August 2018

Sitting Precedents

August 2018— Mix and match seating options are giving retailers, and consumers, something to chew on OK, Boomers, think back…way back. You’re seated at the head of the family dining…


Doing your market homework

August 2018— Attending furniture markets is only half the job; the real work starts when you get home. Whew! Take a deep breath and relax. Kick off your shoes and…



Deliver on what you promise

August 2018— Customers are expecting your store to match your advertising—does it? What came first the chicken or the sofa? Recently I saw a TV ad for a new incredible…


Agent of change

August 2018— Mandy Jeffries isn’t afraid to try something different. Maybe that’s why Colfax Furniture is so successful. HFA member Mandy Jeffries understands that life changes, plans change, dreams, too….



Putting the AI in RetAIl

August 2018— Let tech improve your customer service and inventory management The retail world is buzzing about artificial intelligence and can you blame it? The extent man is conquering new…




Learning to Lead

August 2018— The HFA’s inaugural Home Furnishings Leadership Institute helped retailers become better leaders HFA member Erin Donaghy wasn’t sure what to expect when she enrolled in last month’s Home…