Contemporary and retail news from the Degage Furniture Company. News stories are collected from various sources and news wires. Headlines are from the United States and international locations.
Top bedding salespeople connect with customers
Larry Miller, who runs an impressive sleep shop chain called Sit n Sleep in California, has a great quote in this week's print issue on how to establish rapport with furniture customers.
Therapedic International Bedding
Contemporery Bedding producer Therapedic International has signed Colchones Kolins of Guadalajara, Mexico, as its licensee for that country. Colchones Kolins has been producing bedding for 50 years. Trading as Therapedic of Mexico, it joins factories in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Panama as part
Market...Home theater driving motion
At The Market -- Value plays scored points with dealers in motion furniture showrooms as producers and retailers continued to search for ways to stimulate business.
Producers said most dealers came to market in an upbeat mood, but they recognize that lots of pump-priming is still necessary to maintain reasonably good sales numbers.
That's why motion products that convey a high perceived value have attracted the most attention. Retailers are hoping such items will act as a drawing card to stimulate additional store traffic.
Chinese imports tide to continue, bank says
HIGH POINT -- Furniture imports from China will continue to grow at an alarming pace over the next two years, according to analysts at Wachovia Securities. Wachovia's John Baugh and Budd Bugatch, an analyst with brokerage Raymond James, accompanied executives of Furniture Brands International on a tour of Asian factories, mostly in China. They enjoyed unprecedented access to FBIs business and people, said Lynn Chipperfield, FBI senior vice president and chief administrative officer.
Furniture Brands' Thomasville Has New Licensing Pact > FBN
CHARLOTTE (Dow Jones)--Furniture Brands International Inc.'s Thomasville Furniture Industries unit has a new licensing pact for a line of decorative picture frames and mirrors that will hit at least one retailer's floors in the next month.
Furniture Cos' 1Q Net To Fall
CHARLOTTE (Dow Jones)--Most U.S. home-furniture companies are expected to report lower earnings in the latest quarter as consumers focused more on wintry weather and the war with Iraq than on buying sofas and beds.
Read the latest on the April Market
During the April High Point Market, Furniture/Today will be providing extended coverage through its print dailies and also online with the Market Pages section of the Web site and the market versions of the eDaily newsletter.
High Point Gets Ready For Spring Furniture Market
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- High Point is gearing up for Thursday's start of the spring furniture market.
Around 80,000 people are expected to attend the seven-day event.
Normally, the April market draws from around the nation and the world. Market officials said attendance could be down as much as 10 percent because of foreigners finding it difficult to travel as well as a slow economy.
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