What is Claim Now feature? The Claim Now on a business listing details page allows the real business owner to establish the ownership by verifying with the site-admin. Once the site-admin verifies and accepts the claim request, then only a business owner listing gets a Claimed badge. Default Claimed badge to display verified listing. Every business owner is not […]

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Thank you for registering your property or business with our Directory. You should check your profile and listing to make sure it is accurate and to provide any information we missed. 1. Login with your email and password. 2. Check out the features in the administrative area. Check your profile. 3. If you see any […]

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Everyone wants to improve their listing and advertising efforts on the Internet. Here are a few ideas to improve your listings and even your web site on the internet and get higher in the search engines. Your listing is like a web page, so design it like you would your website. It can take months […]

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LAS VEGAS – International Market Centers has pushed back dates for next year’s Las Vegas Markets due to a shift timing for High Point Market, as well as ongoing travel and government restrictions in the western United States. Originally planned in January and July,  Las Vegas Market’s 2021 dates have been pushed back to April […]

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J.R. Linne HIGH POINT — In his session on reinventing sales at the recent Leadership Conference, J.R. Linne, director of retail industry for Salesforce, a customer relationship management software company, broke down the importance of employee experience and employers’ greatest tool to keep talent: technology. One way to avoid losing employees, Linne suggested, is that […]

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HIGH POINT — Companies that want to successfully use e-commerce in the future need to get serious now about investing in tools, technology and talent. This is according to the Reinventing E-commerce Panel moderated by Furniture Today editor-in-chief Bill McLoughlin with panelists Keith Johns, chief operating officer at MicroD; Jeffrey Nunn, director of sales at […]

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HIGH POINT — As e-commerce has grown — from about 7% of sales 12 years ago to 27% in the first half of this year — so has the biggest challenge in the sector: returns. Julie Mahloch, chief of business development for Rush ReCommerce, noted that returns are growing, rising from $200 billion this year […]

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The voters have spoken, bless their hearts. (That’s a Southern way to subtly cast some shade, in the event that the results of the recent election were not to your taste.) Now we have to figure out what this means for the bedding industry. So let’s get out our bedding history book, which in this […]

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HIGH POINT — California’s Regional Stay Home Order, signed Dec. 6, has put more than half of California’s residents back under a stricter supplemental stay-at-home order and is giving home furnishings retailers a new concern about in-store traffic. Currently, three out of five of the state’s regions are being impacted by this new, stricter blue-tier […]

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Burlington Furniture was one of dozens of stores with a virtual tour available during the conference. HIGH POINT — The Contemporary Design Group wrapped up its 37th annual conference earlier a week ago, moving for the first time in the group’s history to an all-virtual presentation. “We recognize that COVID-19 is impacting business travel, and […]

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This is a rendering of Jofran’s new 365,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in South Carolina. HIGH POINT — Several furniture importers are revamping their domestic warehouse strategies in an effort to reposition themselves in the marketplace with long-term competitive logistics solutions for their retail partners. The most recent of these was Riverside Furniture, which last […]

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John Livesay, left, with Michael Phelps, second from right. HIGH POINT — In his keynote at the Contemporary Design Group’s 2020 virtual conference, sales keynote speaker and longtime advertising salesperson John Livesay stressed the importance telling the sales story with confidence. “In the business world, you want to tell somebody something that gets them to say […]

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This week’s issue is overflowing with coverage of our recent Leadership Conference, a reinvented virtual event that had more content and drew a larger retail audience than any its 24-year history. If you read this space regularly, you know our theme this year was “Reinvention.” This focus reflects the dramatic changes the industry has had […]

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ELLISTON, Va. – Rowe Furniture has named Bobby Robinson president, effective Jan. 1. The appointment is part of the upholstery manufacturer’s moves to position its leadership for the future as the company, now a Markor subsidiary, approaches its 75th anniversary. Robinson succeeds Bob Choppa, who will continue as the CEO of Rowe and continue to […]

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Intellibed Receives Women’s Choice Award® for Exceptional Customer Recommendation Rating More Than Nine Out of 10 Female Customers Highly Recommend Intellibed’s Gel Matrix® SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In a national survey conducted by the Women’s Choice Award, 92% of Intellibed’s female customers said they would recommend the brand’s Gel Matrix® mattresses to their friends and family. This has […]

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PRECISION TEXTILES LAUNCHES DIRECT MAIL CAMPAIGN AIMED AT CREATING A PERSONALIZED & TACTILE EXPERIENCE FOR ITS CUSTOMERS  CLASSIC MARKETING APPROACH CUTS THROUGH THE CLUTTER OF OUR DIGITAL WORLD BedTimes has published this company news release unedited and is not responsible for its content. TOTOWA, N.J. – In an increasingly digital world where our inboxes are overwhelmed with promotional […]

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HIGH POINT — The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated the shift to e-commerce and made consumers’ homes the increasing focal point for an increased range of entertainment and business activities, according to research conducted by Furniture Today Strategic Insights. The research, presented exclusively to attendees at the recent Leadership Conference, revealed that 58.3% of Millennials, […]

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In its first-ever virtual format, the Leadership Conference offered multiple stages and more content than ever before. Some of the best-known leaders in the industry weighed in, as well as second-, third- and even fourth-generation leaders taking the helm of a family business. Plus experts across the gamut of the industry shared their specialized insights […]

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HIGH POINT — Designer and author Christiane Lemieux doesn’t see the current increased demand for furniture slowing down any time soon. In fact, the founder of Dwell Studio and The Inside sees it continuing for years as people not only adjust to working and spending more time at home, but also enjoy creating a more […]

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Designer Shelton Mindel shows off the earth trend in this room photographed by Michael Moran. NEW YORK — 1stdibs, an online luxury marketplace, has announced the results of its fourth annual Interior Designer Trends Survey, completed by hundreds of interior designers around the world. Highlights from this year’s survey include color trends, with jewel tones […]

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HIGH POINT– WithIt, a women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, offered students and others a virtual tour of the home furnishings industry this week, complete with guidance from well-known designers and industry specialists. Libby Langdon Designer Libby Langdon kicked off the conference with hands-on advice for those considering entering the home […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In an effort to meet new demands and price increases in full truckload freight in the wake of COVID-19, buying group AVB/BrandSource has partnered with Uber Freight, the long-haul trucking arm of the ride-sharing service Uber that acts as load-booking agent for carriers. Using a formula similar to its ride-share service, Uber […]

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RESTON, Va. – New research from Comscore revealed that online spending in the home goods category reached record levels in the second quarter of 2020, with elevated engagement extending into this year’s third quarter. The rise in online shopping activity suggests retailers can capitalize on consumers’ continuing interest in upgrading their homes by maximizing their […]

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HIGH POINT — Leaders in the e-commerce space say consumers are demanding more out of brands and better online experiences, so e-tailers will need to be agile and show a willingness to change in order to remain relevant. This is according to the Future of E-Commerce sessions conducted by Furniture Today Editor in Chief Bill […]

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ECLIPSE INTERNATIONAL FORMS JOINT VENTURE WITH U.K.-BASED MILLBROOK BEDS ECLIPSE TO PRODUCE PREMIUM BEDDING LINE FOR U.S.; MILLBROOK TO MANUFACTURE EASTMAN HOUSE FOR U.K. MARKET NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Through a new joint venture formed with U.K.-based Millbrook Beds, Eclipse International will manufacture and distribute the high-end, premium English brand’s mattresses throughout the U.S. Under terms […]

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Soft-Tex Unveils New Additions to its Antimicrobial and Allergen-Blocking Sleep Product Collections  The Lab-Tested Sleep Products Prevent Bacteria Growth and Block Allergens by More than 99%  WATERFORD, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Soft-Tex, a producer of sleep and home comfort products, is excited to announce new additions to its BioPEDIC® collection of products treated […]

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In a move designed to support its expanding business and increased demand for drop shipping directly to consumers, bedding manufacturer MLILY USA has acquired a 115,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Andersonville, Tennessee, that will fulfill retail and consumer orders. This is the company’s second warehouse in Tennessee and its fifth in the U.S. […]

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Flow Is World’s First Advanced Airflow Pillow Collection Featuring BEDGEAR’s Air-X® Performance® Fabric Technology and Patented Air Vent Design Advanced Airflow Capabilities Ensure 100% Breathability and Maximum Cross-Ventilation FARMINGDALE, N.Y., – BEDGEAR®, the brand of Performance® that provides innovative bedding by focusing on an active lifestyle and well-being, today introduces Flow, the world’s first advanced airflow […]

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