Furniture

Flippin to Retire from Kingsdown

Flippin to Retire from Kingsdown

MEBANE, N.C.–Pat Flippin, president, chief operating officer and member of the board of directors of Kingsdown, will retire from these positions on Jan. 3, 2011. Flippin began his career with the mattress manufacturer in 1986 as plant manager of the company’s facility here. Prior to becoming president, Flippin was vice president of manufacturing. He hasMore »

Carpenter Video Supported by Belk Bedroom Makeover Contest

Carpenter Video Supported by Belk Bedroom Makeover Contest

RICHMOND, Va.–The new online video on better sleep, called the “Paranormal Pillow” and released by Carpenter and sleepbetter.org, has received support from Belk’s Pillow-Normal Activity $5,000 Bedroom Makeover contest. Under this partnership, Carpenter and Belk are teaming to provide a $5,000 bedroom makeover to viewers of the online video who can correctly identify five ofMore »

Tempur-Pedic Campaigns to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Tempur-Pedic Campaigns to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Tempur-Pedic has rolled out the Tempur-Pedic Hugs Back campaign, an effort to raise money to advance research in pancreatic cancer. November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Tempur-Pedic will donate $10 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for every consumer who tests a Tempur-Pedic mattress at a participating authorized retailer this month. Also, theMore »

High Point’s Wonderful Wall Decor

High Point’s Wonderful Wall Decor

By Andrea Lillo Changes are afoot within wall decor, as some manufacturers at High Point will break into the category for the first time to complement their product lines. Other companies will debut new showrooms or recently acquired companies. Paragon is set to show the market its new line—and acquisition, Kinder-Harris, the high-end wall art,More »

Teen Furniture Gets Personal at ABC Kids Expo

Teen Furniture Gets Personal at ABC Kids Expo

By Jessica Goldbogen Harlan Furniture manufacturers heading to the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas this month will showcase pieces that grow with the child and that allow their young owners to express their personality. “Teens today have grown accustomed to selection and configurability,” said Ward O’Quinn, product manager for Young America. “They use andMore »

ART Conference 2011 to be held in San Diego

ART Conference 2011 to be held in San Diego

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The 2011 ART Conference, co-produced by the Accessories Resource Team and the Home Furnishings Independents Association, will take place at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, Calif., from May 12 to 15. The tagline will be “Living •  Learning  •  Laughing  • Lasting,” and will combine networking, retail workshops, creative sessions and funMore »

Furniture Row Inks Charitable Deal with NFL’s Tebow

Furniture Row Inks Charitable Deal with NFL’s Tebow

DENVER—Furniture Row Cos. has signed an agreement with Tim Tebow, quarterback with the NFL Denver Broncos and a Heisman Trophy winner, in a campaign to support orphanage services in this area. Under the terms of the agreement, Tebow will work with Denver Mattress, one of the retailers under the Furniture Row corporate umbrella, in theMore »

Ethan Allen Goes from Loss to Gain

Ethan Allen Goes from Loss to Gain

DANBURY, Conn.–Ethan Allen Interiors posted net income of $3.8 million in the third quarter, reversing a $13.6 million net loss from the third quarter of 2009. The furniture retailer/manufacturer reaped the benefit of a 21 percent pickup in third-quarter sales, which totaled $164.8 million and which included a 17.3 percent sales increase in its retailMore »