BIZ BUZZ: Ohio company wins furniture market award

By Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal

Big Sandy Superstore of Ohio took home tonight’s national buyer appreciation award at the Tupelo Furniture Market.

The award is given out at each market to a retailer that consistently supports the state’s furniture industry and the Tupelo Furniture Market, according to Greg Giachelli with the Tupelo Furniture Marketing Association.

This time, Big Sandy Superstore stood out. The company started in 1953 in Ashland, Ky. It now has more than 20 stores and 600 employees in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The headquarters are in Franklin Furnace, Ohio.CEO Robbie Van Hoose Jr. accepted the award at the spring market Friday night. He said his company has been shopping the Tupelo market for 10 years. He also shops the markets in Vegas and High Point, but he keeps coming back to Tupelo for the hospitality and the prices.

“You’ve got time to dig a little deeper and find some deals you might not get elsewhere,” he said. “We like to promote deals and this is a good place to find deals.”

Read more in Saturday’s Daily Journal.