AUSTIN, Texas–Chris Miller has joined Four Hands as national sales manager, responsible for the national sales team as well as the Las Vegas and Atlanta showroom personnel. He previously spent 17 years with Rowe Fine Furniture in such roles as vice president of sales operations and regional sales manager for the southeastern region.
CASTLETON, Vt.–Lighting company Hubbardton Forge has received two Pinnacle Awards this year from the American Society of Furniture Designers, announced at the recent High Point Market. Hubbardton Forge’s Ondrian design received the competition’s first Green Leaf Design Award for Eco-Friendly Design, while its Antasia design received the Pinnacle Award for Design Achievement in Lighting. “To … More »
CARTHAGE, Mo.–Leggett & Platt’s bottom line lost a few shades of black in its third quarter, dropping 13 percent to $47.4 million. The reduced net income came about largely because of a 366 basis-point fall in gross margin, to 19.5 percent, which occurred due to higher costs for raw materials. Selling and administrative expenses also … More »
MINNEAPOLIS–Net income for Select Comfort rose 52 percent in the third quarter ended Oct. 2, 2010, totaling $10.5 million and marking the seventh consecutive quarter of bottom-line improvement. The mattress manufacturer/retailer posted this increase based on a 9 percent gain in net sales, which reached $160.1 million and which included a 16 percent increase in … More »
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Tempur-Pedic posted a 72 percent increase to its net income in the third quarter, to $44.2 million. The mattress manufacturer improved its bottom line based on a net sales gain of 32 percent to $295.8 million, and a pickup of 340 basis points in gross margin, which finished the quarter at 51 percent. The … More »
DUBUQUE, Iowa–Upholstery and wood-furniture manufacturer Flexsteel Industries logged in a 64 percent increase in net income in its first fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010, totaling $2.3 million. The stronger bottom line was due to a net sales increase of 15 percent to $87.2 million, including an increase of 16 percent in residential sales. A … More »
GREENWOOD, Miss.—Viking Range has launched a national consumer sales promotion offering consumers what the company describes as “deep rebates” on individual products. Through January 2011, consumers will receive a $500 rebate when they purchase any size Viking built-in refrigerator or freezer. They will also get a $500 rebate when they buy any size Viking Professional … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C.—High Point Market announced the winners in its Showroom Design and Merchandising Ideas Competition last night, with Beeline Home by Bunny Williams topping the list with the Best of Market Award. Four Hands won the People’s Choice Award, while Miles Talbott and American Leather won first and second runner up, respectively, for Best … More »