Moe’s expands showroom for October High Point Market

Full line wholesaler and retailer Moe’s Home Collection will be in a new showroom for October’s High Point Market.

This move comes on the heels of the opening of its American flagship location in Seattle, ongoing success with its Digital Market webinars and virtual showroom, and the launching of its new, fully transactional B2B website.

“Being a lifestyle brand & product-focused company, we are always excited to bring hundreds of new products & our collections to High Point,” said Moe Samieian Jr., president of wholesale. “Now, we are even more excited with our move into a larger showroom that allows even more opportunity to stage the products.”

Around 50% larger than its previous showroom with more than 15,000 square feet, Moe’s new space is situated right by the escalators at IHFC C302. Fall’s High Point Market will be the company’s third home furnishings show in 2020, having also attended Las Vegas in January and August.

“Not only are we excited that the growth of our company required us to get a bigger space to showcase our products properly, but this new, larger showroom hosts a premium location for us to display to a wider audience,” said Seth King, vice president

Big Sky Design opening studio, retail showroom

Wilmington, N.C.-based interior design firm Big Sky Design is opening a new studio and retail showroom in its hometown this fall.

Located in Bradley Creek Station on Oleander Drive, the two-story space will give Big Sky around 4,000 square feet.

The Big Sky Shop + Studio will offer swatch books, wallpaper, and fabric samples; but it will also feature curated vignettes driven by varying themes or color stories — designed to create conversation and to inspire ideas for people’s homes. Each themed vignette will showcase design elements that are otherwise reserved for to-the-trade insiders. The product assortment will include home furnishings, wallpaper, rugs, custom drapery, designer lamps and decorative light fixtures and local artwork. Custom options will be available as well.

The Big Sky Design offices will be on the second floor, where president and principal designer Jennifer Kraner will be located along with the Big Sky Design team. Six designers, two design assistants and the business manager will have a newly designed, branded space, designed entirely by the team. The second floor will feature a library for flooring, wallpaper and fabric samples, workstations for hands-on designing, a conference room and open-concept offices to encourage a creative, collaborative environment.


Bed Bath & Beyond hires supply chain exec

UNION, N.J.—Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Juan Guerrero as senior vice president, chief supply chain officer, effective immediately. Guerrero will report directly to chief operating officer and president of buybuy BABY, John Hartmann, and be responsible for leading the transformation and optimization of the company’s global supply chain network.

Guerrero will oversee strategic sourcing and the introduction of the company’s owned brands, “securing faster, more efficient delivery through an optimized store fulfillment network, and driving profitability improvements through the supply chain,” the company said.

Prior to joining Bed Bath & Beyond, Guerrero led the supply chain and merchandising teams at FleetPride, which specializes in selling parts and services for heavy-duty trucks and trailers. Before that, he was chief global supply chain officer at Bloomin’ Brands, where he managed a complete supply chain transformation to enhance productivity and cash flow for the global restaurant company, Bed Bath said in a statement.  Guerrero also previously led the supply chain function at Office Depot and held senior global logistics and supply chain roles at Starbucks Coffee Company, where he oversaw a logistics network that supported over 16,600 retail and licensed locations.

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IMC promotes two, reorganizes leasing and leadership teams

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Dorothy Belshaw

ATLANTA / HIGH POINT / LAS VEGAS — International Market Centers has announced a new organizational structure for its leasing and leadership teams.

Effective immediately, Dorothy Belshaw and Scott Eckman are promoted into new executive leadership roles, and Ryan Mahoney, Julie Messner, Terence Morris and Caron Stover expand their category-specific leasing responsibilities across all IMC’s campuses.

“This restructuring of IMC’s leadership and leasing teams allows us to more effectively support the current needs of our business, differentiate the customer experience and drive more value to all constituents,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “This new organizational structure will allow us to meet the strategic challenges ahead, futureproof our business and position our markets and digital opportunities for growth in the post-COVID world.”

Under the new structure, Eckman will oversee all permanent showroom and temporary tradeshow leasing across all product categories and campuses and has been promoted to the newly created role of chief revenue officer.

In line with this change, Mahoney, senior vice president, furniture; Messner, senior vice president, home décor; Morris, senior vice president, gift; and Stover, senior vice president, apparel, will oversee category leasing for both permanent showroom and temporary tradeshow all three

Atlanta designers focus on wellness for IMC’s 2020 Directions in Design

Four Atlanta designers are reflecting on the impact of design on wellness in the 2020 staging of International Market Centers’ Directions In Design, a vignette program which showcases the combined home décor resources of the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) and AmericasMart Atlanta.

In 2020, in connection with the coordinated DISCOVER ADAC and Fall Design Week, the program moves online with the four designs showcased virtually via a webinar on September 14, an interactive webpage and the centers’ social media channels.

“Through Directions in Design 2020 we are tapping some of Atlanta’s talented designers to showcase the best of the ADAC and AmericasMart collections as they create all-new designs that are relevant for this unique time,” said Dorothy Belshaw, International Market Centers chief marketing and digital officer. “While the format has adapted due to the COVID-19 crisis, the program still celebrates the unmatched resources offered by ADAC and AmericasMart and their impact on the southeastern design community.”

Tish Mills Kirk of Tish Mills Interiors, Katelyn Rountree of Terracotta Design Build, Chris Socci of C. Socci Inc., and Justin Q. Williams of TradeMark Design Co. will provide valuable insights into living better through a more thoughtful use of space, a focus