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WMC says attendance up for winter market PDF Print E-mail
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LAS VEGAS (14 February 2011) - The World Market Center reported the winter market here Jan. 24-28 attracted 25% more buyers than the summer 2010 event, and 9% more than the year-ago market.

The organizers of the Las Vegas Market cited double-digit buyer growth in key international regions, with Canadian buyers up 23%, Latin American buyers up 30% and Mexican buyers rising 13%, all compared to a year ago. Overall, international buyer attendance rose 16% from last winter.

Meanwhile, designer attendance increased 33%, and over 80% of the Top 100 U.S. retailers were at the recent winter market, the WMC said. Specific figures weren't given.

In addition, the winter market here saw a 20% increase in exhibiting companies compared to last summer's event, with 150 new-to-market exhibitors, the WMC said.

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Rob Vickers joins DRSG
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (28 July 2014) - Industry veteran Rob Vickers has joined Dufresne Retail Solutions Group (dRSG) as business development manager for Western Canada. He succeeds Ed Cowx who is retiring after a 42-year career in Canada's furniture industry.
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Confidence index falls in July
OTTAWA (28 July 2014) - Although the overall Index of Consumer Confidence remains higher than it was at this point last year, it has dropped for the past three consecutive months as Canadians remain apprehensive about job creation and their household finances, according to the latest report from the Conference Board of Canada. They are also less enthusiastic about making a major purchase.
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Easyhome signs $200M credit facility
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Traub named president of Serta
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois (28 July 2014) - Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) has named Michael Traub as the new president of National Bedding Company, better known as Serta International. He will assume the post on September 2 and report to SSB chief executive officer Gary Fazio.
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Some 145 people from across the industry took part in Cantrex Nationwide’s annual charity golf classic recently. This year, some $10,000 was raised to benefit the ‘Take the Kids to Camp’ initiative of the Salvation Army. Here, Lt. Col. Sandra Rice (left), commander of the Ontario Central East division is accepting a cheque from CNW chief operating officer Jeannine Ghaleb and Jim Mahoney, vice president of photography and consumer electronics.


 

 

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