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Better late than never: Exclusive Furniture opens long-awaited Webster store

MyHFAApr 12, 2019
Current News

It took a little longer than expected – about nine months longer – but Home Furnishings Association member Exclusive Furniture opened its seventh Houston-area store this spring.  The opening in Webster, Texas, a bedroom town 28 miles southeast of Houston, continues Exclusive owner Sam Zavary’s push for saturating the Houston market with 11 Exclsuive showrooms while also unifying the brand’s at-times


Jordan's Furniture Employees With Lottery Check

Jordan’s Furniture employees share $1 million Powerball prize

MyHFAApr 11, 2019

For years, the “J-Team” – a group of coworkers at Home Furnishings Association member Jordan’s Furniture in Nashua , N.H., –  went through the same routine: Everyone kicked in $2 and the group bought a fistful of Powerball lottery tickets at a convenience store across the street from their store. Then, after missing out on a big prize,


CPSC prodded to take stronger action on furniture safety

Doug ClarkApr 10, 2019
Current News,Policy Matters - Government Relations

A divided Consumer Products Safety Commission was given a hard push this week to take stronger action against furniture tip-overs. “I’ve been really disappointed at the speed at which we’ve seen these dangerous products taken off the market,” U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said Tuesday during a CPSC oversight hearing


Roman Columns on Government Building

Bill would give online sellers and purchasers a $10 million sales-tax break

Doug ClarkApr 9, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

A veteran congressman again has introduced legislation to curtail online sales-tax collections by states.  TheOnline Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act was filed March 27 by 21-term U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) and several co-sponsors. A similar measure failed to advance in the previous Congress.  The bill proposes to


Jerry Epperson

Epperson tells HFA members to seize their advantages

Robert BellApr 7, 2019
Current News

Twenty percent of all home furnishings transactions next year will take place on the internet — even more where accessories are concerned. Hoping to claim its share, Amazon, Walmart and others continue to grow their proprietary online furniture lines. It’s easy for Home Furnishings Association members who own a brick-and-mortar