Furniture industry icon Frederick Brown Starr, former president and CEO of Thomasville Furniture Industries and Natuzzi Americas, died on April 1 at Moses Cone Hospital from complications from the coronavirus.
Adding to industry challenges, 2,300 Southern Motion reclining articles with the “wireless motion” features were recalled April 2 due to risk of fire from overheating lithium-ion batteries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Independent mattress and futon manufacturer Gold Bond has announced it is working overtime to fill a shortage of contract mattresses in the Northeast, receiving an initial order for 1,000 twin mattresses for a state agency looking to address the shortfall. The delivery will be completed within 48 hours.
Office furniture manufacturer The HON Company has announced its new West Hill Collection, a line of casual lounge seating for the workplace.
In an effort to address business disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, International Market Centers (IMC) and its digital innovation division IMC_di announced that free subscriptions and transactions will be offered to customers through year-end on ShopZio, its B2B digital platform that facilitates product and resource discovery as well as e-commerce.
To assist in the fight against COVID-19, Dallas-based furniture manufacturer American Leather Holdings, LLC is shifting its manufacturing capabilities to produce protective face masks and gowns for individuals in need who are working on the front lines fighting the virus.
Ecommerce channel management company BrandJump has announced the launch of its new Product Information Management (PIM) system. The SaaS platform is a customized offering that supports BrandJump’s business model as well as their clients’ go-to-market strategies with the top internet retailers. This is a value-added tool BrandJump is implementing at no cost to their client base.