International Market Centers has reported strong order writing at the winter 2020 Atlanta Market. In addition, IMC celebrated the debut of its new Atlanta Market brand, the opening of the remerchandised home décor collection, the announcement of a new lifestyle collection in Building 2, and the launch of a new digital division.
Rent-A-Center is offering its Preferred Lease program, a new integrated retail partner offering.
At the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Bush Industries is preparing to feature new collections that incorporate product segments it has never before provided and to discuss the accelerating growth the company expects in the aftermath of its acquisition by investment group Novacap and that firm’s portfolio company Bestar.
To provide a luxe touch, Twin Star Home has brought in Atlanta-based designer Michel Smith Boyd to help it set the company’s showroom for the Winter Las Vegas Market.
International Market Centers has set up an Instagram Takeover of the Las Vegas Market account, in which 25 leading designers and tastemakers will share their favorite new lines, events and trends from the winter Las Vegas Market, January 26 to 30.
Kirkland’s has mutually parted ways with president and chief operating officer, Michael Cairnes. Woody Woodward, the company’s CEO, will add the role of president and will oversee operations in addition to his ongoing responsibilities across merchandising and marketing.
After making a pair of tech acquisitions, International Market Centers is launching IMC_di, a wholly-owned, stand-alone B2B e-commerce division that will offer vendors a single integrated digital platform, enabling them to reach new buyers, capture leads and grow sales.
Utah Business has named Lance Ferguson, svp/sales at Walker Edison, a Sales Professional of the Year for 2020.
International Market Centers (IMC) said that phase two of the Atlanta Next AmericasMart multi-platform transformation kicks off at the summer Atlanta Market and will focus on the remerchandising of lifestyle retail resources.
Three Atlanta Market exhibitors— Glee Jewelry, Puffin Coolers and VE Designs— are among the inaugural People’s Choice winners in International Market Centers’ new Market Snapshot program.
Bush Industries has new ownership, as Novacap, a Canadian private equity firm, has acquired the ready-to-assemble furniture maker through its portfolio company Bestar, a ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer with plants in Lac-Mégantic and Sherbrooke, Quebec.
International Market Centers (IMC) has rebranded the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market to Atlanta Market. IMC said the new name, an updated brand positioning and logo, will be on display at the upcoming show, scheduled to be held January 14 to 21.
In an expansion of its mid-century modern product offering, Wayfair has launched the Foundstone collection of price-attainable furniture, décor and more, going above and beyond its usual group offerings to include housewares.
As it reported tumbling financial results for the third quarter ended November 30, 2019, Pier 1 also informed investors that it could close as many as 450 of its total 942 stores.
International Market Centers said that two new member-based organizations, the Oriental Rug Importers Association and the National Alliance of Floral Associations, will participate as two of more than 50 industry partners attending the Winter Las Vegas Market.
The Dallas Market Center has tapped Aerin Lauder, the style and image director of Estée Lauder and the founder and creative director of lifestyle company Aerin, to deliver the keynote speech at the winter 2020 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.