Furniture

Guy to Be Honored as “Design Icon” at Las Vegas Market

Guy to Be Honored as “Design Icon” at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS—Designer Christopher Guy will be recognized as a “Design Icon” by World Market Center Las Vegas during the January Las Vegas Market. When he receives the award, Guy will join a list of honorees that includes Juan Montoya, Vicente Wolf, Roger Thomas, Vladimir Kagan and Larry Laslo. Randy Wells, vice president of the LasMore »

High Point Market Authority, High Point University Partner

High Point Market Authority, High Point University Partner

HIGH POINT, N.C.–High Point University and The High Point Market Authority have teamed for a new program that will help connect students and home furnishings companies. The partnership, which will match students with companies that are looking for help during the High Point Market, will also match students with semester-long internships throughout the calendar year.More »

Jennifer Convertibles Loss Grows in Fourth Quarter

Jennifer Convertibles Loss Grows in Fourth Quarter

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Jennifer Convertibles, which has been under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since July, reported a net loss for its final fiscal quarter of the year of $6.3 million, compared to a fourth-quarter net loss of $5.3 million in its prior fiscal year. Net sales for the quarter, which ended on Aug. 28, rose nearly 12More »

Cohenour Leaves Hooker Furniture

Hooker Furniture

MARTINSVILLE, Va.—Bruce Cohenour has resigned as president of Hooker Furniture Casegoods, effective today. Cohenour joined the company in 2007 as senior vice president of national accounts after a 12-year career as a sales representative. In 2009, he was promoted to executive vice president of marketing, and became president of the casegoods unit earlier this year.More »

AP Industries Launches New Website

AP Industries Launches New Website

LAURIER-STATION, Quebec—AP Industries, the Canadian manufacturer of bedroom furniture, has created a new Website structure and design in an effort to increase the site’s efficiency and the company’s brand awareness. The new APIndustries.com is divided into three distinct consumer categories: adult, youth and baby, each then divided into lifestyle categories of traditional, transitional and contemporary.More »

La-Z-Boy Net Falls 34 Percent in Second Quarter

La-Z-Boy Net Falls 34 Percent in Second Quarter

MONROE, Mich.—Net income for La-Z-Boy dropped 34 percent in its fiscal second quarter, totaling $3.9 million. Declines in sales and gross margin were to blame for the bottom-line shortfall in the quarter, which ended on Oct. 23. Net sales slipped 2.6 percent to $293 million, due largely to a 3.4 percent drop in sales inMore »

Wall, Michelle Named to Sales and Marketing Posts at Sleep Studio

Wall, Michelle Named to Sales and Marketing Posts at Sleep Studio

NEW YORK–Sleep Studio has named Kelly Wall national sales manager and Charly Michelle marketing director, both new positions for the basic-bedding manufacturer. Wall oversees the company’s sales representatives and its efforts to further expand distribution of its line of sleep products, and reports to Chris Ann Ernst, vice president. Michelle is responsible for executive marketing,More »

Furnitureland South Manager Wins Biltmore Gift Basket

Furnitureland South Manager Wins Biltmore Gift Basket

N. CHARLESTON, S.C.–As part of the launch celebration for its new licensed collections with Biltmore, the largest privately owned residence in the U.S., casual indoor and outdoor furniture manufacturer Whitecraft presented a Biltmore products gift basket to Shelby Sari of Furnitureland South. The custom gift basket contained an array of Biltmore-licensed items including wine fromMore »