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Housewares Show to Stay in Chicago

The trade show calendar begins with a bang in January as retailers have lots of opportunities to look for the next big thing. Here is HFN’s Trade Show Preview for the first half of the year.­—HFN Staff Report JANUARY Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Jan. 6-13 Atlanta International Area Rug Market Jan. 7-10 americasmart.com ForMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Spenchian Tabbed to Head Tempur Sealy Marketing

Jay Spenchian

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Tempur Sealy has hired Jay Spenchian as its executive vice president and chief marketing officer, a newly created position for the mattress manufacturer. The move puts Spenchian in charge of all of the company’s marketing activities including brand management, new product development strategy, innovation, consumer insights, all forms of traditional and digital advertising, andMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

HFN Deadline for Winter Markets is Nov. 21

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NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 6-13, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 7-10, the Dallas International Lighting Market, Jan. 14-18, which is during Dallas Total & Gift Market, Jan. 14-20, and the Las Vegas Market, Jan. 18-22. The Atlanta markets and DallasMore »

Last updated: November 13, 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

Progressive Business Media Acquires HFN and Related Print and Digital Properties

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NEW YORK – HFN the most prestigious and longest-running business magazine for the home furnishings and housewares industry has been purchased by Progressive Business Media. The brand joins the PBM portfolio of business media properties specializing in the home industry, including Furniture/Today, Home & Textiles Today, Casual Living, Home Accents Today, and Gifts & DecorativeMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014

Tempur Sealy Sales Up 12.5 Percent in Q3

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LEXINGTON, Ky.-Thanks to double-digit sales gains from all regions, Tempur Sealy posted a net sales increase of 12.5 percent, to $827.4 million, in its fiscal third quarter ending on Sept. 30. Net income fell 7.7 percent to $37.1 million, due to a tax item associated with the repatriation of foreign earnings. In addition, profit droppedMore »

Last updated: October 31, 2014

HFN Deadline for Winter Markets is Nov. 21

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NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 6-13, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 7-10, the Dallas International Lighting Market, Jan. 14-18, which is during Dallas Total & Gift Market, Jan. 14-20, and the Las Vegas Market, Jan. 18-22. The Atlanta markets and DallasMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014

Mattress Firm Completes Sleep Train Purchase

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON-Mattress Firm (NASDAQ: MFRM) has closed on its acquisition of The Sleep Train, the West Coast-based specialty mattress retailer. The purchase price was $425 million, subject to working capital and other “customary adjustments,” along with the assumption of certain additional liabilities totaling about $15 million, according to a Mattress Firm statement. Sleep Train operates aboutMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014