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Belk Spring Sale to Help Charities and Schools

Belk Spring Sale to Help Charities and Schools

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Belk Inc. is planning to hold a charity sale on May 1, which will benefit local charities, schools and non-profit organizations throughout the department-store retailer’s 16-state market. The sale is scheduled to take place from 6 to 10 a.m. In exchange for a $5 donation, shoppers will receive tickets admitting them to the saleMore »

Western Furniture Opens Dubai Flagship With Lexington Gallery

Western Furniture Opens Dubai Flagship With Lexington Gallery

DUBAI, U.A.R.–Western Furniture opened its flagship store here earlier this month with a gala ceremony attended by more than 400 people. A highlight of the new store is a Lexington Home Brands gallery representing the largest presentation of the brand in the region. “Dubai is a dynamic and vibrant international destination,” said Phil Haney, presidentMore »

Takashimaya New York to Close

Takashimaya New York to Close

NEW YORK–Takashimaya is closing its New York store in June. The store, located on Fifth Avenue, will close its doors in June, according to a statement on the company’s Web site. Online shopping, the statement said, will close on April 2. The upscale shop opened in 1993. Also, Takashimaya said yesterday that it has cancelledMore »

Laura Ashley Honors Licensees

Laura Ashley Honors Licensees

FORT MILL, S.C.–Laura Ashley Inc. has honored five of its licensees for outstanding performance over the past year. The Bon Ton was named Licensee of the Year by the famed home and fashion brand. The department store is the exclusive licensee for several apparel categories and also carries Ashley soft home products. Other honorees were:More »

Leon & Lulu Turns Four; to Host Gilda’s Club Benefit on Sunday

Leon & Lulu Turns Four; to Host Gilda’s Club Benefit on Sunday

CLAWSON, Mich.–Home furnishings and accessories store and ARTS award winner Leon & Lulu is celebrating its fourth year in business with a benefit for Gilda’s Club of Metro Detroit this Sunday, March 28, between noon and 4 p.m. Ten percent of Sunday’s sales will go to the non-profit organization, and the event will include flyingMore »

Best Buy Net Jumps 37 Percent in Fourth Quarter

Best Buy Net Jumps 37 Percent in Fourth Quarter

MINNEAPOLIS–Net income for Best Buy totaled $779 million in the fourth quarter, a whopping 37 percent ahead of the fourth quarter in its last fiscal year. According to a company statement, the consumer-electronics chain accomplished this partly on a net sales increase of 12.4 percent, to $16.6 billion—a pickup that included a 7 percent riseMore »

Comfort Solutions, IBC Sign Leases for IHFC Space

Comfort Solutions, IBC Sign Leases for IHFC Space

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Mattress manufacturers Comfort Solutions and International Bedding Corp. (IBC) have signed long-term leases for showroom spaces at the International Home Furnishings Center here. Comfort Solutions has signed for and expanded space M540, the same showroom the company occupied in its return to the High Point Market last October after an absence of aMore »

ARTS Awards Call for Nominations

ARTS Awards Call for Nominations

DALLAS–The call for nominations for the 22nd annual ARTS awards has begun, announced the Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team. Presented every January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, the ARTS awards recognize top manufacturers, retailers, product designers and sales representatives in the home furnishings and decorative accessories industries. The awardsMore »