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City Furniture Continues Growth Plan, Announces 175 New Job Openings

With its network of 33 showrooms open, home furnishings retailer City Furniture has announced it is currently looking to fill 175 new jobs in sales, e-commerce, digital marketing, analytics and IT.

Smith Leonard: Furniture Orders Down 29% in March

Not surprisingly, new orders for March were down 29% from March 2019 and 23% from February, according to a report by Smith Leonard accounting and consulting firm. Orders in March were down for 87% of the participants versus increased orders in February for 71% of the participants.

ICFA Adds the Unsung Hero Award to its Gala

The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) has announced the addition of its Unsung Hero Award, now recognizing outstanding customer service at the annual Awards Gala. The new award pays tribute to the manufacturers’ employees who serve as company liaisons with dealers and sales representatives.

Modern Furniture Pioneer Ed Haimsohn Dies at 91

Ed Haimsohn, retail pioneer and modern furniture leader, passed away on May 24, 2020. He was 91.

AHFA Postpones Logistics Conference to June 2021

The Specialized Furniture Carriers division of the American Home Furnishings Alliance has canceled its 2020 Logistics Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting scheduling conflicts within the home furnishings industry.

CDG Adds New Retailer Member

The Contemporary Design Group (CDG), a retail buying, networking and performance group, has announced the addition of its newest retailer member Dwell Home Furnishings, located in Coralville, Iowa. 

Kris Imala Joins Custom Crafters as Director of Sales

Custom Crafters, part of the 226 Companies and a supplier of custom furniture, casegoods and architectural millwork, has announced Kris Imala, a leader in the Chicago commercial interiors industry, as its new director of sales.