Home Furnishings


  • Race to the bottom: Cotton vs polyester prices Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:15 AM ET

    By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE, April 7- Bulging cotton inventories in China and slumping oil markets have triggered a race to the bottom between cotton and polyester prices. Futures prices in China, both the world's largest producer and importer, are also down a third. That significantly reduced U.S. exports to China, and added supply to a global cotton market...

  • March 1- Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc, a retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, sold flooring with higher levels of formaldehyde than permitted under California's health and safety standards, according to television news program "60 Minutes." CBS's "60 Minutes" said it tested Lumber Liquidators' flooring in Virginia, Florida, Texas, Illinois and New...

  • March 1- Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc, a retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, sold flooring containing levels of formaldehyde that were higher than those permitted under California's health and safety standards, according to television news program "60 Minutes". CBS's "60 Minutes" said it tested Lumber Liquidators' flooring in Virginia, Florida,...

  • UK furniture retailer DFS to float in London Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 6- British furniture retailer DFS said on Friday it intended to float on the London Stock exchange and expected the offer to raise gross proceeds of 105 million pounds. DFS, which is owned by private equity firm Advent International, has a quarter share of Britain's 3 billion pound upholstered furniture market. It has 105 stores in the UK, Ireland and the...

  • *Deal gives Steinhoff exposure to African clothing market. JOHANNESBURG, Nov 25- South Africa's Steinhoff International will buy clothing retailer Pepkor in a $5.7 billion deal that gives the budget furniture firm exposure to Africa's fast-growing apparel market and strengthens its business in eastern Europe. The 62.8 billion rand cash and share deal will...

  • *Banks owed are FirstRand, Standard, Barclays, Investec. JOHANNESBURG, Nov 5- Four of South Africa's biggest banks are owed $53 million by Ellerine, the money-losing furniture firm that African Bank Investments cut funding to just before the lender collapsed, documents showed. The restructuring plan shows Ellerine owes 241 million rand to FirstRand, 150 million...

  • Flushed with ideas, toilets enter the 21st century Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:27 AM ET
    Various functions are available on the washlets that Toto Ltd. sells. The Japanese are seen as innovators in toilet technology.

    Bathroom breaks are getting a bit more luxurious as home appliance makers bring new features to the most basic of fixtures.

  • Sturdy sales return for US furniture makers Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Hardwood Artisans CEO Mark Gatterdam works in his manufacturing plant in Elwood, Va.

    Battered for years by offshore competition in Asia, U.S. furniture manufacturers are showing renewed signs of life.

  • Iconic brands that disappeared Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    "Work Hard. Fly Right" was the motto of Continental Airlines. However, as of Saturday morning, all Continental flights fly the friendly skies as United Airlines flights instead, per the companies' 2010 merger agreement.Even the most iconic brand can plunge into extinction, and when it does, it can be years before the buying public realizes that it's gone. Many people are still not aware that they can no longer fill it to the rim with Brim, or that the streets are no longer paved with bargains at

    Some brands make such an impression that the notion of them dissolving is unthinkable. Click ahead to see iconic brands that have vanished.

  • Save Me: Renovate this, not that   Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 7:45 AM ET
    Save Me: Renovate this, not that

    CNBC reporter Kelli Grant breaks down the value of home renovations, what's worth the cost and what can add more value to a home

  • Analysts favor Williams-Sonoma   Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 3:16 PM ET
    Analysts favor Williams-Sonoma

    CNBC's Seema Mody takes a look at the home furnishing sector. Mody says Citi favors Williams-Sonoma and expects them to benefit from favorable housing trends, better merchandise and competitive planning.

  • Switching to gas appliances could cut energy bills Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    Low natural gas prices could help cut the energy bills of consumers who ditch their electric appliances in favor of those that use gas. But savings may be slim for some.

  • Kitchen 'Jewelry' Boosts Profits: Williams-Sonoma CEO Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    A "strong holiday lineup" of new products propelled Williams-Sonoma to better-than-expected quarterly earnings, company CEO Laura Alber told CNBC.

  • IKEA’s Not Just for College Students: Exec Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    IKEA isn’t just for college students looking to furnish their dorm rooms on the cheap, Mike Ward IKEA USA president told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Monday.

  • Why Cramer Remains Bullish on Bed Bath & Beyond Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 6:27 PM ET
    A shopper leaves the Bed Bath & Beyond store in Ellisville, Mo.

    It might have a broken stock, but “Mad Money” host says it’s not a broken company.

  • Industries Hit Hardest by the Recession Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Most economists now agree that the worst part of the recession is over, and we’re officially in sluggish recovery mode. No one can say for sure when things will finally return to normal, but enough time has passed that an analysis of the data from the downturn’s lowest point is possible.For many industries, that point took place in 2009 and 2010. It was a brutal period for most businesses, and many struggled simply to tread water. But others were hit hard, and they offer a unique view into what

    Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.

  • Ethan Allen CEO on Earnings Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    See Cramer’s full interview with Farooq Kathwari.

  • Best Buy vs. Bed Bath & Beyond Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 6:27 PM ET

    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, discusses why BBBY stands apart from BBY in the wake of Brian Dunn’s resignation.

  • The "Mad Money" host compares both stocks in the "Battle of the Beds."

  • Looking for a Defensive Play? Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 6:47 PM ET

    Cramer wants you to consider this stock.