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Solid Market Connections

The Home Furnishings Association’s Retailer Resource Center (RRC) has long been known as the go-to source for furniture retailers to connect with the latest ideas and leading service providers. Now, it’s…





Who’s on first?

In your store, that is. Knowing the answer is the key to your success in 2019 and beyond. I know I’m dating myself, but in the mid-1930s, a burlesque act of…



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…