October 13, 2007 |
Specialty home-furnishings retailer Bombay Co. said Friday that Gordon Bros. Retail Partners and Hilco Merchant Resources won an auction for its more than 360 stores in the U.S. and Canada. The winning bidders will shut down the U.S. stores and keep the Canadian stores open, according to Bombay, which is based in Fort Worth. It did not disclose the winning bid. Bombay, which said Thursday in court papers that it owed creditors $109 million, filed for bankruptcy protection Sept. 20.
HOME & GARDEN
August 11, 2005 |
IT isn't a couch -- those have backs and arms, don't they? And when was the last time you saw a button-tufted, leathercovered cocktail table? So what is this large upholstered entity sprouting like an irradiated tuffet in so many Los Angeles homes? Say hello to the ottoman, the new coffee table. Once a lowly afterthought placed at the end of a lounge chair -- nothing more than a footrest, really -- today's ottoman is establishing its dominion.
January 5, 2013 |
Twenty-five years ago, a new kind of sparkling water called Clearly Canadian hit store shelves. In flavors such as Orchard Peach and Western Loganberry, the drink soon was raking in $150 million a year in sales. But when faced by growing competition, Clearly Canadian began to fade. By the early 2000s it had all but disappeared. Enter Mark Thomann. Early last year, the Chicago investor bought the Clearly Canadian name, hired a marketing team, contracted a bottler and hammered out a distribution deal to get the drinks back into U.S. supermarkets starting in March.
September 13, 1996 |
Bombay Co. Furniture Goes Back to Roots: Cutting short a costly flirtation with trendy customers, the Bombay Co. will refocus on lower-priced antique reproduction furniture, new Chief Executive Carson Thompson said. One week after ousting Robert and Alexandra Nourse from the management team, Thompson said getting back to basics is central to the Fort Worth-based furniture retailer's turnaround bid.
June 22, 1990 |
The board of home-furnishings maker Tandy Brands Inc. has approved a plan to spin off its accessories unit into a firm whose common stock will be distributed as a tax-free dividend to parent-company stockholders. The new company, which will make men's and boys' leather products and neckwear, will be called Tandy Brands Accessories Inc. Tandy Brands was itself spun off from Tandy Corp., the electronics giant, in 1975.