New retailer orders for furniture rose 2 percent in January, compared with January 2013, and 8 percent over December, according to the latest Furniture Insights survey.
Fabric supplier Valdese Weavers has added four people to its sales and marketing team.
Gallery Furniture plans to add its largest store yet in Southwest Houston. The 140,000-square-foot should open in December.
The Pearson Co. upholstery plant in High Point will close within the next few months, the latest of the factories to be shuttered following the Furniture Brands International bankruptcy.
Specialty retailer Brookstone appears to be preparing to file for bankruptcy protection as early as this weekend, according to a news report.
Furniture and electronics retailer Conn's Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN) said its fourth-quarter earnings climbed 57 percent on sales growth in all categories.
Todd Hady has joined Toronto-based home furnishings and lighting brand Nuevo as vice president of sales.