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The Stump team attends furniture and design markets globally, interviewing hundreds of CEOs, annually. They consistently engage deeply with strategic buyers, private equity firms and family offices to identify the next generation of investors for the furniture industry. The Stump teams’ demonstrated levels of knowledge and experience in the marketplace is unparalleled.

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Mandalay Bay
Market

Las Vegas Summer Market

The Stump M&A team braved the Nevada heat to gain further insight into the challenges and opportunities the industry currently faces.
Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas Summer Market

The Stump M&A team braved the Nevada heat to gain further insight into the challenges and opportunities the industry currently faces.
Casual Show Atlanta
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Atlanta Casual Show

The Stump Team recaps the inaugural Atlanta Casual Show hosted at the AmericasMart, a venue part of the newly renamed ANDMORE, formerly IMC.
Casual Show Atlanta

Atlanta Casual Show

The Stump Team recaps the inaugural Atlanta Casual Show hosted at the AmericasMart, a venue part of the newly renamed ANDMORE, formerly IMC.
Neocon 2022 Chicago
Market

NEOCON 2023: Office Furnishings Show

The Stump team traveled to Chicago this week for the annual office/contract furnishings show called NeoCon.
Neocon 2022 Chicago

NEOCON 2023: Office Furnishings Show

The Stump team traveled to Chicago this week for the annual office/contract furnishings show called NeoCon.
Mandalay Bay
Market

HD Expo Vegas Recap

Las Vegas delivered a huge win for the hospitality industry last week, with over 10,000 attendees at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the annual HD (Hospitality & Design) Expo.
Mandalay Bay

HD Expo Vegas Recap

Las Vegas delivered a huge win for the hospitality industry last week, with over 10,000 attendees at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the annual HD (Hospitality & Design) Expo.
Stump M&A Advisory Team at High Point Furniture Market
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April High Point Market 2023

Our team spent six days in High Point for furniture market. Read our analysis of current industry trends...
Stump M&A Advisory Team at High Point Furniture Market

April High Point Market 2023

Our team spent six days in High Point for furniture market. Read our analysis of current industry trends...
Guadalajara Expo
Market

Impressions from the Guadalajara Furniture Expo

The Stump M&A team traveled to Guadalajara Mexico for the biannual Furniture Expo and we were blown away by the crowds, energy and enthusiasm for strong business this year.
Guadalajara Expo

Impressions from the Guadalajara Furniture Expo

The Stump M&A team traveled to Guadalajara Mexico for the biannual Furniture Expo and we were blown away by the crowds, energy and enthusiasm for strong business this year.
Las Vegas Market
Market

Las Vegas Market Recap

The Stump team attended the winter market in Las Vegas this week and we were pleasantly surprised by the strong attenda…
Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market Recap

The Stump team attended the winter market in Las Vegas this week and we were pleasantly surprised by the strong attenda…
Javits Center
Market

Boutique Design New York (BDNY) 2022

Our team made its annual trip to New York this week for the BDNY hospitality show. Read our recap and insights on industry trends.
Javits Center

Boutique Design New York (BDNY) 2022

Our team made its annual trip to New York this week for the BDNY hospitality show. Read our recap and insights on industry trends.
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Market

October High Point Market Takeaways

The Stump team visited High Point Market this week and met with dozens of industry CEOs. Several trends emerged as hot topics of conversation. Read our key takeaways.
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October High Point Market Takeaways

The Stump team visited High Point Market this week and met with dozens of industry CEOs. Several trends emerged as hot topics of conversation. Read our key takeaways.
Neocon 2022 Chicago
Market

NEOCON 2022: Commercial Furniture on the Move!

The Stump team enjoyed a full 2 days of Neocon this week in Chicago as we witnessed an energetic gathering of commercial furniture specialists.
Neocon 2022 Chicago

NEOCON 2022: Commercial Furniture on the Move!

The Stump team enjoyed a full 2 days of Neocon this week in Chicago as we witnessed an energetic gathering of commercial furniture specialists.
Stump M&A Advisory Team at High Point Furniture Market
Market

April High Point Market 2022

The High Point furniture market was in full swing this week and it felt like the first market with a semblance of “post…
Stump M&A Advisory Team at High Point Furniture Market

April High Point Market 2022

The High Point furniture market was in full swing this week and it felt like the first market with a semblance of “post…
stump-vegas
Market

Vegas Market Recap Jan 2022

The Stump team attended the semiannual Furniture Market at the Las Vegas World Market Center this week and was pleasantly surprised by the attendance and upbeat attitudes.
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Vegas Market Recap Jan 2022

The Stump team attended the semiannual Furniture Market at the Las Vegas World Market Center this week and was pleasantly surprised by the attendance and upbeat attitudes.
Javits Center
Market

Boutique Design New York (BDNY) 2021

Our team traveled to New York for the annual BDNY hospitality show at the Javits Center and it was fantastic!
Javits Center

Boutique Design New York (BDNY) 2021

Our team traveled to New York for the annual BDNY hospitality show at the Javits Center and it was fantastic!
High Point 2017
Market

Fall High Point Market Recap

Our team worked the halls of the High Point market for 6 days and were pleased with the attendance, energy, and optimism. Most clients told us that total visits were probably 40-50% below pre-covid levels, but much better than expected.
High Point 2017

Fall High Point Market Recap

Our team worked the halls of the High Point market for 6 days and were pleased with the attendance, energy, and optimism. Most clients told us that total visits were probably 40-50% below pre-covid levels, but much better than expected.
NeoCon2021
Market

Neocon & Casual Show Recap

The Stump team attended both the September 20-23 Casual show and the October 4-6 Neocon show in Chicago's famed Merchandise Mart. After a long, COVID-induced pause, we found both to be upbeat despite mixed traffic.
NeoCon2021

Neocon & Casual Show Recap

The Stump team attended both the September 20-23 Casual show and the October 4-6 Neocon show in Chicago's famed Merchandise Mart. After a long, COVID-induced pause, we found both to be upbeat despite mixed traffic.
Vegas_2021
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Vegas Markets Recap

The Stump team traveled to Las Vegas this week to attend the back-to-back residential market and the hospitality show.
Vegas_2021

Vegas Markets Recap

The Stump team traveled to Las Vegas this week to attend the back-to-back residential market and the hospitality show.
Spring High Point Market - April 2018
Market

June High Point Market Recap

The Spring, rescheduled to Summer, High Point market has now concluded and in our view it was a SUCCESS!
Spring High Point Market - April 2018

June High Point Market Recap

The Spring, rescheduled to Summer, High Point market has now concluded and in our view it was a SUCCESS!
Neocon 2019
Market

The Chicago Office Show: NEOCON, June 2019

Neocon was upbeat and well attended again this year. Our discussions with clients and prospects during our 48 hours in Chicago confirm that most are doing well in this up-cycle, despite the headwinds of Chinese tariffs and the unavailability of labor.
Neocon 2019

The Chicago Office Show: NEOCON, June 2019

Neocon was upbeat and well attended again this year. Our discussions with clients and prospects during our 48 hours in Chicago confirm that most are doing well in this up-cycle, despite the headwinds of Chinese tariffs and the unavailability of labor.
Let’s go to the Market(s)!
Market

Let’s go to the Market(s)!

Many exhibitors indicated they are enjoying a more regular High Point presence with their customers, via the First Tuesday initiative and other private meetings at the showrooms.

Let’s go to the Market(s)!

Many exhibitors indicated they are enjoying a more regular High Point presence with their customers, via the First Tuesday initiative and other private meetings at the showrooms.
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Market

October 2020 Market Update

The Stump team spent an uncharacteristically brief 24-hours in High Point last week at the Fall Market. With extra working days added for exhibitors, partially closed/“appointment-only” showroom policies, and ever-present COVID precautions we did not roam the halls nor shake hands as normal.
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October 2020 Market Update

The Stump team spent an uncharacteristically brief 24-hours in High Point last week at the Fall Market. With extra working days added for exhibitors, partially closed/“appointment-only” showroom policies, and ever-present COVID precautions we did not roam the halls nor shake hands as normal.
September 2020 PreMarket
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September 2020 PreMarket

Masked and temperature checked (and with hand-sanitizer in pockets), our team spent two very upbeat days in High Point for PreMarket. Furniture Today called it the “mother of all PreMarkets” - we agree.

September 2020 PreMarket

Masked and temperature checked (and with hand-sanitizer in pockets), our team spent two very upbeat days in High Point for PreMarket. Furniture Today called it the “mother of all PreMarkets” - we agree.
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.