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What to Know About The U.S.-China Trade War Truce

Last weekend, the U.S. and China came to a truce in the ongoing trade war, alleviating (for now) one of the biggest economic concerns for both retailers and designers coming in 2019: the 25 percent…

Meet HFA's 2018 Retailers of the Year

Each year, the Home Furnishings Assn. (HFA) honors retailers across the country who exhibit exceptional examples of philanthropy, technology, customer experience, mentoring, sustainability and store…

The New Hybrid in Town: How Cynthia Heathcoe Reimagined Contemporary Living

Every year, the Home Furnishings Assn. recognizes outstanding merchants across the country with its annual Retailer of the Year Awards. Named an Emerging Star little more than 12 months ago, Cynthia…

Education for All: Opportunities for Manufacturers, Retailers and Interior Designers

Remember a long, long time ago when you couldn’t wait for school to be out for the summer? No more quizzes, books or bossy teachers for three whole months! Oh, how times have changed. Turns out…

States Allowed to Collect Sales Tax from E-retailers, U.S. Supreme Court decides

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota in the landmark sales tax case of South Dakota v. Wayfair yesterday, overturning more than 25 years of legal precedent that stopped states from…

This Isn't Going Well: An Industry Guide to Tariffs and Trade Wars

International trade can best be described as the most convoluted game of Monopoly ever played: Everyone has a few good properties and a few okay properties and they're all just trying to make it…

HFA Announces 2018 Retailer of the Year Nominees

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) has announced the nominees for its 2018 Retailer of the Year awards, which honor outstanding retailers who represent exceptional examples of philanthropy,…

Home Furnishings Association Debuts Leadership Institute Program with LSU

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) announced this week it is debuting the Home Furnishings Leadership Institute, a program designed to prepare today’s managers to become tomorrow’s leaders. The…

Spring High Point Keynote Series to Feature Trisha Yearwood and The Retail Prophet

The High Point Market Authority today announced that Trisha Yearwood and Doug Stephens, The Retail Prophet, will headline its Keynote Series for the spring market, April 14-18. Each will share…

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Sales Tax

Independent showrooms face a ton of competition online, and though many showrooms can compete well online with their own e-commerce stores, there's one major benefit that online-only retailer enjoy…
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