La-Z-Boy Receives 2020 ASCM Award of Excellence for Making an Impact Through the Supply Chain

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020

MONROE, Mich., Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — La-Z-Boy today announced it is the recipient of the 2020 Award of Excellence – Making an Impact from the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the global leader in supply chain learning, transformation, innovation and leadership. Darrell Edwards, SVP and Chief Operating Officer, will be featured in a LinkedIn Live interview on Tuesday, October 20, at 1:00 p.m. Central.

Capital Office Products Supports the Community and Local Businesses by Supplying Essential Items

Tuesday, 29 September, 2020

LOS ANGELES, Calif.Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Capital Office Products keeps clients stocked as they navigate new workplace solutions through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses have faced many challenges in 2020 and they are constantly changing, particularly in Los Angeles which has approached reopening the city with caution. Capital Office Products holds a diverse client base including law firms, schools, and the fire department. As clients faced challenges like making the transition from working in the office to all employees working from home they worked with suppliers to find essential items clients needed to keep operations running smoothly.

Loven Contracting Transforms Furniture Store into Children’s Health Center

Tuesday, 29 September, 2020

Loven Contracting of Flagstaff recently completed the transformation of an empty furniture store into an ultramodern pediatric healthcare facility. The complete interior remodel of the old La-Z-Boy furniture store on Highway 89 adapted the space for reuse as the new Northern Arizona Healthcare Children’s Health Center. Loven Contracting executed the innovative design for the pediatric healthcare center in partnership with Corgan, a leading architecture and design firm that started more than 80 years ago.

“The existing ‘big box’ retail building lent itself well to adaptive reuse and the design-plus-build process,” said Loven Contracting President Mike Loven. “There were significant deferred maintenance and water infiltration issues, but our team addressed them in the early phases of the project and transformed it into a state-of-the-art healthcLEare facility.”

MIFF Leads Its Community to Digital Transformation Journey

Tuesday, 29 September, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, MalaysiaSept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Southeast Asia’s largest furniture trade show, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) has concluded its first-ever virtual exhibition, MIFF Furniverse which was held throughout the month of August 2020.

Aimed to connect global furniture markets with real-time trade opportunities, the inaugural online exhibition consists of three geo-targeted live market events, catered for different time zones and regions – Asia Pacific market (11 – 13 August 2020), North America & South America market (18 – 20 August 2020) followed by EuropeMiddle East & South Africa market (26 – 28 August 2020).

Herman Miller Waits for Employers to Step Up Orders for New Office Furniture

Monday, 28 September, 2020

Furniture maker Herman Miller Inc. isn’t sure when its corporate customers will reopen offices or when they would place orders for new furniture and other office equipment needed for a workspace reconfigured in keeping with coronavirus guidelines.

That is a challenge for its Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Stutz. Mr. Stutz is preparing for a rush of orders from offices looking to redo layouts in line with social distancing rules, but is also juggling the need for investments in new products while business is weak.

Business Aren’t Rushing to Order Furniture for Their Reconfigured Offices

Monday, 28 September, 2020

As you may have guessed, 2020 hasn’t been the best year for makers of office furniture. With some employers now cautiously returning portions of their workforce to the office, the furniture suppliers who want to help them navigate the evolving look of the workplace are largely still waiting for those orders to start coming in.

That’s placed companies like Herman Miller in a sort of awkward holding pattern. The famed maker of the ubiquitous Aeron chair saw enough of a surge in home office orders to exceed earnings expectations and boost their stock price, but the relative uptick of new corporate orders in August and September hasn’t pushed them back into their pre-pandemic position.

Imports gain in $3.9 billion U.S. wood office furniture market

Monday, 28 September, 2020

The U.S. wood office furniture market rose to $3.9 billion in 2019, increasing by 2.4 percent over the previous year, according to a report from IndexBox. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers, excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, included in the final consumer price.

IndexBox published a new report, U.S. Wood Office Furniture Market, Analysis and Forecast to 2025.

The market value increased at an average annual gain of 2.8 percent from 2013 to 2019. The trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years.

MBM Omega Provides Office Interior Design Solutions to Companies Across the UK

Friday, 25 September, 2020

Surrey, UK — (SBWIRE) — MBM Omega, a leading provider of high-quality workplace services, offers office interior and design services to companies across the UK. By thinking intelligently about a design scheme, their qualified designers can help create a design that fosters a positive workplace culture, attracts and retains talented employees, improves working practices, and strengthens brand identity. Their sustainable approach towards office fit-out or refurbishment can not only benefit you and your staff but also helps the environment. The company provides the perfect design solution using attractive fittings, furniture, lighting and plants.



Steelcase CEO gives thoughts on workplace

Thursday, 24 September, 2020

In yesterday’s quarterly earnings conference call, Steelcase CEO Jim Keane provided some useful insights into how his company is thinking about the evolution of the workplace and the prospects of an economic recovery.

WeWork Sells Control of China Business in $200 Million Deal

Thursday, 24 September, 2020

WeWork is selling a majority stake in its China business as the co-working giant continues to pare down its expenses, the company said Wednesday.

Trustbridge Partners, an existing investor in WeWork’s China subsidiary, has invested an additional $200 million and now owns more than half of the business, WeWork said. WeWork parent We Co. is giving up operating control of the unit, but will continue to get an annual service fee in exchange for the use of the WeWork brand and services, the company said.