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Slim Profits as Bassett Furniture Sales Rise 20%

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/03/2013 3:31PM

Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:BSET) sales rose 20% third quarter, to $77.2 million, but net income was slim. Bassett $3 million retail computerization project hits rough spots. Domestic production rises.


8,000 Pounds of Pine Wood: Guinness Record Picnic Table

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/01/2013 12:08AM

A 320-foot long pine wood picnic table set the Guinness World Record. Built to honor the Hellman's Mayonnaise centennial, it is longer than a football field and weighs more than 8,000 lbs., and beat Safeway's 2011


Azure Furniture Reschedules Denver Pop-up Event

Posted: 09/26/2013 9:34AM

Azure Furniture's Corbin Clay a pop-up store event in Denver, postponed due to the massive storms, has been rescheduled to Sept. 28 and 29. He will make pine beetle kill lumber into furniture live, using his Festool Domino XL, and selling to the public.


WOOD 100 Strategies for Success 2013: Marketing Initiatives

By Karen Koenig Posted: 09/08/2013 9:24PM

Innovative woodworkers know how to keep things cooking in business — and their company’s name in the forefront of consumer minds Using social media, branding, networking or by word of mouth, these WOOD 100 firms are experts at promoting their sustainability, quality and/or range of products.




WOOD 100 Strategies for Success 2013: Go-to-Market Strategies

By Karen Koenig Posted: 09/08/2013 9:09PM

Savvy marketers are finding new and innovative ways to differentiate their company’s wooden products from competitors’ while piquing public interest in the marketplace.


Hooker Furniture Sales Up 10 Percent as Retail Prices Rise

Posted: 09/04/2013 5:04PM

Hooker Furniture sales rose 10% to $55.3 million in the second quarter. Net income is up more than 50% for the first six months, as sales rose to $111.6 million. A $3.8 million ERP investment takes hold; online and senior contract sales investment.


CustomMade Launches Wood Projects Payment Platform

By Bill Esler Posted: 09/02/2013 4:35PM

CustomMade, known for its custom wood products online marketplace, launched a buying platform that allows down payments and payment-on-completion - features not available through PayPal. It wil also venture into securing commercial contract work.


California Closets CEO Bill Barton Talks Marketing

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/01/2013 9:53AM

California Closets CEO Bill Barton talks about the impact marketing agency iSearchMedia has had on the home storage franchise business lead generation.


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