WithIt Announces 2014 Board

WithIt President Violette Forman

HIGH POINT, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home and furnishings industries, has named its 2014 board of directors. New to the board in 2014 are: Kimberley Wray, co-founder of WithIt; retailer Dorian Sims, Stacy Furniture; Anita Wimmer, Stanley Furniture; and Cindi Williams, North American Home Furnishings Association. Serving in 2014 are: BoardMore »

Last updated: February 20, 2014

Mattress Firm Posts 20.8 Percent Increases in Q4

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON–Mattress Firm logged identical sales increases of 20.8 percent for both its fourth quarter and fiscal year ending on Jan. 28, according to a statement on its preliminary results for both periods. Net sales in the quarter totaled $312 million and included a same-store sales increase of 6.5 percent. For the fiscal year, net salesMore »

Last updated: February 19, 2014

HFN High Point, Tabletop Show Editorial Deadline: March 5


NEW YORK–HFN has started collecting new product information and high-resolution images for its editorial show coverage of both the High Point and tabletop markets in April. To be included, please send a brief product description, your company website and a hi-res image to us no later than Wednesday, March 5. Images (preferably jpegs, but weMore »

Last updated: February 14, 2014

Arkema Joins Restonic’s Marketing Team

Restonic Mattress

BUFFALO, N.Y.–Restonic Mattress Corporation announced that Catherine Arkema has joined its marketing team as designer of record for the company. Arkema will be responsible for creating inspiring designs to support the Restonic brand and all marketing and product initiatives. In addition to lending her skills to the development of the look, feel and visual experienceMore »

Last updated: February 10, 2014

Tempur Sealy Net Down for Q4, Fiscal Year

Lifetime Brands

LEXINGTON, Ky.-With the company still meeting expenses for the acquisition of Sealy, which was completed last March, Tempur Sealy reported a 2.7 percent drop in fourth-quarter net income, to $22.9 million, and a decline of 30.7 percent in net income for the fiscal year, which totaled $74 million. The inclusion of Sealy into the companyMore »

Last updated: February 7, 2014

Select Comfort Q4 Net Falls 48.6 Percent

Select Comfort

MINNEAPOLIS-A weak mattress industry environment led to a fourth-quarter downturn of 48.6 percent for Select Comfort’s net income, which totaled $6.4 million for the period. For the fiscal year ending on Dec. 28, net income was $60.1 million, down 23.1 percent from the prior fiscal year. Net sales in the quarter rose 4.7 percent toMore »

Last updated: February 6, 2014

Blog: IMC Says Market May Set Attendance Record

Safavieh Thom Filicia

LAS VEGAS–International Market Centers said the winter Las Vegas Market, now in its third day, is poised for record-setting attendance. IMC, the organizers of the show, said this market has ushered in nearly 300 new furniture and home decor brands and 900 new gift lines. Thom Filicia spoke to attendees about his new lighting collectionMore »

Last updated: January 28, 2014

Blog: It’s Day 2 at Las Vegas Market

Cyan Design

LAS VEGAS–The second day of  Las Vegas Market is underway as companies unveil products along with numerous new or expanded showrooms. Several companies returned to exhibit at the show. Kaleen Rugs returned to Las Vegas with its new, 3,500 square-foot showroom in Building C, C-407. It exudes an urban feel, which is how Kaleen willMore »

Last updated: January 27, 2014