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Mattress Firm Closes Purchase of Back to Bed, M World Mattress, MCStores and TBE Orlando

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HOUSTON-Mattress Firm has completed the acquisition of the mattress specialty retail assets of Back to Bed Inc., M World Mattress, MCStores and TBE Orlando. Collectively, these companies operate Back to Bed and Bedding Experts retail stores in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, and Bedding Experts and Mattress Barn stores in Florida. The acquisition adds about 135More »

Last updated: October 1, 2014

Family Dollar: States Looking Into Dollar General Proposal

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MATTHEWS, N.C.-A number of state attorneys general are investigating Dollar General’s bid to acquire Family Dollar, according to a filing by Family Dollar with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing consists of a number of amendments to an earlier SEC filing made by Family Dollar related to Dollar General’s offer to purchase allMore »

Last updated: September 30, 2014

Instagram’s Systrom Joins Walmart Board

Kevin Systrom

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart’s board of directors has appointed Kevin Systrom, co-founder and CEO of Instagram, to the board, effective Sept. 26. Systrom, who is the 15th member of the retailer’s board, also serves as a member of the company’s Technology and E-commerce Committee and its Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee. Rob Walton, Walmart’s chairman, said Systrom’sMore »

Last updated: September 30, 2014

ELK Group Acquires Mirror Masters

ELK Group International

NESQUEHONING, Pa.–ELK Group International has acquired certain assets of the Mirror Masters Company, a purchase that will expand ELK’s mirror assortment with an enhanced selection. Through the agreement, ELK Group has bought Mirror Masters’s inventory, trade name and website. Mirror Masters’ operations and inventory will move from Fort Worth, Texas to ELK Group’s headquarters here.More »

Last updated: September 30, 2014

Haier Opens New North American HQ

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WAYNE, N.J.-Haier America has opened its new North American headquarters here, moving it from New York City. The facility, which measures 56,000 square feet, now houses 200 Haier staff members, with room to grow as the company increases its U.S. presence, according to a Haier statement. Adrian Micu, president and CEO of Haier America, saidMore »

Last updated: September 30, 2014

Speakers, Sponsors Confirmed for CEO Summit at Winter Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Two new speakers and five additional sponsors are confirmed for the third annual CEO Summit, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 20, and Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Consumer behavior expert Dr. Andreas Weigend, director of Social Data Lab and former chief scientist for Amazon, will present a keynote address on the second day of the summit;More »

Last updated: September 30, 2014

ART’s Bowling Event is Back at High Point Market

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.–ART, the creative home furnishings network and trade association, will host the return of its popular networking event, ART Fun Night, at High Point Market next month. It will take place on Monday, Oct. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. at the High Point Bowling Center. The evening will include dinner, which will be servedMore »

Last updated: September 30, 2014

Dallas Market Center Hosted Designers for Annual “Dine + Design” Event

DMC’s Dine + Design

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center said that more than 400 members of the design community attended this year’s annual “Dine + Design” education and networking luncheon held last week. Designers came together to network with industry professionals, view the latest trends and hear the 2015 Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast presented by its Director of Color Marketing, Jackie Jordan.More »

Last updated: September 30, 2014