The International Casual Furnishings Assn. has entered into a strategic alliance with Nationwide Marketing Group in a move intended to provide an extensive program of significant new benefits for ICFA’s retail members.
The Sustainable Furnishings Council, an advocate for the responsible sourcing, manufacturing, marketing and sale of residential furnishings, has added three people to its board of directors.
The National Retail Federation has called on the U.S. Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Assn. to work together to avoid a one-day shutdown of East Coast and Gulf Coast ports that reportedly has been threatened by the union.
Chromcraft Revington Douglas Inds., a bedroom, dining room and occasional furniture resource, has purchased a 345,000 square-foot factory and distribution center in Sardis, Miss.
A.R.T. Furniture said its popular Epicenters collection and the tagline, "Where Style is Born,” have been issued federal registrations by the United States Trademark Office.
Acceptance Now, a Rent-A-Center division that operates rent-to-own kiosks within third-party retail outlets, has signed an agreement with Rooms To Go, and will become the furniture retailer’s exclusive no-credit-needed payment option next month.