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Fast Fact: Truck Driver Wage Growth Up 19% from 2012 to 2018 

The steady increase of furniture and home furnishings sales over the last 10 years has been slower to hit employees working in the stores, but in recent years many occupations have finally started to see an upturn in wage growth, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ March 2019 release of “Occupational Employment Statistics.”

Hall of Fame Unveils Design for New Headquarters

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation has unveiled the design plans for its new 23,500 sq. ft. permanent home at 311 S. Hamilton Street in High Point. Designed by Freeman Kennett Architects, the new Hall of Fame building is scheduled to open in April 2021.

Chaddock Features New Designs by Laslo and McDonald at Fall Market

Chaddock Furniture Workroom, manufacturers of customized furniture, upholstery, cabinets, hardware, and lighting, has announced a selection of new home furnishings from signature designers, Larry Laslo and Mary McDonald, debuting at High Point Market.

Wayfair Unveils First European Flagship Brand

Wayfair, Inc. (NYSE: W) has unveiled Hykkon, the company’s first flagship brand for Wayfair’s European business and launched across Wayfair.co.uk and Wayfair.de.

IMC Announces New, Relocating and Expanding Exhibitors, Fall High Point Market

International Market Centers (IMC) is set to welcome more than 200 new, expanding and relocating permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits at Fall 2019 High Point Market, running Oct. 19 –23. In connection with this, IMC will host 23 ribbon-cutting ceremonies during Market.

Hooker Furniture’s Delgatti to Retire in February

Michael Delgatti, a senior executive at Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ: HOFT) since 2009, has announced he will retire in early February 2020.

Parker House Debuts New Line of Cordless Rechargeable Batteries at HP Market

Motion furnishings supplier Parker House has announced the debut of its FreeMotion line of cordless rechargeable battery packs for reclining furniture at this week’s High Point Furniture Market.