Announcements

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Doug Clark
HFA won’t open Las Vegas Resource Center

COVID-19 restrictions and necessary safety protocols have led the Home Furnishings Association to decide not to open its Resource Center at Las Vegas Market Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. “We appreciate the extraordinary measures International Market Centers will implement to make the Las Vegas Market a safe and healthy experience,”

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Doug Clark
HFA promotes industry COVID-19 safety alliance

The Home Furnishings Association has joined other furniture industry groups to form the Alliance4Safety. The initiative provides a roadmap for businesses to operate safely during a pandemic. “From the beginning of this crisis, we have stressed to government leaders at all levels that home furnishings retailers sell products that are

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Robert Bell
Registration opens for fall High Point Market

The High Point Market Authority has opened online registration for the Fall 2020 High Point Market, scheduled for Oct. 13-21. The authority is also debuting a microsite, www.highpointmarket.org/hpmktsafe, to outline safety measures pertaining to the fall market in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Previously announced as a 9-day market

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Doug Clark
HFA’s Boyst and Solution Partners honored for service to industry

As director of partnerships for the Home Furnishings Association, Jordan Boyst connects furniture retailers to service providers with a track record for success. So, recognition for Boyst as a dynamic young leader in the industry is a testament to the work he does to help HFA members. Boyst, 36, recently

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Robert Bell
HFA partners with Piper Sandler on furniture retail survey

The Home Furnishings Association announced an exclusive partnership this week with investment bank Piper Sandler to release the industry’s first research report for furniture retailers. The Piper Sandler/Home Furnishings Association Furniture Retailer Survey will report insight and trends from furniture retailers across the country. The survey, released Wednesday, is the

Daniel Lubner
Robert Bell
Lubner tells retailers to start planning for the next disruption

Daniel Lubner was sitting in an Orlando, Fla., hotel bar in September 2017 wondering what was about to become of his business 195 miles south in Naples, Fla. Clive Daniel Home, a Top 100 Retailer, was hours away from being hammered by Hurricane Irma with winds over 100 mph and

Sharron Bradley
Robert Bell
Sharron Bradley on retirement: ‘Quite a ride, but it’s time’

When Sharron Bradley was tapped to do the unthinkable – merge three furniture retail trade associations into one – she remembers feeling so many emotions: excitement, eagerness and energy, for starters.   But there was never a sense of being overwhelmed – for good reason.    “There wasn’t any time to feel overwhelmed,” she said. “There was

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Doug Clark
Doug Sanicola steps up to chair ICFA

Doug Sanicola had just stepped up to become acting chairman of the International Casual Furnishings Association this month when its board of directors faced “a very tough call,” he said. The next day, it voted to cancel Casual Market Chicago, its annual trade show held in September. Directors tried to

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Home Furnishings Association
HFA, Phelps Digital announce strategic partnership

Digital vendor management company provides furniture retailers with affordable insight and strategy to grow their business Roseville, CA – With consumers increasingly starting their shopping journey online, furniture retailers’ websites have become their new front doors. That’s where Phelps Digital can help retailers grow their business — online and in

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Doug Clark
HFA, other groups support fall market schedule

The Home Furnishings Association and two other industry groups today urged their members to follow the High Point Market schedule for October. The High Point Market Authority in May set an expanded format to spread out attendance over nine days, Oct. 13-21. The schedule accounts for an expected reduction in

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