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  • Home Meridian drives Hooker’s Q2 sales jump

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Full-line furniture vendor Hooker Furniture reported consolidated net sales of $136.2 million and net income of $5.3 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, for its fiscal 2017 second quarter ended July 31. Earnings per diluted share increased nearly 28% from 36 cents in the comparable prior year quarter. More

  • Sales down $63M for Sears Hometown and Outlet Q2

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores recorded net sales in the second quarter of 2016, ended July 30, decreased $63.2 million to $556.4 million from the second quarter of 2015, driven primarily by the impact of closed stores (net of new store openings) and a 4.9% decrease in comparable store sales. More

  • A wake up call from Hanjin

    In this week’s pages, and moving forward, you’ll read in print and online at Furniture/Today about the near-desperate situation among ocean carriers moving the containers upon which furniture vendors and self-sourcing retailers depend. More

  • Millennials interested in beds online but have short buying process

    Millennials are more interested in buying mattresses online than in most other home furnishings products, Furniture/Today research reveals. And they are doing their mattress research in just one week. Yes, that’s a short window. More on that in a moment. More