Lamps Plus to shut Pacific Coast Lighting down

Lamps Plus will be shuttering Pacific Coast Lighting, its 45-year-old wholesale arm, this spring.

It was a difficult decision, the company said in a statement. “Although PCL has been a successful part of Lamps Plus since 1979, it has represented a small percentage of the total business. Therefore, after much consideration, the company has decided it can best serve its customer base by focusing on the e-commerce and retail channels as well as the Pros business in the future.”

Pacific Coast Lighting focused primarily on portable lighting and sold to department and furniture stores.

Over the next few months, the company will be working with its partners to sell Pacific Coast Lighting’s remaining inventory. Pacific Coast Lighting will also exhibit one last time next month at High Point Market, where it has a showroom in H203 in IHFC.

Six of about 20 positions at Pacific Coast Lighting were eliminated today, the company said. Others will help with the liquidation, as well as look for other jobs at Lamps Plus, it added.

Pacific Coast Lighting has the Kathy Ireland license, as does Lamps Plus, and the company doesn’t expect any changes to its license relationships.

“The company is appreciative of the many wonderful relationships that Pacific Coast Lighting has built over the last 40-plus years and looks forward to the next 40-plus years of product innovation and unmatched customer service as the destination for exceptional lighting products,” the statement said.

In the past few weeks, three other home furnishings companies announced plans to shut down or close a division: Studio M, which makes outdoor décor and gifts, announced in late February that it will be closing in April. Metro Décor LLC, an e-commerce business that designs and produces accent furniture, storage and organization products and home textiles, is laying off 80 employees in its office and distribution center. And Evergreen Enterprises last week said it was trimming its Plow & Hearth operations and has laid off more than 100 people.  

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