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I.O. Metro - a different kind of furniture store

I.O. Metro In The News

I.O. Metro featured in Elegant Living —
Fall 2013

I.O. Metro participated in the 2013 Ladue News Showhome. The master bedroom was designed and furnished by the St. Louis team.

When 'Green' is Gray —
May 17, 2013

I.O. Metro collaborates with St. Louis design firm R.E.A. home to design and furnish this Mid-Century-inspired home.

I.O. Metro opens on McKinney Avenue, Dallas Morning News —
March 30, 2013

Dallas County fans of I.O. Metro can rejoice. The retailer of trendy home decor has opened a location on McKinney Avenue at Knox Street, the central Dallas shopping hub that is a furniture mecca.

Better Homes & Gardens — January 2013

Wimberly Mirror Product Feature

I.O. Metro Furniture Unveils Introductory Catalog, News Release — November 1, 2012

40-page book now arriving in mailboxes across the country

I.O. Metro's 2nd Annual Local Art Contest Begins May 14, News Release — April 30, 2012

25 pieces will be selected and sold at I.O. Metro; Artist will receive 10% of sales

I.O. Metro aggressively pursues e-commerce, Furniture Today — October 20, 2011

Home furnishings retailer I.O. Metro launched a new e-commerce website Sept. 30 and said it will begin more aggressive promotion of online sales in the coming month.

I.O. Metro Launches New Website, E-Commerce, News Release — October 20, 2011

New site offers 2,500+ products, shopping cart & shipping in 48 states.

I.O. Metro art contest draws more than 2,000 entries, Furniture Today - August 2011

I.O. Metro has wrapped up an art contest that drew more than 2,000 photography and original art entries and will lead to 25 pieces being reproduced and sold in its stores.

I.O. Metro Selects Local Artists' Work For New Introductions, News Release - August 2011

More than 2,000 local art entries, HGTV Design Star contestant among winners

I.O. Metro Uses Interns to Create E-Commerce Site, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - August 2011

I.O. Metro is ready to expand, and the local furniture company is looking beyond bricks and mortar.

I.O. Metro Launches Call to Local Artists, Memphis Daily News - July 2011

As a regional chain store, Bentonville, Ark.-based I.O. Metro has characteristics typical of mid-size mass retailers: 20 stores in 10 states, and low to moderate prices made possible by mass production and buying in bulk.But the specialty furniture retailer built itself on a desire to be "different," and a recent initiative conceived by CEO Jay Howard blurs the line between mass produced and locally produced goods.....

Open House, At Home in Arkansas - April 2011

An entrepreneurial Rogers couple turns a traditional home into a warmly modern residence where they can open the doors and welcome the community.

Minister of Interiors, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - December 2010

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette profiles Jay Howard, I.O. Metro Founder & CEO.

I.O. Metro shines with modern style, Furniture Today - October 2010

ATLANTA - I.O. Metro, which just opened its 19th, 20th and 21st stores in this Georgia market, is still finding new ways to surprise and delight customers who shop the retailer for its value pricing and eclectic modern look.

Retail I-Candy, Home Accents Today - April 2010

When Arkansas-based I.O. Metro was named to Home Accents Today's annual Retail Stars list in May 2007, the furniture and accessories retailer operated five stores....

Jay Howard, Contemporary Thinking, Talk Business Quarterly - April 2010

It started out as a part-time venture and within 5 years turned into 16 successful furniture stores in the central United States. Not bad, considering the current recession put thousands of people out of a job and shut retail doors across the country.