Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home remodeling and design, has released the Q3 2020 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity among businesses in the construction sector and the architectural and design services sector in the U.S. The Houzz Barometer, which was fielded from June 27 to July 10, 2020, reports that nearly all business indicators have returned to pre-pandemic levels, following a dramatic drop in early Q2. It also shows that businesses have a more positive outlook for 2020 than they did at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Webinar dates for Las Vegas Market’s signature FIRST LOOK program have been announced. The two 30-minute, CEU-accredited sessions will be presented on July 29 and Aug. 5 in advance of Summer 2020 Market.
Three of Atlanta Market’s Shop the Show influencers are sharing insights live from their homes in exclusive webinar content presented as part of the “Shop the Show: Alumni at Home Edition” programming. Retailer and lifestyle influencer Monika Hibbs, stylist, author and entertaining expert Annette Joseph and TV host, chef and author Kelsey Nixon will join Victoria de la Camara, Rue Magazine Market Editor for “From the Lifestyle Experts: How Consumer Needs Have Evolved & How to Stay Ahead” presented on July 23 at 1 p.m. ET.
A photo submission of a 1947 classic wing chair and matching ottoman has been chosen as the winner of Sam Moore’s “Search for Vintage” social media contest.
Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) has announced that Jack Pestello has been appointed EVP, chief merchandising officer, effective July 27. Pestello succeeds Lisa Bachmann who will be retiring after a transition period. Pestello will report directly to Bruce Thorn, president and CEO.
The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) has announced longtime independent furniture sales representative Tom Nolan as the creator of the winning design for the 2021 membership pin.
Dallas Market Center, a lifestyle marketplace for retailers and interior designers, has announced the summer 2020 issue of Spark magazine.