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MyPlanet Living Center Showrooms to Open First Locations in Early 2021 

MyPlanet, a nonprofit organization focused on housing and medical support for vulnerable populations around the world, has unveiled its plans to open MyPlanet Living Centers (MPLC) around the country…
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Image by MichaelGaida from Pixabay

2020 Retail Imports May Break Record Despite Pandemic

Imports seen during 2020 appear to be headed toward a new record despite the coronavirus pandemic, and remain at high levels as 2021 begins, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report…
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The First Tuesday committee has set the 2021 schedule for the monthly event.

High Point Market First Tuesday Committee Announces Dates for 2021

The “First Tuesday” Committee at High Point Market has announced the full schedule of dates for 2021. Originally the committee had established dates thru March of this year. Based on the success of…
Progress Lighting New Products
Product Lighting has announced 300+ new product introductions.

Progress Lighting's January Debuts Top 300 New Items

In line with Progress Lighting's initiative to design unique,  on-trend products suitable for a variety of customer lifestyles, the company will debut more than  300 new fixtures in January 2021.  …
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Elk Group International has rebranded as Elk Home.

Elk Group International Rebrands as Elk Home

ELK Group International (EGI) is now Elk Home, a spokesperson for the company announced this week. The new name, Elk Home, is part of a larger rebranding effort that represents months of strategic…
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Image by falco from Pixabay

NRF Urges USTR to Avoid Tariffs Against Vietnam

The National Retail Federation urged the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to avoid placing tariffs on imports of Vietnamese goods and rely on other remedies and authorities to address…

Moe's Home Collection Announces New Toronto Licensee

Moe’s Home Collection, the North American retailer and wholesaler, best known for its modern and contemporary furniture and home décor, has announced the opening of its newest showroom at 7850 Weston…

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics Executes Multi-Phase Expansion Plan

As part of its ongoing commitment to support its customers and brands, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics announced the latest milestones in a multi-phase global expansion plan. The first phase, initiated at…
Georg Jensen
The flagship location closed on December 24.

Georg Jensen Closes Madison Avenue Flagship

Coinciding with the end of the iconic Danish lifestyle brand’s lease on its Madison Avenue location, Georg Jensen New York closed December 24, 2020 as they seek out a more ideal home for their…
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Image by bellaluna222 from Pixabay

SOFFA Included in Omnibus Bill

The $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress on Monday, December 21, and signed by President Trump Sunday, included more than 3,000 pages of legislation, including the Safer Occupancy…