Veteran furniture industry executive Dan Masters has joined accent and occasional furniture vendor Stein World as president and CEO.
Latex supplier Latex International has named John Vinson director of sales for the company's central U.S. division.
Italian leather upholstery supplier Natuzzi has named Marco Saltalamacchia chief commercial officer.
An attorney from the Federal Trade Commission will discuss enforcement of FTC's "Green Guides" for manufacturers making eco-friendly claims during a presentation sponsored by the Specialty Sleep Association at the upcoming Las Vegas Furniture Market.
Members of the Southern Home Furnishings Association have voted to close the association and become full members of the North American Home Furnishings Association.
Bed retailer Charles P. Rogers kicked off its advertising campaign in Harper's magazine in 1904 with a column-width ad featuring one of its beds. Today, the company's advertising remains in print and continues to feature its beds.
The bad news continues at J.C. Penney. The ailing retailer announced Wednesday that it was cutting 2,000 jobs and closing 33 "underperforming" stores in an effort to rein in expenses.