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Leon & Lulu Wins Retail Excellence Award

Home furnishings retailer Leon & Lulu  has won the Retailer Excellence Award for Store Events from Gifts and Decorative Accessories magazine.

Leon's, The Brick Defend Against Charges of Deceptive Marketing

Stung by a lawsuit alleging they engage in deceptive marketing practices, Leon 's Furniture Ltd. and The Brick Ltd. have responded by telling the Competition Bureau that their ads are iconic and any extra fees and taxes on purchases are clearly laid out for customers.

"Leon's has been offering and advertising deferred payment programs to Canadian consumers for more than 25 years. It's 'Don't Pay a Cent Event' and "Ho Ho Hold the Payments' promotions are Canadian icons, which the (Competition) Commissioner now seeks to impugn," according to a document filed in Ontario Superior Court on behalf of the retailers.


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Source: Toronto Star Online

Belgian Furniture Company Looks at High Point for US Operations

A furniture company based in Belgium is considering High Point for its U.S. manufacturing operations.

High Point officials made the announcement Thursday. They said BuzziSpace could create up to 113 jobs with an average salary of $41,011.

The company is looking at an empty 105,000 square-foot building.


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Source: WFMY News 2

Leon's Accused of Racism in Statue Lynching Incident

Police in Halifax are investigating a workplace incident after a former Leon's furniture employee told a human rights tribunal a statue was symbolically lynched at a store in Dartmouth, N.S.

Elsworth Bottomley first brought his story to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission on Wednesday. He said the statue was just one incident of racial discrimination.


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Source: CBC Newfoundland & Labrador

Resource Furniture to Sponsor Sustainable Home Competition Teams

Resource Furniture will sponsor six teams competing in the Oct. 3-13 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.


Delaware Furniture Retailer Faces AG Civil Fraud Complaint

The state of Delaware has filed a consumer fraud case against The Amish Mill, a furniture store in Wilmington, Del.

The fraud case and a cease-and-desist order—banning some practices and undisclosed fees—also names Michael D. Wharton, who owns the store.

"We're acting to protect consumers by ensuring they get what they pay for and to hold this business to account for its obligation to provide the products it sold and promised to deliver," Beau Biden, Delaware Attorney General, said.


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Source: Delaware Online

Antique & Design Center Unveils Ad Campaign

The Antique & Design Center is highlighting its eclectic mix of vintage and one-of-a-kind modern designs with a road trip through the decades for its fall advertising campaign.

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