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Four Home Furnishings Students to Receive Scholarships

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HIGH POINT, N.C.-Four new students have been selected to receive the Celia Moh Scholarship, granted to students bound for a career in home furnishings, for the 2014-2015 academic year. This year’s recipients are Emily Hardin, a senior interior design student at Mississippi State University; Samuel Patterson, a junior in the industrial design program at NorthMore »

Paula Deen Gets Backing from Najafi Media

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SAVANNAH, Ga.–Paula Deen is planning a comeback with a new enterprise—Paula Deen Ventures—with financial backing from Najafi Media, an affiliate of Phoenix-based private investment firm Najafi Companies. Najafi Media is a $2 billion content and consumer distribution company. Najafi Companies has also invested in such organizations as SkyMall and the Phoenix Suns. Paula Deen VenturesMore »

Paula Deen Gets Backing from Najafi Media

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SAVANNAH, Ga.–Paula Deen is planning a comeback with a new enterprise—Paula Deen Ventures—with financial backing from Najafi Media, an affiliate of Phoenix-based private investment firm Najafi Companies. Najafi Media is a $2 billion content and consumer distribution company. Najafi Companies has also invested in such organizations as SkyMall and the Phoenix Suns. Paula Deen VenturesMore »

Universal Furniture to Continue Paula Deen Collections

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HIGH POINT, N.C.–Universal Furniture has sent a letter to retailers stating that the company will “move forward with the Paula Deen brand and will continue to market her collections as the Paula Deen Home Collection.” The company cited several factors that contributed to its decision: “Our belief that Paula is not the person portrayed byMore »

Paula Deen Partners Weighing How to Proceed

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NEW YORK–Home furnishings manufacturers with licensed Paula Deen products are taking a wait-and-see approach regarding their partnership with the celebrity chef, who has come under fire for racist remarks she publicly admitted making. Meyer Corporation, which makes Paula Deen-branded cookware, bakeware and tabletop; Universal Furniture, which manufactures the Paula Deen Home collection; and Sleep Innovations,More »