High Point Market Announces the 2020 Style Spotters Team

Table Plans - January 6, 2020 The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) recently announced the 2020 Style Spotters team: Rachel Cannon (LA), Rachel Cannon Limited Interiors Nancy Fire (NY), Design Works International Joanna Hawley-McBride (WA), Jojotastic, ....

Soft-Tex International Merges with REACTEX

Table Plans - January 6, 2020 Soft-Tex International, Inc. recently announced its completed transaction to merge with the personal climate control joint venture, REACTEX Technology Group, LLC, and acquire full ownership of all REACTEX™ intellectual property.Bringing ....

Derek Thompson To Keynote at 2020 ICFA Education Conference

Table Plans - January 6, 2020 “Successful salespeople offer consumers something surprising that is familiar, or something familiar that is surprising,” said Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, and author of the national bestseller, “Hit ....

Norwalk Furniture Forecasts Three Emerging Textile Trends for 2020

Table Plans - January 6, 2020 From Left to Right: Conservatory, Spiced Up, and Ebony & Ivory. Norwalk Furniture reports that it will highlight three emerging color and textile trends throughout its showroom at the upcoming ....

Easy Furniture Web Tip #286: When Two Spaces After A Period Is Better

Table Plans - January 6, 2020 One of my most popular tips is an oldie, Easy Furniture Web Tip #53. In it I advised that folks put one space after a period instead of two, which ....

Home Furnishings Association Announces Major Award Winners for 2019

Table Plans - January 5, 2020 The Home Furnishings Association recently announced their top awards for 2019: Howell Furniture, Brakenridge Furniture, Greg Crowley of Crowley Furniture & Mattress and Joe Bright of Dunk & Bright Furniture.The ....

Kingsdown Names Fashion Exec to Lead Marketing & Branding

Table Plans - January 3, 2020 Kingsdown announced that it has turned to a fashion industry executive to synthesize its marketing and branding for its United States, Canada and Zedbed business units. Kevin Spencer has been ....

Malouf Foundation Organizes OnWatch™ Challenge for January

Table Plans - January 3, 2020 For National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Malouf Foundation announced that it has created a unique challenge to get more businesses involved with the OnWatch™ training. OnWatch™ is ....

Holiday 2019 Wasn’t So Jolly For Brick-and-Mortar Retailers and Challenges Will Continue

Table Plans - January 3, 2020 Early results are in and they show that holiday retail sales increased 3.4% (excluding automobiles), according to Mastercard’s post-Christmas holiday report for sales November 1 through December 24. But before ....

Eclipse International Launches “Bliss in a Box”

Table Plans - January 3, 2020 Mattress manufacturer Eclipse International recently introduced Bliss in a Box, for the first time developing a Talalay latex boxed bed at a $1,399 retail price point in a queen mattress. ....

King Koil Launches Newly Redesigned Website

Table Plans - January 3, 2020 As part of its corporate rebranding around the tagline “We Bring Sleep Home,™”, mattress manufacturer King Koil has completed the redesign of its website to reinforce the relationship between rest, ....

Chromcraft Names David Urbanick VP, Sales

Table Plans - January 3, 2020 Casual Dining, Occasional, and Casegoods manufacturer/importer Chromcraft has named industry veteran David Urbanick Vice President, Sales, for all its divisions. Urbanick was most recently Vice President, Merchandising/Marketing and former partner ....

J.B. Hunt Acquires RDI Last Mile Co.

Table Plans - January 2, 2020 J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, announced that its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., acquired the assets of RDI Last ....

Dôme Deco Signs Top 2 Sales Rep Groups to Kick Off 2020

Table Plans - January 2, 2020 Dôme Deco announced that it is now being represented by the Top Sales Rep Group in the Northeast (New England & Mid-Atlantic)-Style Connection and the Top Sales Rep Group in ....

Japan House Announces New Exhibition “HIDA | A Woodwork Tradition in the Making”

Table Plans - January 2, 2020  JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles  recently announced the new exhibition “HIDA | A Woodwork Tradition in the Making,” which brings Japanese woodcraft from its spiritual homeland of the Hida region of ....

Las Vegas Market Announces Partnerships with 50+ Leading Retail & Trade Groups

Table Plans - December 30, 2019 International Market Centers (IMC) announced that two new member-based organizations – Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) and National Alliance of Floral Associations (NAFA) – will be among more than 50 ....

Gold Bond Makes Special Delivery to Maine Amish Country Via Horse & Wooden Cart

Table Plans - December 27, 2019 Independent mattress and futon manufacturer Gold Bond Mattress Co. recently went above and beyond to deliver mattresses to a consumer in Maine’s Amish community using a horse and wooden cart. ....

Ashley’s Angels Delivers Gifts and Holiday Cheer to More Than 1,700 Children in Need

Table Plans - December 27, 2019 Ashley’s Angels, a non-profit organization led by Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley), had a busy year of fundraising and hosting a variety of community events. The organization uses their funds ....

Norman Chad, Randy Couture, Pia Zadora and William Hung to Appear at 12th Annual Ante4Autism Event

Table Plans - December 27, 2019 Left to right: Pia Zadora, William Hung, Normad Chad. Ante4Autism, the annual charity poker tournament held before Las Vegas Market, recently announced a host of celebrities and professional poker players ....

UPS, FedEx Fees on Heavy Packages to Hit Consumers and Merchants

Table Plans - December 27, 2019 The Wall Street Journal recently reported that both UPS and FedEx are raising prices for the new year, including a new $24 fee on packages that weigh in at more ....

XPO Logistics Finds Majority of US Consumers Are Planning Home Delivery of Heavy Goods in 2020

Table Plans - December 27, 2019 XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a provider of last mile logistics for heavy goods in North America, recently released the results of an October 2019 survey showing current trends in ....

Valassis Research: Direct Mail Influences Online Purchases, Motivates Millennials

Table Plans - December 27, 2019 Valassis, a marketing technology and consumer engagement company, recently released new consumer research emphasizing strategies for marketers to effectively leverage direct mail as part of an omnichannel approach and elevate ....

Feizy Donates $25,000 to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)

Table Plans - December 26, 2019 Feizy announced that it has chosen Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) as the recipient of its annual charitable holiday gift. FMSC is a valuable non-profit that provides nutritious meals to ....

Pleasant Mattress Donates $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity, Pledges to Expand Involvement

Table Plans - December 26, 2019 Rion Morgenstern (Far Right), president and CEO, presenting the Habitat for Humanity board with the donation. Independent bedding manufacturer Pleasant Mattress announced that it has continued its long-standing commitment to ....

MLILY Celebrates Grand Opening of 650,000-Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility in South Carolina

Table Plans - December 26, 2019 Pictured from L to R: Ty Davenport, left, Chad Reinsel, Mayor Roger Gaddy, Annie McDaniel, Mike Fanning, James Ni, Bobby Hitt, Cornelius Robinson, Stephen Chen and Suns Jian. MLILY USA ....

Sixth Annual Art Van Furniture Let It Snow Promotion Kicks Off On January 3

Table Plans - December 26, 2019 Art Van Furniture recently announced details on it's sixth annual “Let It Snow” promotion. Shoppers who think a snowstorm is a good bet on Super Game Day should plan to ....

Wayfair Reports 36% Increase in Direct Retail Sales for Peak Five-Day Holiday Shopping Weekend

Table Plans - December 26, 2019 Wayfair Inc., an online destination for the home, recently reported a 36 percent increase year over year in direct retail gross sales, defined as dollars of order intake, for the ....