Tupelo Furniture Market registrations up

Officials also expect more Top 100 stores

Heath Combs — Furniture Today, January 14, 2009

TUPELO, Miss. — Officials with the Tupelo Furniture Market say that early registrations for this month’s show are up by “double digits” from the previous market in August.

The winter market opens on a Saturday instead of a Thursday as in the past and runs Jan. 24-28. Bill Cleveland, president of the Tupelo Furniture Market, said interest from Top 100 dealers also is above average.

“We’re getting some larger people that haven’t been here in a while, coming back to look for the values they need to go back and generate business in their markets,” he said. “We think it’s because everyone’s looking for the values that exist in Tupelo.”

Cleveland added that local hotels also are heavily booked for Friday through Sunday during the market.

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