Household insurance has emerged as the fastest-growing housing expense since the Great Recession ended in 2009, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations has named Tony Pintarelli as its new director of business development.
The Dallas Market Center has launched an exhibitor referral program for its temporary exhibits at the January Total Home & Gift Market that offers incentives ranging from gift cards to a free booth at the show.
Ashley Furniture hosted more than 400 middle school students at its Arcadia, Wisc., and Advance, N.C., factories earlier this month as part of National Manufacturing Day, an event aimed at encouraging students to consider manufacturing work as a career.
Bedding retailer Mattress Firm has filed suit against online mattress heavyweight Tuft & Needle, accusing the company of false advertising and infringing on several Mattress Firm trademarks.
Upholstery and case goods resource Flexsteel Inds. (NASDAQ: FLXS) said sales rose 6.9% to $119.8 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, while a one-time gain on the sale of a facility resulted in a 30% jump in profits.
La-Z-Boy (NYSE: LZB) has opened its 350th branded retail store, a 13,000 square-foot location in the Chicago suburb of Rockford, Ill.