June 30, 2015

Ikea is expanding in the Midwest.

June 29, 2015

At least one retailer is bucking the current smaller store trend by opening its biggest location to date.

June 25, 2015

Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. missed Wall Street expectations for profit and same-store sales during a not-so-comfy first quarter of 2015.

June 24, 2015

Leon’s Furniture has launched a newly upgraded e-commerce site featuring a fully responsive design, using technology and development services from Blueport Commerce.

June 24, 2015

Home furnishings giant Ikea is increasing the minimum wage it pays to U.S. employees in stores and some distribution centers for the second straight year.

June 23, 2015

Furniture retailer Room & Board has aligned its online and in-store customer experience with Salesforce Marketing Cloud’s predictive digital marketing capabilities.

June 19, 2015

The Home Depot is focused on making goods flow more smoothly.

June 18, 2015

A former executive from Wal-Mart Stores has joined up with a real estate executive to expand New York City-based luxury home décor retailer Gracious Home.

June 17, 2015

There was good news in Pier 1 Imports’ first quarter performance, including a 2% increase in same-store sales.

June 15, 2015

The executive shakeup continues at Lumber Liquidators as the company integrates the leadership of its merchandising and marketing departments. 

June 12, 2015

The luxury home furnishings retailer is introducing a new store concept called RH Modern this fall. 

June 9, 2015

RH, Restoration Hardware, will announce plans for the launch of a new business on Thursday, June 11, after market close.

June 8, 2015

Rising rents are causing another national chain to exit a high-profile location in Manhattan. Home-furnishings retailer Crate & Barrel will close its flagship on Madison Avenue (at 59th Street) on Aug. 2, after negotiating an early exit from its lease, according to the Wall Street Journal.

June 5, 2015

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. reported falling profits and sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

June 4, 2015

For the third year in a row, Amazon claims the top spot in Reputation Institute’s annual survey of America’s top 50 most reputable companies in the retail industry.

June 4, 2015

Top management continues to leave Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. in the wake of accusations the retailer sold Chinese hardwood laminate products that had illegal levels of formaldehyde. Ray Cotton, chief compliance officer of Lumber Liquidators, has resigned from the company.

June 4, 2015

Summertime, and the living (and shopping) is easy. Williams-Sonoma Inc. is adhering to this summer ethic by partnering with Visa to launch a co-marketing campaign and four-part video series called “Time to Savor Summer.”

May 29, 2015

Online home furnishings and décor retailer Wayfair announced that Jeremy Delinsky has joined the company’s leadership team as chief technology officer.

May 27, 2015

The Home Depot Inc. will host its third annual Hurricane Preparedness Workshops on May 30.

May 21, 2015

Ashley Furniture Industries announced that it is establishing, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ashcomm LLC, its U.S. e-commerce headquarters in Ybor City.

May 21, 2015

Ikea plans to open a 397,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Mississauga Ontario in October.

May 21, 2015

Kirkland’s Inc. topped Wall Street predictions for earnings and sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

May 21, 2015

Williams-Sonoma Inc. exceeded Wall Street expectations with earnings and sales in the fiscal 2015 first quarter.

May 20, 2015

Ikea has submitted plans to the city of Joliet, IL for a second distribution center – to accompany the center previously announced and planned to open in summer 2017.