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Categories: Market, NeoCon, News & Events, Stump & Company | Published: Oct 7th 2021
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.
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 ...
Categories: Market, NeoCon, News & Events | Published: Jun 12th 2019
Neocon was upbeat and well attended again this year. Our discussions with clients and prospects during our 48 hours in Chicago confirm that most are doing well in this up-cycle, despite the headwinds of Chinese tariffs and the unavailability of labor. Unanimous sentiment was companies are looking to expand and grow.
Quote of the market #1: “Pivot to growth,” was the strategy one acquaintance shared with us.
A few trends of note that we ...
Categories: NeoCon, News & Events | Published: Jun 7th 2018
The environment heading into Neocon is upbeat—with stock prices high, the general economic environment strong and the M&A industry hot. This confluence of positive indicators, along with the recent announcement of a terrific new acquisition for the industry, leads Stump to be bullish about the show next week and the M&A market for the 2nd half of 2018.
We are pleased to share that HAT Contract has been purchased by Innovative Workspaces, a portfolio ...
Categories: NeoCon, News & Events | Published: Jun 15th 2017
Chicago Office/Contract Show: NEOCON, June 2017
The halls were jammed this year for the annual commercial furniture exhibition in Chicago. Attitudes were upbeat and most of our clients are signaling good sales and profits for the year.
Quote of the market #1: "This feels like the go-go years of the 1990s" opined one veteran sales rep.
Change is occurring in the sector as traditional desking and systems/cubicles are giving way ...
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