Online behemoth Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), which already is experimenting with brick-and-mortar book stores and grocery stores, is considering opening furniture and appliance stores that would employ cutting-edge augmented or virtual reality, the New York Times reported over the weekend.
Independent mattress producer Gold Bond is coming out swinging against online bed-in-the-box retailers with a new merchandising strategy that provides a lineup of mattresses retailing for under $1,000, backed by marketing support for local retailers.
The furniture industry in the United States, especially the upholstery segment, has just begun its recovery from the Great Recession and has plenty of upside potential, a leading industry analyst said Thursday.
Lighting leader Crystorama Lighting, has partnered with designer Brian Patrick Flynn to create a new line of lighting fixtures, set to hit retail stores nationwide beginning in April.
Bedding Industries of America, parent company of the Eastman House and Eclipse brands, has named former Leggett & Platt executive Russ Bowman to oversee implementation of a companywide quality control and process improvement initiative.
Retailer Boston Interiors has launched a unique collection of outdoor furniture and an eco-friendly paint line to bolster its sustainability efforts.
The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation has hired Karen McNeill and Lauren Estep as its first two full-time staff members.