More than 20 years after launching one of the most successful licensed collections in the history of the home furnishings industry, Universal Furniture and fashion designer Alexander Julian have reunited for a new 32-piece collection that will be unveiled at this month's High Point Market.
Retailer Conn's Inc. (NYSE: CONN) said it has signed a three-year agreement with Progressive Leasing, a subsidiary of Aaron's Inc. (NYSE: AAN), that will offer lease-to-own payment options for customers who don't qualify for Conn's traditional credit program.
Fabric suppliers Robert Allen and Duralee announced Friday they have merged and formed a new company called Robert Allen Duralee Group.
Furniture factory orders in January were essentially even with January 2016, but shipments for the first month of 2017 were up 2%, according to the latest monthly survey from the accounting and consulting firm Smith Leonard.
High-end case goods and upholstery producer EJ Victor has signed a licensing agreement with Perennials Fabrics, a high-end performance fabrics supplier, and will unveil a licensed upholstery collection at the April High Point Market.
A new guidebook on digital marketing that is written exclusively for independent retailers of durable goods made its debut at this week's Mega Group USA national convention in New Orleans.
Closing out what its CEO described as a "year of transformation and transition," Restoration Hardware (NYSE: RH) said profits plunged more than 71% in the fiscal fourth quarter, while revenues fell 9.3%.