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Kingsdown Steps up Luxury Business

North Carolina-based Kingsdown, Inc., stepped up its play in the luxury bedding arena with its six-model Crown Imperial Collection introduced at the High Point Market.

Wayfair opens R&D Lab

Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W), one of the world’s largest online destinations for home furnishings and décor, announced the opening of its Wayfair Next Research and Development Laboratory located at the company’s Boston headquarters. Wayfair Next is dedicated to accelerating the shift to online shipping by improving the visualization of products through first-party technologies that will drive innovation in home furnishings and décor. Currently, Wayfair Next is exploring novel 3D scanning techniques to digitize Wayfair’s vast catalog to be used for augmented reality, virtual reality and 2D rendering.

Ethan Allen Enters Gift Registry Arena

Ethan Allen (NASDAQ: ETH), leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings recently launched a Wedding & Gift registry designed to help take the guesswork out of gift giving with an easy-to-use platform that offers registrants and shoppers alike a place to come together over the happiest of occasions.

Valdese Weavers Becomes 100% Employee-Owned Company

Valdese Weavers announced a milestone today – becoming a 100% employee-owned company, through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Valdese has been a minority ESOP company since 1996 when the ESOP was first established.

Merchandise Mart Outdoor Sample Sale starts tomorrow

The Design Center at The Merchandise Mart opens tomorrow with many showrooms offering 75% off the latest outdoor furniture and accessories at its Outdoor Furniture Sample Sale.

Plans filed for new Bob’s Discount Furniture HQ

Plans for a new Bob’s Discount Furniture national headquarters place the 103,000-square-foot building on a 9-acre parcel next to Northwest Park in Manchaster, CT.

Fine Cotton Factory Targets Juvenile Market

Leading textile manufacturer, Fine Cotton Factory, has unveiled its Fine Nursery Collection, a grouping of mattress ticking patterns that evoke the love a mother has for her child. The collection, developed for sleep product manufacturers looking to differentiate themselves in the popular juvenile category, was well received at the 2016 ISPA Expo in Orlando, FL.

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