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Sophie Donelson, Bobby Berk

Selling furniture should be like selling happiness, Bobby Berk says

The HFA TeamApr 18, 2019
HFA Influencers - Newsmakers/Profiles/Trends

People recharge their phones every night to prepare for the next day. Their homes should serve the same purpose for them, Bobby Berk told an audience at the High Point Market.  What if there’s no power there?  “If you’re depressed and you wake up in a disaster of a room every day, you


New furniture orders increased in January, although not for everyone

The HFA TeamApr 17, 2019
Current News

New furniture orders for January were 8 percent higher than in January 2018, accounting and business consulting firm Smith Leonard PLLC in High Point, N.C., reported March 29.  “The good news for January was that shipments were up 14 percent over January 2018 and some 75 percent of the participants reported increased shipments for the


Neal Cohen, Don Coleman, Bobby Bush

UFAC discusses next step in furniture safety

The HFA TeamApr 17, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

What’s a tag worth? It might be “the best liability insurance policy you could buy for the price,” Don Coleman says.  The tag comes from the Upholstered Furniture Action Council, the 40-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to fire safety. Coleman, UFAC’s president, is now leading efforts to address new problems. The


Art Van Store Ribbon Cutting

Cindy Crawford drops by to celebrate latest Art Van Furniture opening

The HFA TeamApr 15, 2019

Celebrity guests Cindy Crawford and Nigel Barker along with more than 400 other people showed up recently for Home Furnishings Association member Art Van Furniture’s latest store opening in Polaris, Ohio.  The newest addition to Art Van’s chain features a 70,000 square foot, two-story store with a striking glass exterior


Tax swap in Texas riles HFA members

Doug ClarkApr 12, 2019
Current News,Policy Matters - Government Relations

Some Home Furnishings Association members in Texas aren’t happy about a proposed tax swap that one retailer compared to “playing games.” Gov. Greg Abbott, joined by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen (pictured above), unveiled a plan April 10 to raise the statewide sales tax from 6.25


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