Longtime department store analyst Michael Exstein reiterated his sell rating for J.C. Penney stock after seeing increased markdowns in Penney's attractive new home department.
Patience and the pursuit of information pay off, according to GE Capital Retail Bank's second annual Major Purchase Shopper Study.
Colette Schulte has joined Furniture Brands group as go-to-market director for motion/recliner, and will lead new product initiatives for Broyhill and Lane.
Furniture supplier Flexsteel Inds. (NASDAQ: FLXS) has added Backroom to its Web site to allow its retail partners and sales representatives to submit orders electronically, check shipping status, download printed materials and more.
Dana Andrew, former vice president of global marketing and communications for the International Market Centers, has joined the board of directors for home furnishings supplier Abbyson Living.
Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ-GS: HOFT) has united its brands under common leadership in a restructuring of its sales management organization.
Bedding vendor Kingsdown has teamed with Brazilian bedding producer Euroflex on the Kingsdown Vintage Collection, now in 20 Euro Colchoes stores in Rio de Janeiro.