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.
Interior designer Pam Macksey has joined the in-house design team of Scott Shuptrine Interiors' Petoskey, Mich., showroom.
Englander Sleep Products has named bedding industry veteran David Clark vice president of sales for Englander Southeast in Rome, Ga.