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Las Vegas Market Adds Tenants for C5 Launch

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market announced today that four leading suppliers—Auskin, Chive, Pheromone and Woven Workz—are the latest to confirm their participation in the Winter 2015 debut of C5, the Market’s newest resource for high-end home decor, home textiles and accessories. Launching six months earlier than originally scheduled, the premiere of a transformed C5 will debutMore »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

High Point Releases the Market Style Report for Fall/Winter 2014

High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C.-The High Point Market Authority has released its Market Style Report for Fall/Winter 2014. This 28-page report was developed by six home fashion trendsetters, all part of the market’s 2014 Style Spotters team, which scoured the High Point Market for the hottest items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends forMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

Gift & Home Decor Leasing Up at Las Vegas Market

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LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market announced that its gift and home decor leasing activity continues to intensify, with leading vendors and new resources opening new showrooms for the upcoming winter market, running from Sunday, Jan. 18 through Thursday, Jan. 22. Ivystone is expanding its showroom space by 35 percent for the winter market, with a 31,500-square-footMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

Fourth Quarter Touchdown?

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By Duke Ratliff As I’ve mentioned here before, HFN has an editorial policy prohibiting the phrase “cautiously optimistic.” The phrase is such a perfect description for our recent, cautiously optimistic times that it could’ve been used way too often to describe far too many things: Retailers were cautiously optimistic heading to trade shows; vendors wereMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

IMC’s Mitchell to Retire, Eckman Named EVP

Tom Mitchell

HIGH POINT, N.C.- International Market Centers announced that Tom Mitchell, president of home furnishings, will retire at the end of this year. Meanwhile, Scott Eckman has been promoted into a newly created position of executive vice president of marketing and furniture leasing. Mitchell has spent much of his career leasing space, managing operations and servingMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Bon-Ton Partners with Mario Lopez to Support Boys & Girls Clubs

Mario Lopez

MILWAUKEE-The Bon-Ton Stores, including the Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers, announced its second annual partnership with Mario Lopez in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation’s largest building-centered, youth-focused provider of after-school programs. The Give the Gift of a Great Future campaign kicked off on Oct. 1 andMore »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

Furniture First Adds Members, Announces New Las Vegas Showroom

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HARRISBURG, Pa.- Furniture First recently approved two retailers as new members of the national buying group: Stacy Furniture & Design of Grapevine, TX, and Bowen Town & Country Furniture of Winston-Salem, N.C. With the additions, Furniture First membership is up to 212 stockholders with 450 storefronts in 47 states. Also, Furniture First will move toMore »

Last updated: November 7, 2014