Kimball International Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

JASPER, Ind., March 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBAL) today announced the Company has appointed Valerie R. Love as an independent member of its Board of Directors, effective April 1, 2021. Ms. Love will also serve … Read more

Furniture retailer Bob Berman dies at 65

ORCHARD LAKE, Mich. — Robert “Bob” Berman, principal of Furniture Factory Liquidators in Livonia, Mich., died March 26. He was 65.

Berman was the son of Jimmy and Bernice Berman. He graduated from West Bloomfield High School in 1973 and … Read more

Former workers sue Flexsteel, claim denied severance pay

A group of former Flexsteel Industries employees is suing the company, alleging it used the pandemic to collect millions in federal aid while newly installed executives enriched themselves and denied severance pay to hundreds of laid-off, long-term workers.

The six

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Herman Miller opens new multistory location in Chicago

CHICAGO — Home furnishings design company Herman Miller has opened a new five-story standalone location in Chicago’s Fulton Market that brings its family of eight brands together under one roof in a new retail, showroom and exhibition space.… Read more

Furniture sales still down at La-Z-Boy, but recovery is likely

Residential furniture giant La-Z-Boy reported third-quarter sales of $470.1 million, a 1.2 percent decline over the same period last year. The company’s net income for the quarter fell to $29.2 million from $34.5 million.

The company’s wholesale segment decreased to

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Haworth announces year-end results, new strategic partnership

HOLLAND — Year-end results and a new partnership have been announced at Holland-based Haworth.

In early March, a joint statement announced a strategic partnership between Haworth, the world’s third-largest office furniture supplier and a major Holland employer, and … Read more

Rise of the home office usher boom time for UK furniture sales

Pent up demand and a more permanent shift in working habits following COVID-19 is due to drive the home office market in 2021, despite a decline in demand last year.

According to AMA Research, COVID-19 has had a serious impact … Read more

Sir Philip Green’s office furniture up for sale as administrators flog Arcadia assets after collapse

Administrators have begun flogging Arcadia’s assets, including sewing machines and Sir Philip Green’s office furniture, following the collapse of his retail empire.

Deloitte has appointed Hilco Global to sell the former Topshop owner’s London headquarters in a dramatic fall from … Read more

Product diversification helped Haworth soften nearly 20 percent sales decline in 2020

HOLLAND — While furniture maker Haworth Inc. absorbed an expected hit to sales in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company cited its diversification as a way of easing the blow.

The Holland-based privately held and family-owned company recently

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Mid-City Office Furniture’s president talks pandemic survival strategy

You could call it consultative selling without the selling.

Mid-City Office Furniture spent most of 2020 fielding an abundant number of inquiries about office equipment, but much of those had to do with shrinking office space, installing protective equipment or … Read more