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Rent-A-Center Directors Reject Takeover Bid

Rent-A-Center LogoRent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII) disclosed Tuesday that its board of directors recently rejected a takeover bid from Vintage Capital, an investment firm that is a major shareholder in rent-to-own player Buddy’s Home Furnishings.

Virginia Retailer Benjamin Willis Jr. Dies at 97

Willis Furniture LogoBenjamin J. Willis Jr., former president of family-owned Willis Furniture in Virginia Beach, Va., died July 9 at his home in Norfolk, Va. He was 97.

IMC Taps Magliarditi for Key Operations Post

IMC LogoInternational Market Centers, owner of the World Market Center in Las Vegas and several major High Point showroom buildings, has named Joseph A. Magliarditi senior vice president of operations and member of the company’s executive leadership team.

Crypton Names Targett to Top Marketing Post

Matt TargettPerformance fabric supplier The Crypton Companies has expanded its marketing team with the hiring of Matt Targett as vice president of marketing.

Ruby-Gordon to Open Second Store in Rochester Market

Ruby Gordon LogoRuby-Gordon Furniture, a family-owned retailer founded in Rochester, N.Y., in 1936, plans to open a second store In the Rochester market.

Surya Instagram Contest Highlights Products, Coordinating Apparel

Surya LogoRug and home décor resource Surya is launching an Instagram contest this week that requires entrants to post a photo of a Surya product that coordinates with the outfit they are wearing.

FastFact: Northeast Paces Growth of Existing Home Sales

Fast FactPaced by the Northeast, existing home sales grew consistently throughout the country last year, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

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