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HIGH POINT — He buys the television. She decides what furniture to put it on. More
Author Beth Macy and John Bassett will be signing copies of the New York Times bestseller “Factory Man” in the Vaughan-Bassett showroom in the International Home Furnishings Center, space C-1000, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. today. More
Home office furniture specialist Turnkey Products has named industry veteran Richard Olmeda as president and CEO. Olmeda also will lead sister company, ready-to-assemble home office specialist E-ready Furniture, as president and CEO, the company said. More
The NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and the licensee of Ashley Furniture HomeStores based here have signed a four-year partnership naming Ashley Furniture HomeStores the “Official Furniture Store of the Charlotte Hornets.” More
It appears that Ashley and Ethan Allen’s requests to receive a portion of the antidumping duties they have fought for over the past seven years may be over. More
Bankruptcy court documents show that an agreement has been reached to sell a 475,000-square foot former Lane upholstery plant here. More
Adjustable bed base resource Ergomotion has been acquired by Jiaxing Shufude, a Chinese company that has been Ergomotion’s principal supplier since the company was founded in 2005. More
Author Beth Macy spoke and read from her new book, “Factory Man,” at the String & Splinter here Tuesday to an audience of community and industry leaders. More
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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 ...
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