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City Furniture donated 100 twin mattresses and box springs to under underprivileged kids in Orlando recently.
Robert Bell
City Furniture offers a night of soccer, countless nights of sleep

Some underprivileged youngsters got more than a soccer match when they showed up at Exploria Stadium in Orlando this month. Home Furnishings Association member City Furniture teamed up with Orlando City Soccer Club to surprise the children with new twin-size beds and bedding at the first-ever Delivering Hope Pajama Party

Randy Coconis
Robert Bell
Coconis Furniture offers free breast screening exams

Asking Randy Coconis to pick a favorite furniture promotion is like asking a mother to pick her favorite child. You’re wasting your time. But ask Coconis to pick his most meaningful furniture promotion and there’s no hesitation. In fact, it’s going on throughout October at Coconis Furniture’s five stores in

Jake Jabs
Robert Bell
Jake Jabs inducted into Hall of Fame

Heaven knows how many awards and honorary degrees Home Furnishings Association member Jake Jabs has accumulated in his lifetime. “Let’s just say a lot,” said Jabs, the president and CEO of American Furniture Warehouse, with a chuckle. But Sunday night’s tribute might have been the most memorable, he said. Jabs

Robert Bell
Finding stable-compliant furniture at market just got easier

Retailers looking for clothing storage units compliant with voluntary stability standards will have an easier time finding those products at High Point Market. Manufacturers who are members of the American Home Furnishings Alliance that carry compliant products will display a “WE COMPLY” tent card in their showrooms throughout market. The

More than 270 golfers participated in HOM Furniture's annual charity golf tournament to help local organizations.
Robert Bell
HOM Furniture tees it up for charity

A gorgeous golf course. A sun-kissed Minnesota morning. Dozens of golfers eager to help a local cause. HOM Furniture. All four made for a perfect recipe for the 30th annual HOM Open Charity Golf Tournament last month. About 270 participants enjoyed a perfect day on the greens and fairways at

The Canadian Furniture Show canceled its 2020 event following years of declining attendance from retailers and manufacturers alike.
Robert Bell
HFA members in Canada lament loss of show

Home Furnishings Association retailers in Canada are lamenting the loss of the Canadian Furniture Show, their country’s only furniture market, but they’re not surprised. After 47 years, organizers of the Canadian Furniture Show canceled the 2020 event. The show, annually held in May in the International Centre just outside Toronto,

HFA member Joaquin Rodriquez and his store. Hacienda Furniture, does a robust business with Hispanics in Oxnard, Calif.
Robert Bell
Connecting with Hispanics: How one HFA member does it daily

The face of the retail furniture consumer is changing. That’s because America is changing, too. There are 131 million multicultural Americans in the United States today, according to a Claritas report earlier this year. Those Americans make up 37.5 percent of the U.S. population with Hispanics accounting for the largest

HFA member John Rose likes to use raw, unedited video in his social media campaigns.
Robert Bell
Social media video for your store: Keep it raw (and real)

When HFA member John Rose learned a competitor was spreading false information about his furniture store, J.R. Furniture, he decided to set the record straight through social media video. But Rose knows social media isn’t always what it seems. With so many filters and editing tools available, who can tell

David McMahon
Robert Bell
Forecasting your business for 2020 starts now

Marathons are a lot like running a furniture store. It’s important to finish strong. In the HFA’s Fall Insights magazine, David McMahon offers furniture retailers advice on the final push. But that’s just the start, says McMahon. Here he offers some tips on forecasting for the next year. Retailers can

Tepperman's Furniture opened this "pop-up store" to recruit employees.
Robert Bell
This pop-up didn’t sell a single thing. It was a huge success.

Two months after its opening, the Tepperman’s Furniture pop-up store in an Ancaster, Ontario, mall closed without selling a single appliance or piece of furniture. Andrew Tepperman is delighted with the pop-up’s success. That’s because the pop-up, filled with 35,000 square feet of product, was never created to sell furniture.

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