The home and small office furniture segment is going through a metamorphosis of sorts, one that has been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. but that has its roots in consumer lifestyle transitions and professional workstyle transformations that have been progressing for a generation.
Overstock has been awarded a U.S. government contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) as one of three online retailers providing business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce capabilities for federal agencies.
The merger of Bestar and Bush Industries occurred in time for the combined enterprise to address a market aligning with its core competencies, including e-commerce and product development, and ready to tap key product categories, including the home office furniture segment, such that the company anticipates adding 30 to 40 employees to its workforce in the coming weeks, said Mark Weppner, svp/marketing, design and engineering for the company.
Office Depot has appointed D. Anthony Scaglione as evp/chief financial officer, effective July 20, 2020. As CFO, Scaglione will report directly to CEO Gerry Smith and be a member of the executive committee.
The 15th anniversary Summer Las Vegas Market, rescheduled to run August 30 to September 3, will feature the grand opening of The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, a 315,000-square-foot exposition facility that will house the market’s gift and home temporaries, in addition to more than 4,300 furniture, home décor and gift resources in 5.4 million square feet.
The High Point Market Authority has released its style report for Summer/Fall 2020, and is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Style Spotters team.
With guidance from health and elected officials as well an epidemiologist, International Market Centers is reopening its campuses in Atlanta, High Point, NC, and Las Vegas with new safety procedures and operational protocols in place.
In its second week, High Point Virtual Market gave the furniture industry access to programming, product discovery and a sense of community as they have dealt with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to host International Market Centers.
Keter North America, a global manufacturer of outdoor furniture and a range of leisure and storage products, has recently begun production of high-quality, reusable face shields at its plants in Anderson, Indiana, and Milton, Ontario, Canada. Both facilities have the capacity to produce about 50,000 face shields a week.