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  1. Positives outweigh negatives as furniture industry heads to High Point

    Positives outweigh negatives as furniture industry heads to High Point

    Despite a stubborn rise in Covid-19 cases, the positive signs certainly outweigh the negative ones as we head into the critical October High Point Market – one of the few furniture industry trade shows taking its normal spot on the calendar the past two years.

    For one thing, there’s a surprising amount of new product on tap. Given the massive supply chain woes that have made it difficult for some manufacturers to keep in-line goods in stock, we thought October product launches would be few and far between. But that doesn’t appear to be the case – especially for exhibitors with bedroom, dining room and occasional furniture.

    There’s no question that many have cut back on the number of new products, but exhibitors believe new products remain a key showroom attraction, so they’re n

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  2. This under-the-radar furniture segment is finally showing signs of life

    This under-the-radar furniture segment is finally showing signs of life

    Anyone who’s even marginally connected with the residential furniture business is well aware of the historic consumer demand and unprecedented supply chain challenges the industry has been experiencing for months. It’s more than a full time trying to stay on top of the latest developments.

    But there’s one fairly obscure segment of the furniture business that is just now showing signs of a recovery – the senior housing market. And that presents an opportunity for companies who can build products that meet the rigorous contract furniture specifications the segment requires.

    According to Seniors Housing Business, a respected trade publication covering the category, occupancy rates at independent living and assisted living facilities have plummeted since March 2020 as seniors hunkered down in their existing residences and senior housing properties struggled to find

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  3. Zuo launches upgraded website featuring real-time inventory status, robust search capabilities, enhanced navigational tools

    Zuo launches upgraded website featuring real-time inventory status, robust search capabilities, enhanced navigational tools

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Zuo Modern, a leading resource for indoor and outdoor furniture for the home and office, has upgraded its website, zuomod.com with the addition of a host of user-friendly features that make it easier for dealers and designers to track orders and search the company’s vast inventory.

    New features include real-time inventory status, which allows users to see which products are in stock, in production or in transit. Plus, the mobile-friendly site has a shopping cart where users can save products for future orders and get quotes for FedEx small parcel shipments for a variety of ground, overnight and two-day delivery options.

    “These new features reinforce our commitment to always put customers first and provide the best service possible,” said Luis Ruesga, CEO. “Our dealers and desig

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  4. Furniture resources turn to Mexico as Asian supply chain woes mount

    Furniture resources turn to Mexico as Asian supply chain woes mount

    Since there seems to be no end in sight for the home furnishings industry’s supply chain woes – especially for those who rely on Asian factories – many U.S.-based furniture resources are looking to Mexico to help relieve the bottleneck.The big advantage, of course, is that goods from Mexican furniture factories don’t have to be shipped in obscenely expensive and hard-to-find ocean freight containe...
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