We’re looking for a few good retailers – really exceptional retailers. The Home Furnishings Association is accepting nominations for its 2022 Retailer of the Year, Trailblazer, Emerging Star, and Partner of the Year awards. The annual recognitions honor the best and brightest furniture retailers in the industry and are a much-anticipated
These are unprecedented times for everyone, and specifically our industry. The customer journey is a bumpy one, thanks to COVID, and it will be quite a while before it smooths out. We have been asked by HFA members, small and large, how the association can directly speak to customers to
Throughout the supply chain crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, HFA’s Government Relations Action Team has been working diligently with our lobbyist in Washington to put forward all the concerns affecting every furniture retailer’s livelihood. The broken supply chain, with its systemic cost increases, is slowing the recovery of our
Q4 momentum driving positive 2021 Outlook The crazy year that was 2020 ended strongly for home furnishing retailers, according to our new HFA/Piper Sandler survey. After easing off a little in November, strong sales in December fueled Q4, which was up 16% year over year even with a continued lack
2020 to Finish Strong In early October, many home furnishing retailers were feeling confident about a relatively strong fourth quarter. Our HFA/Piper Sandler special Black Friday Weekend Furniture Retailer Survey shows they are now feeling even more optimistic. The Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend turned out to be incredibly robust for our
The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation is looking for rising stars in the industry. Recent classes of Future Leaders have included Home Furnishings Association members Matt Schewel of Schewels Home, Kristen Trapp of RC Willey and Cameron Wanek of Ashley Furniture Industries. Nominations may be made until Jan.
August saw the largest increase of the year in new home furnishings orders, according to the latest Smith Leonard monthly survey of manufacturers and distributors. The findings reinforce the recently released results of a third-quarter sampling of furniture retailers by Piper Sandler and the Home Furnishings Association. [Furniture retailers expect
Christy O’Hara ventured to High Point, N.C., for the October market and was disappointed that some of her suppliers didn’t. So, she won’t be carrying their products, the owner of new Home Furnishings Association member Steel Roots Home Décor said. Her two-year-old Chapel Hill, N.C., business offers home furnishings, lighting,
Furniture retailers expect sales to accelerate through the fourth quarter of 2020, according to a survey by Piper Sandler in partnership with the Home Furnishings Association. The bullish outlook follows 8 percent average sales growth year-over-year reported by respondents in the third quarter, the survey found. Not all the results
The Home Furnishings Association’s Resource Center opened for business today. The fall High Point Market began with overcast skies this morning and some uncertainty about the days ahead. The Oct. 13-21 schedule spreads out traffic, and other Covid-related restrictions will hold down attendance. But the sun emerged before noon –
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