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2020 MARCH

  • 0182020 ICFF Cancels 2020 Fair
    ICFF CANCELS 2020 FAIR DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS 
     
    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.


  • 03052020 ASID Releases 2020 Outlook and State of Interior Design Report
    ASID RELEASES 2020 OUTLOOK AND STATE OF INTERIOR DESIGN REPORT
     
     ASID's annual research brief compiles industry insights, trends, and future outlooks to inform and enrich the design community.
     
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released its 2020 Outlook and State of Interior Design report for a look into the industry in the year ahead.

  • 03062020 Art Van Furniture to Close All Stores; Going Out of Business Sales Begin
    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 MichiganIllinoisIndianaMissouri and Ohio. 
     

     
  • 03062020 Nourison Launches 40 Acts of Kindness Initiative
    NOURISON LAUNCHES 40 ACTS OF KINDNESS INITIATIVE

      As part of its 40th Anniversary campaign, Nourison focuses on values  like responsibility - exemplified by the 40 Acts of Kindness initiative.
     
    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Nourison has launched a 40 Acts of Kindness initiative for 2020, encouraging and inspiring their employees to complete 40 acts of kindness throughout the year.

     
  • 03082020 Jaipur Living Celebrates Its Women Weavers on International Women's Day
     JAIPUR LIVING CELEBRATES ITS WOMEN WEAVERS ON 2020 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY


    Jaipur Living was founded on founded on the principles of equality, empowerment and dignity, and on March 8 pays tribute its women weavers on International Women's Day.

    ACKWORTH, Ga. -- Jaipur Living is celebrating International Women's Day on March 8 by recognizing its women artisan weavers, who create most of the company's hand-crafted rugs in India.


  • 03092020 HOM Furniture Taps J Furniture and Best Chair for Annual Awards
    HOM FURNITURE TAPS J FURNITURE AND BEST CHAIR FOR ANNUAL AWARDS
     
     
    Kyle Johansen, executive director of merchandising, and Justin Woodruff, district manager & HOM Awards host, congratulate rep of 2019 Rosemary Husbands of Best Furniture. 
     
    COON RAPIDS, MN -- The Depot in Minneapolis, MN, was the scene for the Wonderland-themed 2020 HOM Furniture Awards Banquet, which honors key partners.
     

  • 03102020 Dynamic Rugs Sets Product Launch Record for NY Home Fashions Market
    DYNAMIC RUGS SETS PRODUCT LAUNCH RECORD AT NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET 

     
    Dynamic Rugs introduces New York Home Fashions Market shoppers to its new licensed program with designer and TV personality Angelo Surmelis. Shown, Alea 6460-870

    NEW YORK -- In addition to debuting a licensed program with designer and TV personality Angelo Surmelis, Dynamic Rugs again is setting a new product record, rolling out nearly 200 new designs.


     
  • 03122020 New York Home Fashions Market Cancelled
    NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET CANCELLED
    AMAZON, TARGET & WALMART ISSUE NON-CRITICAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
     
    NEW YORK -- The New York Home Fashions Market, scheduled for March 23 - 26, 2020 in Manhattan, has been cancelled due to mounting concerns over the spread of COVID-19 virus.
     

     
  • 03122020 Spring 2020 High Point Market Postponed
    SPRING 2020 HIGH POINT MARKET POSTPONED

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The High Point Market Authority has decided to postpone this year's spring market, scheduled for April 25-29, until a later date in early June, should conditions improve.


  • 03132020 Pacific Design Center Cancels WESTWEEK 2020
    PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER CANCELS WESTWEEK 2020
     

    LOS ANGELES -- Due to the increased concerns over COVID-19 and the steadily increasing urgency of the emergency, the Pacific Design Center has decided to cancel its March 18-19 WESTWEEK event.

  • 03172020 NeoCon Postpones June 2020 Fair
    NEOCON POSTPONES JUNE FAIR

    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.



  • 03182020 Furniture First Cancels May Symposium
    FURNITURE FIRST CANCELS MAY SYMPOSIUM

    MIDDLETOWN, Penn. -- Furniture First Buying Group has informed its members and sponsors that their Symposium scheduled for May 11-13, 2020 has been canceled.
     

  • 03182020 Nourison Digitally Debuts Area Rugs for Spring NY Home Fashions Market; Relocates to New Showroom in Fall
    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. 


  • 03192020 HOM Furniture & Gabberts to Temporarily Close All Retail Showrooms
    HOM FURNITURE & GABBERTS TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE ALL RETAIL SHOWROOMS


    HOM Furniture is temporarily closing its retail stores due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

    COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- HOM Furniture is temporarily closing all of its retail locations in all markets effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the close of business.   


  • 03202020 HD Expo + Conference Cancels May Event
    HD EXPO + CONFERENCE CANCELS MAY EVENT
     
    LAS VEGAS -- After closely monitoring the risk and impact of COVID-19, HD Expo + Conference, which had been scheduled for May 5-7, 2020, at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, has been officially cancelled.


  • 03202020 TJX Companies Closes Stores & Online Businesses
    TJX CLOSES ALL STORES & ONLINE BUSINESSES


    TJX Companies, the parent of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods and Sierra, is closing stores and online business due to COVID19 crisis.

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.-- The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX), announced it is closing all stores and its online businesses as part of its COVID-19 response.
     

  • 03242020 India Announces 21-Day Lockdown to Curb Virus
    INDIA PM ANNOUNCES 21-DAY LOCKDOWN TO CURB VIRUS


    In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, India's PM Shri Narendra Modi  announced a three-week lockdown for the nation's 1.2 billion residents.

    NEW DEHLI -- India's Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced that it is locking down the nation's 1.3 billion residents in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
     

  • 03252020 NYC's Javits Center Gets Retooled as Covid-19 Field Hospital
    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.


  • 03262020 As Business Grinds to a Halt, Area Rug Retailers Expect Rug Sales to Decrease in the Near-Term
    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.


















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