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STORIS will demonstrate newest advance in RRC at Las Vegas Market

Retailers spoke, STORIS listened. As requested by its retail partners in the home furnishings industry, the company has launched Release 10.0, “adding advanced fulfillment functionality to its point of sale process,” it said in a news release. “This is critical as fulfillment methods are a competitive advantage for retailers in a world shaped by demanding consumer delivery expectations and a call for convenience.” Customers can request a demonstration in the HFA Retailer Resource Center, B1050, at the Las Vegas Market. Go to Storis.com to make a request. “Multiple concurrent fulfillments is a significant enhancement due to the related processes, such

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California considers measure to cut down on paper receipts

A California legislator introduced a “Skip the Slip” bill Jan. 8.  It aims to reduce paper consumption by requiring retailers to offer customers digital sales receipts. Buyers could choose to receive paper copies. “Each year in the United States, up to 10 million trees and 21 billion gallons of water are used to create receipts, which generate 686 million pounds of waste and 12 billion pounds of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of one million cars on the road,” Assembly member Phil Ting, a Democrat from San Francisco, said. If enacted, the measure would take effect Jan. 1, 2022. Skip the

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Lorri Kelley speaks with hard-earned credibility

To Lorri Kelley, leadership is about credibility. “It goes back to establishing credibility for yourself by doing whatever you need to do to build your skills to be a highly effective leader,” she told HFA recently. She would know, having gained her first management position more than a quarter-century ago, when few women were found in such roles in the furniture industry. “I had to work twice as hard and be three times more prepared. It created a lot of stress and pressure,” she said. The effort paid off as she rose through executive offices for a series of notable

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Furniture showroom might come with gym and pool

Will a future furniture showroom building in High Point offer visitors a workout and swim? Freeman Kennett Architects of High Point has been hired to plan renovations for an old YMCA building at 401 S. Main Street in the city’s downtown furniture market district. Peter Freeman of the firm declined to name his client but said it’s a furniture company that wants to use the building for showroom space. The structure was built in 1925. It was purchased in 1991 by High Point attorney Joe Floyd, who converted it into law offices and a private health club. Floyd restored the

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Home Furnishings Association
Beds & More reaches new heights

Six stories, to be exact, for the company’s new store For years, Home Furnishings Association member Jeff Garfield thought his Bedrooms & More store on the corner of 45th Street and Latona Avenue in Seattle where he got his start in 1972 was all he’d need. Business was good, customers were faithfully returning whenever it was time for a new mattress. Plans changed when his three sons decided to join the family business. “We were having fun with the whole family working together,” says Garfield. “That’s when I started thinking we needed to grow – certainly not for me and

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