Articles by Robert Bell

Cheers, Greg!

Raise your glass to our 2018 Emerging Star winner Home Furnishings Association (HFA) member Greg Rich wasn’t always a furniture retailer. In another life—one that seems blissfully far removed these days—Rich recruited…




Lights! Camera! Shop!

November 2018— HFA member Heathcoe does more than just buy at market Most furniture retailers bring the requisite extra pair of walking shoes, appointment book and handbag to High Point’s…


Furniture tip-over problem on rise

November 2018— Despite the attention furniture manufacturers and retailers have given it, the furniture tip-over problem remains an epidemic in the United States. Someone in the U.S. is injured every…




The new era of retail

October 2018— Doug Stephens can tell you all about the decline of brick-and-mortar retail. He can tell you all about the projected 8,642 retail stores—many of them furniture retail stores—that…