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Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Set Records
Almost 190 million people shopped online or in store between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday

2019 Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Sets Records

Surya's Boston Design Center Showroom
Surya has officially opened it's latest Design Center Showroom in Boston.

Surya Opens Showroom in the Boston Design Center

Dallas Market Center Lightovation New and Returning Exhibitors
Dallas Market Center announces new and returning exhibitors for Lightovation 2020.

Dallas Market Center Announces New Leases, Renewed Exhibitor Commitments to Lightovation

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Shayla Copas and Chelsea House product design partnership
Chelsea House will produce a full line of Shayla Copas home furnishings for April High Point Market.

Chelsea House Announces Partnership with Designer Shayla Copas

HRI Sunbrella Rugs Las Vegas Market
HRI will introduce a new rug collection with Sunbrella at Las Vegas Market

HRI Partners with Sunbrella Las Vegas Market Rug Introduction

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Hinkley Lighting Announces Next Steps in Brand Evolution

Starting in 2020, Hinkley will drop "Lighting" from its brand name and evolve its product offering.

Lightovation Lounge Returns to KBIS 2020

The lounge sponsored by Furniture Lighting & Decor will be located at South Hall #S113 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Hunter Fan Company lighting collection
The Astwood

Hunter Fan Launches First Lighting Collection

The 14 designs in the lighting collection are designed to complement the brand's ceiling fan models.

ICFA Conference
The Charting Tomorrow Together Conference from the ICFA will be held at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego.

ICFA 2020 Conference Registration Opens to Record Numbers

The International Casual Furniture Association has opened registration for its Charting Tomorrow Conference in San Diego. Early registration has been robust.

Call for Entries Opens for 2020 Showroom of the Year Awards

Through Feb. 28, 2020, lighting stores may enter and anyone in the lighting industry may nominate for these awards, presented at June Lightovation.

Attendee Gathering Space at BDNY
Gathering spaces for attendees at BDNY were crowded and outfitted by sponsoring exhibitors.

Big Design from the BD|NY Hospitality Show

It was fall… and winter… and maybe even a little summer in NY this past week as we headed up for BD|NY, which was held at the Jacob Javit
OMI Terra mattress
OMI’s Terra mattress

OMI to Develop Public Education Program

The company will shift its resources from its Las Vegas showroom to a public education program designed to increase consumer awareness of certified-organic sleep products.

Hooker Furniture Melange Esperanza two door chest
Hooker Furniture's Esperanza two-door chest

Hooker Furniture Announces Winner of High Point Market Social Media Contest

The #LiveInColor social media contest attracted 392 entries this year.

Contour Interior Design Welcomes Warren Knight as Global Brand Director

Knight brings with him extensive experience in product design, luxury residential projects and commercial interiors.

Housing Starts Reach Fastest Pace Since 2007

A joint report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed an increase in privately owned housing starts to an annual rate of 1.36 million in August.

LightFair to be Staged During New York Design Week in 2021

The location places it alongside international high-end and contemporary furnishings tradeshow ICFF for its five-day conference and three-day tradeshow.

Naomi Sperling
Naomi Sperling

Maxim Lighting Turns 50, Celebrates Family History

The company spotlights Chief Operations Officer Naomi Sperling.

Akzonobel groundbreaking
(From left to right): Doug Barbe, AkzoNobel Operations Director Americas, Industrial Coatings; Ard van der Vorst, Consul General of the Netherlands (Atlanta); Jay Wagner, High Point Mayor; Thierry Vanlancker, AkzoNobel CEO; Anthony Copeland, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce; Simon Parker, AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings Business Director

AkzoNobel Makes $55 Million Reinvestment in North Carolina Wood Coatings Site

The reinvestment aims to transform the site by adding innovative technologies, new infrastructure and other projects to modernize the manufacturing site.

50 Events, Seminars Slated for January Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Attendees can expect events, seminars, gourmet demonstrations, lounges and celebrations – including the first-ever staging of Party for Life in Atlanta.

Former Manchester United Sleep Doctor Joins MLILY USA

The relationship follows the success of MLILY’s work with Dr. Robin Thorpe and the Manchester United soccer team as they partnered to create The Dream mattress for the players.

Consumer Holiday Spending is Expected to Increase This Year
More consumers will be holiday shopping online in 2019

Consumers Expected to Spend More This Holiday Season

This holiday season, spending is anticipated to be up by 5 percent over last holiday shopping season. More consumers are expected to shop online this year as well! 

Hilary Farr Launches Fabric Collection for Covington Fabric & Design at Showtime

Farr will be at the Covington showroom (MSTT 8th Floor) at the semi-annual fabric market to introduce her full collection of patterns, textures and signature prints.

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