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Phase One of the China-U.S. Trade Deal could roll back tariffs.
Phase One of the China-U.S. Trade Deal could roll back tariffs.

Update: U.S.-China Reach Phase One Trade Deal, Tariffs to Roll Back

UPDATE: China has agreed to the parameters of the Phase One Trade deal that will delay tariffs on $160 billion in imported goods that were supposed to go into effect on December 15. The new deal will…
Room & Board Business Interiors commercial line
The modern Hudson storage desk is handcrafted of U.S.-sourced solid wood.

Room & Board Launches Commercial Line

Room & Board, the modern home furnishings company synonymous with American craftsmanship and sustainability, launched Room & Board Business Interiors with a collection of contract-grade…

Hinkley Lighting Announces Next Steps in Brand Evolution

Hinkley Lighting, a leading designer and distributor of decorative lighting and ceiling fans, has updated its branding and is dropping lighting from its name. The company’s new name, “Hinkley,” will…
Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Set Records
Almost 190 million people shopped online or in store between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday

2019 Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Sets Records

Whether a growing economy or a late holiday weekend, Thanksgiving shopping set a record this year with 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopping from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, an increase of…
Hunter Fan Company lighting collection
The Astwood

Hunter Fan Launches First Lighting Collection

Hunter Fan Company announced their latest foray in the interior design landscape with the introduction of their own lighting collection. Available to the public this week, Hunter's first lighting…
Surya's Boston Design Center Showroom
Surya has officially opened it's latest Design Center Showroom in Boston.

Surya Opens Showroom in the Boston Design Center

Surya announced today that its Boston Showroom located in the Boston Design Center, Suite 324, is officially open for business. The Boston location will allow trade professionals to interact…
ICFA Conference
The Charting Tomorrow Together Conference from the ICFA will be held at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego.

ICFA 2020 Conference Registration Opens to Record Numbers

The International Casual Furniture Association announced that its “Charting Tomorrow Together” Educational Conference – #ICFAEdCon2020 – scheduled for February 4-7, has sparked an unprecedented level…
OMI Terra mattress
OMI’s Terra mattress

OMI to Develop Public Education Program

Leading organic mattress manufacturer OMI, the industry advocate for healthy sleep, will make a significant investment in a branded public education program designed to increase consumer awareness of…

Housing Starts Reach Fastest Pace Since 2007

For the first time in more than a decade, housing starts are on a dramatic rise, and it appears that the housing market is seeing benefits from the Federal Open Market Committee and Federal Reserve…
Akzonobel groundbreaking
(From left to right): Doug Barbe, AkzoNobel Operations Director Americas, Industrial Coatings; Ard van der Vorst, Consul General of the Netherlands (Atlanta); Jay Wagner, High Point Mayor; Thierry Vanlancker, AkzoNobel CEO; Anthony Copeland, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce; Simon Parker, AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings Business Director

AkzoNobel Makes $55 Million Reinvestment in North Carolina Wood Coatings Site

A new chapter is being written for AkzoNobel’s High Point, NC, industrial coatings manufacturing site with a capital infusion of $55 million. The milestone reinvestment aims to transform the site by…