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Components supplier Leggett & Platt said it has agreed to pay $39.8 million to settle some antitrust claims against the company involving the sale of polyurethane foam. More
Furniture/Today invites companies introducing new furniture and bedding products at the October High Point Market to submit information and photos for editorial coverage of the market. More
Despite what the company described as a “challenging retail environment,” La-Z-Boy said sales rose 7% in the quarter ended July 26 and net income from continuing operations increased more than 10%. More
Cameron Cook has been named marketing and communications manager for Natuzzi Americas, the High Point-based unit of leather upholstery major Natuzzi. More
The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination that Murphy wall bed units are exempt from antidumping duties on Chinese-made wooden bedroom furniture. More
Supplier members of the American Home Furnishings Alliance will now be known as Solution Partners. More
CITIC Capital Partners, the private equity arm of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, said it has purchased a controlling stake in King Koil Shanghai Sleep System Co. The investment was made through CITIC Capital China Partners II, L.P., its second China-focused buyout fund, officials said.X More
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August 18, 2014Last week, I had the bittersweet opportunity to attend the funeral service for Darrell Harris, who along with his wife, Stella, launched Furnitureland South in 1969. (Read article.) Starting with only a few catalogs, showroom samples and a truck, Darrell and Stella nonetheless had a secret weapon — a vision of providing customers with exceptional, personalized service. Most of the shoppers who visit FLS and marvel at the more than one million square feet of showroom space are not aware of the store’s humble beginnings. But those who knew Darrell back in the day could tell you that he and ...
August 18, 2014The specialty sleep segment, which has been in the unfamiliar position of losing ground to the innerspring category of late, is staging a comeback. Specialty sleep, whose mainstays are memory foam, gel memory foam, latex foam and air chamber designs, nearly caught the innerspring segment in June, according to the Bedding Barometer report just issued by the International Sleep Products Assn. Now I know that lines between the categories are blurring, and that some industry figures say that comparing innerspring and specialty bedding figures is a risky exercise. I cheerfully acknowledge that a bed packed with latex and memory foam ...
From A Rep's Perspective
August 14, 2014Today I read of the passing of one of our industry's entrepreneurs, John Lawhon, a true furniture “pitch” man, who passed away at the age of 86. John opened his first furniture store in Waco, Texas, in the 1960s and later opened stores in a number of cities including Tulsa, Nashville, Phoenix and Detroit. I came to meet John after he closed his stores and developed Sales Education Systems, a learning system for retail furniture stores. At the time I had a retail store and was hungry for how to enhance the performance of our sales staff. After I ...
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