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Pier 1 Eyes Better-Than-Expected Q4 Earnings

Pier 1 Imports (NYSE: PIR) said fiscal fourth-quarter sales declined about 2.6%, and the retailer said it expects to have earnings per share of 31 cents to 33 cents.

Custom Suit Maker to Visit Universal Showroom at Premarket

For gentlemen looking to improve their wardrobe this spring, Universal Furniture is hosting custom men’s clothier Alton Lane -- and its mobile fitting room – during next week’s High Point Premarket.

Blue Bell Mattress Promotes 2 Sales Execs

Blue Bell Mattress, the largest King Koil licensee in the U.S., has promoted Richard Tauber to executive vice president of sales and Rebecca Gray to senior vice president of sales and marketing.

FastFact: Furniture, Other Durable Goods See Steady Price Declines

Prices for durable goods, which include furniture, appliances and electronics, have declined steadily since 2012, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Kingsdown Execs Featured in NPR Story

Kingsdown executives Kevin Damewood and Robert Oexman recently appeared on National Public Radio as part of a story on mattress shopping.

Caroline Hipple to Receive WithIt Legacy Award

WithIt, the leadership development group for women in the home and furnishings industries, has named Norwalk Furniture President Caroline Hipple as the 2017 recipient of the Legacy Award, the group’s highest honor.

Storis Named to ‘Best Places to Work’ List in New Jersey

Retail software provider Storis has been recognized by New Jersey publication NJBIZ as a “Best Place to Work in NJ” for 2017.

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