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Home Furnishings Association
Q1 2021 HFA/Piper Sandler Furniture Retailer Survey

Sales and optimism are running high for our industry right now, and the latest HFA/Piper Sandler Furniture Retailer Survey bears this out. When 2021 started, most retailers expected this year to end up right around 8%. After the first quarter of this year, those estimates now sit between 10 and

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Mark Schumacher
HFA/Piper Sandler 2020 Black Friday Retailer Survey

2020 to Finish Strong In early October, many home furnishing retailers were feeling confident about a relatively strong fourth quarter. Our HFA/Piper Sandler special Black Friday Weekend Furniture Retailer Survey shows they are now feeling even more optimistic. The Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend turned out to be incredibly robust for our

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Doug Clark
Smith Leonard echoes Piper Sandler-HFA survey

August saw the largest increase of the year in new home furnishings orders, according to the latest Smith Leonard monthly survey of manufacturers and distributors. The findings reinforce the recently released results of a third-quarter sampling of furniture retailers by Piper Sandler and the Home Furnishings Association. [Furniture retailers expect

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Doug Clark
Furniture retailers expect continuing surge in sales, survey finds

Furniture retailers expect sales to accelerate through the fourth quarter of 2020, according to a survey by Piper Sandler in partnership with the Home Furnishings Association. The bullish outlook follows 8 percent average sales growth year-over-year reported by respondents in the third quarter, the survey found. Not all the results

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Doug Clark
Residential furniture orders surge, survey reports

Orders for residential furniture revved up in June, industry accounting and consulting firm Smith Leonard reports. The High Point, N.C., firm’s survey of manufacturers and distributors found a 30 percent increase in orders over June 2019. That followed an 8 percent dip in May. Year-to-date, new orders were still down

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