Retailers ordered 5 percent more furniture in December 2013 than December 2012, according to the latest Furniture Insights survey.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has applied a preliminary duty rate of 216.01 percent on 2012 shipments of wood bedroom furniture from China.
Dallas Market Center announced an independent research consultant's study found that the DMC has a direct impact of more than $406 million on the local economy; with a full economic impact of Dallas Market activities equaling $1.2 billion.
Specialty home furnishings retailer Pier 1 Imports (NYSE: PIR) updated its expectations for its fourth quarter earnings saying weather disruptions have impacted store traffic throughout its network of stores.
Home furnishings supplier Schnadig International has promoted four executives at its Greensboro, N.C., headquarters.
Casual furniture supplier Agio-USA has named Doug DeFouw senior vice president of product design.
The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) is lobbying a legislator to push for marketplace fairness for retailers.