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New orders still flat, survey says

Doug ClarkJun 6, 2019
Current News

Furniture orders for the first quarter of 2019 were flat, following a slight dip in March from a year earlier, the latest Smith Leonard industry survey found. “Only 42 percent of the participants posted increased orders year to date,” the High Point, N.C., accounting and consulting firm said of its

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Erica and Aaron Fried (courtesy HarperSmiles)

New York acts on tip-overs

Doug ClarkJun 6, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

Photo above: Erica and Aaron Fried (courtesy HarperSmiles) A tip-over tragedy inspired Harper’s Law in New York state, which places legal obligations on furniture retailers who sell new clothing storage units. The legislation was approved by large margins in the New York Assembly and Senate May 30 and is expected

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Color Ad’s Rose Oldenkamp, longtime HFA supporter, passes away

Robert BellJun 5, 2019
Current News

Rose Oldenkamp, one of the leaders in the retail advertising and printing industry and a longtime supporter of the Home Furnishings Association, died May 7. She lived in Hermosa Beach, Calif., and passed away peacefully, her family said. Oldenkamp and her company, Los-Angeles-based Color Ad, were fixtures at the HFA’s

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U.S. hits China for mattress dumping

Doug ClarkJun 5, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

American mattress producers that lodged an anti-dumping complaint against China applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce for its preliminary determination May 29 to impose import duties. “We are thrilled that Commerce has confirmed that Chinese producers are relying on significant dumping margins to unfairly compete in the U.S. market with

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Art Van to help St. Louis-area flooding victims

Robert BellJun 4, 2019
Shop Talk

As the St. Louis area prepares for what may be historic flooding from the Mississippi River this week, one Home Furnishings Association member is preparing to help residents recover. Art Van Furniture is stepping up to help residents in St. Louis and neighboring communities who have already seen or are

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