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Winter Las Vegas Market - January 2016

The Las Vegas Market continues to be a powerful part of the furniture industry, and this winter market did not disappoint. Crowds were good and most exhibitors and visitors were upbeat. The Market team did a good job with added amenities: did you see the Lyft (not Uber) curbside area as you entered?

 

Cautious optimism was the predominant mood of the Winter Las Vegas Furniture Market. With China upside down and stock market dips ...

Fall High Point Market - October 2015

                                                                                   

High Point Market                                                             ...

NeoCon - June 2015

Our two days in Chicago were exciting, draining‎, wet and wild. Following an energetic first day with massive crowds and positive attitudes, 50,000+ people exited the Merchandise Mart Monday afternoon to the Windy City's finest gale forces and sideways torrential rain. No cabs, Ubers, umbrellas....led to a lot of wet and disgruntled people. But later in the evening, the NHL finals showcased a Blackhawks shut-out victory. Many of us were awakened at ...

Spring High Point Market - April 2015

It was another whirlwind 8 days in High Point, NC. Things seemed to start off slow last week - yet despite torrential rains (and 2 tornado warnings), we emerged with a much sunnier picture of the industry than we've seen since the go-go days of the mid-2000s.

Sales are up, retailers are looking and buying, and consumer demand should have plenty of legs left going forward. We walked through over 250 showrooms and were blown ...

M&A Briefing: Quarter 1, 2015

March is the best time of the year. Spring weather has arrived, the fairways have green grass, the NCAA basketball tournament has begun, and the Masters is right around the corner.

For the furniture industry, spring marks the beginning of a fantastic run of markets: Southeast Asian markets, April High Point, HD-Vegas in May and Neocon-Chicago in June. Huge times for all sectors of the furniture industry to see customers, present new products and to ...

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