Author Archives: Michael Gambardella

About Michael Gambardella

Group Art Director

Leggett & Platt Q1 Net Rises

Leggett & Platt

CARTHAGE, Mo.-A decline in operating expenses offset a small drop in sales to propel Leggett & Platt to a first-quarter gain of 7.5 percent in net income, which totaled $53.1 million. Selling and administrative expenses were down 8.1 percent in dollars and 77 basis points as a percentage of sales, to 10.7 percent. Net salesMore »

ART Founders Among Honored at 25th Annual ARTS Awards

ART Awards 2014

DALLAS–This year’s winners of the 25th Annual ARTS Awards were presented and honored at a gala event this past Saturday, during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. Presented by Dallas Market Center and ART, the evening kicked off with the 25th Anniversary Academy of Achievement award, which was presented to the founders of theMore »

At Home with Belk

Belk

The North Carolina-based department store stays focused on its customer base By David Gill This year marks the 125th anniversary in business for Belk Inc., the Southern-region department store chain. The retailer was founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk, and is now headed by his grandsons—Tim, chairman and CEO; and John, president and chiefMore »

Hornick: Southern Style

Louis “Tripp” Hornick III

The window-treatment vendor re-establishes a U.S. manufacturing presence with its new South Carolina facility By David Gill Within five years of its first century in business, always as a New York-based company, Louis Hornick & Co. is establishing new roots in South Carolina with its new manufacturing facility in Allendale County. This move stems fromMore »

Emporium Home to Receive ARTS Awards’ Rising Star Honor

Ashley Childers

DALLAS–Emporium Home will receive the Rising Star Award at the 25th annual ARTS Awards on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, the Dallas Market Center announced. Founded by Ashley Childers and based in Little Rock, Ark., Emporium Home offers high-style furniture, lighting, home decor and more, hand crafted by traditional artisans. The RisingMore »

Nourison’s Fine Design

Nourison Waverly

The company’s designer portfolio keeps growing By Andrea Lillo For more than three decades, Nourison has searched to bring new design and innovation to retail. Over the last few years, that has included bolstering its designer license portfolio, which now contains iconic brands, each offering the consumer a different viewpoint. This comes as Nourison’s AlexMore »