TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- As Tupelo gets ready for this year's February furniture market, more businesses line up to take part.
According to officials of the Tupelo Furniture Market, major retail buyers are headed this way with their products for the market that will occur February 6-9, 2014.
The Tupelo Furniture Market said one-third of the top 100 furniture retailers have registered for the event, including Gardner White Furniture Co., Badcock, Art Van, Gallery Furniture, FFO Home, Hank's Fine Furniture, Haynes and Rooms-To-Go.
"Collectively, Mississippi manufacturers ship more upholstered furniture than any other state in the country. And, the state ranks third in the U.S. in total shipments of all household furniture," said Adam Cleveland, the COO of the Tupelo Furniture Market. "Major retailers from the furniture industry have come to Tupelo for more than 25 years and we are pleased to see they are returning again this February."
Approximately 12,000 retailers have registered for the event already, and Kevin Seddon, president of the Tupelo Furniture Market, expects the number to reach between 15,000 and 20,000.