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Live6 provides patio furniture to small businesses on Livernois to stimulate local commerce

In response to the COVID-19 shutdown effects, my organization, the Live6 Alliance, created a pilot program called Livernois Outdoors to provide patio furniture to eateries and restaurants located on Livernois’ Avenue of Fashion to encourage visitorship to the corridor.  In 2019, the city of Detroit invested in a large streetscape redevelopment project, which slowed operations for a lot of businesses on the corridor. It was a long and extensive project spanning just south of Seven Mile to Eight Mile, removing the center median and expanding the sidewalks in front of the retail storefronts. During the construction period, many businesses struggled to keep their doors open and attract customers.  Patio furniture outside Good Cakes & Bakes at 19363 Livernois. And then in spring, just as b...
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Mass. furniture maker AIS to deliver 22,000 masks to poll workers – News – MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA

CEO Bruce Platzman said AIS expects to deliver more than 22,000 facemasks to city and town clerks for use by municipal employees, poll workers and volunteers. BOSTON — To ensure the safety of those working at polling places on Election Day, a Leominster furniture manufacturer plans to donate enough high quality facemasks to protect every poll worker who needs one in Massachusetts on Nov. 3.AIS plans said it's working with state and local officials to make sure masks are delivered ahead of Election Day. Already, more than 235 city and town clerks have requested mask donations from AIS, with some asking for as few as 10 and others seeking as many as 1,500 masks."AIS's generous donation of masks to each community who chooses to participate ensures that poll workers, volunteers and ...
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KeyCorp Research Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (NYSE:HVT)

Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (NYSE:HVT) – Research analysts at KeyCorp increased their FY2020 EPS estimates for shares of Haverty Furniture Companies in a research note issued on Wednesday, October 7th. KeyCorp analyst B. Thomas now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.96 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $0.90. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Haverty Furniture Companies’ Q4 2020 earnings at $0.80 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $1.20 EPS. Several other research firms also recently issued reports on HVT. ValuEngine raised Haverty Furniture Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 6th. TheStreet raised shares of Haverty Furniture Companies from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in...
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The patio furniture seat cushion mystery | Columns

My wife’s timing is impeccable, unless, of course, we’re going somewhere I want to go. Then, it’s sometimes peccable.Recently, I was in the midst of watching a Georgia football game when she had the audacity to phone me.Somebody better be seriously injured, I muttered.“Len, there’s this patio furniture that’s on sale, and ...”At that point, I zoned out. Minutes later, the phone still held to my ear, I noticed she had never stopped talking, “... you know, I don’t know if we’ll get the opportunity for this type of deal again, and — ”“Yeah, yeah, yeah, go ahead and buy it,” I said as the Dogs sputtered offensively against Arkansas (first half). She hung up quickly and happily.Normally, I would inquire about such things as, oh, I don’t know, the price. But she ...
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Market officials working to make sure people are safe during High Point Furniture Market

HIGH POINT, N.C. — In just a few days, downtown High Point will be bustling with activity. The fall furniture market will happen despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  The spring market was canceled, but the city of High Point depends on these events.  FOX8 got a sneak peek at all the changes going on to make this multi-million-dollar event safe for the community and its guests. With occupancy limits, masks and temperature checks, there’s no doubt that the High Point Furniture Market will be different this year. “We’re about 50% down in terms of the number of employees. We’re at about 70% of the number of exhibitors we normally have,” said Tom Conley, the President and CEO of the High Point Market Authority.  One of the companies still in the mix is Ohio-based Norwalk Fur...
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Ori robotic furniture offers new sofa edition of Cloud Bed

The sofa edition of Ori’s Cloud Bed is shown here in both the descended bed position and the ascended living room position. BOSTON – Ori, the robotic furniture system that moves to save space, has launched a sofa edition of its Cloud Bed that’s now available throughout North America. “The launch of the sofa edition comes at a time when people are spending more time in cramped apartments, and multifamily property owners are looking for ways to optimize and improve the utility, usability and flexibility of each square foot,” said Hasier Larrea, founder and CEO of Ori. “Adding the Cloud Bed to our Ori colle...
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Charter Furniture Announces Expansion | Hospitality Design

Will Speros • October 8, 2020 The Byron Lounge and Franklin Chair; photography courtesy of Charter Furniture Jacksonville, Florida-based manufacturer and hospitality resource Charter Furniture has expanded its footprint on the East Coast. The 31-year-old company, now owned by Brown Jordan Inc., recently opened a new 260,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Siler City, North Carolina. The new space joins existing outposts in Irwindale, C...
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Turkey’s furniture, paper, forestry exports hit $3.5B

ISTANBUL Turkey exported furniture, paper, and forestry products worth $3.5 billion in the first eight months of this year, an industry group said on Tuesday. At $2.1 billion, furniture products accounted for the lion’s share of the exports, according to the Istanbul Furniture, Paper and Forestry Products Exporters’ Association. Germany, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Libya were the leading importers of Turkish products from January to August, the group said in a statement. Turkey’s furniture exports to the US rose by 6% in the same period on a yearly basis, it added. Furniture exports have been on the rise since June, following a consistent decline over the first five months of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Turkey is the 13th largest furniture manufacturer...
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Bank of New York Mellon Corp Reduces Stake in Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:BSET)

Bank of New York Mellon Corp lessened its stake in shares of Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:BSET) by 22.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 72,144 shares of the company’s stock after selling 20,926 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned 0.72% of Bassett Furniture Industries worth $530,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in Bassett Furniture Industries during the 1st quarter worth approximately $57,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board purchased a n...
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Furniture showroom launches in downtown Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — In an era when many businesses are closing their doors, Lisa Faitell is doing the opposite. On August 1, the award-winning interior designer opened Faitell Attractions, a design showroom and curated furniture consignment store on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara.  Aware of the economic challenges wrought by the pandemic, Faitell sensed an opportunity. "Most of my friends and people in the community that know me said, 'oh my gosh, you're so brave!' I interpreted that as: 'You must be crazy!'” Faitell said. "But I realized very quickly that people are spending all this extra time in their homes, looking at their walls and interiors and wanting to make improvements. They're spending money on their homes because they're not spending it on oth...
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Furniture Mission of the Red River Valley helps people in crisis ‘start their life over again’

But few of them can also help make a few rooms become a home. Furniture Mission of the Red River Valley is filling that void. The nonprofit organization has been collecting gently used furniture - chairs, couches, tables, chairs, clean mattresses, lamps and quilts - since spring and has helped more than 50 families from its warehouse at 1301 39th St. N.W. “There is a huge need in the community for people having furniture when they come out of crisis. They might be coming out of homelessness. They might be coming out of incarceration. They might be coming out of an abusive situation that they are fleeing. Or they might have a flood, or a tornado or a fire,” Stephanie Manesis, the group’...
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Store featuring refurbished furniture, local art opens in downtown Ottawa

Ottawa native Stacy Andreatta has spent much of her life bringing a new look to antique and vintage furnishings."I was taught to reupholster furniture in the early 90's by Beth Stohr at Interiors Unlimited, here in Ottawa; it was my first real job," Andreatta said. Andreatta owned a T-Shirt Printing Shop in Utica for a number of years, and in the last four years has been back to upholstering furniture with her good friend, Leslie Stohr, at Time To Recover in Ottawa before deciding to start her own business again. "I love to take an old piece of furniture that looks done for and give it a fresh, new look," Andreatta said. "The reason I decided to start this business was that I have been painting and reupholstering furniture pieces from home that I would find at garage sales and other places...
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DFS Furniture (LON:DFS) Stock Price Passes Above Fifty Day Moving Average of $162.96

DFS Furniture PLC (LON:DFS)’s stock price crossed above its 50 day moving average during trading on Thursday . The stock has a 50 day moving average of $162.96 and traded as high as $168.20. DFS Furniture shares last traded at $166.00, with a volume of 134,745 shares traded. Several equities research analysts have recently commented on DFS shares. Jefferies Financial Group decreased their target price on shares of DFS Furniture from GBX 250 ($3.27) to GBX 210 ($2.74) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 16th. Berenberg Bank upped their price objective on shares of DFS Furniture from GBX 175 ($2.29) to GBX 210 ($2.74) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 15th. Finally, Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “b...
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Smart Furniture Market to Eyewitness Huge Growth by 2020-2026

Edison, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2020 -- The Latest research study released by HTF MI "Global (United States, European Union and China) Smart Furniture Market" with 100+ pages of analysis on business Strategy taken up by key and emerging industry players and delivers know how of the current market development, landscape, technologies, drivers, opportunities, market viewpoint and status. Understanding the segments helps in identifying the importance of different factors that aid the market growth. Some of the Major Companies covered in this Research are Ikea Group, Modoola Ltd., Fonesalesman, Carlo Ratti, Herman Miller, Inc., Tabula Sense, Milano Smart Living, Seebo Interactive Ltd, Kamarq Holdings & Ori Systems etc.Click here for free sample + related graphs of the report @: https:...
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High demand and long waits for furniture | Business

FORTY FORT — While the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on some businesses, it has led to a booming sales for Kurlancheek Home Furnishings in Forty Fort.Owner Ronne Kurlancheek said she has been inundated with furniture orders since she reopened her business in June.The increase in furniture sales is a trend playing out throughout the country as people have been spending more time at home and buying new things to improve it.“People have been home and they couldn’t spend money on vacation and they couldn’t get concert tickets,” Kurlancheek said “When they were allowed to come back, they said they’re going to invest in some furniture that they really like.”As a result of the high demand and a backlog throughout the country, that has led to delays and lon...
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Easy Furniture Web Tip 298: Unplug and Replug All Your Devices Weekly

This tip is for home computer devices. It might work in the office, but I would check with your tech person first. I work from home. Even before Covid, I worked from home. Every two or three months, my computer Internet would go down. Of course, it always happened when I was in the midst of a client’s web project. Usually, getting the Internet back up involved calling my provider. About a year ago, the helpdesk person told me to unplug and plug in my modem every month. Weekly would be even better. If I did that, he explained, it would keep glitchy thingys out of my computer. Okay, those are my words for whatever it was he said. Since then, I have faithfully made unpl...
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Modern designers can make furniture that is almost unrecognizable | Ag News

A table has three or four or more legs and a flat top. But some modern designers can make furniture that is almost unrecognizable but still serve the same purpose. Cottone Auctions had a recent sale featuring a collection of modern furniture, including pieces by Gianfranco Frattini (1926-2004). He is best known as an Italian architect, but he designed unusual furniture for Cassina and modern lamps for many companies. He is considered an important member of the Italian design movement of the late 1950s and ‘60s. The strange table pictured here is really a nest of four tables designed by Frattini in the 1960s. The group is fitted together like a jigsaw puzzle. The four tables vary in height up to 15 inches. The hammer price for the set was $1,416. The tables ...
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Welsh Furniture Manufacturer Acquires Unit at Parc Busnes Edwards

Fortune Woods UK Ltd has acquired a 40,285 sq ft unit at Parc Busnes Edwards in Llantrisant. Fortune Woods is a Welsh furniture manufacturer supplying 200 independent retailers across the UK with a range of solid oak and hardwood furniture made using traditional cabinet making techniques. Tim Lawley of Cooke & Arkwright said, “We are very pleased to have secured this high quality letting to Fortune Woods, which has upsized from its former premises in Llantrisant. The flexibility on site also offers the potential for any further expansion.” Craig McGowan, Managing Director of Fortune Woods said, “We found the new premises at Edwards a better fit for our business as there were integrated offices and a larger trade showroom. It also provides easier access for the articulated trucks and...
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Healthcare Furniture Market (COVID19- UPDATED) Tremendous

Healthcare Furniture MarketGlobal Healthcare Furniture Market Growth 2019-2024, Covid 19 Outbreak Impact research report added by Report Ocean, is an in-depth analysis of market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional and country breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market. It traces the market’s historic and forecast market growth by geography. It places the market within the context of the wider Healthcare Furniture market, and compares it with other markets., market definition, regional market opportunity, sales and revenue by region, manufacturing cost analysis, Industrial Chain, market effect factors analysis, Healthcare Furniture market size forecast, market data & Graphs and Statistics, ...
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Loves Furniture & Mattresses Announces Grand Opening of Pittsburgh, McMurray Locations

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Loves Furniture & Mattresses, a new home furnishings retailer, announced today the grand opening of their new Pittsburgh and McMurray locations with more stores to open in the coming weeks, including in Mt. Pleasant. The stores will feature an array of home furnishings, including mattresses, sofas, loveseats, dining furniture and more. Loves CEO Matt Damiani made the announcement at an opening ceremony today. "We created Loves because we think everyone deserves to love where they live," said Damiani. "We saw a better way to build a furniture buying experience – one that is personalized and designed to encourage exploration, imagination and discovery of the perfect pieces to help create memories at home that last." The stores will carry an in...