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Retail Imports Expected to Grow Dramatically During First Half of 2021

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to grow dramatically during the first half of 2021 as increased vaccination and continued in-store safety measures enable…
WithIt Virtual Conference
The annual WithIt conference will be presented in a virtual format in 2021.

WithIt to Hold Virtual Conference for Industry Women May 7

WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industry, announces that its 2021 Professional Conference will take place virtually again this year. The interactive…

SFC Adds Working Groups to Benefit Members

The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) has launched peer-to-peer working groups to facilitate sustainability education for its members. The virtual workshops are held weekly on Fridays at 3 pm ET…

Brown Jordan Launches Upgraded Website

Brown Jordan, U.S. designer, manufacturer and marketer of luxury outdoor furnishings, introduces a technologically innovative website that allows unparalleled capabilities to globally search and…
Rock House Farm, Marge Carson
Rock House Farm Family of Brands has purchased the Marge Carson Design Library

Rock House Farm Acquires Marge Carson "Design Library"

The Rock House Farm Family of Brands, parent company of Century Furniture, Hancock & Moore, Maitland Smith and others, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Case Goods "Design Library" (IP…
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Photo by Victor Xok on Unsplash

NRF Forecasts Retail Sales to Exceed $4.33 Trillion in 2021

The National Retail Federation issued its annual forecast, anticipating that retail sales will grow between 6.5 percent and 8.2 percent to more than $4.33 trillion in 2021 as more individuals get…

International Textile Alliance Introduces Quick Ship Resource

The International Textile Alliance (ITA) has created a showcase of member product that is available for immediate shipment. The supply chain challenges created by COVID-19 have led to delays in…

Classy Art Named to Inner City 100 List

Wholesale art dealer Classy Art, LLC has once again been honored for their consistent positive growth and commitment to job creation in an under-resourced community by being named #66 on Fortune's…

Furniture Startup Staxxiom Launches Kickstarter Campaign

In late February 2021, environmentally conscious furniture start-up staxxiom will finally answer the common lament, “Why can’t I find easy-to-assemble, affordable, high-quality furniture?” by…

Stacy Garcia Inc., Lebatex Launch New Commercial Fabric Collection

The name “Stacy Garcia” has become synonymous with impactful and bold design in the hospitality industry over the past 20-plus years. Now, after a two-year hiatus on fabrics, Stacy Garcia Inc. is…