Tiger Group Execs: Retail Inventory Valuations Bounced Back to Surprisingly Healthy Levels During Re-Openings

Table Plans - July 8, 2020 Retail inventory valuations bounced back quickly in May and June as large numbers of Americans responded to retail re-openings by hunting for bargains at liquidation sales, said executives from Tiger Capital ....

Doug Sanicola Named Acting Chair of ICFA

Table Plans - July 8, 2020 Doug Sanicola has been named Acting Chair of the International Casual Furnishings Association following the resignation of Joe Pucci of Great Gatherings. He will fill the unexpired term through year-end. ....

Retail Is Sick: It’s Time for Wellness

Table Plans - July 8, 2020 I recently participated in a retail webinar on wellness. My main message was that retailers limit themselves if they think of wellness just in terms of products consumers use, wear close ....

ICFA Board of Directors Approves Cancellation of Casual Market

Table Plans - July 8, 2020 The Board of Directors of the International Casual Furnishings Association yesterday approved the cancellation of its annual trade show, Casual Market Chicago. The move comes amid ongoing concerns related to ....

Industry Associations Lend Support to Revised Fall Market Schedule

Table Plans - July 8, 2020 In the first initiative of its kind, three industry associations joined the High Point Market Authority to support the new, three-period safe attendance plan for Fall Market, scheduled for October ....

Southerland Names 18-Year Industry Vet As EVP of Operations

Table Plans - July 7, 2020 Independent mattress producer Southerland announced that it has named bedding industry veteran Michael Prude executive vice president of operations. He spent the last 18 years  at  Serta Simmons Bedding where ....

Three National Industry Brands Announce Virtual Design Challenge Finalists and Winners

Table Plans - July 7, 2020 A Watercolor rendering of the grand prize winner from Michael Drolet, of Drolet Designs – Watercolor rendering by Danae Hoppe of Danae Designs. KingsHaven, Taylor King and Woodbridge Furniture announced ....

45th CIFF Guangzhou reopens

Table Plans - July 7, 2020 With the global challenges being faced from COVID-19, the 45th edition of CIFF Guangzhou will be the first large-scale furniture trade fair held in Asia in 2020. The business platform ....

Easy Furniture Web Tip #292: Get New Pages Indexed on Google Faster Via Social Media

Table Plans - July 7, 2020 I was reworking a page for a client who wanted to rank higher for a certain keyword phrase. I rewrote the page, embedding the phrase in the text and tags, ....

Ultrafabrics Bolsters High-End, Hygienic Fabric Collections with New On-Trend Colors

Table Plans - July 7, 2020 High-end performance fabric manufacturer Ultrafabrics recently announced the addition of fresh new colors to both its popular antimicrobial range Ultraleather Pro, and its hi-tech Fusion & Fusion Shimmer collections. The ....

Pandemic Playbook from Amber Engine: What Should Furniture Suppliers Do During Covid-19?

Table Plans - July 7, 2020 With Stay Home orders beginning to lift across the country, many businesses are announcing re-opening strategies. Have you created your reopening plan? Are you working the time between wisely? Given ....

Lawsuit Against AHFA, ASTM Dismissed

Table Plans - July 6, 2020 A Pennsylvania federal judge last month dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA), declaring that the Alliance did not share in the responsibility for ....

Podium Partners with PROFITsystems

Table Plans - July 6, 2020 Podium, a customer communication platform for local businesses, recently announced a strategic partnership with PROFITsystems, one of the furniture industry's leading providers of retail software solutions. This partnership will allow ....

Las Vegas Market Enlists 12 Designers to Create Its First-Ever Virtual Showhouse

Table Plans - July 6, 2020 Las Vegas Market announced its first-ever Build the Room: Virtual Showhouse, a project in which 12 well-known designers use cross-category exhibitor product to create a show-stopping room. The program, which ....

Dallas Lighting Expo to Take Place August 19-21

Table Plans - July 5, 2020 Dallas Market Center, home of the largest residential lighting marketplace in North America, has announced Dallas Lighting Expo will take place August 19-21, 2020. The event is an opportunity for ....

“MIFF Furniverse” Online Exhibition to Open in August 2020

Table Plans - July 3, 2020 Informa Markets, the Organizer of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) announced that it will launch MIFF FURNIVERSE online exhibition in August 2020 to connect global furniture buyers with furniture manufacturers ....

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

Table Plans - July 3, 2020 International Market Centers (IMC) announced that it has 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 ....

Scott Tinsley Becomes New ISPA Chair

Table Plans - July 3, 2020 The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) has announced that Scott Tinsley, Vice President, Sales of Serta Simmons Bedding LLC., has assumed the position of chair of the ISPA Board of Trustees. ....

Capel Rugs to Introduce Four New Styles at Las Vegas Market

Table Plans - July 2, 2020 L-R from the Cliffside Collection: Diamond in Bone; Palm in Green; Striation in Multi. Capel Rugs announced plans to introduce four dynamic new rug collections at the August 30th to ....

2020 Has Been Miserable for many retailers. What’s likely next?

Table Plans - July 2, 2020 Now that the coronavirus retail shutdowns are lifting, retailers across the country are breathing a sigh of relief. Hoping that the worst is over, retailers are encouraged that business will ....

Neela Montgomery Leaves Crate and Barrel

Table Plans - July 2, 2020 Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc. recently announced that after six successful years with the Otto Group—first as a member of the Executive Board of the Otto Group responsible for Retail ....

HS2 Earns Greenguard Gold Certification for Micro-Coil Comfort Layer Systems & Fabric-Encased Mattress Coil System

Table Plans - July 1, 2020 Flexecore uses fine gauge wire and sonically welded fabric in a concertina construction pattern. HS2 recently announced that it has earned UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification for its MicroTM Advanced Comfort ....

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Outdoor Furnishings Made in the USA

Table Plans - July 1, 2020 As Americans across the country get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July this year, many are looking to their own outdoor spaces as the best place to be in ....

Pandemic Playbook from Amber Engine: Balancing Humanity and Business

Table Plans - June 30, 2020 Whether your company has a Crisis Manager in place or you’re navigating new territory on your own, there’s a strange combination of elements at play. The desire to remain socially ....

Employee/Customer COVID Safety Checklist For Furniture Retailers

Table Plans - June 30, 2020 By David McMahon on 6/30/2020 Frequent Furniture World contributing author David McMahon provides readers with a short checklist for mitigating COVID risks right now in your stores.   With businesses ....

Atlanta Market Announces Summer 2020 Market Virtual Programming

Table Plans - June 30, 2020 Atlanta Market announced a seven-week schedule of virtual programming leading up to the Summer 2020 Atlanta Market, August 13-18, 2020. Timely topics for the webinars, presented July 1-August 10, 2020, include business ....

Over 500 Retail Stores Deploy Precision Textiles’ Hygienic Mattress Testing Kits

Table Plans - June 29, 2020 Precision Textiles’ newly launched hygienic mattress testing kits are being used in more than 500 retail stores in the United States after being introduced in April.  The sanitized, individually wrapped, ....