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HFA Announces 2017 ROTY Winners

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) is proud to announce the winners of its 2017 Retailer of the Year awards, which celebrates retailers who exhibit exceptional examples of philanthropy, technology, customer experience, mentoring, sustainability and store design/merchandising.

Father and son duo David and Brad Schweig of Sunnyland Outdoor Furniture in Dallas are the HFA Retailer of the Year in the category of businesses with a sales volume under $10 million. Sunnyland is the first casual furniture retailer to win HFA’s Retailer of the Year award.

This 47-year-old company is the largest outdoor and patio casual furniture store in Texas with a 37,000 sq. ft. showroom, clearance center and on-site distribution center. David prides himself on working in an industry “whose primary purpose is to improve the quality of life of customers by providing them with comfort and relaxation.”

The Schweigs will receive their award and be celebrated at the 2017 Home Furnishings Association’s Retailer of the Year awards event June 5 at the annual Home Furnishings Networking Conference in San Antonio.

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Lignetics Acquires New England Wood Pellet

Monday, April 16, 2018

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March Retail Sales Increased 5% Over Last Year

Monday, April 16, 2018

March retail sales increased 0.3% seasonally adjusted over February, and 5% year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations, and restaurants....

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Outdoors Is the New Indoors

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

According to new research, consumers use their Outdoor Rooms for pretty much everything they can do indoors – from using cellphones for calls and games to working on computers, watching TV, eating, exercising and, of course, relaxing....

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