As we count down the hours remaining in 2020, we at Home Accents Today thought it would be interesting to see what stories garnered the most online interest throughout the year at homeaccentstoday.com.
So, without further ado, here are our 10 most viewed stories of 2020:
1. Tuesday Morning shuts down online shopping
The off-price retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection — a result, the company said, of an “immense strain” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, on May 27.
2. Christopher Guy Harrison passes at 59
The designer and co-founder of the eponymous brand died after a 21-month battle with lung cancer on Aug. 19.
On May 18, we unveiled the 2020 class of Retail Stars. Speaking of which, we’re taking nominations for our 2021 class. Email tl[email protected] with suggestions.
Pier 1 imports filed for Chapter 11 protection on Feb. 17 and confirmed plans to liquidate up to 450 of its locations. We’ll come back to Pier 1 in a bit…
March 12 was one of the newsiest in the industry, as plans for High Point Market shifted. When this report came out, the market was still on, but Premarket, which was set to take place the following Monday, was canceled. The April market followed suit and postponed later that day.
On March 18, Home Accents Today reached out to several retailers and trade showrooms to get a feel for their strategies and how they’re being impacted as local and state governments implemented stay-at-home orders and the shutdown of non-essential businesses due to the rise of the pandemic.
Our second Pier 1 story in this countown came on Aug. 4, as Pier 1’s new owner, Retail Ecommerce Ventures announced that the brand would be revived as an online only entity.
Online home furnishings retailer Wayfair announced on Feb. 19 that Kelly Clarkson will serve as the retailer’s first official brand ambassador in the U.S.
On April 7, home furnishings and decor manufacturer Creative Co-Op rolled out three new programs to alleviate pressure on retailers who are struggling with business in the face of COVID-19 measures.
In our July issue, Home Accents Today checked in with trend forecasters and color experts to see how they felt the global pandemic would affect the way consumers choose color for their homes. We published the story online on July 18.
Happy New Year from Home Accents Today and here’s to good health and good business in 2021.