The Civilian Labor Force, defined as persons employed and those unemployed, but actively looking for work, is down 3.2 percentage points since 2006, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) honored top retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives and designers at a gala awards celebration at the Swissotel Chicago last week during Casual Market Chicago.
The Modern Bedding Association (MBA) has announced its opposition to the anti-dumping case brought by domestic mattress producers Corsicana Mattress Company, Elite Comfort Solutions, Future Foam Inc., FXI, Inc., Innocor, Inc., Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, and Tempur Sealy International, Inc.
Case goods and upholstery supplier Fine Furniture Design has added a third collection to its Biltmore licensed product line.
Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB), the nation’s largest mattress producer, and online mattress heavyweight Tuft & Needle have finalized their previously announced merger.
Home textile producer SureFit Home Décor has announced its purchase of Protect-A-Bed, Inc., a supplier of mattress protectors, sleep accessories and finished mattresses headed by CEO James Bell.
Champion Thread Co., a global supplier of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products supplies, has named industry veteran Robbie Owens to the newly created position of technical service and development manager.