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  • November 14, 2019
    Norway gives NOK 20.4 million to reinforce poorer countries’...
    The government of Norway is contributing NOK 20.4 million (just over CHF 2 million) over a period of three...
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  • November 13, 2019
    DDG Wolff: “There is a proven correlation between...
    In a speech delivered to the 2019 Paris Peace Forum on 13 November, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said...
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  • November 8, 2019
    SPS Committee addresses new trade concerns, hears update on...
    WTO members discussed a number of new trade concerns at the meeting of the Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary...
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  • November 8, 2019
    WTO members consider EU-Japan, Turkey-Singapore trade agreements
    The European Union and Japan presented WTO members with the details of their new Economic Partnership Agreement, which entered...
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  • November 8, 2019
    New chair highlights importance of concluding fisheries subsidies negotiations
    The Negotiating Group on Rules elected on 8 November its new chair, Ambassador Santiago Wills (Colombia), who will lead...
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  • November 7, 2019
    Deadline for registering for Trade Policy Review Conference extended...
    The deadline for registering for a conference at the WTO to mark the 30th anniversary of the WTO’s Trade...
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  • November 6, 2019
    WTO members continue efforts to facilitate LDCs’ exports
    At a meeting of the Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) on 6 November 2019, WTO members focused on measures...
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  • November 5, 2019
    Luncheon on investment facilitation for development
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  • November 5, 2019
    China International Import Expo opening ceremony
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  • November 5, 2019
    Azevêdo urges ministers to step up work on the...
    Speaking at an informal meeting of trade ministers in Shanghai on 5 November, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo called for WTO...
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  • November 5, 2019
    DG Azevêdo and President Xi participate in opening ceremony...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo joined Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders at the opening ceremony of the second...
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  • November 5, 2019
    Registration opens for public hearing in “Canada — Measures...
    At the request of the parties in the dispute “Canada — Measures Governing the Sale of Wine” (DS537), the...
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  • November 5, 2019
    WTO prepares for new Aid for Trade work programme,...
    On 5 November 2019, WTO members started the process of developing a new Aid for Trade work programme for...
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  • November 1, 2019
    Arbitrator issues decision in US-China anti-dumping dispute
    On 1 November, a WTO arbitrator issued its decision on the level of countermeasures China may request with respect...
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  • October 31, 2019
    Agriculture Committee adopts report on implementation of Bali decision...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture on 30-31 October, WTO members adopted a report on the operation...
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  • October 31, 2019
    WTO-WHO-WIPO Symposium looks at challenges and opportunities of cutting-edge...
    Participants at a technical symposium held at the WTO on 31 October addressed the importance of cutting-edge health technologies...
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  • October 31, 2019
    Technical Symposium (WHO, WIPO and WTO): Cutting-edge health technologies...
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  • October 31, 2019
    WTO issues panel report regarding Indian export promotion measures
    On 31 October the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by the United States in “India...
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  • October 30, 2019
    Estonia gives EUR 20,000 to help poorer countries improve...
    The government of Estonia is contributing EUR 20,000 (CHF 22,000) in 2019 to help developing countries and least-developed countries...
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  • October 29, 2019
    DG Azevêdo and Kazakh Trade Minister Sultanov sign 12th...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo met on 29 October with Bakhyt Sultanov, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Trade and Integration, who was recently...
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  • October 29, 2019
    DG Azevêdo highlights importance of sanitary and phytosanitary measures...
    Addressing the 15th edition of the WTO’s Advanced Course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) on 29 October, Director-General...
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  • October 29, 2019
    Advanced Course on the WTO’s SPS Agreement
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  • October 29, 2019
    DG Azevêdo: Enhanced participation of LDCs in services trade...
    On 29 October 2019, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo addressed a Dedicated Session of the Council for Trade in Services to...
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  • October 29, 2019
    EIF launches analyses on 4th Industrial Revolution, climate change...
    The Trade for Development News platform of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is launching a new series of articles...
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  • October 29, 2019
    DG Azevêdo: Voices of business community can help rebuild...
    Speaking at the launch of the Association of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce on 29 October 2019 at the WTO,...
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  • October 28, 2019
    Panels established to rule on Indian, Moroccan duty measures
    WTO members agreed at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 October to a request from...
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  • October 28, 2019
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • October 25, 2019
    DG Azevêdo: Regional and multilateral efforts are key to...
    Meeting with ministers and senior officials in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 25 October 2019, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo discussed...
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  • October 24, 2019
    GCC launches safeguard investigation on certain steel products
    On 24 October 2019, the Sultanate of Oman as President of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of...
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  • October 23, 2019
    Norway gives NOK 12 million to help poorer countries...
    The government of Norway is contributing NOK 12 million (approximately CHF 1.3 million) in 2019 to help developing countries...
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  • October 23, 2019
    China submits revised offer for joining government procurement pact
    At an informal meeting of the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) Committee on 23 October 2019, China introduced to...
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  • October 22, 2019
    Trade Policy Review: Peru
    The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Peru takes place on 22 and 24 October 2019....
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  • October 21, 2019
    DDG Wolff: I am fundamentally optimistic about future of...
    Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC on 21 October, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff...
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  • October 18, 2019
    WTO members examine impact of direct shipment requirements on...
    The impact of product rules of origin on the use of tariff preferences by least developed countries (LDCs) was...
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  • October 18, 2019
    WTO pays tribute to former Appellate Body member Luiz...
    Luiz Olavo Baptista, a former member of the WTO’s Appellate Body, passed away in Sao Paulo on 18 October....
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  • October 18, 2019
    Members debate way forward on non-violation complaints at TRIPS...
    WTO members could not agree on a way forward regarding non-violation complaints at the meeting of the Council for...
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  • October 17, 2019
    New rules of origin initiative to help firms better...
    The World Trade Organization is partnering with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and World Customs Organization (WCO) in an...
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  • October 17, 2019
    DG Azevêdo: We’re in danger of forgetting the...
    At an event in Washington on 17 October to mark the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference, WTO...
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  • October 16, 2019
    General Council elects Chair for 12th Ministerial Conference
    At a General Council meeting on 16 October, WTO members formally elected Bakhyt Sultanov, Kazakhstan’s Minister Of Trade and...
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  • October 14, 2019
    DDG Wolff: The multilateral trading system will endure and...
    Speaking at a conference on global trade held at Chatham House, London, on 14 October, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff...
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  • October 14, 2019
    Online registration opens for conference to mark 30 years...
    Online registration is now open for a conference to be held on 27 November 2019 at the WTO to...
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  • October 14, 2019
    Members give US green light to impose countermeasures on...
    WTO members agreed at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 14 October to authorize the United...
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  • October 14, 2019
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • October 14, 2019
    DG Azevêdo: “People recognize things are happening here. They...
    At a meeting of the full WTO membership on 14 October, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo observed that members had barely...
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  • October 11, 2019
    New book shares lessons learned from helping labour markets...
    A WTO publication on policies implemented by governments to help labour markets adjust to globalization was launched at the...
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  • October 11, 2019
    Forum participants look at how statistics can better capture...
    What is the value of electronic commerce trade, and how much of that is being traded digitally? How can...
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  • October 11, 2019
    Public Forum reflects on how to adapt to services-based...
    At the 2019 WTO Public Forum, many discussions focused on how to adapt to a new trading environment marked...
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  • October 11, 2019
    Facilitators consult members on latest fisheries subsidies proposals
    In an informal session of the Trade Negotiations Committee dedicated to fisheries subsidies, facilitators held consultations open to all...
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  • October 9, 2019
    DDG Wolff: Acceding countries are best champions of trading...
    Speaking at a session on “Trade for peace through WTO accessions” at the Public Forum on 9 October, Deputy...
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  • October 9, 2019
    World Trade Report launch 2019
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  • October 9, 2019
    World Trade Report sees increasing role for services trade,...
    The 2019 edition of the WTO’s World Trade Report highlights that services have become the most dynamic component of...
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  • October 8, 2019
    High-level panel highlights urgent need for WTO deal to...
    The world must act now to secure a global deal to end harmful fisheries subsidies, panellists said at a...
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  • October 8, 2019
    “2020 Vision: How Successful Conclusion of Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations...
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  • October 8, 2019
    DG Azevêdo says trading system needs to adapt to...
    In his welcome remarks to the Opening Plenary of the 2019 Public Forum on 8 October, WTO Director-General Roberto...
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  • October 8, 2019
    Public Forum 2019: Opening plenary session
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  • October 8, 2019
    Youth perspective on trade takes central stage at Public...
    Millennials and Generation Z, and their unique perspective on the challenges the world of trade is facing today, took...
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  • October 7, 2019
    Conference affirms support for initiatives to aid cotton producers...
    Representatives from cotton producing economies, donor governments and international development partners met at WTO headquarters in Geneva on 7...
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  • October 7, 2019
    Azevêdo stresses central role of cotton in developing countries...
    In opening World Cotton Day at the WTO on 7 October, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo underlined the importance of cotton...
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  • October 7, 2019
    World Cotton Day launch event
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  • October 7, 2019
    Registration opens for public viewing of oral hearing in...
    Following a request from Canada and the United States in the dispute “United States — Countervailing Measures on Supercalendered...
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  • October 2, 2019
    Panel hearings in “US — Steel and Aluminium Products”...
    At the request of the European Union, Norway, Switzerland and the United States, the panels in the disputes “US...
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  • October 2, 2019
    Panel hearing in “US — Steel and Aluminium Products”...
    At the request of the parties in the dispute “ US — Steel and Aluminium Products (Switzerland) (DS556), the...
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  • October 2, 2019
    Panel hearing in “US — Steel and Aluminium Products”...
    At the request of the parties in the dispute “ US — Steel and Aluminium Products (Norway) (DS552), the...
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  • October 2, 2019
    Panel hearing in “US — Steel and Aluminium Products”...
    At the request of the parties in the dispute “ US — Steel and Aluminium Products (EU) (DS548), the...
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  • October 2, 2019
    Arbitrator issues decision in Airbus subsidy dispute
    On 2 October, a WTO arbitrator issued its decision on the level of countermeasures the United States may request...
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  • October 1, 2019
    WTO lowers trade forecast as tensions unsettle global economy
    Escalating trade tensions and a slowing global economy have led WTO economists to sharply downgrade their forecasts for trade...
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  • October 1, 2019
    Chancellor Merkel, DG Azevêdo and other agency heads discuss...
    WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo took part in a meeting hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 1 October in...
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  • September 30, 2019
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • September 30, 2019
    Azevêdo: Inclusive growth means closing gender gaps
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo took part in the International Forum on Women and Trade in Brussels on 30 September, where...
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  • September 30, 2019
    India launches safeguard investigation on single mode optical fibre
    On 30 September 2019, India notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 23 September 2019 a...
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  • September 30, 2019
    Panel established to review Turkish pharmaceutical measures
    WTO members agreed at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 30 September to a request from...
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  • September 30, 2019
    WTO members engage in exploratory talks on market access...
    WTO services negotiators debated market access issues relating to environmental services based on a new communication tabled by Australia,...
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  • September 30, 2019
    Course on trade in value-added statistics and global value...
    Thirty statisticians and trade analysts from developing economies took part in the WTO’s third thematic course on Trade in...
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  • September 27, 2019
    Lawyers Institute of São Paulo (IASP) event
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  • September 27, 2019
    Opening event of the Brazilian branch of the Chartered...
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  • September 27, 2019
    DG Azevêdo: A strong trading system is key to...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo discussed the importance of a strong trading system to help Brazil’s global economic integration strategies during...
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  • September 23, 2019
    Course for least-developed countries gets under way at the...
    Twenty-six capital-based government officials from 18 least-developed countries (LDCs) are attending a course taking place at the WTO from...
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  • September 20, 2019
    Indonesia launches safeguard investigation on fabrics, on yarn and...
    On 20 September 2019, Indonesia notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 18 September 2019 three...
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  • September 20, 2019
    Advanced course on trade in services concludes at WTO
    A total of 27 participants from across the world are participating in the fifth Advanced Course on Trade in...
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  • September 20, 2019
    Advanced Course on Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO...
    Twenty-seven participants from around the world are attending an Advanced Course on Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) and the WTO...
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  • September 19, 2019
    Public Forum programme is now available
    This year’s Public Forum, entitled “Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World”, will feature 136 sessions to be held...
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  • September 19, 2019
    DDG Wolff: Multilateral trading system is essential to economic...
    In a speech delivered at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, on 17 September, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff outlined...
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  • September 18, 2019
    Trade Policy Review: Costa Rica
    The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Costa Rica takes place on 18 and 20 September...
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  • September 17, 2019
    Members review regional trade agreements of Pacific Alliance, EAEU...
    WTO members reviewed three regional trade agreements (RTAs) at the meeting of the Committee on RTAs on 17 September....
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  • September 16, 2019
    Registration opens for public hearing in “US — Countervailing...
    At the request of the parties in the dispute “US — Countervailing Measures on Softwood Lumber from Canada” (DS533),...
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  • September 16, 2019
    Korea initiates WTO dispute complaint against Japanese export measures
    Korea has requested WTO dispute consultations with Japan concerning measures imposed by Japan affecting the export of products and...
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  • September 16, 2019
    Last day to register for the Public Forum
    Today (16 September) is the last day to register for this year’s WTO Public Forum. Participants interested in attending...
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  • September 16, 2019
    New WTO indicator finds services trade weakening into second...
    World trade in commercial services lost momentum through the second quarter of 2019 according to the WTO’s new Services...
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  • September 13, 2019
    DDG Wolff: International cooperation must balance freedom of action...
    Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff addressed the University of Melbourne Law School in Australia on 13 September, where he spoke...
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  • September 13, 2019
    The Philippines launches safeguard investigation on rice
    On 13 September 2019, the Philippines notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 11 September 2019...
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  • September 13, 2019
    New fisheries subsidies proposals considered ahead of December target...
    WTO members considered new proposals for limiting harmful fisheries subsidies at meetings held on 9-13 September. The meetings were...
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  • September 12, 2019
    Twenty-fifth anniversary of the conclusion of the Uruguay Round
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  • September 12, 2019
    DG Azevêdo marks 25th anniversary of conclusion of Uruguay...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo praised Uruguay’s continued leadership in the multilateral trading system during his visit to Montevideo on 12...
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  • September 12, 2019
    WTO announces winners of 2019 Essay Award for Young...
    The winners of the 2019 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists are Jan Bakker of Oxford University and Federico...
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  • September 12, 2019
    Canada files WTO dispute complaint against Chinese import restrictions...
    Canada has requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning measures imposed by China affecting the importation of canola seed...
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  • September 12, 2019
    Appellate Body issues report regarding Ukrainian duties on ammonium...
    On 12 September the Appellate Body issued its report in the case brought by the Russian Federation in “Ukraine...
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  • September 11, 2019
    India launches safeguard investigation on phenol
    On 11 September 2019, India notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 23 August 2019 a...
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  • September 11, 2019
    Trade Policy Review: Suriname
    The third review of the trade policies and practices of Suriname takes place on 11 and 13 September 2019....
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  • September 10, 2019
    DDG Wolff: Multilateral trading system is vitally important to...
    Speaking at a conference held at the Institute for International Trade in Adelaide on 10 September, Deputy Director-General Alan...
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  • September 10, 2019
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • September 10, 2019
    Appellate Body issues report regarding Korean duties on Japanese...
    On 10 September the Appellate Body issued its report in the case brought by Japan in “ Korea —...
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  • September 9, 2019
    Chinese Taipei initiates WTO dispute complaint against Indian tech...
    Chinese Taipei has requested dispute consultations with India regarding duties imposed by India on imports of certain information and...
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  • September 9, 2019
    DG Azevêdo welcomes Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia to the WTO on 9 September. The two...
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  • September 9, 2019
    Thailand appeals second compliance panel report regarding Thai cigarette...
    Thailand filed an appeal on 9 September concerning the WTO compliance panel report in the case brought by the...
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  • September 5, 2019
    Ukraine Launches Safeguard Investigation on “Certain Nitrogen Fertilizers”
    On 5 September 2019, Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 28 August 2019 a...
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  • September 4, 2019
    Trilateral Symposium to address opportunities and challenges of cutting-edge...
    The 8th joint Technical Symposium, organized by the WTO, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property...
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  • September 4, 2019
    China initiates WTO dispute against additional US duties on...
    China has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States concerning additional duties imposed by the United States on...
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  • September 4, 2019
    Guatemala Launches Safeguard Investigation on Flat-rolled Products
    On 4 September 2019, Guatemala notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated a safeguard investigation on 27...
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  • September 2, 2019
    Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on “complex fertilizers”
    On 2 September 2019, Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 28 August 2019 a...
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  • September 2, 2019
    World Cotton Day registration closes on 20 September
    Online registration for the WTO launch of World Cotton Day must be completed no later than 20 September 2019....
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  • September 1, 2019
    Jordan launches safeguard investigation on potato chips
    On 3 September 2019, Jordan notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 1 September 2019 a...
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  • August 29, 2019
    Public Forum registration closes on 16 September
    Online registration for this year’s Public Forum must be completed no later than 16 September 2019. Last minute and...
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  • August 27, 2019
    Madagascar launches three safeguard investigations
    On 27 August, Madagascar notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated three safeguard investigations: on soaps; on...
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  • August 25, 2019
    DG Azevêdo tells G7 leaders: WTO reform is opportunity...
    At the G7 Summit in Biarritz on August 25 2019, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told G7 leaders that WTO...
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  • August 22, 2019
    Registration opens for public hearing in “EU — Additional...
    At the request of the parties in the dispute “European Union — Additional Duties on Certain Products from the...
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  • August 15, 2019
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • August 15, 2019
    United States appeals panel report regarding renewable energy measures
    The United States filed an appeal on 15 August concerning the WTO panel report in the case brought by...
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  • August 15, 2019
    Revamped trade indicator suggests further weakening of goods trade...
    The growth of world merchandise trade volumes is likely to remain weak in the third quarter of 2019 according...
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  • August 15, 2019
    New panels established to review US solar cell duties,...
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 15 August, WTO members agreed to a request from...
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  • August 9, 2019
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • August 9, 2019
    Korean request for retaliation against US in dumping dispute...
    A Korean request for authorization to retaliate against the United States in a dispute over US anti-dumping measures has...
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  • July 31, 2019
    Australia donates over AUD 1 million to support SPS...
    Australia is donating over AUD 1 million (approximately CHF 705,000) to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) engage more...
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  • July 31, 2019
    WTO launches trade in services dataset by sector and...
    The WTO on 31 July launched a new dataset covering the services exports and imports of 200 economies from...
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  • July 29, 2019
    WTO issues 2019 editions of flagship statistical publications
    The WTO issued today (29 July) the latest editions of its annual statistical publications, the “World Trade Statistical Review”...
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  • July 26, 2019
    Workshop on trade and environment held in Geneva for...
    Some 30 representatives of least developed countries (LDCs) resident in Geneva participated in a workshop on trade and environment...
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  • July 26, 2019
    Advanced Trade Policy Course concludes in Geneva
    Thirty participants attended a two-month Advanced Trade Policy Course (ATPC) in French from 3 June to 26 July 2019...
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  • July 23, 2019
    Provisional programme for 2019 Public Forum now available
    This year’s Public Forum, entitled “Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World”, will feature 137 sessions focusing on how...
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  • July 23, 2019
    Summary of General Council
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  • July 22, 2019
    Informal Trade Policy Review Body meeting — trade monitoring...
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  • July 22, 2019
    Trade-restrictive measures continue at historically high level
    Trade flows hit by new restrictions implemented by WTO members continued at a historically high level between mid-October 2018...
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  • July 22, 2019
    Madagascar launches safeguard investigation on pasta
    On 22 July 2019, Madagascar notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it had decided to initiate on 18...
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  • July 22, 2019
    Members consider requests for panels to review US safeguard...
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 22 July, WTO members considered a request from China...
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  • July 22, 2019
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • July 19, 2019
    Members address trade concerns, promote transparency in SPS Committee
    In a meeting of the Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures on 18-19 July 2019, WTO members discussed...
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  • July 19, 2019
    Azevêdo: WTO reform is already happening
    At a meeting of the full WTO membership on 19 July, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reported on the debate about...
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  • July 18, 2019
    DG Azevêdo welcomes progress in discussions on investment facilitation
    Speaking at a meeting of the Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development on 18 July, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo...
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  • July 18, 2019
    “WTO Ministerial Conferences: Key Outcomes” book launch
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  • July 18, 2019
    New book highlights key outcomes from WTO Ministerial Conferences
    A new book containing all the key results from WTO Ministerial Conferences since the organization was established in 1995...
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  • July 17, 2019
    STDF responding to needs of developing countries in building...
    The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) is responding to the needs of developing countries by improving their capacity...
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  • July 17, 2019
    WTO launches “Trading for Impact“’ video contest
    The WTO is inviting young people to take part in a video contest aimed at showcasing their stories, hopes...
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  • July 17, 2019
    WTO members prepare for intensified fisheries subsidies negotiations in...
    At the 8-12 July meetings on fisheries subsidies of the Negotiating Group on Rules, WTO members endorsed working papers...
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  • July 16, 2019
    DDG Wolff: The opportunity for reform of the trading...
    Speaking at an event held at the Banque de France Conference Centre in Paris on 16 July to mark...
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  • July 16, 2019
    DDG Agah: International community must redouble efforts to help...
    Speaking at the United Nations’ High-level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York on 16...
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  • July 16, 2019
    Appellate Body issues report on US compliance with countervailing...
    On 16 July the Appellate Body issued its report in the case brought by China in “United States —...
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  • July 15, 2019
    Trade Policy Review: North Macedonia
    The second review of the trade policies and practices of North Macedonia takes place on 15 and 17 July...
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  • July 12, 2019
    WTO issues second compliance panel report regarding Thai measures...
    On 12 July 2019 the WTO circulated the panel report in the compliance case initiated by the Philippines in...
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  • July 11, 2019
    Belarus reaffirms intent to complete WTO accession by next...
    At the 12th meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of Belarus on 11 July, a high-level government...
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  • July 11, 2019
    WTO issues panel reports regarding US measures on Canadian,...
    On 11 July the WTO circulated two panel report in the cases brought by Canada and Mexico in “United...
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  • July 11, 2019
    WTO issues panel reports regarding Canadian, Mexican duties on...
    On 11 July the WTO circulated two panel report in the cases brought by the United States in “Canada...
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  • July 10, 2019
    Follow-up Session begins for 14th Advanced Course on Sanitary...
    19 experts from nine Latin American countries are participating in the Follow-Up Session on the 14th edition of the...
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  • July 9, 2019
    Russia initiates WTO dispute against US dumping duties on...
    The Russian Federation has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States concerning the continued application of US anti-dumping...
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  • July 9, 2019
    Costa Rica launches safeguard investigation on white sugar
    On 9 July 2019, Costa Rica notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated a safeguard investigation on...
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  • July 5, 2019
    WTO advanced course on economic analysis of trade policy...
    Twenty four participants from developing countries attended the WTO Advanced Course on the Economic Analysis of Trade Policy in...
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  • July 5, 2019
    Azevêdo: Let’s ensure Aid for Trade initiative continues to...
    The seventh Global Review of Aid for Trade entitled “Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment” wrapped up on 5 July,...
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  • July 5, 2019
    Aid for Trade must adapt to evolving needs of...
    Trade initiatives must keep up with the evolving needs of developing countries and environmental protection to remain relevant and...
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  • July 4, 2019
    Economic diversification and empowerment of women key to bridge...
    Economic diversification and empowerment of women are key to achieve a fairer and more efficient trading environment, speakers at...
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  • July 4, 2019
    United States initiates WTO dispute against Indian duties on...
    The United States has requested WTO dispute consultations with India concerning additional duties applied by India on certain imports...
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  • July 4, 2019
    “Economic Diversification and the Blue Economy — What Role...
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  • July 3, 2019
    DG Azevêdo welcomes Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed Prime Minister Hun Sen to the WTO on 3 July on the occasion of the...
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  • July 3, 2019
    More work needed to tackle barriers women entrepreneurs face...
    Women entrepreneurs play a vital part in the world economy but more must be done to dismantle barriers to...
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  • July 3, 2019
    DG Azevêdo: E-commerce needs to be a force for...
    Addressing a session on “Making e-commerce work for all” at the Global Review of Aid for Trade on 3...
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  • July 3, 2019
    Aid for Trade Review opens with call to preserve...
    The seventh Global Review of Aid for Trade opened at the World Trade Organization on 3 July with a...
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  • July 3, 2019
    WTO-IFC publication launch: “Trade Finance and the Compliance Challenge:...
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  • July 3, 2019
    Aid for Trade Global Review — “Seeing Impact and...
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  • July 3, 2019
    Six countries announce USD 13 million to support trade...
    The governments of Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan and Sweden plan to commit approximately USD 13 million to the...
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  • July 3, 2019
    New WTO-IFC report showcases international cooperation in addressing trade...
    The lack of availability of trade finance is severely hindering the trade opportunities of small businesses in developing countries...
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  • July 3, 2019
    WTO/OECD report highlights unique contribution of TBT/SPS Agreements to...
    The WTO Agreements on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS),...
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  • July 3, 2019
    OECD-WTO publication launch: “Facilitating Trade through Regulatory Cooperation: The...
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  • July 2, 2019
    WTO issues new edition of World Tariff Profiles
    The WTO issued today (2 July) the latest edition of World Tariff Profiles, an annual publication jointly produced with...
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  • July 1, 2019
    DG Azevêdo: Global cooperation on digital economy vital to...
    Electronic commerce has great potential to boost the economic empowerment of women but only if the right conditions are...
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  • June 29, 2019
    Azevêdo welcomes G20 leaders’ reaffirmation of commitment to WTO...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo strongly welcomed the communiqué agreed by G20 leaders at the summit in Osaka, Japan on 29...
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  • June 28, 2019
    Azevêdo joins Prime Minister Abe and other leaders to...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo joined Prime Minister Abe and other G20 leaders at a side event during the G20 summit...
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  • June 28, 2019
    WTO seminar for Latin American journalists concludes in Geneva
    Seventeen journalists from major Latin American media outlets attended a seminar organized by the WTO from 24 to 28...
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  • June 28, 2019
    WTO opens online registration for World Cotton Day
    Online registration for the WTO launch of World Cotton Day on 7 October 2019 is now open. The WTO...
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  • June 27, 2019
    DDG Wolff: WTO important in ensuring robust connections within...
    Speaking at the WTO’s Agriculture Symposium on 27 June, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff highlighted the importance of WTO rules...
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  • June 27, 2019
    WTO issues panel report regarding US state measures for...
    On 27 June the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by India in “United States —...
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  • June 26, 2019
    Parties welcome new observers to WTO government procurement committee
    Parties to the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) welcomed Ecuador and the Philippines as new observers to the GPA...
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  • June 25, 2019
    DDG Wolff: The trading system faces severe challenges but...
    Speaking at a Conference on the Future of Trade in London on 26 June, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff underlined...
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  • June 25, 2019
    WTO members review progress of Trade Facilitation Agreement implementation
    WTO members discussed the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) at the meeting of the Committee on Trade...
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  • June 24, 2019
    Panels to review US duties on Spanish olives, Indonesian...
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 24 June, WTO members agreed to a request from...
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  • June 24, 2019
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • June 24, 2019
    DG Azevêdo: Research vital in making the balanced case...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in opening the seventh annual WTO/World Bank/IMF Trade Conference at the WTO headquarters on 24 June,...
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  • June 24, 2019
    DG Azevêdo welcomes President Rumen Radev of Bulgaria to...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed President Rumen Radev of Bulgaria to the WTO on 24 June. The two discussed current...
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  • June 24, 2019
    WTO report shows trade restrictions among G20 continuing at...
    The WTO’s 21st Monitoring Report on G20 trade measures issued on 24 June shows that the trade coverage of...
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  • June 20, 2019
    DG Azevêdo welcomes His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium to the WTO on 20 June. The two discussed...
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  • June 20, 2019
    Regional Trade Policy Course under way in Trinidad and...
    Twenty-two participants are attending the two-month Regional Trade Policy Course (RTPC) for Caribbean members and observers of the WTO....
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  • June 19, 2019
    DG Azevêdo: “WTO reform and development are intrinsically linked”
    Speaking at a retreat organised by China on 19 June addressing the theme of development and WTO reform, Director-General...
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  • June 18, 2019
    WTO welcomes close to 3,000 visitors to its Open...
    The WTO welcomed close to 3,000 visitors to its headquarters on Sunday 16 June for the fifth WTO Open...
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  • June 18, 2019
    Registration opens for public hearing in “Canada — Measures...
    At the request of the parties in the dispute “Canada — Measures Governing the Sale of Wine” (DS537), the...
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  • June 17, 2019
    16th WTO-WIPO colloquium for intellectual property teachers opens in...
    A two-week colloquium for teachers of intellectual property (IP), jointly organized by the WTO and the World Intellectual Property...
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  • June 15, 2019
    Fisheries subsidies negotiations pick up pace with more proposals...
    WTO members in the Negotiating Group on Rules considered four new proposals at the cluster of fisheries subsidies meetings...
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  • June 13, 2019
    Indonesia launches safeguard investigation on evaporators
    On 13 June 2019, Indonesia notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 12 June 2019 a...
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  • June 13, 2019
    Regional Trade Policy Course takes place at the University...
    Thirty participants are taking part in a Regional Trade Policy Course at the University of Mauritius, a member of...
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  • June 13, 2019
    Advanced Trade Policy Course gets under way in Geneva
    Thirty participants are attending the two-month Advanced Trade Policy Course in French from 3 June to 26 July 2019...
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  • June 12, 2019
    DG Azevêdo welcomes His Majesty King Mswati III of...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed His Majesty King Mswati III of Eswatini to the WTO on 12 June. The two...
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  • June 12, 2019
    DG Azevêdo welcomes Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness to...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica to the WTO on 12 June to discuss Jamaica’s...
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  • June 12, 2019
    DDG Wolff: Trading system must reflect the needs of...
    Speaking at the 11th World Chambers Congress in Rio de Janeiro on 12 June 2019, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff...
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  • June 12, 2019
    Trade Policy Review: Canada
    The eleventh review of the trade policies and practices of Canada takes place on 12 and 14 June 2019....
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  • June 11, 2019
    DG Azevêdo welcomes President Salome Zourabichvili of Georgia to...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed President Salome Zourabichvili of Georgia to the WTO on 11 June. The two met and...
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  • June 11, 2019
    DG Azevêdo welcomes President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar to...
    President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar paid a visit to the WTO on 11 June and met with Director-General Roberto...
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  • June 11, 2019
    DG Azevêdo welcomes Peru’s Vice President Mercedes Aráoz to...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed Vice President Mercedes Aráoz of Peru to the WTO on 11 June to discuss challenges...
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  • June 9, 2019
    G20 trade ministers renew commitment to WTO reform with...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo participated in the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy on 8-9 June in Tsukuba,...
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  • June 8, 2019
    WTO hosts final round of John H. Jackson Moot...
    Law students from around the world gathered in Geneva on 4-8 June for the final round of the John...
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  • June 8, 2019
    DDG Wolff: “I believe that the multilateral trading system...
    In a speech to the G-2 Conference at the WTO on 8 June, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said that...
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  • June 7, 2019
    STDF launches 2018 Annual Report
    Coinciding with the celebration of the first World Food Safety Day, the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) launched...
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  • June 6, 2019
    WTO issues updated dispute settlement case summaries
    The WTO has issued a new and updated edition of “WTO Dispute Settlement: One-Page Case Summaries”. The publication...
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  • June 6, 2019
    TRIPS Council discusses IP and innovation, new eTRIPS portal...
    WTO members saw the trial launch of the e-TRIPS gateway, the online information portal that allows members to search...
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  • June 6, 2019
    Local content measures scrutinized by WTO members in investment...
    Several WTO members raised concerns over local content requirements imposed by other members at a meeting of the Committee...
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  • June 6, 2019
    New EIF policy series highlights key trade issues for...
    Where are least developed countries (LDCs) seeing the benefits from trade assistance? What work remains to be done? And...
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  • November 15, 2017
    October furniture stores sales increase 4.4%
    Sales at furniture and home furnishings stores rebounded in October with a 4.4% increase over the same month last...
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  • November 14, 2017
    Leon's reports increases for Q3
    Cost control was the primary driver of increases in Leon’s Furniture third quarter increases in revenue, gross profit margin,...
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  • November 14, 2017
    Trade groups want to keep NAFTA trucking provisions
    The American Home Furnishings Alliance and Home Furnishings Assn. joined the National Retail Federation among more than 100 signatory...
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  • November 14, 2017
    TJX' 3Q sales disappoint, cites hurricane disruption
    Hurricanes and unseasonably warm temperatures ate into TJX Cos. fiscal third quarter results as the off-price retailer posted a...
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  • November 14, 2017
    DOC: China is dumping hardwood plywood
    The U.S. Department of Commerce has made a final determination that China is dumping hardwood plywood in the U.S....
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  • November 13, 2017
    Stanley poised to grow after 3rd quarter
    Case goods vendor Stanley Furniture reported third-quarter 2017 net sales of $10.4 million, down 5.5% from the comparable prior-year...
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  • November 13, 2017
    Nourison seeks sustainable power switch
    Nourison is going solar. The area rug house of handmade and power-loomed varieties is in the process of accommodating...
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  • November 13, 2017
    ASTM mulls standards for bunk bed stair safety
    A committee on bunk bed safety plans to address whether the industry needs a new standard regarding the safety...
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  • November 13, 2017
    Georgia Ports Authority approves funding for expansion
    The Georgia Ports Authority has approved $42.3 million for a project to expand rail and gate expansion that will...
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  • November 13, 2017
    S.C. Ports have record October
    The South Carolina Ports Authority reported its strongest October on record, handling 184,804 20-foot-equivalent units, a 10% increase over...
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  • November 10, 2017
    Ikea beefs up U.S. e-commerce fulfillment
    Ikea is leasing more than 1.6 million square feet in additional warehouse space to boost its e-commerce and large...
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  • November 10, 2017
    Oakland Port gets approval for logistics center
    In major news for West Coast port infrastructure development, the Port of Oakland has received the first go-ahead for...
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  • November 10, 2017
    ASTM committee tables changes to address more tip-over data
    A committee on furniture safety that met here earlier this month tabled any major changes to the voluntary anti-tip...
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  • November 10, 2017
    Art Van goes aspirational with first holiday gift guide
    When you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift — say a $2,900, 24 karat gold corkscrew for that special...
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  • November 10, 2017
    Customatic spends $1 million to boost customer service
    Customatic Adjustable Bedz has invested $1 million to modernize its customer care service program to address all service issues,...
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  • November 9, 2017
    Port Tracker: Container traffic should ease off
    After months of record-setting volume, imports at major U.S. container ports should ease up in November as retailers stocked...
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  • November 9, 2017
    Bassett Club Level Pavilions continue to grow
    Bassett Furniture announced it has opened four new Club Level Motion Pavilions in Virginia and Mississippi recently.All copyrights for...
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  • November 9, 2017
    La-Z-Boy dealer Tipperary building new $8 million DC, headquarters
    La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries dealer Tipperary Sales, doing business as La-Z-Boy Southeast, is building a new distribution facility and operations...
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  • November 8, 2017
    Rent-A-Center rejects takeover bid
    Rent-A-Center has rejected the terms of a $13-per-share takeover offer from private equity firm Vintage Capital Management, saying it’s...
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  • November 8, 2017
    DOC announces annual administrative review of uncovered innerspring units
    The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it is conducting its annual administrative review of shipments of uncovered innerspring units...
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  • November 7, 2017
    Global Partner Acquisition files to take Purple Innovation public
    Having previously announced a definitive merger agreement on Nov. 2, Global Partner Acquisition Corp has today filed the merger...
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  • November 6, 2017
    For first holiday season ever, most shoppers to be...
    Online retail sales this holiday season are expected to climb 13.8% to $107.4 billion, with most shopping journeys beginning...
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  • November 6, 2017
    Amazon launches first two furniture brands
    Amazon is digging deeper still into the home furnishings industry with the launch of its first two proprietary in-home...
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  • November 6, 2017
    Savannah port hits 400k TEU plateau in October
    A 32% increase in container activity had the Port of Savannah 410,000 twenty-foot-equivalent container units in October, the first...
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  • November 3, 2017
    Rep. Morgan Griffith proposes national flammability standard
    Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) has introduced legislation that will required the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to adopt California...
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  • November 3, 2017
    Rep. Morgan Griffin proposes national flammability standard
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  • November 3, 2017
    Jerome's opens No. 14 in Moreno Valley
    Jerome’s Furniture opened 14 th store in Moreno Valley, Calif., broadening its footprint in the greater Los Angeles TV...
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  • November 3, 2017
    Rent-A-Center gets 2nd, lower takeover offer from investor
    Private equity company Vintage Capital has offered to buy Rent-A-Center for $13 a share, a premium to the current...
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  • November 3, 2017
    Liz Isley named international trade manager of NC Furniture...
    HIGH POINT – Liz Isley has been named International Trade Manager for the North Carolina Furniture Export Office, a...
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  • November 2, 2017
    Amazon rolls out furniture seller program ... slowly
    Amazon is taking it slow with a new furniture seller program designed to make it easier for furniture stores...
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  • November 2, 2017
    Broad River opening 2 stores
    Broad River Retail will grow its footprint in greater Raleigh, N.C., and Columbia, S.C., with the opening of two...
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  • November 2, 2017
    Gallery Furniture’s sports promotion pays off big for fans...
    Gallery Furniture once again is making a lot of area customers happy now that the Houston Astros clinched the...
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  • November 2, 2017
    XPO has record 3rd quarter
    Global logistics powerhouse XPO Logistics reported revenue of $3.89 billion and net income of $57.5 million for third-quarter 2017....
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  • November 1, 2017
    China show blog: Chilean salmon looks to get on...
    IntraFish, the official media sponsor of the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo, is blogging live from the Qingdao International...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Chinese demand drives pangasius prices through the roof
    China is now buying up to 50% of Vietnam's pangasius exports, one exec says.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • November 1, 2017
    US per capita seafood consumption drops 3.9%
    Consumption slips to 14.9 pounds per person and is way off the mark recommended as part of a healthy...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Gfresh, MSC sign deal
    Partnership designed to bring more MSC certified seafood to Chinese market.All copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Dungeness crab season could be delayed again
    Domoic acid caused by algal blooms could rear its ugly head again.All copyrights for this article are reserved to...
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  • November 1, 2017
    MSC certifies first independent restaurant in China
    Restaurant will focus on cod dishes initially.All copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • November 1, 2017
    Lidl subsidiary forms new partnership with SFP in Spain
    Chain operates 540 stores across Spain.All copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • November 1, 2017
    UK shrimp, seafood suppliers report strong 2016
    Investments in manufacturing facilities were made to consolidate position as a 'leading innovative supplier of chilled seafood to the...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Letter: The storm is here
    'Cooke’s malfeasance allowed a pollutant to be released into Puget Sound ... and will do nothing to change the...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Inland Seafood makes two new appointments
    Company making 'strategic moves' to upscale its management team.All copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • November 1, 2017
    Paul Piazza & Son wins Sysco supplier excellence award
    Several other notable seafood suppliers also took home awards.All copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • November 1, 2017
    Skretting head of communications resigns
    Marit Husa spent 6 years with the Nutreco-owned aquaculture feed firm.All copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Storm gathering against farmed salmon
    Lots of recent negative media attention ignores all of the advances industry is making.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Japanese giant Nissui eyes Chinese consumer market
    Fresh high-end seafood and fish oil is where the company’s future lies, exec tells IntraFish.All copyrights for this article...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Birds Eye launches new gluten-free item in Tesco, Sainsbury's
    Product aims to take advantage of 'free from' market.All copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • November 1, 2017
    Marine Harvest posts another record quarterly profit
    Strong demand, high prices and lower costs results combine to lift company.All copyrights for this article are reserved to...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Peruvian fishmeal group Exalmar sees earnings triple
    Anchovy processing increased thanks to a fading El Nino.All copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • November 1, 2017
    Nasdaq: Norwegian salmon prices fall again in week 43
    In the past 12 weeks the average price has fallen by NOK 8.39 per kilo on average.All copyrights for...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Chilean salmon prices soften
    Prices for coho heading to Japan also fell.All copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • November 1, 2017
    Changing Chinese market disrupts premium fishmeal demand
    Demand fluctuates so much that it's become like gambling, Russian Fishery exec tells IntraFish.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Early bird rates for Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo...
    Early bird exhibition rates for the Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo , this year with a new location and...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Universal names De Lisa VP of West Coast sales
    Full-line vendor Universal Furniture has named Chris De Lisa vice president of sales for the West Coast region, effective...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Be a part of Furniture Today's upholstery style survey
    Which fabrics are trending for which pieces? Which price points are being carried? What style group is most popular...
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  • November 1, 2017
    Rothman converting to Art Van franchise
    St. Louis-area retailer Rothman Furniture will convert five of its full-line stores to Art Van Furniture franchise showrooms and...
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  • October 31, 2017
    Havertys 3Q earnings slump on lower sales
    Havertys reported am 18.9% decrease in third quarter net income as increased profit margins couldn’t make up for lost...
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  • October 31, 2017
    Big moves afoot at S.C. ports
    Progress on a deepening project and the purchase of more ship-to-shore cranes at South Carolina Ports will help accommodate...
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  • October 31, 2017
    Exclusive Furniture plans new stores for 2018, 2019
    Exclusive Furniture will open two large stores next year and two more in 2019, as the owner believes now...
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  • October 31, 2017
    Storms impact Rent-A-Center’s 3rd quarter
    Rent-to-own major Rent-A-Center reported third-quarter 2017 revenue of $644 million, off 8.1% from last year’s comparable period.All copyrights for...
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  • October 31, 2017
    Rent-A-Center to explore options as chairman resigns
    In the wake of continuing losses and shareholder pressure to sell itself, Rent-A-Center announced its chairman has resigned, it...
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  • October 30, 2017
    Online giants address safety compliance with consumer in mind
    Addressing compliance across millions of products requires a team effort, particularly when many of those products are coming from...
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  • October 30, 2017
    Partisanship growing on environmental issues
    A growing partisan divide on key environmental issues appears to be pushing some control over these matters to the...
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  • October 30, 2017
    Chemical regulation continues to rise at state level
    Chemical regulation at the state level has risen in the past several years and does not appear to be...
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  • October 30, 2017
    Legislative expert says Washington logjam could delay legislative initiatives
    Bipartisanship in and outside Washington has led to a political logjam of sorts that could further delay major legislative...
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  • October 30, 2017
    Nationwide, Mega Group USA merger strengthens independents
    The merger of Nationwide Marketing Group and Mega Group USA brings together a network of independent retailers with buying...
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  • October 27, 2017
    Tenuta joins Eclipse as director of brands and marketing
    Industry veteran David Tenuta has joined Eclipse International as director of brands and marketing.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • October 27, 2017
    Bob’s Discount Furniture opens new headquarters
    Top 100 company Bob’s Discount Furniture this week celebrated the opening of its new headquarters and corporate campus in...
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  • October 27, 2017
    Hurricanes take bite out of Aaron’s 3Q profit
    Lease-to-own giant Aaron’s posted a 9.1% gain in third quarter revenues but a 14% drop in net income as...
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  • October 26, 2017
    Who were the most influential people in the furniture...
    To celebrate its 40th Anniversary Furniture Today is putting together a special commemorative issue highlighting the key events, companies...
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  • October 26, 2017
    Department of Commerce reviews 2016 Chinese bedroom shipments
    The U.S. Department of Commerce is conducting the 12th annual administrative review on Chinese-made wooden bedroom furniture.All copyrights for...
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  • October 26, 2017
    CPSC Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle addresses AHFA Regulatory Summit
    COLFAX, N.C. - Consumer Product Safety Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle revealed her agency’s plans to boost engagement with various...
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  • October 25, 2017
    Storms disrupt Ethan Allen fiscal Q1 performance
    Vertically integrated home furnishings retailer and manufacturer Ethan Allen reported a 6.2% drop in fiscal first-quarter 2018 net sales...
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  • October 25, 2017
    Zimmer takes top post at Art Van PureSleep
    Art Van Furniture has promoted retail bedding veteran Neil Zimmer to senior vice president of Art Van PureSleep, taking...
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  • October 25, 2017
    Sherwin-Williams chalks up record 3rd-quarter sales
    The June acquisition of Valspar helped spur paint and coatings giant Sherwin-Williams Co. to record sales in its third...
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  • October 25, 2017
    Herman Miller recalls rocking chairs
    Modern commercial and residential furniture vendor Herman Miller has voluntarily recalled almost 1,800 Eames fiberglass molded rocking chairs in...
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  • October 25, 2017
    Phillips Collection ups the ante
    Phillips Collection’s acquisition of three warehouse properties a few blocks from its corporate office and showroom here has the...
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  • October 23, 2017
    Nationwide Marketing Group, Mega Group USA merge
    Nationwide Marketing Group and MEGA Group USA, two of North America’s largest appliance, electronics, furniture and bedding buying and...
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  • October 19, 2017
    Registration still open for AHFA Regulatory Summit
    Registrations are still being accepted for next week’s Regulatory Summit presented by the American Home Furnishings Alliance.All copyrights for...
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  • October 19, 2017
    Ashley breaks ground on distribution, fulfillment center in Mesquite,...
    Ashley Furniture Inds. has broken ground on a new 877,230-square-foot distribution facility located in Mesquite, Texas.All copyrights for this...
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  • October 18, 2017
    Bob's Discount Furniture enters Los Angeles market with 6...
    Bob's Discount Furniture, a Top 100 furniture retailer based in Manchester, Conn., has announced the opening of six new...
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  • October 17, 2017
    Leon’s opens new British Columbia distribution center
    Leon’s Furniture has opened a 432,346-square-foot distribution center in Delta, British Columbia — the largest capital investment the furniture,...
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  • October 13, 2017
    Furniture stores trail broad retail sector with 1.7% September...
    Sales at furniture and home furnishings stores increased 1.7% from September a year ago, well below the broad retail...
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  • October 12, 2017
    Kittle's expands, renovates Greenwood, Ind., showroom
    Kittle’s Home Furnishings has completed its second major store renovation project this year, updating the look of its Greenwood,...
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  • October 12, 2017
    Rana opens sixth and largest Miami store
    Rana Furniture has opened its sixth and largest Southeast Florida store, aiming to broaden its consumer base with more...
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  • October 11, 2017
    Robb & Stucky opens Boca Raton showroom
    Luxury home furnishings retailer Robb & Stucky has opened its first store here and fifth in the state.All copyrights...
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  • October 11, 2017
    Sears Canada calls it quits
    Long-struggling Sears Canada has asked a court for approval to liquidate all remaining stores after failing to find a...
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  • October 10, 2017
    Ikea worldwide sales increase to $40.2 billion
    Ikea Group, the parent of the Ikea U.S. based here, reported retail sales of $40.2 billion for the fiscal...
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  • October 10, 2017
    Hudson’s celebrates HFA award with home makeover
    As part of its celebration of being named Home Furnishings Assn. Retailer of the Year, more than 25 employees...
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  • October 10, 2017
    Another record for container imports
    August imports set a second all-time monthly record high this summer as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy...
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  • October 10, 2017
    Bob's hires Perry to lead digital operations
    Industry veteran and technology specialist Scott Perry has joined Bob’s Discount Furniture as vice president, executive director of digital...
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  • October 9, 2017
    2 Ashley HomeStores coming to greater Detroit
    An Ashley HomeStore license will open the first two HomeStore in the greater Detroit market this year with plans...
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  • October 6, 2017
    Levin opens 1st smaller format store in Wheeling, Ohio,...
    Levin Furniture and Mattress opened its first small-format store in St. Clairsville, Ohio, today, expanding outside into the greater...
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  • October 6, 2017
    Hurricane Irma cuts into Havertys 3Q sales
    Havertys reported a 1.9% decrease in third quarter sales and a 2.9% drop in same-store sales for the period...
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  • October 5, 2017
    Miskelly heads to Hattiesburg
    Miskelly Furniture will branch out from its Jackson, Miss., market for the first time with the opening of a...
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  • October 5, 2017
    Rhode Island bans flame retardant in furniture, bedding
    Rhode Island has become the latest state to ban the sale of bedding and furniture treated with flame retardant...
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  • October 4, 2017
    Havertys set to expand Texas distribution center
    Havertys is expanding its Dallas-area distribution center by more than 150,000 square feet to enhance its service to customers...
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  • October 4, 2017
    Ashley builds on international presence with first Netherlands store
    Ashley Furniture HomeStore has opened its first showroom in Western Europe here in the Netherlands and an additional Mexico...
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  • October 3, 2017
    Serta picks Leo Burnett as lead creative agency
    Bedding sales leader Serta announced its selection of Leo Burnett Group as the company’s new lead creative agency, officials...
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  • October 2, 2017
    Weekends Only announces new Indianapolis store
    Lane Hamm, president of St. Louis-based Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress stores, has announced a new location will open...
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  • October 2, 2017
    Furniture Insights: July orders register double-digit increase
    New orders for furniture rose 11% in July compared with the same month last year according to the latest...
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  • September 28, 2017
    Pier 1 2Q loss grows to $7.8 million
    Pier 1 Imports posted a slim fiscal second quarter sales gain and a $7.8 million loss as it lowered...
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  • September 26, 2017
    Blackstone completes acquisition of IMC
    lackstone announced today that funds managed by Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities completed the previously announced...
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  • September 26, 2017
    CVI acquires Waters Shipping Co.
    Freight forwarder and customs broker CV International has completed the acquisition of Waters Shipping Co., a Wilmington, N.C.-based independent...
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  • September 26, 2017
    Sunnyland Patio receives ICFA Apollo Award
    Sunnyland Patio Furniture, Dallas, was honored with an Apollo Award by the International Casual Furnishings Assn. (ICFA) during an...
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  • September 26, 2017
    Midwest Furniture Show opens tomorrow
    he Midwest Furniture Show opens tomorrow and will run through Sept. 28 at Boback’s Conference Center at Seven Bridges...
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  • September 25, 2017
    Nestlé, Hershey, Mars’ shift to clean snacking fuels US...
    Packaged Facts predicts major candy makers’ efforts to satisfy clean-snacking consumers will help the US confectionery market rebound after...
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  • September 25, 2017
    ‘Join our club’: Campden BRI seeks partners to tackle...
    UK research firm Campden BRI is inviting companies to join research efforts focused on sugar and fat reduction and...
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  • September 25, 2017
    'This is a way forward for marshmallows': Startup Nom...
    Startup firm Blooming Foods says it has overcome production challenges to create marshmallows with sour, acidic flavors and plans...
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  • September 25, 2017
    Bayn Europe creates sugar replacer for no-added sugar chocolate...
    Bayn Europe, which creates formulations for sugar reduction, has created a sugar replacement for chocolate, for the Chinese market.All...
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  • September 25, 2017
    Williams Sonoma Home opens Chelsea store in NYC
    Williams Sonoma Home, a member of the Williams-Sonoma Inc. portfolio of brands, is opening a standalone store in the...
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  • September 22, 2017
    ‘Positive’ colour claims can tap clean label trend –...
    “Positive colour claims” can lift a product’s performance and help food makers tap into the growing global demand for...
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  • September 22, 2017
    Hospitality tie-in sees premium and functional confectionery in demand...
    Yummex Middle East trade fair visitors are eyeing premium chocolate and functional snacks, according to the show director.All copyrights...
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  • September 22, 2017
    Fall 2017 NPD: General Mills goes back to artificial,...
    General Mills is reintroducing its artificially colored and flavored cereal after consumers complained its natural version did not make...
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  • September 22, 2017
    Schenck Process to expand its international footprint
    Schenck Process is entering an ‘exciting new chapter’ and expanding its international footprint following an agreement with Blackstone.All copyrights...
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  • September 21, 2017
    ‘Product blending is becoming increasingly popular’ says tna as...
    tna has launched a vibratory motion blending system (VMBS) called roflo 3 to mix multiple dry or wet products.All...
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  • September 21, 2017
    Ikea sets plans for 2nd Phoenix store
    Ikea plans to expand its Phoenix-area footprint with a second store in Glendale, Ariz.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • September 20, 2017
    Startup Fitmeals aims to fill mass-market void for protein...
    Fitmeals is hoping its sugar-free, pea-protein fortified snacking chocolate can satisfy demand for healthier snacking in Germany, which it...
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  • September 20, 2017
    German survey identifies mercury and dioxin as most well-known...
    Mercury and dioxin are the most recognised contaminants while pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) are almost unknown to the German public,...
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  • September 20, 2017
    Rothman calls it quits
    Faced with growing competition from major furniture chains and e-commerce companies, Rothman Furniture is closing all six of its...
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  • September 19, 2017
    Art Van hosting job fairs in Michigan
    Art Van Furniture aims to fill 100 sales and sales management positions at career fairs coming to a dozen...
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  • September 19, 2017
    Yummex 2017: Middle East confectionery innovation award winners
    A sugar-free, high protein product has won the yummex Middle East Innovation Award for best chocolate.All copyrights for this...
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  • September 19, 2017
    Stauffer’s Biscuit closes NY bakery to consolidate operations
    Animal Cracker maker DF Stauffer Biscuit Co has announced it will close its New York factory at the end...
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  • September 19, 2017
    There's an untapped opportunity in organic kids' food, says...
    European parents are consistently willing to pay more for organic, says Mintel. Yet while organic claims are common on...
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  • September 19, 2017
    Report: Sears Canada chairman negotiating private equity deal for...
    Long-struggling Sears Canada is negotiating a more than C$650 million private equity deal that would pay off bankruptcy loans...
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  • September 18, 2017
    I need chocolate, Alexa... sweets, snacks, and the Amazon...
    Candy and snacks sales on Amazon are growing at 42% year-on-year,* according to new report from ecommerce data firm...
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  • September 18, 2017
    Big Lots affirms 3Q guidance, reports minor Irma and...
    Big Lots affirmed its earlier announced sales and earnings guidance ahead of an investor and analyst conference Tuesday and...
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  • September 18, 2017
    ‘Imports 101’ set for High Point
    Steve Fodor, founder and CEO of customs brokerage specialist Customs Services & Solutions, will lead “Imports 101,” a day-long...
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  • September 18, 2017
    Bassett enters Pittsburgh with 91st store
    Bassett Furniture Inds., has opened a Bassett Home Furnishings store in Pittsburgh, continuing the expansion of its Top 100...
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  • September 15, 2017
    Port of L.A. chalks up record August
    U.S. ports have been setting records for container traffic this summer, and the Port of Los Angeles is no...
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  • September 15, 2017
    Purple chocolate ups the possibilities for healthy indulgent foods:...
    Purple chocolate, coloured with nutrient-packed fruit and vegetable powders, can make healthy foods such as muesli more appealing or...
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  • September 15, 2017
    Cloetta issues profit warning after factory fire
    Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta warns its third quarter profits will be hit by a fire at a production lines at...
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  • September 15, 2017
    Ruby chocolate: New gem in confectionery crown or pink...
    Ruby chocolate may become as popular as white chocolate within three decades, but observers say the craft movement is...
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  • September 15, 2017
    Huntsville Wholesale adds 2 Ashley HomeStores
    Ashley HomeStore licensee Huntsville Wholesale Furniture has opened new stores in Scottsboro and Cullman, Ala., further filling out its...
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  • September 15, 2017
    Trimble acquires supply chain specialist 10-4
    Trimble, which offers positioning technologies to a range of industries, has acquired 10-4 Systems, a provider of advanced, multimodal...
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  • September 15, 2017
    August furniture store sales climb 5.4%
    Furniture and home furnishings stores sales last month topped the broad retail sector and were among the best performing...
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  • September 14, 2017
    Bühler acquires Haas to add biscuit capabilities
    The Bühler Group has acquired Austrian-based confectionery, biscuits and wafer equipment supplier Haas for an undisclosed sum.All copyrights for...
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  • September 14, 2017
    American Freight opening 1st Arizona store
    American Freight Furniture and Mattress will open its first Arizona store in Mesa, Ariz., Friday, hard on the heels...
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  • September 13, 2017
    Morris celebrates 70 years with 70 days of giveaways
    Morris Furniture is celebrating its 70th anniversary in business with a sweepstakes promotion that promises to pay out at...
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  • September 13, 2017
    Nigeria needs export tariffs to realize cocoa potential, says...
    Nigeria is the world’s sixth largest cocoa producer, but has scope to significantly boost its output and processing capacity,...
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  • September 13, 2017
    Doerr sets 2nd Louisiana showroom
    For the first time in its nearly 80-year history, the upscale Doerr Furniture is expanding its full-line furniture business...
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  • September 12, 2017
    Florida retailers escape serious damage from Irma
    As a downgraded Irma moved further northwest Tuesday, Florida furniture retailers were counting their blessings: Their people were safe...
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  • September 11, 2017
    American Freight expands West with 1st NM store
    American Freight Furniture and Mattress opened its first New Mexico store here Friday as the Top 100 company continues...
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  • September 11, 2017
    Irma takes toll on Premarket attendance
    While central North Carolina avoided a hit from now Tropical Storm Irma, severe weather elsewhere and concerns about air...
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  • September 11, 2017
    BrandSource wraps up Vegas dealer convention
    Furniture, electronics and appliance buying group BrandSource wrapped up its National Convention & Expo in Las Vegas late last...
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  • September 8, 2017
    Ashley HomeStore opens 100th China showroom
    The Ashley HomeStore network has grand opened its 100 th HomeStore in China.All copyrights for this article are reserved...
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  • September 8, 2017
    Williams-Sonoma looks to hire 4,000 in first national hiring...
    Williams-Sonoma said it will recruit for more than 4,000 open positions across its operations at a first National Hiring...
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  • September 8, 2017
    Container imports on track for yearly record
    Imports at major U.S. retail container ports set an all-time monthly record this summer, and 2017 is expected to...
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  • September 7, 2017
    Georgia Ports to close for Irma
    The Georgia Ports Authority will cease operations at the ports of Savannah and Brunswick, effective Saturday, Sept. 9, through...
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  • September 7, 2017
    Norby to lead A.R.T. custom case goods
    Case goods and upholstery vendor A.R.T. Furniture has named Jessica Norby director and sales and marketing for Artiste, the...
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  • September 7, 2017
    Conn's swings to a 2Q profit, but sales slump
    Conn’s moved to a profit in its fiscal second quarter, but sales continued to slump due in part to...
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  • September 7, 2017
    Hooker boosts fiscal Q2 sales, net income
    Full-line vendor Hooker Furniture reported consolidated net sales of $156.3 million and net income of $7.8 million, or $0.67...
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  • September 6, 2017
    RH shares soar on 2Q earnings beat
    Shares of luxury home furnishings retailer RH jumped more than 35% in after-hours trading as the company beat guidance...
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  • September 5, 2017
    Good but not record Labor Day for most furniture...
    Long-term financing and discounts helped draw consumers to stores for the long holiday weekend, though sales results were mixed.All...
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  • September 5, 2017
    EPA proposes changes in formaldehyde emission deadlines
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue a final rule that will extend compliance dates for the national...
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  • September 5, 2017
    Charlotte's closing in El Paso
    Charlotte’s Fine Home Furnishings is closing its El Paso, Texas store at Pepper Tree Square as the owner retires...
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  • September 5, 2017
    Home Comfort closing in Raleigh market
    Home Comfort Furniture & Mattress Center is closing its four Raleigh, N.C.-area stores as the owner retires.All copyrights for...
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  • September 1, 2017
    Stars Under the Stars performers named for High Point...
    The High Point Market Authority has announced that Grand Funk Railroad and Casey James will be the performers for...
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  • September 1, 2017
    Famsa trucks in bottled water to Houston area flood...
    Famsa Furniture has partnered with most of its vendors to send more than 100 pallets of water to Texas...
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  • August 31, 2017
    Casper announces retail store expansion
    In a blockbuster announcement, online mattress retailer Casper said it is launching a multi-city retail expansion in more than...
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  • August 31, 2017
    Standard, Aterian announce strategic partnership
    Standard Furniture this week announced a strategic partnership with New York-based private equity firm Aterian Investment Partners.All copyrights for...
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  • August 31, 2017
    Ikea firms up plans for second Denver market store
    Ikea made its plans for a second Denver-area store official, submitting building plans for the 400,000-square-foot store to the...
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  • August 31, 2017
    Culp sales dip in Q1 fiscal 2018
    For the first quarter of fiscal 2018, Culp reported net sales down slightly with a dip in mattress fabrics...
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  • August 30, 2017
    Women in Motion honors Gwendolyn Brayton legacy
    High Point leaders, Brayton family establish new funding, support network for women’s initiativesAll copyrights for this article are reserved...
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  • August 30, 2017
    Furniture Insights: June orders up 6%
    New orders for furniture rose 6% in June compared with the same month last year and remained even with...
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  • August 29, 2017
    Versatile Credit adds secondary lender RMC Retail
    Versatile Credit, which links lenders with consumers applying for in-store credit, has added RMC Retail as a secondary lending...
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  • August 28, 2017
    Harvey forces Classy Art shutdown
    Wall décor vendor Classy Art has shut down production and shipping operations until further notice due to Hurricane Harvey’s...
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  • August 25, 2017
    Natuzzi to open Southern California store
    Italian leather furniture maker Natuzzi is opening a Natuzzi Italia store in South Coast Collection, a high-end shopping district...
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  • August 25, 2017
    Big Lots 2Q profit jumps 28%
    Big Lots posted a 28% gain in fiscal second quarter profit and a 1.5% sales gain, as “ownable” categories,...
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  • August 24, 2017
    Will Amazon furniture sales top $3 billion this year?
    Amazon appears to be on its way to generating $3 billion or more in furniture and mattress sales this...
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  • August 24, 2017
    Sears targets 28 Kmarts for closure, 2Q loss narrows
    Sears Holdings plans to close more stores — 28 Kmart locations in 16 states — in a continuing effort...
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  • August 24, 2017
    1Q 2018 earnings depress La-Z-Boy stock price
    La-Z-Boy Inc.’s stock has dropped more than 18% from its Tuesday high of $31.675 after the furniture maker reported...
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  • August 24, 2017
    Williams-Sonoma posts increases for 2Q
    Williams-Sonoma Inc. reported increases in its second quarter net revenues, net earnings, earnings per share and in most of...
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  • August 23, 2017
    Hispanic consumer pullback leads FAMSA to close 5 stores,...
    The Trump administration’s tough talk and actions on immigration have taken a toll on Hispanic retailer FAMSA, which is...
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  • August 23, 2017
    Jaipur grand-opens new headquarters this week
    Area rugs and accessories house Jaipur Living is moving up – and moving in. Come Friday, the company will...
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  • August 23, 2017
    La-Z-Boy's net income declines 15%
    La-Z-Boy Inc. reported a 15.16% decrease in net income for the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year compared...
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  • August 22, 2017
    La-Z-Boy calls for 'perspective' on Q1 report
    In its fiscal 2017 yearend and fourth quarter statement, the upholstered furniture maker cautioned that results for the fiscal...
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  • August 22, 2017
    Macy’s names Hal Lawton president
    Hal Lawton will join department store leader Macy’s as president, effective Sept. 8.All copyrights for this article are reserved...
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  • August 18, 2017
    TJX' Homesense store opens to eager U.S. crowd
    On Thursday, HomeGoods’ spinoff store, Homesense, opened its doors here with shoppers lining up down the block and around...
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  • August 18, 2017
    Leon's loses suit over misleading advertising
    Leon’s Furniture has been ordered to pay more than $1 million for a deferred payment promotion it started running...
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  • August 17, 2017
    A connected home, new credit options coming to Nationwide...
    Nationwide Marketing Group said it is expecting thousands of members, vendors and service providers to attend its Aug. 20-23...
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  • August 17, 2017
    Amazon seeks furniture sourcing manager
    In perhaps another sign of Amazon’s growing interest in the industry, the e-commerce giant is advertising for a senior...
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  • August 17, 2017
    Target launching mid-century modern home collection
    Target will launch the first of four new home collections next month — the first harkening back to its...
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  • August 16, 2017
    Furniture & ApplianceMart owner heading to Milwaukee with HomeStores...
    Boston Inc., the parent company of Furniture & ApplianceMart and a Wisconsin Ashley HomeStore licensee, will enter the market...
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  • August 16, 2017
    Maersk reports on 2nd quarter
    Despite a recent major cyber-attack ocean carrier A.P. Moller-Maersk predicted 2017 underlying profits in excess of last year’s $711...
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  • August 15, 2017
    Brick and mortar for Millennials and other takeaways from...
    In its second quarter conference call Tuesday, TJX Cos. didn’t have much new to say about the furniture-heavy HomeSense...
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  • August 15, 2017
    July furniture store sales jump 5.6%
    Furniture and home furnishings stores outperformed the broader retail sector with a 5.6% jump in sales over the same...
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  • August 14, 2017
    Target acquires final-mile platform Grand Junction
    Retailer Target Corp. looks to up its home delivery capabilities with an agreement to acquire transportation software company Grand...
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  • August 14, 2017
    Chengs convert to Camerich and Calligaris from BoConcept store
    Niki and Shaokao Cheng will convert their BoConcept franchise location here to luxury home furnishings Camerich and Calligaris showrooms...
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  • August 11, 2017
    Seminars to address tariff classification, NAFTA
    The Charlotte Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will host two seminars, Sept. 19-20, examining classification...
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  • August 11, 2017
    LA, Ga. ports hitting records, too
    With August setting up as the biggest month ever for container imports, ports around the country continue to report...
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  • August 11, 2017
    Bob’s signs leases for 6 new L.A.-area stores
    Bob’s Discount Furniture has nailed down the leases on its first six Los Angeles-area stores opening early next year...
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  • August 9, 2017
    Dearden's is gone, but software lives on
    Dearden’s wrapped up a two-month liquidation sale this past weekend after a 108-year run in Southern, California, but a...
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  • August 9, 2017
    Dearden's is gone, but software lives on
    Dearden’s wrapped up a two-month liquidation sale this past weekend after a 108-year run in Southern, California, but a...
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  • August 9, 2017
    Port of Oakland predicts record growth
    The Port of Oakland, the nation's fifth-busiest container port, set its all-time record for import cargo in July. In...
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  • August 9, 2017
    Port of Oakland predicts record growth
    The Port of Oakland, the nation's fifth-busiest container port, set its all-time record for import cargo in July. In...
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  • August 9, 2017
    Donny Osmond offers inside look at his largest furniture...
    Donny Osmond was on hand last week at the Coaster showroom to debut more than 200 new items to...
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  • August 9, 2017
    Donny Osmond offers inside look at his largest furniture...
    Donny Osmond was on hand last week at the Coaster showroom to debut more than 200 new items to...
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  • August 7, 2017
    Furniture helps drive 27% profit in Berkshire's retailing business
    Berkshire Hathaway reported a 1% decrease in second quarter revenues at its retailing business segment and a double-digit jump...
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  • August 4, 2017
    Man Wah acquires Home Group, Fleming brand
    Man Wah has acquired of European upholstery manufacturer Home Group and its brand Fleming.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • August 3, 2017
    Overstock may go private
    Overstock may go private if the market, in management’s opinion, continues to misunderstand and, consequently, undervalue it.All copyrights for...
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  • August 3, 2017
    Design Within Reach opens an Outlet Store in Greater...
    Design Within Reach, a leading retailer of authentic modern furniture and accessories in the world, has announced the opening...
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  • August 3, 2017
    FFO Home's 45th set for Ada, Okla.
    FFO Home will open its ninth Oklahoma store in Ada, Okla., next month, its 45th showroom companywide, as the...
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  • August 3, 2017
    Furniture retailers snap up stores left by mass retail...
    For some of the largest players in retail home furnishings, the demise of chains such as Hhgregg and Sports...
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  • August 2, 2017
    XPO keeps rolling in 2nd quarter
    XPO Logistics reported second-quarter 2017 revenue was $3.76 billion for the quarter, compared with $3.68 billion for the same...
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  • August 2, 2017
    West Elm picks Portand, Maine, for a sixth hotel
    West Elm named Portland, Maine, its sixth site for a boutique hotel location with a 150-room property planned to...
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  • August 2, 2017
    Scott Living launched online at Lowe's
    Lowe’s has launched Scott Living’s indoor furniture collection online with select pieces coming to certain New York stores later...
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  • August 1, 2017
    Gilligan, Arvia merge marketing firms
    Industry veterans Ed Gilligan and Frank Arvia have merged their marketing and strategic planning business.All copyrights for this article...
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  • August 1, 2017
    Furniture Insights: May orders rise 8%
    New orders for furniture increased 8% in May compared with the same month last year. That’s according to the...
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  • August 1, 2017
    Havertys 2Q profit jumps 15.1%
    Bigger tickets, better margins and a sharp eye on expenses helped Havertys to 15.1% increase in second quarter net...
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  • July 31, 2017
    Williams-Sonoma opens its first S. Korea stores
    Williams-Sonoma has opened its brands’ first stores in Seoul, South Korea, under its franchise agreement with home goods retailer...
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  • July 31, 2017
    Glen Raven agrees to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills
    Glen Raven Inc., a global provider of performance fabrics, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Sunbury Textile...
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  • July 31, 2017
    Broad River name change reinforces faith in stores
    Broad River Furniture has a new name and an updated mission statement as it doubles down on its retailing...
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  • July 31, 2017
    West Coast ports labor contract is looking good
    The International Longshore & Warehouse Union says early reporting on a vote to extend its contract at 29 West...
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  • July 29, 2017
    Knickerbocker Bed Company files infringement suit against Leggett &...
    Knickerbocker Bed Company has filed a lawsuit against Leggett & Platt of Carthage, Mo., maintaining the company violated Knickerbocker’s...
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  • July 28, 2017
    Saloom Launches new website & ordering app
    Solid wood dining room furniture manufacturer Saloom Furniture has launched a newly redesigned website with increased search functionality and...
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  • July 28, 2017
    State representative elects to close Indiana furniture business
    At 68 years old and still holding down two jobs, the owner of South Side Furniture here decided to...
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  • July 28, 2017
    Progressive Leasing fuels Aaron's 2Q sales
    Aaron’s posted a 3.3% increase in second quarter revenues and a 5.6% decrease in net earnings as the rent-to-own...
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  • July 28, 2017
    Leggett & Platt grows sales 3% in Q2
    Key industry supplier Leggett & Platt reported a 3% increase in sales to $989 million for second-quarter 2017.All copyrights...
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  • July 28, 2017
    Aaron's buys largest franchisee for $140M
    Rent-to-own giant Aaron’s has acquired SEI/Aaron’s, its largest franchisee, in a cash deal valued at about $140 million.All copyrights...
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  • July 27, 2017
    Retailer groups applaud end to border tax proposal
    The Trump administration and Republican leaders announced today that the measure is no longer under consideration as Republicans push...
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  • July 27, 2017
    Ethan Allen Q4 sales down 5.2%
    Vertically integrated manufacturer and retailer Ethan Allen reported net sales of $194.9 million in its fourth fiscal quarter, a...
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  • July 27, 2017
    Rent-A-Center Q2 sales off 9.6%
    Rent-to-own major Rent-A-Center reported second-quarter 2017 total revenue of $677.6 million, a decline of 9.6% compared with the same...
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  • July 26, 2017
    Surya plans to add 7 showrooms in next 12...
    As part of a regional expansion strategy to be closer to its customers, Surya will be opening several showrooms...
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  • July 25, 2017
    Art Van sets 3 more Chicagoland stores
    Art Van Furniture will open three more Chicagoland stores in the next 90 days and is seeking more than...
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  • July 25, 2017
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    The National Retail Federation is fighting an early-stage bill that would block states from requiring online sellers to collect...
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    Vertically integrated manufacturer and retailer Ethan Allen has opened a brand-new flagship Design Center in Atlanta in the tony...
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    Online retailer Dutchcrafters Amish Furniture has named Brianna Kinsey, Rebecca Price and Amalia Weber winners of its 2017 Heritage...
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  • July 21, 2017
    Scott Shuptrine launches designer service packages
    Scott Shuptrine Interiors, part of Art Van Furniture, has launched two budget-friendly interior design packages that combine designer time...
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  • July 21, 2017
    XPO prices $665.5 million stock offering
    XPO Logistics has announced pricing of 11 million shares of its common stock in a registered underwritten offering at...
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  • July 20, 2017
    EPA proposes amended labeling rules for national formaldehyde emissions...
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  • July 14, 2017
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  • July 14, 2017
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    The World Container Index for this week from supply chain research and consulting firm Drewry – a composite of...
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  • July 12, 2017
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    A record setting 231,675 20-foot equivalent units handled in June propelled the Port of Virginia to a record July-June...
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    South Carolina Ports Authority moved a record 2.14 million 20-foot equivalent units in its 2017 July-June fiscal year, an...
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  • July 12, 2017
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  • July 10, 2017
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    Ruby-Gordon Furniture has announced plans to open its second location later this fall at a site attached to The...
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  • July 10, 2017
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    July and August should be two of the busiest months ever seen for imports at the nation’s major retail...
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  • July 10, 2017
    ManWah names Castellani to newly created communications post
    ManWah Holdings has announced the appointment of Kevin Castellani to the newly created position of director of corporate communications.All...
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  • July 10, 2017
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    Case goods and occasional vendor A.R.T. Furniture is getting design patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for...
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  • July 10, 2017
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  • July 10, 2017
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    At seven-years-old, motion upholstery manufacturer HomeStretch appears to be hitting its stride with a redesigned website that tells the...
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  • July 7, 2017
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    Levin Furniture, a 32-store furniture and mattress chain, has begun plans to open a 25,000-square-foot showroom, formerly the site...
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  • July 6, 2017
    DOC extends final antidumping duty determination deadline in hardwood...
    The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it is delaying the final results of its antidumping investigation into Chinese-made...
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  • July 3, 2017
    Flexsteel promotes Newlin to home furnishings VP post
    Flexsteel Industries has announced the promotion of Tim Newlin to vice president of the home furnishings business.All copyrights for...
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  • June 30, 2017
    Art Van Furniture offers discounts to Michigan flood victims
    Art Van Furniture is reaching out to area residents who were affected by the recent flooding in Mid-Michigan.All copyrights...
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  • June 30, 2017
    The RoomPlace opens its newest store in Indianapolis
    The RoomPlace has opened its new showroom and warehouse distribution center here, a move that is part of the...
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  • June 29, 2017
    Bassett posts 7% increase in Q2 sales
    Bassett Furniture Inds. reported a 7% increase in sales and a 30% increase in consolidated operating income during the...
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  • June 29, 2017
    Pier 1 cuts 1Q loss as sales dip
    Pier 1 Imports cut its loss but posted a 2.1% decline in fiscal first quarter sales as the retailer’s...
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  • June 29, 2017
    Private equity firm to acquire Staples for $6.9 billion
    Private equity firm Sycamore Partners plans to acquire office retailer Staples for approximately $6.9 billion, according to Staples.All copyrights...
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  • June 28, 2017
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    The U.S. Department of Commerce has assigned preliminary antidumping duties of 57.36% to more than 500 Chinese producers of...
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  • June 26, 2017
    Williams-Sonoma opens dual-concept store in Seattle
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  • June 22, 2017
    Sears Canada seeks creditor protection to continue its restructuring...
    Sears Canada Inc. has announced that Sears Canada and certain of its subsidiaries (the Sears Canada Group) have applied...
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  • June 22, 2017
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  • June 21, 2017
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  • June 20, 2017
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  • June 20, 2017
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    New dealer model fuels Badcock’s store openings
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  • June 19, 2017
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  • June 19, 2017
    Amazon, Whole Foods and 3 things for the furniture...
    Amazon’s planned acquisition of Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion is “the latest move in an epic battle between...
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  • June 16, 2017
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    In response to negative comments regarding proposed deadline extensions for the national formaldehyde standard for composite wood products, the...
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  • June 7, 2017
    Ikea opens 44th U.S. store in Columbus
    Ikea, a leading home furnishings retailer, has opened its 44th U.S. store in Columbus, Ohio.All copyrights for this article...
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  • June 6, 2017
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    The owners of a former California furniture store have opened The Find Furniture Warehouse — a weekends only format...
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  • June 6, 2017
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  • June 6, 2017
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  • June 5, 2017
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  • June 5, 2017
    Broad River has generous answer to greedy mattress store...
    Broad River Furniture is offering a charitable counter to those “Mattress Stores are Greedy” billboards you may have noticed...
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  • June 5, 2017
    Compliance with lead standards gets closer scrutiny
    Lead standards for a variety of consumer products ranging from metal components to furniture, toys and even food products...
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  • June 2, 2017
    Furniture orders up 12% in March, survey shows
    New orders for furniture in March rose 12% from the same month last year, a significant gain compared to...
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  • June 2, 2017
    Furniture orders up 12% in March, survey shows
    New orders for furniture in March rose 12% from the same month last year, a significant gain compared to...
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