Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is impacting businesses across the country. Here you'll find the latest developments, including event cancelations and postponements, larger impacts to the home furnishings and interior design industries, and solutions businesses are implementing to stay operational.

NRF Holiday Retail Sales Prediction
NRF predicts holiday retail sales will increase over 2019.

NRF: Holiday Retail Sales Expected to See Growth Over 2019

With retail sales rebounding strongly due to continued consumer resilience, the National Retail Federation has forecast that holiday sales during November and December will increase between 3.6…
ICFF Move from May to November Dates Coronavirus
NY Coronavirus restrictions has prompted ICFF 2021 to move its dates from May to November.

ICFF Show Moves Dates to November 2021

In light of continued concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions both domestically and internationally, as well as the current government restrictions and limitations…
HD Expo has been moved back to August 2021 in light of coronavirus restrictions.
HD Expo has been moved back to August 2021 in light of coronavirus restrictions.

HD Expo Sets New August Show Dates Due to Coronavirus Restrictions

In light of continued concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions both domestically and internationally, as well as the current government restrictions and limitations…
Hearts Awards Honorees
ART and Dallas Market Center have named the Hearts Award Honorees.

Honorees Named for HEARTS Awards

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the 13 honorees for the HEARTS Awards, taking place January 8. The HEARTS Awards, to be hosted by Carson Kressley…
home construction rises after coronavirus lag
Housing starts have risen in the last three months after a lull during the height of the coronavirus lockdown.

Home Builders Bounce Back from Coronavirus with Increased Housing Starts

Construction of new U.S. homes increased 22.6 percent last month as homebuilders bounced back from a decline in housing starts caused by the coronavirus pandemic earlier this spring.  The Commerce…
Copper Mattress Co. copper-infused mattress coronavirus
The Copper Mattress company has introduced new copper-infused mattresses.

Copper Mattress Co Touts New Anti-Viral Mattress Collection

A father-son team with more than four decades of experience in the mattress industry has created a line of copper-rich mattresses designed to kill the COVID-19 virus. The Copper Mattress Co. is…

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Launches COVID-19 Project

The Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation is launching a COVID-19 initiative to collect and archive documentation of the response of the home furnishings industry to the pandemic.   “During World…
Photo by Casper Nielsen on Unsplash
Photo by Casper Nielsen on Unsplash

Evolving Your Brand During Challenging Times

In the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, one word we heard often as it pertained to the designers, retailers and home furnishings companies in our sphere was “pivot.” Pivot to e-commerce. Pivot…
HKTDC takes summer market virtual.
HKTDC takes summer market virtual.

HKTDC Moves Trade Exhibition Online Due to Coronavirus

In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has migrated the nine physical exhibitions originally scheduled to be held by the end of July onto…
Image by Hebi B. from Pixabay
Image by Hebi B. from Pixabay

American Home Furnishings Alliance Solution Partners Cancel Education Golf Tournament

The Board of Directors of the American Home Furnishings Alliance Solution Partners division has voted to cancel its 30th Annual Education Golf Tournament. The decision comes amid ongoing concerns…