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Former Martin Roberts Design Director Launches New Retail Design Firm 

Designer and architect Jennifer Magee, who worked for over 13 years with the late retail design veteran Martin Roberts, has now launched her own retail design firm Retail in the City, providing the same quality retail design services to the home furnishings industry.

First Annual NY Luxury Design Fair Editor’s Choice Awards Slated for September

The NY Luxury Design Fair has announced the launch of the first annual NY Luxury Design Fair Editor's Choice Awards. The juried program will celebrate the show's diverse and rich product offering and recognize the best of the best. The fair will take place in New York City on Sept. 9–12 at the Javits Center. It will be co-located with The Armory Show, the city’s essential art fair and portal into the world’s foremost international galleries.

Classic Brands Taps Matthew Sibole as New CFO

Classic Brands, distributor and manufacturer of sleep products, sleep accessories and furniture, has named Matthew Sibole as its new chief financial officer. Sibole will serve as a principal member of Classic's executive leadership team, providing his strategic insights and financial expertise as the company continues to expand.

Slumberland Furniture Expands Midwest Presence

Slumberland Furniture has announced the scheduled opening of a new store location in Peoria, Illinois for May 2021. The premier regional furniture retailer will occupy a 50,000 sq. ft. space at the Levee District, in the former location of Gordmans, adding to the 120 other corporate and franchise-owned locations Slumberland operates.

Spring Air Teams with Mattress Firm to Launch Nature’s Rest Brand

Mattress manufacturer Spring Air International has announced it is partnering with Mattress Firm on a program that will test-market four models from its Nature’s Rest brand in Mattress Firm stores on the West Coast and East Coast. The test is expected to bring increased exposure to the natural bedding brand as the company seeks to extend its reach in key market areas.

Southerland Expands Transport Fleet

Southerland Transport, a wholly-owned company of mattress manufacturer, Southerland, is expanding the number of trucks in its fleet and updating the technology in those vehicles to improve customer service and give their drivers a better work experience. Over the past few months, 14 new trucks have been added to the fleet, bringing its total number to 51.

NRF Releases 2021 Forecast, Sales to Exceed $4.3 Trillion

The National Retail Federation has issued its annual forecast, anticipating that retail sales will grow between 6.5% and 8.2% to more than $4.33 trillion in 2021 as more individuals get vaccinated and the economy reopens. 

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