Dovetail Alliance News & Events

Furniture First Partners with Dovetail Alliance
Dovetail Alliance, a consortium of home furnishings industry service providers, has been selected by buying group Furniture First as a pref erred provider to the buy ing organization’s more than 178 members with 385 stores. As a preferred provider, Longmeadow, Mass.-based Dovetail Alliance and its members will offer a comprehensive set of services to Furniture First members and take part in the organization’s annual member symposium, which features seminars and exhibits by a select group of vendors. (click here to read more...)

Triad Turnaround Group Aims to Help Stores
Late last year, business consultant Ed Borowsky launched the Triad Turnaround Group, a consulting firm aiming to help struggling furniture retailers avoid bankruptcy and thus break the cycle of disappearing distribution and minuscule debt recoveries by industry suppliers. (click to read more...)

Roberts Closes Grid2, Opens ‘Virtual’ Design Business
Design veteran Martin Roberts has opened a new “virtual” business, Martin Roberts Design, and closed the Grid2 design business he founded with partners in New York in 1991. (click to read more...)

Auction Site BidCow to Sell Home Furnishings Surplus
A group of industry veterans has launched an online auction site designed to enable suppliers and retailers to buy and sell surplus home furnishings inventories, wholesale lots and related goods. (click to read more...)

We Must Keep Our Retailers Out of Bankruptcy Courts
Wouldn’t it be nice to have Timothy Geithner, Henry Paulson or Larry Summers serving on one of our many industry boards? Then, perhaps, the home furnishings industry would be swimming in federal bailout money instead of drowning in debt. (click to read more...)

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