UPDATE: Family Solutions with Kathy Ireland and Raymour & Flanigan

Dec 21, 2010, 12:19 ET from kathy ireland

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raymour & Flanigan, one of the fastest growing furniture retailers, has expanded once again to include one of the nations most celebrated lifestyle designers, Kathy Ireland and her kathy ireland Home brand.  kathy ireland Home joins Raymour & Flanigan in an effort to collaborate in developing, marketing, advertising and delivering the best in affordable furniture.  This partnership has helped to find one more "solution" in "...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms,"™ for kathy ireland Worldwide.

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The new association expands kathy ireland Home's upholstered furniture product area, in which her new partner has long enjoyed such importance. Established in 1947 Raymour & Flanigan is a family owned and run business with 86 full-line showrooms, 9 clearance centers, 13 Customer Services Centers, 4 Customer Distribution Centers and 1 main distribution center.  

Kathy Ireland, CEO & Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide, a $1.5 Billion a year lifestyle design firm, according to Forbes Magazine earlier this month, will also become a contributor to the Raymour & Flanigan design magazine. Kathy's contribution to the publication will put to use her expansive knowledge in home design and offer the reader insight on how to keep the home fresh, exciting and new with affordable furniture and ideas.  

"Raymour & Flanigan is thrilled to be partnered with the world-renowned brand, kathy ireland Home. Kathy's vision of  "...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms"™ aligns perfectly with our vision," says Raymour and Flanigan's CEO & President Neil Goldberg.  "We strive every day to find the right products at the best value for our customers, and to enhance the furniture buying experience. Our dedication to exceeding customer expectations has been the bedrock for our six decades of success.  Combined with highly trained sales professionals and a three-day delivery guarantee, Raymour & Flanigan Furniture sets the industry standard for the most-satisfying furniture buying experience. We believe it's these combined values and vision of both kathy ireland Home and Raymour & Flanigan that will make a great partnership and tremendous product offering for consumers."

The partnership of kathy ireland Worldwide with Raymour & Flanigan will emphasize their mutual affection for the customer and the desire to surpass expectation. kathy ireland Home will be available at Raymour Flanigan in the first quarter of 2011. "It is a great joy and privilege to partner with the genius team at Raymour and Flanigan. We have talked for years about expanding our relationship and finally, it is happening.  The group of innovators at Raymour and Flanigan, practice ethics, quality, customer service and a genuine commitment to fashion  that is rare. We are excited by this extraordinary teaming of values and corporate cultures. Their belief in kathy ireland Home is humbling to everyone at our company," said Kathy.

In addition to the future furniture line Raymour & Flanigan currently carries other kathy ireland Home products including case goods, rugs, and home accessories, and more.

About Raymour & Flanigan

http://www.raymourflanigan.info/

Established in 1947, the family-owned company is headquartered in Liverpool, New York. Across its 7 state footprint, Raymour & Flanigan has 85 full line showrooms, 9 clearance centers, 13 Customer Services Centers, 4 Customer Distribution Centers and 1 main distribution center.

Now the 7th largest furniture and bedding retailer in the U.S. (Furniture Today 5/26/09) and 5th fastest growing furniture retailer (Furniture Today 6/5/09), Raymour & Flanigan continues its commitment of building the preeminent retail furniture brand in the Northeast and beyond.

About kathy ireland Worldwide®

kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®) is the design and marketing firm founded in 1993 by CEO and Chief Designer, Kathy Ireland. The mission statement of kiWW® is "...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms." ™ kiWW® turns to design experts in many areas, kiWW® Brand Solutions include kathy Ireland Home ®ACafe Society by Chef Andre which addresses cooking and entertaining and kathy Ireland Home® Jardin JduJ by Nicholas Walker, which celebrates the garden's of the world and brings the outdoors in. Forbes.com names Kathy Ireland one of the 20 Best-Branded Women on Twitter.  Forbes Magazine reports that kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®) is a "design empire which grosses over 1.4 billion dollars annually in retail sales." 2010 License Global Magazine names kathy ireland Worldwide #28 most powerfully licensed brand globally.

kathy ireland Worldwide® products include furniture, flooring, lighting and accessories, window treatments, home office and entertainment, leather and microfiber, upholstery, infant, youth and adult top of bed, bedding, candles, hand-painted fine porcelain, decorative shelving, fine jewelry, apparel, Bridal Gowns, Mother of the Bride, and Special Occasion gowns, fresh-cut flowers, skin-care for men and women, wall coverings, ceiling fans, mattresses, totes, hand bags, travel bags, frames, wall decor, clocks, Design It Yourself jewelry and crafting supplies, kitchen and bath cabinetry, decorative surfaces, infant furniture, Ready to Assemble (RTA),wigs and hair extensions, real estate, vacation events, wedding program licenses, music and film licenses, publishing and greeting cards. Kathy serves as Chief Designer for Window World, America's largest home renovation company. Kathy is the author of six books: Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons that Will Change Your Life, Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide To Success and Sanity, Real Solutions for Busy Moms Devotional: 52-God Inspired Messages for Your Heart and children's books: What Do Mommies Do?, An Angel Called Hope and Mona's Favorite Words.

kiWW® maintains offices and design studios in Los Angeles, Rancho Mirage, and Santa Barbara, CA, Hawaii and Israel. Additional information is available at kathyireland.com

Contact: Danielle Owens 310-246-4600

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