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, the … More »
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 »
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 and … More »
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 fun … More »
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 the … More »
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 retail … More »
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Next month’s International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) will feature both exhibitors from past shows and newcomers in the home-furnishings industry. Among the exhibitors in the home area are Electrolux Professional, Standard Textile and Tempur-Pedic—all of which will return to the show after a brief absence, according to GLM, owner and manager … More »
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.