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Speaker at Conference

Learn how to turn website visitors into in-store purchasers

MyHFAMar 19, 2019
Current News

Ken Widger has a tough act to follow: his own.  Widger, senior program marketing manager for MicroD, drew a standing-room-only audience of more than 80 people to his seminar in the Home Furnishings Association’s Retailer Resource Center at the Las Vegas Market. For those who couldn’t fit into the room, he’ll deliver the

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Online sales-tax bills in Kansas, Nebraska head for different outcomes

Doug ClarkMar 18, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

Midwestern neighboring states approved online sales-tax legislation on consecutive days this month: Kansas on March 14 and Nebraska on March 15. But the Kansas bill, which included other tax changes, is likely to be vetoed by Gov. Laura Kelly. In Nebraska, which has just one legislative chamber, lawmakers approved a

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Conference Speaker

Seminar offers prescriptions for rejuvenating your business

MyHFAMar 18, 2019
Current News

Sometimes, Ron Cooper has to be a family counselor. Plenty of times, he’s heard a senior furniture retailer complain that “I turned the business over to my son and he killed it!”  No, Cooper assures the father, “Amazon, Wayfair and the big stores killed it.”  Cooper’s real job isn’t to work out

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Smith Leonard survey finds continued growth in new furniture orders

MyHFAMar 15, 2019
Current News

December capped a strong year for new furniture orders, Smith Leonard PLLC reports.  A 7 percent increase “was the 12th straight month of positive comparison to the previous year. This led to an increase of 6 percent in new orders for the year,” the High Point, N.C., accounting and business consulting firm

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Manufacturer recalls sleeper chair folding mattresses as fire hazard

MyHFAMar 14, 2019
Current News

California manufacturer D&D Futon Furniture has recalled its sleeper chair folding mattresses because they don’t meet the federal flammability standard.  No injuries have been reported, according to the federal Consumer Products Safety Commission, but purchasers “should immediately stop using the recalled mattresses and contact D&D Futon Furniture to receive a

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