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SwanFRS Proclaims High Point Success, Next Stop Las Vegas Market

Retail management software provider SwanFRS, the U.S. arm of U.K. company Swan Retail, has announced it will exhibit at the Las Vegas Summer Market, following a successful Spring High Point Market.

Sullivan Launches New Darren Gygi Collection, ‘California Dreamin’

Home décor distributor Sullivan, Inc. has announced the release of its new Darren Gygi Home Collection wall art series, ‘California Dreamin’.

Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Steps Down

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) has announced that Steven Temaras has stepped down as CEO and resigned as a member of the company’s board. Mary Winston, who recently joined the board of directors, has been appointed interim CEO. Taps Dave Nielsen as President of Retail Business

Ecommerce heavyweight (NASDAQ: OSTK) has announced the appointment of Dave Nielsen to president of retail business, a position that was recently held by CEO and founder Patrick M. Byrne.

Jenny Heinzen York Joins Currey & Company as Director of Marketing

Home décor manufacturer Currey & Company has named long-time colleague Jenny Heinzen York as director of marketing.

Fast Fact: Industry Sales, Cyclical Dip in Q1

After strong third and fourth quarters in 2018, furniture and bedding sales took a typical first-quarter dip but maintained growth over the first quarter of last year, according to the proprietary market model from Impact Consulting, parent company of Home Furnishings Business.

AHFA-Backed SOFFA Introduced by Congress

The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) has announced that SOFFA, the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act, has again been taken up by both houses of Congress. The AHFA-backed legislation would make California’s Technical Bulletin 117-2013 a federal flammability standard.

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