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The Home Furnishings Association provides many opportunities for retailers to receive additional education and training to better their employees and their business. We provide seminars at both Las Vegas, and High Point Market as well as put on webinars, and podcasts, from industry experts. We also release white papers full of how-to's and great content from within our industry and beyond to improve your business. Check out some of our educational offerings below!

  • Synchrony Ignite: Get Rewards for Driving Results

    2021 10 August 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET
    Synchrony’s Ignite online rewards program for store associates and managers helps your team sell more through financing and get rewarded for it. Learn about how completing challenges earns points toward prizes. We’ll even give you 2,500 points just for attending this webinar! This unique incentive-based program offers: Challenges such as…

    Mark Schumacher,
    Home Furnishings Association

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  • Driving Traffic to Your Store in a Post-COVID World

    2021 19 August 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET
    Driving traffic to your store in a post-COVID world is hard enough as it is, but in the wake of a pandemic, retailing is different. Pre-pandemic, it was not uncommon for retailers to hold in-store events and encourage customers to bring their friends. But from now on, does this tactic…

    Mark Schumacher,
    Home Furnishings Association

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  • Leveraging Technology to Close the Sale

    2021 09 September 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET
    One thing’s for sure; retailers are always looking for ways to improve their sales. Hear directly from furniture retailers who have improved sales by equipping their salesforce with technology and digital tools as an excellent add-on to their team’s skillset. Find out how modern technology as simple as iPads or…

    Mark Schumacher,
    Home Furnishings Association

    Register Digital MarketingSales

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Furniture industry update with Jerry Epperson

2021 22 July

Jerry Epperson, the renowned furniture industry analyst with 50 years of experience, and Mark Schumacher, CEO of the Home Furnishings Association, discussed the state of the furniture industry. Jerry revealed what challenges your business will face in the second half of 2021, including the economy, supply chain, shifts in purchasing…

Mark Schumacher,
Home Furnishings Association

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Meet experts and industry influencers face-to-face at our FREE Market seminar series during Las Vegas and High Point Furniture Markets, presented in the Association’s Resource Centers.

Sharpen your skills and learn new ideas and approaches to make you more effective and efficient. You do not need to be a member of the association to learn with us at these seminars!


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Q2 ’20 Furniture Retailer Survey

Completed in partnership by Piper Sandler & the Home Furnishings Association. Q2 sales trends (which were -8% y/y overall) showed strong improvement in May/June, and…

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The 2020 Industry Trend Guide

We are constant consumers being sold everywhere from social media and streaming shows to personal recommendations from friends. In a market where digital is abundant,…

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The Five Keys To Inventory Management

As retailers, our inventory is the biggest asset we have that needs constant management to maximize profitability. There are many factors that contribute to a…

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