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  • Universal Furniture sticking with Paula Deen

    07/25/2013 11:40:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Triad Business Journal ^ | July 24, 2013 | Matt Evans
    Universal Furniture International, the High Point company behind the Paula Deen Home Collection, will stick with the brand and its namesake despite the controversy over her past remarks about race. In a letter to distributors Thursday, Universal CEO Jeff Scheffer said the past few weeks have been "very difficult," and a cause for careful consideration. He said the company has heard from many dealers, some urging Universal to "hang in there" with Deen and others that have already removed her banners, hang tags and other branding from their stores. Scheffer said the company decided to maintain its relationship with Deen...