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Winter Las Vegas Market - January 2017

 The Las Vegas Market continues to be an important market. The crowds were good and most exhibitors and visitors were optimistic about the coming year. After a year of relatively flat growth and negative political noise, people seemed ready to hit the ground running this year.

We spoke with over 100 industry CEOs during our visit and there were several topics that were top of mind, but the new President Donald J. Trump and his ...

New York Hospitality Show: BDNY - November 2016

 

With construction on every corner, a cool fall breeze, and a contentious election finally over, there was a vibrant and upbeat backdrop for BDNY (Boutique & Design: New York). We spoke with over 100 hospitality CEOs who all, despite a sluggish fall for many, seem optimistic about the growth in the hospitality sector and a clear path of continued strong growth through 2017 and likely into 2018.

Quote of the Market #1: “I don’t ...

Fall High Point Market - October 2016

Fall High Point Residential Market: A Tale of Two Markets

Amidst the changing fall leaves, the High Point Furniture Market can be summarized as a tale of two markets. We met with 300+ industry CEOs over seven days and heard two very different stories.

  • Some cited traffic down by ~20% and discussed with us a tough summer with sluggish sales. This bumpy environment is mirrored by several public companies in our residential furniture manufacturing index ...

HD Vegas Market Update - May 2016

HD Vegas was upbeat and busy. Across the board the CEOs we spoke with were optimistic about the next two years, with most citing annual sales growth of 20%+. With a strong pipeline of continued new builds and remodels there is reason to be bullish on the hospitality industry.  As our team walked the floor we heard a number of explanations for the positive industry performance and likelihood for continuation of that trend. Including ...

Spring High Point Market - April 2016

The High Point Market continues to be a “can’t miss” show for residential furnishings. This year was no exception, and exhibitors felt that traffic was good and order writing was consistent with prior years. Positivity prevailed and exhibitors and attendees alike were upbeat in this economic climate, despite the noise and confusion of state and national politics.

 

Topics frequently mentioned include:

  • Labor – Finding skilled labor in the US and abroad, plus the talk ...
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