CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Recliner and motion furniture manufacturer Jackson Furniture Inds./Catnapper has formally announced its participation in First Tuesday.
First Tuesday is a new initiative to build a critical mass of exhibitors to attract retailers to High Point showrooms the first Tuesday of each month starting in December.
In addition to First Tuesday, Jackson/Catnapper will make its Plaza Suites 300 showroom available for customer visits throughout the year by appointment.
“The lifeline of our company is our ability to meet with retailers face to face to show new product trends, innovative product construction that separates us from our competition, as well as those best sellers that continue to sell day in and day out,” said Senior Vice President of Sales Brandunn Rush in a release, noting the company had more than 15 new designs for October market. “The new format is one that we have been very successful with in the past with new and existing dealers and our ability to really connect and work on special projects on a deeper level.”
He added that Jackson/Catnapper is taking a proactive approach to all facets of the business including increased production, aggressively working with vendors for more of their capacity, and making the showroom available to retailers.
“The opportunity to use this beautiful showroom more than twice a year is a win-win for both the retailers and our team,” Rush said.
Jackson/Catnapper operates eight factories in four states.
Companies so far that have confirmed participation in First Tuesday with Furniture Today include:
- Chateau d’Ax, IHFC D-1224, 1202
- Crest Leather, 312 S. Hamilton St., 3rd floor
- Decca Home/Bolier, 2009 Fulton Pl.
- Décor-Rest, Plaza Suites 212
- Flexsteel, IHFC C-558
- Home Insights, IHFC M-1010
- Jackson Furniture/Catnapper, Plaza Suites 300
- Klaussner Home Furnishings, 101 N. Hamilton St.
- LC Direct, 126 S. Centennial St.
- LEA Unlimited, Showrooms @ Centennial & Green, 4th Floor
- LeatherWorks/Northridge Home, National Furniture Mart 200
- Manwah, Furniture Plaza 412
- MotoSleep/Moto Motion, National Furniture Mart 900
- Palliser Furniture, 220 Elm 400
If your company plans to join First Tuesday, please contact Powell Slaughter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m Powell Slaughter, senior editor at Furniture/Today. I returned to the publication in January 2015 after nine years of writing about furniture retail strategies and best practices at a monthly magazine focusing on home furnishings retail operations. Prior to that, I spent 10 years with F/T covering wood furniture, the last five of those as case goods editor. Upon my return to F/T, I developed coverage of the logistical and service aspects of the furniture industry as well as following the occasional, home office and home entertainment categories. In April 2018 I took over the upholstery category, with responsibility for coverage of the fabric and leather stationary and motion upholstery, recliners and massage chair categories.