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Folding mattresses targeted for recall

Doug ClarkJul 26, 2019
Current News

Made-in-China folding mattresses imported by Factory Direct Wholesale are being recalled, the Consumer Products Safety Commission said July 18. “The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard,” according to CPSC. No injuries have been reported. The mattresses were sold “online by Amazon.com,

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Resource Center: Make customer experience your differentiator

Robert BellJul 25, 2019
Current News

Photo: At the HFA Resource Center in Las Vegas, Jason Pires will talk with furniture retailers about creating a customer experience in their store that makes them stand out from the crowd. E-commerce continues to chip away at brick-and-mortar furniture sales. Meanwhile, it seems like every big box is selling

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Connie Post designs RoomPlace’s first outlet center

Robert BellJul 25, 2019
Current News

Photo: To encourage impulse buys, accent chairs are elevated for emphasis on sheet metal-topped pallets down the center aisle of the store at The RoomPlace’s new outlet center in Peoria, Ill. Retail strategist Connie Post has designed a new format for The RoomPlace aimed at broadening the retailer’s appeal with

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Resource Center: Find the right technologies for customers’ journeys

Robert BellJul 25, 2019
Current News

Photo: Retailsystem’s Jesse Akre will speak at the HFA’s Resource Center on the technologies available to retailers for enhancing their customers’ jopurneys. There was a time when furniture retailers could dictate all aspects of the consumer journey – from the hours consumers shopped, to how they made the purchase and

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Senate committee chairman Roger Wicker

Senate committee advances SOFFA

Doug ClarkJul 24, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

Photo: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) is the primary sponsor of SOFFA. The Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act was approved by a voice vote in a Senate committee today. The measure would set a national standard for upholstered furniture flammability based on California Technical Bulletin

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