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HPMA Summer/Fall Style Report Released, 68 Products from 48 Exhibitors

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released this season’s High Point Market Style Report for Summer/Fall 2019. The 37-page report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, all part of the HPMA’s 2019 Style Spotters team, who scoured the Spring High Point Market, April 6-10, for the hottest must-have items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends. 

Whitewood Industries Makes Leadership Changes to Ensure Growth

Furniture manufacturer and supplier, Whitewood Industries, has repositioned leadership roles in two of its four divisions. Bryan Sprinkles and Chris Morris have been promoted.

Hickory Springs Boosts Production at 3 Plants, Tennessee Factory to Close

Privately held Hickory Springs has announced it will increase foam fabricating operations at its plants in Ocala, Florida, Lenoir, North Carolina, and Verona, Mississippi. As a result of this move, the company will close its Cleveland, Tennessee factory.

OW Lee Introduces New Stock Fabric Program

California-based OW Lee, a manufacturer of high-end outdoor furniture, fire pits, and accessories has announced the introduction of the Destinations Fabric Collection, a new stock fabric program that is available to order immediately.

Sprintz Furniture’s Charles Sprintz Dies at 85

Charles Sprintz, co-founder of Sprintz Furniture in Tennessee passed away on May 20, 2019. He was 85.

U.S. Trade Office Announces New Deadline for Chinese Exports

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has issued a notice in the Federal Register that extends the amount of time certain goods exported from China have to enter the United States before they will be subject to an additional tariff increase from 10 percent to 25 percent.

Eclipse To Open 1,000 Ernest Hemingway Mattress Stores in China

Mattress producer Eclipse International is capitalizing on the popularity of American luxury brands in China. In partnership with a new licensee, the company will open as many as 1,000 mattress specialty stores, dedicated to the company’s Ernest Hemingway brand over the next five years.  

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