The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) has released the results of its member survey fielded last week for the trade group by research firm Industry Insights. Members are expressing deep concerns about the effect the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic will have on their businesses this year.
The Contemporary Design Group, a national association of independent home furnishings showrooms, has issued a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From financial planning to freight management to customer outreach; CDG retailers are putting their heads together to figure out how to weather the storm.
Mattress and sleep accessories producer Bedgear has announced it is manufacturing KN95 respirators, surgical face masks and disposable scrubs and will be distributing tens of thousands of them in the coming weeks to New York hospitals, nursing homes and First Responders based on Long Island.
International Market Centers (IMC) has announced it will temporarily close its 17 High Point properties to the public beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27, keeping in line with the “stay at home” order by Guilford County, Greensboro and High Point officials. The closure, which is in effect through April 16, aims to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Uniters, a provider of industry leading furniture protection plans and products, has announced it is ramping up U.S. production of cleaning and care products that will be impactful for its home furnishings industry partners and their consumers in response to the COVID-10 pandemic.
Family-owned Temple Furniture | Parker Southern has named Woody Elder as its new director of sales. Elder has been in the upholstered furniture industry for 35+ years.
HS Manufacturing, LLC (Hickory Springs), a division of HSM, has named veteran home furnishings leader Doug Guffey as director of sales for the company’s bedding products.