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IMC Offers Free High Point TrendWatch Webinars

International Market Centers (IMC) has announced that its signature TrendWatch program – typically presented live at the Spring 2020 High Point Market – will now be presented as a series of free, half-hour CEU-accredited webinars on April 29, May 13 and May 27. The series will preview the three Spring 2020 TrendWatch trends – MEADOW, AVIARY and PENTHOUSE – through a live online presentation and “flip-books” showcasing products reflective of each theme.

Norwalk Shifts Production to PPE for Local Healthcare Workers

Due to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio-based Norwalk Furniture has shifted its production from custom upholstered furniture to sewing protective facemasks and medical gowns for local hospitals and healthcare personnel. Efforts began this month at its 440,000-square-foot facility.

Sam Moore Celebrates 80th Anniversary with “Search for Vintage Sam Moore” Contest

VA-based custom upholstery specialist Sam Moore Furniture has launched its “Search for Vintage Sam Moore” social media contest in honor of its 80-year anniversary. Using the hashtag #80MooreYears, the contest is part of a broader social media campaign that will highlight significant milestones and feature a variety of historical photos, including the vintage chairs.

Universal’s Getaway Collection Offers an Escape to Vacation in Place

Universal Furniture’s big introduction this Spring is Getaway, a new collection with Coastal Living. Literally defined as a place suitable for a vacation,” Getaway lives up to the description with furnishings that elicit the feeling of being on island time.

IMC to Reveal State of the Industry through Upcoming Survey

International Market Centers (IMC) has announced a survey of 200,000+ home furnishings, gift and apparel buyers that will result in a real-time representation of the state of the industry during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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.

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