ICFA Creates Unsung Hero Award

Table Plans - May 29, 2020 The International Casual Furnishings Association announced that it is adding a new award recognizing outstanding customer service to its roster of honors at the annual Awards Gala. The Unsung Hero ....

Connector Team Adds Interim Staffing Solution For Home Furnishings Industry

Table Plans - May 28, 2020 Connector Team Recruiting announced the addition of a new service adding Interim Contract Staffing to their suite of offerings for clients across the home furnishing industry. “Interim Contract Staffing is ....

Dallas Market Center Announces The HEARTS Awards Program

Table Plans - May 27, 2020 Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the creation of The HEARTS Awards, a one-time special event to take place during the January Total Home & Gift ....

Gus* Modern Introduces Eco-Friendly Vegan AppleSkin Leather

Table Plans - May 27, 2020 Gus* Modern (www.gusmodern.com), the Canadian home furnishings brand, recently introduced a revolutionary new vegan leather - developed with apple pomace from the juicing industry - to their Fall 2020 Collection. ....

BIFMA Launches New Portal for Training and Education

Table Plans - May 26, 2020 BIFMA recently announced the launch of BIFMA Learning, a new portal for training and education that is accessible directly from BIFMA.org. Initially, BIFMA Learning will serve as the training platform ....

Interim Contract Staffing – The Need for a Flex Workforce in the Post Covid-19 Work Environment

Table Plans - May 26, 2020 “With the recent pandemic the world and the furniture verticals has really changed. Prior to Covid-19 many Furniture companies found themselves understaffed with unemployment levels at 3.5% which is nearly ....

Pandemic Playbook from Amber Engine: Forging Ahead in Financially Trying Times

Table Plans - May 26, 2020 Navigating the financial landscape of a pandemic is confusing and intimidating – especially for small businesses in the home furnishings industry. It’s hard to look at the company you built/manage ....

Features of Newest STORIS Release 10.3 Deliver Efficiency

Table Plans - May 22, 2020 During this time, STORIS announced that it is staying the course of its core release schedule bringing new meaningful features to its partners in Release 10.3. Many retailers are using ....

Twin Star Home Donates Desks to High School and Transitional Education Students

Table Plans - May 22, 2020 In an effort to support students in need during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Florida-based home furnishings producer Twin Star Home announced that it has donated 500 desks to Chicago-area Bolingbrook ....

Las Vegas Design Center Holds Signature ‘First Friday’ Program Digitally During COVID-19 Crisis

Table Plans - May 22, 2020 International Market Centers (IMC) announced that Las Vegas Design Center’s (LVDC) monthly “First Friday” programming continues online while the World Market Center Las Vegas’ campus is closed to the public ....

Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show (IFJAS), 2020 Goes Virtual

Table Plans - May 22, 2020 EPCH – the organizers of IFJAS- Indian Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Show, announced that they have chosen to go virtual for the benefit of all stakeholders. While design teams and ....

Report: Home Furnishing Brands Find Increases In Social Engagement During Quarantine

Table Plans - May 22, 2020 ListenFirst, a social analytics company, recently published a report on the social performance of home furnishing brands during the coronavirus. In the report, ListenFirst found that with people spending more ....

Decorating Den Interiors Announces Designer of the Year and Other Design Awards

Table Plans - May 22, 2020 Diana Apgar’s design of a spectacular outdoor space for a Florida home was judged the best of 326 entries in 12 categories. Decorating Den Interiors announced that franchise owner Diana ....

Gus* Modern Launches Fall 2020 Furniture Designs

Table Plans - May 21, 2020 Gus* Modern (www.gusmodern.com), the Canadian home furnishings brand, announced they have digitally premiered their latest collection at the company’s new corporate showroom in Toronto.Introductions include the Scandinavian-inspired Silverlake Series, a ....

Leflein Survey: COVID-19 Challenging Sales Rep’s Businesses

Table Plans - May 21, 2020 If there was ever any doubt regarding the severity of Covid-19 on independent home furnishings reps, a just-released survey from market research leader Leflein Associates confirms the toll the virus ....

45th CIFF Guangzhou to Be Held in a Single Edition On July 27-30, 2020

Table Plans - May 21, 2020 By Nic Ledoux on 5/21/2020 In a letter sent to media, attendees, and exhibitors, the organizers of CIFF Guangzhou announced that the 45th edition will be consolidated into a single ....

ISFD Announces 12 Winners in the Inaugural INNOVATION + DESIGN Competition

Table Plans - May 21, 2020 Twenty-six professional and student finalists competed for the Best of Show and Category Winner distinctions in the International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD)  new INNOVATION + DESIGN furnishings and lighting ....

High Point Market Authority Expands Fall 2020 Market Dates

Table Plans - May 21, 2020 In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the High Point Market Authority announced that it is expanding the Fall Market dates in an effort to spread out attendance and account ....

King Koil Develops ‘Mattress Stimulus Package’ to Help Sleep Retailers Bounce Back from Closures

Table Plans - May 20, 2020 King Koil announced that it is helping its retail partners bounce back from the temporary store closures that have taken place during the COVID-19 pandemic by deferring any payments on ....

Southerland Offers 5 Tips for Retailers to Re-Open

Table Plans - May 20, 2020 Independent sleep products manufacturer Southerland announced that it has developed a five-point plan to help its retail partners reopen to keep employees, consumers and products safe as the nation resumes ....

Norwalk Furniture Forecasts Four Textile Trends for Summer 2020

Table Plans - May 20, 2020 50 new Inside Out® fabrics join the company’s fabric portfolio with premier ratings for light fastness, soil resistance and a broad range of designs. Norwalk Furniture announces it has identified ....

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Named to Fortune 500 List for Eighth Consecutive Year

Table Plans - May 20, 2020 By Nic Ledoux on 5/20/2020 J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. recently announced that it has moved up eight positions to 346 on the Fortune 500 list. This is the eighth ....

Tools2Win and PerformNOW Announce Partnership

Table Plans - May 20, 2020 Jamie Winter and Brian Dodge of Tools2Win, along with David and Wayne McMahon of PerformNOW, are announcing further ways to work together in their joint missions of helping furniture retailers ....

Darvin Furniture Starts Community Hero Program to Honor First Responders, Front Line Workers

Table Plans - May 20, 2020 Darvin Furniture & Mattress President Will Harris recently announced a new program to recognize local community heroes. "As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the entire nation, the incredible challenges ....

Dorel Business Re-Launches Bridgeport Brand

Table Plans - May 20, 2020 Dorel Business, a supplier of office, lobby, and hospitality furniture, announced that it is re-launching Bridgeport, a brand centered on function, quality, and design in commercial products. The brand will ....

Jaipur Living Presents First of Four Introductions Planned for Summer

Table Plans - May 19, 2020 Global rug and textile furnishings company Jaipur Living announces the first of four introductions scheduled to launch this summer from June to September.  The product coinciding with the first launch ....

Furniture of America & Aidway Unite to Build US Made Face Maskss

Table Plans - May 18, 2020 In an effort to support the fight of the current COVID-19 crisis, Furniture of America, an internationally-known U.S.-based company, has committed major resources in partnership with AIDWAY, a California-based affiliate ....