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Is your store ready for AR?

Robert BellJun 18, 2019
Tech

Whether they are shopping for sandals or sofas, consumers have no shortage of augmented reality (AR) apps to assist them these days. Following the viral success of Pokémon Go in 2016, hordes of retailers have embraced the technology, including furniture retailers. Home Furnishings Association member Jerome’s Furniture recently deployed its Photo to Floorplan

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No new taxes, or tariffs!

Doug ClarkJun 17, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

The Home Furnishings Association has joined 660 other U.S. businesses and trade associations asking President Donald Trump not to impose new taxes on products imported from China. “We know firsthand that the additional tariffs will have a significant, negative, and long-term impact on American businesses, farmers, families, and the U.S.

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Hearing covers furniture tip-overs

Doug ClarkJun 14, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

A founder of Parents Against Tip-Overs pointed to common ground she shares with responsible furniture manufacturers and retailers during a congressional hearing June 13. “The compliant industry folks want a mandatory standard,” Crystal Ellis told members of the House Consumer Protection and Commerce subcommittee. “It’s something we agree on. We

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Alaska retailer goes to great lengths to save on freight

Robert BellJun 14, 2019
Shop Talk

Five years ago, Home Furnishings Association member Donny Dean could see the writing on the wall. His home electronics store was getting hammered by e-commerce sites, so he pulled the plug and started selling furniture. Image Home Furnishings of Wasilla, Alaska, was born. In 2017, he saw a different writing

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Hall of Fame class includes Jake Jabs

Doug ClarkJun 12, 2019
Current News

Jake Jabs is one of four industry leaders who will be inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame during the High Point Market Oct. 20. Jabs is president and CEO of Home Furnishings Association member American Furniture Warehouse in Englewood, Colo. The others in the Hall of Fame’s

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