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Vegas Market Recap Jan 2022

The Stump team attended the semiannual Furniture Market at the Las Vegas World Market Center this week and was pleasantly surprised by the attendance and upbeat attitudes. Many exhibitors told us that over 100 retailers came and conducted strong new business. In addition, designers flocked to see new product trends and deepen vendor relationships.

We were particularly impressed with some of the new showrooms, like Hooker Furnishings (nice new showroom on A2). Those that stepped ...

Boutique Design New York (BDNY) 2021

Our team traveled to New York for the annual BDNY hospitality show at the Javits Center and it was fantastic! Attendance far exceeded anyone’s expectations and the energy was strong. The exhibitors and attendees alike were optimistic about a rebound in hospitality business for 2022 and beyond.

New York was bustling too. The planes were packed, the restaurants full, and construction was everywhere. Hudson Yards has a new multi-building complex across from the Javits center ...

Fall High Point Market Recap

Our team worked the halls of the High Point market for 6 days and were pleased with the attendance, energy, and optimism. Most clients told us that total visits were probably 40-50% below pre-covid levels, but much better than expected. A few Canadians crossed the borders given the new transit rules, and there were several Asian and European groups in attendance as well. Best of all, the weather was a perfect North Carolina autumn, making ...

Neocon & Casual Show Recap

The Stump team attended both the September 20-23 Casual show and the October 4-6 Neocon show in Chicago's famed Merchandise Mart. After a long, COVID-induced pause, we found both to be upbeat despite mixed traffic.

Casual

First, observations on the Casual show held in late September. Outdoor furniture is a booming category as homeowners increasingly want more and better outdoor venues as they continue to spend more time at home. As we walked the ...

Vegas Markets Recap

The Stump team traveled to Las Vegas this week to attend the back-to-back residential market and the hospitality show. This two-for-one market special is a first, the result of the adjusted “COVID calendar”. But we think there may be advantages that provide some interesting and compelling opportunities for buyers to attend both shows to further blur the channels (read more about Stump’s perspective on the “hospi-dential” / “resi-mercial” trend in our past newsletters). We were pleased ...

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