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Bassett to Chair AHFA for Second Year

The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) has announced John E. “Jeb” Bassett, chief operating officer/senior vice president, Bassett Furniture Industries, Bassett, Va., will serve a second term as chair of the AHFA board of directors.

Mattress Industry Veterans Pen Book on Attracting Foot Traffic in Independent Stores

Mark Kinsley, president and CEO of Englander, and Mark Quinn, co-founder of Spink & Co., Farm-Grown Beds, are launching their new book, Come Back to Bed: Attract More Foot Traffic and Make People Fall in Love with Your Store on Dec. 8.

Southerland Adds New Hybrid Models to Signature Brand

Following a surge in consumer demand for hybrid mattresses, independent sleep products manufacturer Southerland has added a six-model lineup to its Signature brand. The collection will arm Southerland’s network of retailers with a wide range of competitively priced hybrid builds.

Roland Maddrey Joins Sunpan as New Key Account Manager

Toronto-based Sunpan has announced Roland Maddrey as its new key account manager in High Point, North Carolina.

Las Vegas Market Adds New Home Décor Showrooms for Winter Market

Las Vegas Market has announced that 15 new, relocated and recommitted home décor showrooms, collectively totaling more than 60,000 square feet, are confirmed for Winter 2021 Market, running Jan. 24 – Jan. 28, 2021.

XPO Adds Touchless Machine Vision Scanners to E-Commerce Warehouses

Transportation powerhouse XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) has deployed 370 state-of-the-art barcode scanners with machine vision in warehouses in the UK, Spain, France and the Netherlands. The fixed-mount, computerized scanners speed the reading of inventory data, while replacing shared, handheld scanners with a more hygienic solution.

Smith Leonard: Furniture Orders Up 43% in September

New orders in September were up 43% over September 2019 orders, following a 51% increase reported in August, 39% increase in July and a 30% increase in June, according to a report by Smith Leonard accounting and consulting firm.  

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