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Tokio Marine covers sports promotions

Doug ClarkAug 1, 2019
Current News

Jordan’s Furniture photo, above, shows Eliot Tatelman with then-Boston Mayor Thomas Menino at Fenway Park in 2014. There are promotions, and then there are crazy promotions. Like one that costs $30 million. That was the payout made by Home Furnishings Association member Jordan’s Furniture of Taunton, Mass., after the Boston


Garden City Furniture updates look, with more to come

Robert BellAug 1, 2019
Shop Talk

Photo: Garden City Furniture’s new logo freshens up the palm tree icon coastal South Carolinians have associated with the store for years. Garden City Furniture has a new logo and will soon have a new showroom and exterior. And it all started with a delivery truck. A few months back,


Hall of Fame building

Berk, Ellis to co-host HOF program

Doug ClarkJul 31, 2019
Current News

Photo: The future home of the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame in High Point, N.C. Bobby Berk and Kelli Ellis will co-host the induction celebration for the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Oct. 20 in High Point, N.C. Among the Class of 2019 being honored is Jake Jabs,


Overtime ruling surprises Massachusetts retailers

Doug ClarkJul 30, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

Photo: The John Adams Courthouse in Boston, Mass. A surprising court ruling in Massachusetts has forced some furniture retailers to change how they pay their sales staff. The Commonwealth’s Supreme Judicial Court decision in Sullivan v. Sleepy’s reversed a long-held understanding about overtime pay for sales employees who are paid by


AB 2998 deadline nears in California

Doug ClarkJul 29, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

A deadline is approaching in California. The state’s furniture retailers should clear their inventories of products covered by Assembly Bill 2998 before the law takes effect Jan. 1, 2020. The law prohibits the sale and distribution of juvenile products, upholstered furniture, replacement components of reupholstered furniture and many mattresses if


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