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Ethan Allen Q1 Net Jumps 31.5 Percent

Ethan Allen

DANBURY, Conn.-Healthy sales along with stringent expense controls boosted Ethan Allen Interiors’ first-quarter net income by 31.5 percent, to $11.9 million. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Sept. 30, totaled $190.7 million, up 5 percent from last year’s first quarter. The main driver for the top line came from Ethan Allen’s wholesale segment,More »

Last updated: October 22, 2014

AmericasMart Announces First Nine Exhibitors for Floor 15 Expansion

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ATLANTA–Nine exhibitors have committed to AmericasMart’s Floor 15 expansion, which will debut at the market in January. The first showrooms anchoring this Home & Design floor are: Design Legacy by Kelly O’Neal, Codarus, Gabby, Bliss Studio, Calvin Klein by Veronica Flam, Rene Cazares by Veronica Flam, Lowcountry Originals., Jamie Young Company and Wendover Art Group.More »

Last updated: October 22, 2014

Campbell Upped to QVC EVP

Mary Campbell

WEST CHESTER, Pa.-QVC has promoted Mary Campbell to executive vice president of U.S. commerce platforms. Campbell, who was previously senior vice president of commerce platforms, is now in charge of guiding the strategic direction of the company’s TV, web, mobile, tablet and social media while translating the QVC brand across all. She reports directly toMore »

Last updated: October 22, 2014

iRobot Net Nearly Doubles in Q3

iRobot Posts Loss in Q4; Net Falls 57 Percent for Year

BEDFORD, Mass.-In what Chairman and CEO Colin Angle characterized as an “outstanding third quarter,” iRobot delivered an 87.2 percent gain in net income, which totaled $14.6 million for the period ending on Sept. 27. Revenue in the quarter reached $143.5 million, up 15.3 percent. Much of the fuel for this increase came from the homeMore »

Last updated: October 22, 2014

Tabletop Show Opens in New York

Forty One Madison

NEW YORK-The fall edition of the twice-yearly New York Tabletop Show begins today. Buyers from across the country and from diverse channels of distribution will head to Forty One Madison, 230 Fifth Ave. and individual showrooms around the city to view the newest dinnerware, glassware and flatware on offer. Expect to see plenty of indigoMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014

Mattress Firm Completes Sleep Train Purchase

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON-Mattress Firm (NASDAQ: MFRM) has closed on its acquisition of The Sleep Train, the West Coast-based specialty mattress retailer. The purchase price was $425 million, subject to working capital and other “customary adjustments,” along with the assumption of certain additional liabilities totaling about $15 million, according to a Mattress Firm statement. Sleep Train operates aboutMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014

Brown Jordan Names MacBeth SVP of Operations

Jeff MacBeth

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.-Jeff MacBeth has been promoted to senior vice president of operations at Brown Jordan International, a newly created position for the furniture manufacturer. MacBeth, who was previously vice president of operations, retains his current responsibilities over the daily operations of the company’s Charter Furniture and Winston Furniture Co. He will also handle specialMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014

Feizy Rugs Launches Pinterest Dream Room Contest

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DALLAS–Feizy Rugs has launched a Pinterest contest, giving its Pinterest followers the chance to win a Feizy rug as well as $1,000. From now until noon on Nov. 15, people can enter the “Pin Your Dream Room” contest by choosing their favorite Feizy rug and building their dream room around it for an opportunity toMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014