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SunBelt Xpress Acquires Northwest Furniture Express

Specialized furniture carrier SunBelt Xpress has acquired Northwest Furniture Express, which services furniture accounts in the Pacific Northwest and parts of western Canada.

Whitewood Inds. Acquires High Point Showroom Building

Casegoods and upholstery manufacturer and distributor Whitewood Inds. has acquired the High Point Market showroom building 215 South Main St., where it has maintained a showroom since 2000.

XPO Sells Truckload Operations in $558 Million Deal

Logistics giant XPO Logistics (XPO), whose clients include numerous furniture manufacturers and retailers, announced it has sold its truckload carrier operations to TransForce Inc. (TFI) for $558 million in cash.

Unique Furniture to Consolidate Line Under Single Brand Name

Danish furniture producer Unique Furniture A/S, which acquired home office furniture resource Jesper Office in August, said it has halted efforts to use the Jesper Office name on a portion of its line, and has decided to use the Unique Furniture brand for its entire line.

Steinhoff Completes Purchase of Mattress Firm

Mattress Firm, the nation's largest specialty bedding retailer, said its acquisition by Steinhoff International (FRANKFURT: SNH) has been completed, making Mattress Firm a subsidiary of the South African-based furniture manufacturer and retailer.

Matt Firm Sales Jump 48%, But Interest, Acquisition Costs Lead to Net Loss

Mattress Firm (MFRM) said sales shot up more than 48% to $980 million in the quarter ended Aug. 2, but the specialty bedding retailer recorded a net loss of $2.2 million due to heavy interest expenses and costs related to its recent spate of acquisitions.

Acquisition Fuels Sales, Profit Growth at Hooker Furniture

Driven by its recently completed acquisition of Home Meridian, Hooker Furniture (HOFT) said sales more than doubled to $136.2 million in the quarter ended July 31.