood case goods manufacturer Borkholder Furniture is redefining how it presents itself to customers. More

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  • Recapping the week in furniture with F/T

    Recapping the week in furniture with F/T

    Furniture/Today staff members discuss some of the week’s more noteworthy and interesting news items including updates on the port situation, the latest on Made in the USA furniture and “sleeping with frogs.”

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