Avalon recalls 9,500 bedroom pieces

Melisa D. Galvin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Avalon Furniture has recalled 9,500 pieces of furniture from its Cottage Town bedroom collection. According to a recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the base coat paint used on pieces within the furniture collection contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint standard. Lead […]

Crate and Barrel CEO stepping down

Melisa D. Galvin

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Crate and Barrel announced that CEO Neela Montgomery will leave her position with the company on Aug. 1. Montgomery informed the board of directors of her plan late last year according to a statement released by the company. Montgomery spent six years with the Otto Group, Crate and […]

Macy’s: Home is having “a golden moment”

Melisa D. Galvin

New York — Macy’s Inc. is bracing for more temporary store closings where COVID-19 outbreaks are surging, execs said during today’s quarterly conference call with analysts. Nearly all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Blue Mercury stores have now reopened. While overall sales are still down, home and beauty have been standout performers. “Home store […]

HS2 joint venture earns Greenguard Gold Certification for encased coil systems

Melisa D. Galvin

HICKORY, N.C. — HS2, a joint venture between HS Manufacturing (HSM) and Harrison Spinks U.S., has earned UL Greenguard Gold Certification for its Micro Advanced Comfort Technology comfort layer systems and its Flexecore mattress component system. The glue-free, high-density fabric-encased coil systems give manufacturers a healthier option when specifying components […]

Webinar: Optimizing logistics during the pandemic

Melisa D. Galvin

HIGH POINT — COVID-19 confronts retailers and manufacturers with unprecedented logistical challenges. Furniture Today Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin and Josh DeLay, vice president of business development at J.B. Hunt, will sit down with a panel of leading retail and manufacturing logistics experts to explore innovative strategies to keep goods […]

1stdibs reveals “Iconic Spaces Reimagined”

Melisa D. Galvin

This before and after photo shows the current living room at Villa Santo Sospir (l) and designer Sara Bengurs reimagined room (r). NEW YORK – Luxury online marketplace 1stdibs has revealed its first-ever designer show house after partnering with ten designers to each select an iconic room they’ve always loved […]