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Upholstery manufacturer Craftmaster Furniture has promoted three executives to senior vice president positions. More
Rent-A-Center said first-quarter revenues edged up 1.8%, but earnings tumbled 37% due to continued weakness in its core U.S. stores. More
Mixed orders of furniture, bedding, appliances and electronics placed by members of Nationwide East are now being delivered weekly on one truck. More
A Chinese contract furniture manufacturer that planned to bring 300 jobs to this part of southern Virginia is reportedly rethinking its plans. More
Ashley Furniture HomeStores of Richmond, Va., purchased equipment for and participated in the Monument 10K charity benefit race held here this past month. More
Former La-Z-Boy executive Greg White has joined forces with longtime fabric and leather sales executive Wally Grodecki to form a company that will supply fabric and leather to furniture manufacturers. More
Magnussen Home introduced the new Crayola licensed collection in its Next Generation youth line at High Point Market. More
Terry Seitz of Terry Seitz and Associates has signed a deal to buy the former Myrtle Desk building and property on Millis Street here that was recently gutted by a fire. More
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April 22, 2014When 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 ...
March 24, 2014If you are in the camp that believes that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, then click another article. The rest of this column will be of no interest to you. This week I want to share some specifics about a one-day summit we are hosting that will focus on the growing challenges to our industry as a result of regulatory issues and subsequent compliance requirements. If you attended our last Leadership Conference, you heard a very sharp trial lawyer, Amy Lally, a partner with the Sidley Austin law firm, walk us through California’s Proposition 65 ...
February 26, 2014Social media has not only changed the way we communicate with each other; it is changing how, where and when we shop.And while this can be a tremendous opportunity for retailers, social media also allows consumers to share their shopping experiences - good and bad - in real time with millions of other consumers.Social media has also provided a platform for sellers to serve up meaningful content and information about the goods and services they offer.Clearly, the retailers who are winning are those who have found a way to communicate with consumers while managing to control the content and ...
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