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Las Vegas Market Records Strong Early Buyer Registration

Las Vegas Market reported today that registration numbers are pacing ahead year over year for Summer Market with significant growth in key attendee categories. The upsurge in buyers correlates with…

High Point Market Authority to Put on Brand Track at Design Influencers Conference

The High Point Market Authority has teamed up with the Design Influencers Conference to launch and co-produce a brand track for the 2019 conference, to be held in Atlanta on February 24-26. The…

Why You Should Be Recruiting Every Day

Good help is hard to find. Or is it? At the WithIt conference in Charleston, SC, last month, retailers, manufacturers and designers gathered to hear a presentation on how to recruit, and it turns…

Battle of the Sexes (Accent Chair Edition)

She wants a ladylike slipper chair. He wants a manly recliner. While relationship therapist probably isn’t part of your job description, you can still help ward off a domestic World War III by…

Summer Market Preview: Atlanta 2018

Preview these products making their debut at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, July 10-16.  Peking Handicraft Designed by Elizabeth Olwen for Peking Handicraft, the…

The New Hybrid in Town: How Cynthia Heathcoe Reimagined Contemporary Living

Every year, the Home Furnishings Assn. recognizes outstanding merchants across the country with its annual Retailer of the Year Awards. Named an Emerging Star little more than 12 months ago, Cynthia…

Location, Location, Location: How Empty Malls Are Becoming Prime Spaces for Furniture Retailers

When it comes to retail news, it’s difficult to escape the number of mall-store closings and blaring reports of the demise of the mall as a viable concept.  Yet, retail strategist Connie Post — a…

5 Steps to Blogging Smarter, Not Harder

Regular blogging does wonders for a website’s SEO, driving customers at all stages of the buying process to your website. It can boost your website in search results, and it can help you attract…

3 Business-centric AmericasMart Live Events That Will Help Your Business

This week, retailers and designers will descend en masse in Atlanta for the summer edition of Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market (…

Bright Ideas to Boost Summer Showroom Traffic

Ah, the good ol’ summertime. Longer days, rising temps, and slower traffic — on the roads and in your showroom — are enough to bring on a case of the summertime blues. Have no fear, says one industry…
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