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Two New FFD Collections to be Stocked by April Market

Case goods and upholstery resource Fine Furniture Design, whose products are made at a company-owned factory in Shanghai, is taking the unusual step of having two of its new collections ready to ship immediately following the April High Point Market.

NYSE Halts Trading of HHGregg Stock; Shares to be De-Listed

Struggling retailer HHGregg said the New York Stock Exchange suspended trading of its stock at the close of business Monday, and it expects the stock to be de-listed.

Sustainable Furnishings Council Adds 3 to Board

The Sustainable Furnishings Council, an advocate for the responsible sourcing, manufacturing, marketing and sale of residential furnishings, has added three people to its board of directors.

Registration Opens for Canadian Furniture Show

Registration is officially open for the 2017 Canadian Furniture Show, which will take place May 26-28 at The International Centre, in Mississauga, Ontario.

FastFact: Q3 Housing Starts Don’t Keep Pace with Existing Home Sales

Despite strong existing home sales, housing starts grew at a very sluggish pace in the third quarter of last year, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

NRF Urges Groups to Avoid East Coast Port Shutdown

The National Retail Federation has called on the U.S. Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Assn. to work together to avoid a one-day shutdown of East Coast and Gulf Coast ports that reportedly has been threatened by the union.

JCPenney to Close 130-140 Stores, 2 Distribution Centers

JCPenney announced Friday it will close 130 to 140 stores and two distribution centers in the next few months, allowing the retailer to focus its investments on stores with the greatest revenue potential.

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