BassettĀ® Furnitureā€™s New Bassett Xpress Motion Signals Strong Growth in Category

Company hires Kent Dobkins to helm programs

Bassett, VA, April 04, 2014 – Full-line lifestyle manufacturer, Bassett Furniture, continues its push forward in the motion upholstery category with the company’s new Bassett Motion Xpress program, debuting at the High Point Market, April 5-10. The program features eight new styles, each with multiple cover options.  The comprehensive program allows retailers to mix products in container shipments.  Bassett Xpress Motion, along with all the new Bassett Furniture introductions, can be seen in the company’s showroom located in IHFC, C-1200.

Bassett has produced selected items in the motion category for a number of years, but this is the first wholly integrated program according Bruce Cohenour, senior vice president, sales and merchandising.  With its more than 110-year legacy of crafting upholstered seating backed by one of the most recognized names in the industry, “Bassett is poised to be a leader in this growing category,” noted Cohenour.

To reinforce the successful expansion of this category, Bassett has hired industry executive, Kent Dobkins, in the newly created position of director of strategic accounts.   As such, Dobkins will develop and oversee products and programs designed to illustrate and support Bassett’s strategic initiatives in motion furniture.  He reports to Cohenour.

Prior to joining Bassett, Dobkins held similar management positions with Berkline, La-Z-Boy and, most recently, Lane Furniture. 

“We are excited to have someone of Kent’s obvious expertise and talent on our team, helping us grow and manage this important product channel for Bassett and our retailers,” said Cohenour.  

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About Bassett Furniture

Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:BSET), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality, mid-priced home furnishings. With 87 company- and licensee-owned stores, Bassett has leveraged its strong brand name in furniture into a network of corporate and licensed stores that focus on providing consumers with a friendly environment for buying furniture and accessories. Bassett is also growing its traditional wholesale business with more than 500 accounts on the open market, across the United States and internationally. Bassett's strategy includes the latest on-trend furniture styles, including affordable custom-built upholstery and dining furniture that is ready for delivery within 30 days. For more information, visit the Company's website at bassettfurniture.com. (BSET-G)

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