More Than 10,000 Coats Donated At The WSOC-TV and Ashley Furniture HomeStore Event
Charlotte, NC (January 20, 2010) -- Ashley Furniture HomeStore proudly co-sponsored WSOC/Channel 9’s annual "Steve’s Coats for Kids" 2010 coat drive last week and helped collect more than 10,000 coats for kids in need. The promotion, led by WSOC chief meteorologist Steve Udelson, collects coats for needy children in the Charlotte area and distributes them through the work of the Crisis Assistance Ministry.
From January 7 through January 15, local citizens dropped off new and gently used coats to Charlotte area fire stations, the Channel 9 studios and Charlotte area Ashley Furniture HomeStores. The week also concluded with a January 15th live broadcast from the Pineville Ashley Furniture HomeStore, where more than 1,000 coats were collected on this day alone.
Photos of the event and other details can be viewed on the Charlotte, NC Ashley Furniture Facebook page.
For more information on the Steve’s Coats for Kids program, visit http://www.wsoctv.com
About Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Ashley Furniture HomeStore, a top furniture retailer in the United States, delivers quality, affordable furniture to customers at more than 400 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Japan. Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an exclusive provider of furniture from Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest furniture manufacturer in the United States.
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Sales of Furniture, Bedding and Home Accessories Jump to $2.13 Billion in 2009
Arcadia, WI (July 8, 2010) -- Ashley Furniture HomeStore (www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com) once again takes the number-one spot on Furniture/Today's 2010 Exclusive Survey of Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores, posting sales of $2.13 billion in 2009. This is the fourth consecutive year that the company has held the coveted spot for its sales of furniture, bedding and home accessories.
In addition to achieving the ranking of top furniture store, Ashley Furniture HomeStore was also the only company among its peers in the Top 100 group to see either a sales or store increase in 2009. The furniture retailer posted a $35 million (or 1.7%) jump in sales and increased the number of company-owned stores in its network by 11, for a total of 401.
“In less than 10 years, we have become the number-one selling furniture brand in the world and the number-one retailer of furniture and bedding in the United States,” says Ben Thorud, Senior Vice President. “There are several factors that have contributed to our success. To begin with, we deliver quality and value everyday. Secondly, our store owners and team members live in the same communities in which their stores are located, giving us better insight into the needs of our customers. Most significantly, we are committed to our customers and strive to ensure an excellent experience at each of our stores.”
The Top 100 list is compiled annually by Furniture/Today and ranks stores by sales of furniture, bedding and decorative accessories, including warranty, fabric and furniture protection. To qualify for the list, a store has to specialize in home furnishings, which may include electronics and appliances. However, furniture, bedding and home accessories must make up 25% or more of total sales and at least 25% of those sales need to come from the stores.
For more information about Ashley Furniture HomeStore, visit http://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com.
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SMITHVILLE, Miss. (WTVA, June 22, 2011) - Inmates unloaded furniture Wednesday into a warehouse out of three tractor trailers packed to the top from Ashley Furniture Industries.
The new couches, chairs, dining room sets and more are for people who lost their homes after the April storms.
The furniture company says it is glad to help the storm victims.
Mike Bell with Ashley Furniture Industries said, "This is about $100,000 retail value."
The United Way of Greater Monroe County says the generous gift will go a long way.
Ashley Stubblefield with United Way said, "We have been blessed tremendously as you can probably see, through this warehouse, from all the donations. But three tractor trailers full of furniture for the Smithville and Wren community is just a wonderful donation."
The furniture is just the latest addition to the warehouse where donations continue to add up.
Bell said, "As folks rebuild their homes here, it's my understanding there's an immediate need for furniture. As folks rebuild, there will be an even greater need down the road."
The United Way says it's very grateful to Ashley Furniture for three tractor trailers full of furniture. But they also say the small donations are still important.
Stubblefield said, "There's things that we don't even think of that people still need. I know I talked to a gentleman yesterday who needs roofing supplies."
Local officials here say the generosity shown in big and small ways is immeasurable.
The furniture donation is not available for storm victims right now.
United Way officials say they will soon have an announcement about the process of how the furniture will be distributed.
Great Deals Include Bonus Matching Chairs or Ottoman With Purchase
Arcadia, WI (March 1, 2010) -- Ashley Furniture HomeStore proudly launches its National Bonus Buys event, running from March 3 through March 15 at participating Ashley Furniture HomeStores.
Great Bonus Buy items include:
Fultondale, AL (August 10, 2009) -- Amidst the rush of school back in session, the Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Fultondale, AL was honored to partner in the community building project of renovating the Fultondale High School's teacher lounge.
The project included painting, cabinetry, plumbing and electrical work provided by community businesses and volunteers. The Ashley Furniture HomeStore was happy to donate tables and barstools for the room for the enjoyment of the teachers.
"We were happy to support the teachers at Fultondale High School by donating furniture for their teachers lounge. The Fultondale and Gardendale community volunteers did an amazing job rallying around this project with their donations and labor. These teachers mean so much to our kids and the community. The teachers spend their time forming the minds of the future leaders in our area. Good schools and teachers are such a vital part of a growing community. We believe it is important for them to have a few moments to regroup during the day and with them a wonderful school year in their new facility," said the owner of Ashley Furniture HomeStore, Fultondale, AL, Woody Marks.
The teachers lounge is also featured on the Ashley Furniture HomeStore Flickr page, with photos of the teachers lounge displayed at
Sweepstakes Offers $75,000 Grand Prize for Home Renovations
Arcadia, WI (September 2, 2009) -- With the weather growing cooler and the idea of spending more time indoors becomes even more appealing, many homeowners decide at this time of year that a decorating update might be in order. That's why the annual HGTV's Great Fall Fix-Up, sponsored in part by Ashley Furniture HomeStore, is offering viewers the chance to win $75,000 for home renovations.
Starting on September 1, 2009, and running through October 2, 2009, consumers can visit www.hgtv.com to enter the sweepstakes once a day online, or send in a postcard to "HGTV's Great Fall Fix-Up Sweepstakes", P.O. Box 52896, Knoxville, TN, 37950 for a chance to win $75,000 in home renovations.
For more information on the HGTV Great Fall Fix-Up and a complete set of rules, please visit www.hgtv.com.
Furniture Donated to 47 Apartments in South Florida
Fort Lauderdale, FL (September 29, 2009) -- A local Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Fort Lauderdale, FL, partnered with Camillus House, a nonprofit organization that serves the poor and homeless, to refurnish 47 apartments in south Florida. With the allocated budget from Camillus House and Ashley Furniture HomeStore's donation to cover the difference, each apartment received new furnishings to help residents in need.
"We have partnered with Camillus House for over 10 years and, during this time, have witnessed the tremendous, positive impact this relationship has had on the community and the homeless residents that look to Camillus House for assistance. We, as a company, have a deep commitment to our community and strive to maintain our involvement and support at the highest level possible," said the owner of the Fort Lauderdale, FL, Ashley Furniture HomeStore, Keith Koenig. "We value our partnership with this fine organization and look forward to furture opportunities where we can continue to give back and help those who need it most."
Each apartment received an Ashley sofa, three tables and a pair of lamps for the living room. The dining room was furnished with an Ashley table and four chairs, while the bedroom was supplied with an Ashley dresser and nightstand.
"Keith Koenig and his Ashley Furniture HomeStore first became involved with Camillus House during its capital campaign to construct the Somerville Residences more than a decade ago," said Dr. Paul R. Ahr, President and CEO of Camillus House. "Ashley Furniture HomeStore took on the task of furnishing all 47 units in this permanent housing facility for formerly homeless families. With Ketih's leadership, other furniture retailers joined in, but Ashley Furniture HomeStore provided the vast majority of the furniture involved. Keith and his Ashley Furniture HomeStore have continued to help Camillus with donations of furniture, as well as supporting our current capital campaign to end chronic homeless in Miami."
For more information on the Camillus House, please visit http://www.camillus.org.
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