Havertys earnings up

May 2008
Furniture/Today;5/5/2008, Vol. 32 Issue 34, p1
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The article reports on the increased earnings of Haverty Furniture Cos. Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. The increased earnings were due to the company's credit strategies, including a shift to more promotions and away from price discounting. The company has increased its earnings of about 24.2% gain despite a 3% sales decline. According to Clarence Smith, president and chief executive officer (CEO), the gross margin improved to 52.1% from 49.9%, which reflects the effects of such strategies.


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