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Rent-A-Center Reports Steep Drop in Same-Store Sales

Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII), the nation’s largest operator of rent-to-own stores, said same-store sales at its core U.S. stores tumbled 14% in the fourth quarter as the company continued to experience problems related to last year’s installation of a new point-of-sale system.

Capel Inks Licensing Agreement with Anthony Baratta

Adding another name to its steadily growing licensing program, Capel Rugs has formed a new partnership with designer Anthony Baratta to develop a line of exclusive rug designs to be introduced at the October 2017 High Point Market.

IHFRA Names Rising Star, Legacy Award Winners

Six furniture industry sales representatives will be honored at the April High Point Market with the Rising Star Award and Legacy Award from the International Home Furnishings Representatives Assn.

Registration Opens for Spring High Point Market

Registration for the Spring 2017 High Point Market is now open for buyers, international buyers, exhibitors, trade/industry, press and students. The market will take place Saturday, April 22, through Wednesday, April 26.

Nourison Introduces New Collections for 2017 at International Surface Event

Nourison, leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer, will release new broadloom collections and designs at The International Surface Event, Jan. 18-20 in Las Vegas.

Abbyson Aligns Strategy Toward Millennials, Partners with IDS and Social Media Influencers

Leading home furnishings manufacturer and designer of modern day furniture, Abbyson is doubling down on its millennial-driven initiatives including product design, channel marketing and turnkey support services to coincide with the debut of its new Las Vegas showroom.

Surya Receives Design Excellence Honors at Magnificent Carpet Awards

Surya ‘s Tessera rug took top honors in the $200 and under machine made category at the 2017 American’s Magnificent Carpet Awards gala last week in Atlanta.

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