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Furnitureland inspires theme park-like delight for home décor enthusiasts.

By Angela Forsyth

Anyone who wants to experience the theme park version of a furniture store needs to drive to Jamestown, N.C., to visit Furnitureland South. It is a home décor-lover’s paradise. Home to the world’s largest piece of furniture – an 85-foot highboy that stands enormously tall in front of one of the showrooms – Furnitureland South is the largest furniture store on the planet.


AllCare Pharmacy invests in people to build business and for the good of its communities.

By Mark Lawton, Knighthouse Media

Many executives have an open door policy for employees but W. Percy Malone has extended his to his cellphone. “They all have my cellphone number,” Malone says of the 650 employees at AllCare Pharmacy, which he owns.


Ongoing investments in its people and technology allow 84 Lumber to maintain

its reputation for service and to grow with new offerings.

By Staci Davidson, Knighthouse Media

For the past two years, 84 Lumber has been named the Distributor of the Year by D.R. Horton. The largest homebuilder in the United States uses this award to recognize the supplier that best exemplifies a commitment to quality and outstanding service.


DeFehr Furniture refreshes its logo and livens up its website as it debuts new products

throughout the year and focuses on sharing its unique story.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

DeFehr Furniture considers itself a rare breed when it comes to furniture manufacturers in that a majority of its raw materials are sourced from nearby Canadian forests and its case goods are built locally at its 400,000-square-foot facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Consumers throughout North America have enjoyed the company’s high-value, on-trend furniture for more than 70 years and three generations.

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For more than 100 years, Sickles Market has provided quality goods and service

to its New Jersey community, while evolving to enhance its offering.

By Staci Davidson

When a business has been in place for four generations of a family and more than 100 years, it has a lot of chances to evolve and grow. Sickles Market takes pride in the changes it has made in its more than 110 years of business, but at the same time, it remains focused on an unparalleled selection of products and quality, outstanding customer service and a dedication to its community.


Honest Weight Food Cooperative has a triple bottom line of people, planet and profits.

By Mark Lawton

A group of like-minded people founded Honest Weight Food Co-op in Albany, N.Y., in 1976 but it wasn’t just to make money. “They formed a buying club based on their needs and beliefs,” Chief Cooperative Officer Rick Mausert says. By pooling funds, the founders were able to increase their buying power and access then-unusual natural foods.


LuckyVitamin expands to make the planet a healthier place for consumers.

By Mark Lawton, Knighthouse Media

In 1956, the grandfather of Sam Wolf started a pharmacy in Eagleville, Penn. In 1996, his father, who had taken over the business, turned it into a community health food store after reexamining his personal and professional priorities. “Due to changes in the pharmacy industry and some of my mother’s health issues, they questioned their lifestyle and products they were using and whether certain chemicals might have certain outcomes,” Wolf says.

Wolf, who has a knack for retail and technology, joined the family business after graduating from college. In 2005, he transformed it into an e-commerce business named LuckyVitamin

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