The Great Recession, 2007 to 2009, created a major collapse in international trade, affecting both imports and exports of household furniture. While a healthy economy has propelled import growth since then, exports are still struggling.
Directors of Aaron’s Inc. (NYSE: AAN) have announced a quarterly cash dividend. The dividend declared is $0.03 per share of common stock, payable Oct. 5 to stockholders of record Sept. 20.
The National Retail Federation has responded to the administration’s recent announcement that it will consider imposing a tariff of 25 percent rather than 10 percent on $200 billion in goods from China.
In a rare opportunity for retailers, landlords and real estate investors, a total of 123 Toys R Us and Babies R Us owned and ground-leased properties in 29 states will be auctioned on August 13 - 14 in Manhattan, provided that qualified bids exceed a certain threshold by the deadline of Aug. 7.
After a steady first quarter, furniture and bedding sales continued to climb in the second quarter, according to the proprietary market model from Impact Consulting, parent company of Home Furnishings Business.
The Bureau or Labor Statistic’s projections for 2026 highlight the growing economic pressure of the aging population on those in the workforce.
Projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show labor force participation rates declining into 2026, regardless of age, gender, or race.