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Theodore Alexander Moving to Expanded High Point Showroom

Theodore Alexander Moving to Expanded High Point Showroom

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Luxury home furnishings brand Theodore Alexander is moving its High Point showroom to an expanded space at 229 West Russell Street, part of a larger effort to strengthen the wood and upholstery producer’s global positioning as a leading luxury brand. The new showroom location, which currently houses Theodore Alexander’s U.S. office, will featureMore »

WithIt Launches Women to Watch

WithIt Launches Women to Watch

GREENSBORO, N.C.–WithIt is honoring female professionals in home, furnishings and related industries in a new recognition campaign that launches today at WithIt’s Facebook fan page, http://www.facebook.com/WithItWomen?ref=sgm, Women to Watch will acknowledge 39 outstanding professionals who have made noteworthy contributions to their industries and communities. A single recipient will be announced each business day between today andMore »

City Furniture Opens Green Superstore

City Furniture Opens Green Superstore

City Furniture has opened a furniture superstore here that the chain said is South Florida’s first full-line furniture store pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 93,680-square-foot structure features both City Furniture and Ashley Furniture HomeStore showrooms. “This opening is truly about sustainability—both economic and environmental,”More »

In Frankfurt, Exhibitors Relish The World Stage

In Frankfurt, Exhibitors Relish The World Stage

By Allison Zisko Ambiente’s global reach, the window it provides into other cultures and cuisines, and its reputation as a trend incubator have cemented its position as one of the most important international shows for tabletop and housewares executives. The trade fair, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany Feb. 11-15, has grown as an internationalMore »

Bug Mania

Bug Mania

By David Gill Bed bugs have become a major health crisis in some American cities, and not surprisingly consumers are looking for solutions. Infestations have been reported in various media, in marquee locations such as the Empire State Building, and unexpected places such as the Cincinnati Public Library. Aside from the nation’s bedrooms, they haveMore »

Outdoor Lifestyle

Outdoor Lifestyle

Consumers are focusing on their outdoor spaces with the same attention that they have been giving to their indoor rooms. Indeed, with many new decor products available specifically for the outdoors—or, in some cases, intended for either indoors or outdoors—the outdoor “room” has become just as important in terms of decor as the living room,More »

Stone to Retire from Lowe’s

Stone to Retire from Lowe’s

MOORESVILLE, N.C.–Larry D. Stone, president and chief operating officer of Lowe’s, will retire on June 2. In his more than four-decade career with the home-improvement retailer, Stone served in a variety of executive posts in store operations, merchandising and store environment. A Lowe’s statement said the company will not fill his positions after his retirement.More »