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Despite trade truce, retailers remain uneasy

MyHFADec 4,2018
Government Relations

By Robert Bell Global markets might be breathing a sigh of relief this week after President Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to a cease-fire in their escalating trade war, but HFA members are not so confident. Many say the truce only delays the inevitable: Another tariff increase.

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Woolsey Fire just misses Agoura Hills furniture stores

MyHFANov 19,2018
Membership

By Doug Clark, HFA The fire jumped over the highway and went straight up the mountainside, Julian Jeppe said Wednesday, recalling the harrowing experience of living through another natural disaster in Southern California. HFA members Jeppe and his wife, Dru, own Reeds Furniture, which has stores in Agoura Hills and

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Cal/OSHA Update: More “paperwork” required for larger furniture retailers

MyHFANov 12,2018
Government Relations

By Doug Clark Content Manager, Home Furnishings Association   It’s not a suggestion anymore. Cal/OSHA, California’s occupational safety and health agency, now requires that many employers file summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses electronically by December 31. Furniture retailers are among the covered businesses.   The rule applies to companies

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Spiller Furniture turns 70, stronger than ever

MyHFANov 7,2018
Membership

By Robert Bell   To outsiders, Tuscaloosa, Ala., is known for its barbecue joints and national football champions, but where local residents are concerned, there’s an even bigger landmark.   For 70 years HFA member Spiller Furniture has been a fixture in this college town, furnishing homes and dorms and

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US Supreme Court Overturns Quill

MyHFAJun 21,2018
Government Relations

BREAKING NEWS: US Supreme Court Overturns Quill Today the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case–South Dakota (and brick-and-mortar retailers everywhere) won. This means states can require retailers to collect sales tax regardless of physical nexus–all retailers are equal. Here’s the Court’s decision.

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