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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.

Bob Maricich, Jon Pertchik, Dorothy Belshaw
Jon Pertchik is the new CEO of ANDMORE; Dorothy Belshaw has been named president

ANDMORE Announces Leadership Changes

ANDMORE, a home furnishing's omnichannel marketplace for wholesale buyers and sellers, has announced the appointment of Jonathan (“Jon”) Pertchik as Chief Executive Officer, and the promotion of…
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Ambiente is among four shows canceled by German tradeshow organizer Messe Frankfurt.

Messe Frankfurt Cancels 2022 Trade Shows Due to COVID Surge

As the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to elevate case numbers around the globe, Messe Frankfurt, organizer of international trade fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld,, Creativeworld…
Consumer Confidence vs. Consumer Spending
Consumer confidence may be dipping, but spending will continue, according to the NRF.

NRF: Consumer Spending to Continue Despite Consumer Confidence Dip

Despite falling consumer confidence numbers, shoppers are continuing to spend, according to National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz.  The Consumer Confidence Index, collated monthly…
Kitchen & Bath Market Index Q2
The Q2 KBMI shows expected growth in the kitchen and bath renovation industry.

Q2 Kitchen & Bath Market Index: Double-digit Growth Expected Over Q1

The National Kitchen & Bath Association – a non-profit trade association for the kitchen and bath industry providing tools, research, certification, and events to thousands of professionals – and…

How Consumers Use Buy Now, Pay Later

The growth of online shopping and lingering economic uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic have made buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) services popular payment methods for shoppers. These point-of-sale…

How COVID Has Affected Home Design Trends

When the United States locked down in March 2020, the way most people lived in their homes saw significant changes. We began cooking in our kitchens again; dining rooms doubled as makeshift homework…
Image by Harikrishnan Mangayil from Pixabay
Image by Harikrishnan Mangayil from Pixabay

Kaleen Rugs Donates to Help Combat COVID-19 Outbreak in India

Kaleen Rugs, the manufacturer of high-quality rugs and carpet, donated $11,000 to Sewa International to help combat India’s ravaging COVID outbreak.  It is heartbreaking to see the devastation…
Photo by Naveed Ahmed on Unsplash
Photo by Naveed Ahmed on Unsplash

Surya Donates $100,000 Toward COVID-19 Relief in India

Surya has teamed up with non-profit humanitarian organization Sewa International to help obtain medical equipment and distribute supplies to hospitals, institutions, and individuals battling the…
Lightovation 2021, Date Changes, Dallas Market Center
Lightovation will now take place in March, alongside the spring Total Home & Gift Market.

January Lightovation Market Moves to March Dates

Dallas Market Center, the home of Lightovation, has announced that the lighting market will shift from January 7-10, 2021 to March 23-26, 2021. The June edition of Lightovation will continue to take…
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…
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