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An Outlook on the Furniture Industry

Originally published in Home Furnishings Business

by Bo Stump

2020 has proven to be the most challenging and perplexing year of the new century. A global pandemic went from 0 to 6 million cases in a matter of months, with hundreds of thousands of casualties. The crisis sparked rapid job layoffs, business closures, plummeting GDP numbers, and a collapse in equity markets. Racial, societal, and political unrest followed, with the specter of a volatile U ...

July 2020 Newsletter

Industry clients and friends:

We hope all of you have remained safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now entering Month 6 of the crisis; while no immediate solution appears imminent at the time of this writing, we remain optimistic a vaccine and/or effective treatment will arise in the coming months and help us beat back the virus.

On a more positive note, we have noticed a significant uptick in business activity and M&A ...

Stuart Stump Mullens named in 40 under 40

Home Furnishings Business includes Stuart Stump Mullens, 31, in their Forty Under 40 list.

As a partner at Stump & Company, Stuart is responsible for all phases of merger & acquisition work, beginning with fundamental financial analysis, and working with furniture clients to execute the sale of their business. She manages the preparation of all offering memorandum materials, managing the sale process, and leading the legal negotiations and final sequencing of the closing. Now in her ...

Spring 2020 Market Update

 

“There will definitely be a new normal; but before that we will have a new abnormal.” 
-
Furniture Industry CEO

  

This has been a strange springtime for the world and the furniture industry. Typically, this season is a happy marathon for the Stump Team as we enjoy back to back markets kicking off in High Point in April, HD-Vegas in May, NeoCon in June, and finally the World Market in Vegas in ...

Stump Market Minute: The Rise of eCommerce

Stuart Stump Mullens shares analysis and insight into the rise of eCommerce in the Home Furnishings industry.

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