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City Opens W. Palm Ashley Furniture Homestore

City Furniture has opened its "green" Ashley Furniture Homestore in W. Palm Beach, Fla.

Therapedic Enters India Market

Therapedic Enters India MarketTherapedic International will enter the fast-growing India market through a licensing deal with a leading sleep products retailer based in Bangalore.

Tempur-Pedic Outfits U. of Kentucky Dorms

Mattress vendor Tempur-Pedic will outfit new University of Kentucky residence halls with up to 9,000 mattresses.

Boyles Furniture Opens in Connecticut

North Carolina-based Boyles Furniture & Rugs will open a store in Avon, Conn., this week in a former space once occupied by another furniture retailer. Nassau's Furniture closed its store in Avon in January, leaving he building vacant.

Boyles officials said they will have a grand opening for the Avon store Wednesday and Thursday. The new store will be the company's first location in the Northeast.

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Source: Hartford Courant


Arhaus Furniture Sets Opening for New Store

Arhaus Furniture will be relocating its Ann Arbor, Mich., store to a higher-end location. The retailer expects the new store to open Sept. 20.

The retailer is moving the store about amile down the road and is looking for increased visibility in the new shopping center.


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Consumer Sentiment Sours in August

U.S. consumers, bracing for higher interest rates and slightly slower economic growth, were a bit less optimistic in August as sentiment retreated from last month's six-year high, a survey released on Friday showed.

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment slipped to 80.0 from 85.1 in July, the highest since July 2007.


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Source: CNBC

Hainje Home Furnishers Gets Tupelo Buyer Award

A 99-year-old Alabama furniture company won the 49th National Buyer Appreciation Award Thursday at the Tupelo Furniture Market.

Hainje Home Furnishers, with four stores, is a $5 million to $6 million retailer that has attended the Tupelo market since its start 26 years ago. Company president Mark Godwin said Tupelo "has been our market."

"We find the widest assortment of furniture here," he said.


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Source: Daily Journal

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