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Art Van Furniture Named America's 'Kids Retailer of the Year'

WARREN, Mich., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Art Van Furniture received top honors at the International Furniture Market in High Point, North Carolina for being America's "Kids Retailer of the Year." Youth furniture is a 4.6 billion dollar industry and Michigan's largest furniture retailer was recognized as an important leader in that category. The award, given by Legacy Classic Furniture, recognizes excellence in retailing for Kids and Teens furniture and accessories.

In presenting the award, Lee Boone, President of Legacy Classic Furniture, said, "Art Van's high standards of business practices have made a significant impact in the furniture industry today. Art Van Furniture is a role model for the retail world to envy and we are proud to be honoring this exceptional company." Legacy Classic Furniture, one of the largest youth furniture manufacturers, singled out Art Van for its passion and commitment to the field. Art Van Furniture carries 20 room groups at their stores and additional furniture may even be custom ordered.

"Our focus is to help create an environment where children can imagine, create and grow. With our extensive assortment of furniture and accessories, we can serve families from 'crib to college,'" said Melinda Lehman, Art Van Youth Buyer. "There are so many great new ways to make a child's room both fun and functional. Children today are much more involved in the decision making, and parents are happily surprised at the range of choices and the quality of products." "This is truly an honor" said Gary Van Elslander, President of Art Van Furniture, "To be recognized by one of market leaders in children's furniture and at the same time creating wonderful homes for the people of Michigan. " To preview the selection or locate a store near you, visit www.artvan.com.

About Art Van Furniture Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Art Van Furniture is Michigan's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer, operating 31 stores in 29 communities throughout Michigan, a full service e-commerce website, plus a new freestanding bedding store in Canton, Michigan, 'Art Van Pure Sleep.' The company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. For more information, visit artvan.com.

CONTACT:

Diane Charles, Director of Corporate Communications

Art Van Furniture

dcharles@artvan.com

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