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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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Let’s go to the Market(s)!
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
BDNY Fall Market 2018
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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
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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.
Pregaming the Chicago Office Show: NEOCON
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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
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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
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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
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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!
BD NY
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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.
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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.
High Point 2017
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High Point - Confidence, Energy, Strong Capital Flow

The attitude among high-end companies in particular was upbeat. The CEOs we spoke with were enjoying robust traffic and business in this strong economic climate.
High Point 2017

High Point - Confidence, Energy, Strong Capital Flow

The attitude among high-end companies in particular was upbeat. The CEOs we spoke with were enjoying robust traffic and business in this strong economic climate.
As We Prepare for the October 2017 Furniture Market...
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As We Prepare for the October 2017 Furniture Market...

This is an exciting time in the market cycle to be entering the High Point Furniture Market. The M&A market is wide open and transactions are happening across our Industry. Prospective Buyers are looking for growth, profitability, and strong management teams. If you need help getting there, we are happy to help. Now may be the time for you to sell!

As We Prepare for the October 2017 Furniture Market...

This is an exciting time in the market cycle to be entering the High Point Furniture Market. The M&A market is wide open and transactions are happening across our Industry. Prospective Buyers are looking for growth, profitability, and strong management teams. If you need help getting there, we are happy to help. Now may be the time for you to sell!
NeoCon 2017
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NeoCon - June 2017

The halls were jammed this year for the annual commercial furniture exhibition in Chicago. Attitudes were upbeat and most of our clients are signaling good sales and profits for the year.
NeoCon 2017

NeoCon - June 2017

The halls were jammed this year for the annual commercial furniture exhibition in Chicago. Attitudes were upbeat and most of our clients are signaling good sales and profits for the year.