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High Point Market Shows Upswing in New Buying Groups

High Point Market Shows Upswing in New Buying Groups

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The upbeat buzz from the recent High Point Market left exhibitors and buyers with the feeling that things may be turning around, according to the High Point Market Authority. The total attendance numbers from last month’s Market were 71,416, and there were good signs within those figures that accounted for the positive moodMore »

Finkle to Speak at HFPA Annual Meeting

Finkle to Speak at HFPA Annual Meeting

NEW YORK–Janine Finkle, vice president of market intelligence for Design Research Reports, will be the featured speaker at the annual membership meeting of the Home Fashion Products Association on Nov. 16. Finkle’s topic will be “Macro-Trends Affecting the Home Furnishings Market: Tracking Consumer Attitudes and Behavior.” She is a veteran analyst of markets in homeMore »

Furniture Brands Cuts Loss in Third Quarter

Furniture Brands Cuts Loss in Third Quarter

ST. LOUIS—Furniture Brands International reported a drastically reduced third-quarter loss of $2.1 million, down from the $23.5 million net loss from the 2009 third quarter. Improvements in the furniture manufacturer’s expense structure helped its bottom line in the quarter. Selling, general and administrative expenses were reduced by 21 percent, while interest expense dropped 23 percent.More »

Stanley Furniture Narrows Net Loss in Third Quarter

Stanley Furniture Narrows Net Loss in Third Quarter

STANLEYTOWN, Va.—Stanley Furniture reported a net loss for its third quarter of $4.9 million, compared to a net loss of $5.1 million for the third quarter of 2009. The company was able to reduce its loss through expense controls. Selling, general and administrative expenses were slimmed by 16.3 percent, while cost of sales were downMore »

Hamilton Beach Net Falls 19 Percent in Q3

Hamilton Beach Net Falls 19 Percent in Q3

CLEVELAND—Net income for Hamilton Beach finished the third quarter at $5.6 million, 19 percent down from the third quarter of 2009. The shortfall occurred in spite of a 12 percent pickup in net sales, which totaled $133.3 million for the quarter, which ended on Sept. 30. NACCO Industries, Hamilton Beach’s parent company, attributed the dropMore »

Cuisinart Sponsors Second Season of “Avec Eric”

Cuisinart Sponsors Second Season of “Avec Eric”

STAMFORD, Conn.—Cuisinart is continuing its sponsorship of the PBS series “Avec Eric,” which has begun its second season. Hosted by Eric Ripert, chef at Le Bernardin in New York City and judge on the Bravo network’s “Top Chef,” the show has three segments in each episode: a behind-the-scene look at Le Bernardin’s kitchen; food tastingMore »

AHFA Slates Third Annual Sustainability Summit

AHFA Slates Third Annual Sustainability Summit

HIGH POINT, N.C. –“Weaving Sustainability into the Corporate Fabric: Competing in the Global Marketplace,” is the theme for this year’s All-Industry Sustainability Summit slated for Dec. 1-2 at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park in Asheville, N.C. The Summit will bring together a cross section of decision makers and thought leaders from manufacturing, retail and supplierMore »