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IHFRA Cancels 2020 Furniture Industry Gala

The International Home Furnishings Representatives Association (IHFRA) has announced that it has cancelled this year’s Furniture Industry Awards Gala (FIAG) due to ongoing concerns stemming from the Covid-19 virus.

ICFA Releases 2nd Member Survey on Impact of COVID-19

The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) has released a new member survey that reflects mounting financial concerns, along with increasing reductions in staffing levels and advertising spends.

Ikea U.S. Donates $1.6 Million in Supplies to Pandemic Relief Efforts

Ikea Retail U.S. has announced its donation of $1.6 million worth of products and supplies toward relief efforts to help the many people impacted by COVID-19. The U.S. donation is part of the company’s global $28.2 million grant of in-kind donations.

IHFRA Sends Letter to Mike Pence, Requests PPP Funds for Industry Reps

The Independent Home Furnishings Representatives Association (IHFRA) has issued a letter to Vice President Mike Pence asking that industry reps get access to any future Payment Protection Program (PPP) funds after the program failed to supply many small businesses with money.

Classic Brands Issues Statement on Anti-Dumping Petition

Specialty bedding manufacturer Classic Brands has issued the following statement in response to the decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to initiate antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations related to the importation of mattresses from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Mlily USA Teams with Local Distillery to Donate Hand Sanitizer to Area Hospitals

Partnering with distillery Ole Smoky Moonshine, mattress manufacturer Mlily USA is donating 75 gallons of medical-grade hand sanitizer to three different hospital networks in Eastern Tennessee and in South Carolina to help healthcare workers in the battle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eclipse Marketing Executive, Scott Baronofsky, Dies at 60

Scott Perry Baronofsky, the director of digital marketing for bedding producer Eclipse International, died Saturday, April 18, from complications of the coronavirus. He was 60.

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