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Sherrill’s ‘Get It Quick’ program promotes domestic capabilities

Sherrill’s ‘Get It Quick’ program promotes domestic capabilities

The North Shore cocktail table by CTH-Sherrill Occasional, is another of the items available through the Get It Custom, Get It Quick program.

HICKORY, N.C. — Sherrill Furniture is utilizing and promoting its domestic capabilities to get product into the hands of its customers — designers and retailers alike — a lot more quickly.

The “Get It Custom, Get It Quick” initiative offers more than 450 custom case goods from four of the company’s designer brands that can ship within four to six weeks of the time of order. The four brands are Hickory White, Lillian August, Mr. & Mrs. Howard and CTH-Sherrill Occasional.

“This is probably something that you have not seen us do before, which is cross merchandise between the brands,” said Cindy Hall, vice president, case goods merchandising, of the program’s ability to help customers more easily search the lines for specific categories. “We are trying to

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NRF to USTR: Avoid tariffs against Vietnam

NRF to USTR: Avoid tariffs against Vietnam

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation urged the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to avoid placing tariffs on imports of Vietnamese goods and rely on other remedies and authorities to address trade complaints.

USTR recently launched two separate 301 investigations regarding Vietnam’s currency practices and trade in illegal timber. NRF Senior Vice President of Government Relations David French provided testimony at both the illegal timber and currency practices hearings this week. 

“Vietnam has become an increasingly important political ally and economic partner to the United States to counter the influence of China in the region,” French said. “It is important that this relationship not only continue but expand as the global economy continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.”

French cited a new report commissioned by NRF and prepared by the Trade Partnership Worldwide on the potential impacts of tariffs on Vietnam. The report estimates the use of tariffs

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Chairish predicts 2021 style trends based on site requests

Chairish predicts 2021 style trends based on site requests

Some trend predictions for next year according to décor marketplace Chairish include products in celery and terracotta; softer, more comfortable pieces; and items with distinct geometric shapes.

SAN FRANCISCO – Chairish Inc., a high-end home décor marketplace, has predicted some styles and trends that will be in demand in 2021.

The site has a diverse inventory, which spans nearly every style and category along with more than four million users. Co-founder and president Anna Brockway said the site’s audience of early-adopting design lovers uniquely positions Chairish to accurately predict next year’s home decorating styles.

The predictions from Chairish include:

  • Celery Green – The natural green color will make a comeback on items such as the Casa Cosa Flutter console in dark celery, the Atrium accent table in Timson green, and the Eichholtz Furniture scalloped chair in light green.
  • Terracotta – The popularity of the earthy color and texture can be
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Lee Inds. to open dedicated employee health center

Lee Inds. to open dedicated employee health center

CONOVER, N.C. – High-end upholstery manufacturer Lee Inds. will open a state-of-the art health center here for the exclusive use of its associates and their immediate families.

A patient room in the health center for Lee Inds. employees.

Scheduled to open in January, the 2,300 square-foot facility is located between Lee’s multiple manufacturing facilities in the Newton-Conover area. The center will be staffed by three healthcare professionals including a medical assistant, patient advocate and nurse practitioner with the oversight of a licensed physician.

Lee Inds. employs more than 670 skilled furniture technicians.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be able to provide this benefit and convenience for all our Lee associates,” said Bruce Birnbach, CEO of American Leather Holdings, Lee Inds.’ parent company.

Lee is partnering with South Carolina-based provider Proactive MD to offer high-touch, comprehensive medical care to all employees and their families.

“Lee Inds. employees will receive best-in-class

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Graco recalls 51,000 inclined sleeper accessories

Graco recalls 51,000 inclined sleeper accessories

ATLANTA, Ga. – Children’s products specialist Graco has recalled about 51,000 inclined sleeper accessories due to concerns about the safety of inclined sleeper units.

The recalled Graco Pack n’ Play Day2Dream Playard and bedside sleeper,

The recall involves the inclined sleeper accessory that is included with several playards including the Graco Pack ‘n Play Day2Dream Playard with Bedside Sleeper, the Graco Pack ‘n Play Nuzzle Nest Playard, the Graco Pack ‘n Play Everest Playard and the Graco Pack ‘n Play Rock ‘n Grow Playard.

While no incidents or injuries have been reported with the inclined sleeper accessories, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall is in response to safety concerns involving other manufacturers inclined sleep products. In a number of these incidents, infants have suffocated after rolling from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained or under other circumstances.

For a full listing of the

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