The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) has announced the addition of its Unsung Hero Award, now recognizing outstanding customer service at the annual Awards Gala. The new award pays tribute to the manufacturers’ employees who serve as company liaisons with dealers and sales representatives.
Ed Haimsohn, retail pioneer and modern furniture leader, passed away on May 24, 2020. He was 91.
The Specialized Furniture Carriers division of the American Home Furnishings Alliance has canceled its 2020 Logistics Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting scheduling conflicts within the home furnishings industry.
The Contemporary Design Group (CDG), a retail buying, networking and performance group, has announced the addition of its newest retailer member Dwell Home Furnishings, located in Coralville, Iowa.
Custom Crafters, part of the 226 Companies and a supplier of custom furniture, casegoods and architectural millwork, has announced Kris Imala, a leader in the Chicago commercial interiors industry, as its new director of sales.
A new survey of the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries commissioned by International Market Centers (IMC) reveals that, while the COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted all retail sales across the U.S., store owners and operators are looking toward re-opening and recovery and expressing a near-term need for new product.
Furniture First, a national furniture and mattress buying group, sent all its members packets via certified mail that contained a dividend to aid with the purchase of facemasks and hand sanitizer, and gift cards that members can use to reward staff or community members for their efforts in these extraordinary times. The staff was able to source gift cards form a gift-with-purchase supplier partner.