Ashley Furniture to debut outdoor furniture line at Casual Market Chicago this summer


Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., (Ashley) will be exhibiting at the Merchandise Mart for the first time this year. The company has transformed a 12,500-square foot space on the seventh floor of the building to exhibit its line at both the ICFA Preview Show in July and the Casual Market Chicago trade show taking place in September.

“We are very excited about coming to the Chicago markets,” said Todd Wanek, president and CEO of Ashley. “We have listened to our customers and the market and we want to be where the buyers shop for outdoor. Our growth in this category, since launching two years ago, has been phenomenal and we are ready to take it to the next level.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ashley Furniture for this year’s ICFA Preview Show and Casual Market Chicago,” said Susan McCullough, senior vice president at The Merchandise Mart (theMART). “Casual Market Chicago offers the largest selection of outdoor furnishings together under one roof. Adding one of the most well-known furniture manufacturers serves to further strengthen our collection of leading brands while also providing our customers with an enhanced selection.”

About Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
Ashley feels that every person deserves more value for their money. Established in 1945, Ashley is the largest manufacturer of home furnishing in the world, and was recently named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes in 2017. From design through fulfillment, Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best home furnishing values, selection and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers everyday. Visit Ashley online at and like Ashley on Facebook.

About theMART
Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., (MMPI) a division of Vornado Realty Trust, is a leading owner and operator of integrated showroom and office buildings, as well as trade show facilities, bringing buyers and sellers together through market events, trade and consumer events, and conference. As both a property manager and trade show producer, MMPI has been North America’s market maker for the industry it serves, bringing together wholesalers, retailers, and consumers for more than 65 years.


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