Author Archives: Duke Ratliff

Duke Ratliff

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High Point Market Authority Targets Retailers

Tom Conley

The High Point Market Authority has done its most extensive marketing ever to attract retailers to this month’s event. HPMA CEO Tom Conley said his organization has taken a three-tiered approach, for the first time, to drive retailers to the fall market. The HPMA is utilizing direct mail, e-mail and a two-pronged telemarketing effort toMore »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

Picture Source Names Marks Chief Visionary Officer

Julia Marks

SEATTLE-Picture Source named Julia Marks chief visionary officer, a new position within the company. Marks will set the company’s strategic and creative course, and oversee general operations. She originally joined Picture Source in 2003 as an art consultant specializing in hospitality sales. Her most recent work for the company included sales management, marketing, mentoring, productMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Jack Johnson Joins Bramble Company

Bramble Co

BRODHEAD, Wisc.- Bramble Company, a furniture company, appointed Jack Johnson to the newly created role of vice president of sales and marketing. Johnson will report directly to owner and founder Robert Bramble and will assume responsibility for Bramble’s sales and marketing initiatives. “We’re thrilled Jack has joined our organization,” Bramble said. “He brings a wealthMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Registration is Open for Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS-Registration for the upcoming Winter Las Vegas Market, running from Sunday, Jan. 18 through Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, is now open at www.lasvegasmarket.com/register. Pre-registration ensures attendees will receive their badges in the mail before market. “Building on the momentum of the strongest market in our history, Winter Las Vegas Market brings even more resourcesMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

High Point Market Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Fashion Panel

High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Are the fashion and home decor industries colliding? That’s the subject of a panel discussion between fashion and home industry trendsetters at the upcoming High Point Market. Panelists will discuss the common threads that bind the fashion and furnishings worlds and look toward the future for both industries. The panel will include KellyMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

NAHFA Announces High Point Market Seminars

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) has announced its schedule for the 2014 High Point Fall Market Seminars, Oct. 18-21. The NAHFA educational seminars, which are free to market attendees, are held in the Retailer Resource Center (RRC), 222 S. Main Street, Plaza Suites, first floor. “Our Retailer Resource Center is a greatMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

Dawson Named Division President of Charter Furniture

Rick Dawson

St. AUGUSTINE, Fla.–Rick Dawson has been promoted to division president of Charter Furniture, a Brown Jordan International brand. Dawson has been senior vice president of sales for Charter Furniture since 2006. In his new position, he will oversee all operations and sales responsibilities. He will report to Gene J. Moriarty, Brown Jordan’s president and CEO.More »

Last updated: October 8, 2014

NPD Names Morsovillo Head of Home Division

Lora Morsovillo

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–The NPD Group has made leadership changes in its home and office supplies divisions. Lora Morsovillo, formerly president of the office supplies division, has been named president of the home practice. Morsovillo will continue to report to Perry James, who served as president of home and who continues to lead the firm’s hardlinesMore »

Last updated: October 3, 2014