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Summer Classics Launches 2021 New Products

Summer Classics Launches 2021 New Products

PELHAM, AL - Summer Classics has announced its 2021 line, featuring nine collections and 180 new products—all with a nod to European style. Summer Classics took a cue from today’s marketplace items and transitioned those into a Café Americana design.

“For the 2021 line, we tried to focus on product that looks and feels authentic. This year we wanted to create classic designs with timeless details,” said Bew White, founder and CEO. “In terms of the theme, we looked for inspiration in classic materials and styles that felt ageless. Like the Italia collection made from wrought iron – a…

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STORIS’ Marketing Supervisor, Caitlin Jascewsky, Inducted to HFB’s Forty Under 40

STORIS’ Marketing Supervisor, Caitlin Jascewsky, Inducted to HFB’s Forty Under 40

MT ARLINGTON, N.J. - Caitlin Jascewsky has been inducted into the 2020 class of Forty Under 40 published by Home Furnishing Business (HFB). HFB started the Forty Under 40 program in 2015 to recognize accomplished up and coming professionals in home furnishings. STORIS is proud Caitlin represents their team as a determined and talented professional impacting the future of the industry.

Caitlin’s dedication goes beyond her day to day responsibilities and goals and regularly delves into the betterment of retailers. She uses her creativity and thoroughness to think beyond retail technology to get to the heart of what will…

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ICFA Announces 2020 Apollo Award Finalists

ICFA Announces 2020 Apollo Award Finalists

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The International Casual Furnishings Association announces the finalists for the 2020 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.

Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments plus a commitment to customer service and dedication to professional development for their staff. The finalist is recognized as an exceptional dealer in their trading area and a model for others within the industry, as well as characterized by innovative marketing and merchandising strategies.

The ICFA membership will vote via an online ballot for a winner in each of two categories later this summer. The…

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HPBA Pacific’s MEGA Dealer Round Up Turns Virtual Over Two Weeks: Sessions August 17-20 & 24-27

HPBA Pacific’s MEGA Dealer Round Up Turns Virtual Over Two Weeks: Sessions August 17-20 & 24-27

Registration is now open for the 16-session industry-specific education event with Zoom classes running the first two hours each of 8 days in August.  There will be two hour-long classes, 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., and manufacturer exhibits online after that for the remainder of the two-week event and beyond.

It is $89 for an entire company to have access to all 16 classes, most with CEUs, or attendees may pay just $15 per class.  There is member and nonmember pricing.

With industry members disappointed that the previously scheduled annual event in May had to be cancelled, the affiliate…

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Celebrating Patio Season with Personalized Covers

Celebrating Patio Season with Personalized Covers

With the pandemic forcing everyone to stay home, people are spending a lot more time in their patios. The increased use means a lot more wear and tear to the outdoor furniture and appliances. It is important to safeguard these patio essentials with a good quality cover. Cookie cutter covers do more harm to the products than protect as they work with generic dimensions. Good quality covers not only protect from rain, dust, bugs, abrasions, UV rays and more, but also extend the life of your patio purchases.

Covers and All is one of industry’s biggest brands for customized covers,…

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Couristan Appoints Matt Tollison as Executive Vice President of Area Rugs

Couristan Appoints Matt Tollison as Executive Vice President of Area Rugs

FORT LEE, N.J. – Couristan, Inc. an importer/manufacturer of area rugs, residential broadloom and custom carpeting for the contract and hospitality industries has appointed Matt Tollison to the position of executive vice president of area rugs for its Residential Division.

In his new role, Tollison will lead and execute Couristan’s exploration and strategic development of new business opportunities while driving sales and increasing the company’s dealer footprint within existing distribution channels.

Additionally, Tollison will also help spearhead product development in terms of product design and innovation while focusing on key price points within today’s market segments. Under Tollison’s…

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KoverRoos Supporting STEM Nonprofit Code2College

KoverRoos Supporting STEM Nonprofit Code2College

AUSTIN, TX - KoverRoos has committed to donating 10% of July website sales to Code2College, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of minority and low-income high school students who enter and excel in STEM undergraduate majors and careers.”

While KoverRoos’ sustainability efforts have largely been devoted to addressing the environmental pillar of sustainability, we realized recently the social and economic piece was being overlooked. Thus, we have made the decision to diversify our sustainability efforts in accordance with our company values. KoverRoos’ commitment to social and economic equality is absolute.

Technology is integral to so…

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ICFA Sales Rep Designs 2021 Membership Pin

ICFA Sales Rep Designs 2021 Membership Pin

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Longtime independent furniture sales representative Tom Nolan has created the winning design for membership pins that will be worn next year by sales rep members of the International Casual Furnishings Association and the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association.

Nolan, who represents Winston Furniture, Gensun and Jensen Leisure Furniture among other lines in the Midwest, will mark a 50-year career as a professional home furnishings sales representative on September 1. Based in Kansas City, Kan., Nolan continues a multi-line, indoor and outdoor furnishings business launched by his father in 1955. He currently services dealers in Kansas, Missouri,…

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