Matt Huber of Belfort Furniture couldn’t agree more. Huber said furniture retailers are slowly realizing that the tipping point is here. “Actually, that point has been here for quite some time now,” he said. “There’s so much out there our store needs to take advantage of. To a degree we are, but not nearly enough.”
That’s what makes the RRC’s four-day semester so valuable. With 15 seminars – plus three dozen vendors offering a wide range of services – retailers can leave High Point with ideas and strategies they can quickly apply to their stores back home.
Focused on its mission of meeting the needs and interests of furniture retailers, the Home Furnishings Association opens the RRC to members and non-members alike. “We know how busy a retailer’s life is. Sometimes education can fall through the cracks, so we try to make it easy and accessible through our monthly webinars and seminars at the RRC,” says Sharron Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of the Home Furnishings Association.
The HFA’s Retailer Resource Center is located on the first floor of Plaza Suites and is open to retailers from Saturday to Wednesday during Market. See the HFA Exhibitor Profile for a full schedule of seminars and events.
Robert Bell is editor of RetailerNOW the monthly magazine of the Home Furnishings Association. To learn more about how the HFA can help your furniture store, visit myhfa.org