Furniture

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 »

Gift + Home Schedules Winter Market Seminars

Gift + Home Schedules Winter Market Seminars

LAS VEGAS–Gift + Home at Las Vegas Market has scheduled the following seminars for the January trade show. On Monday, Jan. 24:•“First Look,” presenting an overview of new products at the market, by Monica Pedersen, co-host of HGTV’s “Dream Home Giveaway 2011,” and Julie Smith Vincenti, founder and president of Nine Muses Media, at 10More »

Ebner, May Named Regional Sales Directors for Mattress Firm

Ebner, May Named Regional Sales Directors for Mattress Firm

HOUSTON–Mattress Firm has promoted Scott Ebner and Tim May to the newly created positions of regional sales directors. Ebner has assumed this role for the Midwest region, including St. Louis, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. May’s territorial responsibility is the Atlantic region, overseeing the North Carolina communities of Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte, andMore »

Toray International America Launches Website for Ultrasuede

Toray International America Launches Website for Ultrasuede

NEW YORK–Toray International America, makers of the Ultrasuede brand of products for upholstery and other applications, launched its website with B2B support features for the brand’s diverse customer base, including upholstery manufacturers and interior designers. Among the site’s new features is the Ultrasuede B2B Center, where memo swatches may now be ordered to streamline theMore »

John Bassett Vaughan Receives AHFA Distinguished Service Award

John Bassett Vaughan Receives AHFA Distinguished Service Award

HIGH POINT, N.C.–John Basset Vaughan, chief executive officer of Vaughan Furniture Company, received the American Home Furnishings Alliance’s Distinguished Service Award during the group’s 2010 Annual Meeting at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz., last week. Vaughan, who also served as CEO of Webb Furniture Enterprises, was lauded as a “civic-minded industrialist.” HeMore »

Study Reveals “Significant Interest” in Green Home Furnishings

Study Reveals “Significant Interest” in Green Home Furnishings

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–A survey of 351 women homeowners across the United States found that they have “significant interest” in purchasing eco-friendly home furnishings. Released by the Sustainable Furnishings Council and sponsored by the World Market Center Las Vegas, the study also found that actual purchasing of these products remains at low levels due to lackMore »