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Havertys Q3 Profits Tumble Due to Hurricane Disruptions

Havertys (NYSE: HVT) said third-quarter profits tumbled more than 23% to $5.98 million or 28 cents per share due largely to disruptions from Hurricane Irma.

Universal Promotes De Lisa to West Coast Sales VP

Universal Furniture has promoted Chris De Lisa, the company’s sales representative in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area since 2011, to vice president of sales for the West Coast region.

Mattress Firm Honored for Support of Foster Children

The Texas-based Children At Risk Foundation has honored Mattress Firm President and CEO Ken Murphy with its Accolades Award to recognize the work the retailer has done with foster children.

Malouf Art Auction Raises $41K for Non-Profit Group

An art auction organized by bedding accessories producer Malouf raised $41,314 for the Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse.

Rent-A-Center Chairman Quits After Dispute with Board, Q3 Loss

Struggling rent-to-own operator Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII) said Chairman Steven Pepper resigned after the board of directors voted to “explore strategic and financial alternatives” that could include the sale of the company.

Furniture of America to Open 70,000 Square-Foot Vegas Showroom

Full-line importer Furniture of America will become one of the largest Las Vegas Market exhibitors when it opens a 70,000 square-foot showroom in time for the upcoming Winter Market.

IHFRA Sets Nov. 10 Deadline for Rep Award Nominations

The International Home Furnishings Representatives Assn. has set a Nov. 10 deadline for nominations for its Rising Star and Legacy Rep awards that will be presented at group’s annual awards gala during the April High Point Market.

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