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  • Hass joins Ollie's

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    Brian Hass, vice president of merchandising for Furniture First has left the buying group to join publicly held Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in the merchandising department here. More

  • Letter to CPSC asks for recall of Ikea dresser


    Several safety groups have urged the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall an Ikea bedroom dresser that has been associated with three child deaths since last year. More

  • MicroD upgrades OmniVue to meet ADA requirements

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    MicroD, a provider of integrated Web-based merchandising and e-commerce technology for the home furnishings industry, has upgraded its OmniVue platform to help customers comply with requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act. More

  • Furniture First elects board members


    Furniture First Buying Group elected Beckey Waldrop and Pat Callan to its board to replace outgoing board members during its general membership and annual meeting during the High Point Market. More

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Total retail sales for chat groups reached an estimated $1.09 billion in 2015, according to the 2015 Casual Living Universe Study. That’s a 6.4% increase over 2014’s sales of $1.02 billion. Read the full report.