Articles by Robert Bell

Supreme Victory in 2018

With little time to celebrate in 2019 First came President Trump’s much-heralded tax reform, which permanently lowered the corporate rate for furniture retailers and other businesses from 35 percent to…



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…




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…