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The Future of Financing

Innovation pays off for Synchrony and its retail partners As part of Synchrony’s “Envision” conference in Chicago earlier this year, Home Furnishings Association CEO Sharron Bradley and I had the chance…


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…



Watch what you say!

October 2018— Some of the best four-letter words can actually attract customers. I’m not sure when it started in my retail career, but I found myself using four-letter words on…






HFA Trailblazer Award Winner

HFA Trailblazer Award Winner: Karen Arakelian, White House Design At 17, Karen Arakelian had life all figured out. She was going to attend Rutgers University and pursue a biology degree…