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Polywood Marks Earth Day with Renewed Commitment to the Planet’s Health

Sustainable outdoor furniture manufacturer Polywood is marking today’s 50th anniversary of Earth Day by restating its commitment to turn one million pounds of ocean-bound plastic into furniture by 2021 and encouraging its customers to take an active role in protecting the planet.

Wayfair Names Jim Miller CTO

Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) has named Jim Miller as its chief technology officer, making permanent a role he has held on an interim basis since August 2019. As CTO, Miller will continue to provide strategic direction and leadership for the rapid scaling of the company’s tech operations.

Hall of Fame Announces John Mackey as Keynote Speaker

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation has announced that John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, will headline the 2020 Induction Celebration on October 18, during the Fall High Point Market.

Steelyard Reports Positive News from Designers and Furniture Brands

Steelyard, the largest digital product sourcing platform for professional interior designers, is reporting positive news from the designers and furnishings makers they serve.

AMA Warns of Antidumping Petition’s Impact on Industry Retail

The American Mattress Alliance (AMA) has announced that retail sales are listed as a top profession hurt by the coronavirus, according the U.S. News & World Report. Industry reports show that between the home furnishings and mattress industries, more than 45,000 businesses are hanging in the balance—with more than 256,000 jobs threatened.

Williams-Sonoma Appoints Dahnke as New Chair, Bellamy to Retire in June

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) has announced that Adrian Bellamy will retire as chair of the board of directors, effective June 3. The board has appointed Scott Dahnke to succeed Bellamy as the new chair.

Norwalk Furniture Unveils New Digital Tools to Aid Retailers and Customers

Upholstery producer Norwalk Furniture is launching a series of digital marketing tools developed to aid its customers with browsing, designing and placing orders of its extensive customizable product line.

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