Bob Maricich

The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas Receives Temporary Certificate of Occupancy

International Market Centers (IMC) received a temporary certificate of occupancy for the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, its new 315,000-square-foot tradeshow facility in downtown Las Vegas.…

IMC to Host Together Safely Webinar on June 17

International Market Centers (IMC) will host a webinar outlining its Together Safely Master Plan on Wednesday, June 17 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT, sharing health and safety protocols for its summer…

Summer Las Vegas Market Offers Resources for Retail Recovery

With revised dates and enhanced safety protocols due to COVID-19 recovery, Las Vegas Market will present thousands of furniture, home decor and gift resources to buyers and designers. The summer 2020…
AHFA 2020 Inductees
Top row from left: Irv Blumkin, CEO, Nebraska Furniture Mart; Robert G. Culp III, co-founder, former chairman and CEO, Culp, Inc.; Robert J. Maricich, chairman and CEO, International Market Centers. Bottom row from left: Allan H. Palecek, chairman and founder, PALECEK; Todd Wanek, CEO and President, Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. 

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Names 2020 Inductees

Five industry leaders will be inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 17 during the High Point Market. Joining the current 120 members of the Hall of Fame are Irv…

High Point Virtual Market Experience Drew Thousands of Participants

International Market Centers’ (IMC) first-ever High Point Virtual Market Experience ended on a high note last week with record engagement on the IMC High Point Market website, generated by thousands…

IMC Implements 'Together Safely' Protocols for Reopening

International Market Centers (IMC) today released its “Together Safely” plan for reopening its buildings in Atlanta, High Point and Las Vegas and preparing for Summer 2020 markets given the COVID-19…

Atlanta Market Shares Safety Measures, Adapted Programming for Summer Event

Atlanta Market kicks off an unprecedented summer market season with new dates and a modified format that will allow retailers and designers to source needed new product during their recovery from the…

IMC Survey: Retailers Look Toward Economic Recovery Amid COVID-19 Crisis

A new survey of the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries commissioned by International Market Centers (IMC) reveals that, while the COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted all retail…
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IMC Launches Virtual High Point Market in May

Following High Point Market Authority’s cancelation of the spring 2020 High Point Market, International Market Centers (IMC) has announced the launch of “IMC High Point Virtual Market,” a three-week-…

Veteran Business Reporter Marilyn Nason Passes Away

Veteran business reporter Marilyn Nason passed away this morning at the age of 91 following a battle with cancer. Nason, a native of Ossining, NY, followed her family into the publishing and…