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Aaron’s Q1 Profits Rise Despite Decline in Lease Revenues

Rent-to-own major Aaron’s Inc. (NYSE: AAN) said first-quarter profits rose 7.3% despite a double-digit decline in lease revenues from its flagship Aaron’s stores.

Leggett & Platt Q1 Profits Fall, but Sales Rise 2.3%

Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG), a major supplier of furniture and bedding components, said first-quarter sales rose 2.3% to $960.3 million, but net income slipped nearly 4% due largely to higher raw material costs.

Eleanor Beaton to Keynote June WithIt Conference

Eleanor Beaton, an award-winning speaker and internationally recognized expert in female leadership, will be keynote speaker for WithIt’s annual professional women’s conference, set for June 19-21 in Charleston, S.C.

Pleasant Mattress Donates Bedding to Habitat for Humanity

Independent mattress producer Pleasant Mattress has donated new mattresses to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to outfit four new homes built by the organization in Montebello, Calif

Ethan Allen Profits Tumble as Sales Fall 5.3%

Ethan Allen (NYSE: ETH) said sales fell 5.3% to $180.5 million in the quarter ended March 31 as profits were more than 77% below the same quarter last year.

HFA Sets June Dates for Next Leadership Immersion Program

The Home Furnishings Association said its next Leadership Immersion program, which offers young executives one-of-kind visits with best in class retailers, will take place June 20-22 at the headquarters of Hudson’s Furniture in Sanford, Fla.

RoomPlace Makes $1 Million Pledge to Fire Houses, Charities

One year after its 320,000-square-foot warehouse was destroyed by fire, The RoomPlace celebrated the opening of a new, larger warehouse with a $1 million pledge to charities and local firehouses in the Chicago and Indianapolis markets, where it operates more than 20 stores.

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