American Mattress Alliance Unites Industry Amid COVID-19 Bed Shortage

Table Plans - April 3, 2020 The American Mattress Alliance recently announced its response to an official petition filed March 31 with the International Trade Commission by a group of U.S. corporations. The petition aims to ....

Serta Launches “Stay Home, Send Beds” Program to Facilitate Bed Donations for U.S. Hospitals

Table Plans - April 3, 2020 As U.S. hospitals race to find beds for the surge of coronavirus patients, Serta announced a plan to build on its earlier commitment to donate 10,000 mattresses. The nation’s leading ....

Klaussner Utilizing Production Capabilities to Provide Healthcare Supplies

Table Plans - April 3, 2020 Klaussner Home Furnishings has announced that it has dedicated a portion of their production to support the immediate need for critical medical supplies in the fight against COVID-19. The company ....

IMC Offers Free Subscriptions & Transactions On Its Shopzio B2B Marketplace

Table Plans - April 3, 2020 In an effort to address business disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, International Market Centers (IMC) and its digital innovation division IMC_di announced that free subscriptions and transactions will be ....

Gold Bond Mattress Working Overtime to Fill Shortage of Contract Mattresses in Northeast

Table Plans - April 3, 2020 Independent mattress and futon manufacturer Gold Bond announced that it is putting its expertise in the health care and college dormitory segment industries to help relieve a current shortage for ....

ART Launches ARTful Wednesdays During This Work From Home Time

Table Plans - April 2, 2020 ART (Accessories Resource Team), the creative home furnishings network, announced that it will launch a new virtual series,  ARTful Wednesdays. “None of us have experienced anything like this COVID-19 situation ....

BIFMA Connecting Furniture Industry Resources In COVID-19 Fight

Table Plans - April 2, 2020 BIFMA recently announced that it has established an industry-specific webpage for COVID-19 resources in an effort to support and assist in this crisis. Go to www.bifma.org and click on COVID-19 ....

BrandJump Launches New Product Information Management System

Table Plans - April 2, 2020 BrandJump, an ecommerce sales and marketing firm in the home furnishings vertical, announced the launch of its new Product Information Management (PIM) system. This SaaS platform is a customized offering ....

CIT Financing Speeds Protective N95 Masks to Healthcare Workers

Table Plans - April 2, 2020 CIT Group Inc. announced that it has provided critical financing for its client Aria Designs to help it procure millions of advanced N95 surgical masks that will protect medical professionals ....

PERQ Launches New Tool to Help Retailers Combat Coronavirus Effects

Table Plans - April 2, 2020 PERQ announced that it is launching its new Virtual Consultation Scheduler to help minimize the effects of coronavirus shutdowns on retailers. The scheduling tool has been added to the PERQ ....

Fred Starr Passes Away at 87

Table Plans - April 2, 2020 Frederick Brown Starr, 87, passed away from complications from the corona virus on April 1 at Moses Cone Hospital.Fred joined Armstrong World Industries in 1957 in a sales assignment followed ....

Federal Charges Filed By Teamsters Against CORT Furniture For Mass Firing Of Coronavirus Whistleblowers, Union Supporters

Table Plans - April 2, 2020 Legal counsel for The Professional Mover's Union, Teamsters Local 814, has filed unfair labor practice charges against Cort Furniture, a Berkshire-Hathaway subsidiary. The charges filed with the National Labor Relations ....

Ashley HomeStore Donates 100 New Beds to Emergency Shelter to Help Reduce COVID-19 Spread

Table Plans - April 1, 2020 Furniture retailer Ashley HomeStore donated 100 new beds in partnership with the City of Tampa and Catholic Charities of St. Petersburg in a combined effort to help reduce the spread of ....

Operation: Ignite Provides 10 Topical Seminars for Design Professionals Navigating Turbulent Times

Table Plans - April 1, 2020 Design business transformation specialists, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, is providing expert business advice to all interior design professionals through 10 complimentary online seminars dubbed Operation: Ignite.  Each seminar focuses ....

Interior Design specialist Jimmy DeLaurentis: Post-Coronavirus Market Will Be Brisk

Table Plans - April 1, 2020 After spending weeks inside their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, veteran interior design specialist Jimmy DeLaurentis, offers hope that in the post-isolation period, the market for ....

Furniture First Holds Townhall Calls for Members

Table Plans - March 31, 2020 Three retailers have joined Furniture First as the cooperative buying group works to help all members stay connected during COVID-19 closures.The first of a series of townhall calls took place ....

Precision Textiles to Outfit New Jersey Hospital With Medical-Grade Mattress Encasements

Table Plans - March 30, 2020 Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, health care and home furnishings industries, announced that it is donating enough level four, medical-grade mattress ....

Steelyard in Partnership with High Point Market Authority Introduces High Point at Home

Table Plans - March 30, 2020 Steelyard, a digital sourcing platform for designers, announced that it is partnering with the High Point Market Authority to help exhibitors showcase their April Market introductions to thousands of interior ....

PureCare Begins U.S. Manufacturing

Table Plans - March 30, 2020 PureCare, a producer of wellness-focused sleep essentials, announced that it has begun manufacturing pillows in the U.S., a move the company said significantly expands and improves its ability to serve ....

UNITERS to Lead Efforts for the ‘New Normal’ In Home Sanitizers and More

Table Plans - March 27, 2020 UNITERS announced that it is taking a leadership role within the Home Furnishings industry to use its  knowledge and years of experience with cleaning and care products to revolutionize how ....

45th CIFF Guangzhou Rescheduled Dates Announced

Table Plans - March 27, 2020 By Nic Ledoux on 3/27/2020 In a note recently sent out to media, attendees, and exhibitors, the 45th edition of CIFF (Guangzhou) has been rescheduled for July 18th-21st (Phase I: ....

Universal Furniture Announces Virtual Spring Market

Table Plans - March 27, 2020 In light of the postponement of High Point Furniture Market, Universal Furniture announced that it is preparing to deliver a virtual market to its retail and design customers this spring ....

Casual Furnishings Industry Responds to COVID-19

Table Plans - March 27, 2020 Spring is typically prime selling season in the outdoor furnishings business, but nearly all International Casual Furnishings Association members responding to a survey fielded last week for the trade group ....

777 Partners Announces Acquisition of Uown Leasing

Table Plans - March 27, 2020 777 Partners, a Miami based investment firm, recently announced the acquisition of Uown Leasing (“Uown”), a lease-to-own company based in Tampa, Florida. Uown, founded in 2008, partners with retailers of ....

CommerceBear to Host COVID-19 Industry Panel On the Future of Furniture

Table Plans - March 27, 2020 Furniture tech company CommerceBear announced that they will be streaming a live panel discussion on Thursday April 9th at 3PM EST to bring valuable info to furniture companies navigating the ....

Laurie Rudd Tapped to Judge Dream Room Design Competition

Table Plans - March 26, 2020 Laurie Rudd, free-lance outdoor living writer and owner of Laurie Rudd Public Relations and Marketing, was once again selected by the Decorating Den franchise organization as a judge for its ....

IMC To Close High Point Properties to Public in Compliance with Government Order

Table Plans - March 26, 2020 In line with the “stay-at-home”order by Guilford County, Greensboro and High Point officials, International Market Centers (IMC) will temporarily close its 17 High Point properties to the public beginning at 5 ....