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First-ever education furniture study in progress

The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and the Education Market Association (EDmarket) have partnered to conduct an extensive…

Weekly news snippets: 5 June 2015

Trodat makes double acquisition in the US | Diversity award for Australia's COS | WH Smith store sales down |…

Growth expected for office furniture

BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association) has predicted a 0.5 percent drop in North American shipments for all of…

BIFMA revises 2010 forecast downwards

 US office furniture association BIFMA has revised its forecast downwards for both production and consumption of office furniture in 2010. The…

Furniture slowdown expected to ease

Office furniture trade association BIFMA says that the slump in North American shipments will ease off in 2010.A third quarter…

BIFMA paints gloomy picture for 2009

 The drop in US office furniture orders and shipments in January reflected the biggest year-over-year percentage declines since the 2001-02…

Herman Miller execs take pay cut

 Top management and directors at office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller have agreed to take a cut in their salaries and…

New president at BIFMA

 The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association (BIFMA) has invested its new president at its annual meeting in Chicago. Rebecca Boenigk,…

BIFMA revises forecast downwards

 US trade association BIFMA says that it expects the downturn in the office furniture market to worsen. BIFMA's latest quarterly outlook…

Furniture orders continue growth

 5 June 2007 — St Petersburg (FL): The office furniture industry in April continued to see growth, though it was…

Global News at a glance

 Meiko Shokai launches US affiliate Japan's biggest paper shredder company, Meiko Shokai, has launched its first US affiliate in California -…

BIFMA reports February recovery

 4 April 2007 — Grand Rapids (MI): According to the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), US office furniture…

October furniture sales up

4 December 2006 — Grand Rapids (MI): According to the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), US office furniture…

BIFMA reports rise in September orders

 1 November 2006 — Grand Rapids (MI): According to Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), US office furniture industry…

BIFMA calls for talks with Canadian Government

 3 July 2006 — Grand Rapids (MI): The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) has called on the Canadian…

Office workers seek a communal life

 Your average office has come a long way in the last five years. Gone – or at least going –…

US furniture market slows

7 June 2006 — Grand Rapids (MI): The US office furniture market is slowing after the sector recorded year-on-year single…

Strong year for US office furniture shipments

3 May 2006 – Chicago (IL): Office furniture shipments in the US returned to double-digit year-on-year growth in March, reports…

Office furniture orders up, again

3 February 2006 - Grand Rapids (MI): Office furniture shipments saw double digit growth for the fifth straight month in…

On the move

 In the late 1990s, the office furniture market was enjoying a period of buoyancy. Venture capital funding and start-ups were…

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Depot turnaround still a work in progress

Office Depot’s third quarter earnings results this week certainly caught the eye of Wall Street and the US media as…