In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Bedgear Foundation, Bedgear’s registered 501(c)3 arm, donated tens of thousands of KN95 respirator masks and the brand’s Performance pillows to over a dozen hospitals, First Response teams and residential homes for individuals with disabilities along the East Coast.
With its network of 33 showrooms open, home furnishings retailer City Furniture has announced it is currently looking to fill 175 new jobs in sales, e-commerce, digital marketing, analytics and IT.
Not surprisingly, new orders for March were down 29% from March 2019 and 23% from February, according to a report by Smith Leonard accounting and consulting firm. Orders in March were down for 87% of the participants versus increased orders in February for 71% of the participants.
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.