(Source: Patio & Hearth Products Report, April 19, 2012)
For the first time, Agio International Co. Ltd. will exhibit a selection of outdoor-furniture collections at the spring 2012 High Point Market (April 21–26). Agio-USA officials credit traditional furniture retailers who have recognized the benefit of adding outdoor collections to their product mix as the motivation behind the manufacturer’s entry into High Point Market.
Bob Gaylord, president of Agio-USA, says, “We are coming to High Point Market for the first time because we know there are indoor retailers who are ready to go into the outdoor-casual category. They’re creating an entirely new category within their stores. If an indoor retailer is ready to make the jump into outdoor, we want to be there to discuss the opportunity with him or her.”