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Walker Furniture owner Larry Alterwitz.
Robert Bell
Walker Furniture delivers homes for the holidays to families

In the Las Vegas Valley of southern Nevada, Walker Furniture’s annual Home for the Holidays event is as much a December tradition as ribbons and mistletoe. For 26 years now, residents of southern Nevada nominate families they think are deserving of Walker’s help in furnishing their homes. Walker Furniture is

Photo shows James and Elaine Campbell
Doug Clark
Campbells retire after successful closing sale

James and Elaine Campbell “probably haven’t had a vacation in five years,” James said the day before closing their business, Pat Anderson Furniture, in Kilgore, Texas. Now? After a rest, the Campbells’ first retirement trip probably will take them to Branson, Mo., an entertainment mecca in the Ozark Mountains. “We’ve

Photo shows the Spiller family singers
Doug Clark
Spillers celebrate Christmas with song

Spiller Furniture & Mattress is holding its Tis the Season Sale and giving away a living room set to a needy family. But the Spiller family shows its Christmas spirit in other ways, too. “We’ve been singing together for a long time, since I was 12. So, that’s about 30

Photo shows several people cutting a ribbon
Doug Clark
Laredo party marks another step forward for Marlen’s Gallery

Marlen Saenz opened her new furniture store in Laredo, Texas, last month with a mariachi band, prizes, giveaways, wine and a crowd that exceeded her expectations. “A lot of people were there. It was a very nice party,” Saenz said. “I never thought we’d be that busy that day.” She

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

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