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HOM Furniture Set for Wisconsin Opening

HOM Furniture is readying for the opening of its store in Onalaska, Wis., this weekend.

The Coon Rapids, Minn.-based retailer company is replicating its store-within-a-store concept and the new location. The store employs about 50 people.

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Source: Online La Crosse Tribune

Ashley's Wanek Back on Forbes' Wealthiest Americans List

Ron Wanek, the chairman and founder of America's largest furniture company, is a billionaire - nearly twice over. He makes his comeback to The Forbes 200 list of Richest Americans thanks to the strength of Ashley Furniture.

Forbes' analysis indicates Wanek is the majority owner of the privately held manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings, based out of Arcadia, Wis. The company generated more than $3.5 billion in revenue in 2012, more than any other U.S. furniture maker. The 72-year-old chairman's stake in the company is worth $1.8 billion.

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Source: Forbes.com

Roche Bobois Launches Jean Cocteau Collection

Jean Cocteau's poetic artistic legacy lives on in a new collection of decorative textiles and objects designed by upscale Paris-based home furnishings brand Roche Bobois.

Embroidered cushions, woven rugs, ceramics, lampshades, upholstery and throws serve as canvases for the late artist's texts and pictorial designs, using print and embroidery to capture his original drawings and manuscripts.

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Source: Blouin Artinfo

Ikea Gets Aggressive in India

After its winning battle with the FIPB and various arms of the government, Swedish retail giant Ikea is now getting aggressive about its India foray. Before opening its stores here, the company wants to ensure that there are no products with names even remotely similar.

According to a report in the Economic Times, Ikea has asked its legal team to send injunction orders to more than 24 small businesses across India that have been selling products and services such as furniture, modular kitchen and packaging material under similar sounding names.

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Source: Firstpost.com

DeLandis to Show with Classic Brands at High Point

Mattress importer Classic Brands and Chinese furniture brand DeLandis will show together at next month's High Point Furniture Market.

West Elm to Open Store in Tampa

Home furnishings retailer West Elm will open its seventh Florida store Thursday in Tampa.

Furniture Brands Updates Top Creditors' List

Furniture Brands International filed an amended list of its 30 largest unsecured creditors Monday in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.