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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.” 
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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.

Stump Market Minute: April 28, 2020

Today would be the last day of the Spring High Point Market, so we wanted to update everyone on the major themes we are hearing from our clients and friends, based on numerous calls over the last few weeks:

  1. Conserve Cash / Survive to play another day:
    a. Cut costs
    b. Evaluate staffing needs
    c. PPP loans
    d. Draw down on lines of credit to build cash reserves
  2. Re-Opening – what does this mean?
    a. Safety ...

April 2020 Update

COVID-19 has put a pause on much of the global economy. The furniture industry is no different – domestic factories are mostly shut down, many workers have been furloughed or laid off, brick & mortar retailers are by and large closed, and the Spring High Point Market has been canceled. Companies are conserving cash by cutting costs, drawing down unused lines of credit and extending payables wherever possible. Public stocks have taken a beating, and ...

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