Amazon is planning a bigger push into furniture and appliances with the construction of four large warehouses that will allow it to improve logistics and delivery of the bulky items and compete with the likes of Wayfair, according to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.
Retailer Room & Board, which operates 17 stores in nine states and the District of Columbia, plans to build a 250,000 square-foot warehouse and distribution center near Newton, N.C., according to a story in the Charlotte Business Journal.
Eichholtz, a Dutch manufacturer of high-end furniture, lighting and accessories, has opened a U.S. warehouse to facilitate the expansion of its U.S. and Canadian distribution.
Customatic, a major supplier of adjustable beds, has issued a voluntary recall of about 50,000 units because of a possible electric shock hazard from the bed’s side-mounted AC outlets.
Upholstery producer Bauhaus Furniture is expanding its product portfolio to include a selection of occasional tables that coordinate with its upholstery offerings.
Vanguard Furniture has voluntarily recalled a chest of drawers from its Compendium Collection due to a potential tip-over or entrapment hazard for children if they are not anchored to a wall.
PBteen, a member of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM), has debuted its second collection designed in collaboration with Kelly Slater, the 11-time world surfing champion.