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Duke Ratliff

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Blog: Happy Holidays from Amazon

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Like getting a pink slip during the holidays or a lump of coal in the stocking, retailers must be feeling that Amazon is giving them a not-so-fine present this season as the nation’s largest online retailer announced today that it is testing a one-hour delivery service in Manhattan. Called Prime Now, the service promises toMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Foremost Groups Launching Furniture Line at Las Vegas Market

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LAS VEGAS–Foremost Groups is launching an indoor furniture brand called Craft + Main at the Las Vegas Winter Market scheduled for Jan. 18-22. Craft + Main marks the first time Foremost Groups—a direct manufacturing company—will launch a full line of case goods under its own brand. “Our goal with Craft + Main was to takeMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Polder Expands to the United Kingdom

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OXFORD, Conn.–Polder Housewares has opened operations in the United Kingdom. The company said it will offer warehousing of its products and a full sales and customer service capability to the U.K. wholesale market beginning in Jan. 2015. Polder’s warehousing and customer service team will be based in the south of London, in addition to managementMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Room & Board Opens Second NYC Store

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NEW YORK–Room & Board, the Minneapolis-based retailer that specializes in modern, American-made furniture, opened a store in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday. The 48,000-square-foot store at 235 West 18th Street is the company’s second store in Manhattan. The chain’s other New York store is in Soho. The new store is located in the originalMore »

Last updated: December 17, 2014

Las Vegas Market Announces Seminars for Winter 2015

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LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Winter Market, scheduled for Jan. 18-22, rings in the new year with a formidable series of original programming designed to appeal to designers, buyers and retailers. “Our goal is to offer valuable programming that attendees can’t find elsewhere,” said Scott Eckman, chief marketing and strategy officer of International Market Centers. “We lookMore »

Last updated: December 17, 2014

Raymour & Flanigan Selects TD Bank for Credit Card Program

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MAHWAH, N.J.–TD Bank announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement to provide a new branded private label credit card program for Raymour & Flanigan Furniture. The new Raymour & Flanigan card launched this week in the family-owned retailer’s 94 full-line showrooms, 11 clearance centers and online business. Under the agreement, TD’s Retail CardMore »

Last updated: December 17, 2014

Joss & Main Teams With Disney for Into the Woods Collection

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BOSTON–Disney’s “Into the Woods” is Joss & Main’s latest inspiration for a curated collection of furniture and decor for the home. An exclusive pre-sale will debut on Dec. 18. The entire collection will launch on Dec. 25. Joss & Main’s exclusive collection encompasses a wide range of furniture and decor, from velvet club chairs andMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

Abbyson Living to Expand at Las Vegas Market

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LOS ANGELES–Abbyson Living said it will introduce 25 outdoor designs, 30 Monica Pedersen designs, 100 lamps and accessories, and 75 living room sets, accent chairs and upholstery leathers in fresh colors at Las Vegas Market, scheduled for Jan. 18-22. The company added that it is currently recruiting for customer service, marketing and account management positions.More »

Last updated: December 16, 2014