Eco-friendly home furnishings
Mississippi-based upholstery manufacturer United Furniture Inds. is expanding operations in North Carolina and opening a factory and distribution center in Winston-Salem in a renovated 850,000-square-foot former textile plant. More
American Furniture Warehouse has opened its second Phoenix-area store in Glendale, The Glendale Star reports. More
Lifestyle Solutions says it has bought new warehouse and distribution space in Stockton, Calif., that should be more economical for the company and provide better shipping options for its “metropolitan home” furniture. More
West Coast dockworkers and terminal operators, who have spent the summer trying to forge a new labor contract covering 20,000 longshoremen, have reached tentative agreement on health benefits, the two parties announced. More
Keystone Weaving, a Lebanon, Pa., textile weaver, has been acquired by Banyan, a private investment firm headquartered in Miami and majority shareholder of Burlington Technologies. More
Harounian Rugs International will be back in the International Home Furnishings Center for the Oct. 18-23 High Point Market. More
Inada USA, the exclusive U.S. distributor of Inada massage chairs, has been named to the Inc. 5000, which lists the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. More
The Sustainable Furnishings Council has opened the SFC Next Gallery of curated home furnishings at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center here. More
Industry veteran Jason Oliver Nixon is the newest member of the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library’s board of directors. More
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August 27, 2014One of my goals after leaving college was to get in a position of authority as quickly as possible. I had worked for people from the time I was twelve and knew that I did not want to do this for any longer than necessary. It was not that I had worked for terrible people—quite the opposite, in fact—but rather that I wanted to call the shots, make the decisions and not have to acquiesce. Looking back, it is hard to believe that I was that naïve at twenty-two. So it goes. Reality kicked in a few ...
August 25, 2014It's time to adjust your thinking about the mattress industry these days. Yes, you need to add an action-packed word — “adjustable” — to your bedding vocabulary. We are talking this week about adjustable beds, one of the rising stars of the mattress category. About three in four of the furniture retailers and bedding sleep shops we surveyed earlier this year said they expect their adjustable bedding sales to be higher this year than last year. Significantly, none of those retailers expects a decline in adjustable bedding sales this year. That’s about as close to a sure thing as you ...
August 25, 2014Nobody needs to tell you about the critical link between home sales and the health of the home furnishings sector — when consumers buy homes they furnish them. But what somebody could explain to us — or at least to me — is what is really going on with the housing market. According to some reports published last week, existing home sales were said to hit their highest level in more than 36 months. Another report, this one from the Commerce Department, was equally upbeat, noting that permits for new homes also reflected a major spike. (See latest stats.) More good news came ...
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