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Danto Furniture Co. is generating business for its Detroit-area retail showrooms with a pop-up “micro” store it opened at Southland Mall on Feb. 1. More
Gregg Greulich has joined home office, home entertainment and accent vendor Twin-Star International as vice president of new product development. More
The Dufresne Group, already the largest operator of the Ashley Furniture HomeStore brand in Canada, has expanded its presence after acquiring controlling interest in Furniture Investment Group and its four Ashley stores in the Greater Toronto Area. More
Ashley Furniture Inds. is the latest retailer to announce it has stopped using flame retardant chemicals in upholstered furniture, the Chicago Tribune reported. More
Farooq Kathwari, chairman and CEO of Ethan Allen Interiors, and his wife, Farida, have given $1 million to Western Connecticut State University to create an endowment supporting the university’s Honors Program. More
Ashley Furniture said this week it is dropping out of a pair of economic development projects in Wisconsin that would have given the company more than $6.2 million in state tax credits, but promised to continue adding jobs and expanding its operations in the state. More
Ashley Furniture HomeStore licensee Broad River Furniture will break ground in Fort Mill, S.C. on a 164,000-square-foot corporate campus and distribution center complex, serving as the new home to personnel currently spread out over three Charlotte, N.C.-area locations. More
Ready-to-assemble dining, occasional and office furniture manufacturer Walker Edison has hired Adam Davis as western regional sales manager. More
International Market Centers has hired former Bassett executive Renee Loper-Boyd as vice president of marketing and has promoted a number of managers. More
Bassett Furniture Inds. said fourth-quarter sales jumped 14% and net income more than doubled as the company’s wholesale and retail segments recorded strong results. More
LAS VEGAS — Casual dining resources at the Las Vegas Market are seeing continued strong response to a combination of industrial-influenced, contemporary and rustic designs that combine wood, metal, concrete and bluestone materials. More
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