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HFA Announces 2017 Retailer of the Year Winners

High Point, NC, April 22, 2017 — The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) is proud to announce the winners of its 2017 Retailer of the Year awards, which celebrates retailers who exhibit exceptional examples of philanthropy, technology, customer experience, mentoring, sustainability and store design/merchandising. Father and son duo, David and Brad Schweig, of Sunnyland Outdoor Furniture in Dallas are the HFA Retailers of the Year in the category of businesses with a sales volume under $10 million. Sunnyland is the first casual furniture retailer to win HFA’s Retailer of the Year award. This 47-year-old company is the largest outdoor and patio

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Subconsciously Affecting Your Customers with Your Showroom Lighting

A few months ago, I was out to do some grocery shopping but was turned away from the store when I arrived. It was the middle of the day and the whole store was shut down. Care to guess why? A lighting outage. Take that in for a minute. If you’re a store manager and your cash register is down, can you still operate your store? Technically, yes. There are workarounds for that. What if your toilets start overflowing or your internet goes down or your phone lines are down? Not ideal but, hey, you’re still in business. Perhaps they

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Using Portable Ladders Safely

For any professional or retail organization, the use of portable ladders will eventually come into play on the showroom floor or out in the warehouse. Even when it comes to careers in the Marine, something like Wet Steps ladders play a big part in relation to docking boats. No matter what industry you find yourself in, at some point, a ladder may come in handy. It is important for you to know which one is relevant for what task and how to stay safe while using this equipment. Whether it’s an A-Frame or an extension ladder, we take for granted

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Home Furnishings Association
HFA Announces Next Generation Leadership Immersion Experience Program at Hudson’s Furniture, Sanford, Florida.

Roseville, CA  (April 3, 2017) – The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) announces the next location for its Leadership Immersion program, offering one-of-kind visits with best in class retailers. The Next Generation members of HFA have the opportunity to apply and qualify for the new Leadership Immersion Experience program planned June 20-22, 2017 at the headquarters of Hudson’s Furniture, Sanford, FL. The two and one-half day program features an agenda developed to showcase the finely tuned operations of this top 100 retailer.   With visits to the distribution center, corporate headquarters, and a local retail storefront, attendees will have exclusive access to

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Top 5 Warehouse Tools Every Furniture Operations Needs

There’s something exciting about outfitting a warehouse. Maybe it’s the prospect of creating an efficient workspace buzzing with activity. Or maybe it’s the idea of keeping your staff “stoked” and stocked with the equipment that makes their job easier and safer. Whatever the reason, your warehouse is a sacred place, so you want to do right by it. Filling your warehouse with high-quality equipment and tools like a warehouse control system is the first step to take toward honoring your place of work. That’s why we’ve designed this Must-Have Equipment Guide to make sure you have everything you need to

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Home Furnishings Association
New Guidance for California’s Prop 65

January 26, 2017 California’s Prop 65 requires businesses with 10 or more employees to provide a clear and reasonable warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing individuals to chemicals that the state says cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. While the primary burden to warn consumers falls on manufacturers, Prop 65 applies to everyone in the supply chain; no one is exempt from liability. This proposition has been around for 31 years, so what’s new? The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently came out with Article 6, which gives more specific guidance on the new product warning label. And, while

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