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Good Times Should Get Even Better

Favorable demographic trends expected to continue pushing sales upward in 2016

As they look out across the second half of 2016, industry analysts Jerry Epperson and Ken Smith find good reasons to be optimistic. Buyers and High Point Market exhibitors agree, citing great new product designs that put our industry in position to cash in on favorable demographic and economic trends.

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Leathercraft Launches Corey Damen Jenkins Line

First designer collaboration in company’s 50-year history

Join Tori Mellott to get the inside scoop on this fun, fresh, and fabulous new collection from Jenkins and his Leathercraft partners David Sigmon and Staley Keener. Plus, Ann Maine, Michelle Workman, Libby Langdon, Elissa Grayer, Mary Douglas Drysdale, Robin Baron, Lee Robinson, Matthew Frederick, and Kerrie Kelly offer their first impressions.

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Celebrating Excellence in Retail

Knight Furniture, C.S. Wo & Sons named HFA Retailers of the Year

- By Robert Bell

Two hard-working, outstanding families received top honors as the Home Furnishings Association 2016 Retailers of the Year at Spring Market. Building their businesses on superior product knowledge, exceptional customer service, supportive and productive relationships with their staff, and strong ties to their communities, they represent the very best in retailing.

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Perspectives, trends, and innovations

Livable Luxury at Crypton Home Fabrics

My Scoop, Thom Filicia

My Scoop, Celerie Kemble

My Scoop, Alexa Hampton

My Scoop, Laura Kirar

My High Point Market, Jamie Drake

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A New Reality for Home Furnishings

Wayfair Next director Mike Festa discusses the company’s new virtual reality technology

Leading Wayfair’s development and integration of virtual reality (VR) technology, Mike Festa works to speed up the rate at which consumers purchase furniture online. While he sees VR as a critical element in moving this trend forward faster, he realizes there are several key issues that need to be addressed first.

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Like No Other Place On Earth

High Point’s Bienenstock Furniture Library is a truly unique resource for working designers

If you’re looking for an enlightening experience while you’re in town for Market, be sure to stop by the Bienenstock Furniture Library. Housed in a historic, beautifully renovated building less than a mile from downtown High Point, you will find the largest book and periodical collection on furniture and interior design that’s fully accessible to furniture professionals.

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Retailers Ramp Up for a Strong 2016

After a lively Fall Market, buyers affirm industry analysts’ positive forecasts

Projecting from their experiences at Fall Market, veteran industry economists and large regional retailers offered upbeat assessments of 2016. The vigor of the crowds, the fresh designs and the frenzy of sales activity all gave good reason to expect good things for the home furnishings industry.

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Millennials Rising

The new generation of consumers has arrived. Now, it’s time to bring them into your store.

Understanding the Millennial mind is crucial to staying competitive in the home furnishings industry. This dynamic generation shares few buying behaviors with their Boomer forebears, presenting challenges and opportunities to savvy manufacturers and marketers. We asked a few industry pros what they're doing to stay on top of this generational shift.

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