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Annual ARTS Awards Winners Announced

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DALLAS–ART and Dallas Market Center, co-founder and producer of the ARTS Awards, today announced the winners of the 26th annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held on Friday evening (Jan. 16) at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program for the home industry honoring designers, manufacturers,More »

Last updated: January 19, 2015

Stanley Furniture to Re-Enter Nursery and Youth Market

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HIGH POINT, N.C.–Stanley Furniture Company said that it plans to re-enter the nursery and youth furniture market with a mid-year new product launch introduced to the trade at the High Point Market in April. The announcement comes shortly after the company said it expects to report fourth quarter sales from continuing operations up more thanMore »

Last updated: January 19, 2015

International Market Centers Buys Commerce & Design Building

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HIGH POINT, N.C.-International Market Centers announced that it has purchased the Commerce & Design (C&D) building here. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. “Our acquisition of the C&D building adds further depth and strength to our showroom footprint in High Point,” said Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers. “The building has aMore »

Last updated: January 19, 2015

Nominees Announced for NAHFA Retailer of Year Award

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.-The North American Home Furnishings Association has announced 15 nominees for its 2015 Retailer of the Year award, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and progressive leadership of the nation’s home furnishings retailers. NAHFA members in good standing were nominated by members of the home furnishings industry based on their exemplary service to the industryMore »

Last updated: January 19, 2015

Retail Scorecard: Small Appliances

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NEW YORK-In the Dillard’s circular last week, a number of items were offered at permanently reduced prices. These included the Hurom Slow Juicer, reduced to $245.99 from $299.99; the KitchenAid Onyx Black 13-Cup Food processor and the KitchenAid Contour Silver 13-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice, both reduced from $199.99 to $163.99; The Krups JuiceMore »

Last updated: January 19, 2015

NRF Forms Patent Reform Group

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WASHINGTON-The National Retail Federation has created United for Patent Reform, a coalition of retailer and technology organizations, whose mission is to fight against what are known as “patent trolls.” As defined in an NRF statement, patent trolls are companies that buy “overly obscure, general or vague patents with the sole purpose of extracting licensing arrangementsMore »

Last updated: January 19, 2015

Target: Home a Key to U.S. Growth

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MINNEAPOLIS-With the decision made to close its Canadian operation, Target will put its resources toward driving growth in its U.S. stores and online—an effort in which the home department should play a big part, according to Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell. Speaking yesterday on a conference call to financial analysts, Cornell mentioned home as aMore »

Last updated: January 16, 2015

Home Depot Names Menear Chairman

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ATLANTA-Craig Menear, The Home Depot’s president and CEO, has been elected chairman of the home improvement retailer, succeeding the retiring Frank Blake. Menear will assume his new role on Feb. 2. A 17-year Home Depot veteran, he was named president and CEO in November. A company statement said Menear is the first merchant to beMore »

Last updated: January 16, 2015