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IMC Updates Summer Gift & Home Market Plans Following Survey

IMC Updates Summer Gift & Home Market Plans Following Survey

ATLANTA/LAS VEGAS – Following a comprehensive survey of its universe of gift and home furnishings buyers and suppliers, International Market Centers (IMC) announced today updates to its summer 2020 markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas. IMC is postponing both markets until August, with Atlanta Market now running August 13 – 18 and Las Vegas Market running August 30 – September 3.

IMC surveyed its entire buyer and supplier universe – 180,000+ retailers and designers and nearly 6,000 manufacturers and sales agencies across the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries with results which were statistically significant. Retailer respondents expressed immediate…

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IMC Updates Atlanta Apparel Market Plans Following Survey

IMC Updates Atlanta Apparel Market Plans Following Survey

ATLANTA – Following a comprehensive survey of apparel industry buyers and suppliers, International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that Atlanta Apparel will resume its market calendar with all markets confirmed as scheduled beginning with the June Atlanta Apparel Market, June 10-13, 2020, at AmericasMart® Atlanta. IMC also announced format changes for its June and August Atlanta Apparel Markets and plans to move educational programming and trend presentations online for upcoming markets.

IMC surveyed its entire buyer and supplier universe – 180,000+ retailers and designers and nearly 6,000 manufacturers and sales agencies across the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries –…

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Survey: Growing Financial Toll On Casual Furnishings Industry

Survey: Growing Financial Toll On Casual Furnishings Industry

HIGH POINT, N.C. – According to the latest survey of International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) members, financial pressures and frustrations continue to mount as the pandemic grinds on through what should be the industry’s prime selling season.

In the third round of surveys collected by research firm Industry Insights between Monday, April 27 and Thursday, April 30, the financial toll resulting from stay-at-home orders is growing more severe. Indeed, with almost 98 percent of the manufacturers, retailers and suppliers surveyed, the findings report direct, negative financial impact on their businesses due to the coronavirus (a figure that has almost doubled…

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ICFA Cancels Preview Show

ICFA Cancels Preview Show

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The International Casual Furnishings Association is canceling the Preview Show slated for July 14-16 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and has shifted its focus toward Casual Market Chicago scheduled in September.

“ICFA continues its commitment to the health and safety of its members along with other professionals who contribute to the hosting of the casual furnishings trade shows at theMART in Chicago,” stated Joe Pucci, president of Great Gatherings and chairman of the board, following a conference call of the ICFA Executive Committee last Friday.

Pucci noted that the leadership group and theMART…

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Wearbest Weavers Now Supplying Hospital Gowns

Wearbest Weavers Now Supplying Hospital Gowns

GARFIELD, N.J. – Wearbest Weavers, LLC has been committed to mobilizing their technology to support and serve medical personnel since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a matter of weeks, Wearbest pivoted their production from performance textiles to weaving PPE fabric, and is now supplying fully tailored medical gowns.

The medical gowns are made with fabrics that are tested for ANSI/AAMI PB 70 standards for Barrier Levels I, II and III. These fabrics are constructed with durable, washable materials. The fabrics were retested after 50 commercial laundering settings in high temperatures as recommended by the CDC with consistent…

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Grand Canyon Gas Logs Manufactures Largest Logset in the USA

Grand Canyon Gas Logs Manufactures Largest Logset in the USA

PHOENIX – Grand Canyon Gas Logs celebrated another milestone this month as they manufactured the longest log set in the nation - a 120” treatment to suit the construction needs of client Whitestone Reit.

Whitestone Reit is a publicly traded real estate investment trust company, and in April, Michael Parrish, director of Construction, contacted family owned and operated Arizona Fireplaces to collaborate on selecting the right fire feature for Market Street at DC Ranch, a rustic-style shopping center with boutiques, restaurants, salons & other services.

The sheer expanse of the fireplace wall, coupled with anchoring it as an…

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The Bo Jackson Signature Portable Gas Grill by Coyote Outdoor

The Bo Jackson Signature Portable Gas Grill by Coyote Outdoor

DALLAS - Bo Jackson, arguably the greatest athlete of all time, is now bringing his talents to the grilling industry. The Bo Jackson Signature Portable Gas Grill by Coyote Outdoor is made of superior quality 316 marine-grade stainless steel and comes with a customized grate and cover with the legend’s autograph.

The product is extremely versatile and can be placed on a picnic table, truck bed, as well as on a boat. It can be used with either a 20 lb. propane tank or a small disposable propane tank and it has up to a 20,000 BTU of output.…

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A Message from Hestan: Keeping Stakeholders Safe, Supporting Product Lines

A Message from Hestan: Keeping Stakeholders Safe, Supporting Product Lines

At Hestan, we have redoubled our efforts to not only keep our employees, partners and customers safe, but to keep the heart of our company beating throughout this unprecedented period.

Our essential operations team continues to support our multiple product lines, including both Hestan and Aspire brands, while paying the highest attention to the health and safety of our staff. We continue to re-evaluate and reinforce dynamic safety measures, including the use of PPE and hygienic practices, sanitation protocols and a no-visitor policy.

A majority of our employees now work remotely, and utilize videoconferencing to remain connected to…

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