Fabric suppliers invested in their businesses in a big way in 2016, buoyed by upholstered furniture sales that continue to drive retail. More
It was standing-room only Dec. 8 at the new Catawba Valley Furniture Academy as a large crowd of CVFA supporters, local officials and furniture executives joined Gov. Pat McCrory to officially open the new facility. More
As the motion upholstery category continues to grow, the search for the winning advantage heats up as major players jockey for position against price pressures and increased demand for customization, power functions and faster delivery. More
After a second half of 2016 that has been described as "brutal" by some, manufacturers are looking forward to 2017's promise as a non-election year. More
Hooker Furniture reported fiscal third-quarter 2017 net sales of $145.3 million, an $80 million increase over the prior-year period, and net income of $6.5 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, a 30% increase. More
Despite a slight decline in its sales and net income for the second quarter, La-Z-Boy Inc. officials remain positive heading into the second half of the fiscal year. More
Designer Joe Ruggiero’s newest Sunbrella fabrics, Design Travels, will be shown during December Showtime in High Point. More
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December 29, 2016My mom is 82, and she loves Ikea. Her dining room group -- Ikea. Bedroom furniture (except for the nifty new adjustable foundation from Ashley HomeStore) -- Ikea.* Her living room? OK, the upholstery is Ekornes. Still, those little sloping footrests that go with the reclining sofa — Ikea, as she didn’t really want to dish out hundreds more for the real thing. Office furniture — Ikea. Even her plates and napkins come from Ikea. All this is to point out that apparently my mother is an outlier. According to a consumer survey conducted by lender Earnest, the peak age for shopping that ...
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August 30, 2016Why would I want to go to north Mississippi? That's what I would have said if someone asked me if I wanted to visit the area before I started working in the furniture industry and covering upholstery. Sure, I’ve owned and loved upholstered furniture for as long as I can remember, but I never thought about where most of it comes from. But recently, I had the opportunity to see and feel what it is to make upholstered furniture and to gain an appreciation for U.S. manufacturing. Franklin Corp., Houston There is making furniture, and then there ...
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