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WithIt to honor Ellen Gefen with Legacy Award

The HFA TeamDec 18, 2018
Current News

Ellen Gefen, who produced the “Home Fashion Report” for more than 30 years interviewing top manufacturers and celebrities in the home furnishings industry, will receive WithIt’s Legacy Award next month at Las Vegas market. Women in the Home and Furnishings Industry Today (WithIt) also announced the 2019 nominee finalists for

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A photo of the Art Van Food Drive

Can-do spirit: Art Van helps donate more than 7 tons of canned food

The HFA TeamDec 18, 2018

For the 10th consecutive year, metro Detroiters demonstrated their can-do spirit, donating 15,085 pounds of non-perishable food items as part of Home Furnishings Association (HFA) member Art Van Furniture’s “Together We Can” food drive. This year’s campaign benefited Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Enough food was collected to

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Alert to Minnesota HFA members; Deadline nears

The HFA TeamDec 10, 2018
Current News,Policy Matters - Government Relations

Minnesota furniture retailers have until Dec. 21 to ask to be included in a free and voluntary product-testing program for regulated flame retardants. The offer was issued in October by state government’s Chemicals in Products Interagency Team. “The CPI Team is offering assistance with testing a selection of your products

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Delivery truck next to shipping containers

Despite trade truce, retailers remain uneasy

The HFA TeamDec 4, 2018
Policy Matters - Government Relations

By Robert Bell Global markets might be breathing a sigh of relief this week after President Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to a cease-fire in their escalating trade war, but HFA members are not so confident. Many say the truce only delays the inevitable: Another tariff increase.


Woolsey Fire just misses Agoura Hills furniture stores

The HFA TeamNov 19, 2018

By Doug Clark, HFA The fire jumped over the highway and went straight up the mountainside, Julian Jeppe said Wednesday, recalling the harrowing experience of living through another natural disaster in Southern California. HFA members Jeppe and his wife, Dru, own Reeds Furniture, which has stores in Agoura Hills and

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