NY NOW cancels winter 2021 in-person market

NEW YORK — NY NOW has decided to cancel its in-person Winter 2021 Market originally scheduled for Feb. 7-10, 2021, due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government restrictions and the current closure of the Javits Convention Center, along with other regulations, have made it impossible to stage the NY NOW Winter Show in-person.

“We are extremely disappointed to cancel our Winter 2021 in-person market,” said Tim Hart, SVP, NY NOW. “However, it has become clear that it will not be possible to bring our community together in New York in February. Our attention now turns to build on the success of our recently launched NY NOW Digital Market.

“The Digital Market is a year-round discovery, connection and lead generation platform for our community, and we were delighted to welcome more than 650 brands for its launch. It’s a privilege to be on this digital journey with our community, and we are thrilled by the possibilities it creates for us all – particularly when digital and in-person converge at the Javits Center in August 2021.”

NY NOW’s Digital Market will remain online as an ongoing resource for buyers through the end of 2020 and beyond.

In 2021, the Digital Market will be highlighted by the Winter Market Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3. The Winter Market Week will feature a full program of content, experiences, show specials, new product introductions and more.

For more information, visit the NY NOW website.

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Flexsteel joins First Tuesday, opens High Point showroom year-round

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Full-line manufacturer and importer Flexsteel Inds. has signed on for the recently announced First Tuesday initiative to attract retailers to High Point the first Tuesday of each month.

“The First Tuesday initiative is a great idea,” said David Crimmins, Flexsteel’s vice president of sales. “The world is changing, and the time is right to leverage the tremendous effort and investment that goes into preparing this great space for each market event. Our showroom has been 100% built-out and open full time ever since Premarket. Many of our retailers have joined us for both live and virtual showroom tours in the time between then and now. Our retailers tell us they really like having the flexibility.”

The move is part of the company’s efforts to find new, innovative ways to connect with its retailers – whether in-person or virtually – and Crimmins said it was an “easy yes” when Flexsteel was first approached about participating in First Tuesday, a concept spearheaded by Manwah.

Flexsteel, which debuted a dramatic new entrance to its 65,000-square-foot High Point showroom at September’s Premarket, already had made the decision that it was going to keep its showroom open year-round for both live and virtual tours.

Flexsteel saw first-hand how keeping the showroom open full-time provides an opportunity for more personal interaction with their retailers and buyers. Virtual tours also have proven to be a hit, and to accommodate those, Flexsteel invested in equipment and staff to ensure a good experience. Joining other manufacturers and suppliers in the First Tuesday initiative can allow Flexsteel retailers who want the live experience to consolidate their visits with the brands they sell in a single trip to High Point.

First Tuesdays begin Dec. 3, but Flexsteel’s showroom is open daily by appointment to current and prospective retailers. The company also intends to leverage the space as a resource for supplier meetings, training programs and other special events throughout the year.

If your company plans to join First Tuesday, please contact Powell Slaughter at pslaughter@furnituretoday.com.

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NY NOW cancels winter 2021 in-person market

NEW YORK — NY NOW has decided to cancel its in-person Winter 2021 Market originally scheduled for Feb. 7-10, 2021, due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government restrictions and the current closure of the Javits Convention Center, along with other regulations, have made it impossible to stage the NY NOW Winter Show in-person.

“We are extremely disappointed to cancel our Winter 2021 in-person market,” said Tim Hart, SVP, NY NOW. “However, it has become clear that it will not be possible to bring our community together in New York in February. Our attention now turns to build on the success of our recently launched NY NOW Digital Market.

“The Digital Market is a year-round discovery, connection and lead generation platform for our community, and we were delighted to welcome more than 650 brands for its launch. It’s a privilege to be on this digital journey with our community, and we are thrilled by the possibilities it creates for us all – particularly when digital and in-person converge at the Javits Center in August 2021.”

NY NOW’s Digital Market will remain online as an ongoing resource for buyers through the end of 2020 and beyond.

In 2021, the Digital Market will be highlighted by the Winter Market Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3. The Winter Market Week will feature a full program of content, experiences, show specials, new product introductions and more.

For more information, visit the NY NOW website.

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Flexsteel joins First Tuesday, opens High Point showroom year-round

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Full-line manufacturer and importer Flexsteel Inds. has signed on for the recently announced First Tuesday initiative to attract retailers to High Point the first Tuesday of each month.

“The First Tuesday initiative is a great idea,” said David Crimmins, Flexsteel’s vice president of sales. “The world is changing, and the time is right to leverage the tremendous effort and investment that goes into preparing this great space for each market event. Our showroom has been 100% built-out and open full time ever since Premarket. Many of our retailers have joined us for both live and virtual showroom tours in the time between then and now. Our retailers tell us they really like having the flexibility.”

The move is part of the company’s efforts to find new, innovative ways to connect with its retailers – whether in-person or virtually – and Crimmins said it was an “easy yes” when Flexsteel was first approached about participating in First Tuesday, a concept spearheaded by Manwah.

Flexsteel, which debuted a dramatic new entrance to its 65,000-square-foot High Point showroom at September’s Premarket, already had made the decision that it was going to keep its showroom open year-round for both live and virtual tours.

Flexsteel saw first-hand how keeping the showroom open full-time provides an opportunity for more personal interaction with their retailers and buyers. Virtual tours also have proven to be a hit, and to accommodate those, Flexsteel invested in equipment and staff to ensure a good experience. Joining other manufacturers and suppliers in the First Tuesday initiative can allow Flexsteel retailers who want the live experience to consolidate their visits with the brands they sell in a single trip to High Point.

First Tuesdays begin Dec. 3, but Flexsteel’s showroom is open daily by appointment to current and prospective retailers. The company also intends to leverage the space as a resource for supplier meetings, training programs and other special events throughout the year.

If your company plans to join First Tuesday, please contact Powell Slaughter at pslaughter@furnituretoday.com.

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NY NOW cancels winter 2021 in-person market

NEW YORK — NY NOW has decided to cancel its in-person Winter 2021 Market originally scheduled for Feb. 7-10, 2021, due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government restrictions and the current closure of the Javits Convention Center, along with other regulations, have made it impossible to stage the NY NOW Winter Show in-person.

“We are extremely disappointed to cancel our Winter 2021 in-person market,” said Tim Hart, SVP, NY NOW. “However, it has become clear that it will not be possible to bring our community together in New York in February. Our attention now turns to build on the success of our recently launched NY NOW Digital Market.

“The Digital Market is a year-round discovery, connection and lead generation platform for our community, and we were delighted to welcome more than 650 brands for its launch. It’s a privilege to be on this digital journey with our community, and we are thrilled by the possibilities it creates for us all – particularly when digital and in-person converge at the Javits Center in August 2021.”

NY NOW’s Digital Market will remain online as an ongoing resource for buyers through the end of 2020 and beyond.

In 2021, the Digital Market will be highlighted by the Winter Market Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3. The Winter Market Week will feature a full program of content, experiences, show specials, new product introductions and more.

For more information, visit the NY NOW website.

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Flexsteel joins First Tuesday, opens High Point showroom year-round

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Full-line manufacturer and importer Flexsteel Inds. has signed on for the recently announced First Tuesday initiative to attract retailers to High Point the first Tuesday of each month.

“The First Tuesday initiative is a great idea,” said David Crimmins, Flexsteel’s vice president of sales. “The world is changing, and the time is right to leverage the tremendous effort and investment that goes into preparing this great space for each market event. Our showroom has been 100% built-out and open full time ever since Premarket. Many of our retailers have joined us for both live and virtual showroom tours in the time between then and now. Our retailers tell us they really like having the flexibility.”

The move is part of the company’s efforts to find new, innovative ways to connect with its retailers – whether in-person or virtually – and Crimmins said it was an “easy yes” when Flexsteel was first approached about participating in First Tuesday, a concept spearheaded by Manwah.

Flexsteel, which debuted a dramatic new entrance to its 65,000-square-foot High Point showroom at September’s Premarket, already had made the decision that it was going to keep its showroom open year-round for both live and virtual tours.

Flexsteel saw first-hand how keeping the showroom open full-time provides an opportunity for more personal interaction with their retailers and buyers. Virtual tours also have proven to be a hit, and to accommodate those, Flexsteel invested in equipment and staff to ensure a good experience. Joining other manufacturers and suppliers in the First Tuesday initiative can allow Flexsteel retailers who want the live experience to consolidate their visits with the brands they sell in a single trip to High Point.

First Tuesdays begin Dec. 3, but Flexsteel’s showroom is open daily by appointment to current and prospective retailers. The company also intends to leverage the space as a resource for supplier meetings, training programs and other special events throughout the year.

If your company plans to join First Tuesday, please contact Powell Slaughter at pslaughter@furnituretoday.com.

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NY NOW cancels winter 2021 in-person market

NEW YORK — NY NOW has decided to cancel its in-person Winter 2021 Market originally scheduled for Feb. 7-10, 2021, due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government restrictions and the current closure of the Javits Convention Center, along with other regulations, have made it impossible to stage the NY NOW Winter Show in-person.

“We are extremely disappointed to cancel our Winter 2021 in-person market,” said Tim Hart, SVP, NY NOW. “However, it has become clear that it will not be possible to bring our community together in New York in February. Our attention now turns to build on the success of our recently launched NY NOW Digital Market.

“The Digital Market is a year-round discovery, connection and lead generation platform for our community, and we were delighted to welcome more than 650 brands for its launch. It’s a privilege to be on this digital journey with our community, and we are thrilled by the possibilities it creates for us all – particularly when digital and in-person converge at the Javits Center in August 2021.”

NY NOW’s Digital Market will remain online as an ongoing resource for buyers through the end of 2020 and beyond.

In 2021, the Digital Market will be highlighted by the Winter Market Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3. The Winter Market Week will feature a full program of content, experiences, show specials, new product introductions and more.

For more information, visit the NY NOW website.

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Flexsteel joins First Tuesday, opens High Point showroom year-round

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Full-line manufacturer and importer Flexsteel Inds. has signed on for the recently announced First Tuesday initiative to attract retailers to High Point the first Tuesday of each month.

“The First Tuesday initiative is a great idea,” said David Crimmins, Flexsteel’s vice president of sales. “The world is changing, and the time is right to leverage the tremendous effort and investment that goes into preparing this great space for each market event. Our showroom has been 100% built-out and open full time ever since Premarket. Many of our retailers have joined us for both live and virtual showroom tours in the time between then and now. Our retailers tell us they really like having the flexibility.”

The move is part of the company’s efforts to find new, innovative ways to connect with its retailers – whether in-person or virtually – and Crimmins said it was an “easy yes” when Flexsteel was first approached about participating in First Tuesday, a concept spearheaded by Manwah.

Flexsteel, which debuted a dramatic new entrance to its 65,000-square-foot High Point showroom at September’s Premarket, already had made the decision that it was going to keep its showroom open year-round for both live and virtual tours.

Flexsteel saw first-hand how keeping the showroom open full-time provides an opportunity for more personal interaction with their retailers and buyers. Virtual tours also have proven to be a hit, and to accommodate those, Flexsteel invested in equipment and staff to ensure a good experience. Joining other manufacturers and suppliers in the First Tuesday initiative can allow Flexsteel retailers who want the live experience to consolidate their visits with the brands they sell in a single trip to High Point.

First Tuesdays begin Dec. 3, but Flexsteel’s showroom is open daily by appointment to current and prospective retailers. The company also intends to leverage the space as a resource for supplier meetings, training programs and other special events throughout the year.

If your company plans to join First Tuesday, please contact Powell Slaughter at pslaughter@furnituretoday.com.

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NY NOW cancels winter 2021 in-person market

NEW YORK — NY NOW has decided to cancel its in-person Winter 2021 Market originally scheduled for Feb. 7-10, 2021, due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government restrictions and the current closure of the Javits Convention Center, along with other regulations, have made it impossible to stage the NY NOW Winter Show in-person.

“We are extremely disappointed to cancel our Winter 2021 in-person market,” said Tim Hart, SVP, NY NOW. “However, it has become clear that it will not be possible to bring our community together in New York in February. Our attention now turns to build on the success of our recently launched NY NOW Digital Market.

“The Digital Market is a year-round discovery, connection and lead generation platform for our community, and we were delighted to welcome more than 650 brands for its launch. It’s a privilege to be on this digital journey with our community, and we are thrilled by the possibilities it creates for us all – particularly when digital and in-person converge at the Javits Center in August 2021.”

NY NOW’s Digital Market will remain online as an ongoing resource for buyers through the end of 2020 and beyond.

In 2021, the Digital Market will be highlighted by the Winter Market Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3. The Winter Market Week will feature a full program of content, experiences, show specials, new product introductions and more.

For more information, visit the NY NOW website.

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Flexsteel joins First Tuesday, opens High Point showroom year-round

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Full-line manufacturer and importer Flexsteel Inds. has signed on for the recently announced First Tuesday initiative to attract retailers to High Point the first Tuesday of each month.

“The First Tuesday initiative is a great idea,” said David Crimmins, Flexsteel’s vice president of sales. “The world is changing, and the time is right to leverage the tremendous effort and investment that goes into preparing this great space for each market event. Our showroom has been 100% built-out and open full time ever since Premarket. Many of our retailers have joined us for both live and virtual showroom tours in the time between then and now. Our retailers tell us they really like having the flexibility.”

The move is part of the company’s efforts to find new, innovative ways to connect with its retailers – whether in-person or virtually – and Crimmins said it was an “easy yes” when Flexsteel was first approached about participating in First Tuesday, a concept spearheaded by Manwah.

Flexsteel, which debuted a dramatic new entrance to its 65,000-square-foot High Point showroom at September’s Premarket, already had made the decision that it was going to keep its showroom open year-round for both live and virtual tours.

Flexsteel saw first-hand how keeping the showroom open full-time provides an opportunity for more personal interaction with their retailers and buyers. Virtual tours also have proven to be a hit, and to accommodate those, Flexsteel invested in equipment and staff to ensure a good experience. Joining other manufacturers and suppliers in the First Tuesday initiative can allow Flexsteel retailers who want the live experience to consolidate their visits with the brands they sell in a single trip to High Point.

First Tuesdays begin Dec. 3, but Flexsteel’s showroom is open daily by appointment to current and prospective retailers. The company also intends to leverage the space as a resource for supplier meetings, training programs and other special events throughout the year.

If your company plans to join First Tuesday, please contact Powell Slaughter at pslaughter@furnituretoday.com.

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NY NOW cancels winter 2021 in-person market

NEW YORK — NY NOW has decided to cancel its in-person Winter 2021 Market originally scheduled for Feb. 7-10, 2021, due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government restrictions and the current closure of the Javits Convention Center, along with other regulations, have made it impossible to stage the NY NOW Winter Show in-person.

“We are extremely disappointed to cancel our Winter 2021 in-person market,” said Tim Hart, SVP, NY NOW. “However, it has become clear that it will not be possible to bring our community together in New York in February. Our attention now turns to build on the success of our recently launched NY NOW Digital Market.

“The Digital Market is a year-round discovery, connection and lead generation platform for our community, and we were delighted to welcome more than 650 brands for its launch. It’s a privilege to be on this digital journey with our community, and we are thrilled by the possibilities it creates for us all – particularly when digital and in-person converge at the Javits Center in August 2021.”

NY NOW’s Digital Market will remain online as an ongoing resource for buyers through the end of 2020 and beyond.

In 2021, the Digital Market will be highlighted by the Winter Market Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3. The Winter Market Week will feature a full program of content, experiences, show specials, new product introductions and more.

For more information, visit the NY NOW website.

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Flexsteel joins First Tuesday, opens High Point showroom year-round

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Full-line manufacturer and importer Flexsteel Inds. has signed on for the recently announced First Tuesday initiative to attract retailers to High Point the first Tuesday of each month.

“The First Tuesday initiative is a great idea,” said David Crimmins, Flexsteel’s vice president of sales. “The world is changing, and the time is right to leverage the tremendous effort and investment that goes into preparing this great space for each market event. Our showroom has been 100% built-out and open full time ever since Premarket. Many of our retailers have joined us for both live and virtual showroom tours in the time between then and now. Our retailers tell us they really like having the flexibility.”

The move is part of the company’s efforts to find new, innovative ways to connect with its retailers – whether in-person or virtually – and Crimmins said it was an “easy yes” when Flexsteel was first approached about participating in First Tuesday, a concept spearheaded by Manwah.

Flexsteel, which debuted a dramatic new entrance to its 65,000-square-foot High Point showroom at September’s Premarket, already had made the decision that it was going to keep its showroom open year-round for both live and virtual tours.

Flexsteel saw first-hand how keeping the showroom open full-time provides an opportunity for more personal interaction with their retailers and buyers. Virtual tours also have proven to be a hit, and to accommodate those, Flexsteel invested in equipment and staff to ensure a good experience. Joining other manufacturers and suppliers in the First Tuesday initiative can allow Flexsteel retailers who want the live experience to consolidate their visits with the brands they sell in a single trip to High Point.

First Tuesdays begin Dec. 3, but Flexsteel’s showroom is open daily by appointment to current and prospective retailers. The company also intends to leverage the space as a resource for supplier meetings, training programs and other special events throughout the year.

If your company plans to join First Tuesday, please contact Powell Slaughter at pslaughter@furnituretoday.com.

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NY NOW cancels winter 2021 in-person market

NEW YORK — NY NOW has decided to cancel its in-person Winter 2021 Market originally scheduled for Feb. 7-10, 2021, due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government restrictions and the current closure of the Javits Convention Center, along with other regulations, have made it impossible to stage the NY NOW Winter Show in-person.

“We are extremely disappointed to cancel our Winter 2021 in-person market,” said Tim Hart, SVP, NY NOW. “However, it has become clear that it will not be possible to bring our community together in New York in February. Our attention now turns to build on the success of our recently launched NY NOW Digital Market.

“The Digital Market is a year-round discovery, connection and lead generation platform for our community, and we were delighted to welcome more than 650 brands for its launch. It’s a privilege to be on this digital journey with our community, and we are thrilled by the possibilities it creates for us all – particularly when digital and in-person converge at the Javits Center in August 2021.”

NY NOW’s Digital Market will remain online as an ongoing resource for buyers through the end of 2020 and beyond.

In 2021, the Digital Market will be highlighted by the Winter Market Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3. The Winter Market Week will feature a full program of content, experiences, show specials, new product introductions and more.

For more information, visit the NY NOW website.

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Letter to the editor: The importance of ‘powerhouse salespeople’

I have personally attended more than 102 High Point furniture markets (with a few missed during time out for military service), at least 25 San Francisco shows and 30 Las Vegas markets in my 65 years involved in the home furnishings industry both as a retailer and manufacturer.

The industry is grappling with what COVID-19 has done to our business model and now disrupted and changed it forever, but possibly there is a lesson for all, and without doubt this lesson is part of my commitment to future planning.

That lesson is the importance of powerhouse salespeople, the “A” players who take 20 minutes to hear your product pitch and your commitment to honesty and loyalty, and who sign on without hesitation even though they are worn out from all my storytelling. They leave with a few iPhone pics and minutes later they’re back with customers on the phone they know are looking for value and need to have this merchandise on their floors.

My partners did not want me to open for Premarket. They thought the health risk too great for my old self. Actually, they demanded I not open. I disagreed and wisely prepared and attended High Point Premarket last month and was fortunate to meet with 10 of my 15 target customers because of years of personal relations. All were here in High Point for only three days, and each one made arrangements to stop by our showroom in Furniture Plaza still under construction with no signage and only six designs. All gave me firm commitments and explained they would not be back to High Point in October.

One late afternoon as retailers were leaving town, I sat with one of my salesmen, who had worked with me years ago and had recently joined me at LeatherWorks, and we shared a glass of wine.

We were toasting a “true warrior” of the industry, the late Scott Berry. Our eyes became teary as we regarded our dear friend’s passing and shared stories about “Hog Eye” and others we knew as well, and past adventures over the years. We lost one of our best friends to cancer the week before. He was a good man, too young to die for sure, but we don’t control that; God does. Like Scott and all great salesmen, we have passion to sell something we have passion for: great value furniture product.

Before this friend, and now my salesman, left in September, he had given me eight names of other potential reps, many I knew, most I had meet as a retailer 30 years ago and adored doing business with. Some were well past my age or close, and they were all professionals in dress, in sales knowledge and extremely focused on selling to customers whose respect they had earned from representing themselves for years and years, not just factories they worked for. It was nirvana for my soul.

This amazing team of professionals wrote more business at this show with or without customers attending than I had planned to produce before Chinese New Year. I have since tripled my projection on production before the holiday closing and added to my ready-to-ship inventory immediately after factory reopening.

I salute these warriors of our industry. I could name them, but they would not want their other lines to know what they have in their bag filed under “market killer.”

Thank you all. Holiday Blessings and a prosperous New Year. Stay safe and healthy.

I trust I will see you in Las Vegas.

Larry Crink, LeatherWorks/Northridge Home

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Letter to the editor: The importance of ‘powerhouse salespeople’

I have personally attended more than 102 High Point furniture markets (with a few missed during time out for military service), at least 25 San Francisco shows and 30 Las Vegas markets in my 65 years involved in the home furnishings industry both as a retailer and manufacturer.

The industry is grappling with what COVID-19 has done to our business model and now disrupted and changed it forever, but possibly there is a lesson for all, and without doubt this lesson is part of my commitment to future planning.

That lesson is the importance of powerhouse salespeople, the “A” players who take 20 minutes to hear your product pitch and your commitment to honesty and loyalty, and who sign on without hesitation even though they are worn out from all my storytelling. They leave with a few iPhone pics and minutes later they’re back with customers on the phone they know are looking for value and need to have this merchandise on their floors.

My partners did not want me to open for Premarket. They thought the health risk too great for my old self. Actually, they demanded I not open. I disagreed and wisely prepared and attended High Point Premarket last month and was fortunate to meet with 10 of my 15 target customers because of years of personal relations. All were here in High Point for only three days, and each one made arrangements to stop by our showroom in Furniture Plaza still under construction with no signage and only six designs. All gave me firm commitments and explained they would not be back to High Point in October.

One late afternoon as retailers were leaving town, I sat with one of my salesmen, who had worked with me years ago and had recently joined me at LeatherWorks, and we shared a glass of wine.

We were toasting a “true warrior” of the industry, the late Scott Berry. Our eyes became teary as we regarded our dear friend’s passing and shared stories about “Hog Eye” and others we knew as well, and past adventures over the years. We lost one of our best friends to cancer the week before. He was a good man, too young to die for sure, but we don’t control that; God does. Like Scott and all great salesmen, we have passion to sell something we have passion for: great value furniture product.

Before this friend, and now my salesman, left in September, he had given me eight names of other potential reps, many I knew, most I had meet as a retailer 30 years ago and adored doing business with. Some were well past my age or close, and they were all professionals in dress, in sales knowledge and extremely focused on selling to customers whose respect they had earned from representing themselves for years and years, not just factories they worked for. It was nirvana for my soul.

This amazing team of professionals wrote more business at this show with or without customers attending than I had planned to produce before Chinese New Year. I have since tripled my projection on production before the holiday closing and added to my ready-to-ship inventory immediately after factory reopening.

I salute these warriors of our industry. I could name them, but they would not want their other lines to know what they have in their bag filed under “market killer.”

Thank you all. Holiday Blessings and a prosperous New Year. Stay safe and healthy.

I trust I will see you in Las Vegas.

Larry Crink, LeatherWorks/Northridge Home

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Letter to the editor: The importance of ‘powerhouse salespeople’

I have personally attended more than 102 High Point furniture markets (with a few missed during time out for military service), at least 25 San Francisco shows and 30 Las Vegas markets in my 65 years involved in the home furnishings industry both as a retailer and manufacturer.

The industry is grappling with what COVID-19 has done to our business model and now disrupted and changed it forever, but possibly there is a lesson for all, and without doubt this lesson is part of my commitment to future planning.

That lesson is the importance of powerhouse salespeople, the “A” players who take 20 minutes to hear your product pitch and your commitment to honesty and loyalty, and who sign on without hesitation even though they are worn out from all my storytelling. They leave with a few iPhone pics and minutes later they’re back with customers on the phone they know are looking for value and need to have this merchandise on their floors.

My partners did not want me to open for Premarket. They thought the health risk too great for my old self. Actually, they demanded I not open. I disagreed and wisely prepared and attended High Point Premarket last month and was fortunate to meet with 10 of my 15 target customers because of years of personal relations. All were here in High Point for only three days, and each one made arrangements to stop by our showroom in Furniture Plaza still under construction with no signage and only six designs. All gave me firm commitments and explained they would not be back to High Point in October.

One late afternoon as retailers were leaving town, I sat with one of my salesmen, who had worked with me years ago and had recently joined me at LeatherWorks, and we shared a glass of wine.

We were toasting a “true warrior” of the industry, the late Scott Berry. Our eyes became teary as we regarded our dear friend’s passing and shared stories about “Hog Eye” and others we knew as well, and past adventures over the years. We lost one of our best friends to cancer the week before. He was a good man, too young to die for sure, but we don’t control that; God does. Like Scott and all great salesmen, we have passion to sell something we have passion for: great value furniture product.

Before this friend, and now my salesman, left in September, he had given me eight names of other potential reps, many I knew, most I had meet as a retailer 30 years ago and adored doing business with. Some were well past my age or close, and they were all professionals in dress, in sales knowledge and extremely focused on selling to customers whose respect they had earned from representing themselves for years and years, not just factories they worked for. It was nirvana for my soul.

This amazing team of professionals wrote more business at this show with or without customers attending than I had planned to produce before Chinese New Year. I have since tripled my projection on production before the holiday closing and added to my ready-to-ship inventory immediately after factory reopening.

I salute these warriors of our industry. I could name them, but they would not want their other lines to know what they have in their bag filed under “market killer.”

Thank you all. Holiday Blessings and a prosperous New Year. Stay safe and healthy.

I trust I will see you in Las Vegas.

Larry Crink, LeatherWorks/Northridge Home

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Letter to the editor: The importance of ‘powerhouse salespeople’

I have personally attended more than 102 High Point furniture markets (with a few missed during time out for military service), at least 25 San Francisco shows and 30 Las Vegas markets in my 65 years involved in the home furnishings industry both as a retailer and manufacturer.

The industry is grappling with what COVID-19 has done to our business model and now disrupted and changed it forever, but possibly there is a lesson for all, and without doubt this lesson is part of my commitment to future planning.

That lesson is the importance of powerhouse salespeople, the “A” players who take 20 minutes to hear your product pitch and your commitment to honesty and loyalty, and who sign on without hesitation even though they are worn out from all my storytelling. They leave with a few iPhone pics and minutes later they’re back with customers on the phone they know are looking for value and need to have this merchandise on their floors.

My partners did not want me to open for Premarket. They thought the health risk too great for my old self. Actually, they demanded I not open. I disagreed and wisely prepared and attended High Point Premarket last month and was fortunate to meet with 10 of my 15 target customers because of years of personal relations. All were here in High Point for only three days, and each one made arrangements to stop by our showroom in Furniture Plaza still under construction with no signage and only six designs. All gave me firm commitments and explained they would not be back to High Point in October.

One late afternoon as retailers were leaving town, I sat with one of my salesmen, who had worked with me years ago and had recently joined me at LeatherWorks, and we shared a glass of wine.

We were toasting a “true warrior” of the industry, the late Scott Berry. Our eyes became teary as we regarded our dear friend’s passing and shared stories about “Hog Eye” and others we knew as well, and past adventures over the years. We lost one of our best friends to cancer the week before. He was a good man, too young to die for sure, but we don’t control that; God does. Like Scott and all great salesmen, we have passion to sell something we have passion for: great value furniture product.

Before this friend, and now my salesman, left in September, he had given me eight names of other potential reps, many I knew, most I had meet as a retailer 30 years ago and adored doing business with. Some were well past my age or close, and they were all professionals in dress, in sales knowledge and extremely focused on selling to customers whose respect they had earned from representing themselves for years and years, not just factories they worked for. It was nirvana for my soul.

This amazing team of professionals wrote more business at this show with or without customers attending than I had planned to produce before Chinese New Year. I have since tripled my projection on production before the holiday closing and added to my ready-to-ship inventory immediately after factory reopening.

I salute these warriors of our industry. I could name them, but they would not want their other lines to know what they have in their bag filed under “market killer.”

Thank you all. Holiday Blessings and a prosperous New Year. Stay safe and healthy.

I trust I will see you in Las Vegas.

Larry Crink, LeatherWorks/Northridge Home

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Letter to the editor: The importance of ‘powerhouse salespeople’

I have personally attended more than 102 High Point furniture markets (with a few missed during time out for military service), at least 25 San Francisco shows and 30 Las Vegas markets in my 65 years involved in the home furnishings industry both as a retailer and manufacturer.

The industry is grappling with what COVID-19 has done to our business model and now disrupted and changed it forever, but possibly there is a lesson for all, and without doubt this lesson is part of my commitment to future planning.

That lesson is the importance of powerhouse salespeople, the “A” players who take 20 minutes to hear your product pitch and your commitment to honesty and loyalty, and who sign on without hesitation even though they are worn out from all my storytelling. They leave with a few iPhone pics and minutes later they’re back with customers on the phone they know are looking for value and need to have this merchandise on their floors.

My partners did not want me to open for Premarket. They thought the health risk too great for my old self. Actually, they demanded I not open. I disagreed and wisely prepared and attended High Point Premarket last month and was fortunate to meet with 10 of my 15 target customers because of years of personal relations. All were here in High Point for only three days, and each one made arrangements to stop by our showroom in Furniture Plaza still under construction with no signage and only six designs. All gave me firm commitments and explained they would not be back to High Point in October.

One late afternoon as retailers were leaving town, I sat with one of my salesmen, who had worked with me years ago and had recently joined me at LeatherWorks, and we shared a glass of wine.

We were toasting a “true warrior” of the industry, the late Scott Berry. Our eyes became teary as we regarded our dear friend’s passing and shared stories about “Hog Eye” and others we knew as well, and past adventures over the years. We lost one of our best friends to cancer the week before. He was a good man, too young to die for sure, but we don’t control that; God does. Like Scott and all great salesmen, we have passion to sell something we have passion for: great value furniture product.

Before this friend, and now my salesman, left in September, he had given me eight names of other potential reps, many I knew, most I had meet as a retailer 30 years ago and adored doing business with. Some were well past my age or close, and they were all professionals in dress, in sales knowledge and extremely focused on selling to customers whose respect they had earned from representing themselves for years and years, not just factories they worked for. It was nirvana for my soul.

This amazing team of professionals wrote more business at this show with or without customers attending than I had planned to produce before Chinese New Year. I have since tripled my projection on production before the holiday closing and added to my ready-to-ship inventory immediately after factory reopening.

I salute these warriors of our industry. I could name them, but they would not want their other lines to know what they have in their bag filed under “market killer.”

Thank you all. Holiday Blessings and a prosperous New Year. Stay safe and healthy.

I trust I will see you in Las Vegas.

Larry Crink, LeatherWorks/Northridge Home

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Letter to the editor: The importance of ‘powerhouse salespeople’

I have personally attended more than 102 High Point furniture markets (with a few missed during time out for military service), at least 25 San Francisco shows and 30 Las Vegas markets in my 65 years involved in the home furnishings industry both as a retailer and manufacturer.

The industry is grappling with what COVID-19 has done to our business model and now disrupted and changed it forever, but possibly there is a lesson for all, and without doubt this lesson is part of my commitment to future planning.

That lesson is the importance of powerhouse salespeople, the “A” players who take 20 minutes to hear your product pitch and your commitment to honesty and loyalty, and who sign on without hesitation even though they are worn out from all my storytelling. They leave with a few iPhone pics and minutes later they’re back with customers on the phone they know are looking for value and need to have this merchandise on their floors.

My partners did not want me to open for Premarket. They thought the health risk too great for my old self. Actually, they demanded I not open. I disagreed and wisely prepared and attended High Point Premarket last month and was fortunate to meet with 10 of my 15 target customers because of years of personal relations. All were here in High Point for only three days, and each one made arrangements to stop by our showroom in Furniture Plaza still under construction with no signage and only six designs. All gave me firm commitments and explained they would not be back to High Point in October.

One late afternoon as retailers were leaving town, I sat with one of my salesmen, who had worked with me years ago and had recently joined me at LeatherWorks, and we shared a glass of wine.

We were toasting a “true warrior” of the industry, the late Scott Berry. Our eyes became teary as we regarded our dear friend’s passing and shared stories about “Hog Eye” and others we knew as well, and past adventures over the years. We lost one of our best friends to cancer the week before. He was a good man, too young to die for sure, but we don’t control that; God does. Like Scott and all great salesmen, we have passion to sell something we have passion for: great value furniture product.

Before this friend, and now my salesman, left in September, he had given me eight names of other potential reps, many I knew, most I had meet as a retailer 30 years ago and adored doing business with. Some were well past my age or close, and they were all professionals in dress, in sales knowledge and extremely focused on selling to customers whose respect they had earned from representing themselves for years and years, not just factories they worked for. It was nirvana for my soul.

This amazing team of professionals wrote more business at this show with or without customers attending than I had planned to produce before Chinese New Year. I have since tripled my projection on production before the holiday closing and added to my ready-to-ship inventory immediately after factory reopening.

I salute these warriors of our industry. I could name them, but they would not want their other lines to know what they have in their bag filed under “market killer.”

Thank you all. Holiday Blessings and a prosperous New Year. Stay safe and healthy.

I trust I will see you in Las Vegas.

Larry Crink, LeatherWorks/Northridge Home

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Letter to the editor: The importance of ‘powerhouse salespeople’

I have personally attended more than 102 High Point furniture markets (with a few missed during time out for military service), at least 25 San Francisco shows and 30 Las Vegas markets in my 65 years involved in the home furnishings industry both as a retailer and manufacturer.

The industry is grappling with what COVID-19 has done to our business model and now disrupted and changed it forever, but possibly there is a lesson for all, and without doubt this lesson is part of my commitment to future planning.

That lesson is the importance of powerhouse salespeople, the “A” players who take 20 minutes to hear your product pitch and your commitment to honesty and loyalty, and who sign on without hesitation even though they are worn out from all my storytelling. They leave with a few iPhone pics and minutes later they’re back with customers on the phone they know are looking for value and need to have this merchandise on their floors.

My partners did not want me to open for Premarket. They thought the health risk too great for my old self. Actually, they demanded I not open. I disagreed and wisely prepared and attended High Point Premarket last month and was fortunate to meet with 10 of my 15 target customers because of years of personal relations. All were here in High Point for only three days, and each one made arrangements to stop by our showroom in Furniture Plaza still under construction with no signage and only six designs. All gave me firm commitments and explained they would not be back to High Point in October.

One late afternoon as retailers were leaving town, I sat with one of my salesmen, who had worked with me years ago and had recently joined me at LeatherWorks, and we shared a glass of wine.

We were toasting a “true warrior” of the industry, the late Scott Berry. Our eyes became teary as we regarded our dear friend’s passing and shared stories about “Hog Eye” and others we knew as well, and past adventures over the years. We lost one of our best friends to cancer the week before. He was a good man, too young to die for sure, but we don’t control that; God does. Like Scott and all great salesmen, we have passion to sell something we have passion for: great value furniture product.

Before this friend, and now my salesman, left in September, he had given me eight names of other potential reps, many I knew, most I had meet as a retailer 30 years ago and adored doing business with. Some were well past my age or close, and they were all professionals in dress, in sales knowledge and extremely focused on selling to customers whose respect they had earned from representing themselves for years and years, not just factories they worked for. It was nirvana for my soul.

This amazing team of professionals wrote more business at this show with or without customers attending than I had planned to produce before Chinese New Year. I have since tripled my projection on production before the holiday closing and added to my ready-to-ship inventory immediately after factory reopening.

I salute these warriors of our industry. I could name them, but they would not want their other lines to know what they have in their bag filed under “market killer.”

Thank you all. Holiday Blessings and a prosperous New Year. Stay safe and healthy.

I trust I will see you in Las Vegas.

Larry Crink, LeatherWorks/Northridge Home

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Letter to the editor: The importance of ‘powerhouse salespeople’

I have personally attended more than 102 High Point furniture markets (with a few missed during time out for military service), at least 25 San Francisco shows and 30 Las Vegas markets in my 65 years involved in the home furnishings industry both as a retailer and manufacturer.

The industry is grappling with what COVID-19 has done to our business model and now disrupted and changed it forever, but possibly there is a lesson for all, and without doubt this lesson is part of my commitment to future planning.

That lesson is the importance of powerhouse salespeople, the “A” players who take 20 minutes to hear your product pitch and your commitment to honesty and loyalty, and who sign on without hesitation even though they are worn out from all my storytelling. They leave with a few iPhone pics and minutes later they’re back with customers on the phone they know are looking for value and need to have this merchandise on their floors.

My partners did not want me to open for Premarket. They thought the health risk too great for my old self. Actually, they demanded I not open. I disagreed and wisely prepared and attended High Point Premarket last month and was fortunate to meet with 10 of my 15 target customers because of years of personal relations. All were here in High Point for only three days, and each one made arrangements to stop by our showroom in Furniture Plaza still under construction with no signage and only six designs. All gave me firm commitments and explained they would not be back to High Point in October.

One late afternoon as retailers were leaving town, I sat with one of my salesmen, who had worked with me years ago and had recently joined me at LeatherWorks, and we shared a glass of wine.

We were toasting a “true warrior” of the industry, the late Scott Berry. Our eyes became teary as we regarded our dear friend’s passing and shared stories about “Hog Eye” and others we knew as well, and past adventures over the years. We lost one of our best friends to cancer the week before. He was a good man, too young to die for sure, but we don’t control that; God does. Like Scott and all great salesmen, we have passion to sell something we have passion for: great value furniture product.

Before this friend, and now my salesman, left in September, he had given me eight names of other potential reps, many I knew, most I had meet as a retailer 30 years ago and adored doing business with. Some were well past my age or close, and they were all professionals in dress, in sales knowledge and extremely focused on selling to customers whose respect they had earned from representing themselves for years and years, not just factories they worked for. It was nirvana for my soul.

This amazing team of professionals wrote more business at this show with or without customers attending than I had planned to produce before Chinese New Year. I have since tripled my projection on production before the holiday closing and added to my ready-to-ship inventory immediately after factory reopening.

I salute these warriors of our industry. I could name them, but they would not want their other lines to know what they have in their bag filed under “market killer.”

Thank you all. Holiday Blessings and a prosperous New Year. Stay safe and healthy.

I trust I will see you in Las Vegas.

Larry Crink, LeatherWorks/Northridge Home

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Letter to the editor: The importance of ‘powerhouse salespeople’

I have personally attended more than 102 High Point furniture markets (with a few missed during time out for military service), at least 25 San Francisco shows and 30 Las Vegas markets in my 65 years involved in the home furnishings industry both as a retailer and manufacturer.

The industry is grappling with what COVID-19 has done to our business model and now disrupted and changed it forever, but possibly there is a lesson for all, and without doubt this lesson is part of my commitment to future planning.

That lesson is the importance of powerhouse salespeople, the “A” players who take 20 minutes to hear your product pitch and your commitment to honesty and loyalty, and who sign on without hesitation even though they are worn out from all my storytelling. They leave with a few iPhone pics and minutes later they’re back with customers on the phone they know are looking for value and need to have this merchandise on their floors.

My partners did not want me to open for Premarket. They thought the health risk too great for my old self. Actually, they demanded I not open. I disagreed and wisely prepared and attended High Point Premarket last month and was fortunate to meet with 10 of my 15 target customers because of years of personal relations. All were here in High Point for only three days, and each one made arrangements to stop by our showroom in Furniture Plaza still under construction with no signage and only six designs. All gave me firm commitments and explained they would not be back to High Point in October.

One late afternoon as retailers were leaving town, I sat with one of my salesmen, who had worked with me years ago and had recently joined me at LeatherWorks, and we shared a glass of wine.

We were toasting a “true warrior” of the industry, the late Scott Berry. Our eyes became teary as we regarded our dear friend’s passing and shared stories about “Hog Eye” and others we knew as well, and past adventures over the years. We lost one of our best friends to cancer the week before. He was a good man, too young to die for sure, but we don’t control that; God does. Like Scott and all great salesmen, we have passion to sell something we have passion for: great value furniture product.

Before this friend, and now my salesman, left in September, he had given me eight names of other potential reps, many I knew, most I had meet as a retailer 30 years ago and adored doing business with. Some were well past my age or close, and they were all professionals in dress, in sales knowledge and extremely focused on selling to customers whose respect they had earned from representing themselves for years and years, not just factories they worked for. It was nirvana for my soul.

This amazing team of professionals wrote more business at this show with or without customers attending than I had planned to produce before Chinese New Year. I have since tripled my projection on production before the holiday closing and added to my ready-to-ship inventory immediately after factory reopening.

I salute these warriors of our industry. I could name them, but they would not want their other lines to know what they have in their bag filed under “market killer.”

Thank you all. Holiday Blessings and a prosperous New Year. Stay safe and healthy.

I trust I will see you in Las Vegas.

Larry Crink, LeatherWorks/Northridge Home

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Crate and Kids teams up with Jane Goodall for new home furnishings collection

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Kids is taking a walk on the wild side with its latest collection, collaborating with and taking inspiration from Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist best known for her work with chimpanzees.

Designed to celebrate wildlife and spark kids’ curiosity about the natural world, the 31-piece collection is connected through a cohesive, nature-inspired palette and global patterns. Highlights from the collection include a playhouse version of Goodall’s research camp in Gombe, Tanzania, where Goodall first began her career and hand-illustrated casts of some of Goodall’s favorite animals like chimpanzees, cheetahs, lions, ring-tailed lemurs, giraffes and more.

Crate and Kids’ new tent is based on the tent Jane Goodall used during her first and most famous expedition to study chimpanzees.

The collection ranges in price from $16 to $829, and online it is organized into three regions by the animals and environments featured in and on the products: the Tanzanian Serengeti, the rainforests of the world and the Indian Ocean.

“I can’t imagine a life without having this sense of curiosity,” said Goodall in a promotional video for the new collection. “The animals depicted on these Crate and Kids products are going to inspire curiosity in kids.”

In celebration of the collection, Crate and Kids is inviting families to join the retailer by taking a pledge from Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth-led global community action program. The exclusive collection and partnership with Goodall also includes a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute, a global conservation organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, animals and the environment.

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All Overstock orders now include free shipping

SALT LAKE CITY – All orders from Overstock, an e-commerce home furnishings retailer, will now include free shipping. The new benefit applies to all purchases, requires no subscription or annual fee and does not have an item size or price cap, according to the company.

In March, Overstock initially started offering free shipping in response to the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders. But, as the benefit continued to resonate with new and existing customers, Overstock decided to make the limited-time offer permanent for shoppers.

“We have always prided ourselves in offering quality and value. Free shipping on everything fits right into Overstock’s mantra,” said Krista Mathews, Overstock’s chief customer officer. “We’ve found that shipping costs are among the top consumer purchase drivers when choosing where to shop. Whether you are buying a $20 lamp or a $2,000 couch, shipping is free.”

Prior to this announcement, shipping was free for orders over $45 and on all orders for members of Overstock’s loyalty program, Club O. Club O members will continue to have exclusive benefits such as free returns, a price match guarantee and 5% rewards on every purchase.

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Crate and Barrel recalls 2,100 Danish tall bookcases

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Barrel has recalled about 2,100 of its Danish Tall Bookcase units due to a collapse hazard that can result in injuries to consumers.

The retailer has received five reports of the bookcase’s legs breaking, although no injuries have been reported.

As the unit can collapse when it is fully loaded, consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled bookshelves and contact Crate and Barrel for a full refund.

The recall involves the Danish White and Natural Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325982 and the Danish Walnut and White Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325943. The units have are 60 inches tall by 32 inches wide and have four shelves. A label with Crate and Barrel and the SKU number and name of the product is underneath the bottom shelf.

Made in China, the units were imported by Euromarket Designs Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill. They were sold at Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from June 2017 through January 2020 for about $300.

For more information, consumers can contact the retailer at (800) 451-8217 Central Time, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Saturday and Sunday. Or visit www.crateandbarrel.com and click on the recalls link at the bottom of the page.

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Crate and Kids teams up with Jane Goodall for new home furnishings collection

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Kids is taking a walk on the wild side with its latest collection, collaborating with and taking inspiration from Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist best known for her work with chimpanzees.

Designed to celebrate wildlife and spark kids’ curiosity about the natural world, the 31-piece collection is connected through a cohesive, nature-inspired palette and global patterns. Highlights from the collection include a playhouse version of Goodall’s research camp in Gombe, Tanzania, where Goodall first began her career and hand-illustrated casts of some of Goodall’s favorite animals like chimpanzees, cheetahs, lions, ring-tailed lemurs, giraffes and more.

Crate and Kids’ new tent is based on the tent Jane Goodall used during her first and most famous expedition to study chimpanzees.

The collection ranges in price from $16 to $829, and online it is organized into three regions by the animals and environments featured in and on the products: the Tanzanian Serengeti, the rainforests of the world and the Indian Ocean.

“I can’t imagine a life without having this sense of curiosity,” said Goodall in a promotional video for the new collection. “The animals depicted on these Crate and Kids products are going to inspire curiosity in kids.”

In celebration of the collection, Crate and Kids is inviting families to join the retailer by taking a pledge from Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth-led global community action program. The exclusive collection and partnership with Goodall also includes a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute, a global conservation organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, animals and the environment.

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All Overstock orders now include free shipping

SALT LAKE CITY – All orders from Overstock, an e-commerce home furnishings retailer, will now include free shipping. The new benefit applies to all purchases, requires no subscription or annual fee and does not have an item size or price cap, according to the company.

In March, Overstock initially started offering free shipping in response to the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders. But, as the benefit continued to resonate with new and existing customers, Overstock decided to make the limited-time offer permanent for shoppers.

“We have always prided ourselves in offering quality and value. Free shipping on everything fits right into Overstock’s mantra,” said Krista Mathews, Overstock’s chief customer officer. “We’ve found that shipping costs are among the top consumer purchase drivers when choosing where to shop. Whether you are buying a $20 lamp or a $2,000 couch, shipping is free.”

Prior to this announcement, shipping was free for orders over $45 and on all orders for members of Overstock’s loyalty program, Club O. Club O members will continue to have exclusive benefits such as free returns, a price match guarantee and 5% rewards on every purchase.

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Crate and Barrel recalls 2,100 Danish tall bookcases

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Barrel has recalled about 2,100 of its Danish Tall Bookcase units due to a collapse hazard that can result in injuries to consumers.

The retailer has received five reports of the bookcase’s legs breaking, although no injuries have been reported.

As the unit can collapse when it is fully loaded, consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled bookshelves and contact Crate and Barrel for a full refund.

The recall involves the Danish White and Natural Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325982 and the Danish Walnut and White Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325943. The units have are 60 inches tall by 32 inches wide and have four shelves. A label with Crate and Barrel and the SKU number and name of the product is underneath the bottom shelf.

Made in China, the units were imported by Euromarket Designs Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill. They were sold at Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from June 2017 through January 2020 for about $300.

For more information, consumers can contact the retailer at (800) 451-8217 Central Time, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Saturday and Sunday. Or visit www.crateandbarrel.com and click on the recalls link at the bottom of the page.

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Crate and Kids teams up with Jane Goodall for new home furnishings collection

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Kids is taking a walk on the wild side with its latest collection, collaborating with and taking inspiration from Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist best known for her work with chimpanzees.

Designed to celebrate wildlife and spark kids’ curiosity about the natural world, the 31-piece collection is connected through a cohesive, nature-inspired palette and global patterns. Highlights from the collection include a playhouse version of Goodall’s research camp in Gombe, Tanzania, where Goodall first began her career and hand-illustrated casts of some of Goodall’s favorite animals like chimpanzees, cheetahs, lions, ring-tailed lemurs, giraffes and more.

Crate and Kids’ new tent is based on the tent Jane Goodall used during her first and most famous expedition to study chimpanzees.

The collection ranges in price from $16 to $829, and online it is organized into three regions by the animals and environments featured in and on the products: the Tanzanian Serengeti, the rainforests of the world and the Indian Ocean.

“I can’t imagine a life without having this sense of curiosity,” said Goodall in a promotional video for the new collection. “The animals depicted on these Crate and Kids products are going to inspire curiosity in kids.”

In celebration of the collection, Crate and Kids is inviting families to join the retailer by taking a pledge from Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth-led global community action program. The exclusive collection and partnership with Goodall also includes a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute, a global conservation organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, animals and the environment.

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All Overstock orders now include free shipping

SALT LAKE CITY – All orders from Overstock, an e-commerce home furnishings retailer, will now include free shipping. The new benefit applies to all purchases, requires no subscription or annual fee and does not have an item size or price cap, according to the company.

In March, Overstock initially started offering free shipping in response to the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders. But, as the benefit continued to resonate with new and existing customers, Overstock decided to make the limited-time offer permanent for shoppers.

“We have always prided ourselves in offering quality and value. Free shipping on everything fits right into Overstock’s mantra,” said Krista Mathews, Overstock’s chief customer officer. “We’ve found that shipping costs are among the top consumer purchase drivers when choosing where to shop. Whether you are buying a $20 lamp or a $2,000 couch, shipping is free.”

Prior to this announcement, shipping was free for orders over $45 and on all orders for members of Overstock’s loyalty program, Club O. Club O members will continue to have exclusive benefits such as free returns, a price match guarantee and 5% rewards on every purchase.

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Crate and Barrel recalls 2,100 Danish tall bookcases

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Barrel has recalled about 2,100 of its Danish Tall Bookcase units due to a collapse hazard that can result in injuries to consumers.

The retailer has received five reports of the bookcase’s legs breaking, although no injuries have been reported.

As the unit can collapse when it is fully loaded, consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled bookshelves and contact Crate and Barrel for a full refund.

The recall involves the Danish White and Natural Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325982 and the Danish Walnut and White Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325943. The units have are 60 inches tall by 32 inches wide and have four shelves. A label with Crate and Barrel and the SKU number and name of the product is underneath the bottom shelf.

Made in China, the units were imported by Euromarket Designs Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill. They were sold at Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from June 2017 through January 2020 for about $300.

For more information, consumers can contact the retailer at (800) 451-8217 Central Time, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Saturday and Sunday. Or visit www.crateandbarrel.com and click on the recalls link at the bottom of the page.

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Crate and Kids teams up with Jane Goodall for new home furnishings collection

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Kids is taking a walk on the wild side with its latest collection, collaborating with and taking inspiration from Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist best known for her work with chimpanzees.

Designed to celebrate wildlife and spark kids’ curiosity about the natural world, the 31-piece collection is connected through a cohesive, nature-inspired palette and global patterns. Highlights from the collection include a playhouse version of Goodall’s research camp in Gombe, Tanzania, where Goodall first began her career and hand-illustrated casts of some of Goodall’s favorite animals like chimpanzees, cheetahs, lions, ring-tailed lemurs, giraffes and more.

Crate and Kids’ new tent is based on the tent Jane Goodall used during her first and most famous expedition to study chimpanzees.

The collection ranges in price from $16 to $829, and online it is organized into three regions by the animals and environments featured in and on the products: the Tanzanian Serengeti, the rainforests of the world and the Indian Ocean.

“I can’t imagine a life without having this sense of curiosity,” said Goodall in a promotional video for the new collection. “The animals depicted on these Crate and Kids products are going to inspire curiosity in kids.”

In celebration of the collection, Crate and Kids is inviting families to join the retailer by taking a pledge from Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth-led global community action program. The exclusive collection and partnership with Goodall also includes a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute, a global conservation organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, animals and the environment.

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All Overstock orders now include free shipping

SALT LAKE CITY – All orders from Overstock, an e-commerce home furnishings retailer, will now include free shipping. The new benefit applies to all purchases, requires no subscription or annual fee and does not have an item size or price cap, according to the company.

In March, Overstock initially started offering free shipping in response to the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders. But, as the benefit continued to resonate with new and existing customers, Overstock decided to make the limited-time offer permanent for shoppers.

“We have always prided ourselves in offering quality and value. Free shipping on everything fits right into Overstock’s mantra,” said Krista Mathews, Overstock’s chief customer officer. “We’ve found that shipping costs are among the top consumer purchase drivers when choosing where to shop. Whether you are buying a $20 lamp or a $2,000 couch, shipping is free.”

Prior to this announcement, shipping was free for orders over $45 and on all orders for members of Overstock’s loyalty program, Club O. Club O members will continue to have exclusive benefits such as free returns, a price match guarantee and 5% rewards on every purchase.

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Crate and Barrel recalls 2,100 Danish tall bookcases

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Barrel has recalled about 2,100 of its Danish Tall Bookcase units due to a collapse hazard that can result in injuries to consumers.

The retailer has received five reports of the bookcase’s legs breaking, although no injuries have been reported.

As the unit can collapse when it is fully loaded, consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled bookshelves and contact Crate and Barrel for a full refund.

The recall involves the Danish White and Natural Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325982 and the Danish Walnut and White Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325943. The units have are 60 inches tall by 32 inches wide and have four shelves. A label with Crate and Barrel and the SKU number and name of the product is underneath the bottom shelf.

Made in China, the units were imported by Euromarket Designs Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill. They were sold at Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from June 2017 through January 2020 for about $300.

For more information, consumers can contact the retailer at (800) 451-8217 Central Time, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Saturday and Sunday. Or visit www.crateandbarrel.com and click on the recalls link at the bottom of the page.

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Crate and Kids teams up with Jane Goodall for new home furnishings collection

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Kids is taking a walk on the wild side with its latest collection, collaborating with and taking inspiration from Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist best known for her work with chimpanzees.

Designed to celebrate wildlife and spark kids’ curiosity about the natural world, the 31-piece collection is connected through a cohesive, nature-inspired palette and global patterns. Highlights from the collection include a playhouse version of Goodall’s research camp in Gombe, Tanzania, where Goodall first began her career and hand-illustrated casts of some of Goodall’s favorite animals like chimpanzees, cheetahs, lions, ring-tailed lemurs, giraffes and more.

Crate and Kids’ new tent is based on the tent Jane Goodall used during her first and most famous expedition to study chimpanzees.

The collection ranges in price from $16 to $829, and online it is organized into three regions by the animals and environments featured in and on the products: the Tanzanian Serengeti, the rainforests of the world and the Indian Ocean.

“I can’t imagine a life without having this sense of curiosity,” said Goodall in a promotional video for the new collection. “The animals depicted on these Crate and Kids products are going to inspire curiosity in kids.”

In celebration of the collection, Crate and Kids is inviting families to join the retailer by taking a pledge from Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth-led global community action program. The exclusive collection and partnership with Goodall also includes a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute, a global conservation organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, animals and the environment.

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All Overstock orders now include free shipping

SALT LAKE CITY – All orders from Overstock, an e-commerce home furnishings retailer, will now include free shipping. The new benefit applies to all purchases, requires no subscription or annual fee and does not have an item size or price cap, according to the company.

In March, Overstock initially started offering free shipping in response to the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders. But, as the benefit continued to resonate with new and existing customers, Overstock decided to make the limited-time offer permanent for shoppers.

“We have always prided ourselves in offering quality and value. Free shipping on everything fits right into Overstock’s mantra,” said Krista Mathews, Overstock’s chief customer officer. “We’ve found that shipping costs are among the top consumer purchase drivers when choosing where to shop. Whether you are buying a $20 lamp or a $2,000 couch, shipping is free.”

Prior to this announcement, shipping was free for orders over $45 and on all orders for members of Overstock’s loyalty program, Club O. Club O members will continue to have exclusive benefits such as free returns, a price match guarantee and 5% rewards on every purchase.

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Crate and Barrel recalls 2,100 Danish tall bookcases

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Barrel has recalled about 2,100 of its Danish Tall Bookcase units due to a collapse hazard that can result in injuries to consumers.

The retailer has received five reports of the bookcase’s legs breaking, although no injuries have been reported.

As the unit can collapse when it is fully loaded, consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled bookshelves and contact Crate and Barrel for a full refund.

The recall involves the Danish White and Natural Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325982 and the Danish Walnut and White Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325943. The units have are 60 inches tall by 32 inches wide and have four shelves. A label with Crate and Barrel and the SKU number and name of the product is underneath the bottom shelf.

Made in China, the units were imported by Euromarket Designs Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill. They were sold at Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from June 2017 through January 2020 for about $300.

For more information, consumers can contact the retailer at (800) 451-8217 Central Time, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Saturday and Sunday. Or visit www.crateandbarrel.com and click on the recalls link at the bottom of the page.

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Crate and Kids teams up with Jane Goodall for new home furnishings collection

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Kids is taking a walk on the wild side with its latest collection, collaborating with and taking inspiration from Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist best known for her work with chimpanzees.

Designed to celebrate wildlife and spark kids’ curiosity about the natural world, the 31-piece collection is connected through a cohesive, nature-inspired palette and global patterns. Highlights from the collection include a playhouse version of Goodall’s research camp in Gombe, Tanzania, where Goodall first began her career and hand-illustrated casts of some of Goodall’s favorite animals like chimpanzees, cheetahs, lions, ring-tailed lemurs, giraffes and more.

Crate and Kids’ new tent is based on the tent Jane Goodall used during her first and most famous expedition to study chimpanzees.

The collection ranges in price from $16 to $829, and online it is organized into three regions by the animals and environments featured in and on the products: the Tanzanian Serengeti, the rainforests of the world and the Indian Ocean.

“I can’t imagine a life without having this sense of curiosity,” said Goodall in a promotional video for the new collection. “The animals depicted on these Crate and Kids products are going to inspire curiosity in kids.”

In celebration of the collection, Crate and Kids is inviting families to join the retailer by taking a pledge from Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth-led global community action program. The exclusive collection and partnership with Goodall also includes a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute, a global conservation organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, animals and the environment.

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All Overstock orders now include free shipping

SALT LAKE CITY – All orders from Overstock, an e-commerce home furnishings retailer, will now include free shipping. The new benefit applies to all purchases, requires no subscription or annual fee and does not have an item size or price cap, according to the company.

In March, Overstock initially started offering free shipping in response to the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders. But, as the benefit continued to resonate with new and existing customers, Overstock decided to make the limited-time offer permanent for shoppers.

“We have always prided ourselves in offering quality and value. Free shipping on everything fits right into Overstock’s mantra,” said Krista Mathews, Overstock’s chief customer officer. “We’ve found that shipping costs are among the top consumer purchase drivers when choosing where to shop. Whether you are buying a $20 lamp or a $2,000 couch, shipping is free.”

Prior to this announcement, shipping was free for orders over $45 and on all orders for members of Overstock’s loyalty program, Club O. Club O members will continue to have exclusive benefits such as free returns, a price match guarantee and 5% rewards on every purchase.

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Crate and Barrel recalls 2,100 Danish tall bookcases

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Barrel has recalled about 2,100 of its Danish Tall Bookcase units due to a collapse hazard that can result in injuries to consumers.

The retailer has received five reports of the bookcase’s legs breaking, although no injuries have been reported.

As the unit can collapse when it is fully loaded, consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled bookshelves and contact Crate and Barrel for a full refund.

The recall involves the Danish White and Natural Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325982 and the Danish Walnut and White Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325943. The units have are 60 inches tall by 32 inches wide and have four shelves. A label with Crate and Barrel and the SKU number and name of the product is underneath the bottom shelf.

Made in China, the units were imported by Euromarket Designs Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill. They were sold at Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from June 2017 through January 2020 for about $300.

For more information, consumers can contact the retailer at (800) 451-8217 Central Time, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Saturday and Sunday. Or visit www.crateandbarrel.com and click on the recalls link at the bottom of the page.

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Crate and Kids teams up with Jane Goodall for new home furnishings collection

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Kids is taking a walk on the wild side with its latest collection, collaborating with and taking inspiration from Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist best known for her work with chimpanzees.

Designed to celebrate wildlife and spark kids’ curiosity about the natural world, the 31-piece collection is connected through a cohesive, nature-inspired palette and global patterns. Highlights from the collection include a playhouse version of Goodall’s research camp in Gombe, Tanzania, where Goodall first began her career and hand-illustrated casts of some of Goodall’s favorite animals like chimpanzees, cheetahs, lions, ring-tailed lemurs, giraffes and more.

Crate and Kids’ new tent is based on the tent Jane Goodall used during her first and most famous expedition to study chimpanzees.

The collection ranges in price from $16 to $829, and online it is organized into three regions by the animals and environments featured in and on the products: the Tanzanian Serengeti, the rainforests of the world and the Indian Ocean.

“I can’t imagine a life without having this sense of curiosity,” said Goodall in a promotional video for the new collection. “The animals depicted on these Crate and Kids products are going to inspire curiosity in kids.”

In celebration of the collection, Crate and Kids is inviting families to join the retailer by taking a pledge from Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth-led global community action program. The exclusive collection and partnership with Goodall also includes a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute, a global conservation organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, animals and the environment.

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All Overstock orders now include free shipping

SALT LAKE CITY – All orders from Overstock, an e-commerce home furnishings retailer, will now include free shipping. The new benefit applies to all purchases, requires no subscription or annual fee and does not have an item size or price cap, according to the company.

In March, Overstock initially started offering free shipping in response to the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders. But, as the benefit continued to resonate with new and existing customers, Overstock decided to make the limited-time offer permanent for shoppers.

“We have always prided ourselves in offering quality and value. Free shipping on everything fits right into Overstock’s mantra,” said Krista Mathews, Overstock’s chief customer officer. “We’ve found that shipping costs are among the top consumer purchase drivers when choosing where to shop. Whether you are buying a $20 lamp or a $2,000 couch, shipping is free.”

Prior to this announcement, shipping was free for orders over $45 and on all orders for members of Overstock’s loyalty program, Club O. Club O members will continue to have exclusive benefits such as free returns, a price match guarantee and 5% rewards on every purchase.

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Crate and Barrel recalls 2,100 Danish tall bookcases

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Barrel has recalled about 2,100 of its Danish Tall Bookcase units due to a collapse hazard that can result in injuries to consumers.

The retailer has received five reports of the bookcase’s legs breaking, although no injuries have been reported.

As the unit can collapse when it is fully loaded, consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled bookshelves and contact Crate and Barrel for a full refund.

The recall involves the Danish White and Natural Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325982 and the Danish Walnut and White Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325943. The units have are 60 inches tall by 32 inches wide and have four shelves. A label with Crate and Barrel and the SKU number and name of the product is underneath the bottom shelf.

Made in China, the units were imported by Euromarket Designs Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill. They were sold at Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from June 2017 through January 2020 for about $300.

For more information, consumers can contact the retailer at (800) 451-8217 Central Time, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Saturday and Sunday. Or visit www.crateandbarrel.com and click on the recalls link at the bottom of the page.

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Crate and Kids teams up with Jane Goodall for new home furnishings collection

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Kids is taking a walk on the wild side with its latest collection, collaborating with and taking inspiration from Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist best known for her work with chimpanzees.

Designed to celebrate wildlife and spark kids’ curiosity about the natural world, the 31-piece collection is connected through a cohesive, nature-inspired palette and global patterns. Highlights from the collection include a playhouse version of Goodall’s research camp in Gombe, Tanzania, where Goodall first began her career and hand-illustrated casts of some of Goodall’s favorite animals like chimpanzees, cheetahs, lions, ring-tailed lemurs, giraffes and more.

Crate and Kids’ new tent is based on the tent Jane Goodall used during her first and most famous expedition to study chimpanzees.

The collection ranges in price from $16 to $829, and online it is organized into three regions by the animals and environments featured in and on the products: the Tanzanian Serengeti, the rainforests of the world and the Indian Ocean.

“I can’t imagine a life without having this sense of curiosity,” said Goodall in a promotional video for the new collection. “The animals depicted on these Crate and Kids products are going to inspire curiosity in kids.”

In celebration of the collection, Crate and Kids is inviting families to join the retailer by taking a pledge from Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth-led global community action program. The exclusive collection and partnership with Goodall also includes a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute, a global conservation organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, animals and the environment.

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All Overstock orders now include free shipping

SALT LAKE CITY – All orders from Overstock, an e-commerce home furnishings retailer, will now include free shipping. The new benefit applies to all purchases, requires no subscription or annual fee and does not have an item size or price cap, according to the company.

In March, Overstock initially started offering free shipping in response to the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders. But, as the benefit continued to resonate with new and existing customers, Overstock decided to make the limited-time offer permanent for shoppers.

“We have always prided ourselves in offering quality and value. Free shipping on everything fits right into Overstock’s mantra,” said Krista Mathews, Overstock’s chief customer officer. “We’ve found that shipping costs are among the top consumer purchase drivers when choosing where to shop. Whether you are buying a $20 lamp or a $2,000 couch, shipping is free.”

Prior to this announcement, shipping was free for orders over $45 and on all orders for members of Overstock’s loyalty program, Club O. Club O members will continue to have exclusive benefits such as free returns, a price match guarantee and 5% rewards on every purchase.

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Crate and Barrel recalls 2,100 Danish tall bookcases

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Barrel has recalled about 2,100 of its Danish Tall Bookcase units due to a collapse hazard that can result in injuries to consumers.

The retailer has received five reports of the bookcase’s legs breaking, although no injuries have been reported.

As the unit can collapse when it is fully loaded, consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled bookshelves and contact Crate and Barrel for a full refund.

The recall involves the Danish White and Natural Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325982 and the Danish Walnut and White Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325943. The units have are 60 inches tall by 32 inches wide and have four shelves. A label with Crate and Barrel and the SKU number and name of the product is underneath the bottom shelf.

Made in China, the units were imported by Euromarket Designs Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill. They were sold at Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from June 2017 through January 2020 for about $300.

For more information, consumers can contact the retailer at (800) 451-8217 Central Time, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Saturday and Sunday. Or visit www.crateandbarrel.com and click on the recalls link at the bottom of the page.

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Crate and Kids teams up with Jane Goodall for new home furnishings collection

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Kids is taking a walk on the wild side with its latest collection, collaborating with and taking inspiration from Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist best known for her work with chimpanzees.

Designed to celebrate wildlife and spark kids’ curiosity about the natural world, the 31-piece collection is connected through a cohesive, nature-inspired palette and global patterns. Highlights from the collection include a playhouse version of Goodall’s research camp in Gombe, Tanzania, where Goodall first began her career and hand-illustrated casts of some of Goodall’s favorite animals like chimpanzees, cheetahs, lions, ring-tailed lemurs, giraffes and more.

Crate and Kids’ new tent is based on the tent Jane Goodall used during her first and most famous expedition to study chimpanzees.

The collection ranges in price from $16 to $829, and online it is organized into three regions by the animals and environments featured in and on the products: the Tanzanian Serengeti, the rainforests of the world and the Indian Ocean.

“I can’t imagine a life without having this sense of curiosity,” said Goodall in a promotional video for the new collection. “The animals depicted on these Crate and Kids products are going to inspire curiosity in kids.”

In celebration of the collection, Crate and Kids is inviting families to join the retailer by taking a pledge from Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth-led global community action program. The exclusive collection and partnership with Goodall also includes a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute, a global conservation organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, animals and the environment.

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All Overstock orders now include free shipping

SALT LAKE CITY – All orders from Overstock, an e-commerce home furnishings retailer, will now include free shipping. The new benefit applies to all purchases, requires no subscription or annual fee and does not have an item size or price cap, according to the company.

In March, Overstock initially started offering free shipping in response to the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders. But, as the benefit continued to resonate with new and existing customers, Overstock decided to make the limited-time offer permanent for shoppers.

“We have always prided ourselves in offering quality and value. Free shipping on everything fits right into Overstock’s mantra,” said Krista Mathews, Overstock’s chief customer officer. “We’ve found that shipping costs are among the top consumer purchase drivers when choosing where to shop. Whether you are buying a $20 lamp or a $2,000 couch, shipping is free.”

Prior to this announcement, shipping was free for orders over $45 and on all orders for members of Overstock’s loyalty program, Club O. Club O members will continue to have exclusive benefits such as free returns, a price match guarantee and 5% rewards on every purchase.

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Crate and Barrel recalls 2,100 Danish tall bookcases

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Crate and Barrel has recalled about 2,100 of its Danish Tall Bookcase units due to a collapse hazard that can result in injuries to consumers.

The retailer has received five reports of the bookcase’s legs breaking, although no injuries have been reported.

As the unit can collapse when it is fully loaded, consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled bookshelves and contact Crate and Barrel for a full refund.

The recall involves the Danish White and Natural Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325982 and the Danish Walnut and White Tall Bookcases bearing SKU number 325943. The units have are 60 inches tall by 32 inches wide and have four shelves. A label with Crate and Barrel and the SKU number and name of the product is underneath the bottom shelf.

Made in China, the units were imported by Euromarket Designs Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill. They were sold at Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from June 2017 through January 2020 for about $300.

For more information, consumers can contact the retailer at (800) 451-8217 Central Time, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Saturday and Sunday. Or visit www.crateandbarrel.com and click on the recalls link at the bottom of the page.

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HPMA: October High Point Market attendance off by 60%

HIGH POINT – Early estimates from the High Point Market Authority show market traffic through Monday was between 35% and 40% of what it was last fall, making turnout at the nine-day event better than expected for many exhibitors.

Taken largely from data from on-site scanners, the 35% estimate is based on attendance by individuals at market compared with October 2019. The 40% estimate is based on the number of companies here this market compared with last October, which officials said was the highest attended market in the past 12 years.

An update on attendance through Wednesday – the final day of the Oct. 13-21 event – is expected later in the week.

However, the early estimates, presented to the HPMA board on Wednesday, show what to expect overall, as those final numbers are tabulated. Many exhibitors interviewed by Furniture Today at market also said they expected attendance to end up between 15% and 50% of normal attendance.

According to data provide to the market authority, attendance from the West Coast was the lowest – as anticipated – at 25% from last year, while the Midwest and Southwest were better than expected at 34%. Attendance from the Southeast, mostly drive-in traffic that included buyers from North Carolina and Virginia, was the highest at 50%, while traffic from the Northeast was 28%.

Officials attributed the low attendance from that region to quarantine restrictions in several Northeast states. In addition, North Carolina was considered by 11 states – including nine east of the Mississippi – to be a hot spot for COVID-19 cases.

“The hot list became a real negative in terms of buyers and reps coming to market,” said Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “We felt this was going to be a drive-in market and that has proven to be the case.”

Market authority officials reported that protocols – including social distancing and the wearing of face masks – received very little push back from attendees. Attendees also were accepting of the daily health checks in individual buildings and the tents between Showplace and the International Home Furnishings Center.

Of the attendees, some 17 reported they had symptoms and one of those was COVID-19 positive.

“We had processes in place to move them back to their place of residence and make accommodations to make sure they safely got home,” said Tammy Covington Nagem, chief operating officer of the High Point Market Authority, adding that two others that were tested outside the market health screenings were “cared for in a very professional way.”

Officials noted that overall market attendance also was affected by high Premarket attendance in September, one of the strongest Premarkets in years, and possibly the pop-up event in June, which was the first event following the canceled April market where buyers could physically see new product.

“I believe the impact was substantial in terms of who attended those events,” Conley noted.

A key challenge – particularly related to funding received based on the overall economic impact of market – is that the market authority does not have the ability to capture data on buyer attendance for those events. In the future, it hopes to capture data from emerging events such as the planned First Tuesday event targeted primarily to brick-and-mortar retailers that want to visit showrooms the first Tuesday of each month as well as High Point by Design, which primarily will target designers.

“We have to find a way to capture that data,” Conley said, related to the importance of city and state funding.
He also noted that he is seeing increased pitches for virtual showroom tours.

“Every single week I get an e-mail from someone that wants to do a virtual trade show or allow people to get into their showrooms virtually,” Conley said. “We cannot move in that direction in my opinion. This is a business-to-business trade show that was founded on three principals: product, networking and education. … Those are what this market is all about, and those are things that will make the market move forward.”

But he added that with declines in the number of brick-and-mortar stores and declining number of reps, “the number of people that attend the High Point Market will decline unless we can find ways to bring those people here on a continual basis. If you add the economics of High Point by Design and First Tuesday and combine that with market, you end up adding one and one and one, and it may add up to five or six in terms of economic impact.”

And while the nine-day market was an exercise in exhaustion for many – including the author of one unhappy letter Conley read at market – officials say the schedule helped spread out attendance and convince everyone from state officials to market attendees, the market was trying to keep everyone as safe as possible.

“Nine days was a burden, and we will fight to not have to do that again,” said Dudley Moore, board chairman. “We will do our best to get back to a more manageable length of market.”

That said, the plan moving forward is to resume a five-day market schedule in April 2021. But officials agreed that High Point can combine the market experience with the other events to make it more of a year-round destination.

“If we can enhance the experience, that will affect attendance overall,” Moore said. “If people around the Southeast, the U.S. and the world recognize High Point for what it is, which is a design destination, … that is what we have to sell. At the end of the day, the High Point Market will evolve into something other than what it is. It will still be a twice-a-year event, but it will also be more of a year-round destination. The net/net is that it will grow.”

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