LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Indoor and outdoor furnishings resource Crosley Brands has opted not to open its WMC A-1030 showroom for the upcoming Las Vegas Market.
The company, which also produces nostalgic audio electronics and serves both the e-commerce and brick-and-mortar channels, made the decision in light of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While our business is enjoying unprecedented growth and we have many exciting new programs to share with our retail and e-tail partners, we feel it is in the best interest of our staff and dealer base to remain closed for the show in August/September,” Vice President of Sales Bill Howard said in an announcement.
“We look forward to re-opening when we can confidently ensure the safety and health of all of our visitors and team members, hopefully in January,” he continued. “This decision does not change our unwavering commitment to serving our customers.
“We remain excited to explore opportunities and share our wide range of new products with our partners and prospects in a virtual format.”
I’m Powell Slaughter, senior editor at Furniture/Today. I returned to the publication in January 2015 after nine years of writing about furniture retail strategies and best practices at a monthly magazine focusing on home furnishings retail operations. Prior to that, I spent 10 years with F/T covering wood furniture, the last five of those as case goods editor. Upon my return to F/T, I developed coverage of the logistical and service aspects of the furniture industry as well as following the occasional, home office and home entertainment categories. In April 2018 I took over the upholstery category, with responsibility for coverage of the fabric and leather stationary and motion upholstery, recliners and massage chair categories.