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Smith Leonard: Furniture Orders Down 61% in April

New orders in April 2020 were down 61% from April 2019 and 21% year-to-date, according to a report by the Smith Leonard accounting and consulting firm.

Steelcase Partners with MIT Researchers to Create Safer Workplace Solutions

Office furniture supplier Steelcase has announced its collaboration with MIT professor and disease transmission specialist Dr. Lydia Bourouiba, director of The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission at MIT to study disease transmission in the workplace.

Ballard Designs Launches $10K Merchandise Giveaway to Mark 10th Anniversary with Suzanne Kasler

Home furnishings and décor retailer Ballard Designs is celebrating its 10-year partnership with design star Suzanne Kasler by giving away $10,000 in merchandise and a private tour for two of Kasler’s Atlanta, Georgia home. Reaps Benefits of eStoris Website During Pandemic

Retail software provider Storis announced that furniture retailer Badcock’s eStoris website hit new milestones during the pandemic, increasing online sales 4x since March and jumping 40% in monthly traffic from February to May.

Precision Textiles’ Hygienic Testing Kits Now Carried in Over 500 Stores

Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, health care and home furnishings industries, has announced that its new hygienic mattress testing kits are being used in more than 500 retail stores in the United States after being introduced in April. 

Rent-A-Center Teams with ChargeAfter, Expands Preferred Lease Retail Partner Base

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII) has announced a partnership with ChargeAfter that will allow retailers to add the "Preferred Lease" lease-to-own option to ChargeAfter’s consumer point of sale financing solution, providing greater flexibility for customers whether they want to buy or lease retail items.

Montgomery’s Buys Malchows Home Furnishings

South Dakota-based home furnishings resource Montgomery’s has announced its purchase of Malchows Home Furnishings in Aberdeen, S.D., forming a strong partnership between two long-time family-owned furniture stores by combining over 200 years of experience in fine home furnishings.

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