Stump & Company
Company News

July 2020 Newsletter

We are now entering Month 6 of the COVID crisis; while no immediate solution appears imminent at the time of this writing, we remain optimistic a vaccine and/or effective treatment will arise in the coming months and help us beat back the virus.
Stump & Company

July 2020 Newsletter

We are now entering Month 6 of the COVID crisis; while no immediate solution appears imminent at the time of this writing, we remain optimistic a vaccine and/or effective treatment will arise in the coming months and help us beat back the virus.
Stuart Stump Mullens
Company News

Stuart Stump Mullens named in 40 under 40

Home Furnishings Business includes Stuart Stump Mullens, 31, in their Forty Under 40 list.
Stuart Stump Mullens

Stuart Stump Mullens named in 40 under 40

Home Furnishings Business includes Stuart Stump Mullens, 31, in their Forty Under 40 list.
Spring 2020 Market Update
Market

Spring 2020 Market Update

This has been a strange springtime for the world and the furniture industry.

Spring 2020 Market Update

This has been a strange springtime for the world and the furniture industry.
Stump Market Minute: The Rise of eCommerce
Market

Stump Market Minute: The Rise of eCommerce

Stuart Stump Mullens shares analysis and insight into the rise of eCommerce in the Home Furnishings industry.

Stump Market Minute: The Rise of eCommerce

Stuart Stump Mullens shares analysis and insight into the rise of eCommerce in the Home Furnishings industry.
Stump Market Minute: April 28, 2020
Market

Stump Market Minute: April 28, 2020

Today would be the last day of the Spring High Point Market, so we wanted to update everyone on the major themes we are hearing from our clients and friends, based on numerous calls over the last few weeks.

Stump Market Minute: April 28, 2020

Today would be the last day of the Spring High Point Market, so we wanted to update everyone on the major themes we are hearing from our clients and friends, based on numerous calls over the last few weeks.
April 2020 Update
Market

April 2020 Update

Our E-Commerce clients and friends seem to be faring well, even thriving, through this time (some have reported as much as 25%+ growth over Q1 2019).

April 2020 Update

Our E-Commerce clients and friends seem to be faring well, even thriving, through this time (some have reported as much as 25%+ growth over Q1 2019).
Stump Team 2020
Market

Vegas 2020 - Strong Foot Traffic, High Customer Acquisition, and Double-digit Growth.

The 2020 Winter Market lived up to the hype. Most hallways were full of buyers and industry players, with exhibitors happily showing updated product lines in busy showrooms.
Stump Team 2020

Vegas 2020 - Strong Foot Traffic, High Customer Acquisition, and Double-digit Growth.

The 2020 Winter Market lived up to the hype. Most hallways were full of buyers and industry players, with exhibitors happily showing updated product lines in busy showrooms.
BDNY_Nov_2019
Market

What a market! BDNY 2019

We continue to see supply chains shift − to Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia – and the capacity constraint repercussions. There is also significant interest toward North American manufacturing.
BDNY_Nov_2019

What a market! BDNY 2019

We continue to see supply chains shift − to Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia – and the capacity constraint repercussions. There is also significant interest toward North American manufacturing.
HighPoint Market Oct 2019
Market

High Point October 2019 Update

The High Point Market is the Super Bowl for the residential furniture industry. Historically, over 75,000+ people come to town twice a year to visit the 2,200 exhibitors that display their goods in over 12 million square feet of showroom space spread out over 150 buildings.
HighPoint Market Oct 2019

High Point October 2019 Update

The High Point Market is the Super Bowl for the residential furniture industry. Historically, over 75,000+ people come to town twice a year to visit the 2,200 exhibitors that display their goods in over 12 million square feet of showroom space spread out over 150 buildings.
M&A Update 2019
Market

Pre-High Point M&A Update

There are strong strategic buyers interested in growth and diversification of products and manufacturing capabilities. Private equity companies are investing in the space, indicating that there is additional investment to follow.
M&A Update 2019

Pre-High Point M&A Update

There are strong strategic buyers interested in growth and diversification of products and manufacturing capabilities. Private equity companies are investing in the space, indicating that there is additional investment to follow.
Fellowes Brands Acquires Trendway Corporation
Deal Announcements

Fellowes Brands Acquires Trendway Corporation

The Stump team is proud to have exclusively represented the selling shareholders in the August 13, 2019 acquisition of Trendway Corporation to Fellowes Brands, a global leader in business products since 1917.

Fellowes Brands Acquires Trendway Corporation

The Stump team is proud to have exclusively represented the selling shareholders in the August 13, 2019 acquisition of Trendway Corporation to Fellowes Brands, a global leader in business products since 1917.
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Market

HD Vegas Hospitality Show Update

With technology becoming more and more ubiquitous and iPhones, iPads, Air Pods, and laptop computers continuing to need power and serve as drivers of activity in common areas, we are seeing a new trend of embedded chargers and speakers in upholstery making the rounds in hospitality, commercial and residential settings.
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HD Vegas Hospitality Show Update

With technology becoming more and more ubiquitous and iPhones, iPads, Air Pods, and laptop computers continuing to need power and serve as drivers of activity in common areas, we are seeing a new trend of embedded chargers and speakers in upholstery making the rounds in hospitality, commercial and residential settings.
Spring High Point - 2019
Market

Spring High Point Market - April 2019

The general sentiment was that the furniture industry is in transition and management teams need constant vigilance and a willingness to adapt to succeed in this rapidly changing environment.
Spring High Point - 2019

Spring High Point Market - April 2019

The general sentiment was that the furniture industry is in transition and management teams need constant vigilance and a willingness to adapt to succeed in this rapidly changing environment.
Vegas 2019
Market

Starting the Year Strong – The Winter Market Lineup

ur team kicked off 2019 with a flurry of travel. January’s tradeshow gauntlet was in full force with back to back shows for three consecutive weeks. The Vegas market this week was the highlight.
Vegas 2019

Starting the Year Strong – The Winter Market Lineup

ur team kicked off 2019 with a flurry of travel. January’s tradeshow gauntlet was in full force with back to back shows for three consecutive weeks. The Vegas market this week was the highlight.
Tim Stump, Stump & Company
Company News

2018 Furniture Industry Reviewed - 2019: A look ahead

The global furniture industry remains strong and has exhibited a multi-year growth trend. Consumer confidence, availability of disposable income for discretionary furniture purchases, and a generally strong stock market continue to drive positive industry performance.
Tim Stump, Stump & Company

2018 Furniture Industry Reviewed - 2019: A look ahead

The global furniture industry remains strong and has exhibited a multi-year growth trend. Consumer confidence, availability of disposable income for discretionary furniture purchases, and a generally strong stock market continue to drive positive industry performance.
BDNY Fall Market 2018
Market

BDNY Nov 2018 - An Energetic November Market

The merger & acquisition market continues to be strong. In our opinion, it is the best environment since the late 1990s with high buyer interest and an abundance of sellers.
BDNY Fall Market 2018

BDNY Nov 2018 - An Energetic November Market

The merger & acquisition market continues to be strong. In our opinion, it is the best environment since the late 1990s with high buyer interest and an abundance of sellers.
HP Furniture Market Fall 2018
Market

Fall High Point Market 2018 - Winds Of Change

Our industry continues to grow rapidly in this channel and most companies are exploring how best to participate.
HP Furniture Market Fall 2018

Fall High Point Market 2018 - Winds Of Change

Our industry continues to grow rapidly in this channel and most companies are exploring how best to participate.
Stump Companies
Company News

China Update

by Tim Stump
Our 8-day trip to southern China and Hong Kong was very eye opening. We witnessed this powerful country’s strong infrastructure moves, continuing construction of massive factories and skyscrapers, and hordes of people at every turn.
Stump Companies

China Update

Our 8-day trip to southern China and Hong Kong was very eye opening. We witnessed this powerful country’s strong infrastructure moves, continuing construction of massive factories and skyscrapers, and hordes of people at every turn.
Pregaming the Chicago Office Show: NEOCON
Market

Pregaming the Chicago Office Show: NEOCON

The environment heading into Neocon is upbeat—with stock prices high, the general economic environment strong and the M&A industry hot.

Pregaming the Chicago Office Show: NEOCON

The environment heading into Neocon is upbeat—with stock prices high, the general economic environment strong and the M&A industry hot.
HD Vegas Spring 2018
Market

Spring HD Vegas Furniture Market

Stump & Company has had a very strong 12 months with four ‎transactions closed in the Hospitality Sector in 2017 and 2018. We look forward to several other announcements in the coming months.
HD Vegas Spring 2018

Spring HD Vegas Furniture Market

Stump & Company has had a very strong 12 months with four ‎transactions closed in the Hospitality Sector in 2017 and 2018. We look forward to several other announcements in the coming months.
Spring High Point Market - April 2018
Market

Spring High Point Market - April 2018

This was one of the best markets in years, a sentiment shared by most people we encountered during our 6 days in High Point.
Spring High Point Market - April 2018

Spring High Point Market - April 2018

This was one of the best markets in years, a sentiment shared by most people we encountered during our 6 days in High Point.
Winter Las Vegas
Market

Winter Las Vegas Market - Jan. 2018

The Las Vegas market was busy and upbeat – the halls felt packed and energetic. There were even rumors that this market set attendance records!
Winter Las Vegas

Winter Las Vegas Market - Jan. 2018

The Las Vegas market was busy and upbeat – the halls felt packed and energetic. There were even rumors that this market set attendance records!
Stuart and Tim in High Point
Company News

2017 in Review & 2018 in Preview

The 2017 M&A climate was robust, at levels not seen since before the 2008 crash. This meant a terrific year in furniture acquisitions and for Stump & Company.
Stuart and Tim in High Point

2017 in Review & 2018 in Preview

The 2017 M&A climate was robust, at levels not seen since before the 2008 crash. This meant a terrific year in furniture acquisitions and for Stump & Company.
BD NY
Market

New York Hospitality Show: BDNY - November 2017

BDNY (Boutique & Design: New York) was packed and energetic, with many companies reporting record traffic. The Javitz Center format continues to be a hit with small booths that enable companies to efficiently display capabilities and conduct meaningful business without an undue amount of overhead.
BD NY

New York Hospitality Show: BDNY - November 2017

BDNY (Boutique & Design: New York) was packed and energetic, with many companies reporting record traffic. The Javitz Center format continues to be a hit with small booths that enable companies to efficiently display capabilities and conduct meaningful business without an undue amount of overhead.