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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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Steady Gains in Remodeling Activity Moving into 2018

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Healthy and stable growth in home improvement and repair spending is anticipated for the remainder of the year and into the first half of 2018, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program...

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The Where, When, and How of Millennial Home Buyers

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The oldest members of the Millennial generation are entering their mid-30s, and ideally also achieving financial stability. However, student debt is at historic highs, and a Millennial’s median earnings are 20% lower than their Baby Boomer parents.’...

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2017 Apollo Award Finalists Named

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The International Casual Furnishings Association has announced the finalists for the 2017 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings....

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