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New Mantel Offering from Pearl Mantels

New Mantel Offering from Pearl Mantels

COLLIERVILLE, TN – According to company officials, this mantel can take the heat. The non-combustible, fiberglass/cement aggregate mantel shelves are for indoors or out. There are four hand applied finishes that are light-weight (29 to 42 lbs), strong, weather-resistant and easy to hang—48-, 60- and 72-inch lengths. The Fontana and Little River finishes provide a natural wood look and the Graywash and Whitewash lend a contemporary feel (patent pending).

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Doug Peppler Promoted To Executive VP of Agio, USA

Doug Peppler Promoted To Executive VP of Agio, USA

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – July 15, 2019—Casual furniture leader Agio, USA has announced the promotion of Doug Peppler to executive vice president. 

Peppler is a partner and 17-year employee of the company and has served in executive management positions for Agio, USA, including vice president and senior vice president.  Most recently, Peppler has managed and overseen Agio’s key account business out of the Issaquah, Washington office.

During his 35 years in the casual furniture business, Doug has been involved with some of the best-known names in the industry, such as Mallin, Weber, Casual Living Worldwide...

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ICFA Announces 2019 Apollo Award Finalists

ICFA Announces 2019 Apollo Award Finalists

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The International Casual Furnishings Association announces the finalists for the 2019 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.

Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments plus a commitment to customer service and dedication to professional development for their staff. The finalist is recognized as an exceptional dealer in their trading area and a model for others within the industry, as well as characterized by innovative marketing and merchandising strategies.

The ICFA membership will vote via an online ballot for a winner in each of two categories...

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ICFA Revamps Pre-Market Education Program for Retailers

ICFA Revamps Pre-Market Education Program for Retailers

HIGH POINT, N.C. –  How can bricks and mortar stores compete with the massive selection and ordering ease of online stores? The marketing experts at ACE Hardware say, throw a party!

ACE is a 95-year-old premium hardware retailer with 5,000 independently owned and operated locations. The International Casual Furnishings Association has invited the company’s marketing team to share its in-store event expertise in an all-new Special Events Seminar, Panel Discussion and Think Tank on Monday, September 9, the day before Casual Market Chicago opens.

Gary Drummond, digital marketing and brand strategy manager; Dan Polanski, marketing...

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CABANACOAST® Expands Growing Selection with 9 New Collections at ICFA Preview Show

CABANACOAST® Expands Growing Selection with 9 New Collections at ICFA Preview Show

MISSISSAUGA, ON − CABANACOAST has been working diligently throughout the summer preparing for the upcoming 2019 ICFA Preview Show. A total of 9 new collections will be shown in Chicago from July 16 - 18 and will feature an exciting variety of new SOL RopeTM and SOL Teak finishes. 

Resembling the pattern of your favorite, cozy knit blanket, the new Trellis collection features new SOL RopeTM Thick woven onto an aluminum frame. Trellis is not only visually captivating; it is as plush and comfortable as it looks. Arcade evokes the sweeping feeling of vitality and excitement in a fresh new sling...

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OW Lee to Offer Five Year Warranty on Cushions

OW Lee to Offer Five Year Warranty on Cushions

ONTARIO, CA - OW Lee, a manufacturer of high-end outdoor furniture, fire pits, and accessories located in Ontario, Calif., will offer a five-year warranty on all cushions starting on October 1, 2019. This new warranty is 150% longer than the previous two-year warranty. The new five-year limited warranty applies to the craftsmanship and construction of the cushion under normal use and includes any fading or discoloration of the fabric (COM fabrics excluded).

“We have been working internally to improve our cushion construction for the past few years and finally feel confident we can offer this extended warranty that matches the...

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Designer Richard Frinier Honored With Adex Award For Architexture Collection Of Sunbrella® Fabrics

Designer Richard Frinier Honored With Adex Award For Architexture Collection Of Sunbrella® Fabrics

The Architexture Collection of performance textiles from the Richard Frinier Collection of Sunbrella® Fabrics recently garnered an ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence. With more than 600 entries in the 2018-2019 entry period, ADEX is one of the largest and most resourced award programs for furnishings and building materials in the architecture and design communities.

Richard Frinier’s Architexture Collection, which showcases the designer’s strong respect and appreciation for the importance architecture plays in society, echoes architectural design elements found in surface and building facade design across a versatile range of textiles with distinctive constructions, textures, patterns...

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Phifer Rolls Out New Designed Fabrics Stock Line, Product Binder

Phifer Rolls Out New Designed Fabrics Stock Line, Product Binder

TUSCALOOSA, AL – Phifer’s new 2019-2021 indoor/outdoor fabric stock line pulls double duty, addressing the diverse needs of today’s outdoor furniture market and the consumer’s quest to create a balanced lifestyle.

Following closely alongside the color trends of the interior market, new 2019-2021 fabric additions feature cooler, mineral-inspired color pairings that work well with today’s evolving furniture frame finishes. Touched by grey but relevant, warm and inviting, these color combinations help bridge traditional and contemporary design styles. Offering a bit of optimism and nostalgia, fabrics in bold hues and simple textures create an...

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