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Ikea Retail U.S. Teams with Optoro to Streamline Returns Flow

Ikea Retail U.S. has announced its partnership with Optoro, a provider of returns optimization technology.

Casper Announces New Leadership and Board Appointments

Online bed-in-a-box pioneer Casper has announced a series of recent hires and new appointments to its board of directors to further accelerate the company’s vision to become the world’s largest end-to-end sleep company.

Wolf Furniture to Launch New Website on Blueport Platform

Blueport Commerce, a provider of e-commerce technology and services for the retail furniture industry, has announced that Wolf Furniture will be next to join its roster of top American furniture retailers. The brand will launch a new on the Blueport platform.

Designer Shayla Copas Signs Licensing Agreement with Chelsea House

Product designer, author and style influencer, Shayla Copas and home décor manufacturer Chelsea House have signed a licensing agreement for 2020. The inaugural Shayla Copas for Chelsea House Collection will include accent furniture, accessories, mirrors and lighting based on Copas’ signature sophisticated yet fun design style. The introduction of the collaboration will occur during the Spring 2020 High Point Market with the full complement of designs on display in the Chelsea House showroom at 200 Hamilton Street.

Surya Opens Luxury to the Trade Showroom, 4th Year-Round Showroom

Rug and accessories producer Surya has announced that its Boston Showroom located in the Boston Design Center is officially open for business. The Boston location will allow trade professionals to interact personally with a high-end selection of Surya accessories including vibrant rugs, lighting, wall decor and accent furniture.

Designers Allen and James Focus on Aspiring Local and Regional Artists

Veteran designers Stephanie James and Patti Allen of High Point interior design firm, Allen and James Designs, have been completing interior design projects with the addition of works by rising artists and artisans. Practicing in multiple genres from paintings to sculpture, local, regional and national artists are being sought by Allen and James and incorporated into design projects and show houses nationwide. 

WithIt’s Student Scholarship Efforts Show 99% Retention Rate

In a recent analysis, WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, found that their student scholarship efforts have resulted in a 99% retention rate for the home furnishings industry.