HFA Blog

HOM Furniture honors GTR Leather, and rep Rutzick

Robert BellFeb 5,2019
Current News,Shop Talk

HFA member HOM Furniture of Coon Rapids, Minn., announced its 2018 Vendor of the Year and Manufacturer’s Representative of the Year awards this month. Kyle Johansen, Executive Director of Merchandising for HOM Furniture, presented the 2018 Vendor of the Year award to GTR Leather owners Peter Robinson and Christopher Thorpe.


Business websites must comply with the ADA, federal appeals court rules

MyHFAFeb 5,2019
Current News,Policy Matters - Government Relations

A pizza company’s website must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal appeals court ruled Jan. 15. Furniture retailers likely would be subject to the same requirement. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco reversed a lower court decision in Robles

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Texas exempts remote retailers’ first $500,000 in annual sales from tax liability

MyHFAFeb 4,2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

Texas has set the nation’s highest “safe harbor” threshold for remote online sales. “If in the preceding 12 calendar months, a remote seller’s total Texas revenue from the sale of tangible personal property is less than $500,000, the seller is not required to collect and remit sales tax,” the Sales

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David Gunn

Triple Crown: Gunn, Knight Furniture win 3 awards

Robert BellFeb 1,2019
Membership,Shop Talk

You would think longtime Home Furnishings Association member David Gunn would be used to winning awards, but the HFA’s 2016 Retailer of the Year still gets emotional when his name is called. This time it was when the Sherman (Texas) Chamber of Commerce honored Gunn and Knight Furniture, with three


Starting over – again

MyHFAFeb 1,2019

Two days after a fire destroyed Sergio’s Furniture & Mattress in Santa Maria, Calif., store owner Sergio Diaz took to social media to calm his customers. “I knew they were concerned about the store, but I also knew they were concerned about their orders, so I wanted to take care

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