Despite the historical odds stacked against the bedding industry, the category has experienced a second quarter increase in sales.
Furniture orders climbed 3 percent over last May, down from a 13 percent increase reported for April, according to Smith Leonard's monthly Furniture Insights.
Furniture retailer Furniture Sir Plus has introduced the Family Unity Project, a group of projects to help strengthen families and communities in which its stores are located.
Planned Furniture Promotions has named Rick Duffey Western regional manager. In his new position, Duffey is responsible for accounts west of the Mississippi River.
Hassell Franklin, chairman and CEO of motion upholstery supplier Franklin Corp., has been featured in a news series that spotlights Mississippi entrepreneurs.
Herman Miller knows times have changed, and it can no longer rely so heavily on selling office and institutional furniture to Fortune 1,000 companies and government agencies.
Bain Capital and Oaktree Capital Group are looking to an initial public offering for International Market Centers, the owner of the Las Vegas Market and numerous prime showroom buildings in High Point, according to the Wall Street Journal.