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David Kain

Car dealers ‘drive’ sales; you can, too

Mark SchumacherJul 1, 2019
Home Furnishing Matters

For any home furnishings retailer, no matter how big or small, you need look no further than your local car dealer to find out how to drive your business (pun intended). The automotive world has seen its share of challenges. Consolidation and new ways to buy started emerging in a


Andrew Koenig and Dolphins group photo with children

City Furniture, Dolphins team up for kids

Doug ClarkJul 1, 2019
Shop Talk

(Miami Dolphins photo above: City Furniture President Andrew Koenig, center, joins Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream program, providing beds for South Florida kids.) City Furniture and the Miami Dolphins recently teamed up to provide 100 South Florida children with new beds. “We love kicking off summer by partnering with the


Art Van

Truck giveaway honors Art Van’s history

Robert BellJun 28, 2019
Shop Talk

It was 1959 and Ike was in the White House. Mattel introduced a new doll. Maybe you heard of her: Barbie? A gallon of gas set you back a quarter, and a businessman named Art Van Elslander opened his first furniture store in Detroit. Sixty years later, Home Furnishings Association


ASTM proposed revisions fail

Doug ClarkJun 27, 2019
Current News

Above: City Furniture photo shows testing for stability following ASTM standard. A proposal to raise the testing weight used in ASTM’s furniture stability standard failed for now, following a second round of voting by its Consumer Products Committee and Furniture Safety Subcommittee. One change has been approved: The voluntary standard


Manufacturers endorse brick-and-mortar

Doug ClarkJun 26, 2019
Current News

(Photo above: Michael Delgatti, Kevin Walker and Jeb Bassett III, left to right) The future of furniture sales is brick-and-mortar, leading manufacturers told an industry conference June 17. But industry expectations are changing. “If you’re doing the right things, brick and mortar is going to stay,” Michael Delgatti, president of


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