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Leggett & Platt Net Jumps 177 Percent in Second Quarter

Leggett & Platt Net Jumps 177 Percent in Second Quarter

CARTHAGE, Mo.—Second-quarter net income for Leggett & Platt totaled $52.7 million, up an impressive 177 percent over the second quarter of 2009. Healthy sales growth and expense controls produced the strong result. Leggett & Platt’s net sales rose 15 percent to $874.3 million, and selling, general and administrative expenses were flat compared with a yearMore »

Tufenkian to Open London Showroom

Tufenkian to Open London Showroom

NEW YORK—Tufenkian Artisan Carpets will open its flagship showroom for Europe this September, in London’s Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour. Scheduled to open on Sept.  25, one day before Decorex International begins, the showroom will be run by John Erkelens, the company’s European sales director. Located in Unit 315 in the Design Centre at ChelseaMore »

Pine Cone Hill to Offer Full Line on the Web

Pine Cone Hill to Offer Full Line on the Web

PITTSFIELD, Mass.—Pine Cone Hill has launched a direct-to-consumer effort for all of its products on its redesigned Web site, pineconehill.com. The products are organized into groups that complement one another, according to a company statement. The site now also has a “Get This Look” feature, which provides bed ensembles that can be purchased in theirMore »

Iman Home Debuts This Fall

Iman Home Debuts This Fall

NEW YORK–Fashion model and celebrity Iman has launched her first collection of home products, a fabric line for P/K Lifestyles, the P/Kaufmann division. The line will hit the over-the-counter retail market in September at Calico Corners and Calico Home stores. Iman started her fashion career as a model but now apparel, cosmetics and other productsMore »

Chicago Market Opens Today, Debuts Mobile Application

Chicago Market Opens Today, Debuts Mobile Application

CHICAGO–The Chicago Market: Living and Giving opens today with the introduction of a mobile application tool. The show runs through July 28. The tool will allow buyers and retailers to access the product locator for the show by using “smart” phone technology, according to a statement from MMPI. The product locator enables show attendees toMore »

Select Comfort Turns Loss into Profit in Second Quarter

Select Comfort Turns Loss into Profit in Second Quarter

MINNEAPOLIS–Select Comfort reported second-quarter net income of $6.2 million, rebounding from a $4 million loss in the second quarter of one year ago. According to a company statement, the turnaround came about due to the progress the manufacturer/retailer has made in both boosting total and same-stores sales, and in controlling costs and increasing productivity. TotalMore »

Tyus Joins Surya as Director of Marketing

Tyus Joins Surya as Director of Marketing

CALHOUN, Ga.–Stephanie Tyus has joined Surya as director of marketing, a new position. Reporting to Seth King, vice president, sales and marketing, Tyus will focus on building and extending the Surya brand, as well as creating and executing a marketing plan, which includes print, media, web, collateral and catalog development. Tyus has more than 18More »

Murray Feiss Names Cote Product Development Manager

Murray Feiss Names Cote Product Development Manager

BRONX, N.Y.–With more than 30 years of experience in the lighting industry, Barbara Cote has joined Murray Feiss as product development manager, reporting to Maria Scutaro, vice president of merchandising. Cote’s background includes positions in sales and merchandising and as a product specialist and showroom manager. At Murray Feiss, she will be responsible for developingMore »