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Twin Star Donates Desks In COVID-19 Crisis

To support homebound students in need during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Twin Star Home has donated 500 desks to Chicago-area Bolingbrook High School and the Secondary Transition Experience Program, both part of the Valley View School District.

Retail Champions
Retail Champions 2020: Home Depot

ATLANTA— Home Depot has experienced some tailwinds through the buffets of the COVID-19 pandemic, as experienced by the home center/hardware channel, that should position it to maintain momentum through the next stages of recovery from the crisis.

Appliances
Breville Virtual Tour Encourages Pizza Making

Travel restrictions haven’t stopped Breville from hosting entertaining special events. The company is hosting a virtual “meet the makers pizza tour” featuring local celebrity chefs sharing tips on how to master pizza at home using the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo.

Financials
Burlington Swings To Net Loss In Q1

Off-price retailer Burlington Stores was impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in the first quarter as the company posted a big net loss. Still, the retailer asserted that it was in a strong financial position as it continues to reopen its stores.

Tabletop
Fiskars Design Team Wins Red Dot Award

The Fiskars design team, led by Petteri Masalin, has won the 2020 Red Dot: Design Team of the Year award. Fiskars Corporation is the parent company to the Fiskars Living portfolio of tableware brands that includes Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and Rogaška.

Cookware & Bakeware
GreenPan Rolls Out Venice Pro Cookware Line

GreenPan, a division of The Cookware Company, is showcasing Venice Pro, its stainless steel ceramic non-stick cookware line. The collection is made with the company’s metal-utensil-safe Thermolon Minerals non-stick coating and also comes with GreenPan’s Evershine technology, which is designed to help prevent discoloration.

Retail Champions
Retail Champions 2020: Costco

ISSAQUAH, WA— The COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. drove consumers to Costco as a place to stock up on food and household essentials, but images of consumers driving wagon loads of groceries, paper towels and other necessary products out of its warehouse clubs don’t provide the whole picture.

Home Décor
IMC White Paper Reveals Retail Reopening Sentiments

A survey of the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries commissioned by International Market Centers has determined that, although the COVID-19 crisis has affected all retail sales across the U.S., store owners and operators are looking toward reopening and recovery, and expressing a near-term need for new products.

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