HFA Blog

Andrew Koenig named new City Furniture president

MyHFAJan 16,2019
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Change continues to be the only constant for Home Furnishings Association member City Furniture, this time in the company’s C-Suite where Andrew Koenig has been promoted to president. Koenig had previously served as vice president and chief operating officer for the company. His father, Keith Koenig, who co-founded the firm

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“Well, I guess we finally did something right”

MyHFAJan 15,2019
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Dover honors HFA member Ross Furniture with Business of the Year Award If you know Home Furnishings Association member Jason Howard’s self-deprecating humor, you’ll understand his reaction when he learned this month that Ross Furniture was named the 2019 Business of the Year by the Greater Dover (N.H.) Chamber of

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Massachusetts governor rejects flame-retardant bill opposed by HFA

MyHFAJan 11,2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker refused to sign a bill restricting the use of 11 flame retardants in some consumer products. The Home Furnishings Association and other business groups opposed the measure. H 5024 was enacted on New Year’s Day in the final hours of the 2018 legislative session. It was

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Olinde’s sells furniture side of business to Dufresne Spencer Group

MyHFAJan 11,2019
Current News,Membership

What started as a casual conversation between two Top 100 retailers 13 months ago culminated this week in longtime Home Furnishings Association member Olinde’s selling its Louisiana furniture empire to Dufresne Spencer Group. The deal includes Olinde’s flagship store in Baton Rouge and another in Lafayette, La., as well as

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Minimum Wages

Minimum wage increases in 19 states

MyHFAJan 9,2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

The minimum wage increased in 19 states Jan. 1, directly affecting an estimated 5.3 million workers, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The boosts ranged from 5 cents an hour in Alaska to $2 an hour in New York. The average wage for retail trade workers was $16.15 an hour

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