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Fast Fact: Post Great Recession, Furniture Retail Stores Showing Signs of Stabilization 

In what’s considered by many as the ‘Retail Apocalypse,’ retail store closings in 2019 are on pace to exceed closings in 2018, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics of U.S. Business.  

Hooker Furniture Expands High Point Showroom Space to InterHall

Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ: HOFT) has announced it will open a second show space in High Point for the Spring Market, a specially curated spot in InterHall.

Ed Teplitz Joins Omnia Leather as VP of Sales

Chino, Calif.-based Omnia Leather, a U.S. manufacturer of customer leather upholstery, has named Ed Teplitz as vice president of sales.

Kathy Ireland to Receive ICON Award

The International Home Furnishings Representatives Association (IHFRA) has announced it will present Kathy Ireland with the ICON Award at the 25th annual Furniture Industry Awards Gala (FIAG).

MicroD to Host DRIVE Conference 2020 in March

MicroD, 25-year leading web technology provider for the home furnishings industry, is set to host its first user conference, DRIVE Conference 2020, March 17 – 19 in Charlotte, N.C. 

Champion Thread’s Jim Lee Promoted to VP of Sales

Champion Thread Co., a global supplier of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products accessories, has promoted Jim Lee to vice president of sales.

Precision Textiles to Debut Ecoflex at Upcoming ISPA Expo

Totowa, N.J.-based Precision Textiles, a leading supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, health care and home furnishings industries, will showcase a new nonwoven textile designed as cleaner alternative to FR socks currently used in roll-pack mattresses at the upcoming ISPA Expo in New Orleans.

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