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Sunnyland opening 2nd store in Frisco

Robert BellMay 3, 2019
Current News,Shop Talk

Photo above: Signs in the window advertise the coming of Sunnyland’s new store in Frisco, Texas. Things are looking bright for Sunnyland Patio Furniture. The Dallas-based Home Furnishings Association member is adding a second store in nearby Frisco, Texas. Sunnyland signed a lease to take over a 15,000-square-foot retail space

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Podium

Want more and better ratings? Podium will help

The HFA TeamMay 3, 2019
Tech

You’ve run an attractive family furniture store in your hometown for many years. You offer great products at fair prices and provide top-notch customer service. You’re also a community leader, supporting many worthy causes.  So where did that blistering online review come from?  An occasional complaint is inevitable in the retail trade, but it

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Safety standard changes draw opposition

Doug ClarkMay 2, 2019
Current News,Policy Matters - Government Relations

Proposed revisions to ASTM furniture safety standards drew substantial support in April balloting but also many objections that must be addressed before changes can be made. Voluntary stability standards were adopted in 2000 in response to accidental tip-overs of bedroom dressers and other furniture. In many cases, children were injured

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Assemblywoman Autum Burke

Customer loyalty programs aren’t ‘discrimination’

Doug ClarkMay 1, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

(Photo Above: Assemblywoman Autumn Burke) A bill advancing in the California Assembly protects loyalty programs from the state’s Consumer Privacy Act.  The privacy law, which was enacted last year but takes effect Jan. 1, defines differential pricing as discrimination. It creates a right for consumers to ask businesses to delete

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Doris Anne Sadler, president of the World Trade Center in Indianapolis, former Sen. Richard Lugar, Jim Kittle, chairman of Kittle’s Furniture in Indianapolis.

Kittle remembers Lugar as a friend of furniture retailers

The HFA TeamApr 30, 2019
HFA Influencers - Newsmakers/Profiles/Trends

Photo above: Doris Anne Sadler, president of the World Trade Center in Indianapolis, former Sen. Richard Lugar, Jim Kittle, chairman of Kittle’s Furniture in Indianapolis. Photo credit: Erica Quinlan, Indiana AgriNews The last time Jim Kittle saw Richard Lugar, they sat side-by-side during a panel discussion highlighting the damaging impact

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