Hancock Fabrics to look for new CFO

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BALDWYN – Hancock Fabrics must find its third chief financial officer since 2012. In an SEC filing Friday,...

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Brian Short was late to his own celebration at the Tupelo Furniture Market Friday night. Short, who won the Manufacturer’s Rep Award – the equivalent of “salesman of the year,” was doing what he does best – selling. The ceremony did begin a few minutes later, with Short […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi showed strong July payroll growth, as the state’s unemployment rate kept falling. The jobless rate fell to 6.5 percent from 6.6 percent in June, and was below July 2014’s 7.5 percent rate. The number of unemployed people fell even as the labor force grew, indicating the job […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – United Furniture Industries, which got its start in Okolona in 1982, was greeted like a Hollywood star and long-lost friend at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday in its new showroom at the Tupelo Furniture Market. But United isn’t a stranger to the market – it had long been a […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Flanked by his wife, Donna, and daughter, Amber, Phil Herring gratefully accepted the National Buyer Appreciation Award at the Tupelo Furniture Market on Thursday. “I’m very humbled by this,” he said. Herring Furniture Co. is a big name in little Strong, Arkansas – population 600 – drawing customers […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Mark Perrott is 4,000 miles away from where he was born and raised, but he now proudly calls Mississippi home. “I have my Green Card, I’m working my way to become a citizen of the United States. … But I can turn up the Irish brogue, too,” he […]

By Jack Weatherly Mississippi Business Journal John Correnti, a pioneer in steel making who left a significant mark on Mississippi, has died at 68, according to published reports. Correnti, who was in Chicago for a meeting of the board for Navistar International Corp., was found dead in his hotel room Tuesday apparently from natural causes, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – In a 4-2 decision, the City Council gave its blessing to installing a traffic light for a planned Walmart to be built just south of Crosstown. While some council members stressed the light was needed for safety issues, others felt it would hurt existing businesses – in particular […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – The Furniture, Gift & Home Accessories Show made its debut three years ago, running at the same time as the spring and fall Tupelo Furniture Market shows. It’s taken a little getting used to, as the FGHAS is open to the public, while the adjacent Tupelo Furniture Market is open to […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant, center left, tours FXI on Monday before the foam-maker announced an expansion at its Baldwyn plant that will add at least 60 jobs. The wage level of the new jobs was not released.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BALDWYN – FXI has begun bringing new equipment to its Baldwyn factory and has added nearly a dozen employees. The company, which uses foam in furniture, bedding, electronics, automobiles and personal care, is installing automated equipment in the plant and adding 60 more employees total as its health care business […]