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FURNITURE FIRST ADDS THREE MEMBERS, HOLDS TOWN HALL CALLS ON COVID-19 FOR MEMBERS

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. -- Three retailers have joined Furniture First as the cooperative buying group holds town hall calls to help all members stay connected during COVID-19 closures.


 
WFCA CAUTIONS: YOU CANNOT FURLOUGH AND THEN REHIRE EMPLOYEES TO AVOID LEAVE OBLIGATIONS
 

DALTON, Ga.-- The World Floor Covering Association has advised members on the ramifications of furloughing and then rehiring employees to avoid leave obligations.
 

 
AT HOME GROUP PARTNERS WITH PICKUP TO LAUNCH CONTACTLESS NEXT-DAY LOCAL DELIVERY

The Texas-based At Home is accelerating its omnichannel strategy,  offering contactless next-day local delivery of a full assortment of home décor and furniture.

PLANO, Texas -- At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME), the home décor superstore, today announced the company has expanded its partnership with PICKUP, a last-mile logistics service, to offer contactless next-day local delivery. 


 
CASUAL FURNISHINGS INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO SURVEY ON COVID-19
 
 
HIGH POINT -- Nearly all International Casual Furnishings Association members responding to a survey fielded last week are expressing deep concerns about the effect the COVID-19 pandemic will have on their businesses this year.

 
 
SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDERS: WHAT DO THEY REQUIRE OF BUSINESSES? WFCA PROVIDES INSIGHTS


DALTON, Ga. -- The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) is providing guidance to its flooring retailers on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, offering more clarity on the significance of "shelter-in-place" orders.


 
CASH FLOW RELIEF UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

DALTON, Ga. -- The World Floor Covering Association has notified members how requirements to pay sick and family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act will significantly impact small businesses' cash flow.


 
WFCA OFFERS FLOORING RETAILERS GUIDANCE ON BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE AND CORONAVIRUS

DALTON, Ga. -- The World Floor Covering Association is recommending that member flooring retailers and contractors file a claim for business interruption insurance if they have such coverage. 


 
IMC TO CLOSE HIGH POINT PROPERTIES TO PUBLIC IN COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT ORDER
 
HIGH POINT, N.C -- IMC will temporarily close its 17 High Point properties to the public beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27. The closure, which is in effect through April 16, aims to help slow the spread of Covid-19.


 
 
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OPENS NATIONAL ONLINE DIALOGUE ON PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE AND PAID SICK LEAVE

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Labor is hosting a national online dialogue to help employers and workers understand their responsibilities and rights, respectively, under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.


 
AS BUSINESS GRINDS TO A HALT, AREA RUG RETAILERS EXPECT RUG SALES TO DECREASE IN THE NEAR-TERM


A RugNews.com survey of area rug retailers finds that most expect demand for rugs to decrease slightly or dramatically in the next six months as some remain optimistic anticipating a slight increase.

NEW YORK -- As a growing number of cities and states across the U.S. order business closures and stay at home orders, area rug retailers expect rug sales to slow for the next six months, according to an anonymous survey by RugNews.com.


 
NYC'S JAVITS CENTER GETS RETOOLED AS COVID-19 FIELD HOSPITAL
 
 
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, discusses plans to convert the Jacob Javits Center to a temporary hospital to deal with the city's Covid-19 outbreak.

NEW YORK -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent announcement that NYC's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center will be transformed into a temporary hospital to combat the Covid-19 pandemic proves a stark reminder of the major disruptions to American life.


 
IMC CLOSES AMERICASMART TO PUBLIC IN COMPLIANCE WITH CITY OF ATLANTA EXECUTIVE ORDER

ATLANTA -- IMC has temporarily closed AmericasMart Atlanta, the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center.


 
INDIA PM ANNOUNCES 21-DAY LOCKDOWN TO CURB VIRUS


In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, India's PM Shri Narendra Modi  announced a three-week lockdown for the nation's 1.2 billion residents.

NEW DEHLI -- India's Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced that it is locking down the nation's 1.3 billion residents in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
 

 
ITA ANNOUNCES NEW SPRING 2020 SHOWTIME DATES
 

HIGH POINT, N.C. -  International Textile Alliance revises dates of upcoming spring Showtime market to June 12-16 to coincide with new High Point Market dates.


 
TJX CLOSES ALL STORES & ONLINE BUSINESSES


TJX Companies, the parent of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods and Sierra, is closing stores and online business due to COVID19 crisis.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.-- The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX), announced it is closing all stores and its online businesses as part of its COVID-19 response.
 

 
AT HOME GROUP INC. TEMPORARILY CLOSES ALL STORES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
 
 

PLANO, Texas -- At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME) announced that it will temporarily close all stores across the country from Sunday, March 22 through Saturday, March 28. All associates will be paid during this planned closure.


 
HD EXPO + CONFERENCE CANCELS MAY EVENT
 
LAS VEGAS -- After closely monitoring the risk and impact of COVID-19, HD Expo + Conference, which had been scheduled for May 5-7, 2020, at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, has been officially cancelled.


 
HOM FURNITURE & GABBERTS TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE ALL RETAIL SHOWROOMS


HOM Furniture is temporarily closing its retail stores due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- HOM Furniture is temporarily closing all of its retail locations in all markets effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the close of business.   


 
HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY SETS JUNE DATES FOR POSTPONED SPRING MARKET

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The High Point Market Authority announces new dates for the postponed spring 2020 High Point Market, originally scheduled for April 25-29, 2020.
 

 
 
NOURISON DIGITALLY DEBUTS AREA RUGS FOR SPRING NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET; RELOCATES TO NEW SHOWROOM IN FALL
 
For mass merchants and e-commerce shoppers that would have attended the cancelled NY Home Fashions Market, Nourison rolls out several new collections that will be shared digitally with buyers. Shown, ATH02 
 
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison digitally introduces area rugs with bold, linear designs and rich, vibrant accent rugs for the big box and e-commerce shoppers that typically attend New York Home Fashions Market. 


















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