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  1. Award-winning accent chair illustrates growing importance of casual styling

    Award-winning accent chair illustrates growing importance of casual styling

    A quirky Zuo accent chair suitable for indoor or outdoor use proved to be very popular with design-minded attendees at this month’s High Point Market.

    It was so popular, in fact, that it earned a Market Snapshot “People’s Choice” award from International Market Centers, the owner of several major market showroom buildings. The chair was one of only three furniture pieces to earn the award after online voting in the weeks leading up to the show.

    “I am especially proud of this award because it was voted on by members of our target audience – buyers who have an eye for great design at a great value,” said Luis Ruesga, CEO of Zuo. “It also illustrates the growing importance of casual styling in almost any indoor or outdoor living space.”

    The winning chair, named the Kelley, was one 49 finalists. Voting took place on IMC

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  2. Colorful mosaic patterns highlight new fabric line from designer Allison Eden

    Colorful mosaic patterns highlight new fabric line from designer Allison Eden

    Continuing its aversion to “me too” products, Zuo has partnered with designer Allison Eden – best known for her mosaics on tile and glass – on a line of stunning upholstery fabrics that will be introduced at next month’s High Point Market.

    The new fabrics, which combine her colorful mosaic designs with solid leather and fabric colors, create a unique look that will give retail sales floors a pop of color many times over.

    “I couldn’t be more excited about this new fabric line we’ve developed with Allison,” said Luis Ruesga, CEO of Zuo. “It gives our dealers a way to reach younger consumers with a look they won’t find anywhere else.”

    Ruesga said the new products also should allow the company to expand its customer base with both e-commerce and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. And who knows? They may even be suitab

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  3. Zuo Will Feature Products from Mexico, Dominican Republic in New, Larger High Point Showroom

    Zuo Will Feature Products from Mexico, Dominican Republic in New, Larger High Point Showroom

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Zuo Modern, a leading resource for indoor and outdoor furniture and décor, is moving to a new, larger showroom in the International Home Furnishings Center for the spring High Point Market, April 2-6.

     

    The new showroom, space H-534, occupies 30,000 square feet and is about 30 percent larger than Zuo’s previous IHFC showroom.

     

    The showroom entrance will feature a 3,000-square-foot brightly colored candy store designed to resemble an old-school speakeasy. Cotton candy and other sweet treats will be available throughout the day, as will a wide selection of beverages.

     

    “It will be a great way to welcome our customers to our new space,” said Zuo CEO Luis Ruesga. “The candy store and speakeasy flow seamlessly into our product displays, where we will be featuring merchandis

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  4. Travel rebound is fantastic news for ailing hospitality business

    Travel rebound is fantastic news for ailing hospitality business

    On July 1, a news item that may not have appeared on your radar screen (or shown up in your Google news feed) was the most positive sign for the hospitality business we’ve seen in many months.On that day, the Transportation Security Administration screened 2,147,090 passengers at U.S. airports. That’s a significant number because, for the first time, it exceeded the number of passengers screened o...
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  5. ZUO announces BOLD Happy Hour Event June 05, at HP Market!

    ZUO announces BOLD Happy Hour Event June 05, at HP Market!

    ZUO announces brand collaboration with BOLD by Design Magazine for their Summer Launch Series at the upcoming High Point Market, June 05, 2021 from 3-5pm.


    The event will be held at ZUO’s flagship 26,000 sf showroom in IHFC’s Design Wing, Space D502 with a “BOLD Happy Hour” themed event - featuring ZUO’s famous frozen margaritas, specialty BOLD Cocktails, lite bites, and drawings for ZUO product giveaways paired with exclusive BOLD swag. Added engagement to include book signing with a special meet and greet featuring famed Interior Designer and HGTV Star Donna Moss, as she offers signed copies of her new book Best of Show!


    BOLD by Design Magazine's Empress-in-Chief, Julia Molloy shared; “As long as BOLD has been coming to High Point

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  6. ZUO gets recognition from the Americas Mart Atlanta as winner on the Snapchat Program

    ZUO gets recognition from the Americas Mart Atlanta as winner on the Snapchat Program

    This program, introduced in January 2020 by the Americas Mart Atlanta, aims to highlight new and noteworthy product that will be introduced and featured at the upcoming Atlanta Market. Over the eight weeks leading up to Market, Americas Mart will showcase products on their website, buyer emails, and social media channels. Then, the week before Market, buyers are asked to vote for their favorite Market Snapshot selection to determine our People’s Choice winners, which are announced the first day of Market.

    “We are honored to be one of the luckiest companies nominated for the Best Snapshot from the Americas Mart and IMC. Our Digital Creative team works really hard creating assets 24/7 and create the most beautiful room settings for your enjoyment, keeping them always realistic and on trend. This helps our customer and the end consumer to get inspired. Digital assets are one of the most important too

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  7. Zuo relocates into larger Las Vegas Showroom

    Zuo relocates into larger Las Vegas Showroom

    With accelerating vaccine rollout around the world, ZUO makes a Big Bold in partnership with the IMC to expand their permanent showroom at the Las Vegas Market from their previous showroom on Building A, 4th floor to a newly remodeled space to service the Interior design Community in Las Vegas year-round. This new Showroom will be open M-F from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and will be refreshed with new merchandise several times a year.

    The new Showroom is located on Building A, 2nd Floor space 216 is about 10,000 SF and will be the Home for ZUO in Las Vegas for the next 5 years.

    “We are very proud of the partnership we have with the IMC and the way they have responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic; we are confident the tradeshow industry will bounce back little by little

    In junction of their new technology, they keep developing such as SHOPZIO and JUNIPER where we can use t

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  8. Expo Mueble Internacional Guadalajara 2021

    Expo Mueble Internacional Guadalajara 2021

    Desafortunadamente la Ciudad de Guadalajara y Mexico en general siguen siendo afectadas por el fenómeno del Covid-19 por lo que la Asociación de Fabricantes de Muebles de Jalisco decidió cancelar la Famosa Expo Mueble Internacional Guadalajara que tendría fecha en el mes de Febrero 2021.

    Pero esto no ha detenido a algunos Fabricantes que con todas las precauciones harán eventos privados en sus fábricas o salones de eventos con previa Cita

    Tal como lo vemos con las compañías Zuo Modern

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  9. 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 in-depth showroom visit and frees up their schedule when they return to High Point during Market to be able to visit other vendors, thus allowing them to visit a larger group of exhibitors overall.

    “Zuo has been participated at pre-market for 5 years, and we are planning to continue to offer this to our customers, specially now when customers need to shop safe and with confidence during this difficult times and we are ready to provide that. We are working hard to make sure we present new and interesting designs to you this week, we are confident it will be a great pre-market for w

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  10. 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 weeks in March and April amidst coronavirus lockdowns. Even a non-operations guy like me understands that production can’t go from 0 percent capacity to 100 percent capacity instantly.


    But now that most factories are humming again, another shortage has reared its ugly head: there aren’t enough ocean shipping containers to move the merchandise to U.S. ports from the Asian factories where much of our furniture is built.


    That’s obviously a major headache for importers such as Zuo, not to mention large retailers who get a lot of container-direct shipments.

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