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Latest News and Analysis of Furniture Brands International's Bankruptcy

Current news, analysis and projections concerning the bankruptcy of Furniture Brands International and its divisions--Broyhill, Hickory, Thomasville, La Barge, Maitland-Smith, Pearson, Lane, Drexel Heritage, Lane Venture, Henredon and Lane Furniture.

High Point Market Videos

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Join Furniture/Today as we interview manufacturers and retailers at the Spring 2014 High Point Market. See the videos. Our video coverage is sponsored by AkzoNobel.


  • Ray Allegrezza

    Editor's Desk

    Ray Allegrezza

    April 22, 2014

    Better know your compliances

    When we recently reported that Stanley Furniture would cease production of its Young America line of youth furniture, we also noted that the company would put its Robbinsville, N.C., plant up for sale. Soon after, there was speculation that if another furniture maker bought the facility, the 400 manufacturing jobs set to disappear might be reinstated. Unfortunately, one of the roadblocks that any potential buyer will have to face is a host of costly state and federal compliance and regulatory requirements. The current administration has been responsible for $500 billion in regulatory costs during its first five years in ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    April 22, 2014

    Conference, Magowitz events add up to big week

    Two big bedding events unfold at the Omni Orlando Resort in Championsgate, Fla., next month. Furniture/Today’s Bedding Conference is set for May 14-16 and will be followed immediately by the Seena Magowitz Golf Classic, which runs May 16-17. Between the two events you can pick up compelling business insights from bedding leaders on the retail, wholesale and supply sides of the business, enjoy great networking opportunities, honor retail excellence in bedding, and support the industrywide fight against the perils of pancreatic cancer. The keynote speaker for the Bedding Conference is Don Peppers, one of the world’s leading ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    April 15, 2014

    A new set of standards for ecommerce?

    At the March 12 VIP Roundtable focusing on ecommerce held by MicroD in Charlotte, N.C., one of the issues that was brought up among the panel was the lack of standardization in the industry. Charles White, owner of retailer RW Designs, cited the example set by the propane gas industry, which agreed upon a standard valve so all propane tanks will fit all grills. Jesse Akre, MicroD’s senior vice president for ecommerce, noted that such a movement toward a certain degree of conformity (though not necessarily in construction or design) would probably help generate more sales across the ...

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High Point Product Spotlight

NORWALK FURNITURE - IHFC D-101, D-1015 The Zoey condo sofa is contemporary and cuddle-friendly. High track arms are paired with a  bench cushion and an oversized pillow back.

Take a look at the various product intros from the High Point Market in our Product Spotlight Slideshows. See more.


  • FT TV Market Review

    FTTV: Frontline Friday From F/T

    Each Friday, Furniture/Today's Editor in Chief Ray Allegrezza will deliver a weekly summary of important topics. This week, he and his staff talk about key trends from the High Point Market.

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