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Home Furnishings Association
Lessons From the Road: A Desire to Serve the Furniture Industry

A trailblazer is someone who moves ahead of everyone else to carve out a path and enter uncharted territory. In that case, it’s no wonder our judges decided that Howard Haimsohn, 3rd generation owner of Lawrance Furniture in San Diego, deserved the recognition and honor of the HFA 2023 Trailblazer

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Kaprice Crawford
HFA Launches Human Resources Portal for Furniture Retailers

Home Furnishings Association Launches New Human Resources Portal for Furniture Retailers High Point, NC – The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) is excited to announce the launch of the new Human Resources Portal.  The portal was designed to serve furniture retailers’ unique HR regulatory compliance needs. The portal offers a range

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Home Furnishings Association
Esquire Advertising Named HFA Partner of the Year

High Point, NC- Esquire Advertising has been named the 2023 Partner of the Year by the Home Furnishings Association (HFA).  This recognition as one of the industry’s highest achievers is amongst the most prestigious awards in home furnishings. Esquire Adverting was judged by a panel of industry professionals on seven

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Home Furnishings Association
New Resources and 18 Seminars in the HFA Resource Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Resources Available, and 18 Business Building Seminars from HFA at the High Point Market High Point, NC – Home Furnishings Association, the leading association for home furnishings retailers, is excited to announce new resources and opportunities available at High Point Market on April 21-26, 2023, including

HFA_CEO_Blog_Working on Your Behalf
Mark Schumacher
HFA working on your behalf

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

Whitehouse image_HFA urges President Biden for supply chain crisis relief
Mark Schumacher
HFA urges President Biden for supply chain crisis relief

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

HFA-Piper Sandler survey for Q4 2020
Home Furnishings Association
Q4 2020 HFA/Piper Sandler Furniture Retailer Survey

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

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Mark Schumacher
HFA/Piper Sandler 2020 Black Friday Retailer Survey

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

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Doug Clark
Hall of Fame seeks future industry leaders

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.

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Doug Clark
Smith Leonard echoes Piper Sandler-HFA survey

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

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