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Categories: Market, News & Events | Published: Oct 25th 2019
The High Point Market is the Super Bowl for the residential furniture industry. Historically, over 75,000+ people come to town twice a year to visit the 2,200 exhibitors that display their goods in over 12 million square feet of showroom space spread out over 150 buildings. Attendance varies, and we feel you can’t keep score anymore by the number of bodies in town. Today, as High Point re-emerges as the dominant global ...
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: Market, News & Events | Published: May 20th 2019
We spoke with over 60 CEOs during our 48 hours in Vegas and the comments felt polarizing this year. For some, attitudes were dampened by the recent Chinese tariffs. They felt decline in attendance and trepidation as key players in the hospitality sector exited the show. Several commented that HD-Vegas is becoming a regional show for the west coast players while BDNY is becoming the major show. Keep an eye on this.
However, most participants ...
Categories: Market, News & Events | Published: Apr 12th 2019
An Industry in Transition: April 4 – 9, 2019 – Spring High Point Furniture Market
Our team spent six days at the Spring High Point Furniture Market talking with industry CEOs, a bi-annual highlight. Talk of industry changes, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), real estate movements and new product introductions were in full swing. The general sentiment was that the furniture industry is in transition and management teams need constant vigilance and a ...
Categories: Market, News & Events | Published: Jan 30th 2019
Our team kicked off 2019 with a flurry of travel. January’s tradeshow gauntlet was in full force with back to back shows for three consecutive weeks. The Vegas market this week was the highlight. A staggering number of industry CEOs believe this was their best year in Vegas ever. We also made a recent trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan which continues to be a region of significant impact on the furniture industry. Three of the ...
- What a market! BDNY 2019
- High Point October 2019 Update
- Pre-High Point M&A Update
- Fellowes Brands Acquires Trendway Corporation
- The Chicago Office Show: NEOCON, June 2019