Wayfair Professional has called for submissions to the 5th annual Tastemaker Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation in commercial and residential design.
Wayfair has tapped singer, songwriter, voice coach and TV host Kelly Clarkson as the retailer’s first official brand ambassador in the U.S. The partnership with Clarkson will span TV, digital and retail, and will also include a new home collection.
Wayfair is engaged in layoffs that it says will make the organization more efficient.
In an expansion of its mid-century modern product offering, Wayfair has launched the Foundstone collection of price-attainable furniture, décor and more, going above and beyond its usual group offerings to include housewares.
Wayfair has reported a 36% increase year over year in direct retail gross sales, defined as dollars of order intake, for the five-day peak shopping period of Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. Black Friday and Cyber Monday were Wayfair’s highest revenue days ever, the company said.
In a move that identifies key home furnishings trends, Wayfair has released its Wayfair Professional renovation report for contractors.
As part of its systematic initiation of brick-and-mortar retail, Wayfair has scheduled the opening of the company’s first, full-service physical retail store for August 21 at the Natick Mall in Natick, MA.
With her experience and connections as a buyer for the tabletop category, Chrissie Puchta has brought her extensive knowledge and creativity to Wayfair for nearly five years. Today, as the associate director, tabletop category management, Puchta has been praised by vendors for her knowledge, creativity and her research skills, which has led her to be named a 2019 Impact Merchant.
Wayfair’s James Savarese, chief operating officer, and John Mulliken, chief technology officer, are retiring from the company. In addition, Thomas Netzer and Allan Lyall, both currently executives in its European business, have received promotions.