Monday, February 11, 2013

Gift+Home At Las Vegas Market Ends Successfully

The Winter GIFT+HOME at Las Vegas Market, January 28-February 1, 2013, was the most successful market since its launch for all participants.  With the first in a planned series of strategic moves debuting this January, including re-merchandising gift and home floors in Building C to enhance category representation and launching new floors and categories, Las Vegas has begun to secure its position as the leading market for gift & home décor in the Western U.S.

Winter market highlights included the debut of C3 and its concentration of 20+ better home décor resources. “We came to C3 from Building A because we definitely needed more space, with the success we have had here with the West Coast market,” said Chris Hyun, president of Leftbank Art. “We saw an opportunity to expand on C3 and to be with great companies, in great surroundings and to build a great community.  The World Market Center delivers a western states audience plus Mexico and Canada, and gives us market share we don’t see elsewhere.”

The reorganization and categorization of temporary exhibitors this winter also resulted in improved layout and traffic flow, and buyers from all 50 states and 74 countries were spotted in the aisles. 

In line with these gains in depth, breadth, and quality of resources, the market also experienced a surge in gift and home attendance levels and geographic reach.  Both permanent tenants and temporary exhibitors noted an increased number of buyers from throughout the western United States, as well as from South America and Canada.

“Overall, the traffic is better than we anticipated, and we have far surpassed the number of orders I thought we would write,” said Dan Loughman, president and CEO of Roman. 

The Summer 2013 Las Vegas Market runs July 29-August 2, 2013, at World Market Center Las Vegas.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Furniture Brand Declares the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Conference Call


Furniture Brands International, Inc. one of the leading in designing, manufacturing, sourcing and retailing home furnishings announced that it will release its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 29, 2012 before the market opens on February 13, 2013.
A conference call to discuss the results will be held on that day. The conference call will be webcast and can be accessed via the Investor Relations section of the Company's
website at