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City Furniture's newest store in the Miami community of Doral will be a dual-branded effort with Ashley HomeStore.
Robert Bell
City Furniture opens first dual-branded store with Ashley HomeStore

HFA member City Furniture is gladly sharing the spotlight at its latest store opening. The company’s newest store in Miami’s Doral community is a dual-brand: City Furniture and Ashley HomeStore. It’s the latest step in City’s $100 million expansion program that has added a Miami Modern showroom in midtown Miami

Jordan's president and CEO Eliot Tatelman and one of the guests touring the store's Enchanted Village.
Robert Bell
Jordan’s celebrates the holidays with adopted families  

On a recent Sunday morning, HFA member Jordan’s Furniture turned its Avon, Mass., store into a winter wonderland for adopted children and their families. In celebration of National Adoption Month, local families and their recently adopted children showed up at Jordan’s on Nov. 24 for an invitation-only chance to explore

Photo shows Mary Liz Curtin at Leon & Lulu
Doug Clark
Leon & Lulu whets shoppers’ appetites

When it comes to retail, Leon & Lulu is the cat’s meow. Make that Three Cats. The Clawson, Mich., emporium upgraded its Three Cats Café into an upscale restaurant this fall, dropping the “Café” and adding one more element that makes Leon & Lulu a unique destination for shoppers, diners

Retailers at High Point Market are expecting increased sales in 2020.
Robert Bell
Furniture retailers expect increased sales in 2020

Economists are warning the chances of a recession are growing, but that sentiment isn’t shared by furniture retailers at High Point Market. Furniture retailers remain optimistic and expect furniture sales to increase, according to TD Bank and its fourth annual survey conducted at the High Point fall market. The survey

The 60th Anniversary Gala at Art Van Furniture’s showroom in Warren featured an intimate performance by multi-platinum pop singer and songwriter, Andy Grammer. Announced during the event were the Charity Challenge winners including the Islamic Center of Detroit, which took first place.
Robert Bell
Art Van Charity Challenge continues setting records

Another year, another record amount raised for the 11th annual Art Van Charity Challenge. More than $1.16 million was raised by 50 nonprofit organizations during the three-week competition. When this year’s charity challenge grants are added, more than $1.42 million will benefit individuals in local communities throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana

HFA member Mor Furniture has sold its company to Chinese conglomerate Healthcare Co.
Robert Bell
Mor Furniture sold to Chinese conglomerate

Home Furnishings Association member Mor Furniture for Less has sold its 36-store furniture chain to Healthcare Co., Ltd., a Chinese home furnishings conglomerate dipping its toes into the U.S. market for the first time. California-based Mor Furniture has six stores in and around San Diego and has expanded into six

Former Stoney Creek Furniture Dennis Novosel, left and current president Jim Fee.
Robert Bell
Friends hold goodbye bash for Dennis Novosel at High Point Market

Dennis Novosel’s first High Point furniture market? That’s easy. It was 1971. The former owner of Home Furnishings Association member Stoney Creek Furniture has been a loyal visitor ever since. Even after turning over day-to-day operations of the store to his longtime business partner Jim Fee three years ago, Novosel

Morris Furniture is making a donation to a local charity group every time a customer tests a mattress at a company store in November.
Robert Bell
Rest-test a mattress and Morris Furniture will make a donation

Morris Furniture is celebrating its 72nd anniversary this year by asking customers to test a mattress in November. The Dayton, Ohio, store will make a donation to a local charity for every customer who tests a mattress this month. Even if customers don’t buy a mattress after a test at

El Dorado Furniture ribbon cutting for St. Petersburg
Robert Bell
El Dorado Furniture expands north into St. Petersburg

Longtime Home Furnishings Association member El Dorado Furniture, forever a fixture in South Florida, has begun its trek north with the opening of its latest store in St. Petersburg, Fla. The 44,000-square-foot store is located at 3700 Tyrone Blvd., in a former Sports Authority Building. It’s the first El Dorado

Sign advertising seasonal hiring
Robert Bell
Hiring for the holidays? Here are tips to protect you

Shoppers like to complain that holiday decorations appear earlier and earlier. Retailers have their own seasonal lament: There’s no one to hire for the oncoming rush of those shoppers. With unemployment at near-record lows, retailers are pulling out all the stops to ensure they have enough workers come December. Companies are

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