With stay-at-home regulations, physical distancing and quarantine measures in place, the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) conducted a brief consumer research study to explore who is working from home and how time is being spent in these at-home “offices.”
Mattress and sleep accessories producer Bedgear has created “clean” guidelines, including the use of the company’s patented Sleep Napkins, to ensure consumers feel safe and comfortable so they continue to shop in-store today and after the pandemic.
Adjustable bed supplier Customatic Technologies has announced the donation of over 1,000 masks and has offered 100 adjustable beds to healthcare facilities in New York and San Francisco.
OW Lee, a manufacturer of high-end outdoor furniture, fire pits, and accessories, has announced a new effort to ramp up production of fabric face masks and other PPE items to help in the fight against COVID-19. The company has committed to producing 25,000 masks for the cause.
Bernie Rubin of New England furniture retailer Bernie & Phyl’s passed away from the coronavirus on Monday, April 13, according to a report from CBS Boston. Rubin had been hospitalized in South Florida. He was 82 years old.
The Home Furnishings Association has issued letters to key congressional committee leaders and agency heads, asking for three corrections to the Paycheck Protection Program.
Accounting and consulting firm Smith Leonard has provided tax tips for both business and individuals during the COVID-19 crisis, highlighting that first and second quarter federal estimated tax payments are now both due by July 15.