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Ethan Allen Warns of Sales, Profit Declines

Ethan Allen (NYSE: ETH) warned Wednesday that earnings for the quarter ended Dec. 31 would be well below the same quarter in the previous year, as written orders were down 3.6% at its retail stores and delivered sales fell 6.2%.

Talalay Global Showroom Going to the (Service) Dogs

Latex foam producer Talalay Global is introducing a dog bed appropriately named Barkalay at this month’s Las Vegas Market, and the company has enlisted several specially trained dogs to assist with the product launch.

Temp Exhibitors Top 600 in Las Vegas Market

More than 600 temporary exhibitors – including nearly 200 who are first-time participants in Las Vegas Market – will be featured in the gift and home décor exhibit areas of the Pavilions when they are open for buyers Jan.22-25.

Feizy Donates $20,000 to Global Fund for Children

Oriental rug manufacturer Feizy has donated $20,000 to The Global Fund for Children, a non-profit group that supports efforts to end child labor and child trafficking in developing nations.

Davis Out as Rent-A-Center CEO; Speese is Interim Replacement

Rent-A-Center announced late yesterday that CEO Robert Davis has resigned, and said board Chairman Mark Speese, the company’s founder and former CEO, will be interim CEO until a permanent replacement is hired.

Huffman Koos Stores to Close Temporarily for Renovations

Retailer Huffman Koos is temporarily closing all eight of its stores in New York and New Jersey to undergo what the company describes as “massive renovations … including a complete overhaul of its product offering.”

Flair/Minhas names Mark Price to New Sales, Marketing Post

Case goods and upholstery resource Flair/Minhas has named industry veteran Mark Price to the newly created position of executive vice president of sales and marketing.

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