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 ...

Stuart Elizabeth Mullens Joins Stump & Company as Vice President and Principal

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 7, 2016) -- Stuart Elizabeth Mullens, granddaughter of two Furniture Hall of Fame nominees, Ralph Stump and Stuart Love, recently joined furniture industry mergers and acquisition leader Stump & Company as Vice President and Principal.


In addition to a generations-deep heritage in furniture, Mullens brings a strong academic and career background. A Jefferson Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Virginia, Mullens began her career as a consultant at ...

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 ...

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