Furniture supplier La-Z-Boy (NYSE: LZB) has agreed to sell its Bauhaus upholstery unit to an investor group.
U.S. retail sales dropped 0.4 percent in January, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Another key executive from Heritage Home Group has left the company.
Julia Chappell has assumed marketing leadership duties for the Chicago Merchandise Mart's Casual Furniture and Accessories Market, premarket and day-to-day marketing duties for the industry's permanent showrooms.
Import volume at major U.S. retail container ports is expected to drop 8.4 percent in February from the same time last year as the shipping cycle reaches its slowest month of the year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
The High Point Market Authority and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has set the schedule for its expanded seminar series at the Spring High Point Market.
Interior designer Richar of Richar Interiors has been named the Chicago Interior Designer of the Year by the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart and Luxe Interiors + Design magazine.