ARTS Awards nominating committee introduced

Dallas Market Heart and ART, the inventive residence furnishings community, have introduced the members of the ARTS Awards nominating committee, a gaggle of impartial business professionals who will consider the record of lots of of nominees submitted on-line.

The outcomes would be the record of ARTS Awards finalists, who will then submit supplies for judging within the fall.

Members of the 2022 ARTS Awards Nomination Committee embrace: Laurie Burns, government director, Reward & Residence Commerce Affiliation; Patti Carpenter, principal, Carpenter + Co. and co-founder, The Kaleidoscope Venture; Traci Connell, proprietor/principal, Traci Connell Interiors; Jane Dagmi, editor-in-chief, Designers In the present day; Lois Del Negro, CFO, World Views; Adam Japko, CEO, Esteem Media; Brian Kleinberg, president, Parts Commerce; Thomas Lester, digital/managing editor, Residence Accents In the present day; Amir Loloi, president, Loloi Rugs; Linda Longo, lighting business marketing consultant; Jane Murray, proprietor, Taylors; Doug Self, president, J. Douglas; Dorian Sims, president, Stacy Furnishings; Bobby Wilson, basic supervisor, Wilson Lighting; and Allison Zisko, government editor, Residence Accents In the present day.

“These consultants, influencers, and enterprise leaders will present the method with transparency {and professional} oversight,” stated Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Heart. Added Sharon Davis, government director of

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Room & Board launches tabletop and décor line with Cambria

A Cambria quartz tray might be accessible in any respect Room & Board shops and on-line in September.

MINNEAPOLIS—Fashionable residence furnishings retailer Room & Board has teamed up with Cambria, the quartz surfaces producer, on a line of tabletop and residential décor in a wide range of stone patterns.

The gathering contains Halsted Coasters, the Loring Lazy Susan, Hubbard Bookends and the Halsted small and huge serving boards with metallic handles, all in a wide range of finishes.

Every handmade piece is obtainable in well-liked Cambria designs together with Large Sur Mist, Brittanicca Gold, Foggy Metropolis and Mammoth Cave. Large Sur Mist is created from recycled Cambria and options dove-gray shapes; Brittanicca Gold is a fan favourite with multihued streams of copper, gold and translucent greige; Foggy Metropolis encompasses a delicate cloudy white; and Mammoth Cave is a dramatic raven-black. Every bit is non-porous, meals protected, upkeep free, and scratch- and stain-resistant.

The gathering might be accessible in any respect 16 Room & Board shops all through the nation and at roomandboard.com this September.

That is the second collaboration between Room & Board and Cambria, that are each Minnesota-based design manufacturers. It follows the success of the preliminary Pren

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Havertys continues upward development in second quarter

High 100 retailer Havertys plans to open a 3rd retailer within the Austin, Texas market later this 12 months. Architectural Picture by Ed Wolkis,, www.wolkis.com

ATLANTA — Because it marked the anniversary of reopening its shops, High 100 retailer Havertys continued its upward trajectory within the quarter ended June 30.

The Atlanta-based retailer posted gross sales of $250 million within the second quarter, up from $110 million in the identical time-frame final 12 months. Its gross revenue margin was $141.5 million vs. $59.6 in the identical three months of 2020.

Diluted earnings per share within the quarter reached $1.21 vs. 72 cents in 2020.

Havertys closed all of its shops on March 19, 2020. It opened 103 on Could 1 of the 12 months and the remaining 17 had been again by June 20, 2020. Deliveries had been halted on March 21 and restarted on Could 5, 2020, with much less capability.

“Gross sales for the second quarter had been excellent, and we made some progress on lowering our backlog. Prospects are displaying a stronger inclination in the direction of purchases of in-stock merchandise as ‘pandemic endurance’ appears to be waning,” stated Clarence Smith, chairman and CEO. “Now we have

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Residence a part of Greenback Normal’s new in-store idea

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. —Greenback Normal’s new store-within-a-store idea that mixes its DG Market and Popshelf manufacturers leans closely into residence décor as a part of its product assortment.

The primary two shops to convey the DG Market + Popshelf idea to {the marketplace} opened within the higher Nashville, Tenn. space in White Home and Hermitage.

“We’re thrilled to boost our prospects’ purchasing experiences by means of our new DG Market + Popshelf store-within-a-store idea, which additional demonstrates our revolutionary spirit and observe document of format improvement,” stated Todd Vasos, Greenback Normal’s CEO. “By this mixed format, we purpose to ship the worth and merchandise prospects belief from a DG Market with the continually-refreshed merchandise together with magnificence and seasonal merchandise, residence décor and humanities and crafts by means of Popshelf. Now we have been happy with prospects’ constructive preliminary reactions, and we stay up for welcoming further prospects to expertise our latest format.”

Greenback Normal first introduced the Popshelf idea in October 2020 and has since opened 16 shops in three states. Shops are presently beneath development in Cellular and Foley, Ala. and Aiken and Columbia, S.C. As of Might 2021, the corporate presently has plans to have roughly 25 Greenback

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Present For Life raises almost $50,000 for World Central Kitchen

ATLANTA — Present for Life, the present, stationery and residential décor industries’ main charitable group raised just below $50,000 with its “Feed the Hungry – Really feel the Good” fundraiser, which advantages World Central Kitchen, a company which distributes individually packaged, contemporary meals in communities that want assist throughout occasions of disaster.

The marketing campaign, which ran in reference to this summer season’s Atlanta Market (July 13-19), raised a complete of $48,403 for World Central Kitchen. Particular person donations ranged from $50 to $1,000, with massive presents from J Douglas, Loloi Rugs and Worlds Away, and a $10,000 matching grant from Worldwide Market Facilities.

“Almost $50,000 interprets to virtually 5,000 meals and 30 eating places supported,” mentioned Cole Daugherty, chair of the Present for Life board. “We’re grateful for the {industry}’s assist of our first at-market fundraiser for World Central Kitchen and hope that we are able to proceed this momentum in August for campaigns linked with the Retailer Excellence Awards and Las Vegas Market.”

By means of Present for Life’s “Feed the Hungry – Really feel the Good” marketing campaign, individuals certified to win raffle prizes which featured 9 distinctive prizes secured by IMC: 5 two-night lodge stays redeemable

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Lamps Plus provides hybrid brokers who assist each in-store and on-line prospects

Lamps Plus has added new gross sales brokers to work in its shops which can be in a position to assist prospects each in-store and on-line.

LOS ANGELES – Lamps Plus has added new hybrid gross sales brokers to work in its shops to advise in-person prospects utilizing outdoors gross sales abilities, and e-commerce prospects utilizing inside gross sales abilities.

“Simply as we worth athletes who supply a number of skills of their sport, our hybrid retailer brokers have gotten extraordinarily vital by providing beforehand unavailable gross sales alternatives each in our shops and just about by means of the cellphone and on-line chat,” stated Terre Wellington, Lamps Plus senior vice chairman of retailer operations.

“As an omnichannel retailer, we must be able to serve prospects wherever they’re. When prospects arrive at our shops, we anticipate to assist them remedy their residence lighting challenges with extremely educated gross sales specialists. When prospects entry our web site or name us, we anticipate the very same expertise,” he added.

Recognized by Lamps Plus as hybrid gross sales brokers, these staff fluctuate between the showroom retailer ground and their retailer backroom workplace. Throughout slower buyer visitors days, usually sure weekdays, brokers could also

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