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HFA Announces Howell Furniture as 2019 ROTY, Large Retailer Category

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) has announced Howell Furniture as its 2019 Retailer of the Year in the large retailer category, those with 50 or more employees.

Sunpan Unveils New Enhanced Mobile Site

Global furniture company Sunpan has announced the launch of its freshly optimized mobile site.

Dôme Deco Announces 2 New Regional Sales Rep Groups

Leading European lifestyle and home furnishings brand Dôme Deco has announced it is now represented by Style Connection in the Northeast (New England & Mid-Atlantic) and by In-Detail in the TOLA region (TX/OK/LA/AR).

Smith Leonard: Furniture Orders Down 8% in October

Keeping with the choppy conditions of 2019, new orders in October 2019 fell 8% over October 2018 and down 2% year-to-date, according to a report by the Smith Leonard accounting and consulting firm.

Party for Life Auction Goes Live

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' charitable organization, has announced the launch of a silent auction in support of its 28th annual fundraiser, Party for Life. The annual event will be held for the first time in Atlanta on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 

XPO Survey Shows Growing Confidence in Buying Heavy Goods Online

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO), a provider of last-mile delivery, freight forwarding and other logistic services, has released the results of an October 2019 survey showing current trends in e-commerce.

Franchise Group to Buy American Freight Group Inc.

Franchise Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRG) has announced a definitive agreement to purchase American Freight Group, Inc., a retail chain offering brand-name furniture, mattresses and home accessories at discount prices.