NEW YORK -- After closely monitoring the risk and impact of COVID-19, and after also speaking at length with members of the design community, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which was scheduled for May 17-20, 2020 at the Javits Center, has been officially cancelled.
HPMA AND ESTEEM MEDIA ANNOUNCE DESIGN BLOGGERS TOUR PARTICIPANTS AND SPONSORS
HIGH POINT, N.C.-- The High Point Market Authority (HPMA), in partnership with Esteem Media, is pleased to announce the participants and sponsors for the Design Bloggers Tour for Spring Market, April 25-29, 2020.
ART VAN FURNITURE TO CLOSE ALL STORES; LIQUIDATION SALES BEGIN
Art Van Furniture announced that it is closing all of its stores and holding liquidation sales.Above, the company's flagship store in Canton, Michigan, opened in 2018.
WARREN, Mich. -- Art Van Furniture announced today it has made the decision to wind down operations and begin liquidation sales at all of its company owned stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio.
RETAILER LEADERS ISSUE STATEMENT ON RESPONSIBLE SHOPPING DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- National Retail Federation president and CEO Matthew Shay and Retail Industry Leaders Association president Brian Dodge are advising consumers to shop responsibly during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
CHICAGO -- Due to the escalating COVID-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing, theMART, along with key industry stakeholders, have made the decision to postpone NeoCon 2020, originally scheduled for June 8-10, in Chicago.
IMC CLOSES WORLD MARKET CENTER LAS VEGAS TO PUBLIC IN COMPLIANCE WITH NEVADA GOVERNOR'S ORDER
LAS VEGAS -- In line with the forced closure of Nevada casinos and non-essential businesses, International Market Centers (IMC) closed the World Market Center and Las Vegas Design Center to the public for 30 days as of March 18, at 12 noon.
COMMITMENT TO DIGITAL GROWTH DURING COVID-19 CRISIS
CHANTILLY, Va. -- Signaling its commitment to digital growth, IMC_di, the new digital innovation division of IMC, announces more than a dozen recent hires including new staff for development, implementation, marketing and customer success.
NOURISON DIGITALLY DEBUTS AREA RUGS FOR SPRING NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET; RELOCATES TO NEW SHOWROOM IN FALL
For mass merchants and e-commerce shoppers that would have attended the cancelled NY Home Fashions Market, Nourison rolls out several new collections that will be shared digitally with buyers. Shown, ATH02
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison digitally introduces area rugs with bold, linear designs and rich, vibrant accent rugs for the big box and e-commerce shoppers that typically attend New York Home Fashions Market.
AT HOME GROUP INC. TEMPORARILY CLOSES ALL STORES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
PLANO, Texas -- At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME) announced that it will temporarily close all stores across the country from Sunday, March 22 through Saturday, March 28. All associates will be paid during this planned closure.
NYC'S JAVITS CENTER GETS RETOOLED AS COVID-19 FIELD HOSPITAL
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, discusses plans to convert the Jacob Javits Center to a temporary hospital to deal with the city's Covid-19 outbreak.
NEW YORK -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent announcement that NYC's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center will be transformed into a temporary hospital to combat the Covid-19 pandemic proves a stark reminder of the major disruptions to American life.
AS BUSINESS GRINDS TO A HALT, AREA RUG RETAILERS EXPECT RUG SALES TO DECREASE IN THE NEAR-TERM
A RugNews.com survey of area rug retailers finds that most expect demand for rugs to decrease slightly or dramatically in the next six months as some remain optimistic anticipating a slight increase.
NEW YORK -- As a growing number of cities and states across the U.S. order business closures and stay at home orders, area rug retailers expect rug sales to slow for the next six months, according to an anonymous survey by RugNews.com.
IMC TO CLOSE HIGH POINT PROPERTIES TO PUBLIC IN COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT ORDER
HIGH POINT, N.C -- IMC will temporarily close its 17 High Point properties to the public beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27. The closure, which is in effect through April 16, aims to help slow the spread of Covid-19.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OPENS NATIONAL ONLINE DIALOGUE ON PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE AND PAID SICK LEAVE
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Labor is hosting a national online dialogue to help employers and workers understand their responsibilities and rights, respectively, under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
CASH FLOW RELIEF UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
DALTON, Ga. -- The World Floor Covering Association has notified members how requirements to pay sick and family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act will significantly impact small businesses' cash flow.
SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDERS: WHAT DO THEY REQUIRE OF BUSINESSES? WFCAPROVIDES INSIGHTS
DALTON, Ga. -- The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) is providing guidance to its flooring retailers on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, offering more clarity on the significance of "shelter-in-place" orders.