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The tradition of pre-market in High Point Continues even in COVID-19 times for ZUO

The tradition of pre-market in High Point Continues even in COVID-19 times for ZUO

After rescheduling 2021 Spring Marker, the High Point Authority has subsequently moved Spring Pre-market to April 25-27, 2021.If you have never attended, Premarket is designed to provide a select group of furniture retailers with a precursory look at the product introductions set to debut at the upcoming High Point Market. These extended appointments allow attending retailers to experience a more ...
The demand for Product is no longer a speculation after seeing attendance at Atlanta

The demand for Product is no longer a speculation after seeing attendance at Atlanta

If you thought the pandemic-fueled surge in demand for home furnishings might be tapering off, the recent Atlanta Gift & Home Market probably squashed that speculation. Zuo and other Atlanta exhibitors were kept busy throughout the week-long event, even though most reports indicated attendance was only about 50 percent of a “normal” January market. But those who did venture to Atlanta wer...
Container scarcity is latest supply chain challenge

Container scarcity is latest supply chain challenge

Despite surging demand for home furnishings since last summer, it’s no secret that supply chain problems have plagued the industry and led to increased lead times. There have been fabric shortages, foam shortages, lumber shortages – you name it shortages. But in many instances, factories simply couldn’t ramp up production fast enough to meet the demand, as most were shut down for several week...
Furniture trade shows schedule shuffle to accommodate new Regulations for 2021

Furniture trade shows schedule shuffle to accommodate new Regulations for 2021

The International Market Centers and the High Point Market Authority have decided to change the Trade shows planned for the first half of the 2021 base on the restrictions for traveling in the western United States, recommended by Governor Sisloak’s in Nevada due to the closure and stay-home new orders.The originally planned Las Vegas Winter Market show for January 24-28 will be pushed for Ap...
Home décor is finally getting the respect it deserves

Home décor is finally getting the respect it deserves

Throughout my career in the home furnishings industry, home décor has been the category that gets no respect. It has been described with derisive names such as “dust collectors” and “costume jewelry,” and is little more than an afterthought in the product mixes developed by a fair number of retailers and manufacturers. (Many who do recognize its importance have labeled the category “decorativ...
No space for a home office? A cloffice may be the answer

No space for a home office? A cloffice may be the answer

Although we try very hard to keep up with all the lifestyle trends affecting the home furnishings industry, I must confess I had never heard of a cloffice until last week.Of course, my spellchecker flagged this newest addition to my vocabulary, but according to Pinterest Predicts, the social media site’s annual “trends” survey, a cloffice is the new home office and will be one of the most sought-a...