U.S. retail sales slipped 0.9 percent in December as demand for goods fell nearly across the board. The bright spot for the home furnishings industry — receipts at furniture stores climbed 0.8 percent.
Calhoun, Ga.-based flooring supplier Mohawk Inds. (NYSE: MHK) has signed an agreement to acquire IVC Group, a vinyl and laminate flooring producer.
Online home furnishings retailer Wayfair (NYSE: W) has teamed with paint expert Sherwin-Williams (NYSE: SHW) to offer consumers color matching and inspiration throughout the shopping experience.
Lighting and decorative accessories supplier Arteriors has named three people to its growing sales team.
Brandon Dunn and Scott Piper have joined Wright Global Graphics as account executives in sales for the marketing services company.
Versatile Credit posted an 18 percent increase in approved consumer credit during the 2014 holiday shopping period.
Cleveland-based retailer Arhaus plans to open a 31,000-square-foot store in Phoenix this fall. The store will be the company’s first in Arizona.