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Larry Norris Knows His Furniture

When Larry Norris walks through a condominium at The Landings that needs to be redecorated, he recognizes the furniture that's been there 25 years or more.

Not just the style or era of the furniture - he recognizes the actual pieces. That's because Norris, 71, who with his wife Renee runs Norris Home Furnishings, opened his first store 30 years ago.

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Source: News-Press.com

 

BrandSource Seeks More Appeal to Younger Shoppers

BrandsourceRetail merchandising group BrandSource is expanding its home furnishings assortment to appeal to younger, first-time home buyers.

Ikea's Growth Strategy

Self-help is not a way of saving labor in Ikea's style of warehouse stores. The concept of customers helping themselves to their merchandise reflects the retailer's southern Swedish roots of team effort in order to reduce the costs, self-reliance and reduction of unnecessary frills.

The global home furnishings retailer founded by 87-year-old Ingvar Kamprad has united disparate cultures worldwide with one cleanly designed aesthetic for furniture. This aesthetic also is applied to the multitude of other accessories that the company produces for itself or under exclusive arrangements with other companies that it may own. 

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Source: Retail Merchandiser

Furnitureland South to Open Hi-Tech Design Center

Furnitureland South is set to open a state-of-the-art Design Center with sophisticated new high-tech tools and unique high end-styled, spa-inspired services.

Restoration Hardware Moving to RH Lifestyle Brand

Restoration Hardware is looking to reposition from a high-end home furnishings brand in  to a luxury lifestyle brand under the RH logo.

Furniture West, CHFA Merge

Canadian regional manufacturer associations Furniture West and the Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance have merged.

HSM Expanding in North Carolina

Furniture and bedding components vendor HSM, formerly Hickory Springs, is planning expansions that will create 162 new jobs in Hickory and Conover, N.C.