Houston Flooding News & Updates
International Market Centers, which operates the Las Vegas and High Point markets, announced it will coordinate product donations and other humanitarian efforts by exhibitors in both cities. More
Ashley Furniture Inds., a leading manufacturer of home furnishings, is assisting with relief efforts for the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida. More
Sleep accessories provider PureCare is donating 500 sleep essential packages to families affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area, the company announced. More
Famsa Furniture has partnered with most of its vendors to send more than 100 pallets of water to Texas customers, employees and other victims of Hurricane Harvey. More
Furniture First Buying Group has announced that, in cooperation with Serta, it will be donating two trailers full of its private-label Mattress 1st product to flood victims in Texas. One trailer will go to Houston and the other to Beaumont, Texas. More
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- From manufacturing to delivery to retail, the editors have stayed in touch with those in Texas to keep you informed on damages, relief and preparation for recovery.
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September 8, 2017Conn’s managed to swing to a profit despite a steep drop in fiscal second quarter sales, and its higher-margin furniture business had something to do with that. Here’s more on this, the continuing impact of Hurricane Harvey and other takeaways from Conn’s earnings call with the investment community Thursday: Conn’s loses fewer business days to Harvey but … The furniture, electronics and appliance retailer lost about 100 selling days to Hurricane Harvey — not bad when compared to other storms, such as Hurricanes Ike and Gustav in 2008, which combined for 144 lost days, and Hurricane Rita in ...
September 6, 2017I caught up with Jim “Mack” McIngvale again Wednesday. By now, you (and most everyone in this country) have heard about how he opened his two largest Gallery Furniture stores in Houston to shelter some 800 or so flood victims of Hurricane Harvey. All the families he took in during the storm left Friday, but McIngvale’s work continued. On Wednesday afternoon, he was out in front of his North Freeway location, directing about 1,000 people, who were waiting in line for free cleaning supplies, toilet paper, bottled water, soap and shampoo. “We’re getting about 2,000 people ...
August 31, 2017There are very few times when it is difficult to write about the furniture business, but this is one of those times. This week the people of Houston and the surrounding areas of both Texas and Louisiana have endured a level of upheaval and devastation rarely seen on this scale. Thousands have been uprooted from their homes and sent fleeing for their lives, forced to leave their possessions, their family treasures — so much of what makes up the safe cocoon we all build around ourselves — behind. And before it’s over, hundreds of thousands will likely have their lives upended ...
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