High Point Market is excited to welcome a new media partner to the home furnishings industry. Home News Now (HNN), launched on August 4, 2020 and is set to become an essential new source for retail-focused home furnishings industry news.
The publication pursues a three-fold mission
- Share news, stories, and strategies
- Learn from industry perspectives and initiatives
- Build on industry experiences
“Our goal,” said HNN editor in chief Clint Engel, “is to be the authoritative voice for best practices in home furnishings retail, and thereby make our entire industry better, smarter, faster, more productive, and more profitable. It’s not a simple task, but I can’t think of one thing about this industry that’s simpler today than it was a year ago or even a month ago. Product shortages, tariffs, anti-dumping duties, COVID-19 pandemic, closings, reopenings, closings again. Each day brings uncharted waters. That’s why we have assembled a team of experienced industry journalists who can help you make sense of what’s going on and define, or redefine, your piece of the marketplace.”
Engel comes to the editor-in-chief role after gaining years of industry experience as senior retail editor of Furniture Today (FT). His colleague on the editorial side, Jennifer Bringle, developed unparalleled expertise covering the design trade, outdoor sector, and smaller independents during her tenure at Casual Living. Her reporting will add breadth and depth to HNN’s offering. Publisher Rick Harrison, also an FT alum, is deeply rooted in home furnishings, and has a strong desire to help this industry shine.