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California Capitol

California considers CCPA changes

Doug ClarkJun 12, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

The California Consumer Privacy Act is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, but legislators are still making changes that can affect Home Furnishings Association members in the Golden State. There’s positive movement on some fronts. AB 846, addressing customer loyalty programs, passed the Assembly by a vote of 50-1 on


Kurlancheek finds a new home

Doug ClarkJun 11, 2019
Shop Talk

Photo: Ronne Kurlancheek and her dog Dolly in her new store. The day after a powerful tornado destroyed her business in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., last June 13, Ronne Kurlancheek’s employees gave her a pair of ruby slippers and a stuffed Toto in a basket. “They will be on the counter in


Illustration of e-commerce

Congress leaves marketplace fairness to states

Doug ClarkJun 10, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

The Amazon marketplace is losing some of its attraction, Andrew Youderian, owner of the ecommerce community eCommerceFuel, recently reported, according to Forbes retail contributor Kiri Masters. Youderian conducts an annual survey of merchants and this year found “for the first time ever in our survey (that) non-Amazon sellers grew faster


Photo of Sharron, Karen, and Mark

HFA leaders get out in the industry

Doug ClarkJun 10, 2019
Current News

Photo: HFA CEO Sharron Bradley, left, and Executive Vice President for Membership and Marketing Mark Schumacher, right, visit the future home of the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame with CEO Karen McNeill in High Point, N.C., in April 2019. Home Furnishings Association executives are participating in many industry events


Massachusetts State House

HFA opposes Massachusetts bills

Doug ClarkJun 7, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

The Home Furnishings Association has asked Massachusetts legislators not to approve House and Senate bills restricting the use of certain flame retardants in upholstered furniture and mattresses. An identical measure was passed in the final hours of the 2018 legislative session but vetoed by Gov. Charlie Baker in January. There


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