The monthly Furniture Buying Index moved up one point this month to a reading of 77, according to America's Research Group.
Home furnishings retailer Art Van Furniture is planning a two-week food drive to help homeless veterans in its community at two of its locations.
Home furnishings retail giant Ikea has reached an agreement to acquire a wind farm in Ireland.
High Point University has received a $10 million gift from the Ronald and Joyce Wanek Foundation.
Las Vegas Furniture Market reported a 31 percent gain in buyer attendance at the recent Market compared with last summer's show.
Englander Sleep Products has licensed Springfield Mattress to manufacture and market Englander-branded mattresses in southern California, and Arizona and Nevada.