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The “world’s largest” stationary upholstery plant is getting larger. More
Facing a proxy fight from a dissident shareholder who has criticized the makeup of the board of directors, Ethan Allen announced Friday the appointment of a new director and the resignation of two long-time board members. More
Ethan Allen Interiors is more than doubling the size of its upholstery manufacturing operation in Mexico with construction of a $15 million, 300,000-square-foot facility. More
The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a final ruling that removes duties from Chinese-made jewelry armoires. More
Sandell Asset Management officially launched its proxy fight with Ethan Allen Tuesday, announcing it is nominating six people for the board of directors and issuing a critique of the furniture manufacturer and retailer that called longtime Chairman Farooq Kathwari “the prototypical imperial CEO.” More
Youth bedroom producer In-Room Designs will introduce five groups during the fall High Point Market, which takes place Oct. 17-22. More
Ethan Allen announced plans to raise up to $250 million in long-term debt financing in order to pay a special dividend to shareholders and repurchase an undetermined number of its shares. More
Adjustable bed maker Reverie has announced a new charity partnership with Sweet Dreamzzz to raise awareness about the importance of sleep in childhood development. More
Coaster Company of America is set to unveil a youth bedroom furniture collection that features no-tool assembly at the upcoming High Point Market. More
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From Fabric to Frame
Cindy W. Hodnett
May 13, 2014One of the great things about not being famous is anonymity — the type of anonymity that allows one to walk into a furniture retail store to take a look at what’s on the floor and to experience customer service firsthand. These unscheduled excursions offer a rare opportunity for those of us immersed in the furniture business to put on a different hat and see the world of furniture from the consumer’s viewpoint, often illuminating why some stores continue to perform well even when consumers are reigning in their spending. Following a recent visit to a large fabric manufacturer ...
An Insider's View
November 18, 2013I hope no one expects me to lead by example. One evening, my lovely bride of 44 years and I were watching an old black and white murder mystery on television. Actually, I was watching the movie and she was playing Words with Friends with a friend, I guess.The movie was so old, the family had a maid who answered the door and served the meals. I interrupted Kathy and asked her if she noticed anything about the house in the movie. After a few minutes, she said it looked normal to her.That's when I pointed out ...
November 18, 2013Sometimes you hear a story that simply leaves you scratching your head in disbelief. Last week, I heard one from a furniture designer named Austin Rese. Austin is a man on a mission to launch a new lifestyle line of home furnishings. But before you yawn and turn the page, let me add this twist: He intends to bring this line of home furnishings to market from materials sourced only from the United States.Like so many others in our industry, Rese has been troubled by the staggering loss of U.S. jobs to overseas production. But unlike most of ...
- Vietnam International Woodworking Industry Fair
October 14, 2015 - October 17, 2015
Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center
Ho Chi Minh City, VN
- High Point Market
October 17, 2015 - October 22, 2015
Downtown High Point
High Point, NC, US
- China Kids Expo
October 20, 2015 - October 22, 2015