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DENNIS SEID: Deja vu all over again for market

Eleven years ago, Tupelo Furniture Market officials surveyed retailers and exhibitors, and the results showed a desire to move the twice-yearly trade shows. The market has traditionally held its shows in February and August, calling them the spring and fall markets, respectively. And so, the market shifted the dates to January and June. “This was requested by them, who said ...

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Tupelo Furniture Market president moving on after five years

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Kevin Seddon, who has been president of the Tupelo Furniture Market since 2012, has resigned. Seddon’s last day was Friday, having told market officials two weeks earlier he was stepping down. Seddon said today he felt like he had done all he could do in his role to market and promote the 30-year-old furniture ...

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Tupelo Furniture Market goes ‘soft’ to strengthen its position

By JACK WEATHERLY Northeast Mississippi is known as the upholstered-furniture capital of the United States. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it is playing the “soft” card as it seeks to further distinguish itself from other furniture centers – especially High Point, N.C. Forty-four mattress and box spring makers will be on hand for the semi-annual Tupelo Furniture ...

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Chinese delegation coming to Tupelo Furniture Market

TUPELO — A delegation from China is visiting the Tupelo Furniture Market on Feb. 4-6 to learn more about furniture products made in the United States. Bill Martin, director of the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University, says in a news release that China’s demand for American-made upholstered furniture has increased and consumers are asking Chinese retailers for more. ...

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Tupelo Furniture Market returns despite devastating tornado

TUPELO — Producers of the Tupelo Furniture Market had concerns this spring that there would be fewer hotel rooms available for their Aug. 14-17 event after a tornado ripped through the city and several hotels sustained damage. In the months since, more than 8,000 furniture retailers have pre-registered for the fall iteration of the furniture market, and most all the ...

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Convention destination areas have their own offerings

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Casinos on the coast, The King in Tupelo, the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, the Capitol in Jackson — each of Mississippi’s visitor destinations has something uniquely its own to offer meetings and conventions participants. The Mississippi Gulf Coast and its nationally known casinos ...

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Fire forces Alabama company to relocate plant to state

PLANTERSVILLE — A mattress maker will relocate its operations to a vacant facility near Tupelo after lightning sparked a fire that destroyed its Double Springs, Ala., factory. Posturecraft Mattress Co. will open a plant in the former location of National Mattress Co. in Plantersville, with plans to hire 125 to 150 people, state Rep. Steve Holland says. The company will ...

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On the rebound?

It’s that time of year again: the Tupelo Furniture Market is set to kick off its four-day event on Thursday, and vendors are optimistic that sales will be better this year with the recession’s slow-down. With an average attendance of 30,000, twice a year the Market almost doubles the population of Tupelo, considered the upholstery manufacturing capital of the world ...

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