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Managing Supply Chain Risk in Times of Uncertainty_HFA blog
Profit Chain
Managing Supply Chain Risk in Times of Uncertainty

Robert Kennedy proclaimed in a speech many years ago, “There is a Chinese curse which says, ‘May he live in interesting times.’ ” As current events continue to unfold, it would seem as though we are living in increasingly interesting times. Recent announcements by many auto manufacturers that production lines

Q1 2022 HFA-Piper Sandler Furniture Retailer Survey_5-2022
Home Furnishings Association
Q1 2022 HFA/Piper Sandler Furniture Retailer Survey

The Q1 Furniture Retailer survey completed by Piper Sandler in partnership with the Home Furnishings Association (HFA) shows sales were flat to down for Q1. Sales were +1%/-5% on a mean/median basis. Transactions during Q1 declined -12% to -15%, while ASP was up mid-teens %. Online sales for retailers lagged

CPSC tip-over proposal_HFA GRAT Blog 1_4-2022
Chris Andresen
CPSC tip-over proposal: Your input is needed

Recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) denied an industry request, co-signed by HFA, to extend the comment period for their clothing storage unit tip-over safety standard. Public comments are due to the CPSC by April 19, 2022. It is critical that the furniture retail voice is represented as they

Outward_HFA Solution Partner
Outward Inc.
HFA Solution Partner: Outward, Inc.

Outward, Inc. is happy to be one of the Home Furnishings Association’s newest Solution Partners, providing its members with product photography tools and services to improve the way they do business. Retailers need high-quality product photography We understand that retailers must put their best foot forward when promoting their product

HFA GRAT Blog_CPSC proposal on tip-over safety
Chris Andresen
CPSC proposal on tip-over safety

On January 19th, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously, 4-0, to advance its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) on a mandatory safety standard for Clothing Storage Unit tip-overs. The text in the CPSC proposal was initially published in July 2021, but the Commission did not receive a staff

The 3-10 Approach to eComm_HFA-CEO
Mark Schumacher
The 3-10 Approach to eComm 

Recently, we held a webinar relating to optimizing eComm, and it was a perfect example of the need for what I call the 3-10 approach. Just looking at eComm alone, there are so many aspects of it that you need to get right to be successful. How are you tracking

Customer loyalty_Schulman_HFA blog
Jonathan Schulman
Customer loyalty comes from being brilliant

If you are an avid reader of my blog – thank you for your loyalty – you’d know that my family went to Switzerland over the Thanksgiving break. Ever been to Switzerland? It’s ludicrously expensive for everything! We bought a pint of water for seven American dollars – Insane. When

Be the Game-Changer_HFA-CEO Blog
Mark Schumacher
The Game-Changer – Can you hear us now?

When I look at 2021 through the lens of advocacy, I must tell you that it was a game-changer for our industry and the home furnishings association. That’s something I say on many different levels. First, the sheer volume of issues we weighed in on, the positions we presented, and

Supply chain crisis is HFA's priority
Tim Timmons
Supply chain crisis is HFA’s priority

The supply chain crisis is nothing new for furniture retailers – it’s been an unfortunate reality for our industry over the last several years, with many inefficiencies exacerbated by the effects of COVID-19. In several instances this year, President Biden has focused on the supply chain, either by Executive Order

2021 High Point Market Congressional Visits_HFA_blog-image
Home Furnishings Association
High Point Market visited by Congressional leaders

The Home Furnishings Association invited High Point Representatives Kathy Manning (D) and Ted Budd (R) to visit High Point Market. HFA CEO Mark Schumacher discussed with them the furniture industry and the issues that retailers face such as supply chain, tariffs, and more.  

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